23 – Immune support and understanding allergies with immunologist Dr Jenna Macciochi

Are you struggling with all the winter germs hanging around? Do you have a child or family history of allergy, or feel worried that your little one might develop one? Today we go straight to the expert – immunologist Dr Jenna Macciochi, who breaks down some incredibly complex information in a way that is easy to understand and implement for your family. Kate was literally jumping out of her seat with excitement! Dr Jenna Macciochi is an immunologist, author, TedX speaker, twin mama and passionate wholefoods cook with over 20 years’ experience as a scientist researching the impact of lifestyle on the immune system in health and disease. Jenna is a strong advocate of preventative medicine, and is on a mission to break down the science behind our health and share the secrets of how to be well, which she generously does in today’s episode. in this podcast we cover: What the immune system is and how immunity is developed The role of breastmilk and the gut microbiome in the developing immune system Why do children seem to get sick all the time (and what we can do) What an allergy is and what the signs of an allergic reaction are How much of an allergen is considered exposure and how often we need to offer the top allergens What to do when introducing allergens if a food isn’t part of your typical diet and so much more! You can connect with Dr Jenna Macciochi on Instagram, Twitter, and her website – we highly recommend that you do! Some additional resources we mention or you might enjoy Our podcast episode 10 all about immune support Express Immune Consults Listen to Episode 23 HERE Follow us on instagram @boobtofood to stay up to date with all the podcast news, recipes and other content that we bring to help make meal times and family life easier. Today’s episode was brought to you by Nutra Organics. Nutra Organics is Australia’s most loved health food brand, dedicated to making wholefoods to deeply nourish. They believe that wellbeing doesn’t have to be boring, hard or unattainable – and instead make it delicious, uncomplicated and accessible for everyone! We have both been using Nutra Organics products for years – our favourites are the gelatin for making gummies, the collagen bars for a quick snack on the run and the bone broth powders and concentrate because… well… you probably already know our love of bone broth! You can use the code BOOBTOFOOD for 15% off site wide (excluding bundles). Visit www.nutraorganics.com.au

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