Our bodies come equipped with some pretty amazing defense mechanisms to protect us against a wide range of potential dangers. But, like so many other aspects of dis-ease, modern insults like stress, nutrient deficits, and toxins can reduce our immune strength.
This week on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sat down with Chris Kresser to talk about the most critical factors that determine our natural immunity with evidence-based action items you can use to start improving yours right away.
Chris Kresser is a renowned expert, leading clinician, and top educator in the fields of Functional Medicine and ancestral health, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Paleo Cure. Listed among the 100 most influential people in health and fitness by Greatist.com, he was awarded “Best Inspirational Voice” and “Best Health & Wellness Website” by Paleo magazine in 2019.
Chris founded the Kresser Institute in 2015 to provide the next generation of Functional Health practitioners and coaches with the skills and tools they need to turn the tide of chronic disease—and change the future of medicine. Through the Kresser Institute, Chris created and launched the ADAPT Practitioner and Health Coach Training Programs, and he and his team have trained over 2,000 health professionals around the world in his unique approach.
In this episode, we dive into:
- The top things that are taxing our immune system (3:22)
- How inflammation wreaks havoc on our immune system (17:05)
- The shortcomings and risks of OTC medications for cold & flu (27:58)
- Vitamin D supplementation and testing (37:58)
- The best food sources of vitamin A and K2 (42:18)
- The powerful benefits of zinc (49:21)
- Most people will get Covid-19 and why it’s important to understand this (51:57)
- Why building your immune system is so crucial (1:00:45)
- Early intervention for reducing the severity of a Covid infection (1:04:43)
- Three little-known but powerful nutrients that will boost your natural immunity (1:05:43)
Also mentioned in this episode:
- How to Boost Your Immunity Naturally Workshop
- Vitamin D Test
- Beekeepers Naturals B.Immune Throat Spray
- Our World in Data
For more on Chris Kresser, follow him on Instagram @chriskresser, on Facebook @chriskresserlac, on Twitter @chriskresser, on YouTube @chriskresser, and through his website. Get his book, The Paleo Cure.
For more on Dhru Purohit, follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here.
Interested in joining Dhru’s Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here.
This episode is brought to you by HigherDOSE.
Saunas are expensive, but they can be a game changer. In fact, sauna use can reduce inflammation, stress, and improve detoxification and energy production down to the cellular level. But sometimes we can’t break the bank to make this happen. So when I was introduced to the portable HigherDose Infrared Sauna blanket, I got super excited because it’s actually an affordable way to get all of the benefits of sauna use including increased blood flow, better sleep, a calmer nervous system, and way more. Right now, you can get 15% off your own Infrared Sauna Blanket at HigherDOSE.com with my exclusive promo code DHRU15.