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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Unable to digest fibre. Excessive gas, abdominal distention, pressure and pain. Dwells in my system for hours. Fibrous food remain undigested in stool?

Unable to digest fibre. Excessive gas, abdominal distention, pressure and pain. Dwells in my system for hours. Fibrous food remain undigested in stool?

Fermented...: Many fibers, particularly the water insoluble kind, are readily fermented by your gut flora. Some people have certain intolerances to bean husks (try beano), to wheat/barley/rye (gluten sensitivity), &/or have a particularly active population in their gut of gas-forming organisms (try bifidobacter-containing probiotics). Maybe altered GI motility, ibs, air swallowing, maldigestion/malabsorption? ...Read more

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Pooping large, identifiable pieces of undigested food alongside loose stools. It doesn't seem to be linked to one particular food. I have Celiac. ?

Pooping large, identifiable pieces of undigested food alongside loose stools. It doesn't seem to be linked to one particular food. I have Celiac. ?

See GI doc: Undigested food in feces suggests the presence of malabsorption . If you have been faithful with your gluten avoidance, then one will need to consider another digestive abnormality. See GI doctor. ...Read more

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I read that pasteurized milk, has its protein denatured, in which the structure changes and cant be absorbed in the intestines.is milk protein useless?

I read that pasteurized milk, has its protein denatured, in which the structure changes and cant be absorbed in the intestines.is milk protein useless?

Milk: The caseins (one of the milk proteins) are stable to heat treatment. Typical high temperature short time (HTST) pasteurization conditions will not affect the functional and nutritional properties of the casein proteins. High temperature treatments can cause interactions between casein and whey proteins that affect the functional but not the nutritional properties. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Which digestive organ releases enzymes to help break down starches, proteins and fats in the small intestines?

Which digestive organ releases enzymes to help break down starches, proteins and fats in the small intestines?

Pancreas: the pancreas is the organ that releases the enzymes to help breakdown starches, proteins and fats in the small intestines. ...Read more

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If stool floats but sinks if broken into smaller pieces or squished, is that fat making it float or is that gas being released?Scared pancreatic cancer

If stool floats but sinks if broken into smaller pieces or squished, is that fat making it float or is that gas being released?Scared pancreatic cancer

FOrget it: It depends upon the gas content of the stool. Forget about it and pay attention to more important things in your life. "floaters" don't mean cancer, so relax. ...Read more

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why aren't the proteins we eat denatured in the acidic stomach? how are enzymes able to connect to the proteins, low stomach PH doesnt denature them?

why aren't the proteins we eat denatured in the acidic stomach? how are enzymes able to connect to the proteins, low stomach PH doesnt denature them?

Thoughtful question!: Enzymatic digestion occurs predominantly in the small bowel due to the action of "pancreatic juice" which contains many enzymes, including trypsinogen, chymotrypsinogen, elastase, carboxypeptidase, pancreatic lipase, nucleases & amylase. The pancreas also expresses bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) to neutralize stomach acid, thereby promoting enzymatic action. ...Read more

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I eat only junk food and high fatty foods. Could this cause oil slick in toilet after bowel movement?

I eat only junk food and high fatty foods. Could this cause oil slick in toilet after bowel movement?

Good fat vs.: bad fat. Bad fat in junk food can result in greasy bowel movements and overall deterioration in health. Good fat such as found in coconut oil and olive oil will increase the probability of good health and give you a feeling of satiety so you are not so hungry. Try to eat better now or you may pay for it later. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I often will vomit after eating meats that are cooked in their own juices, can't eat gravy or anything high in grease, garlic or fat. Why?

I often will vomit after eating meats that are cooked in their own juices, can't eat gravy or anything high in grease, garlic or fat. Why?

May be stomach or : Gallbladder. If stomach is inflamed/ulcerated, fats can stimulate more acid causing more irritation. Fats can also exacerbate reflux. More likely is gallbladder problem: gb stores bile & secretes it to help digest fats; fats cause it to contract. May have gallstones or reduced gb function or gb inflammation. See pcp for evaluation, tests, options for treatment. In meantime, avoid fatty triggers. ...Read more

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Does non sugary carbs (bread, potato, rice) turn into the same kind of substance that table sugar turns into, once digested into blood stream?

Does non sugary carbs (bread, potato, rice) turn into the same kind of substance that table sugar turns into, once digested into blood stream?

Most times: Potatoes and rice are starches and starches breakdown to his sugars That your body can utilize. Starches long chains sugars. They get absorbed into your body much slower than taking a simple sugar. ...Read more

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Can food eaten more recently be eliminated faster than food eaten further in the past? (the more recent food pass the older food and come out first)?

Can food eaten more recently be eliminated faster than food eaten further in the past? (the more recent food pass the older food and come out first)?

No line jumps: Intake passes through the intestines sequentially, so first in is first out, no 'in process' delays or storage. ...Read more

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What the sotable food to bile stoons?

What the sotable food to bile stoons?

No food will : Make stones go away. But if you eat fatty or fried foods, you will have pain. This is because the gallbladder will contract vigorously. And the stones will get stuck in the neck of the gallbladder. This causes biliary colic, it is painful. If the stone remains stuck and gallbladder gets infected, you will have acute cholecystitis. This can become a surgical emergency. ...Read more

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Are there any protein dense food which can be stored in a locker at school and eaten during recess,the food in the canteen is really unhealthy.

Are there any protein dense food which can be stored in a locker at school and eaten during recess,the food in the canteen is really unhealthy.

Ans: You could get the protein bars. Very high in protein and rn tasty as well. You could also get fruit cups or even fruit easy to store and tasty ...Read more

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Are digestive juices (fluid) made in pancreas same as the disgestive juice stored in the gallbladder?

Are digestive juices (fluid) made in pancreas same as the disgestive juice stored in the gallbladder?

No: The gallbladder stores bile, which is made in the lover. The pancreas makes a variety of other enzymes to help digest protein and fat. These are not stored in the gallbladder. Hoep this helps! ...Read more

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Are soft boiled eggs an acceptable food to eat when recovering from diarrhea?

Are soft boiled eggs an acceptable food to eat when recovering from diarrhea?

See no reason why: Not! unless your allergic to eggs. Rice is good, ; are apples. ...Read more

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Does the stomach absorb food and water differently?

Does the stomach absorb food and water differently?

Small intestine: is where the bulk of absorption occurs. The stomach's job is to break down the solids into a slurry that, along with water, will get absorbed by the small intestine. The stomach can absorb water but absorbs very little. ...Read more