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Monday, June 27, 2016

What are the benefits of healthy bacteria?

Our colon contains 400-500 varieties of good bacteria, fungi, yeast, and virus.

Good bacteria helps acidify the colon which helps stop to slow down the growth of harmful bacteria.

Good bacteria improves the immune system by stimulating the formation of antibodies.

Good bacteria helps produce Vitamins K, B, & E.

The bacteria lactobacillus acidophilus helps kill toxins.

Good bacteria helps reduce bowel gas and fights bad breath.

Good bacteria helps form 30 different neurotransmitters including serotonin and dopamine.

Good bacteria helps stop diarrhea and loosen up constipation.

Monday, June 20, 2016

What is hydrochloric acid?

HCA lives in the stomach and turns solid food into a semi liquid, which is sent into the duodenum for further processing. When we drink liquds while eating, the HCA is diluted making digestion more difficult. 

Monday, June 13, 2016

What is ptyalin?

Ptyalin is a digestive enzyme secreted in the mouth where digestion starts by thorough chewing. Ptyalin starts to break starch into simple sugar.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

What is chyme?

Chyme is the semi-liquid formed in the stomach after solid food is broken down by hydrochloric acid. The chyme moves into the small intestine (duodenum) where it is further broken down by digestive enzymes. Most digestive enyzymes occur in the duodenum and are received from the pancreas.