Part of the reason I started this blog was because I was sick of bloggers and people thinking that what works for them must work for everyone else, without realizing that people are different biologically. I seek to understand these differences rather than sweep them under the rug.
Th1 and Th2 dominance is an example of one very significant difference in people and it would affect a lot of the supplement, lifestyle and diet recommendations for an individual.
Th cells are short for T helper cells. T helper cells are kind of like a symphony conductor. The conductor sends signals to the band and the musicians play the music. T helper cells send signals or more technically release cytokines that guide other immune cells that do the attacking.
I’ve experimented with ALL of the supplements listed below (unless otherwise stated), so I have first-hand experience how these affect a person with Th1 dominance such as myself.
The studies cited are variable in quality and some are pretty crappy, but I feel it’s better than nothing.
A More Nuanced Approach In Combating Inflammation
My approach is to combat health issues in every way possible. I use various lifestyle modifications, foods, supplements, devices – you name it.
This new categorization system represents a very significant advancement in healing autoimmune and inflammatory conditions through diet, supplements, and lifestyle.
The truth is, I had been figuring out slowly which supplements boosted my reaction to foods, but this was a slow process, though I made a lot of headway. With this categorization, I can put things into context and help others as well with their issues that are different than mine. This is a sea change.
Are You Th1 or Th2 Dominant?
It’s important to know if you’re Th1 or Th2 dominant because that will allow you figure out which course of action to take.
Trying to figure it out based on symptoms or reactions to supplements isn’t always accurate.
Knowing what an important aspect of your immune system is like can guide you to eat or stay away certain foods and supplements and how to exercise.