How Food Influences the Immune System With Ocean Robbins

Series 3 Episode 20
This week’s episode focuses on how food influences our immune system health. Our guest today is Ocean Robbins, a passionate author, speaker, facilitator, father, dancer, movement builder, and the co-founder and CEO of the 500 plus member Food Revolution Network. Ocean has assisted hundreds of thousands of people to stand up for their health and the health of the world. His best-selling book ‘The 31 Day Food Revolution’ has changed millions of lives. Tune in to learn how to create healthy lives that make food the foundation of joy, abundance, and wellness.


  •  [04:00] What we eat has a huge impact on ecosystems, animals, and future resources.
  • [08:00] What foods do not support our bodies in being able to fight off infections?
  • [15:00] Chronic pain is often directly connected to your body being in chronic inflammation.
  • [20:00] Tips for health practitioners in a therapeutic home regime, or over zoom or telemedicine to assist people to improve their immune system.
  • [25:00] A healthy microbiome is critical.
  • [35:00] Takeaways for practitioners to use right away to get results with their clients and support the immune system.
  • [40:00] Every time you choose real food over processed junk or assist someone you love or a patient to make healthier choices, you’re not only doing it for that moment, you’re building a movement.


  • What we eat has a huge impact on ecosystems, animals and future resources and our health.

  •  It’s important to consider which foods support us long term, as well as which foods don’t support us and our clients.

  • There are a lot of powerful phytonutrients that assist the body to be strong in the face of viral and bacterial health issues. These are usually located in the plant kingdom, such as greens, onions, mushrooms, berries, seeds and citrus which all bring down inflammation and boost health.


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Ritamarie Loscalzo

Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo is a best-selling author and speaker known for her extensive knowledge, infectious energy, and inspirational message that encourages individuals to become their own best health advocate. She is an internationally recognized nutrition and health authority who specializes in using the wisdom of nature to restore hormone balance with a special emphasis on thyroid, adrenal and insulin imbalances. She founded the Institute of Nutritional Endocrinology to empower health and nutrition practitioners to get to the root cause of health concerns by using functional assessments and natural therapeutics to balance the endocrine system, the body's master controller.

Dr. Ritamarie is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic with Certification in Acupuncture and is a Diplomat of the American Clinical Nutrition Board. She is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist with a Master’s in Human Nutrition, has completed a 2-year, 500-hour Herbal Medicine Program at David Winston’s Center for Herbal Studies and has a master's degree in Computer Science, which contributes to her skills as an ace problem solver.