Immune Resilience: The Breakthrough Plan to Protect Your Body and Fight Disease (Libro en Inglés)

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ISBN: 9780593330838
por Avery
ISBN: 9780593330838
Editorial: Avery
Autor: Hodges, Romilly
Año de edición: 2022
N° Paginas: 416
Tipo de pasta: Pasta dura
Descripción: Product DescriptionA sweeping look at the complexity of our immune system, with a natural, science-based program to help protect against viruses and other pathogens.Some people can fight off infections relatively easily, with minor symptoms, while others suffer severely. But these outcomes—and our immune responses against them—aren’t fixed; we can build immune resilience.But how? The answer goes beyond popping vitamin C and zinc during flu season. As clinical nutritionist Romilly Hodges reveals, our immune system is intricate and multifaceted, and powerfully impacted by what we eat, as well as by our lifestyle routines.Immune Resilience offers a fascinating tour of the incredible ways our bodies protect us against disease, with assessments throughout to help the reader identify their weak areas. Then it outlines a personalized, step-by-step program blending defense-building foods with lifestyle strategies, including important advice on movement, sleep, and stress-relief. This book explains:• the connection between sleep and immune memory• how you can harness the power of gentle fasting• why good germs increase immunity and decrease allergies and asthma• how to prepare nutrient-packed meals, with recipes• what kind of exercise boosts immunity, and moreWith easy-to-reference guidelines for specific infections and a curated guide to the supplements you really need, this essential book helps you put your health in your own hands.About the AuthorRomilly Hodges, MS, CNS, CDN, is a practicing clinical nutritionist and director of nutrition programs at an interdisciplinary clinic in Connecticut. She helps individuals and families improve their health and symptoms of disease through nutritional and lifestyle interventions. During her time in practice, she has honed an expertise in natural interventions to build deep resilience against infectious pathogens and immune dysfunction. Hodges earned her master’s degree in human nutrition from the University of Bridgeport. She has lived in Europe, Africa, and South America, and now resides in Connecticut.Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.Chapter 1Hidden Enemies Around UsHumans have lived with infectious microbes since our very first beginnings and they have been, for most of our history, one of humanity's biggest preoccupations. Fortunately for us, modern science has had many shining successes against infections. To understand these successes, as well as our ongoing vulnerabilities to pathogens, we need to look at where we've come from, and where we are now.Louis Pasteur's "germ theory," which originated in the 1870s, marked the dawn of our modern-day approach to microbes by illuminating for the first time the immense landscape of microscopic infectious pathogens that were behind the most problematic diseases of the time. It was a turning point after which medics and scientists began to develop and use hygiene principles and antimicrobial agents to prevent infection. Improvements in sanitation, water treatment, and pasteurization that were subsequently adopted have saved millions of lives and are still vital today. But despite these advances, the leading causes of death in the early 1900s remained infectious diseases, especially pneumonia and tuberculosis. Smallpox, cholera, diphtheria, and polio were also widespread. Average life span was just forty to fifty years in part because childhood infections were frequently fatal, and infections we now consider minor could lead to sepsis and death.Against this background, it's no wonder that the first licensed vaccines in 1914, and first widely distributed antibiotics in 1928, were hailed as miracles of modern medicine. The decades that followed World War II were a golden age for vaccine and antibiotic development, culminating in the complete eradication of smallpox, near-eradication of polio, and the ability for people to live their lives unencumbered by the fear of catching diseases that could c
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