Laurel M. Wentz, PhD, RD, CSSD, LDN


Dr. Laurel M. Wentz is an Assistant Professor in Nutrition at Appalachian State University, a Registered Dietitian, and a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics. Dr. Wentz has international experience working with elite athletes and service members, first as the dietitian for Florida State Athletics, then US Army Special Forces, followed by a move to the United Kingdom where she completed a clinical trial to improve performance and immune function in British military recruits. She has a PhD in Nutrition and Food Science from Florida State University, an MS from the University of Florida, and a BS from Pennsylvania State University. Her research focus is sports nutrition to improve health and performance, by examining how nutrition influences metabolism, inflammation, and immune function during exercise.

Laurel M. Wentz, PhD, RD, CSSD, LDN
Assistant Professor in Nutrition
Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

Maintaining A Healthy Immune System And Getting The Fuel You Need

What does it take to fuel a healthy immune system? And what impact could popular diets like Keto or Whole30 have on your immune health? We sat down with Dr. Laurel M. Wentz, PhD, RD, CSSD, LDN and Assistant Profession Nutrition at Appalachian State University to get some answers. Read more


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