Monday, December 3, 2012

Your guide to digestive health

Your gut is essential for more than just instincts. It has to make sure that your body gets fed, which is a very complex job: The stomach churns food; the small intestine breaks the mixture (called chyme) into smaller molecules so that the body can absorb nutrients; and the large intestine converts what’s not needed into—well, you know. When the process works as it should, you’re happily oblivious. But when one part goes awry, so can your quality of life. For the good of your gut, here’s the full digest on what’s normal and what’s not.

      The Psychology of Your Stomach
Why do we have so little control over what goes on in the digestive tract? Because the gut has a mind of its own.

1 comment:

Cutie_one4ever'12 said...

The human digestive system is a complex series of organs and glands that processes food. In order to use the food we eat, our body has to break the food down into smaller molecules that it can process; it also has to excrete waste.

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