Supporting Immune Function with Dr. Tom Guilliams

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Published Aug 2, 2022, 10:00 AM

If there’s one thing we’ve all come to appreciate during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is the importance of a healthy immune system. The immune system is a complex network of various cells, proteins, and organs that work together to help your body recognize and mitigate potential invaders, as well as recognize and protect itself. Metabolic health, proper nutrition, a healthy microbiome, and intact gut barrier are all important components necessary to support immune function.

Dr. Tom Guilliams is a PhD researcher with a specialty in molecular immunology. He recently updated his seminal work “Supporting Immune Function.” Tom joins us on today’s show to discuss innate and adaptive immunity and outline the functional medicine approach to optimize immunity.

Today on The Lab Report:

  • 3:45 Tom Guilliams is back!
  • 5:25 Conversations about immune health during the pandemic
  • 9:15 Metabolic reserve
  • 13:20 Literature during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • 16:40 Immunosenescence
  • 21:20 Functional approach to immune health
  • 26:25 Nutrition and immunity
  • 33:00 The role of the gut in immune health, innate vs. adaptive immunity, and vaccines
  • 45:40 Emerging research on the effect of COVID on the microbiome
  • 52:15 The Fireball

Additional Resources:

Point Institute

Supporting Immune Function

Lifestyle Matrix Resource Center

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