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Re: Dendritic Cell therapy


I agree that switching the body's immune system from Th2 to Th1 is the key to achieving a cure to candidiasis. To that end, I agree that dendritic cell therapy is a very exciting area of research. I'm not sure how you will gain access to it though. Please let me know if you have any success in this regard.

One of the reasons a cure is so difficult is that the hyphal form of Candida stimulates IL-4 production which 'turns off' the Th1 immune system.
http://www.celltherapyevent.com/images/Dendritic.pdf
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10811860

Hyphal Candida can invade human cells, becoming intracellular. Only the Th1 immune system can eradicate intracellular Candida. In this way Candida protects itself from being eradicated. Antifungals don't kill intracellular Candida, and once infected, the body won't kill intracellular Candida (Th1 turned off), so Candida is near impossible to eradicate.

So KCM is right when he says dendritic cell therapy offers hope of a cure. It has the potential to restore Th1 immunity, allowing the body to kill off intracellular Candida and prevent reinfection.

However I'm not convinced it is the only method that will work. There are other ways of stimulating Th1 immunity. I think some SBO probiotics do this. Lactoferrin helps. I have high hopes for zinc.
http://www.ei-resource.org/articles/candida-and-gut-dysbiosis-articles/system...

This thread suggests quite a few supplements that may help.
http://www.socialanxietysupport.com/forum/f11/balance-the-immune-system-th1-t...

 

 
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