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In The Digestion Of Fats Emulsifiers Function As
Lecithin: Lecithin, found in egg whites, helps emulsify dietary fats. In fact, it is found in many foods for that purpose. Also available as a food supplement: lecithin aka phosphatidyl choline. ...Read more
Food?: If you are talking about emulsifiers used in food products, I would say if it's a natural emulsifier, it's probably ok. If it's a chemical that was designed as a food additive, then generally speaking, it may be bad for you. Maybe not directly bad (like poisonous or cancer causing), but it has no nutritional value. ...Read more
Only liver functions: The ability to digest food depends of GI enzymes most of which are produced by the pancreas and then activated by bile produced by the liver. Rather than have bile constantly spilling into the GI tract, The GB acts as a reservoir. When food enters the stomach and reaches the SB digestion occurs with bile activated pancreatin, the bile having been stored in the gallbladder which then empties. ...Read more
I have heard that if a gallbladder is not functioning properly the bile can back up and pour into places that it is not supposed to, can somebody elaborate on this condition, and what effect it might have on digestion?
Bad Gallbladder: If the gallbladder doesn't function bile usually doesn't back up to badly, but it can-this would normally flow into the liver and blood. Most commonly gallbladder issues cause pain, especially after eating a fatty meal. The pain is usually in the abdominal region or can be referred to the left shoulder. ...Read more
Yes: The nerves that supply body organs originate in the brain, so if the brain was hit, the nerves got impacted as well. ...Read more
Could having a short torso lead to digestion problems? Like. Less room for the gut to function or from squished nerves in the back.
Slow eating: Slow eating, fewer calories.Get a more detailed answer ›
How to stop green bile vomit and fast function of intestine/Digestion after rectum removal surgery? On NG+drips, Nutrition still in hospital. CT clear.
Sure we can help...: ...but you're going to have to be more specific as to your symptoms, signs, medical conditions, drugs tried, tests performed with results in order to get a directed response. ...Read more
Why would U think so: Ingesting hot peppers of any type can cause indigestion, particularly if you do not usually have them in your diet. The burning sensation that you experience in your mouth from eating hot peppers also can occur in your stomach during digestion. Ref. Http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/458957-the-side-effects-of-hot-peppers/ ...Read more
Healthy food: Your body will process any food you eat. There are many people who have food sensitivities and everyone is an individual. Avoid foods that bother you would be the best course of action; as always healthy eating avoid processed food is best. Many people have celiac disease (1%) of the population which is a sensitively to gluten protein should also consider this during food selection. ...Read more
Sure we can help...: ...but you're going to have to be more specific as to your symptoms, signs, medical conditions, drugs tried, tests performed with results in order to get a directed response. Further, what is your therapeutic goal--more rapid GI transit, the ability to eat larger quantities, faster metabolism??? ...Read more
Stress can....: ... Increase stomach acid, leading to heartburn (gastric reflux); cause nausea or vomiting if severe; cause diarrhea or constipation, or both. Stress increases the "fight or flight" sympathetic nervous system and suppresses the parasympathetic system. Digestion requires the opposite for best functioning. ...Read more
No: A normal stomach makes large amounts of acid, at the correct time, in regulated quantities, and stops acid release when acid is no longer needed. A person taking tiny amounts of acid would find no extra benefit, but a person taking larger amounts of acid would burn his mouth, throat, and esophagus (bad things!). Someone with achlorhydria (lack of acid) can ask his gastroenterologist for advice. ...Read more
Try Paleo Cereal: My suggestion: try grain-free cereal - undigested grains ferment and can worsen digestion. Check out book 'practical paleo' to learn grain-free alternatives for cereal and more about digestive dysbiosis. ...Read more
Some tips: Choose the proper foods (avoid junk foods, greasy foods, etc). Chew slowly and properly and let your saliva help you. Don't dilute your saliva by drinking much fluids while you eat. Drink later. Avoid antacids like Tums (calcium carbonate) and avoid medications that block your stomach juices and acids unless they have been prescribed. Relax while eating. Try to have normal (not too hard or too loose) bowel movements. ...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
Complex: Digestion is a complex process, but the simple view of it is that the upper digestive tract mostly mashes the food up, which allows the intestines to remove the nutrients mostly by the use of enzymes. As I said, it's much more complex than that, but that's the basics. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Possible: But problems in gastro-intestinal tract in presence of neurological issues are typically secondary to primary brain disorder. However, diabetes can directly affect internal organs, and myopathies and myasthenia can affect swallowing. Parkinson's may cause swallowing issues and constipation. ...Read more
NO, don't do it!!!: This has been addressed many times on healthtap, and the repeated answer is: don't cleanse! It doesn't matter whether the snake oil (sorry "detox cleanse") you choose is "organic" or not--there is no enduring value to "cleansing" your gut or "detoxing" your liver/body without a doctor's advice. What toxins anyway? Rather, there is considerable risk to your health in using these unproven products. ...Read more
Address the: Underlying anxiety. In other words, address the cause. Start w a med eval. It may uncover underlying medical problems that need to be addressed. Cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite effective. Psych meds may be indicated. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep /night ; good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies ; 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, qi gong or progressive muscle relaxation. ...Read more
The other way around: A good digestion allows all nutrients to be metabolized and eventually converted to fat. ...Read more
Not a simple answer:
First of all, hcl doesn't regulate digestion, it just facilitates conversion of pepsinogen to pepsin.
However, regulation of digestion is incredibly complex as mediated by nerve signal interplay locally within the gut, centrally with the brain, along with neurotransmitters, hormones, a multitude of chemical signaling and feedback loops that all interact with immune system, food, environment, etc. ...Read more
Depends: On the digestion issue, e.G gas, bloat, or cramps, or nausea, or diarrhea, or constipation, or pain (location is a factor). In general, avoid fried greasy, spicy foods, alcohol, chocolate, coffee. Some are sensitive to the carbohydrates in dairy, or grains and beans. Some have issues withe proteins in wheat and some other grains. Avoid carbonated beverages, sugarless gum (sorbitol). See a doc, rd. ...Read more