Your essential handbook to staying well in the modern world
The immune system is your constant guardian, fighting around the clock to protect you from disease. There’s a lot you can do to strengthen this first line of defense against all kinds of threats, from COVID-19 to cancer. Now, immunologist Dr. Jenna Macciochi gives us a crash course on how the immune system actually works—and how to keep yours in shape—with authoritative guidance on:
the best foods to eat to strengthen your immune system
the importance of movement, and how often to exercise
the essential link between immunity and sleep
its surprising connection to your mental health.
About the Author
Jenna Macciochi, PhD, has over twenty years of experience as a scientist researching the impact of lifestyle on the immune system in health and disease. She is on a mission to break down the science behind our health and share the secrets of how to be well, for good. Dr. Macciochi is a lecturer at Sussex University and a certified fitness instructor. Her writing has been featured in The Times (London), Women’s Health, Marie Claire, Glamour magazine, and Metro, among others. She is a mother of five-year-old twins and a keen home cook, creating recipes inspired by her farm-to-table Scottish roots and capturing her husband’s Italian heritage. She lives in Brighton, UK.
“At a time when we are embracing a world of plexiglass sneeze guards, [Macciochi’s] new book, Immunity, is a must-read.”—Spirituality & Health
“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. Her book is a must read for anybody wanting to understand the intricacies of our marvelous immune system that governs our bodies ability to defend itself against cancer, inflammation and improve our overall wellbeing.”—Dr. Rupy Aujla, author of The Doctor’s Kitchen
"A highly accessible resource for those interested in ways to improve their overall health by improving the health of their immune system."—Choice