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Doctor insights on: What Nutrients Can Be Absorbed Without Being Digested First

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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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Could time of digestion of food nutrient in stomach vary?

Could time of digestion of food nutrient in stomach vary?

Gastric emptying: ...varies with the composition (fat, protein, carbs) of meals, the volume of ingested foods, and the ratio and timing of liquids versus solid intake. ...Read more

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Does Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) 60 mg for 8 weeks interfere with food digestion? Will it affect nutrients or electrolytes?

Does Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) 60 mg for 8 weeks interfere with food digestion? Will it affect nutrients or electrolytes?

It can in some part: As it obviously effects the acid secretion of your stomach. Some nutrients like iron, magnesium and vitamin B12 can be affected by medication such as these. ...Read more

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How long should you wait to eat again after eating blueberries for proper digestion and absorption of the nutrients?

How long should you wait to eat again after eating blueberries for proper digestion and absorption of the nutrients?

Enjoy: Eat what and when you please. You'll get the goodness that's in the blueberries regardless. Truth is, I'm pleased you're eating berries at all -- a lot better than what most of my neighbors are probably munching right now! Life's difficult enough without people devising silly unscientific rules about nutrition. ...Read more

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If cholesterol and other fats are digested into little fragments before being absorbed, why would eating cholesterol be worse than eating other fats?

If cholesterol and other fats are digested into little fragments before being absorbed, why would eating cholesterol be worse than eating other fats?

Cholesterol: Cholesterol is not broken down but esterified (chemically modified) and some is absorbed. High cholesterol diet may lead too higher cholesterol. Http://www. Nhlbi. Nih. Gov/health/public/heart/chol/chol_tlc. Pdf. ...Read more

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I have lost 12 kgs in 8 months at first it was okay but now I have moderate blackouts when I stand up, wt nutrient &what should I eat if this happens?

I have lost 12 kgs in 8 months at first it was okay but now I have moderate blackouts when I stand up, wt nutrient &what should I eat if this happens?

Water: It seems as though you may be dehydrated. If drinking fluids does not improve your symptoms, you should probably go for a physical exam to rule out cardiac problems. ...Read more

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Ii feel like my nutrition isn't being absorbed should II take hlc bermaine to help food digest?

Ii feel like my nutrition isn't being absorbed should II take hlc bermaine to help food digest?

G.I. doctor to check: A gastroenterologist (G.I. Or stomach specialist) can evaluate for problems if a person thinks he is not absorbing nutrients properly. There are many different types of malabsorption, so one cannot just presume that taking some acid would help. Some digestive enzymes require an acid environment, but other enzymes (the ones in the small intestine) need the acid "neutralized" in order to work. ...Read more

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Does passing out "expensive" yellowish urine mean the multivat I take daily is not absorbed as nutrients into my body?

Does passing out "expensive" yellowish urine mean the multivat I take daily is not absorbed as nutrients into my body?

Your: Body absorbs what it needs and gets rid of what if doesn't need so your body is doing what it is supposed to do. So it is absorbing what it needs ...Read more

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Do you know if nutrients are absorbed passively or actively in the digestive tract?

Do you know if nutrients are absorbed passively or actively in the digestive tract?

Digestion: Absorption of nutrients in the GI tract is complex. There are many enzymes and proteins that allow the body to break large products into small enough molecules to be absorbed. It is a very active system but is not under the control of conscious central nervous system. ...Read more

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Which nutrients does pure Argan oil contain that will be absorbed into my body when applied to my skin?

Which nutrients does pure Argan oil contain that will be absorbed into my body when applied to my skin?

Vit E, EFA's, sterols&: Argan oils contains many nutrients. It is rich in Vit E and Omega 3, 6 & 9 fatty acids as well as squalene, phytosterols & polyphenols.
See http://multiculturalbeauty. About. Com/od/Ingredients/a/Argan-Oil-For-Beauty. Htm
& http://naturalbeauty. About. Com/od/Ingredients/a/All-About-Argan-Oil. Htm ...Read more

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Could glutathione be absorbed from intestine and won't be digested in stomach?

Could glutathione be absorbed from intestine and won't be digested in stomach?

It is Useless: I wonder why you are taking this chemical??? It has NO known usefulness if taken as a medication. ...Read more

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What diseases would cause nutrients to not be fully absorbed in the stomach?

A few causes.: Most nutrient are not absorbed in the stomach, that is the job of the small intestine. Many diseases cause malnutrition by disturbing small intestine or by altering transit time - crohn's disease, gluten enteropathy, allergy, intestinal lymphoma, pernicious anemia, pancreatic disease. ...Read more

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I am 7 weeks preg. I was eating between 1200-1400 cal daily before is this still ok for the first tri? Also, does food get digested faster when pregnan?

I am 7 weeks preg. I was eating between 1200-1400 cal daily before is this still ok for the first tri? Also, does food get digested faster when pregnan?

Yes: In early pregnancy most women need to take in about the same # of calories as prior to pregnancy. By the second trimester most women need about 300 extra calories a day. But that is an average - you will see what you actually need. Food digests more slowly during pregnancy, and intestines move more slowly. That is why more constipation and heartburn in pregnancy. ...Read more

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I was prescribed Ciprofloxacin 500mg for a UTI. I threw up within the first 20-30 min. Was that enough time for the pill to digest?

I was prescribed Ciprofloxacin 500mg for a UTI. I threw up within the first 20-30 min. Was that enough time for the pill to digest?

Leave Those Heaves: If you mean dissolve and then get absorbed completely from the stomach &/or intestines, then the answer is "No."If you threw up from some reason other than the Cipro, (ciprofloxacin)then a med to quell your heaves would probably do the trick (try Dramamine).If it was the Cipro, (ciprofloxacin) try it with a little bit of food (like a large pizza with a side of Polish sausage :). You need that med, so call your doc & get a substitute ...Read more

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My digestion is usually healthy, but I always feel constipated for the first few days of my period. Even laxatives don't seem to help. What can I do?

My digestion is usually healthy, but I always feel constipated for the first few days of my period. Even laxatives don't seem to help. What can I do?

Check out this link: Drinking lots of water with prune juice and daily exercise may help. See GI if it persists for further work up. Take care! Http://www. Henriettes-herb. Com/faqs/medi-3-13-constipation. Html. ...Read more

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When white blood cell digest the bacteria, will endotoxin released cause less harm to host tissues since endotoxin affect that white blood cell first?

When white blood cell digest the bacteria, will endotoxin released cause less harm to host tissues since endotoxin affect that white blood cell first?

Endotoxin: Endotoxin is released by only certain bacteria when they are destroyed. So technically the endotoxin can onlyl exert their effects after the bacteria are killed and are still within the bacteria's cell while it's alive. ...Read more

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My dentist ground my first two front teeth and my whole bitefeel changed. Could only my back teeth touching lead to tmj? Does this affect digestion and lead to stomach problems?

My dentist ground my first two front teeth and my whole bitefeel changed. Could only my back teeth touching lead to tmj? Does this affect digestion and lead to stomach problems?

Tmj: There are people who can get along with only their back teeth touching and have no problems. The "normal" bite would have anterior contacts also with the cuspids (canine teeth) guiding your bite. If that's how things felt before, you should talk to your dentist about adjusting it back. That alone would not typically affect digestion. Your back teeth still grind the food up fine. ...Read more

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What exactly is nutrient imbalance?

What exactly is nutrient imbalance?

Not quite sure: Nutrient imbalance is a very vague, non medical term. Different people imply different notions. Say, fat malabsorption due to pancreatitis (chronic) may cause nutrient imbalance in that fat is being lost from the body. Glutein intolerance may cause iron deficiency anemia, which is nutrient imbalance due to lack of iron. B12 malabsorption will lead to decrease of B12 and nutrient imbalance. ...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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How come my body not digest food properly?

How come my body not digest food properly?

Malabsorption.: Inadequate digestion can have some definable cause - gallbladder, pancreas, small intestines, stomach. You require some testing. ...Read more

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What are the 9 essential nutrients needed?

Essential amino acid: 9 essential Amino Acids which your body can’t make itself:
histidine
isoleucine
leucine
lysine
methionine
phenylalanine
threonine
tryptophan
valine. ...Read more

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What is example of a nonessential nutrient?

Body makes it: Building blocks of proteins, called Amino Acids - some we can make from other substances, some we have to ingest - you can find lists in biochemistry or nutrition sites or books. Cholesterol is an example of a nonessential nutrient. We need it to build hormones. We consume it but we also make it from smaller substances, so nutrient but nonessential. ...Read more

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What exactly are nutrients and why are they important?

What exactly are nutrients and why are they important?

Nutrients: Nutrients is a broad spectrum definition of body's building blocks. Of those, the most important are proteins, fats and carbohydrates. Others, not less importants, are vitamins and minerals. Without those, your body systems will not function properly, leading to the state of disease and potentially death. ...Read more

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Am I craving certain foods because I need certain nutrients?

Am I craving certain foods because I need certain nutrients?

Maybe: Food preferences in pregnancy may have some nutritional basis. But other times smells may play a significant role. You can make a list of what foods you crave and compare them to see if there is a common nutritional basis. Either way, the cravings initially in pregnancy may mellow later. A good prenatal supplement can help balance your diet if needed. ...Read more