Looking for links to information you’ve seen on Dr. Bland’s social media? The list below is organized by date. Visit the homepage to see even more resources available on this site.

 

June 27, 2020

“What happens when the world’s most prevalent non-communicable health condition and a highly infectious viral disease collide? We find ourselves in our new reality: a COVID-19 pandemic within a pandemic of metabolic syndrome.”

I have published a new article on Medium that I feel is one of the most important pieces I have ever written. Please feel welcome to read it, share it, and tell me your feedback.

Find the article here:

https://medium.com/@jeffreyblandphd/covid-19-a-pandemic-within-a-pandemic-fd0f4fca373b

 

 


 

June 26, 2020

Two weeks ago I posted an announcement about a webinar I will be hosting July 9th. It’s called Simplexity Medicine 2.0: Quantifying Patient Resilience. This event is a collaboration between the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine and Ortho Molecular Products. Has there ever been a better time to spend 2.5 hours with experts who want to provide you with a research overview AND clinical expertise on the topic of resilience and metabolic flexibility? Join us! Today, June 26th, is the last day to save $25 on registration.

Find more information here: https://plminstitute.org/simplexity.html

 

 


 

June 19, 2020

It’s Father’s Day weekend and I’m looking forward to spending time with some of my favorite enlightened members of the next generation—my five grandchildren.

I know I’m an optimist (guilty!), but my online community is expanding every day and I want you to know that I’m truly in awe of the extraordinary potential I see emerging. So, to all of you—future thought leaders, plus friends both old and new—it’s my privilege to be connected.

Last week, I had a wonderful conversation with Elise Loehnen, Chief Content Officer of Goop. We packed so much into one hour—functional medicine, regenerative agriculture, healthy lifestyles, rethinking immunity, my Big Bold Health project, and thoughts about the future.

I hope you’ll make time to listen to the #goopPodcast: https://goop.be/2MJHQ5t

 


 

June 18, 2020

Immunity is everything: it connects outside to inside, it’s a translator in search of balance. It’s much bigger than a seasonal concern around cold and flu. It’s more foundational than fighting off infection.

I believe that each immune system has a personality. Your immune system matters on a daily basis, and it’s special to you. I’ve come to think of five main personalities — let’s call them immuno-identities — to help us all get past the thinking that a generalized “boost” to a generalized immune system is good enough. Many of our immune systems are trapped inside memories of dysfunction, and we need to clear that debris to set the stage for real rejuvenation.

At Big Bold Health, we’ve been developing five immuno-identities: Balanced, Sensitive, Angry, Withdrawn, and Confused.

Read more about this in my latest article on MindBodyGreen: https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/immuno-identity

 


 

June 13, 2020

RESILIENCE. Has this topic ever been more timely, more significant, and more relevant to clinical care? I’m excited to announce that registration is now open for a webinar I will be hosting on July 9th. The title of this 2.5-hour online event is Simplexity Medicine 2.0: Quantifying Patient Resilience. I will be joined by Femke Hoevenaars, PhD (Phenotypic Flexibility: New Frontiers in Measuring Human Resilience and Disease Resistance); Steve Amoils, MD (Practicum: How to Assess and Monitor Resilience in Your Patients); and Shilpa Saxena, MD (NOW is the Time to Build Resilience! The Simple Plan to Start Building Resilience with Your Patients).

Secure your spot as soon as possible. If you are unable to join us for the live webcast, registrants will have exclusive access to the video replay and slide PDFs for a limited time. Thank you to Ortho Molecular Products for sponsoring this event in collaboration with the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute.

More information and a registration link available here: https://plminstitute.org/simplexity.html

 


 

June 9, 2020

Four Commitments to Myself and Others

Without question, we are all living through troubled times. Since the murder of George Floyd two weeks ago, personal emotions have been raw and public outrage has been high. Like many of you, I made a decision to take an unflinching look inside myself and to ask hard questions about how I move through life. I identified opportunities for self-improvement and I’ve made some new commitments that I’d like to share with you. I’m 74 years old and I am still learning and evolving—that’s the nature of being human. This short video is my contribution to a conversation that we all must take part in going forward. To those who follow my work, I wrote an extended message in my June newsletter that you can read by clicking HERE.

Are you interested in subscribing to my newsletter? Add your name and email address to the “Connect with Dr. Bland” section on my homepage: https://jeffreybland.com/

 

 


 

May 22, 2020

For more than two decades, a single event has held a place of honor on my calendar: the Annual International Conference, sponsored by the Institute for Functional Medicine. Obviously, I feel some disappointment that none of us will be experiencing the unique energy that each year’s live AIC makes possible—that special vibe of reconnection and community. But this year there is a new kind of excitement: the AIC is going virtual! What a tremendous job the IFM team has done in setting a high bar that will bring the latest research on a range of topics (plus the translation of these early findings into safe and effective treatments) to the Functional Medicine community at home. I’m excited to be a presenter, I’m looking forward to this frameshifting opportunity, and I hope to see you online with us June 12-13!

Find more information here: https://aic.ifm.org/

 

 


May 13, 2020

Many of you have heard me discussing an ancient crop cultivar called Himalayan Tartary Buckwheat recently. I became very interested in this plant and its extraordinary nutrient profile about three years ago. My research has taken me around the world and I have met amazing people on my journey. I have also been inspired to form a new company to implement my ideas and outreach. I’d like you to know more about my activities and I’ve published a blog post that I hope captures my excitement and enthusiasm about this new venture.

Meet Big Bold Health: https://bigboldhealth.com/news/the-story-of-big-bold-health/

 

 


 

May 5, 2020

Are we ready to start talking about what our post-COVID world will look like? I believe we are entering a new era for health care. Read my new article on Medium:

https://medium.com/@jeffreyblandphd/post-covid-5-changes-we-will-see-in-health-care-ef8cbb96f39b

 


 

April 29, 2020

What a thrill to be writing again for MindBodyGreen! If you’ve been listening to my recent podcast interviews, you know that immunity is a topic I am passionate about. Even before COVID-19 came on the scene, I was considering the immune system (of people, of plants, of the planet…) from new and different angles. I have come to view immunity as the root-cause, foundational determiner of everything we might include inside a personalized definition of health and wellness. The question most on my mind is this: should we simply support the immune system or should our ultimate goal be to rejuvenate for resilience?

Read more in my new post: https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/new-approach-to-immunity

 


 

April 24, 2020

WEBINAR REPLAY + SLIDES – NOW AVAILABLE! Last week, the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute (PLMI) brought an incredible virtual event into homes and offices all over the world. This webinar—Simplexity Medicine: Health Care Reimagined—set new attendance records and I want to thank everyone who registered. The webinar replay is now available! If you missed the live event, or if you just want to watch again, the full-length recording is posted and ready to view on the PLMI website. We also provide links to download my slides as well as those of my fellow presenters, Dr. Aristo Vojdani, Dr. Cheng Ruan, and James Maskell. Be sure to watch the recording all the way to the end because there is a Q & A discussion featuring a special guest: Dr. Patrick Hanaway.

All webinar resources can be found here: http://plminstitute.org/spring2020/

Enormous thanks to Ortho Molecular Products and their extraordinary team for co-sponsoring this event in collaboration with PLMI. Please note that we organized this webinar not only to provide educational value but also to support a philanthropic initiative. This is a time of crisis for many families and communities. We set a goal to raise $20,000 for Feeding America, a respected nonprofit that supports more than 200 food banks. Kudos to Ortho’s president, Aaron Bartz, for pledging the first $5000, and to everyone who has made the choice to contribute. Donations of any amount are still gratefully accepted. Use this link to access the PLMI-OMP campaign page: www.feedingamerica.org/plmiomp-covid

 


 

April 22, 2020

Earth Day 2020 – Today is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and it’s really special to me. Designating a day to celebrate our planet is not just a symbolic gesture. It’s incredibly important that we all reflect on our responsibility to be stewards Spaceship Earth and our precious environmental resources. This year, of course, we have COVID-19 to consider. I believe this virus offers us an opportunity to consider the ways that the environment interconnects with our immune system to impact our resilience. Pollution, climate change, diet, lifestyle—they all have ecological roles to play in our individual lives. What’s more, they reflect even broader concepts: a global immune system, a worldwide network, the stability of our planet. Earlier this year I co-wrote an open-access paper with my colleague, Susan Prescott, MD, PhD on this topic. I invite you to read it and to join me in making a commitment to human health AND planetary health.

Read now: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32098222

 


 

April 20, 2020

Immuno-Rejuvenation. What does it mean and how do we do it? As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Dr. Mark Hyman invited me to have a conversation about the immune system, which is one of nature’s greatest innovations. We are learning more about its power and potential all the time, including the ways that an orchestration of phytonutrients can influence immune function and resilience.

Watch now: https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/04/20/podcast-ep105/

 


 

April 14, 2020

Purity Coffee is a company that takes a holistic approach to both health and a certain beverage that many of us enjoy daily. The team at Purity has launched an initiative called “Fuel the Heroes.” It’s a matching program. For every new customer order placed, Purity is donating an equal amount of their product to the frontline healthcare professionals who are working night and day as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. These are men and women who deserve fresh, delicious, healthy coffee.

If you would like to participate, visit https://puritycoffee.com

 


 

April 9, 2020

Mark your calendars and register now! PLMI is hosting a FREE webinar one week (4-16-2020) from today that is called Simplexity Medicine: Health Care Reimagined. This is a 2.5 hour online event featuring four important and timely presentations. I will lead off with a talk I’m very excited about that is titled “Is COVID-19 the Quintessential Lifestyle Disease?” My fellow speakers are Dr. Aristo Vojdani, Dr. Cheng Ruan, and James Maskell. We have experienced unprecedented interest in this event and registration is nearly at capacity. Please act fast if you would like to join us. Thank you to Ortho Molecular Products and the Lifestyle Matrix Resource Center for co-sponsoring this meeting in collaboration with the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute.

Register here: https://bit.ly/3aY86CG

 


 

April 8, 2020

Have you been keeping up with the Big Bold Health Podcast? We’ve just published Episode 23, featuring a pre-recorded interview with Dr. Sara Gottfried. In light of recent events, Dr. Gottfried was very gracious and participated in a video call with Dr. Jeff Bland to discuss COVID-19. We’ve added this extra video to the Big Bold Health YouTube channel.

Big Bold Health Podcast Episode 23: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiUsVLXgUA4

(Listen to the audio version on your favorite podcast app.)

Big Bold Health Bonus Discussion (COVID Voices): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbthplS7z5A

 


 

April 6, 2020

We’re all doing our part to make a contribution to the COVID-19 discussion. Thanks to Dhru Purohit and Dr. Mark Hyman for inviting me to participate in a “minisode” of the Broken Brain Podcast.

Listen here: https://drhyman.com/blog/2020/04/06/bb-minisode-12/

 


April 3, 2020

Is COVID-19 a lifestyle disease? It’s a concept I explore in an article published this week on Medium.

Read it here:

https://medium.com/@jeffreyblandphd/reflections-on-the-covid-19-pandemic-b78b3af65d42

 


 

April 2, 2020

Tomorrow, April 3rd, I will be participating in an online fundraising event organized by my friend and colleague, Cheng Ruan, MD. Dr. Ruan spent part of his career working as an ER doc, and the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted him to take action on behalf of first responders who are in need of critically important equipment during this crisis. We go live tomorrow at 4 pm EST! If you would like to join us for a Q & A, use the link below to register.

Link: https://bit.ly/2R67eUy

 


 

March 20, 2020

Friends: Like the rest of you, I am watching the COVID-19 pandemic unfold in real time. It’s my impression that the synthetic barriers among us seem to be melting away with each passing day. This has caused me to reflect deeply and to align my thinking with many others who are offering guidance and seeking to be of service during these challenging days. I have written an open letter to my community that has been published on the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute website. I have given it the title “Connection Unites Us” and if you would like to read it, please use the link in my bio.

Link: http://plminstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Connection-Unites-Us_Final_3_18_2020.pdf

 


March 11, 2020

March 11, 2020 – Like the rest of the world, I am watching the news about coronavirus (COVID-19) unfold in real time. Today it was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, and this led me to spend several hours immersed in the medical literature, as well as datasets that collectively provide some perspective on serious global outbreaks that have taken place over the last 50 years. I share my initial thoughts in this video, and I will consider this to be an open commentary series that I will add to as we all monitor this evolving situation closely.

Video Link: https://www.facebook.com/173612729662/videos/1269162256806352/

 


 

February 17, 2020

Health has become far too complicated. Our current healthcare system is myopically focused on illness, which means “health” is only contextualized through the lens of illness, disease, and dysfunction. Can we move beyond this model to one where providers help patients achieve full-blown wellbeing at every age? Yes, absolutely! This spring, the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute, in collaboration with Ortho Molecular Products and the Lifestyle Matrix Resource Center, will be hosting an exciting two-day professional conference at the W Hotel (City Center) in Chicago. Registration is now open for SIMPLEXITY: Harnessing the Power of New Science & Traditional Health Wisdom to Inspire Functional Health in Your Patients. We’ll be focusing on resilience, disease resistance, and vitality (what a concept!). I’m so proud of the program and faculty: Phyllis Zee, MD, PhD; José Ordovás, PhD; Sebastian Brandhorst, PhD; Cheng Ruan, MD; Femke Hoevenaars, PhD; Aristo Vojdani, PhD, MSc, MT; Mat Boulé, DO; Jeffrey Geller, MD; Adrian Den Boer, DC; and Tom Guilliams, PhD. I will be launching the event with the opening keynote, as well as providing synthesis at the conclusion of each day. Can you join us?

Spring 2020 COVID-19 Update: This live event was canceled due to CDC social distancing guidelines. A 2.5-hour virtual webinar took place on April 16, 2020. The video recording of that webinar is available to watch online. Find more details here: http://plminstitute.org/spring2020/

 


February 13, 2020

In September 2019, I traveled across the country to meet two people, Sam and Lucia Beer. They graciously let me eat in their kitchen, walk through their fields, and tour Angelica Mill. It was harvest time and I had come to talk with them about their unique crop: Himalayan Tartary Buckwheat. It’s an ancient food source that was once widely grown all around the world, but by the middle of the 20th century it had essentially disappeared from North America. To my knowledge, the Beers may be the only commercial growers and millers of this plant in the United States.

Himalayan Tartary Buckwheat fascinates me. Why?

  • It contains significantly higher levels of phytonutrients compared to common buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum)—up to 300 percent more of certain flavonoids, which are natural compounds that plants produce as part of their life cycle.
  • It contains a composition of flavonoids, including rutin and quercetin, that has been found to have health-promoting effects on immunity, metabolism, and cellular rejuvenation in humans.
  • It contains a chemical substance that is extremely rare in foods called 2-hydroxybenzylamine (2-HOBA). 2-HOBA has a special relationship with substances in the body, such as in brain cells, DNA, muscles, enzymes, nerves, and chemical messengers.
  • In addition, Himalayan Tartary Buckwheat is eco-friendly, sustainable, and easy to grow.

Do you want to hear more about HTB and the Angelica Mill story? Meet Sam in the latest episode the Big Bold Health Podcast.

Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guO2gBfccYk

Download the audio from your favorite podcast app (we’d love a review, too!)

Visit Sam Beer’s Angelica Mill website: https://tartarybuckwheat.com/

 


February 10, 2020

Congratulations to the American Nutrition Association on the publication of an important new paper, “Toward the Definition of Personalized Nutrition: A Proposal by the American Nutrition Association.” According to Michael Stroka, CEO of the ANA, this proposed definition will serve the broader nutrition science community by fostering standards and scalability in research, data, training, products, services, and clinical practice; and assist in driving favorable policy. The paper was authored by Corinne Bush, Jeffrey Blumberg, Ahmed El-Sohemy, Deanna Minich, Jóse Ordovás, Dana Reed, and Victoria Yunez Behm, and published in the Journal of the American College 0f Nutrition (Vol. 39, 2020 – Issue 1).

Read the press release here.

Read the article here.

 


October 25, 2019

Published today and I am feeling such pride, admiration, and gratitude for everyone involved! This article is the culmination of an aspiration I’ve had for 40 years. It is a first step—but a BIG first step—toward a more rational, systems-based approach to patient-centered health care. My most sincere thanks go out to IFM, the team members at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, the authors of the publication, and the many countless others who contributed to making this moment a reality.

This is an open access article. Please read, download, and share with your network.

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2753520

 


September 26, 2019

TBT. Natural Products Expo, 2018. Me and Doug Greene. We were at the Anaheim Convention Center, and so were more than 85,000 other attendees from the wellness community and the natural products marketplace. If you focus very intently on this photo you may be able to see the thought that was forming in my head when this picture was snapped. It was this: Doug and I have traveled an amazing road together. What a ride we’ve had. We made good things happen. Someone should put our story on video. Flash forward to present day: I mobilized my own team, Doug got on a plane, we filmed our own videos, we made good things happen AGAIN. If you would like to hear our stories, Big Bold Health has just published the final installment of a 3-part podcast series. You can watch on YouTube or listen on your favorite podcasting app. Cheers to friendship! It’s a gift and it’s timeless.

Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YY8aL_-mRQ0

Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKsHOBkQQvs

Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZG3HWk2ETg


September 22, 2019

Currently, about 5.8 million people have Alzheimer’s disease in the United States. Worldwide, more than 40 million people are affected. These numbers are staggering and they continue to grow each year. Brain disorders and age-related cognitive decline impact so many families, but here’s the important point that must be made: the inevitability of Alzheimer’s disease is a misconception. More and more, research is demonstrating that Alzheimer’s can be prevented. Our actions today, the choices that we make, pave the way for our brain’s destiny in terms of health, functionality, and risk for this disease. Dr. David Perlmutter, board-certified neurologist and bestselling author, has a new documentary series coming out next month that is a must-watch. In Alzheimer’s – The Science of Prevention, more than 20 experts share their insights about Alzheimer’s prevention and improvement of brain health. This is a FREE series to watch, so mark your calendars now: October 9-20, 2019. Registration has just opened. Learn more at www.scienceofprevention.com.

 


September 17, 2019

The Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute is always monitoring the leading edge of scientific discoveries and how they translate into clinical practice. Earlier this month, 2019 TLC faculty member Steve Horvath, PhD, a geneticist at the University of California, Los Angeles, was author of a study published in Aging Cell that is gaining worldwide attention. The epigenetic clock—a concept pioneered by Dr. Horvath and his colleagues—has come to be recognized as a measurement of the body’s biological age. After conducting a small clinical trial using a protocol intended to regenerate the thymus, the researchers observed protective immunological changes, improved risk indices for many age-related diseases, and epigenetic aging reversal relative to chronological age. When interviewed for Nature magazine, Dr. Horvath said this: “I’d expected to see slowing down of the clock, but not a reversal. That felt kind of futuristic. ”

Are you joining us in Seattle in October for the Seventh Annual Thought Leaders Consortium? It’s your opportunity to hear about discoveries that will be transforming medicine in the years to come. Urgent action is recommended if you would like to attend this event. September 18, 2019 is the last day to reserve a room in the PLMI room block at the Hyatt Regency Lake Washington, and conference registration closes October 4th, 2019. More information is available at www.plminstitute.org or you can email Annette Giarde via annettegiarde@plminstitute.org.

 

Read “Reversal of Epigenetic Aging and Immunosenescent Trends in Humans,” available through open access: https://bit.ly/2kEGrlh

 

Read Nature’s coverage of this emerging research: https://go.nature.com/2kwHcNa

 

Read a 2014 profile of Dr. Steve Horvath, the “clock-watcher”: https://go.nature.com/2H5WDGt

 


August 25, 2019

Dr. Jeff Bland tells the full story behind this question and how it transformed his life in the latest episode of the Big Bold Health Podcast. In the first episode of a 3-part series, Dr. Bland speaks with Doug Greene, founder of New Hope Natural Media and organizer of the Natural Products Expo. The two discuss their 40-year friendship, their experiences as pioneers in the natural products industry, and their insights on business leadership. This podcast is available on all major podcasting apps as well as the Big Bold Health YouTube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YY8aL_-mRQ0

https://podcasts.apple.com/…/big-bold-health-p…/id1463639120

 


August 20, 2019

Study of the color blue—in flowers, in foods, and as a pigment—has fascinated a niche community of researchers throughout history. When an article on this topic appeared in Science magazine recently, Dr. Jeff Bland was hooked! After diving into the literature, he couldn’t wait to write about his insights. Read his new publication today:

https://medium.com/@jeffreyblandphd/why-is-the-color-blue-so-rare-in-foods-and-why-is-this-important-b7df6ef53539

 


July 8, 2019

So many new Instagram followers! Connection, community, sharing—these are all such powerful concepts to me. I want to make sure you all know three important things. First, I am founder and president of the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute, a nonprofit educational organization. Next, every October I host an annual professional conference called the Thought Leaders Consortium (TLC). And lastly, I REALLY enjoy seeing new faces (as well as old friends) at the TLC each year. If you’ve never attended, please consider joining us in Seattle for an extraordinary experience. The dates are October 11 & 12, 2019. You can find a conference overview, event schedule, speaker gallery, and registration details at www.plminstitute.org.

 


June 30, 2019

Have you noticed a new title in my bio? I announced last month that I’ve started a new company: Big Bold Health. Why have I decided to take this step? I’m thinking about future generations. How can you get involved? Visit www.bigboldhealth.com and tell me how you—personally, individually, uniquely—define health. I’m collecting responses to that question because I want to demonstrate that health is a deeply personal and awesomely powerful concept—so much more than the mere absence of disease. If you’re curious about the quote on the back of the T-shirt, it says this: “I’m throwing down a challenge. Be LOUDER, be BIGGER, be BOLDER. The era of heath creation starts NOW. I’m all in. Are you?” – Dr. Jeffrey Bland

 

 


June 28, 2019

BIOHACKING. DO you think it’s big and bold because it’s new and cutting-edge? Think again. Self-experimentation has VERY long history. In the latest episode of the Big Bold Health podcast, Dr. Jeff Bland and James Maskell explore angles of the biohacking concept that you’ve probably never considered.

Watch now on YouTube: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/big-bold-health-podcast/id1463639120https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RD9TFPbw8E

Listen and Subscribe on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/big-bold-health-podcast/id1463639120

 


June 23, 2019

ONE WEEK LEFT: Early-Bird Registration Pricing Ends June 30th! Who, what, why, when, and where? Dr. Jeff Bland’s signature event is the Thought Leaders Consortium, and 2019 will be the seventh year he has stepped into the role of host and facilitator. This year’s topic is personalized nutrition and EVIDENCE. October is an excellent time of year to visit Seattle, Washington—this is a 2-day meeting that will take place at the Hyatt Regency Lake Washington, a beautiful waterfront venue that offers views of the majestic Pacific Northwest mountains and a walkable nature preserve right next door. October 11 & 12, 2019. Can you join us? More information: www.plminstitute.org

Conference overview: http://plminstitute.org/2019-thought-leaders-consortium/

Go directly to our registration website: https://cvent.me/P1wvL

 


June 19, 2019

Last year, Dr. Jeff Bland participated in an extraordinary documentary series called The Human Longevity Project. He discussed food, nourishment, and the greater context of being in touch with the environment with filmmaker and host, Jason Prall. Jason traveled all over the world to experience and learn more about its healthiest populations. His work and that of his team reflects a visually stunning and in-depth exploration of the subject of health and longevity.
THIS WEEK ONLY: The Human Longevity series is being re-released for public viewing one last time. One episode is available each day, and the FULL collection of 9 episodes will be live for the entire weekend of June 22 & 23. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to benefit from the wisdom of both experts and elders!

Use this link to register and watch: http://trk.humanlongevityfilm.com/aff_c?offer_id=1&aff_id=70

 


May 19, 2019

Exciting news travels fast. It’s true! Not only am I launching a new company called Big Bold Health, the Big Bold Health Podcast—co-hosted by none other than James Maskell—dropped yesterday. Our first three episodes are available RIGHT NOW on YouTube, and soon you will find them on all major podcast apps. Listen now to hear more about my new project.

Big Bold Health website: https://bigboldhealth.com/

Big Bold Health Podcast on YouTube: https://bit.ly/2K8iZY1

 


 

May 28, 2019

This fall, the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute is bringing together expert speakers from some of the world’s top academic institutions, leading-edge companies, and future-forward clinics. Visit our online speaker gallery to learn more about our 2019 Thought Leaders Consortium faculty. Registration is open and seats are filling fast. Are you attending IFM’s Annual International Conference in San Antonio this week? Stop by Booth #1405 in the exhibit hall to register in person, ask questions, and meet the PLMI team.

Speaker Gallery: http://plminstitute.org/2019-tlc-speaker-gallery/

Conference Overview: http://plminstitute.org/2019-thought-leaders-consortium/

Event Schedule: http://plminstitute.org/2019-thought-leaders-consortium-schedule/

 


 

May 21, 2019

Arivale—a Seattle-based health technology startup that sought to bring Dr. Leroy Hood’s “Scientific Wellness” concept to consumers—abruptly closed its doors in April. This was a company that had so much going for it: valid science, talented employees, substantial funding, industry accolades. But success with customers—a critical piece of any business equation—proved to be elusive. Dr. Jeff Bland was an Arivale fan, follower, and client. Today he published an essay about his brief-but-powerful experience with this extraordinary company: “Arivale is Gone but Not Forgotten: What Did We Learn?” Read it now on Medium:  https://medium.com/@jeffreyblandphd/arivale-is-gone-but-not-forgotten-what-did-we-learn-6c37142f5f80

 


 

May 17, 2019

People in Flint, Michigan were being exposed to toxic levels of lead in their drinking water. Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha is a physician who was seeing the effects of the water crisis first hand. Now she’s written a powerful book about her experience and it’s quickly trending toward best-seller status. The book is called What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City. Find it through your favorite book retailer because it is a VERY important story to know about and learn from. What a pleasure and honor to meet Dr. Hanna-Attisha this week at the inVIVO Planetary Health Conference in Detroit. Find out more about her work here: https://monahannaattisha.com/

 


 

May 2, 2019 – Upcoming Educational Event

Brain Body: Personalized Lifestyle Medicine for the Gut-Brain Axis

Seattle, WA

May 11, 2019

Featuring Sara Gottfried, MD

Sponsored by Metagenics Institute

Find details here: bit.do/bb-seattle

 


 

April 17, 2019

Pain. Stress. Addiction. If just reading these words makes you feel a reaction deep within yourself, you can imagine the daily challenges faced by millions of people who struggle with these complex intersecting issues. Primary care physicians often take a central role in managing such patients and others who are at risk, but these providers are in need of innovative prevention and treatment strategies. The Institute for Functional Medicine will be bringing together a faculty of expert presenters to address this crisis of our modern era at the Annual International Conference in San Antonio next month—May 31-June 2. Registration is still open and you can take advantage of a Friends & Family discount of $100 if you act quickly (use code AICspecial; this offer expires tomorrow, April 18). Visit AIC.IFM.org for more information.

 


 

April 9, 2019

Excitement is building about PLMI’s 2019 Thought Leaders Consortium in Seattle this October! The program is finalized, early-bird registration is now open, and seats are filling fast. We encourage you to secure your spot as soon as possible and make your hotel reservations. A link to PLMI’s conference room block at the Hyatt Regency Lake Washington will be provided in your confirmation email.

 

 

More information is available here:

Conference Overview>>

Conference Schedule and Speakers>>

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April 5, 2019

It’s becoming increasingly obvious that healthy people are created by a healthy planet. inVIVO’s 8th Annual Planetary Health Conference will take place in Detroit, Michigan next month, May 15-17, 2019. Dr. Jeff Bland is looking forward to participating in this important event and registration is still open if you would like to add your voice to this discussion about global health.

More information is available here:

https://www.invivoplanet.com/2019-meeting.html

 


 

April 2, 2019

Tomorrow’s the day! It’s the premiere of Dr. Mark Hyman’s much-anticipated Broken Brain 2 docu-series. There is still time to register, but act quickly. Dr. Jeff Bland is featured in Episode 1 (My Story) and Episode 6 (Diet).

Use this link to sign up and participate in this exciting online event: https://bit.ly/2Og5dme

 


 

March 25-29, 2019

Are you following Dr. Bland’s video diary about his experience with ProLon’s Fasting Mimicking Diet program? Use the links below to find out more about the program and its developer, Valter Longo, PhD.

ProLon website: https://prolonfmd.com/

Dr. Valter Longo: https://www.longolab.org/

 


 

March 23, 2019

There are positive messages in our genes! Thanks to Dr. Mark Hyman for letting me share my insights on this topic in his upcoming Broken Brain 2 docu-series. Anticipation is definitely building and this weekend is the perfect time to register. The series begins April 3rd and you don’t want to miss a single episode. Use this link for more information:

https://bit.ly/2Og5dme

 


 

March 19, 2019

It’s officially time to start getting excited! You can now register to watch Dr. Mark Hyman’s Broken Brain 2, which begins April 3rd. Are you ready for a revolutionary look at the brain-body connection? This is an 8-part documentary series featuring more than 70 expert interviews (what an honor to be counted among them!). Mark your calendar and use this link to sign up today for the free viewing period:

https://bit.ly/2Og5dme

 


 

March 11, 2019

The Seventh Annual Thought Leaders Consortium will take place October 11-12, 2019 in Seattle, WA. Dr. Jeff Bland will host more than 20 speakers and 300+ attendees from all over the world. Registration is now open. Learn more:

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March 3, 2019

Dr. Jeffrey Bland, President and Founder of the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute, will host the Seventh Annual Thought Leaders Consortium October 11-12, 2019 in Seattle, WA.

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February 20, 2019

Dr. Jeff Bland is co-author of a new open-access article about Clinical Ecology and Planetary Health.

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