Super eating for immunity

How advanced eating can support you through winter

Like to do more than just wash your hands?  Now has never been a better time to get your immune system up to scratch.  We now know that our gut wall houses about seventy percent of the cells that make up our immune system.  It is here that the right nutritional factors are critical to support these essential cells. For resilient and vigorous immunity, the steps to change old eating habits to new are vital for successful long-term protection. 


Course outline:

Healthy immunity has become a topical subject in recent news. This seminar will focus briefly on current and sometimes conflicting research on what to eat or take in this contentious time, how to keep confusion at bay, and how to take the steps you need to maintain long term well-being with strategic health choices using foods, functional foods, and nutraceuticals

Learning outcomes:

o Learn the basics about immunity, your gut barrier, your gut microbiota – and their critical role in immune protection.

o Discover the microscopic world of antioxidants and microbes and the part they play in your long-term health.

o Learn new and innovative eating approaches towards protecting your gut and immune health.


  • Saturday 15 August, 9:30am -1:00pm
  • $55.00 incl. GST
  • The University of Auckland, City Campus
  • Presented by Vicki Martin-MacKay, Registered Dietitian

Seminar presenter

Vicki Martin-Mackay

Vicki Martin-Mackay

Registered Dietitian

Vicki is a Registered Dietitian with many years of nutritional counselling and teaching experience. She has a private nutrition practice specialising in assisting those with challenging health conditions utilising both integrative nutrition and complementary medicine approaches. Along with her Otago University Dietitian training, Vicki has completed a naturopathic diploma and studied traditional Chinese medicine extensively in China and Japan. She has also worked for many years in the health food industry. Currently, she is studying towards a Masters’ Degree in Health Sciences at the University of Auckland. Vicki strives to bring a balance of both clinical nutritional experience and evidence-based study to her practice and teaching.

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