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The Digestive-Eliminatory System

The digestive system is a 25 – to 35 – foot-long hoselike structure.  It receives food at one end, breaks it down into nutrients (a process called digestion) and absorbs the nutrients into the bloodstream for delivery to the cells.  The eliminatory system helps maintain water and chemical balance and removes excess fluid and waste from the body.

The primary structures of these systems are the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines (colon), kidneys, bladder and anus.

When things go wrong

Digestive disorders are a major source of lost time.  We all are familiar with such inconveniences as constipation, diarrhea, heartburn, urinary tract infections, flatulence, and upset stomachs.  Digestive disorders also accounts for such serious problems as hepatitis, jaundice, cirrhosis, diverticular disease and cancers of the digestive system.  Anyone who suffers from digestive problems knows how miserable they can make life.

What contributes to things going wrong

Diet is often the main culprit.  We eat too many processed foods and sugar, and not enough fiber, fruits and vegetables.  This alone can result in poor elimination and constipation.  Poor eating habits, such as eating too quickly or irregularly, are also part of the problem.

In addition, parasites are a largely unknown but major problem.  Other risk factors are lack of exercise, effects of prescription and over-the-counter drugs, smoking, stress and alcohol.

To maintain digestive-eliminatory Health

Many digestive problems can be prevented through healthy lifestyle choices.  Live the Healthy Cell Concept® and be sure to get adequate amounts of fiber, fruits and vegetables.  Include foods which contain beneficial bacteria the digestive systems needs.  Consider supplementing with pre and probiotics, digestive enzymes all which aid digestion.

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Florafood Cranverry
Para 90 Herbal Release

 

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