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2024-06-11 08:32:52

What Vitamin D Does to Your Immune System

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Well , hello .

Today we're gonna talk about vitamin d in relationship to your immune system .

Now I had this idea that I already had this video , and I searched and I couldn't find it .

There may be a video out that I just can't find that I already did , but I'm just gonna do a video specifically on the immune system .

First thing you need to know is that vitamin d is intimately connected to every single immune reaction .

In fact , the white blood cells have the ability to make vitamin d active .

So vitamin d is very important .

In fact , viruses , as one of their strategies , is to downgrade or turn off the vitamin d receptor .

So you can't get any more vitamin d because apparently they know that vitamin d is very , very important .

And so that's one way that they thrive .

So vitamin d deficiencies occur when there's not enough sun right in the winter .

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Why do you think we have the spike of flu and other , viral infections ?

It's because the vitamin d is low .

In fact , in the pandemic of 1918 , the Spanish flu .

It peaked in January , which is in the winter .

Now another thing that's interesting about the winter months or basically between November March , we have much higher incidence of autoimmune diseases like lupus , MS , type 1 diabetes , rheumatoid arthritis , irritable bowel disease .

Why ?

Because vitamin d is a natural kind of a steroid anti inflammatory , And so it has a key function in reducing inflammation .

When you have an autoimmune disease , the thing that really creates the damage is the inflammatory process .

So if you have enough d , you can have a lot less inflammation .

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It's the inflammation that causes all the collateral damage .

And what's wild about this is our own body is creating damage .

And so that's just it's just really bizarre .

Vitamin d is a immunomodulator .

Okay ?

What does that mean , modulator ?

It means that it helps to normalize something that is too much or too little .

So it brings into a normal range .

And specifically , when we talk about like the cytokine storm where you have this hyper inflammatory condition , we have this overreaction , vitamin d can actually calm it down .

The key cell that's involved with suppressing this these cytokines or these inflammatory compounds is the t regulatory cell .

Next thing I wanna talk about is there's 2 compounds that your immune system makes as antimicrobials .

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And both of these need vitamin d .

Vitamin d is essential in producing these two compounds .

The first one is called cathelicidins .

And cathelicidins are produced by the phagocytes , macrophages , and neutrophils to act as a weapon to kill off microbes .

And they tend to damage the wall of the cell , the cellular membrane of the pathogen , and punch a hole in it .

And if there's not enough vitamin d , you'll have just too much inflammation .

And one side effect would be psoriasis .

Many times people with psoriasis have gut problems and they can't absorb vitamin d , in which case they need to take higher doses .

Next chemical is defensin .

You need vitamin d to make defensin .

Defensin is needed in the mucus membranes .

Breast milk has defensin .

It's a very powerful antimicrobial .

If you don't have vitamin d , this can also get out of control , and it can create rosacea .

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Another remedy for rosacea , which is like the , reddish cheeks , vitamin d .

Now before antibiotics , doctors used a vitamin d compound in cod liver oil as the remedy to help infections like TB , for example .

So cod liver oil was used .

Sun was recommended for TB .

But then it came antibiotics , and then the cod liver oil was no longer talked about except by your grandmother .

Cod liver oil is a really good source of vitamin d and vitamin a for the mucus membranes and omega 3 fatty acids , DHA and EPA .

But the sun not only gives you vitamin d but it has other properties too that can help lower infection .

There are therapeutic benefits from the UV , light and other wavelengths including infrared .

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I just wanna give you an overall understanding of the importance of vitamin d and also let you know that it's virtually impossible to get your vitamin d from food .

You need to get it from sun , ideally .

And during the winter months , take it as a supplement .

See you in the next video .

Hey .

We're back .

With another amazing recipe .

No grains , no sugar , totally keto .

There's no suffering in keto .

Absolutely not , Karen .

And it's an immune system builder .

Absolutely .

You have to check this out .

I think you should hurry up , watch the recipe , and make it yourself .

It's just so easy to be keto .

But is it simple ?

It's super simple .

We hope you enjoy making it as much as we are enjoying eating it .

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