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The Immune System, Lymphatic System & Microbiome / Gut Health — Anatomy for Health & Wellness Coaches, Yoga Therapists, Yoga Teachers, Holistic Healthcare Providers


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Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we introduce the anatomy (structure) and physiology (functions and relationships) of the immune system, lymphatic system and microbiome (gut health).

Objective

Gain an understanding of the foundational anatomy and physiology of the immune system, lymphatic system and microbiome (gut health).

Description

Describe the immune system and its functions. Discuss the many components of the immune and lymphatic systems and how they interact with many systems in the body. Describe two primary types of immunity and their significance. Explain what the lymphatic system does and how it works. Discuss the microbiome (gut health) and its significance.

Vocabulary

adaptive immunity, adenoids, bone marrow, cell-mediated adaptive immunity, GALT, humoral adaptive immunity, immune system, innate immunity, leukocytes, lymphatic fluid (lymph), lymph nodes, lymph vessels, lymphatic system, microbe, microbiome, spleen, thymus gland, tonsils

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