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How does fasting work? Will fasting help clear my digestive system?

How does fasting work? Will fasting help clear my digestive system?

Not really: Fasting will not clear your digestive system. It will empty at it's own rate. If you fast long enough it may empty somewhat but your metabolism will slow and eventually your body will begin to consume your muscular tissue for energy. ...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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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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How does digestive system work?

How does digestive system work?

Check this out: Follow this link to learn more about the anatomy & physiology of the digestive tract (http://www.Dasilvainstitute.Com/gastrointestinal-anatomy-physiology) summary: the GI tract is a single cell barrier of protection between the outside world & the inside of our body. Immune cells are numerous here. It digests (breaksdown) foods, and absorbs the nutrients & water to enter our blood stream. ...Read more

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How can the digestive system work?

Absorbs Nutrients: That's a very complicated question and there is not an easy answer. The body breaks down the food you eat to its component parts and then absorbs that to create energy. You can find a lot of information at your local library or on the internet. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how our digestive system work?

Can you tell me how our digestive system work?

Not in 400 char!: Basically, what goes in must come out. There are good online references from reputable sources: look at AMA, ASGE, ASCRS. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how your digestive system work?

Can you tell me how your digestive system work?

It doesn't: Your kidneys and lungs control your blood pH (homeostasis) by regulating HCO3 and CO2 to keep your blood pH at 7.43. ...Read more

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What works to take to help your digestive system?

What works to take to help your digestive system?

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. ...Read more

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What are the remedies to work the digestive system properly?

What are the remedies to work the digestive system properly?

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. ...Read more