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Intro to Your Immune System

Season #3

The Crunchy Allergists Podcast is back for its third season, and in this episode, Dr. Kara Wada sets the stage by introducing the immune system.

The immune system is responsible for preventing and eradicating infections, as well as defending against tumors and cancers. However, it can also damage cells and induce harmful inflammation in cases of allergy or autoimmunity.
There are two main types of immunity: innate and adaptive.

Innate immunity is our first line of defense against infections, and is activated immediately when a pathogen is detected.

Adaptive immunity, on the other hand, is slower to respond, but offers more specific and long-lasting protection.

To understand how the immune system functions, it's important to know about the different cells and tissues that make up the system, and how they work together to find and respond to infections.

Dr. Wada will be exploring these topics in greater depth throughout the season, as well as discussing specific conditions and treatments related to allergy and immunology.

 

TIMESTAMPS
00:00 Welcome to Season 3
02:48 Functions of our Immune System
05:00 Two Types of Immunity
06:36 Innate Immunity
10:04 Adaptive Immunity
12:11 Properties of Adaptive Immune Response
15:43 Other Features of Adaptive Immunity
17:49 Tissues of the Immune System

 

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Quadruple board-certified pediatric and adult allergy immunology & lifestyle medicine physician, Sjogren’s patient and life coach shares her recipe for success combining anti-inflammatory lifestyle, trusting therapeutic relationships, modern medicine & our minds to harness our body’s ability to heal.

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