Digestive Diseases Glossary of Terms
It can be very valuable to take a fifteen minute break, turn off the phones and technology. Take yourself away from the work desk, even turn off the home phone, so you can enjoy savouring your food in a peaceful moment with fifteen uninterrupted minutes whilst eating. This will not only give you an amazing refreshing break, but it will also help the gut start to digest the food, meaning your body will feel much more comfortable. Are there any particular foods we should try to avoid, or eat less of because theyre harder to digest? Although the human body is individual and everyone often experiences different things with foods, we do find that very fatty and sugary foods are the hardest to digest. Interestingly if you have a sensitive gut, you may also find that cooked vegetables and fruits are easier to digest than raw. Which foods are easy to digest?
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But then what appeared to be seasonal allergies kicked in. In fact, by the time I hit puberty, my symptoms were so bad that my eyes would often seal shut with crust, and I had terrible… Read the Living with GERD and Food Intolerances: Trudy McCulloch’s Story article > > Amyloidosis : A group of diseases that results from the abnormal deposition of a protein called amyloid in tissues and organs. Bezoar: A clump of food or hair in the digestive tract. Bezoars can cause obstructions in the stomach that keep food from passing into the small intestine. Celiac disease: A disease resulting from the abnormal reaction by the body’s immune system to gluten, a protein found in grains such as wheat, rye, and barley and other foods.
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Nutrients are absorbed from the ileum, which is lined with millions of finger-like projections called villi. Each villus is connected to a mesh of capillaries. This is how nutrients pass into the bloodstream. Pancreas The pancreas is one of the largest glands in the human body. As well as digestive juices, it secretes a hormone called insulin. Insulin helps to regulate the amount of sugar in the blood. Diabetes is a condition caused by problems with insulin production.
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