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This webinar was presented live on June 28, 2022.
We are witnessing a seismic revolution in the basic science that drives health care- It surrounds the exploration of the epigenome and the clinical impact of the Imprintome. This discovery is changing the way that we think about nutrition. It is this area of amazing opportunity to improve the precision of nutritional therapy that is the focus of this presentation.
Sponsored by: Big Bold Health
CPE Level: 2
Performance Indicators: 10.4.4, 8.1.1, 8.2.2
- Describe the difference between genetics and epigenetics
- Explain the importance of the interactome in defining health and disease outcomes
- Describe the influence of lifestyle variables including diet, specific nutrients, activity, environmental toxins, drugs, stress and social determinants of disease on the composition of the epigenome and disease
Jeffrey S. Bland, Ph.D., FACN, FACB
President, Big Bold Health
Founder & President, Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute
Dr. Jeffrey Bland is a personable and highly respected thought leader who has spent more than five decades focused on the improvement of human health. He is known worldwide as the founder of the Functional Medicine movement, representing his vision for a care model 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, as well as the Institute for Functional Medicine, 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.
Dr. Bland began his career as a Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Puget Sound. He is a natural educator and became involved with numerous academic institutions during the years he spent teaching. This includes the significant contributions he made to the founding of Bastyr University, the first federally accredited university offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in natural medicine in the US. In the early 1980s, Dr. Bland was hand-selected by two-time Nobel Laureate Dr. Linus Pauling to serve as Director of Nutritional Research at the Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine.
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, where 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’s an ambitious and purpose-driven effort that encompasses his active stance on regenerative agriculture, environmental stewardship, and planetary health.