By Elizabeth Lipski

The definitive consultant to fit digestion!

Digestive Wellness explains how your digestive method works and what to do whilst it doesn’t. You’ll locate useful ideas to the entire universal gastrointestinal problems (and many different stipulations) and professional information at the most modern advances in checking out and prognosis, meals, and traditional cures. Plus, you’ll find out how defective digestion can have an effect on the human physique systemically, from migraines and dermis concerns to fibromyalgia and persistent fatigue syndrome.

“Dr. Lipski deals a realistic toolkit to aid each one of us—clinicians and patients—to go back to wellbeing by way of bringing our gastrointestinal method again into stability and concord. i think that you're going to deeply take advantage of becoming a member of Dr. Lipski in this trip towards digestive wellness.”
—Patrick Hanaway, M.D., leader scientific Officer, Genova Diagnostics; President, American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine

“For someone who has an curiosity in actually figuring out how the intestine works or is simply attracted to discovering how one can optimize caliber of lifestyles throughout the getting older method, Digestive well being, 4th Edition is a needs to read.”
—Jeffrey Moss, D.D.S., CNS, DACBN, Moss Nutrition

“Liz Lipski explains digestion in a so much appetizing and private method. Even greater than the final variation, Liz updates her figuring out and ours. each person with a digestive tract has a necessity to grasp what Dr. Lipski synthesizes so well.”
—Russell M. Jaffe, M.D., Ph.D., CCN, founder, ELISA/ACT Biotechnologies, LLC, and Perque, LLC

“Dr. Lipski has written an easy-to-read and hugely informative booklet that might support the overall inhabitants and practitioners alike comprehend what the matter is and the way to regard it. it's a must-read for somebody who desires to study extra concerning the intimate courting among our digestion and our health.”
—Marcelle choose, RNC, M.S.N., OB/GYN NP

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When this nitrite-rich saliva gets swallowed into acidic gastric juics, it converts into nitric oxide (NO), reducing inflammation throughout the body. Chewing also stimulates the parotid glands, behind the ears in the jaw, to release hormones that stimulate the thymus to produce T cells, which are the core of the protective immune system. Healthy teeth and gums are critical for proper digestion. Many people eat so fast, they barely chew their food at all and then wash it down with liquids. That means the stomach receives chunks of food instead of mush.

When my son, Arthur, was seven years old, he demonstrated this by eating upside-down. ) Absorption occurs when digested food molecules are taken through the epithelial cell lining of the small intestine into the bloodstream and through the portal vein to the liver, where they are filtered. From the bloodstream they pass to the cells. Until food is absorbed, it is essentially outside the body—in a tube going through it. If the gut is inflamed, as with gluten intolerance or celiac disease, there can be malabsorption, which is typified by an inability to gain weight, lack of growth in children, anemia, and diarrhea.

Each day we put pounds of foreign substances (food, drinks, medications, and supplements) into our mouths hoping that our bodies will be able to sort out friend from foe. And generally our bodies do a terrific job, even though much of what we put in our mouths was foreign to the environment even 100 years ago. Because of this interface, the digestive system is the seat of our immune system, runs our metabolism, makes vitamins, and communicates with every other cell in our bodies. The purpose of the digestive system, also lovingly called “the gut,” is to bring nutrients to each cell of your body.

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