If I Eat a Healthy Diet, Do I Need to Take Herbs?
By Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 12-15-2022

Eating healthy is critical to achieving better wellness, but even the most nutrient-dense diets are lacking in a key area. Listen as Dr. Rawls explains what’s missing from our modern foods and how herbs can set the stage for better health. To learn more about Dr. Rawls’ preferred herbs to take daily, click here.

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Video Transcript

Question: If I eat a healthy diet, do I need to take herbs?

Dr. Rawls: You might be thinking, well, I eat a pretty darn good diet. I eat lots of vegetables. Do I really need to take herbs?

And herbs are giving you something that even your most healthy food plants aren’t. And the reason is because we’ve cultivated our food plants to produce calories. And when we produce our plants, we really take care. We baby our food plants because we want to get as much calories out of the plant as we can.

So all those years of cultivation and being grown in very controlled situations, food plants have given up their ability to produce really potent levels of these protective phytochemicals. So you get some and you know, I wouldn’t discourage people from eating cabbage and broccoli and all the wonderful vegetables that we have because there are some really great phytochemicals.

But you just don’t get the concentrations that you’re going to find in a wild plant that is stressed in its natural environment. So food plants are just not going to give you the levels of protection than an herb.

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Dr. Bill Rawls
Dr. Rawls is a licensed medical doctor in North Carolina and a leading expert in integrative health. He has extensive training in alternative therapies, and is the Medical Director of Vital Plan, a holistic health and herbal supplement company in Raleigh, NC.
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