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Do dietary changes greatly affect digestive system?

Do dietary changes greatly affect digestive system?

Very: Much so. Diet and fluids can affect digestive system tremendously. ...Read more

Dr. Ali Yazdy
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Digestive Health (Definition)

Digestive health refers to the proper functioning of the digestive tract, including the stomach, ...Read more


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Why does the acidity level change throughout the digestive system?

Why does the acidity level change throughout the digestive system?

A very complex question: For example, the stomach requires an acid environment whereas the small intestine requires an alkaline environment. It is all to do with the magic of digestion and absorption of the materials that are turned into you. ...Read more

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Ever since I used an enema my Bowles have changed. It's always green with a strong smell and never brown anymore. Did I mess up my digestive system?

Ever since I used an enema my Bowles have changed. It's always green with a strong smell and never brown anymore. Did I mess up my digestive system?

Green stool color: The color of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications & supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, & other factors. Consider what you ate in the last few days, & speak with your physician, but don't use enemas casually again without your doctor's advice please. ...Read more

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Is detox effective? I want to clear my digestive system, but I don't know what to do!

Is detox effective? I want to clear my digestive system, but I don't know what to do!

No: There are no health benefits from "detoxing". There are no substances that "build up" in your colon. This is a fad generated to sell products, books, and services. ...Read more

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Why won't my digestive system digest the food in my body when i eat? What is this called?

Why won't my digestive system digest the food in my body when i eat? What is this called?

Need more info: What signs are you noticing that lead you to the conclusion that you are not digesting food? Whole food in your stools (bowel movements), such as corn, raisins, etc are relatively common if you don't chew your food completely. This is not necessarily a bad sign. If you are having lots of undigested food in your stool, particularly if it's running quickly through your body, may be other issues. ...Read more

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How can you flush out your digestive system?

How can you flush out your digestive system?

Eat a healthy: Hi fiber diet, drink 80-100 ounces of caffeine free/alcohol free fluids daily, 20 oz extra per 30 minutes of strenous exercise. And never do any of those colon cleansing scams. They are not necessary, are of no documented value or need and all they do is redistribute your wealth to those who are selling you that garbage. ...Read more

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What is one take for digestive system health?

What is one take for digestive system health?

Any fluids: That are caffeine free and alcohol free; 80-100 ounces per day. High fiber foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains and salads. But be sure to be drinking the fluids. Absolutely more important for constipation than the diet. A probiotic such as florastor or align is also helpful. ...Read more

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How can you cleanse out your digestive system?

How can you cleanse out your digestive system?

Not necessary: Our digestive systems cleanse themselves naturally. If you're constipated, try increasing the fiber in your diet with whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. If that doesn't work, talk to your doctor. ...Read more