Mark Merriwether Vorderbruggen, Ph.D.

"Explore ancient wisdom to tackle modern health challenges with me - let's ask: "What would a caveman do?"

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About Mark Merriwether Vorderbruggen, Ph.D.


Mark Merriwether Vorderbruggen is a highly experienced speaker with a wealth of knowledge and expertise on foraging, herbal medicine, ethnobotany, and the difficulties our ancient, caveman bodies face in modern times.

With a Ph.

D. in Chemistry and 16 patents to his name, he is the author of Idiot's Guide Foraging and a monthly magazine article on foraging.

He is a nationally recognized foraging and herbalist instructor and the creator of Foraging Texas, as well as a chemist and herbal formulator for Medicine Man Plant Co.

He is also an experienced YouTube personality with over 29,000 followers on the Facebook/ForagingTexas.

He has been giving public speaking engagements for over a decade at various venues such as museums, garden clubs, prepper groups, historical societies, nature parks, botanical gardens, MENSA clubs, distilleries, and Toastmasters.


Mark Merriwether Vorderbruggen is a great potential podcast guest, bringing his expertise and experience to the podcast's audience.

His knowledge of foraging, herbal medicine, and ethnobotany allows him to offer valuable insight and advice, with an interesting perspective on why our ancient, caveman bodies have such difficulties in the modern world.

He has a powerful presence and is a great communicator, able to engage any audience with his enthusiasm and passion.

He is available for both in-person and remote engagements, and is equipped with USB/External Microphone and Webcam.