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Use Your Microbiome for Better Mood, Memory, and Dreams with Dr. Jeffrey Bland

Jeff Bland, PhD is the founder of Big Bold Health, a company on a mission to transform the way people think about one of nature’s greatest innovations — the immune system. Through Big Bold Health, Jeff is advocating for the power of Immuno-Rejuvenation to enhance immunity at a global level, often through the rediscovery of ancient food crops and superfoods. To get there, Jeff is building a network of small farms and suppliers throughout the US that take a clear stance on regenerative agriculture, environmental stewardship, and planetary health.

Jeff’s career in health spans more than 40 years. A nutritional biochemist by training, he began in academia as a university professor. Jeff then spent three decades in the natural products industry, working alongside other pioneers.

A lifelong educator, Jeff has traveled the world many times over in his role as the “father of functional medicine.” In 1991, he and his wife, Susan, founded The Institute for Functional Medicine. In 2012, Jeff founded another educational nonprofit called the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute.

Jeff is the author of The Disease Delusion: Conquering the Causes of Chronic Illness for a Healthier, Longer, and Happier Life, as well as countless additional books and research papers.

What role does your microbiome take in shaping your moods, memory, and even your dreams?

You already know that what you eat matters, especially for your gray matter. The mind-gut connection is so strong, I’ve often referred to it as your second brain. But this interconnectedness extends throughout your entire body and can directly impact your immune system.

To have this very important conversation, I’m excited to have Dr. Jeffrey Bland on our show today. Dr. Bland is the founder of Big Bold Health—a company on a mission to transform how people think about the human immune system. He’s also the author of The Disease Delusion: Conquering the Causes of Chronic Illness for a Healthier, Longer, and Happier Life.

Your body creates 80,000 new immune cells every second. By improving your microbiome, these new cells can cleanse damaged immune cells associated with inflammation leading to improved health, brain function, and sleep. Listen in, as Dr. Bland give you practical tips on how you can make small changes to improve your microbiome for a healthier body and mind.

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SHOW NOTES:

  • What is functional medicine? Listen as Dr. Bland explains. [1:43]
  • Genes don’t tell you what you are, but what you can be. Here’s how you can be in control of that story. [4:21]
  • Your microbiome is connected to your lifestyle. Here’s how. [5:52]
  • The immune system can cleanse itself through the process of immuno-rejuvenation. Here’s why that’s important. [7:44]
  • Food—and even the soil—plays this important role in your immune system health. [8:39]
  • Diet should be individualized, but there are general principles that benefit everyone. [10:06]
  • This specific nutrient has incredible rejuvenating benefits for your immune health. You can get more information, here. [11:49]
  • Your microbiome affects your moods and memory, but this is how it also affects your dreams. [13:41]
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  • Discover a treasure trove of resources and information at Dr. Bland’s website, here.
  • Use code KWIK15 for 15% off of any products at Dr. Bland’s company, Big Bold Health. Visit the website, here.
  • Be sure to grab a copy of Dr. Bland’s book, The Disease Delusion, here.

 

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