You need guts to be happy no matter what: The importance of a healthy digestive system for enhanced immunity
When you heal the digestive system, you heal many mental and physical illnesses? Call Nourishing Happiness today 507-452-1337 Saved 2013-11-07T00:00:00Z Did you know? When you heal the digestive system, you heal many mental and physical illnesses? Call Nourishing Happiness today 507-452-1337 La Crosse Tribune November 07, 2013 12:00 am So, what is GAPS? GAPS is the Gut and Psychology/Physiology Syndromes.
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Human Digestive System Functions
Nearly every brain-controlling chemical is generated in the gut, including hormones and neurotransmitters such as serotonin, dopamine, glutamate, GABA and nor epinephrine. The gut is home to 100 million neurons – more than what the spinal cord has. It also contains 24 minor brain proteins, major cells that regulate immune function, one of the body’s in-built opiates, and native bensodizipine. Recently there has been one more addition to the nervous system: The gut, also known as the enteric nervous system.
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Types Three basic types of digestive functions are used: mechanical breakdown of food into smaller pieces, chemical digestion of those pieces into their constituent nutrient molecules, and absorption of nutrient molecules by the lining of the digestive tract. Mechanical digestion is accomplished both in the mouth, by chewing, and in the stomach, notes anatomy professor Dr. Gary Thibodeau in his book, Anatomy and Physiology. All parts of the digestive tract participate in chemical digestion, and the intestine is responsible for absorption. Features Several important features of the digestive tract allow it to function.
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