Diet and Optimum Health Conference

Linus Pauling Institute, Oregon State University

Session 3: November 4, 2021

Dietary Factors for a Healthy Immune System

For centuries, there has been a clear relationship between dietary inadequacies and a dysfunctional immune system. However, the ways that individual dietary components – or combinations or dietary factors – contribute to these effects is still poorly understood. Also, is there enough evidence to support roles of dietary factors in strengthening the immune system beyond resolving dietary inadequacies?

In this timely session, we review our understanding of dietary factors and immune function. Here we explore the benefits – and the limitations – of micronutrients, natural products, and other components of the diet, addressing questions that are applicable to inflammation, viral infections, and beyond.

As we are in the midst of celebrating our 25th year of the Linus Pauling Institute coming to Oregon State University, the Institute is making this webinar series free to all registrants. 

Session Topics:

Vitamin D and COVID-19
Presented by: Adrian Martineau

Nutrition and Micronutrient Therapy in the Critically Ill
Presented by: Mette M. Berger

What is the Role of Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Controlling Inflammation and Promoting an Optimal Immune Response?
Presented by: Philip Calder

Nutrition and the Aging Immune System
Presented by: Simin Meydani

CPE Units Available

The Linus Pauling Institute is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).

CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 2.5 Continuing Professional Education units (CPEUs) for completion of each session of this conference.