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Does Your Body Digest Peanuts
Can I expose myself little by little to peanuts everyday to get rid of an allergy? With each exposure body becomes used to it
It funny with allergies it works the other way around. With every exposure your body reacts stronger against it, so your initial allergy might be rash or hives but with recurrent exposure you can get severe reactions, like trouble with breathing and anaphylaxis. Please see an immunologist for assistance ...Read more
Small intestine: Lipids are digested in the small intestine and absorbed with the assistance of bile which acts as an emulsifier, pancreas secretes lipase to breakdown some lipids and the small intestinal lining have enzymes at the "brush border" and certain shorter length fats can be absorbed directly in the intestines. Fats are then repackaged in the liver after digestion. ...Read more
No but mix it up: Here are some additional ideas: small sized greek yogurt, trail mix (you can make your own), air popped popcorn, cheese & crackers, veggies or fruit dipped in yogurt. ...Read more
Could to help my body digest properly, but I still need more. Is senna safe for every other day usage?
Is it hard for the body to digest raw food such as salads in comparison to steamed or boiled veggies? What you suggest?
Both are fine: Our bodies were designed to be able to get nutrition from food even before we learned to cook. Life's already difficult enough without people making problems for folks who've discovered how much fun it is to eat their vegetables raw. Truth be told, I'm glad you're neither living entirely on vegetables, or ignoring their goodness like so many folks do today. ...Read more
How many grams of protein can my body digest at once before it starts to turn to fat? I am a very active teen that works out a lot.
It depends: If you are active and work out a lot, you will need more calories, protein and fat than a teen who is not active. A balanced diet with variety is key to keeping your body well fueled. Do not forget to drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated during exercise. Avoid supplements and vitamins unless you first check with your doctor. ...Read more
Two days ago, I swallowed a small piece of plastic which was broken from a fork I was using. Would it be harmful to my body? Would it get digested?
It could be: Harmful, as if it was sharp, it could have damaged your intestinal tract ranging from your esophagus all the way to your colon. But if it was a very small piece, more than likely it became encapsulated by your stool and at this point, you've likely already pooped it out. You can't digest plastic. At this point, you need to monitor for abdominal pain. If you develop pain reach out to your doc. ...Read more
It sure can: Recurrently binging and vomiting food can result in esophageal and stomach inflammation or injury -- which definitely harms your digestion. Also bloating, constipation, diarrhea, and intestinal cramping can result. Please get help with this condition -- you can start with your family physician and build a treatment team with others. Http://tinyurl. Com/34sc4p. ...Read more
Is cooked spinich hard to digest? My body doesn't seem to digest it well, and is there anything I can take to help it digest? Along with other veggies
It may be: Everyone is different, and certain foods may be harder for people to digest, spinach being one of them. Spinach may at times be visible in your stool and it can cause greenish color in your stool etc, all signs it is not being 100% digested. If you can not digest it well, move on to other foods that do not cause you any issues. Best wishes. ...Read more
Digestion: It takes 48-72 hours for solid food to passthrough the intestinal tract. ...Read more
Not exactly: Glucose is stored as glycogen in the liver (mostly) and some other places. Fasting promotes release of glucose from storage. In prolonged fasts, muscle is broken down to provide Amino Acids which get converted to glucose. However, fatty acids are converted into ketones which also provide energy, primarily for brain and heart, during prolonged fasts. ...Read more
Does vitamin tablets make u have any side effect? Or it just digests it if our body doesn't needed?
Up to how long can a body reactic to a food allergy? Immediately upon contact or can there be a reaction as the food contiues to digest?
Varies: Type-i, ige-mediate, food-induced reactions can occur within seconds of an exposure. Type-iv or cell-mediated food reactions, although usually less clinically severe, can persist for over 24 hours. ...Read more
Normal?: If what you are seeing is the outer skin of the corn kernels, you should be aware that no human can to my knowledge digest cellulose, the chemical ingredient in corn kernels' outer shell. Everyone who eats corn will see these in their stool ...Read more
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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
About 4 hours but: One usually just needs to listen to your body. Hungar is a reliable guide. ...Read more
Does the human body digest animal protein more effeciently than plant-source protein? Why, if so?
Plant Digestion: The aspect of plant materials that is hard for humans to digest is cellulose. This is present in the cell walls of plants and is a form of starch or carbohydrate. We cannot break down the Cellulose molecule into a form that can be absorbed, so it can cause loose stools, bloating and gas. Many meats are not only high in protein but also contain a higher fat content than most plants. ...Read more
My body can't digest a lot of food at one time. It takes days. Could there be an intestinal blockage?
Likely constipation: It actually sounds like your constipated and not a blockage. It should not take days for food to pass through your body. Usually it should only take about a day. For constipation I would advise you first increase your fluid intake. Maybe around 3-4 glasses of water. Then increase your fiber content. Look for cereals that have a high fiber content. Fiber one has 14 g of fiber in one bowl. ...Read more
Is there any way I can get my body to pass out food that I didn't use after digestion, without absorbing the calories in them?
Would be unnatural: For almost the entire human existence, food has been rather scarce. Our bodies are designed to absorb every bit of nutrition from the little food we have on Earth. It's only within the past 100 years that so many people are eating way too much. Undigested calories (food) coming out the butt smells disgustingly foul, and is the diarrhea seen in diseases of malabsorption such as short-gut syndrome. ...Read more
To Keep The Body Healthy, How Does The Small Intestine Work With Other Systems of digestion? Please give at least 3 examples. ..
Protiens, Fat, Carbs: Your small intestine begins at your duodenum and this is where your body actually digests your foods. Enzymes from your liver and pancreas break food down into its basic particles. Meats/proteins to amino acids, sugars to carbohydrates and fats to fatty acids. The rest of your small bowel has miles of small bowel to digest. ...Read more
I just feel like it's harder for my body to digest liquids but I'm fine with solids. Fluids just seem to sit on my abdomen. What could it be?
Doubt that's...: ...The case. One possibility is, you can feel liquids slosh around your stomach, but solids sit still so you can't feel them. ...Read more
Hello, my right testicle is shaped like a peanut almost and is about half the size of the left. It also retracts into the body during arousal.
Testicle shape: The scrotum contracts w/sexual excitement but the testicles are not supposed to go into the body. The unusual shape of your right testicle indicates the need for you to see a urologist. Your family doctor can refer you to one. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Does eating cholesterol actually change your cholesterol lab results, or does your body just digest the food cholesterol into tiny little fragments?
Cholesterol: You got it right. What you eat is broken into proteins, fats and carbohydrates. Your liver is presented these component parts. ...Read more