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What's a natural emulsifier that you can eat to break down fat?

What's a natural emulsifier that you can eat to break down fat?

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

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Are emulsifiers bad for health?

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

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What substance aids in the digestion and absorption of fats?

What substance aids in the digestion and absorption of fats?

Bile: bile from the gallbladder, aids in the emulsification of fats for their absorption in the small intestine. Lipase from the pancreas help in the digestion of fats. ...Read more

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How can the liver and gallblader function in digestion?

How can the liver and gallblader function in digestion?

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

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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?

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

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Can a hit to the head affect other bodily functions? Digestion, heart rate etc?

Can a hit to the head affect other bodily functions? Digestion, heart rate etc?

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

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I'm having digestion troubles and gagging?

I'm having digestion troubles and gagging?

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

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Are red hots good for digestion?

Are red hots good for digestion?

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

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What are the food to aid digestion?

What are the food to aid digestion?

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

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What can I do to speed digestion up?

What can I do to speed digestion up?

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

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Is palmetto good or bad for digestion?

Is palmetto good or bad for digestion?

No relationship: Saw palmetto has been suggested for the improving of urinary outflow related to prostate enlargement. It does not change digestion in any known way. ...Read more

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What is the effect of stress on digestion?

What is the effect of stress on digestion?

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

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Should II take HCl to help with digestion?

Should II take HCl to help with digestion?

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

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Is the gallbladder necessary for digestion?

Is the gallbladder necessary for digestion?

No: The function of the gallbladder is to store and concentrate the bile that is created by the liver and secreted into your intestines. Its presence is not necessary for digestion. ...Read more

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What is good cereal to help your digestion?

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

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Precautions for complete and proper digestion?

Precautions for complete and proper digestion?

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

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Will bulimia ruin your bodies digestion process?

Will bulimia ruin your bodies digestion process?

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

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How does digestion get the nutrients out of food?

How does digestion get the nutrients out of food?

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

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What is the cause of hicups in upset of digestion?

What is the cause of hicups in upset of digestion?

Aggregation: Of a nerve called the phrenic nerve. It is quite annoying, right! ...Read more

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Can changes in the nervous system affect digestion?

Can changes in the nervous system affect digestion?

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

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What are some good detoxes to get better digestion?

What are some good detoxes to get better digestion?

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

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What to do if I have digestion problems from anxiety?

What to do if I have digestion problems from anxiety?

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

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Does a poor digestion make it losing weight difficult?

Does a poor digestion make it losing weight difficult?

The other way around: A good digestion allows all nutrients to be metabolized and eventually converted to fat. ...Read more

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What are some of the chemicals like HCl that regulate digestion?

What are some of the chemicals like HCl that regulate digestion?

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

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What foods are the easiest to digest if you have issues with digestion?

What foods are the easiest to digest if you have issues with digestion?

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