What is the connection between the microbiome and the immune system?
This will help to explain why it is so important to take care of your microbiome.
The microbiome is an ecosystem of bacteria and fungus that live within your digestive tract and it plays a vital role in how our whole body functions and plays a critical role in the function of immune system.
The microbiome regulates inflammation in the body and also regulates immune function. Our immune system becomes educated to what it should and shouldn’t let into the body through the microbes in our gut.
The microbiome and immune system have a synergistic relationship where they both need each other to work effectively. The immune system is deciphering what is self and what is non-self, and the microbiome orchestrates all of this and makes sure the immune system functions the way it was designed to function. The microbiome is orchestrating how the immune system functions and the immune system is becoming educating through the microbiome.
We need to support the microbiome by increasing the diversity of the microbes and the more balanced the microbes are between the healthy and unhealthy bacteria, the better our immune system is able to function. This why is so important to focus on gut health, to focus on the microbiome because of the key role in plays in terms of boosting, supporting, bolstering, and modulating the immune system.