Matt Richtel is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for The New York Times and the author of the new book An Elegant Defense: The Extraordinary New Science of the Immune System: A Tale in Four Lives.
What you'll learn from this episode:
How seemingly unrelated conditions like cancer, autoimmunity, and even HIV are connected.
The true-life miracle Matt witnessed that led him to take a deep dive into the immune system's mysteries.
The word to listen for when you want to know if you're dealing with a legitimate immunologist.
Why you should be skeptical of products that claim to boost your immune system.
Specific tactics you can use to harness the power of the immune system to potentially protect yourself against the major modern diseases.
And much more!
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Resources from this episode:
Nivolumab (Opdivo), Cancer Research UK
How the Immune Response Contributes to Homeostasis by David H. Nguyen, PhD, Sciencing
Your Environment Is Cleaner. Your Immune System Has Never Been So Unprepared. by Matt Richtel, The New York Times
Markers of Inflammatory and Immune Response, Biologic Markers in Pulmonary Toxicology, National Research Council
Anti-Inflammatory Diet 101: How to Reduce Inflammation Naturally by Franziska Spritzler, RD, CDE, Healthline
What is the Hygiene Hypothesis? by Alina Bradford, Live Science
What is Autoimmunity?, Johns Hopkins Autoimmune Disease Research Center
What is Lupus?, Lupus Foundation of America
What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?, Arthritis Foundation
Female Hysteria: 7 Crazy Things People Used To Believe About The Ladies' Disease by Catherine Pearson, HuffPost
Blue Zones Secrets -- How to Live 100+ Years by Jillian Levy, CHHC, Dr. Axe
Too Clean for Our Children's Good? by Perri Klass, MD, The New York Times
Why the Gut Microbiome Is Crucial for Your Health by Ruairi Robertson, PhD, Healthline
Sepsis Symptoms and Causes, The Mayo Clinic
Learning from the Elite by Bijal Trivedi, Nature
HIV/AIDS Basics, CDC
How to Optimize Sleep for Fat Loss and Better Health | Shawn Stevenson, The Genius Life 37
Stress Relievers: 70 Ways to Reduce Stress by Elizabeth Scott, MS, Verywell Mind
Understanding Immunotherapy, Cancer.net
Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life by Max Lugavere and Paul Grewal M.D.
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