The digestive system is an intricate and extensive part of the body. It ranges all the way from the mouth to the rectum. The digestive system helps your body absorb essential nutrients and is responsible for getting rid of waste. Digestion problems can mean more than unwanted symptoms. Minor problems can lead to more serious, chronic illnesses such as IBS symptoms, Crohn’s disease or Ulcerative colitis.
Underlying most digestive disorders is disruption of the fundamental essentials of a healthy gut: a good diet to start with, backed up by good digestion and absorption, a diverse and healthy gut microbiota, good gut-wall integrity, an absence of gut inflammation and food intolerances, and good elimination.
Digestion is the secret to good health, so it’s vital you understand it and this section contains articles packed with information and advice to help you.