At The MD, PhD is In, we have a key focus on immunonutrition: eating foods that enhance the immune system to fight such things as heart disease, diabetes, bacteria, fungus, viruses, parasites, aging, cancer and infections.

What is Immunonutrition? It is the study of how foods help the immune system. The immune system fights infection. Proper and focused nutrition benefits this process.

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Immune System Optimization

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                 Targeted Nutrition                   

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Here are 1o Facts about Immunonutrition:

  1. History: The concept of immunonutrition has been studied and used in worldwide Intensive Care Units (ICU) since at least 2003. Fish oil, for example, when given to patients in the ICU, prevents heart attacks and other inflammatory processes:

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Immunonutrition has been used in worldwide Surgical Intensive Care Units.
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2. Anti-inflammatory: Foods with anti-inflammatory properties can slow aging, and decrease the chance of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer. All the major killers can be linked to inflammatory processes, with chronic metabolic syndrome being a major predictor of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

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The Top Killers. Let us be Mindful to Guard our Foods that offer Immunonutrition.
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3. Immunity in the Gut: The gut contains over 70% of the body’s immune system. Foods with immunonutrition an change the gut flora to increase the “good” bacteria and decrease the “bad” bacteria, cleansing out toxins and boosting the immune system.

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The Importance of the Gut in Fighting Infection.
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Rich sources of immunonutrition:

our fish, nuts, fruits, vegetables and herbs.

~The MD, PhD is In

4. Food is Medicine: What you eat either makes you well or makes you sick; it is also good for mental health due to sensory stimulation of the nose, eyes, ears and taste buds.

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The only sensation of the 5 senses that is ‘left out’ of the food sensory stimulation is the ears.

This is why the tradition of “toasting” wine glasses was founded, as the ears then get to participate in the dining experience.

Foods with an immunonution focus are good medicine to body, mind and soul.

The dining experience is to be enjoyed.

5. Value good Produce: Use produce before it spoils, necessitating their discard. What a blessing it is for us to have good fruits and vegetables around us: color your table with green, red, orange and yellow, purple and brown food decor! Let us try to resolve now and throughout 2017 that we will eat our produce before it spoils. Great way to start 2017 now!

So let us be good to our foods that heal us with immunonutrition.

~ The MD, PhD is In

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New Year’s Resolution 2017:

Don’t let our foods with immunonutrition spoil.

Foods with immunonutritional value

are the foundation of Age Management Medicine,

the study of preventing the aging process.

~ The MD, PhD is In

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