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Jeffrey Bland

Dr. Jeffrey Bland, PhD, s a Clinical Biochemist, the “Father of Functional Medicine”, immunity expert, founder of the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) and Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute (PLMI), best-selling author, thought leader, educator, entrepreneur, speaker and Big Bold Health president.

Dr. Bland began his career as a Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Puget Sound where he studied Vitamin E and its effects on cellular aging. He is known as the founding father of the functional medicine movement which was coined in 1991 the same year he created the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM). With his over 30 year career 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. In 1991, Dr. Bland alongside his wife Susan Bland founded The Institute for Functional Medicine IFM) which has since trained over 1000,000 clinicians to translate scientific advances in the areas of genomics, epigenetics, nutrition, and lifestyle into solutions for notoriously challenging clinical problems.

Dr. Bland is the president of Big Bold Health whose mission is to engage people worldwide to actively participate in reshaping the conversation about immunity, resilience, and the interconnectedness of plants, people, and planet. Dr. Bland is advocating for the power of immuno-rejuvenation to enhance immunity at a global level.
The revolutionary concept of immuno-rejuvenation is actionable through specific alterations in diet, nutrients, gastrointestinal and respiratory, sleep, activity, lifestyle, lymphatic, and behavioral interventions.