Understanding Digestive System Physiology

The digestive system is critical for the intake of whole food and converting it into energy and nutrients that the body will need to function, heal and grow over time. There are six stages that are included in the digestive system. These stages include: The mouth ingest food Salvia, among of fluids enzymes starts to break down and start the digestive process The body begins to move and mix food…

January 6, 2015
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Basics Of The Human Digestive System: Anatomy

The digestive is a complex composition of different organs working together to convert food to the energy and nutrients that the body needs to function. The food will flow through a long tube inside the body. This tube is known as the alimentary canal or also called the gastrointestinal tract (GI Tract). The alimentary canal starts at the oral cavity, and extends from the pharynx through the esophagus, stomach small intestines,…

January 3, 2015
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Understanding Nerve Damage (Nueropathy)

One of the more common complications from diabetes is neuropathy (new-ROP-uh-thee)or nerve damage. Unfortunately about have all people that are diagnosed with diabetes has some form of nerve damage. Neuropathy is most common in cases where people have had diabetes for several years, and can often lead to other types of problems. Neuropathy can often develop when diabetes goes untreated as when a person blood glucose levels are on target, you…

January 3, 2015
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Can you Prevent Childhood Type 2 Diabetes?

Not many years ago it was rare to hear of a child with type 2 diabetes. There was once a time when if you had diabetes as a child it was always considered to be  type 1 or juvenile-onset, diabetes. That is not the case anymore. The CDC has stated that more than 186,000 people who are under the age of 20 have diabetes, including type 1 or type 2. Can…

January 2, 2015
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