A sponsored talk by Microbiome Labs, Presented by Dr. Tom Baynes. The world has lived through an unprecedented time with the pandemic spread of COVID19. In an effort to decrease our susceptibility to other harmful viral infections, this is an opportunity to collectively educate patients on the power of preventative healthcare and to get a better understanding of our natural defenses. The microbiome and the immune system are inextricably connected and the immune system would cease to function without the microbiome. The microbiome acts as the “Neighborhood Watch” for the immune system allowing for effective surveillance of a mucosal system that is over 3000sq ft in surface area and inhabited by over 40 trillion microbes. This presentation will provide a review of the components of the immune system, the kinetics of our immune response, and the critical support and check-points manage by the microbiome. One of our most powerful tools in fighting invading pathogens is having a healthy microbiome and this talk will illustrate what exactly that means.