Your Blueprint for strong immunity
Dr Jenna Macciochi
Tuesday 31 January 2023 20:00–21:00 GMT
COVID-19 has put caring for our immune systems firmly in the minds of most. In this MyNutriBookClub, we’ll read and review the book, ‘Your Blueprint for Strong Immunity’ written by immunologist, Dr Jenna Macciochi.
Science tells us that that virtually all health problems (both physical and mental) include a component of the immune system and in many cases are the result of dysfunctions of the immune system.
The field of immunology is complex, but this book simplifies what a well-functioning immune system looks like, whilst helping individuals to conduct a self-assessment of their immune system with clear and evidence-based practical advice to improve immune function through diet and lifestyle.
This book provides a voice of reason in a rising tide of pseudoscience and can be a helpful tool to support health professionals and students to explain to clients and patients how to best support their immunity in a clear, factual way, avoiding exaggerated and misleading information.
We hosted a live interactive session on 31st January, 8-9PM to discuss the book and highlight key learnings for practice, followed by a live Q&A with the author and expert immunologist, Dr Jenna Macciochi.
“Dr Jenna is one of the most knowledgeable authorities on Immune Health and has a wonderful ability to communicate an incredibly complicated subject in a profoundly approachable and relatable way.” – Dr Rupy Aujla, author of The Doctor’s Kitchen
Gain understanding of
- What comprises the immune system
- What a well-functioning immune system is
- Specific diet and lifestyle interventions for a range of health conditions
Be aware of
- The complex nutritional needs of the immune system
- The role of gut health and the microbiome to immune function
- The breadth of dietary and lifestyle factors that influence immune function
Be able to
- Reflect on the complex nature of the immune system
- Understand that immunity changes across the lifespan
- Suggest evidence-based advice on how diet and lifestyle can support immune function during health and disease
Dr Jenna Macciochi
Immunologist and Senior Lecturer at The University of Sussex
Leading immunologist and author, Dr. Jenna Macciochi, PhD, is on a mission to unravel the science around the immune system, helping people to decode exactly what it takes to be well in the modern-day. With over 20 years’ experience in researching the impact of diet and lifestyle on the immune system, her curiosity about the human body has deepened the understanding of how we eat and live, and its effect on health and wellbeing.
Registered Associate Nutritionist
Holly is a Registered Associate Nutritionist with a Masters in Human Nutrition from the University of Sheffield. After graduating, Holly started her career at the British Nutrition Foundation as their Nutrition Intern. Following this, Holly joined Quorn Foods at their Health and Nutrition Communications Officer where she gained valuable insight into the food industry and was able to develop her skills in healthcare professional marketing. Now at Benecol, Holly is the Science Communications and Nutrition Manager responsible for all global scientific messaging and key partnerships that further strengthen the science of plant stanols and cholesterol-lowering functional foods.
In 2020, Holly set up the Health & Nutrition Book Club which gained significant interest amongst fellow healthcare professionals and led to Holly gaining a nomination for the Caroline Walker Trust’s Nutritionist of the Year 2020.
Corrine Toyn is a Registered Dietitian and founder of Chickpea Marketing, a freelance marketing and nutrition consultancy on a mission to drive the growth of health-focused food and drink brands.
Corrine aims to use her dietetic expertise to understand the nutritional challenges of target audiences and create tailored marketing solutions that demonstrate brand value whilst nourishing with purpose.
Starting her career as Dietitian at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Corrine has since worked in the food and drink industry for 5 years across communications, trends and marketing, previously working for companies such as Abbott, M&S and Raisio Group (Benecol).
Corrine is passionate about raising the profile of dietitians and nutritionists in the food and drink industry and has recently been appointed Chair of the BDA Industry Specialist Group launching this year. Corrine hopes the group will provide a source of peer support and networking for dietitians wanting to pursue industry related roles.
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