#333: Diet & Immunity

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In this episode we discuss:

Today's Topic in Focus: Immune Function & Diet
  • Innate and adaptive immune response
  • How does body composition impact immune function?
  • Will a calorie deficit or fasting decrease immunity?
  • Vitamins A, C, D.
  • Supplementation with zinc: yes or no?
  • Eating “to support the immune system”
  • Exercise and immunity
  • Environmental factors in infancy


I Have a Question!

Today's Member Question: "The immune appears malleable in infancy. Growing up with pets appears to be beneficial. Exposure to peanuts decreases chance to developing peanut allergy. Are there other nutritional interventions to be made in infancy which could improve a child's immune system through development?"

The Quack Asylum

Being consigned to the Quack Asylum in this episode is... Rash, non-evidence based supplemenatation recommendations for immunity (made by Chris Kresser).

Random Recommendations

Alan's Recommendation: The Romantic Revolution by Tim Blanning
A compelling and persuasive book of how the Romantic Movement permanently changed the way we see things and express ourselves. Find it on: BookDepository, Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

Danny's Recommendation: Hunter S. Thompson's Letter on Purpose/Life
American journalist and author Hunter S. Thompson wrote a letter to his friend Hume Logan in response to a request for life advice. You can find it posted here on the Farnam Street blog.

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