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How Does Your Digestive Tract Maintain Peristalsis
The small brain!: The largest collection or neurons in the body outside of the"bog" brain is the mesenteric plexus inside your abdomen. It controls movement, the complex secretion of over 50 hormones. Of note:there are more serotonin receptors by five compared to the big brain, for which we use prozac (fluoxetine). In a lecture i once heard two years ago, irritable bowel syndrome was said to be "depression" of the small brain! ...Read more
Peristalsis is a series of organized muscle contractions that occur throughout the digestive tract. Peristalsis is also seen in the tubular organs that connect the kidneys to the bladder. Peristalsis is an automatic and important process that moves food through the digestive system. It also moves urine from the kidneys into the bladder, and bile from the ...Read more
No: these are two separate processes. Bad breath or halitosis is caused by mouth bacteria which dont have anything to do with the lower GI tract which is essentially separated from the "lower" GI tract by the acid within the stomach. For bad breath I recommend brushing your tongue daily and seeing your dentist. ...Read more
Esophagus: The esophagus transports liquids and food from the back of the throat(pharynx) to the stomach. ...Read more
Only sometimes: Cashews are a very healthy food, high in antioxidants, with no cholesterol. Some people have difficulty digesting cashews. If you are among those, try either smaller portions or pieces or soaking the cashews before eating them. That removes enzymes that may interfere with digestion. ...Read more
Ontogeny: Recapitulates Phylogeny. This article explains the whole concept: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recapitulation_theory ...Read more
All have them.: If the ada says it is real yogurt with active cultures, then you have your probiotics, but others tout specific strains of bifidus and lactobacilli as being better. There is little hard evidence that this is the case. ...Read more
Is it true that high levels of cortisol can begin to erode the lining of the digestive tract and if so why?
Yes it is : Cortisol stimulates gastric-acid secretion. This way can help erode the lining of the stomach. ...Read more
If there was a problem with my spleen would it affect my digestive tract? And how so? Been this way since my hystractomy.
Speen problems: A great many things can affect your digestive tract. It would help to have much more detail on what your problem is, and why you are concerned about your spleen. ...Read more
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