Stomach Acid is Important for Digestion and Nutrient Assimilation

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Stomach acid is important for digestion and nutrient assimilation. Having too little stomach acid can cause just as many problems (if not more) than having too much.   Symptoms like constipation, diarrhea, undigested food in stool, acid reflux, gas, bloating, indigestion, belching, skin problems or acne, and chronic nutrient deficiencies can be related to Hypochlorhydria (low stomach acid). In more extreme cases, symptoms like hair loss, brittle nails, dry skin, adrenal fatigue and even autoimmune disease can occur. (more…)

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What Bile Does For Our Body

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Did you know Bile is a digestive liquid that’s produced in the liver and contains bile salts and other substances that help to break down fats from our diet? Bile is continually secreted from the cells of the liver and then passed to the gallbladder. In the gallbladder, bile is stored and concentrated by the absorption of water and small electrolytes. The body will store bile and other secretions until they are needed to perform digestion. After we eat, our bile duct opens and allows bile, enzymes and secretions to do their jobs. (more…)

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The Benefits of Bromelain

Did you know? Bromelain is an enzyme mixture present in the pineapple. People tend to use bromelain as a supplement for various health benefits, including relieving sinus problems, reducing inflammation,…

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Lack of Digestive Enzymes

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Did you know the growing incidence of illnesses that, is linked to nutrient malabsorption, is due to a lack of digestive enzymes. These enzymes help break down large macromolecules found in the foods we eat into smaller molecules that our guts are capable of absorbing, thus supporting gut health and making sure the nutrients are delivered to the body.  Digestive enzymes are split into three classesproteolytic enzymes that are needed to digest protein, lipases needed to digest fat and amylases needed to digest carbohydrates.  (more…)

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