Best Food to Prevent Common Childhood Infections04:33

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Published on November 9, 2017

Just a dusting of nutritional yeast worth of beta glucan fiber a day is put to the test in a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial for the prevention of common childhood illnesses.

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Also found beneficial for marathon runners (Preserving Immune Function in Athletes With Nutritional Yeast ( Chlorella and wakame may also help boost immunity (Preserving Athlete Immunity with Chlorella ( and How to Boost Your Immune System with Wakame Seaweed ( And so can produce! (Using the Produce Aisle to Boost Immune Function (

There are some folks that should stay away from the stuff, though:
• Does Nutritional Yeast Trigger Crohn’s Disease? (
• Is Candida Syndrome Real? (
• Is Nutritional Yeast Healthy for Everyone? (

The How Not to Die Cookbook (available for preorder at has a great recipe in it for Nutty Parm—a condiment I like to put on whole grain pasta, salads, sautéed veggies, and more. Now you can get that recipe on the site at as one of our sneak peeks into the cookbook (all proceeds I receive to charity, of course).

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