157: New Science of the Immune System by Matt Richtel

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Jason Hartman talks with Matt Richtel, Pulitzer prize winning New York Times reporter and author of the new book An Elegant Defense: The Extraordinary New Science of the Immune System, about the new information that's come to light about our immune system and how we can help/hurt it by our actions. Matt dispels some myths that are long, long held, and gives solutions as to how we can best improve our health.

Key Takeaways:

[1:38] Matt's journey to understanding the immune system came from his friend's serious illness. It led to him confronting several myths about the immune system.

[5:07] Our immune system actually tries to get along with everything as best as possible, not to automatically attack

[7:10] Why it's a mistake to try and "boost your immune system"

[10:02] New research on your "gut health"

[13:59] How stress weakens your immune system

Website:

www.MattRichtel.com

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