Digestion Digestion There are many important aspects of getting your health in the best condition possible. Your digestion is an important part of your health. There are many materials out there that elaborate on the digestion process. This article includes a brief overview to help you to understand the digestion process and give you tips on how you can make any improvements necessary. Before digestion, it is important to understand that having a body that is clean and clear of toxins is the necessary first step. Cleansing is a major factor in this process. We have to make sure that our body is clean before anything else. Once we have cleansed our system, we must consider what happens to our food once it enters our body. Digestion begins in the mouth and we can assist the very beginning of this process by chewing our food slowly and thoroughly. There is a reason you having been hearing the expression “chew your food well” since you were a child. It is recommended that we take at least 20 chews per bite of food. The reason for this is that when food is not properly chewed, your stomach will feel like it is in knots after you’ve eaten. This is largely in part to eating your food and swallowing large pieces of food.Even if our system is clean and clear and we eat the most wholesome, organic food, if our food is not digested well, it will not matter. These two can only take place when our food has been properly prepared and digested, and broken down into very small molecules. These food molecules can then be absorbed into the bloodstream and used by the body for nutrients that are needed. The next step in this process is absorption. Our food is absorbed into our system .then absorption, when the food is absorbed into our system. The absorption of food is a complex mechanism. When the food substances have been so altered by the enzymes in the duodenum that they now consist of minute’s fragments which can readily be used by the body, they are transported to the next two sections of the small intestine, the jejunum and ileum. It is principally here that usable components are taken up by the body. They are absorbed. Absorptions in these sections of the small intestine proceeds rather like sorting out specific parts from a conveyor belt. Individual substances are selected along the entire length of the small intestine and transported through the wall of the circulatory system. Next is the assimilation, to give us energy and last is the elimination of by product.Takes place in the cellsved that health is the result of what one assimilates, not what one necessarily eats. We accept lots of food into our bodies, but only that which has been properly assimilated can be utilized for rebuilding and repairing cells and malfunction areas. Proper assimilation is acquired by “drinking the solid foods and chewing the liquid food.” B-12 is a vitamin that can only be digested by your body through high stomach acid content, because it takes a lot of acid to break down this essential B vitamin. If you are shutting down your stomach acid production, your body is not going to get the B-12 it needs from the food you eat. And oral B-12 supplementation will not address this issue as they will not break down in your stomach if acid production is low. In fact, if you are one of the people taking these proton pump inhibitors or H2 blockers, the primary way your body can effectively absorb the B-12 that it needs is through inter-muscular injections. So why is getting B-12 so important? Here are some common symptoms of B-12 deficiency: Neurological Symptoms Mental confusion Delusions Paranoia Headaches Depression Impulse Control Pins and needles in the extremities Balance issues Gastrointestinal Symptoms Your body receives help breaking down foods into their component parts from the organisms that live in your gut (intestinal flora). These bacteria, yeasts and fungi can produce beneficial waste products as they feast on your digesting food, such as B and K vitamins that your body needs. They also function to break down some foods that your body cannot absorb by itself (they change carbs into simple sugars and proteins into thecomponent amino acids). But when you eat too many grains, sugars and processed foods, these foods serve as fertilizer for the bad bacteria and yeast and will cause them to rapidly multiply. One of the best things you can do for your health, including your digestive health, is eliminate sugars and processed foods as much as possible! The last part, one of the major parts, is the elimination part because if we are not eliminated well then there will be blockages in there. when there are blockages in the large intestine also small intestine the waste stays in the small intestine and everything that is in the small intestine gets absorbed into the body all of these toxins and waste materials get absorbed by the capillaries of the small intestine into the throat and that’s how we become toxic and it s going to leave huge pressure on the liver and a lot of diseases extend from that. The gastrointestinal (GI) system includes the gastrointestinal tract (mouth, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine) and accessory organs (salivary gland, liver, gallbladder, pancreas) that secrete substances into the tract via connecting ducts. GI system breaks down particles of ingested food into molecular forms by enzymes (digestion) that are then transferred to the internal environment (absorption). Bad – high fat, fried food, dairy, alcohol, coffee, sodas Best – yogurt, lean meat, fish, whole grains, Remember, your digestive system is an extremely complex dynamic system that protects you through a strong defense mechanism against harmful invaders from the external environment. Some proactive steps you can take to aid in your digestion and help the beneficial microorganisms to flourish and keep digestive disorders away include: consume foods as close to their natural state as possible consume raw foods regularly consume fermented foods consume a balance of different types of foods avoid man-made chemicals avoid pharmaceutical drugs avoid a diet rich in simple sugars avoid GMO foods Every day you are presented with a vast array of food c hoices, and our modern world has found some truly innovative ways to present food to you th at appeals to all your senses (smells great, looks great, tastes great). However, re lying on your senses alone to choose the nutrients your body needs can lead you down a slow path of self-destruction, chronic diseases and shortened lifespan for not just yourself but for future generations as well . Nowadays, it truly does take an act of will to train your body to recognize whole natural foods as delicious and nutritious, when the alternative is food-like substances that have been processed, designed, crafted and marketed to appeal to all o f your senses and to your intellect. If any of these are not done properly, it could lead to ma ny, many health problems. One step we can take to be certain that everything in this pro cess is moving as it should is to make sure that we have enough hydrochloric acid in the stom ach. Another step, is to check that we have enough enzymes in the stomach and pancre atic enzymes in the pancreas. In addition, having good probiotics is of great importance. Most of us are deficient in this due to the consumption f anti-biotics a nd junk food in our diets. Many important aspects of getting your health back. Cleans ing and Co.. are two major factors. We have to make sure our body is clean. One of the most important factors is what happens to our food once it enters our body. Even if our system is clean and clear and we eat the most wholesome and organic food, If our fo od is not digested well (it won’t matter)It doesn’t stop after the digestion. The re are many factors that happen after the digestion. First is digestion then absorption – ab sorbed into our system. Next is the assimilation of all of that and the next would be infum ization?? To give us the energy and last elimination of by product. If any of these are not done well it could lead to many, many health problems. One of the things we need to do is ma ke sure that we have enough digestive enzymes in the stomach, hydrochloric acid one o f the things we need to do is make sure that we have enough digestive enzymes in the st omach there’s pepzine and hydrochloric acid, in the pancreas pancreatic enzymes, in a ddition to that we need to make sure we have good probiotics which usually most of us are deficient because of the consumption of to much anti biotics and junk food.