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EP 114 - The Path to Immune Health is Through the Gut

Summary: It seems like the biggest talk in the health world these days (besides COVID-19) is how to strengthen our immunity.
Air Date: 9/2/20
Duration: 29:24
Host: Dr. Ward Bond
Guest Bio: James B. LaValle, R.Ph., CCN
James B. LaValle, R.Ph., CCN, is an internationally recognized clinical pharmacist, author, board-certified clinical nutritionist, and naturopathic doctorate with more than 30 years of clinical experience. He works with the NFL, NBA, MLB, and the Pro Football Hall of Fame Village to offer personalized health, wellness, diet, and performance strategies. LaValle is best known for his expertise in metabolic and integrative medicine, with an extensive background in natural products, lifestyle drug/nutrient depletion, and uncovering the underlying metabolic issues that keep people from feeling healthy and vital. He has developed health programs for the fitness industry, health care companies, and professional sports teams including Corvette Race team, Orlando Magic, Chicago Blackhawks, and Anaheim Ducks, to name a few. 




LaValle is an appointed faculty member and course director for the Integrative Medicine postgraduate program at George Washington University School of Medicine. He has trained thousands of health care professionals on the value of predictive health and modeling health care practices to incorporate lifestyle, diet, and natural therapies as part of the health equation for Americans. LaValle is author of more than 20 books including, “Cracking the Metabolic Code,” “Nutritional Cost of Drugs,” and, “Your Blood Never Lies.” He has been named one of the “50 Most Influential Pharmacists” by American Druggist magazine. He also serves on the Scientific Advisory Council for Organic & Natural Health Association.

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EP 114 - The Path to Immune Health is Through the Gut
It seems like the biggest talk in the health world these days (besides COVID-19) is how to strengthen our immunity. 

Dr. James Lavalle says this virus has awakened us to our immunity and realizing our immune systems actually do so much more than just fight off viruses. He is an internationally recognized clinical pharmacist, author, board-certified clinical nutritionist, and naturopathic doctorate with more than 30 years of clinical experience.

Dr. LaValle is back on the show to talk about how certain medications mess with your gut microbiome, reading past the labels on probiotics, and the importance of having regular bowel movements.