The Immunity Solution: Seven Weeks to Living Healthier and Longer (Hardcover)
This essential guide features a simple program of practical strategies to help optimize your immune system and improve your life.
Your immune system determines how well you live. In this must-read book, award-winning immunologist Leo Nissola provides a comprehensive overview of your body’s defenses, revealing what can cause problems, how to recognize the warning signs, and how to fight back.
Every moment of every day, bacteria, viruses, and other germs attack you, but most of the time you stay healthy. You can’t live forever, but there’s more to fighting diseases than you might think, including diet, lifestyle habits, your environment, and the power of information. Dr. Nissola explains why enhancing your natural defenses should be your top health priority and details the cutting-edge therapies that researchers are developing to hack your immune system and bolster your defenses. Along the way, he explores the latest science on immune-boosting diets, supplements, and longevity while debunking myths about antibodies, inflammation, and why some people rarely get sick.
Featuring a complete, science-backed, step-by-step, full-body, seven-week action plan, this timely, all-inclusive handbook will help you support your body’s defenses and maximize your health every day.
About the Author
Dr. Leo Nissola is an award-winning immunologist and cancer researcher, frequently featured as a medical expert on the BBC, CBS, FOX, MSNBC, NBC, and other networks. Dr. Nissola built, evaluated, and designed data-driven COVID-19 epidemiological models, some of which were featured by the White House in Press Briefings, while conducting early phase drug discovery immunotherapy clinical trials for patients with advanced cancer at Sean Parker’s research institute, enrolling patients in leading academic institutions across the United States. He has led multi-billion-dollar drug assets at leading biotechnology and multinational pharmaceutical companies. He is a former University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Medical Oncology Research Fellow, an intern at Charles First Faculty of Medicine at University Karolinska. Dr. Nissola's words and opinion have been published by numerous prestigious news outlets in the United States, including The Hill, NASDAQ, NBC News, San Francisco Chronicle, and the USA Today. He is the Chief Scientific Officer at FirstBio Research. He lives in San Francisco, California.
“Thorough yet accessible . . . Readers will appreciate the seven-week program’s wide-ranging perspective on how exercise and diet affect immune health.”
— Publishers Weekly
The Immunity Solution is the best book on restoring your health that I have ever read. As a caregiver and a national advocate for patients, I am deeply grateful for this clear, no-nonsense advice on taking care of yourself that anyone can start using today.
— Sandra Abrevaya, cofounder and CEO of Synapticure and cofounder of IamALS.org
This is a rare resource. Dr. Nissola’s work has had a resounding scientific impact and will continue to do so for the remainder of the long career that stands before him.
— James Allison, winner of the Nobel Prize in Medicine
Dr. Nissola is unlocking the mystery of how to bring immunology and disease prevention into our daily lives in an accessible and memorable way. This book provides simple ways to live a healthier life; a great gift for those of us who didn’t go to medical school.
— Ben LaBolt, communications adviser to President Biden and assistant press secretary to President Obama
Essential reading. Dr. Nissola cogently explains how all of us can unlock the powers of our immune systems to heal ourselves and thrive.
— James Reginato, writer at large for Vanity Fair and author of Growing Up Getty