Jul 24, 2018
You’re not immune to a bad diet.
In this episode of the Biofilm Factor, Dr. Ryan Nolan talks with
Dr. Jenna Macciochi, an immunologist. They discuss the connection
between a balanced diet and our immune system, further proving that
everything, from the bacteria in your mouth to the bacteria in your
gut, is connected. In addition, they talk about the importance of
exposing ourselves to new environments in order to create a
healthier future generation. The things we experience and eat now
can prevent allergies and intolerances in the future. We’ve pushed
away germs for so long, but it turns out they are actually keeping
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Bio for Dr. Jenna Macciochi
Dr. Jenna Macciochi is an
immunologist and lectures on her research about the impact of
fiber, immune factors and postbiotics on our overall health. Dr.
Macciochi focuses on the need to better understand the microbiome
and how it is increasingly relevant to the function of our
overall immune system. She is currently working at The University
of Sussex and can be reached on Instagram
did Dr. Macciochi decide to study immunology? [1:00]
does Dr. Macciochi currently study and why is it important?
we are not exposed to germs we are more likely to get allergies.
need those bugs; they’re all over us and in us. [10:30]
- Discussing the health concerns of the modern
- Certain foods are more dangerous for your gut
barrier than others. [14:20]
key factors are missing from our diets because of the modern diet?
- Understanding the opening and closing of the
gut barrier. [17:30]
cautious about the use of antibiotics. [20:30]
- Discussing diets without gluten and how to eat
- Breaking down the modern diet.
are not meant to have sugar in our blood for too long.
the disease process influences our immune system and how that helps
us understand why chronic inflammation is a problem.
is something missing ‒ it isn’t just about focusing on diet.
does having a balanced diet influence our bone size and strength
and immune system development? Is there a connection between past
generations and generations today? [41:55]
mothers do and eat can affect how sensitive or allergic their child
is to certain foods. [42:45]
- Discussing the role of breastfeeding in the
health of a child. [46:50]
is becoming increasingly important to consume in the ideal diet.
diet is only as good as your microbiome. [54:30]
does diet affect our microbiome, gut and immune system.
does butyrate act as an anti-inflammatory, and what does it act on?
- Discussing plaque fluid in the oral microbiome.
- Finding the unique balance for an individual’s
oral tolerance. [1:09:55]
are some vitamins, minerals and specific foods that you should eat
to avoid certain health problems? [1:12:33]
Nolan shares a recent case of a patient with extreme and sudden
root decay. [1:17:05]
benefits of turmeric and how it can contribute to the immune
do polyphenols influence our
immune system positively? [1:21:03]
difference between the innate immune system and the adaptive immune
system and why both are important. [1:23:33]
immune system is what makes us unique. [1:28:00]
are cytokines and what is their role in our immune system?
Nolan talks about the modern diet and his grandfather’s experience
with cancer. [1:36:40]
destroy what is keeping you healthy. [1:42:30]
there any upcoming advances, innovations or paradigm shifts that
the dental community needs to prepare for? [1:45:00]
Macciochi’s opinion on the role of socioeconomics and the
unrecognized populations. [1:46:40]
- Discussing the negative influence of soda and
other processed foods. [1:50:50]
#1 cause of bankruptcy in the United States is medical bills.
- Closing thoughts and information about Dr.
Jenna Macciochi. [1:58:30]