The Digestive System Explained
Good health has a lot to do with a four phases process: Digestion at the stomach level, Assimilation at the small intestine level, absorption at the cellular level and finally waste elimination.
If you continue to feed your body with Non-Food (lacking the proper nutrients) toxins accumulate, too much mucus stick to the intestinal walls preventing the cells to be fed!
2. At the small intestines level (An herbal formula to repair if needed and probably probiotics)
CELLULAR LEVEL SUPPORTING PRODUCTS
Having a healthy bowel movement after each solid meal indicates a well functioning digestive system! Plumbers know that pipes can get clogged and need to be cleaned. Auto mechanics realize that oil and other fluids need to be regularly changed to keep engines running smoothly. It makes sense that this is also true for our bodies.
HYDRATION & ELIMINATION
Our stomach produces less HCL as we grow older. We have also destroyed the enzymes that produce HCL by the foods we eat. We can also have poor digestion and not be old!
Alcohol produces acid with a burning effect on the stomach lining, and causes inflammation. This is why alcoholics have gastritis problems. Also destroys B-Vitamins.
Over-the-counter sales of liquid antacids and acid blockers such as Pepcid and Zantac are skyrocketing, indicating the digestive system is assaulted and overwhelmed and cannot perform its functions properly. They reduce HCL in the stomach and prevent protein from being digested, in other words they get rid of the symptoms but not the cause!
Interferes with digestion. If digestion is a problem, change to pure water and the digestive formulas will work better.
Cola Drinks & Coffee
They each contain an acid which signals the stomach that acid is already present, and then it thinks that it does not have to produce it's hydrochloric acid which is what digests food.
Drinking liquids with meals dilutes HCL (hydrochloric acid) in the stomach so there is not enough to digest food adequately. Years ago, no one drank liquids with a meal.
It is thought that one cause of gastric ulcers is processed food. It lacks natural fiber and protein, but is high in calories. It also has flavor enhancing additives that are hard on the liver and preservatives that prevent digestion. Natural food is one of your best protections against stomach problems.
Stress or Worry
These have an effect of reducing enzyme production. Do not eat when you are worried or under stress. If you need to eat, only eat foods that are easy to digest.
A poor digestive system can be a contributing factor to obesity. When we do not completely digest certain fats and proteins, they can be stored as body fat. When the body does not obtain what it needs it constantly tries to obtain it by creating a never-ending appetite!
Ills, Ailments & Support
Reflux, a condition in which stomach contents and acid push back into the esophagus (and sometimes leak into the trachea) is common in those persons with hiatus hernia. This is the sliding of an organ or part (usually stomach) between chest and abdomen through the opening for the esophagus. Occasionally the part becomes trapped and exceedingly painful. Since the mucous lining of the esophagus isn't designed to handle high acid conditions, problems such as ulceration can occur at the juncture between.
were imposed and physicians wondered why patients were non compliant.
Now there is genetic evidence H. pylori, which thrives in stomach acid,
infects about half the world's population, and is considered responsible for
most cases of peptic (duodenal) ulcers and many of the gastric variety.
Treatment will undoubtedly include antibiotic therapy to rid the body of the
invader. More important will be determining how we contract the entity and
possibly breaking that cycle of infection.
Hydrochloric Acid Deficiency (by Georgiana Duncan)
Digestive System Overview
contain three types of nutrients necessary to human functioning:
Symptoms of inadequate nutrition or deficiency begin subtly, growing into our awareness when abuses of the system begin to cause major symptoms. And even then we rarely change our eating/drinking behaviors until discomfort or illness forces us to do so. Dental hygiene in advertising promotes sex appeal, not dental health. Many folks pay little attention to their teeth unless they hurt, not realizing poor tooth care leads to tooth loss, which sorely impairs nutrition. If you can't chew, physically grinding foods and mixing them with enzymes in the mouth, the rest of the system has to work that much harder. Since each part of the system performs a vital part, missing any part makes digestion less efficient.
Digestion actually can begin before any food has been ingested. Think
of that wonderful smell of bread baking that makes your mouth water. Your
digestive system has been activated, and the various organs and glands are
busy pumping enzymes into the system. Salivary amylase is being secreted
in the saliva, to begin carbohydrate digestion right there in the mouth. The
actual gastric phase of digestion occurs when food actually gets into the
stomach. The presence of food triggers the release of gastrin from the
stomach wall, which in turn stimulates the release of other digestive juices.
Proteins, some spices, alcohol and caffeine additionally stimulate the
release of gastrin in the stomach.
At virtually the same geographical location as the pancreatic duct, is the intersection of the duodenum with the common bile duct from gallbladder and liver. These organs pump in bile salts and other substances to emulsify fats so they can be digested and their nutrients used more efficiently. The duodenum, jejunum an dileum which comprise the small intestine total about 20 feet in length. The inner wall of the small intestine has minuscule projections known as villi, which serve both to mix the chyme with more digestive enzymes, and to absorb the resulting nutrients. With its huge surface area (due to villi), the small intestine is the largest organ of absorption in the entire digestive tract. But absorption of nutrients is only part of the small intestine's work. In addition, the villi are also responsible for absorbing electrolytes and some water to balance the body's systems. Once the mash reaches the ileocecal valve and moves into the colon or large intestine, digestion is completed, and the mass is predominately waste, from which much of the water will be recycled and reabsorbed.
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