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Nov 9, 2023Liked by Jennifer Depew, R.D.

LINKEDIN

STEPHAN BARTH THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/dr-stephan-barth_gesundheit-activity-7110850203355607040-4a3w

A symphony orchestra in the gut? An estimated 70 - 90% of all immune cells in the body are located in the intestine, which thus houses more lymphoid tissue than all other lymphoid organs in our body combined - including the spleen and all lymph nodes!  

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WOW  

💡However, this concentration of the immune system on the intestine also makes real sense, because the intestine is also a possible gateway for harmful organisms.

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Therefore, their rapid detection and elimination directly on site is vital for us so that they cannot penetrate our organism.  

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🎼Many different cell types and tissues work together in the intestine for this immune response. As in a large orchestra, they combine their special skills so perfectly that a deadly symphony is created for harmful intruders:  

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✔The detection of harmful bacteria in the intestine is primarily carried out by sensors and specialized cells in the intestinal wall, especially in the vicinity of the so-called Peyer plaques. These plaques are special lymphoid tissues in the intestinal wall that are rich in immune cells (see clip).  

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✔Once harmful bacteria have been detected, the phagocytes (macrophages) are sent out to quickly engulf the identified bacteria. They then present fragments of the bacteria, so-called antigens, on their surface.  

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✔Dendritic cells recognize the presented antigens on the macrophages and take them up themselves. Then they dash to the nearby mesenteric lymph nodes, where they activate T and B lymphocytes.  

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✔Activated T lymphocytes stimulate further immune cells and additionally coordinate the release of signaling substances (cytokines) for targeted enhancement of the immune response.  

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✔Parallel stimulated B lymphocytes begin to produce specific antibodies against the harmful bacteria. These antibodies bind to the bacteria and mark them for final destruction.  

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✔Together, all these activated immune cells and antibodies manage to destroy the bacteria directly, or they call on other immune cells, such as neutrophils, to strengthen and finally destroy the invaders.  

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📣VERY IMPORTANT: As soon as the harmful bacteria are eliminated, the immune response is controlled and stopped to prevent an excessive permanent reaction. To do this, some of the T lymphocytes become regulatory T cells to dampen and shut down the immune response. If this does not happen, chronic inflammation can develop, usually accompanied by a change in the microbiome.

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These are microorganisms that are our normal roommates in the intestine.  

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😍I have to admit, I'm always really speechless when I admire this perfect orchestra of immune cells that pursue only one goal: the preservation of our health.

Video Credits: (Nature Videos)I

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Nov 9, 2023Liked by Jennifer Depew, R.D.

You are the 1st RD I know that actually knows the real deal.

Reminds me of George Mateljan (rip). He used to catalog Foods affect on peeps from 'Nutritional Studies"

https://www.thriftbooks.com/w/the-worlds-healthiest-foods-essential-guide-for-the-healthiest-way-of-eating_george-mateljan/275466/

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Nov 11, 2023Liked by Jennifer Depew, R.D.

JD - scorzonera - aka winter asparagus. The name derives from the Catalan word 'escorso' which means "viper". Known from ancient Greece as “barba di becco” or "beard of the peck (or beak bite)" in Italy because it was used as an antidote for snake bites.

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Nov 9, 2023Liked by Jennifer Depew, R.D.

This was very informative. Thank you.

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Nov 9, 2023Liked by Jennifer Depew, R.D.

Thank you Jennifer I saw this and thought you might like it I think this is fulvic acid/Shilajit which I’ve just started to take.

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ION*Biome gut communication

Dr Zach Bush

https://www.theclaycure.co.uk/shop-claycure/ion-gut-ion-support/

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Wow! Great research. Thanks so much, very informative. I bought some Urathin A, and I take Ellagic acid tannin. I have Long Covid fatigue and headaches. Need to take long tests during the day. What about honokio, Magnolia root?

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