The final post this week on the digestive system and some of the stopping points along the way for your food. One small bladder can cause a host of problems and the digestion of your fats is compromised. If you have four key symptoms you need to have your gallbladder checked out.
We are reaching the end of our journey through the labyrinth that is our digestive system. Today the intestines, but also a couple of glands that are essential to the process itself. I hope you have enjoyed the trip and if you were new to the scenery, found it useful.
I shall continue next week with the series of posts on Candida Albicans and the healthy balance of bacteria in the intestines.
The small intestine
The small intestine is made up of three parts, the duodenum at the entrance, the jejunum and the ileum.
The duodenum is joined to the stomach and receives the highly acidic mix that has now been produced by the gastric juices. There is a danger that the duodenum would be eaten away by this acid so it secretes a thick mucus to protect itself. Within the layers of the duodenum are also glands that produce…
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