Stephanie Blum: Embracing and marketing the science of wellbeing
The science and marketing sectors don’t often intersect. But when clinically validated advancements emerge from the laboratory, this unlikely alliance comes into play. In this LLAMA podcast episode we explore how cutting edge research can be applied to our everyday health and longevity.
Dr. Stephanie Blum, Head of Translational Science at Nestle Health Science, is responsible for transforming scientific discoveries to innovative product. In partnership with the Swiss life science company, Amazentis, her work involves identifying how Amazentis’ mitochondrial research and clinical trial data can be leveraged for novel nutrition products with proven health benefits.
Dr. Blum received her PhD in pharmacology and immunology. She developed a passion for immunology after gaining a complex understanding of how a person’s immune system can critically affect their health.
In this interview with Peter Bowes, Dr. Blum discusses the intricacies involved with marketing a science-focused nutrition product. She also reflects on the ways people have changed their health habits in the face of a world-wide pandemic and the steps we could take to increase our immune health, as we age.
This episode is produced in association with the Swiss life science company, Amazentis, which is pioneering cutting edge, clinically validated cellular nutrition, under its Timeline brand.
Published: September 21, 2020 - 3.09PM PT
Recorded: August 12, 2020
Visit the LLAMA podcast website for complete show notes, including a transcript of the conversation.
In this interview, we cover:
- Striking a balance between exploring exciting research and actually producing a nutritional supplement that consumers will trust.
- How a healthy immune system could better-position you to fight off infections.
- With the COVID pandemic, how a well-functioning immune system is the foundation to defend against a viral or bacterial infection.”
- Dr. Blum’s conviction that we can proactively contribute to manage our health, and not to wait until medication of an illness is needed
- Which kind of health supplements consumers have intensively purchased during the COVID-19 outbreak and how the pandemic has changed their outlook on every-day health habits.
- Why obesity is a risk factor in COVID-19 infection.
- What simple thing you can do every day to better strengthen yourself against infections and other illnesses.
- Why your body accumulates "cellular waste" as you age, and what this means for your health.
- How offering people a choice in the physical form of a nutritional supplement can make all the difference when it comes to buying into the product and being able to stick with it.
- The quality that makes you an excellent leader, according to Dr. Blum.
- The advice Dr. Blum has for rising female leaders and the steps she takes in her personal life to ensure a healthy life style.
The Live Long and Master Aging podcast shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.