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Understanding immunity: The science of staying well with Dr Jenna Macciochi

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A fascinating masterclass with immunologist Dr Jenna Macciochi, that unravels the new science of immunity

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Immune health is on our minds and in the media more than ever before. We want to feed our bodies with the things it needs to fight diseases and give us essential energy, but with so much information available - and much of it conflicting - how can we learn what we really need to do in order to help our bodies keep us healthy?

In this fascinating masterclass, Dr Jenna Macciochi, an immunologist with over 20 years of experience researching the impact of diet and lifestyle on the immune system, will take you on a tour through your own body, so that you can better understand your immune system.

Debunking common myths and providing you with science-based information, Dr Jenna’s informative and accessible workshop is essential for anyone with a desire to discover what they can do to allow their bodies to thrive.

This course is for…

  • Anyone wanting to better understand their immune health
  • Anyone feeling confused by the saturation of wellness information and products available
  • People with a desire to learn about the impact of nutrition and lifestyle on their immune system
  • Anyone interested in cultivating long-term health

Course content

  • The science of immunity – what is the immune system and how does it work?
  • From COVID to cancer to the common cold – what the immune system actually does and its connection to our overall wellbeing
  • Boosting or balancing – how to protect yourself from infection and what defines a robust immune response?
  • The microbiome-immune axis: why some germs are actually good for us.
  • From nutrition, exercise, sleep and mental health: the role of our lifestyle in supporting a strong immune system
  • Tips and tricks you can put into practice immediately to keep your immune system healthy
  • The facts and the fads - debunking common immunity myths and fads

Tutor profile

Dr Jenna Macciochi is an immunologist and author with over 20 years of experience researching the impact of diet and lifestyle on the immune system. An immunology lecturer and researcher at the University of Sussex, her first book about the immune system Immunity: The Science of Staying Well was published in 2020, and her second book will be published next year.

Course Details

  • Date: Tuesday 30 November 2021
  • Time: 6.30pm-8.30pm (GMT)

6.30pm GMT | 7.30pm CET | 10.30am PST | 1.30pm EST

This masterclass is available globally. If you are joining us from outside the United Kingdom, please use this time zone converter to check your local live streaming time.

You will be sent a link to the webinar two hrs before the start time. Please email masterclasses@theguardian.com if you have not received the access link within one hour of the scheduled start time.

All Guardian Masterclasses are fully accessible but please contact us at masterclasses@theguardian.com if you have any queries or concerns.

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