14 minutes | Sep 22, 2020

Peak Performance: Understanding What it Means to Optimize Immunity

September is often the time of year when people start to consider precautions for the upcoming cold and flu season. In the midst of an ongoing pandemic, many people are preoccupied with boosting their immunity; a better question might be how to optimize the immune system for peak performance.  What’s the difference, you might ask? “Boosting” immunity can send things into overdrive, while optimizing the immune system is a matter of supplying your system with the things it needs to function at its best - think whole foods, rest, and sunlight. Learn the four pillars that will keep the whole family well through cold and flu season and beyond.  If there are topics you’d like us to cover in upcoming episodes, we’d love to hear from you. Leave us a message here.    Thanks for listening! We love our listeners! Drop us a line and leave guest suggestions https://bambinifurtuna.com/pages/podcast  or visit us on Social Media!   https://www.instagram.com/bambinifurtuna/ https://www.instagram.com/agatharelotaluczo/ https://www.instagram.com/drgreene/   Quotes  “If you think about it, the immune system is kind of like an orchestra; it’s all in harmony together. And if you just raise the volume too loud, that’s a problem.” [01:13] “What you put on your skin is equally important as what you eat.” [05:15] “We don’t want to be distracting our immune system with chemicals it doesn’t recognize right now [because that heightens immune function unnecessarily].” [05:56]   Big Ideas  Why this may not be the best time to “boost” immunity. [00:43] The four pillars to becoming more resilient against infection. [02:15]
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