Nutritional Immunology

Nutritional Immunology

Nutritional Immunology is a highly relevant science that revolves around the fundamental desire of human beings to fight diseases and live longer. It studies the link between nutrition and the immune system. It advocates prevention over cure. Our immune system, like the engine of a car, requires sufficient fuel for it to always be in peak performance. An appropriate and adequate supply of disease-preventing nutrients like antioxidants, phytochemicals and polysaccharides give us the nourishment needed to protect our body from daily viral, bacterial and other dangerous threats.

What is so special about antioxidants, phytochemicals and polysaccharides? Antioxidants protect the body’s cells from damaging effects of oxidation and as a result, the threat of premature ageing or even diseases like cancer. Phytochemicals not only give plants their color, flavor, smell and texture, but also bolster the immune system in a myriad ways, from preventing infections to strengthening the heart and improving blood sugar profiles. Polysaccharides are long chain sugars that increase the production of natural killer cells as well as interferon and interleukin, body chemicals that trigger an immune response. Polysaccharides are also being actively researched for their anti-cancer and anti-viral properties.

Nutritional Immunology encourages us to obtain these disease-preventing nutrients from a wide variety of plant sources, like cactus, soy, mushroom, grape seed and ginseng berry on a daily basis. What is amazing is that Nutritional Immunology not only advocates eating wholesome foods but also guides the selection of plant species and parts as well as harvesting and processing methods. For example, did you know that there are over 80 different species of ginger but all contain different combinations of nutrients? Or that the ginseng berry is now actually thought to be as nutritious (if not more) than the ginseng root?

Nutritional Immunology ensures that the quality and quantity of nutrients are not compromised and that consumers are only offered plant foods with optimal nutrition.

Prolonging and enhancing the quality of our lives is not an unattainable dream but a reality. Thanks to Nutritional Immunology…

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6 Responses to “Nutritional Immunology”

  1. I am a beginner in nutritional immunology. I am major in Immunology, and have some new idea for human health. But how can I combinate the nutrition and immune system may be a question for me. I feel a bit confused.

  2. Hi Christine,

    Welcome to!

    US university do offer Nutritional Immunology as a subject course. It should be easy to search for it. At the mean time, may be you’ll like to pick up the following 2 books for your reference:

    1. Nutritional Immunology
    2. Plant Foods and Nutritional Immunology – A Scientific Approach.

    Both books are written by Dr. Jau-Fei Chen, the founder of Nutritional Immunology.

    E.Excel International also offers education scholarship to students who are keen to pursue in the field of Nutritional Immunology. Go check it out.

    Love, Jacklyn

  3. hello im madeliene..
    i have just finished my STPM..and currently searching more on nutritional immunology..i would love to find out more on the scholarships provided to this whole family are consuming eexcel..and yes i have deep enthuasism to learn more and pursuing it as a course in university..i hope i can get more info on it..thanks

  4. Hi Madeliene,

    Isn’t it great that more people are keen to persue the knowledge of Nutritional Immunology? Do go check out the 2 books I recommend and I will get in touch with you.


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