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Mark Blumenthal’s top 10 botanicals for immunity and vitality – podcast

Make yourself a ginsandra beverage (that’s gin and schisandra) and listen to this in-depth conversation with the American Botanical Council founder and executive director.

ToddCast, Vol. XXIV: While being careful to not pick winners and losers, ABC founder—and now anointed as one of the luminaries gracing the Mount Rushmore of the Natural Products Industry—identifies botanicals vital for vitality and immune health. But really, though, that's not even close to the half of it. Listen in as they till the fecund fields of the mind and talk about:

  • Evolutionary biology and the kindom—no typo—that links plants and animals on this fair planet.
  • The conflict between vitalism and reductionism in how herbalists think about health care.
  • How DSHEA could have been different had botanicals been regulated as a separate category of medicines. 
  • The List. Immunomodulators, sure, but also herbs for vitality.
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