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Jenna Macciochi

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Dr Jenna Macciochi author of Your Blueprint for Strong Immunity

The Merry Menopause Bookclub

My guest for this episode is Dr Jenna Macciochi an expert immunologist who has spent over 20 years as a scientist researching the impact that lifestyle has on the immune system in health and disease. Her latest book “Your Blueprint for Strong Immunity”, is a guide to cultivating strong immune health from a voice of reason in a rising tide of pseudoscience and promises of quick fixes. The book encourages us to audit our lifestyle and identify key areas that might not be serving our health well, and as Dr Jenna said when we spoke, ‘I wrote the book that I needed to read.” Join us as we discuss:-The myth behind the term “Immune Boosting.”Why we need to ‘balance’ rather than ‘boost’ our immune system.How well were you before you got sick? How you go into an illness reflects how you will cope with it. The cyclical nature of our immune systems.Why our ‘immune age’ doesn’t necessarily match our chronological ageImmunity, the sex hormones and our Menstrual cycle. How our blood sugar response is so individualThe power of protein and fibre, the unsung hero of longterm healthWhy we shouldn’t necessarily avoid the foods that make us bloated but work to increase our tolerance of them. Immunity and Menopause the impact of declining oestrogenMan Flu - the science to support it!The long game - how do you want to feel in your 70s and 80sThe importance of good liver function and how we support the processThe myths surrounding benefits of detoxes and sweatingAir pollution in our homes, household toxins and the stress of living in with clutter.The importance of spending time in nature and why we should limit the use of artificial fragrances. Dr Jenna’s book choice - Oliver Burkeman Four Thousand Weeks You can find out more about Dr Jenna and her work here Learn more about me and my work at www.themerrymenopause.comFollow me on Instagram, Twitter, LinkedINJoin my private Facebook group


29 Jun 2022

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Building a strong immune system | Dr Jenna Macciochi

The Proof with Simon Hill

In Episode #213, Dr Jenna Macciochi joins me for a deep dive into the human immune system.“Immunity” has become a buzzword in health spheres at the moment. From supplement marketing to recipe promotion, there seem to be countless quick-fix products or ingredients to “boost” and improve the immune system. But is there any validity to these claims? Dr Jenna Macciochi joins me today to look deeper into what actually creates a balanced immune system.In this episode, we cover broader explanations of what the immune system is and what it does before getting into the finer details. Dr Macciochi also provides an abundance of applicable information, explaining the mechanisms behind what impacts the immune system. We discuss the extent of control we have over our own immune system, indications of a disrupted immune system, and the importance of gut health. Dr Macciochi also shares insight into vaccines, inflammation, diet, and supplementation.Specifically, we cover: Intro (0:00) Becoming an Immunologist (5:38) Explaining the Immune System (9:00) Impact of Genetics (15:05) Immunity & Immune-Washing (19:07) Reaction to Virus’ (28:04) Pregnancy & Childhood (31:00) Understanding Your Immunity (44:53) Bacterial VS Viral Infections (56:00) Antibiotics (58:48) Germ vs Terrain Theory (1:04:36) Natural Immunity (1:09:23) Inflammation Explained (1:18:38) Anti-Inflammatory Diets (1:29:28) Phytonutrients & Toxic Plants (1:44:31) Eat the Rainbow (1:57:52) Beta-Glucans (2:05:40) Animal Foods (2:07:37) Healthy Fats (2:12:48) Supplementing Vitamins (2:16:04) Outro (2:32:10) To connect with Dr Jenna Macciochi, you can do so on Instagram, Twitter, and her website. Make sure to check out her first book Immunity: The Science of Staying Well. Her new book, Your Blueprint for Strong Immunity, is now available as well.Thank you to The Proof friend Eimele Essential 8 for sponsoring today’s episode. Eimele Essential 8 offers the right nutrients, in the right doses, to complement a plant-rich diet. To save 5% on your first order, head to theproof.com/friends.Make sure to head to theproof.com/podcast for the full show notes.Enjoy, friends.SimonWant to support the show?If you are enjoying The Proof a great way to support the show is by leaving a review on the Apple Podcasts or a comment on YouTube. It only takes a few minutes and helps more people find the episodes.Simon Hill, Msc, Bsc (Hons) Creator of Theproof.com and host of The Proof with Simon Hill Author of The Proof is in the Plants Watch the episodes on YouTube, or Listen on Apple/Spotify Connect with me on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook Download my complimentary two week meal plan and plant performance

2hr 37mins

27 Jun 2022

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#244: Dr Jenna Macciochi - Immunologist On The Science Of Staying Well

Freedom Pact

Dr Jenna Macciochi specialises in understanding how nutrition and lifestyle interact with the immune system in health and disease. With over 20 years' experience she is on a mission to break down the science behind our health and share the secrets of how to be well, for good. 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. Links:https://www.drjennamacciochi.com/ https://www.youtube.com/freedompact (VIDEO PODCASTS)https://freedompact.co.uk/ https://www.instagram.com/freedompact/ https://twitter.com/freedompactpod

1hr 1min

27 Jun 2022

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#147 Strong Immunity with Dr Jenna Macciochi

The Doctor's Kitchen Podcast

Download the app here.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 immunobiographyImmunometabolism and our MitochondriaThe damage that sugar can have on immunitySupplements to look into such as zinc, vitamin C, turmeric, garlicWe also talk about: Oregano oil, Honey, N-acetylcysteine 600mgHow winter spices protect you from viruses via quorum sensor inhibitionBeta Glucans in mushrooms, cruciferous vegetablesOur home environment and reducing our body burdenThis 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.I’m doing a new thing which is our podcast recipe of the week, a recipe that reflects the topic of conversation on the pod! This week’s recipe is my easy ‘Mushroom Bourguignon’ which you can find on the app here: https://apple.co/3G0zC0Z (iphone only, android users please bear with me)You can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 7 day free trial too.Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.Check out the recipes and app here: https://apple.co/3G0zC0ZJoin the newsletter and 7 day meal plan here: https://thedoctorskitchen.com/newsletter/Check out the socials here: https://www.instagram.com/doctors_kitchen/Connect with Jenna here:NEW BOOK: Your Blueprint for Strong ImmunityFIRST BOOK: Immunity: The Science of Staying Well Website www.drjennamacciochi.comInstagram www.instagram.com/dr_jenna_macciochiTwitter www.twitter.com/drjmacc Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

1hr 51mins

27 Apr 2022

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Ep 182. How to Have Healthy Immunity with Dr. Jenna Macciochi

The Calmer You Podcast

Symprove is this week's podcast sponsor. You can save 15% of your first 12-week pack of Symprove at https://bit.ly/3Nmgaki by entering the code CHLOE15 (UK only)Dr. Jenna Macciochi is a researcher, lecturer, and author of 'Your Blueprint for Strong Immunity: Personalise Your Diet and Lifestyle for Better Health'We discuss:Whether or not it's actually possible to 'boost' your immune systemHow the immune system impacts our mental health (and how to improve it)Loads of practical tips on how to be well mentally and physically Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


11 Apr 2022

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Friday Five: Supporting our immune system, with Dr Jenna Macciochi

The Liz Earle Wellbeing Show

In this episode of the Friday Five podcast, Liz chats with immunologist Dr Jenna Macciochi to discuss how best to support our immune system with food, supplements, and fitness. They discuss so-called super foods, highlighting some genuinely helpful super nutrients, the fascinating importance of fitness, and how to incorporate a bit more movement into our daily routine. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


4 Mar 2022

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S7 E8: Immune boosting facts and fallacies with Jenna Macciochi

The Food Medic

Never before has the immune system had so much air time - but what actually is the immune system? Can it be boosted? What kind of things influence it? Does vitamin C really fight off a cold and there truth in the old wives tale - feed a cold, starve a fever? I’m Dr Hazel Wallace, host of the food medic podcast and on this episode we are answering all those questions with immunologist and author Dr Jenna Macciochi. Jenna has a PhD in allergy immunology from Imperial College London and has previously worked in academia, pharmaceutical industry and clinical trials. Jenna currently holds a Lecturer position at the University of Sussex progressing research into understanding the science of lifestyle related disease. This episode covers:- What actually is the immune system? - Factors which influence our immunity- Can you boost your immune system with food?- Should you feed a cold and starve a fever?- What steps to take to recover from a cold - Exercise and immunity - The importance of sleep and your immune system. If you loved this episode make sure to give it a review, rating (hopefully 5 stars) and share it with your friends and family. @thefoodmedic/www.thefoodmedic.co.uk


23 Feb 2022

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The Immune System with Dr. Jenna Macciochi


I speak with Dr. Macciochi about the foundations of a healthy immune system: personalised nutrition, appropriate physical activity and stress management techniques, and adequate sleep. Note the use of language here - a key theme running through todays conversation is context. Something that is always lacking in conversations around nutrition and lifestyle. Another key theme from today is consistency. We simply have to be consistent in creating health. Jenna's books can be found on Amazon here, and here.

1hr 10mins

20 Sep 2021

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21: Future proofing your immune system - nutrition, stress, allergies, and more. | Dr. Jenna Macciochi, PhD.

the NUANCE by Medicine Explained.

Dr Jenna Macciochi has over 20 years' experience as an immunologist researching the impact of diet and lifestyle on the immune system. Based in Brighton, Jenna is a lecturer at Sussex University and a qualified fitness instructor. She is a mother of 5 year old twins and a keen home cook, creating recipes inspired by her farm-to-table Scottish roots and capturing her Italian heritage.With a concerning growth towards generic, oversimplified health recommendations. Coupled with the guilt from trying, and failing, to achieve perfect health, she is on a mission to unravel the science around immunity and decodes exactly what it takes to be well in the modern day.  She explores how we can no longer ignore the fact that our fast-paced, over-consuming, unrelenting lives are slowly eroding our delicate immune defences. Offering simple, clear and educated advice, debunking popular myths along the way, Jenna looks at nutrition, exercise, sleep and even mental health play into your immunity and long-term health.


2 Apr 2021

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The Immune System, Running and How to Train When on the Mend with Dr Jenna Macciochi

Well Far: The Running Podcast

Our health has never been more on the radar than it is at the moment, but what can we do either side of falling ill that supports our immune system and our running? Can vitamin C prevent a cold? Is it possible to boost our immune system? And are there times when running can do more harm than good? And, why are people reporting that returning to exercise after COVID is tougher than they ever imagined? To share an expert insight on whether we should hang up our running trainers at the first sight of a cold, or whether there are circumstances when it’s OK to sweat through sniffles is Dr Jenna Macciochi. Last year, Jenna published the book IMMUNITY: The Science of Staying Well which is all part of her obsession over understanding how nutrition and lifestyle interact with the immune system in health and disease.Topics covered:What is the immune system and why do we get sick?Can we boost our immune system health?What role does exercise play in the health of our immune system? Do intense workouts (long runs) weaken the immune system because of the stress they place on the body?Should you have a phased return to exercise or are you OK to pick back up where you left off?Are there any ways to self-monitor that your body is dealing with the stress of exercise OK?Should we be wearing masks when running to protect ourselves and others?COVID-19 is a rapidly developing situation. For the most up-to-date information, check government resources.Get in touch with Amy @wellness_ed on insta Get in touch with Dr Jenna @dr_jenna_macciochi Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


7 Mar 2021