Nutrition 209: Nutrition and the Immune System
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Instructor: Howard Benedikt, DC, DCBCN
Topic: Nutrition 209: Nutrition and the Immune System
Credit Hours: 2
The immune system is a complex system whose job it is to protect the body from disease. Many different cells, organs and glands help make up this system. Various factors such as stress, diet, exercise, environmental factors, etc. can impact the functioning of the system.
- Immune system
- Acquired immune system; T cells, B cells
- Innate immune system: blood borne, physical barriers
- What can go wrong
- Nutritional support to maintain immune homeostasis
- Foods that support immune function
- Testing the immune system
- Discuss the makeup of the immune system
- Understand those factors that keep the immune system in homeostasis
- Explain what factors suppress immune function
- Identify how diet impacts immune function
- Explore clinical pearls to maintain immune status
Howard Benedikt, DC, DCBCN has treated 1,000s of patients in his 38 years as a chiropractor. He attended Queens College, Flushing, where he received a BS degree. He then went on to study at the National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, Illinois, receiving his Doctor of Chiropractic. After several years of practice he obtained an MS in Human Biology/Anatomy from CW Post Center of Long Island University. He is a diplomate of the Chiropractic Board of Clinical Nutrition. He has lectured around the country on nutrition and holds teaching positions with New York Chiropractic College as well as Berkeley College in New York City. He maintains a private practice in New York, focusing on wellness and functional medicine. His passion lies in his vision to help each and every patient achieve their optimal health and wellness. He combines traditional chiropractic care along with deep tissue and trigger point therapies and uses the latest adjunctive modalities such as ultrasound, muscle stimulation, cold light laser therapy and soft tissue mobilization.
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