Phytochemicals and Cellular Wellness with Bill Rawls, MD


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Episode Summary

Bill Rawls, MD is a fourth-generation physician with over 30 years of clinical experience. He is the Medical Director and Co-Founder of Vital Plan, Inc., and the bestselling author of two books, Unlocking Lyme and The Cellular Wellness Solution.

With hundreds of supplements derived from herbs on the commercial market, it can be difficult to know which ones are safe and effective, and how to select them based on your goals. In this episode, Dr. Bill Rawls shares the science of herbal therapies and how to best use plants as medicine.

“[Plants] have this broad-spectrum protection against free radicals, toxic substances, and all these invasive microbes that we’re exposed to. And that’s true of every single herb.”

Bill also delves into the study of cellular wellness and explains what our cells need to function optimally. The cells in our bodies share common mechanisms with the plants we consume, and by harnessing their protective properties, we can improve our long-term health.

“The greater the concentration of phytochemicals that you take, then the more benefit you’re going to get.”

Listen to this episode to learn more about Bill’s recommendations on herbs, supplements, and the role plants play in cellular wellness.

Here are the details of our conversation:

[00:01:40] Defining cellular wellness

[00:02:31] What causes a loss of cellular wellness?

[00:04:31] Five ways to promote cellular wellness through lifestyle

[00:09:49] Improving symptoms versus treating a diagnosis

[00:12:24] Herbs and cellular wellness

[00:16:13] The spectrum of plant foods and herbs

[00:19:43] Methods of consuming herbs

[00:22:01] How much supplementation do we need?

[00:26:10] Zones of herbal toxicity

[00:29:13] Deciding which herbs to take

[00:36:14] Herbology resources

Episode Notes

For over 30 years as a 4th-generation physician, Dr. Bill Rawls has dedicated his life to medicine. When a health crisis in his early forties abruptly changed his quality of life, he came face to face with the limitations of modern medicine and began to research the vast possibilities of alternative treatments.

Today, Dr. Rawls shares the revelations that helped himself and thousands of others reclaim their lives and find their own paths to wellness. He is the bestselling author of Unlocking LymeThe Cellular Wellness Solution, and is the Medical Director and Co-Founder of Vital Plan, Inc., a holistic health company and Certified B Corporation.


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