Posts From the monthly archives: "May 2016"

Note: This was originally posted on July 9, 2015. Below is an update. Enjoy! Our gut – specifically our large intestine – is full of microbes! About 5 pounds worth. Oh no! What should we do? Shouldn’t we get rid of them? Aren’t microbes dangerous? Actually, those microbes in your large intestine help you live…(Read More)

Last week, I talked about how hydrochloric acid (HCl) in the stomach helps break down your food. This week, I’m going to talk about digestive enzymes – the Food Demolition Crew. Digestive enzymes break your food down into carbohydrates, proteins and fats so that you can then absorb them. Digestive enzymes start their job in…(Read More)

Now that you’ve had a tour of your digestive tract let’s talk about what can go wrong in different parts, and some ideas how to fix it. (If you missed the tour of your digestive tract, you can find Part 1 here and Part 2 here. We’re going to start with the…(Read More)

  The more I learn about the GI tract, the more I see how it is the center of our health and healing. This is the second post in series about the GI tract, it’s parts, how it works, what can go wrong, and how to keep it healthy. In last week’s blog…(Read More)

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