There’s no shortage of tips for boosting the immune system. Everyone has an opinion, but who can tell fact from fiction?
Sports Physician Servaas Bingé takes us on a fascinating journey through the immune system and explains just how we become ill. He translates the latest scientific findings on immunity into clear advice with which you can optimize your lifestyle.
After reading this book, you will know exactly how you can strengthen your immune system through diet, stress reduction, sleep, and exercise. Using no-nonsense language with a touch of humor and lots of creative thinking, Dr Bingé provides superb guidance to the most important thing you can do—stay healthy.
Introduction These Here Are Crazy Times So Everyone’s a Virologist Now? What Is the Immune System, Anyway? Vaccination, Hygiene, and Medicine COVID-19 Stopping the Spread Stopping the Spread, Part II Anti-vaxxers How Do We Get Sick?
Chapter 1 Microbiology Pathology Microbiology Is Everywhere Microbiology Has Rock Stars of Its Own Bacteria in Detail How Viruses Work Fungi and Friends
Chapter 2 Immunology The Front Line The White Army Inflammation The Strategy of Your White Army Know Thine Enemy There’s Humor in Your Body Fake News Plan D Collateral Damage Hypersensitivity
Chapter 3 Lifestyle Trust Me, I’m A Doctor The Four P’s The Best Time to Plant a Tree Is Ten Years Ago Nutrition Exercise Sleep Stress
Chapter 4 Inside the Medicine Cabinet The Ideal Amounts Bioavailability Just Pop a Pill and That’s All You Need? Micronutrients Herbs and Foodstuffs
Chapter 5 Recipes Vitamins and Minerals Antioxidants Recipes to Support Your Microbiome
Chapter 6 COVID-19 Facts and Figures Case-Fatality Ratio R Number Transmission The Tests What Can You Do Yourself? To Boost or Not to Boost
Dr Servaas Bingé is a general practitioner and sports physician. From his work as chief physician of Lotto-Soudal, the oldest professional cycling team in the world, he developed the concept of “healthitude”, combining our health, attitudes, and daily choices. He is a sought-after speaker on topics of health and is the author of four books.
David Shaw works as a journalist for Germany’s international broadcaster, Deutsche Welle, as well as translating from several languages, including German, Dutch, Russian, and French. He lives in Berlin.