The Gut Check Action Plan
Join Dr Jeff Bland, the “Father of Functional Medicine”, in a powerful course designed to help you effectively heal your gut, bring down inflammation, boost immunity, and get better mental clarity.
We know that inflammation is the root of all disease and we also understand that almost all inflammation begins in the gut. It then follows that we can heal almost all of our ailments by fixing our guts.
This 10 part series is designed to take the science and help implement it in an easy-to-follow program that’s been proven to work. You’ll be assigned your own personal health coach and be guided through lifestyle and diet changes that are individual to you. Best of all, you’ll be given meal plans, recipes, shopping lists, accountability trackers, and a whole host of other tools to help you get there.
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the absolute BEST voice on the topic - the founder of Functional Medicine in this amazing course. We went straight to the top to bring you the very best ACTION PLAN for your gut health.
When it comes to gut health, there are a lot of do’s and don’ts. There are a lot of rules and things that have been said.
What’s best for you?
How do you get on a plan that’s safe and effective for your personal needs and concerns?
That’s how we structured this course…for YOU.
Dr Bland helps you understand the landscape through a series of short videos and you’re given an action plan to follow that’s simple and effective.
The course gives you access to our entire “Engage Series” library of content and gives you access to our bWell app which helps track your meals, workouts, water, mindfulness, and so much more. The information you’ll learn by keeping track of your daily actions is invaluable. The bWell App integrates with Apple Health and Google Fit along with your Fitbit. With that, you’ll be assigned a personal health coach whose job it is to SUPPORT YOU as you get better and heal your body.
From the foods we eat, the chemicals we’re exposed to, the supplements we are taking, to the stressors in our life, it’s all covered in this course in a useful and actionable way…empowering you to get better and stay that way.
If you’re tired of messing around with diets and bad advice, you’re home. You’re absolutely in the right place, with the best teacher, and best resources available to you - hands down.
Meet your host
Jeff Bland, PhD, FACN, FACB, CNS
Dr. Jeffrey Bland is a personable and highly respected thought leader who has spent more than four decades focused on the improvement of human health. He is known worldwide as the founder of the Functional Medicine movement, which represents his vision for a care model that is 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 (PLMI), as well as the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM), 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 and accreditation 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.
Here’s a peek at what you’ll discover
Module 1 - An Overview
Dr Bland goes over the basics of gut health in order to set the stage for the healing work that’s coming. It’s important to know the connection the gut has with the body and the interconnected nature of the microbiome with all other organ systems. It’s important to know the “why” so you stay engaged in the healing work.
Module 2 - Assessing Your Gut
How do we figure out what’s wrong with us? What tests can we take? How can we know what species are out of proportion and make a plan to bring things into balance? The one size fits all paradigm is over. Let’s get specific about this and help you get to your answer faster. Getting the right answers gets you better results faster.
Module 3 - Things to Avoid
From sugars, to additives, antibiotics, and pesticides, there are so many things that are harmful to our microbiome. Rule #1 is to do no harm. Lets learn what things to avoid so we can begin the healing journey and keep making progress. Taking steps backwards is exhausting. Let’s win at this.
Module 4 - Food and Fiber
Dr Bland next dives into the importance of certain foods and types of fiber. These help feed the beneficial bacteria in our guts and generate energy, hormones, cofactors, and so much more. The way we eat will help influence the right balance in our microbiome and they, in turn, create the right climate for digestion and healing in our bodies. It’s a bioecological model where we need to learn how to “feed our friends.”
Module 5 - Fermented Foods
We’ve been eating fermented products for millions of years before refrigeration was invented. It helped preserve foods and gave us healthy doses of good bacteria to work with. These bacteria have co-evolved with us and have taken on certain functions that occur in our bodies. Dr Bland discusses the best practices in fermentation and how we should think about incorporating ferments in our daily lives.
Module 6 - Supplements
There’s too much cheap talk out there and we have no idea who to trust. Dr Bland helps us understand how to pick supplements and what to look for in your supplements. More importantly, he sets the frame for how we should look at supplements in general as part of an overall lifestyle strategy which is anchored in healthy eating. Pills alone won’t cut it.
Module 7 - The Mental Health Connection
The gut brain connection is now being studied in labs around the world. We now know that anxiety, depression, dementia, sleep issues, and so much more are connected to microbial health in our guts. How can we heal our moods by healing our guts? Dr Bland shows us the path to a happier and healthier life powered by a healthy microbiome.
Module 8 - Managing Stress
Stress management is no longer optional. It’s an absolute necessity in the modern world and we cannot heal our guts, bodies, or anything for that matter without addressing a healthy outlook. This comes through mindfulness practices which can really help in all aspects of our lives. It means learning how to chill and practicing it daily so our bodies can truly rest and digest.
Module 9- Sleep Strategies
Much like stress management, we can’t get healthy without good sleep. Now there’s new science connecting certain strains of bacteria in our guts with better sleep. Let’s explore the central role of sleep and how to get better at it with a gut-first approach. Healthy sleep leads to a healthy gut and vice-versa. Dr Bland teaches a “dual directional” approach to get there faster.
Module 10 - Digging Deeper - A More Personalized Approach
So how do we get to true health? It’s different for all of us. Dr Bland lays out a pathway for a more personalized approach to gut healing and health in general. Once you understand this, you can chart a much more efficient course towards ultimate health and happiness. A new era of medicine is upon us and you’re in good hands with one of the key thinkers in this shifted paradigm.