Video: T Cells, Allergies, Autoimmunity, and You
By Erica Zelfand


What are T cells and what do they do? Dr. Zelfand explains the importance of these special white blood cells. She illuminates how T cells can transform into T Helper (Th) Cells 1, 2, 3, or 17 — depending on what the body is exposed to.

Dr. Zelfand offers an approachable, entertaining, and interesting explanation of these Th types, illuminating how they can determine the body’s ability to respond to bacterial and viral infections, worms, and parasites, and how imbalances in T-cells can lead to allergies, autoimmune disease, and inflammation.

Natural medicine approaches to ensuring our bodies make enough of the right kind of T cell are also offered herein. No previous knowledge of immunology is required to glean inspiration and insight from this video!

Video commissioned by Allergy Research Group and first appeared on their blog. Re-posted here with their gracious permission.