Episode 16: The Future of Immunology with Dr. Jenna Macciochi

Our immune system is a vital function of our health. And yet, most of the time we only think about it when we're sick. 2020 has shed light on immunology in a way that we haven't seen before, and the impact of lifestyle, diet, and even technology is far more reaching than we might have suspected. This week on You Should Know This, we talk to Immunologist Dr. Jenna Macciochi, who specializes in understanding how nutrition and lifestyle interact with the immune system in both health and disease. Join us as we dive into the world of biotech, the impact the pandemic has had on the industry, and much more!


Clara Mouawad

Clara is the Content Specialist at BCC Research, where she spends her time writing blogs and white papers, designing graphics and thinking up ways BCC can take over the world...like with a podcast.

A world traveler (less so during COVID19, of course), marketing whiz and always thirsty for knowledge, Clara finds innovators in a variety of fields and asks the question that our listeners want to know: How will this industry, technology or company shape how we live and work in the future?

Episode Timeline

  • [00:30]Introducing immunology and Dr. Jenna Macciochi
  • [01:38]Dr. Macciochi's story
  • [02:38]The impact of nutrition and lifestyle on immune health
  • [04:02]The connection between metabolic endotoxemia, post-cranial gut permeability, diet regime, pre-and-probiotics, and immunology
  • [06:00]Where pre-and probiotics come into play
  • [07:07]The work being done in immunotherapy and allergen vaccines
  • [09:03]The work being done to eradicate peanut allergy
  • [10:42]The future of immunotherapy to combat the rise of autoimmune disorders
  • [12:54]On immunology and Covid-19
  • [15:48]The connection between immunology and mental health
  • [18:06]Practical steps towards a better immune system
  • [20:50]Tips on bringing balance to long-term health