In this episode of Where We Grow From Here, Walter Robb, Senior Executive Partner at S2G, talks with Dr. Jeff Bland, founder of Big Bold Health and an internationally recognized leader in the nutritional medicine field, about the importance of the immune system for overall wellness and how the company is empowering people to take ownership of their immune systems. From producing the first commercial, certified organic, US-grown harvest of Himalayan Tartary Buckwheat, an ancient crop loaded with immune-active nutrients, to conducting groundbreaking nutrition studies and creating educational programs to enable people to understand and rebalance their immune systems, Dr. Bland is truly at the forefront of a revolution in personalized health and wellness.
Dr. Jeff Bland
Founder & CEO
Big Bold Health
Dr. Jeffrey Bland is a personable and highly respected thought leader who has spent more than four decades focused on the improvement of human health. He is known worldwide as the founder of the Functional Medicine movement, which represents his vision for a care model that is grounded in systems biology and informed by research that he has a unique ability to synthesize. His pioneering work has created the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute (PLMI), as well as the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM), the global leader in Functional Medicine education. Since 1991, hundreds of thousands of healthcare practitioners have participated in PLMI and IFM programs, and this collective knowledge has positively impacted the lives of patients all over the world.
As an expert in a field he helped to establish—science-based nutrition—Dr. Bland has become an iconic figure in the natural products industry. He worked alongside other founders to establish standards for evidence-based formulations, quality ingredient sourcing, and ethical manufacturing practices that stand to this day. He continues to serve as a dynamic mentor and advisor to a new generation of industry leaders.
Dr. Bland is the author of best-selling books and over 120 peer-reviewed research publications. He speaks extensively, and his engaging style makes him popular with both professional and consumer audiences. Dr. Bland’s latest project is Big Bold Health, launched in 2018. He’s on a mission to transform the way people think about one of nature’s greatest innovations: the immune system. Through Big Bold Health, Dr. Bland is advocating for the power of immuno-rejuvenation to enhance immunity at a global level. It is an ambitious and purpose-driven effort that encompasses his active stance on regenerative agriculture, environmental stewardship, and planetary health.