#147 Strong Immunity with Dr Jenna Macciochi

27 Apr 2022

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Today’s episode is all about how to strengthen your immune system and it’s epic. We chat about how the immune system evolves, how a strong immune system is determined by nutrition, stress and our environment, as well as practical tools, supplements and foods to strengthen your immunity.

Dr Jenna Macciochi is an expert immunologist with over 20 years experience. She specialises in understanding how nutrition and lifestyle interact with the immune system in health and disease, and is on a mission to break down the science behind our health and share the secrets of how to be well.

Today we talk about:

  • Creating an immunobiography
  • Immunometabolism and our Mitochondria
  • The damage that sugar can have on immunity
  • Supplements to look into such as zinc, vitamin C, turmeric, garlic
  • We also talk about: Oregano oil, Honey, N-acetylcysteine 600mg
  • How winter spices protect you from viruses via quorum sensor inhibition
  • Beta Glucans in mushrooms, cruciferous vegetables
  • Our home environment and reducing our body burden

This is a packed episode, you’ll love Jenna’s book on immunity here: Your Blueprint for Strong Immunity and she’s just such a pleasure to chat to.

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GUEST: Dr Jenna Macciochi

Dr Jenna Macciochi is an expert immunologist with over 20 years' experience. She specialises in understanding how nutrition and lifestyle interact with the immune system in health and disease, and is on a mission to break down the science behind our health and share the secrets of how to be well.

Based in Brighton, Jenna is a lecturer at Sussex University, a qualified fitness instructor and health coach, and author of Immunity: The Science of Staying Well.

She is the mother of seven-year-old twins and a keen home cook, creating recipes and rituals inspired by her farm-to-table Scottish roots and her family's Italian heritage.

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