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Amylase is capable of breaking every other bond between sugars in a polysaccharide. Between chewing which physically breaks the butterfly into smaller pieces and creates greater surface area for enzymes to contact and amylase which begins breaking complex carbohydrates down into smaller polysaccharides , the digestion of the butterfly has already begun.

The tongue then forms the chewed-up and saliva-soaked food into a ball and directs it to the back of the mouth. Here, it enters the pharynx which you may remember is the junction of the mouth and nasal airways that leads down the throat. However, unlike the air that passes through the larynx on its way to the trachea and lungs, the food must enter the esophagus the tube that serves as a passage for food from the pharynx to the stomach.

When Timmy swallows, his larynx moves up, and at the same time, a flap called the epiglottis , flips downward to cover the larynx. This prevents the food from continuing down the airway. Instead, the food is directed into the esophagus, where muscle contractions push the food down into the stomach.

The stomach is a fairly large organ with an elastic wall. It is capable of stretching to make room for over a half-gallon of food and fluid in the average person. The stomach wall is lined by a layer of epithelial cells and has lots of deep pits that lead to the gastric glands.

The epithelial cells inside these glands secrete the different components of gastric juice. This juice liquefies food and continue the process of chemically breaking it down into smaller components so it can be absorbed by the body. One major component of gastric juice is hydrochloric acid , which you may remember is a very strong acid. It can be represented by the abbreviation HCl. Because of its acidic properties, HCl kills most bacteria found in food. It also dissolves most types of tissues that we eat into a liquid form that is much more accessible to digestive enzymes.

Unfortunately, HCl inactivates amylase, which leaves the polysaccharides only partially digested. Speaking of digestive enzymes, another major component of gastric juice is pepsin.

Pepsin is a digestive enzyme that breaks proteins down into smaller peptides. You can remember the function of pepsin if you remember that pepsin breaks proteins into peptides. But this function of pepsin raises a fundamental question: The answer is that the cell makes an inactive form of pepsin named pepsinogen , which is several amino acids longer than active pepsin. The extra amino acids block the active site of pepsin, causing it to be inactive inside the cell where it can damage other proteins.

However, the HCl in the gastric juice removes these amino acids and converts the inactive pepsinogen into active pepsin once it is out of the cell and inside the stomach. To keep them from digesting components of the secretory cells, most digestive enzymes are produced in an inactive form known as a zymogen an inactive precursor of an enzyme which requires a change to be activated.

In this case, pepsinogen is a zymogen that is activated by HCl and turned into active pepsin. Get access risk-free for 30 days, just create an account. So why doesn't the pepsin and hydrochloric acid digest the epithelial cells that line the stomach? It turns out that most of the epithelial cells of the stomach secrete large amounts of mucus, which forms a barrier to protect the cells against the acid and pepsin. In addition, the stomach isn't always filled with gastric juice.

Between meals, the stomach is empty and pretty much inactive. However, when a person sees, smells or otherwise anticipates eating food, the brain sends a signal to the stomach to start preparing for a meal. As a result of this signal, the epithelial cells secrete a small amount of HCl into the stomach. The smooth muscles of the stomach are also activated and start churning the stomach at a low rate.

This churning of the stomach, without food in it, is what causes your stomach to growl when it's getting close to meal time. When food enters the stomach, it activates the full response. The epithelial cells secrete lots of gastric juice and the smooth muscles of the stomach are fully activated - causing the stomach to churn and thoroughly mix the food and gastric juice until it is liquefied. The stomach then releases its liquefied contents into the small intestine a little at a time through the pyloric sphincter the muscular valve at the bottom of the stomach that controls the flow of partially digested food into the small intestine.

It takes about 2 to 6 hours for the stomach to completely empty its contents into the small intestine. During that time, the churning motion and release of gastric juice by the stomach is ramped down until the stomach is empty and - essentially - powered-down. That is, until it receives the next signal from the brain to start powering-up again. As soon as you put a piece of food in your mouth, your body starts the digestive process.

Salivary glands release saliva that contains amylase , a digestive enzyme found in saliva that breaks large polysaccharides into smaller polysaccharides. Chewing begins the physical process of breaking large chunks of food into smaller pieces. The food is swallowed and directed by the epiglottis down the esophagus the tube that serves as a passage for food from the pharynx to the stomach.

The epithelial cells of the stomach secrete three major products: Pepsinogen is a zymogen , which is an inactive precursor of an enzyme that requires a change to be activated. HCl converts it to the active enzyme pepsin , which is a digestive enzyme that breaks proteins down into smaller peptides. Together, pepsin and hydrochloric acid are the major components of gastric juice, which essentially liquefies food and continues to break it down into smaller components.

However, when a person sees, smells, or otherwise anticipates eating food, the brain sends a signal to the stomach to start preparing for a meal. As a result of this signal, the epithelial cells secrete a small amount of hydrochloric acid into the stomach. Smooth muscle is also activated and starts churning the stomach at a low rate. When food actually enters the stomach, the epithelial cells secrete lots of gastric juice and the smooth muscle of the stomach thoroughly mixes the food and gastric juice until it is liquefied.

The stomach empties, and powers-down until it receives the next signal to prepare for a meal. To unlock this lesson you must be a Study.

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Not sure what college you want to attend yet? The videos on Study. Students in online learning conditions performed better than those receiving face-to-face instruction. By creating an account, you agree to Study. I found your post by accident. The most obvious thing here to me is the dairy. If you do nothing else, get rid of dairy and see if that takes care of the issue.

Live on brown rice if you have to for awhile. Jennifer, I have a lot of trouble with my body, with the digestion, absorption probably malabsorption, leaky gut, Candida fermented foods! The bottom line is learning to trust my body and my inner guidance and that means Divine, too, for instance, dialoguing question and answer guidance. Part of my healing from extreme, complex abuse from birth until 28 years of age is writing out stream of consciousness from my inner world and drawing the pictures from different parts of my broken self.

Doing that has lessened over the years but want to pay attention to that more as it helps me see more clearly what is going on in the un-subconscious which is even more important to me than the other, what is called the conscious part of the self.

All that I went through, which was tons of stuff, all held within the cells of my membranes and organs…. Talk on just the physical level does not do it for me. The emotional and feelings seem to be walked around, never mentioned or shunned.

Everything is linked for me, physical, emotional, spiritual. It would mean finding the right people to give you supportive commentary and letters, etc. Having all those jobs in your condition seems like too much to expect for you and impossible? Or is there another way to take this burden off your shoulders while you find out how to heal. I no longer sub by day and teach at night, with the greenhouse seasonally.

I had 15 months without anything but subbing and the greenhouse, and I was living on savings. I ate mostly Cream of Rice hot cereal…it was tolerated well, but sooooo boring.

I now work fulltime as a math teacher, and work the greenhouse seasonally. Then I am planning all weekend. I have to be careful what I eat, so I am not living in the bathroom during the week…I could get fired, and I need this job. Thus I may never be able to afford meat. Life is stressful which makes bowel problems worse and food-wise very boring. I will live dangerously and make a pot of soup over Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks…cheap, easy, and yummy, even if there is no meat…it will still taste incredible.

Hi, I was just reading this because I have digestive issues and thought that maybe I could give you something to help. You can juice one cabbage and drink it 4 times a day and then you eat whatever diet you can at the time and after a few weeks or months however soon you want to try start adding in more foods and seeing if your body can handle them again. Best of luck to you! I have never had good results with cabbage.

I found a really nice soy free stock, so I could try to make my own soup, as all canned varieties contain soy. However, it was spring break and I was not working, so I thought I would brave trying it to see if it was better than canned soup. I have been to my new Obummercare doctor office three times in three years for the free yearly checkup, and saw three different people…and all they do is look at me like I am from outer space when I tell them my digestive issues.

Thus, I have to make my innards as happy as possible…and that means Cream of Rice hot cereal…horribly boring meal after meal, day after day. I was trying to eat like I did decades ago. Gas, seizing, cramping, pain, bathroom problems, and I could not figure it out.

Maybe a smaller salad would do, maybe something with it could help, like it says here on this site, what a thought! But I like health, keep a good weight, eat right, but now, things have changed. I am not thirty or forty now, or fifty. So I find less is more now. I have fixed the problem, and then I went on this site, and found yes, less of certain vegetables, and some of another kind are good, and do not cause me the problems..

I take a probiotic after meals, that helps. Fermented food does not agree with my gut except Keefer so far. Will read more now.

Over the months, and while also taking Xifaxan, Motil Pro, and enzymes, I have seen gradual improvement, but still suffer debilitating symptoms. I find this very interesting as I have been a vegetarian for several years.. With that has come some problems.. Bloating, chronic constipation and Ill health.. Having stumbled on a book called Fibre Menace and reading your article I have been enlightened.

Could you perhaps give me some suggestions on your daily diet.. I a a little confused with regards to soluble and insoluble fibers… A new door has been opened to me and I am determined to get well Many thanks Nicky. I seem to have a great deal of trouble with the insoluble veggies. I think I am going to return to the potatoes and sauerkraut that I was raised with.

I also recently had a colonoscopy. I can eat starchy veggies, and cooked veggies, but even if I boil and puree one zucchini or some bok choy, I get instant cramps. I am way skinny, so cannot afford diarrhea. It seems that my probiotic, Culturelle, is also giving me diarrhea, so had to stop it. Recently I added Butterhead lettuce to my smoothie and it constipated me then I could not stop going to the bathroom. A really useful article! However, the indigestion problem got worse. And now I see your post, I think I should try to eat less, quantity and kind, vegetable and more meat.

Can you take presript assist probiotics if you have SIBO??? I learned this lesson the hard way…I used to consume huge servings of high fiber vegetables and man did they do a job on my gut. Now, I limit the variety low fodmap and the serving size and life is much better. Love your article Chris! But it gets worst with animal intake fullness and nausea and with cherries severe bloating.

Do not eat fiber unless is steamed and easy to digest like carrots, zucchini or pumpkin. Eat proteins and healthy fats along with betaine hcl or digestive enzymes, it help a lot. I constantly feel a lump in my throat, maybe mucus. Silvie, This is me exactly!!!! Pylori 15 months ago, and have the same issues as you!! I also have celiac disease. I am trying to eliminate corn and dairy. Also processed food and sugar. There are days when I only have one small meal or just some bread.

I do like some meat, small potions, no more pasta or processed food. I have a general question for whomever might have even a suggestion. Blood work and overall energy has shown low-T and was put on armor thyroid. I try and get tons of sleep, drink lots of water, exercise regularly, epsome salt soaks, hot lemon water, decaf coffee, lots of vitamin c and magnesium. Diet, lifestyle, or other suggestions would be much appreciated!

Thanks for your time. This might seam odd, but had same problems, What I learned through my journey is to listen to your body, simple as. Used to be vegetarian- loads of raw veggies and fruits, always bloated and constipated. I have a daughter just diagnosed with IBS-C. She has been a vegan for awhile.

She changed her diet to mostly raw in December to combat the IBS. It worked briefly and then it stopped working. She is back on laxatives.

She has had an endoscopy which revealed lactose intolerance. I partly blame the raw foodists who she follows that tout the life saving benefits of their lifestyle. It may be for some, but not for all. My daughter will not eat meat ever as an ethical matter. She needs to try the lowFodmap diet to see if it will help. We are in a tough situation. That is a tough situation.

I was in a similar one. For example, certain kinds of tofu firm, I think , small amounts of lentils and possibly whey protein are acceptable. I have been suffering with ibs since 2 years ago. There are certain food that some website list can be eaten by ibs person that cause me stomach cramp and diarrhea.

Like potato,sweet potato and yam and even tomato. Now, i am afraid to eat any vegetables or fruits. Banana and apple are very harmful for me. May I suggest to your daughter that eating a whole foods diet will put less pressure on her.

I am celiac, lactose intolerant, have difficulties digesting raw vegetables and have a great many food sensitivities. I cook roast grill steam all my veggies, and mostly with a healthy oil added, and cooked at lower temps.

Including a healthy fat in most of my meals helps with feeling satiated as well as adding being healthful. Avacodos olives coconut oil to name a few. Tonight my dinner was steamed corn and peas, artichokes in vinegar, an avacodo and wild pink salmon canned.

Live by what feels good and being open to following different ways of eating. I eat one large meal towards the end of the day. Start my day with fresh lemons in water warm and room temp, never cold and fruit only until mid day with nuts and dried fruit until my meal. I found a big difference when I ate fruit alone and first part of day. I am 49 and really in the best health ever. Listen to your body. Stay away from processed and read labels.

Less then five ingredients and they have to be real. Never things that say or include the word natural. I can also eat some goat cheese and some tofu but am having problems digesting all things soy, all legumes. Eating canned salmon agrees with me but not cooked.

I also eat a lot of potatoes and root veggies. I also try to include organic and definitely non gmo. Sorry for lengthy response but just wanted to say and show you have to listen to your body. Keep reading and learning. For those that ask, I am a whole food eater with celiac and lactose intolerant. I bring food to share wherever I go. Last night I brought roasted root veggies and halva. My platters were first to go. Carry snacks with you at all times. Just came back from 2 months in India and made it work food wise.

It has helped me in all aspects of my life. Thank you for writing such informative information concerning how those, like myself, have digestive issues with insoluble vegetables. By reading this article it made me realize why my digestive system reacts to insoluble vegetables the way it does. Right now I am on a low residue diet and only eating soluble vegetables, mostly carrots and beets and finding my stomach so much happier.

If only the doctor that cares for you would share what one should and should not eat when the digestive system is so delicate, not just during an occurrence of diverticulitis but afterwards as well. Keep your articles coming and thanks for all you do! Oh my God thank you for your article!!! But yep, tons of insoluble fiber on an empty belly, and always a variety. I highly recommend Kefir to anyone experiencing digestive probs. Thank you for your article.

I have been having issues with my stomach swelling for about 8 months now and I have not been able to pinpoint what it is. Lately I have been eating healthy I am not overweight, just getting closer to 40 and I am trying to be healthier. Every time I eat a salad I love salads my belly swells and I am gassy for days after.

I believe it has to be the vegetables. When I eat cooked vegetables it is not so bad. This really is no good because it takes away a lot of my quick healthy snacks and I love my snacks. Oh well, I guess. How about drinking a lot of water? I had a salad almost three years ago and that is the last time I have had anything except for potatoes since. That experience led to a lot of pain, severe dehydration, throwing up, and diarrhea. Though it may help some, not all people that will help.

I started juicing a couple weeks ago and eating fresh veggies often. It looks like that might actually be my problem! Thanks for the article. Only way I can eat most veggies and some fruit is by boiling them until they are limp and than puree ing them and making it like baby food.

Most the people that have posted seem to be under weight and here I am about 80 pounds to lose. Tho I eat very little as I have so many intolerances and bouts of bloating and diarrhea.

Have a very hard time losing anything. Have a hard time eating anything. Something has to give. I also cannot eat most vegetables and most fruits. I am also lactose intolerant as well. No juice and no red wine.

I need to lose about 80 lbs as well. I love tomatoes but when I have them even making a sauce I am in the bathroom for two days. Thanks for the article on soluble foods and insoluble foods. I have very bad IBS, and I think raw vegetables really create havoc in my stomach. One thing for sure is that I have to lose weight. On wiki it says broccoli is a soluble fiber but here it says insoluble. I had HUGE histamine and food intolerances.

Again, in 8 weeks of insulin I can eat as much canned fish as I want and drink red wine and gained all my lost weight back. Point is, have you had your blood sugar tested? Hi, google high carb diet cures diabetes. Also google diabetes — disease of fat cells. I think it will turn your health and world around. Type one diabetes does not result from poor eating habits as Type two often does. I really wish Chris Kresser would address the problem of histamine intolerance and fermented foods.

For the last 8 months I have developed food sensitivies all over the place. I am down to meat and vegetables to control the dizziness from the histamine. I have been eating egg yolk, liver, beef, chicken. I am lined up with a Naturapath to get to the root cause, but it seems like forever for the appointment to get here.

Sadly, I put a tsp of sauerkraut juice in my steamed greens today and felt the histamine right away. I went to a GI to get some tests. I have pain on my left side high under the ribs. My allergist said, Candida overgrowth and the GI said, no, just take antihistamines and antacids and eat wheat every day.

If I eat rice or oats and potatoes, then I feed Candida if I have it! What are the answers? Thinks It might be candida like you mentioned in lungs or track. I have a clean colonoscopy… I have to do three of the following… Oregano oil under my thong will help with candida issues.

Kale interferes with thyroid function and make you feel quite sick and tired. INQUIRE So far, The oregano oil is helping with candida issues… I started 4 drops under my tong once a day the burning is less acute… I will cook veggies for two weeks to see if it helps… I am a very healthy person… I should not be sick.

For the fungi candida… You could take probiotic formula for the gut flora.. Please see your specialist or general practitioner. Seeking medical advice from a blog is really really wrong. Three different professionals could give you entirely contradictory advice. Each will charge you money for it. I saw at least 10 different specialists and M.

None of them had a clue what was going on. All they did was presribe more and more pills to treat the symptoms, not the cause which never worked. The doctors never even tried to find a cause and they certainly never looked at nutrition. Most of the people reading this blog HAVE seen many doctors, to no avail, and are now desperate.

You should have a hair mineral analysis done through one of Dr. They do Nutritional Balancing Science and test the hair for necessary minerals and heavy metals. Little did I know that these things in the body are the cause for just about all ill health. Once they get your personal test results, they tell you what supplements to take to change your body from within so it can heal from the inside out. It changed my health and my life. His website has hundreds of articles explaining almost every condition you could think of.

I found the Blood Type Diet very helpful in determining the right diet for me. Every person I know who has tried it says it has worked for them.

For most people the complete elimination of gluten grains or grains in general as well as dairy alleviate a lot of their troubles. Then it was all down hill from there! Grease is NOT my friend. Before I had my gallbladder removed I had been doing the Suzanne Sommers Diet and lost a temendous amout of weigh only to gain and then some back.

Now, my diet is meat, and bread; crackers, rice boiled veggies small amount. I get so bored with my diet, I just crave fruits and veggies! I forget about that awful gut wrenching pain I get when I eat fruits and veggies.

I call it food amnesia. Just the other day, I had bought some carrots for my daughter to nosh on afterschool. I also had a juicer that I bought years ago and had never taken out of the box.

I also used chia seeds that get a pocket of gel around them in the juice. It worked for a while until I had a blowout and I never ventured back!! I just want my old stomach back, I just want to eat a freeekin salad!!! I am so bored with the food i am currently eating. I go to the grocery store and wander up and down the isles trying to find something to eat. Please, if anyone can help with some IBS recipes that would be helpful!

It has a great success rate for IBS sufferers. Your diet would still be restricted, but probably not nearly as much as it is now. It worked wonders for me.

Check out this site for information and recipes: I use to be able to eat anything on the planet, with no problem. Until I started adult life. As the years, decades went by, along with more responsibility, diet priblems grew to my 1 concern. After lots of trials and errors I have found 2 solutions. One is clocking lots of outdoor hours in my day. The second is lots of soluble fiber- apples, figs, beans,. Recently read there was a connection between sunlight into pineal gland, and gut health.

I have noticed the same thing if I eat too many vegetables and I am generally someone who can eat just about anything.

As for the coffee, I never developed a habit, because the few times I tried it, my stomach quickly warned me not to finish the cup. I know tea has less caffeine than coffee, but my stomach starts to feel uneasy after a few sips of coffee and I can drink many cups of tea without issues, so caffeine does not seem to be the problem.

Is it the tannin? I was under the impression that tea contained a lot of tannin as well…. I love salads why does this happen. I have tried 3 different kinds of lettuce. Pat, Take the tomatoes out; it might be because of your blood type. Or stop eating salad. Pat, I tried cucumbers while I was on an elimination diet and found I was very sensitive to cross reactivity with the cucumbers. I also ate the cucumbers. Check cucumbers in addition to tomatoes as they are very reactive. Hi — this has been very informative reading all your comments and realising that it is about finding what works for us.

I have recently bought a nutri-bullet and having great smoothies with loads of fruit and added nutrition such as Macca, protein powder, hemp powder, chia seeds, spirilina added. This keeps me going easily until lunch but I think I may be overdoing the variety of fruits in one go. I take digestive enzymes every day which helps and one thing that a nutritionist recommended which helped a great deal is linseeds — these need to be organic linseeds — make is Linusit Golden linseeds.

I used to buy in the supermarket but now I can purchase this type on Amazon. It is important you get the right type. Put some in a glass at night and put boiling water on them — allow to soak over night then drink down in the morning.

Not very appetising so just open up and drink down. I hope each and everyone of you finds the answer as this is life-limiting eh? You can easily turn that into an appetizing pudding. If you can handle cocoa, just a bit of cocoa powder works wonders. And use almond milk. Been having trouble for a long time now. Your article makes so much sense to me. I am now going to give it a go.

This has helped me understand why I am feeling the way I do. Thank you so much. I had to undergo a coloscopie French — I live in France a couple of weeks ago and one of the things I had to do on the run up to the procedure was to cut out all green veggies and no fresh bread. I was very mystified by this but now that you have explained it, it is all a lot clearer. Will endeavour to cut down on these in future and hopefully my gut will improve. I am a vegetarian by the way.

The only thing I have ever found to help with digesting vegs. But it does work. If you look at apes or gorillas, they seem to chew on the same plant leaf forever.

Same with cows eating that grass. They chew and chew before swallowing. Years ago, I developed anorexia and bulimia to achieve. I seem to eat to access to achieve a calmer stomach. I always walked around tired, bloated and gassy. They are specific foods such as cashews, almonds, and coconut manna, salty things too. In sum, many people has cured their disorders with this diet and achieved slim healthy figure with unlimited eating. I eat small salads with protein and snack on more veggies without the protein.

Best of both worlds. Taking sodium bicarbonate helped at the worst times. Proteins can cause reflux if you have low stomach acid. Hello, I am on my ninth day of the 30 day paleo challenge and seem to be fairing well. So far I have been unable to go off the Prilosec and would like to know if I should give it another week or so as I am going now or make a change. I am eating kale, brocolli, mushrooms, some fresh green beans, plenty of meats and eggs as well.

I do not believe I am eating more that 2 or 3 cups of those veggies a day and I usually cook them with my proteins. I am 51 in full menopause, exercise regularly strenght and cardio and am obese. I am healthy, no heart problems, blood pressure perfect, no diabetes or other health problems. Cholesterol controlled with Zocor. Thank you for any help you can provide, I greatly appreciate it. Soon, I will cut it down to one every 3 days and do that for a month or so. Then one pill every 4 days for a month, etc.

Those drugs suppress your stomach acid and when you stop taking them, your stomach over-reacts and produces more acid. As greens and fruits take a shorter time to digest than foods high in protein, they eventually catch up to putrefying, rancidifying and decomposing dairy and meat products consumed earlier, which is what creates bloating, diarrhea etc.

Eliminating dairy, meat and grains, as well as doing a liver and gallbladder cleanse has substantially improved my digestion. Not only have I not had any digestive issues ever since, but it has never been better! Moreover, my energy levels are soaring and my mind is so much clearer. The problem with IBS and other inflammatory bowel conditions is that the gut is inflamed for various reasons including poor diet, high consumption of inflammatory foods, not enough gut flora good bacteria and food intolerances and allergies.

Eliminating sources of insoluble fibre aka vegetables is a Band-Aid solution for a bigger problem and telling people not to eat vegetables sends a poor message. Furthermore, increased animal protein and dairy consumption is associated with other digestive problems, constipation, increased inflammation, allergies and cancer. Advising people to increase animal products is advising people to take on a whole host of other problems not to mention basically increasing allergenic and inflammation which are causing the IBS and other problems in the first place.

People need to eat a balanced diet, identify what their food intolerances may be, reduce inflammatory foods, increase good gut bacteria and heal the intestinal wall with glutamine, aloe and other anti-inflammatory, tissue building sources. Lets fix the cause of the problem not give out advice that just perpetuates it. I have had a big improvement to digestive issues and candida since starting the GAPS diet 6 months ago, I no longer get IBS, soft stools, very little bloating or wind and my candida has also improved.

Like some caricature of the sick-lady on a tv show. I had a similar experience, and have found a solution. The GI i saw last doctor 47 recommended a stick elimination diet. Nothing else except water. I found out that virtually everything I was eating was causing me some kind of problem. My diet is very limited in choices, but for the first time in my life, I am out of pain. I still have diarrhea, but the doc said I may have nerve and muscle memory for that and may always have it and that it does not shorten my life.

Try the elimination diet and see which foods are causing you the most problems. Something about the veggies having anti- cancer properties. But I went from being about to eat everything to having digestion issues. At one point I though it was having a heart attack. I pay for it big time if I eat any. Up until that point I hardly ate many veggies, especially greens.

Did extreamly well for 3 months then started to have digestive issues after every smoothie. Bloating, pain, tired and even a burning sensation in my stomach. One by one I removed everything from my smoothie trying to find what was causing my symptoms.

The last thing I removed was the kale, spinach, bok choy etc and only then did my symptoms go away. Who knew greens could be bad for you?! I understand now that I need to cook those first.

Limiting food choices is not always convenient, but the results are worth it. This is the worst article I have ever read. Does this guy work for the meat and dairy industry? Adding greens to my diet was the only thing that helped me cure and heal my digestion problems. I lost 40 lbs by adding ounces of greens per day, while eating a high carb, low fat plant based diet. Been a raw high fruit carbs vegan for 8 yrs.

Not cooking my produce and eating mostly fruits is what keeps my bowels moving. There is obviously truth to what Chris is saying. It seems to me from listening to people about what kinds of foods make them feel good, some people have trouble digesting sugars fodmaps and some people have trouble digesting proteins like gluten or animal meats.

I think it all comes down to genetics and what enzymes your body makes more of. The author has a good point about insoluble fibers. Cellulose and other difficult-to-digest fibers CAN put a strain on the digestive system. A special thanks to the following teachers who have contributed the lessons below.

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Breeds of Swine - Erica Ortmann. What is Animal Science - April Cooper. Horse Jeopardy - Michael Norton. Hunter Education - Manuel Morro. Firearm Safety - Joel Wondra. Sheep Breeds Part 1. Sheep Breeds Part 2. Artificial Lures - Chris Viau. Craig Woods, a professor in Animal Science from University of Kentucky, teaches the horse industry section in the freshman Animal Science class.

UK offers the class to high school kids for college credit. He has two lectures in PPT format on the web. One on Breeds of Horses origin and characteristics and one on Horse Management.

They are very good, in depth lessons. Click here to go to the UK Website. Chapter 2 - Digestive Systems. Chapter 4 - Protein. Chapter 5 - Minerals.

Chapter 6 - Vitamins, Feed Additives, and Water. Chapter 7 - Classification of Feeds. Chapter 8 - Feed Quality and Analysis. Equine Colic - Brandy Smith. Internal and External Parasites - Jake Everhart. Hoof and Mouth Disease - Drexel Titus. Rabies - Jessie Bull. This series of lessons were developed by the Adv.

Inheritance - David Wilson. Unit 3 Lesson 2. Unit 2C Animal Selection. Unit 2 Genetics and Animal Breeding. Unit 2B Genetics and Heritability.

Unit 2C Animal Breeding Systems. Unit 3A Animal Digestion. Unit 4 Buildings and Facilities. Unit 5 Animal Health. Unit 6 Marketing of Livestock. Unit 7 Meat Science. Breeds of Livestock - Beef Cattle. Cattle Breeds - Quiz. Dairy and Swine ID Test. Conformation - Maureen Fallon - Auburn High.

Animal Handling - Carrie Carson. Plant Science including soils. Hydroponics - Mike White. Gardening - Mike White.

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