July 07, 2020
Robust health and a resilient immune system are abundantly important. While so much seems out of our control right now, working with us, the nutritionists at The Morrison Center, can help you identify very actionable ways to shore up your immune system and strengthen your body’s constitution.
Diet and lifestyle directly affect immune function in several ways, and we can team up with you to support each one:
Our nutrient status dictates how well our body functions, especially in times of emotional or physical stress. Every process in every organ system and every cell depends on nutrients to operate properly. Eating healthfully is the foundation of physical and emotional wellbeing, but during times of stress, targeted dietary supplements may also be important. Getting personalized advice on which nutrients you should focus on can make all the difference.
Did you know that approximately 70-90% of your body’s immune system resides in and around the digestive tract? And there are more than a trillion microbes in your digestive tract that can either boost your health or create inflammation and drain your vitality and nutrients. The friendlier critters help us absorb nutrients, synthesize beneficial nutrients for a healthy gut and offer protection. Unfriendly critters can influence your food cravings, exacerbate food sensitivities and allergies, and create a steady stream of low grade inflammation and toxicity. The foods you eat and your lifestyle greatly influence the types of bacteria and microbes that live in your digestive tract and that directly influences your immune system.
Your body creates inflammation in response to any threat, and once the threat has passed, it should be able to quiet down and resolve that inflammation. That process — of properly starting and resolving inflammation in the body — relies on a solid nutrient status. Sometimes the nutrients required to dampen an inflammatory response aren’t present in a great enough amount to balance your body’s inflammation, and that can lead to health problems down the line. Loading up on the foods and specific nutrients that help to balance inflammation is key. We can guide you on the foods, dietary supplements, herbs and botanicals to support your immune system and help your body balance and resolve simmering inflammation.
These are just a few of the ways solid nutrition can help you optimize your health and strengthen your overall immune response. Schedule a consult with us to discuss your health goals and gain personalized insight into how solid nutrition can help you improve your health and vitality.
To schedule a meeting with one of us, current patients of The Morrison Center can send an appointment request via the patient portal. For new inquiries, please call our office number 212-989-9828, option #1 and leave a message — our office manager Onica Moore will get back out to you!
Robin is a registered dietitian nutritionist specializing in Integrative Medicine, Functional Medicine and holistic healing modalities. She helps her clients address complicated conditions and return to wellness.
Stephanie is a Holistic Nutrition Consultant and Emotional Freedom Technique practitioner with a passion for helping her clients fulfill their potential through both emotional and physical optimization.
Think party food and beach bodies don’t mix? Think again! Here are our 5 ways to “healthy hack” your next summer barbecue:
1. Go “protein style” with your burger
Take a note from In-N-Out’s not-so-secret-menu and go lower-carb version: wrap your beef patty or veggie patty in a large romaine or collard green leaf. Or just eat it atop veggie sides!