Christopher Merchant has been a family practice physician, for forty-two years. Carolyn Merchant has been an attorney for thirty-five years. They thought, discussed, observed, and researched their ideas on the origin of disease, for four decades. They offer experiences, observational science, research, and conclusions about the causes of chronic disease, which support a principle of the whole in chronic diseases. They challenge the medical system to think differently and to do better. The Merchants’ take a risk by writing this book. Understanding who they are makes clear they had no choice but to speak, to help others. Their personal history and evolution of thinking explains why it is their destiny to speak now! If you want more answers from your doctor, new creative ways to diagnose and treat chronic disease, for yourself or a loved one, and if you want healthy aging, the book is a must read!