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Thymus, the Missing Link in Viral Protection

Thymus, the Missing Link in Viral Protection

Thymus, the Missing Link in Viral Protection

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hey guys I am back today we’re going to
talk about the thymus gland in relationship to viruses it’s the missing
link let me explain what is the thymus it’s different than the thyroid okay the
thyroid is located in the front part of the neck it regulates your metabolism
and many other things the thymus is a little lower it’s right
on top of the heart right underneath your sternum right here okay and when
you’re born it’s very very large and then when you get older it actually
shrinks okay so the thymus is a lymph gland it’s a very important gland I’m
going to talk about what it does and what you can do to keep it really strong
the thymus has a very important primary function and that is something called
central tolerance what does that mean central tolerance tolerance is all about
preventing a self attack like in an autoimmune disease where your body is
attacking itself you have certain mechanisms in place that prevent that
self attack your body is supposed to differentiate between your own cell and
a pathogen because we don’t want our own immune system to go rogue and destroy
our own tissues and this is a very interesting point because in certain
experiments when they removed the thymus gland all sorts of autoimmune diseases
popped up okay and autoimmune disease is very specific to a gland so if you have
an autoimmune condition to your thyroid you have any buddies that are attacking
itself so the thymus has a very big importance in preventing this from
occurring let’s talk first about what is a t-cell and by the way in the thymus
you have T cells and B cells the T stands for thymus because it actually
develops in the thyroid gland whereas B cells develop in the bone marrow so
there’s three types of T cells okay I’m going to try to keep this very very very
simple you have the killer T cells which basically kill viral infected cells so
in other words if that virus gets into that cell
this killer t-cell will destroy the entire cell and the virus and by the way
in order for this cell to develop it needs iodine so if you’re deficient in
iodine what can happen is you might not have the full capacity of the killer
cells the killer’s t-cells are basically like your special forces okay now we
have the helper t-cell the helper t-cell works by coordinating the army
it doesn’t necessarily do the killing but it does tag viruses so it will take
spray paint and put a big X on the viruses or the pathogens that need to be
taken care of and those messages are sent to the killer T cells and other
cells for them to do the dirty work the helper T cells are the coordinator
they’re in communication with the entire army they do a lot of recruitment so
they will signal certain parts of the immune system and tell them to ramp up
and get ready and send more troops because we need more help then you have
something called the regulatory t-cells and this is very very interesting this
cell keep the immune system from overreacting so here you are you have
this war going on between your new system and this pathogen and you have a
lot of things flying around you have inflammatory things you have certain
toxic chemicals that your army has to be able to kill off pathogens well some of
that leaks out and it actually irritate your tissue you have certain what’s
called cytokines that are like weapons that your white blood cells use to kill
viruses and bacteria and fungus and parasites and when you get sick and you
get a headache or the full like symptoms or muscle ache or fatigue what you’re
feeling are those cytokines or weapons from your white blood cell doing the
destruction same thing with a fever your body is
just trying to kill off something the worst thing you can do is quickly try to
suppress that with some medication you want to let your body do its thing you
don’t want to necessarily get rid of the fever too fast and you want to
kind of cope with some of these symptoms as long as you can because your body is
working it’s trying to fight off this infection and realize also that the
regulatory t-cells need vitamin D because if this cell is deficient
vitamin D it cannot do its job so this is where you get an overreaction of
inflammation and you could potentially get a situation where you have a
cytokine storm okay now I don’t know if you’ve been following the COVID-19
connection to the lung and how some people are developing what’s called a
cytokine storm and that’s when they’re in intensive care in serious condition
where they’re on a ventilator or respirator and they have this serious
inflammatory reaction well guess what that is because this system where this
cell is broken down and it can’t calm down or suppress the reaction of your
immune system trying to kill off this thing so when you look at this cytokine
storm where you have this inflammatory process it’s not that your immune system
is overreacting it’s that part of the immune system is loss its function to
suppress or balance out the other side and it just so happens vitamin D can
help this cell and it can also help suppress inflammation as well and by the
way I think I already mentioned this but the helper t-cell also needs vitamin D
to help coordinate the army so you can see all of these cells work together and
by the way this cell right here also has a job of preventing auto antibodies or
autoimmune conditions and so when you lose this function you get autoimmune
issues you have allergies you have all sorts of inflammatory conditions and as
a side note vitamin D is one of the best anti-inflammatories it’s an immune
modulator so it actually suppresses an overreaction of the immune system all
right now we get to it’s called the b-cells okay b-cells basically make and
two bodies now what are antibodies you have five different categories of
antibodies antibodies don’t kill anything per se what they do is they tag
things okay I know tannic pathogens viruses and fungus and parasites so
these other cells can do the dirty work and kill them so the weakness of
antibodies is that they can’t actually see what’s happening inside the cells so
once the virus gets in the cell they can’t really do anything but that’s why
you have like cells like this that can tag the cell and so this cell can
destroy the whole thing so here’s the thing antibodies are very very specific
to certain pathogens in other words you may have an antibody to epstein-barr
virus for example very very specific you may have an antibody to another pathogen
in fact what’s fascinating is the capacity of how many antibodies your
body can actually develop it can go up into the numbers so high and I’m talking
about a million trillion antibodies your body has the capacity of making that
many so you can see the power of your immune system you can have resistance or
protection to pretty much anything now some antibodies can also bind with the
virus okay and just kind of leave it out to dry but they don’t necessarily kill
it with any type of poisons like this cell right here releases certain I was
called cytokines that actually can poison or kill viruses alright so that
kind of gives you a summary of what the thymus does realize that it’s not just
about vitamin D it’s also about zinc as well with the finest because if you’re
deficient in zinc you get a trophy of your thymus gland it shrinks and so
you’re not going to have all these functions so what’s really really
important to support the thymus is zinc vitamin D iodine keeping your stress low
and of course avoiding sugar if you haven’t seen my video on supporting a
healthy immune system check it out I put it right here 

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Learn how to support the thymus gland for better viral protection. 

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Timestamps
0:08 What is the thymus?
0:37 Thymus function
1:37 What are T cells?
6:33 What is a B cell?
8:17 Zinc and the thymus gland 
8:32 How to support the thymus gland 

Today we’re going to talk about the thymus gland in relation to viruses. 

What is the thymus?
The thymus is a very important lymph gland located right above the heart. When you’re born, the thymus is large, and as you get older, it shrinks. 

The thymus has a very important primary function called central tolerance. Tolerance is all about preventing a self-attack. You don’t want your own immune system to go rogue and destroy your own tissues. 

T cells — T cells are developed in the thyroid gland. 
There are three types of T cells:

• Killer cells — Kill viral infected cells (needs iodine)
• Helper T cells — Tag viruses for other cells to kill (needs vitamin D)
• Regulatory cells — Keep the immune system from overreacting (needs vitamin D)

B cells — B cells are developed in the bone marrow. 
B cells make antibodies. Antibodies tag pathogens so other cells can kill them. But, antibodies can’t really do anything once the virus gets into the cell. That’s where helper T cells come in. 

Antibodies are specific to certain pathogens. Your body has the ability to develop an incredible number of different antibodies. With enough antibodies, you could have resistance or protection to pretty much anything. 

If you’re deficient in zinc, this situation can cause your thymus to shrink, and you’re not going to have all of the above functions.

How to support the thymus gland:

• Zinc 
• Vitamin D
• Iodine
• Keeping stress low 
• Avoiding sugar

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