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Your Body's Unsung Heroes

Okra, Mucus Membranes

Today we are going to talk about what could possibly be the single most neglected part of the human body.

Any guesses?

It’s so far from your mind; you’ll never think of it, so I’m just gonna tell you…

It’s your mucus membranes!

If these unsung heroes could sing a song, I’m guessing they would belt out Aretha Franklin, while shaking one of its microvilli, like a shaming finger:

“All I’m asking for is a little respect, just a little bit, yeah, baby, just little bit…R-E-S-P-E-C-T…find out what it means to me.”

Ok, come back to me now. We’ve got a serious conversation to have.

Your mucus membranes do so much for you and most people offer them little in return. They are your inner skin, protecting you and keeping you strong.

Mucus membranes line your mouth all the way through your digestive tract, including your gall bladder.

Your nose, sinus cavity and ears.

Your lungs.

Your eyeballs.

Your urinary tract.

And yes, ladies, your glorious vaginal cavity.

Everywhere there is an opening in your body you can count on there being a mucus membrane. The mucus membrane houses your immune system. As the starting point for sending messages to the rest of your body, they say, “Hey! We’ve got a threat over here!”