Nothing beats the complex protective phytochemistry of herbs when it comes to reducing chronic illnesses and slowing down the aging process. All plants have a defense system that consists of chemicals called phytochemicals, which help protect them from invaders and stressors. These same phytochemicals can neutralize free radicals, toxic substances, and even radiation for our bodies. With their anti-microbial properties, herbs are an excellent addition to any health-conscious individual’s daily diet.
Phytochemicals are more than just protective agents for plants. They also possess remarkable antibacterial properties that can fend off viruses, fungi, protozoa, and other harmful microorganisms. Interestingly, the antibacterial properties of herbs vary depending on their natural environment and the type of stress factors they encounter. What’s even more fascinating is that these herbs’ anti-microbial activity is selective to specific pathogens without disrupting the gut flora or causing any side effects.
In this episode, Dr. Bill Rawls, a renowned expert in integrative health and medical director of Vital Plan, shares valuable insight on the essential herbs to take as we age. He breaks down how much of these herbs we should be taking and the format to follow so that you can discover which herbs are perfect for your individual health needs. Tune in to get a better understanding of which herbs will work best for you and start taking control of your overall well-being today!
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Snapshot of the Key Points from the Episode:
[01:54] Dr. Rawls’s journey in medicine and how he got into the herbs space.
[08:16] The herbs Dr. Rawls was taking at first and how they make us better.
[13:03] The herbs spectrum, how much to take and how long to take them.
[15:11] Dr. Rawls’s top 5 herbs for protecting our cells and slowing the process of aging.
[23:07] What to look at when purchasing herbs products?
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About Dr. Bill Rawls –
As a 4th-generation physician, Bill Rawls, MD, has dedicated his life to medicine. But when faced with a personal health crisis in his late forties with Lyme disease, everything changed. In his quest to regain his health, Dr. Rawls was confronted with the limitations of conventional medicine and knew he had to find his own path to restore wellness. For the past 15 years, he has extensively studied the science behind herbal therapies and new sustainable approaches for protecting health.
Today, Dr. Rawls shares the revelations that helped him and thousands of others reclaim their lives. Dr. Rawls is a leading expert in integrative health and Medical Director of Vital Plan, a holistic health and herbal supplement company in Raleigh, NC. He is the best-selling author of Unlocking Lyme, and his most recent book, The Cellular Wellness Solution: Tap Into Your Full Health Potential with the Science-Backed Power of Herbs.
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