Boost your immunity

A great podcast this week The Doctors Kitchen with Dr Jenni Macciochi find it on Castbox or at…/special-episode-eat-for-imm… This is about what your immune system actually does and why efforts to 'boost' it are misguided. In summary – some areas where you can support your immune system are: diet (ie. focusing on nutrient dense ingredients), and eating more fruits and vegetables (and lowering consumption of processed and high sugar foods). These can be fresh, frozen or tinned (without added sugar). Lifestyle also helps your immune system such as getting plenty of sleep, rest and exercise too. It discusses:

What is immunity? Where does immunity work? What defines a robust immune system? Foods to support immunity Lifestyle practices to support Immune health Vitamin D and it’s impact on Immune health Autoimmune disease and support Clock genes and Sleep Hygiene Is suppressing fever beneficial? Mitochondrial function and support.

Dr Rupy Aujla (The Doctor's Kitchen author of Eat to Beat Illness) has made available his chapter on immunity from his book for free find it here:

Foods he recommends are squash, sweet potato, ginger, tumeric, fennel, garlic, cumin, thyme, cashews, almonds, brazil nuts, sunflower seeds and flaxseeds.

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