481: The #1 Superfood to Heal Your Immune System | Dr. Jeffrey Bland

Dr. Jeffrey Bland (IG: @drjeffreybland) 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.

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.

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.

Today we go upstream from chronic inflammation and look at the immune system's role in the current health crisis + how to fix it.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • What is immuno-rejuvenation?
  • The Immuno-Identity questionnaire
  • Wearable fitness trackers can tap into your immune health
  • Every chronic disease is related to immune dysfunction
  • Where does inflammation come from?
  • Every two months our immune system cells are replaced
  • Himalayan tartary buckwheat contains immune-activating phytochemicals
  • Focusing on balancing your immune system, not boosting it
  • Is your autoimmune disease the result of bad genes?
  • Why a low-antigen diet is used for immuno-rejuvenation
  • Immuno-rejuvenating foods to include in your diet
  • Time-restricted feeding is recommended for immuno-rejuvenation
  • Supplements to rejuvenate your immune system
  • PRM fish oils help reduce inflammation
  • Why does cod liver oil get a bad rap?
  • Being active for 40 minutes a day
  • Your immune system rejuvenates while you sleep
  • How to build resilience to balance your immune system
  • Setting realistic daily goals
  • Developing a coIMMUNITY
  • Factors in our environment that negatively impact the immune system
  • Eating foods produced by companies with social responsibility

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Related links:

Dr. Jeffrey Bland - The Disease Delusion (book)

Big Bold Health

Dr. Jeffrey Bland's website

Follow Dr. Jeffrey Bland on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

Dr. Jeffrey Bland (books)

The Immuno-Identity Quiz

Oura Ring

Garmin Fitness Trackers

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Himalayan Tartary Buckwheat

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The Hidden Root Cause of Most Chronic Disease | Dr. Benjamin Bikman (#448)

Danielle Walker on Finding Health After Being Diagnosed With an Autoimmune Disease (#401)

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138: Dr. Deanna Minich – Re-Evaluate Your Relationship With Colour • The Power Of Your Thoughts • Chronic Stress = Immune Dysfunction

066: Dr. Elson Haas – Nutrition, The Foundation Of Health | Stop Stress In Its Tracks | Key Nutrients That Support Immunity

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