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Digestion

Healthy Colon Habits

A healthy digestive system affects all of you—and if you aren’t feeling your best, you digestive system may be out of whack. Remember, the digestive system provides the nutrients you need to maintain and rebuild every system in your body. The digestive system has its own nervous system AND its …

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Prebiotics and Probiotics

Prebiotics and probiotics are related but different—prebiotics provide food for healthy gut bacteria while probiotics are the actual bacteria that are needed for a healthy digestive (and immune) system. Prebiotics and Fiber Prebiotics don’t get digested—at least, they don’t get digested by YOU! They serve as an energy source for …

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Supporting the Organs of Detoxification

The main organs of elimination and detoxification (sometimes called “emunctories”) are the skin, lungs, kidney, liver and digestive system. All these organs need support to perform these detoxification and other functions. The simplest and most straight-forward way of supporting these organs of detoxification is by providing them with the nutrients …

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Common Digestive Problems

Common digestive problems include gastrointestinal reflux disorder (GERD—also commonly known as acid reflux or heartburn), irritable bowel diseases (IBD) which include Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), chronic diarrhea and chronic constipation. GERD, Acid Reflux and Heartburn GERD, acid reflux and heartburn happens when the acid in …

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Detoxification

Detoxification can be defined as the process removing toxic substances from the body. These toxic substances may be produced by the body or they may be introduced into the body in the form of drugs or chemicals in the air or the environment that enter the body through the mouth, …

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Your Digestive System

Did you know your digestive system is like a “tube within a tube”? The digestive system is the inner tube while the rest of the body forms the outer tube. Remember this because your digestive system is exposed to the environment you ingest while the rest of your body has …

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Digestion: Why is it So Important to your Health?

Digestion is technically defined as the “process of breaking down food by mechanical and enzymatic action in the alimentary canal into substances that can be used by the body.”[1] The human digestive system is often called “A tube within a tube” and is strictly defined as actually being outside your …

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