Dr. Russell Marz: Nutrition to heal people and the planet

Episode Summary

Dr. Russell Marz is one of the most fun and fascinating individuals I know. He has a long history of teaching clinical nutrition at NUNM, my alma mater. I was not fortunate enough to have him as a professor when I attended NUNM, though I am grateful to connect with him in the naturopathic community of Portland, Oregon where he continues to practice.


Like any conversation with Dr. Marz, this was a fun one! It can be hard to keep this character tethered to this planet, but what would you expect with the last name of Marz!?


This episode was packed with all sorts of entertaining information, including but not limited to...

  • The most effective way to change the trajectory course of the human species

  • What is "second hand meat eating" and how does it affect you

  • The blue zones - what are they and why they are important

  • What is the"IDEAL DIET" for humans

I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did!

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About Dr. Marz

Russell B. Marz, received his B.S. in Food and Nutrition in 1979 from BSU in New York.  In 1983 he earned his doctorate at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, OR.  Dr. Marz is also a licensed acupuncturist and earned a masters degree in Chinese Medicine and acupuncture in 1994.

Dr. Marz has taught both basic science and clinical nutrition since 1988 as an assistant professor of nutrition at NCNM, Western States Chiropractic College, SW College of Naturopathic Medicine and the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine.  He published his first book in 1992,  Medical Nutrition from Marz  and the 2nd edition in 1997 & 99.  He is currently the medical director at the Tabor Hill Clinic in Portland, Oregon. In 2015 he was inducted into the NUNM hall of fame.   

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