Dhru Purohit Podcast


The Top Habits and Superfoods that Help Slow Aging and Reverse Disease with Dr. Jeff Bland

Season 2, Ep. 158

This episode is brought to you by Bioptimizers and InsideTracker.

Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sits down with Dr. Jeff Bland to discuss the importance of immune resilience and the many different factors that impact it. They talk about the gut-brain connection and how dysbiosis and leaky gut drive diseases of inflammaging. They also discuss how we can slow, and in many cases reverse, the aging process through the use of powerful superfoods, hormetic stressors, and diet and lifestyle tools. 

Jeffrey Bland, PhD, is the founder of Big Bold Health, a company that’s on a mission to transform the way people think about the immune system. At Big Bold Health, Dr. Bland advocates for the power of immunorejuvenation to enhance immunity through the rediscovery of ancient food crops and superfoods.

In 1991, he and his wife, founded the Institute for Functional Medicine, and he has traveled the world many times in his role as the “father of Functional Medicine.” Dr. Bland is the author of The Disease Delusion: Conquering the Causes of Chronic Illness for a Healthier, Longer, and Happier Life and countless other books and research papers.

In this episode, we dive into: 

- The top things that cause people to age prematurely (3:02)

- How leaky gut and dysbiosis are connected to premature aging (14:35)

- How toxic thoughts and experiences can accelerate the aging process (22:36)

- The top foods that prematurely age us (27:10)

- Tests and biomarkers to understand and track your metabolic health (30:08)

- What is immunorejuvation and why is it important? (41:35)

- Different ways to prevent inflammaging using diet and lifestyle (45:03)

- The role of phytochemicals and polyphenols in healthy aging (48:20)

- Hormetic vs episodic stressors and how they can benefit immunity and aging (1:07:33)

- How Dr. Bland reversed his biological age by 20 years (1:13:28)


Also mentioned in this episode:

-Big Bold Health

-Study on microplastic in Teflon pans

-Try This: Optimal Metabolic Health Reference Ranges

For more on Dr. Bland, follow him on Instagram @drjeffreybland, YouTube @bigboldhealth, and through his website, jeffreybland.com.

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