This video discusses the mucosal immune system, the first line of defense inside your body. It resides largely within your gut, where it depends on your body’s microbiome. The microbiome is the name of the trillions of bacteria and cells in your system; it is healthy if it is great in diversity and number, but it can also be unhealthy depending on the circumstances of your birth, the foods you eat, injuries, and even your age. The microbiome affects not just your immune system, but also your overall physical health as it works to produce nutrients from plant compounds and keep your body normal. The mucosal system is important across the board; it’s involved in things like metabolic rate and fat gain, and a healthy system can prevent heart disease and diabetes. To learn more about your mucosal immune system, watch this video now, or call the office with any questions.