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DIGESTING AND ABSORBING NUTRIENTS IN THE SMALL INTESTINE

HEALTH PEARL #810 The small intestine is where most chemical digestion takes place. After food leaves the almost EIGHT feet of JEJUNUM, it moves straight into the TEN feet long ILEUM.  The ILEUM also has villi, that finger-, or hair-like coating, which moves food and nutrients forward towards the colon, or large intestine. Along the […]

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DIGESTIN’ IN THE SMALL INTESTINE

HEALTH PEARL #809 The next part of our digestion involves the SMALL INTESTINE. After proteins, fats, and carbohydrates have been liquified by the acids in the stomach, and further broken down in the duodenum with the help of pancreatic enzymes and bile, GRAVITY will now lead these micronutrients into our small intestine. In the small […]

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FUNCTIONING OF OUR DUODENUM

Health Pearl #808 Last week I talked about the importance of NOT drinking in the time surrounding a meal. This week the food is totally liquefied by the stomach, and now the Pyloric Sphincter opens to move all that food into the upper part of the small intestines, the DUODENUM. The reason I like to […]

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STARTING IN 2019: HEALTHY PROMISES TO YOURSELF

Are you the type of person who makes healthy New Year’s resolutions? And, are you motivated enough to stick with them? Or does each year cause too many escape clauses to finally fall back into the old routines?   Perhaps it is better to promise yourself that YOU are worthy enough to take care of; […]

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STAY AWAY FROM ARTIFICIAL INGREDIENTS

’Tis the Season to enjoy food, and to probably eat and drink too much! This is part of celebrating during a special time of the year. However, more people than usual end-up with debilitating headaches and migraines.   The question therefore arises: Is it possible that certain types of foods, and possible ingredients in alcohol, […]

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CHRISTMAS 2018

2018 has been an up-and-down ride; Many want it to be over, because they’ve had quite a fight! More than before, I hear people say: “It’s been rough…Let next year become a brand new day!”   For me: I’ll remember this year with glee: Our son’s family moved back here, where they want to be. […]

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ACHIEVING ANOTHER MILESTONE

Hello! This is Jacobus from the Gesundheit! Nutrition Center. I enjoy sharing with you that I’ve reached another milestone with these weekly Pearls of Wisdom about health, which I call Health Pearls… This is number 800!   My purpose has always been to bring a new Pearl each week. This way you would not have […]

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CAN EMOTIONS COMPROMISE OUR IMMUNE SYSTEM?

There are several reasons why our immune system becomes weak. And a lot has to do with emotional health. To be more specific, I am thinking of:   Both daily and Seasonal stress. It’s almost unavoidable, because we become affected by so many surrounding us; even though we really try to “live” the Holliday message. […]

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DON’T FORGET YOUR VITAMIN-C!

In any industry it’s fun to dig into the latest and greatest of what researchers have to offer. The dietary supplements industry is no exception. However, when it comes to regular winter-season prep,  VITAMIN-C tends to get lost in all the specific options and new formulas we have today.   Centuries ago it was used […]

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ELDERBERRY/SAMBUCUS TO THE RESCUE THIS WINTER

At some point during the late 90’s, the natural supplement industry was introduced to BLACK ELDERBERRY, which in botanical terms is known as Sambucus Nigra.   Apparently, Elderberry showed excellent success in lowering symptoms of the flu; and many people would prefer that rout above getting an annual flu-shot. It now has been a welcome […]

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