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Apr 29, 2023

Himalayan Tartary Buckwheat (let’s call it “HTB” so as not to get too long in the tooth) is a hardy plant that has been farmed in Asia for generations but is largely unknown in the rest of the world.

Modern analyses have revealed that HTB contains significantly higher levels of phytonutrients compared to common buckwheat—up to a 100-fold increase of certain immune-strengthening flavonoids. It also contains other nutrients that help build, maintain, and protect muscles and lean tissues throughout the body, improve how it deals with certain toxins, produce cellular energy, and more.

Yes, that’s all from one tiny humble buckwheat plant. Thanks to those health benefits, HTB is a go-to ingredient of mine in the kitchen, and I feature it in several recipes in my Boundless Cookbook. The mastermind behind HTB is Dr. Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D., a Clinical Biochemist known as the “Father of Functional Medicine.”An immunity expert, the founder of the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM), best-selling author, thought leader, and educator, Dr. Bland is also the president of Big Bold Health, the company that produces HTB. Big Bold Health's mission is to engage people worldwide to actively participate in reshaping the conversation about immunity, resilience, and the interconnectedness of plants, people, and the planet. Dr. Bland is advocating for the power of immuno-rejuvenation to enhance immunity at a global level.

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