DIGESTIVE DETECTIVE: WHERE DOES IT HURT?

We see customers every day who are battling DIGESTIVE ISSUES. When they ask my opinion, I always check WHERE it hurts; and I ask HOW LONG after a meal they start to have trouble.

If it starts within 30 minutes after a meal, it tells me there is a problem in the stomach. This could mean that you ate something you are allergic to; or you either have too much or perhaps too little acid in that organ. There are simple ways to figure that out.

If you start to have digestive issues after about an hour, it may indicate that you are not breaking your food down in the duodenum, the first section of your small intestines.

pH of the gastrointestinal tract. Esophagus, stomach, duodenum, small intestine, colon. Digestion. Infographics Vector illustration on isolated background

In your duodenum enzymes from your pancreas and bile from the gallbladder mix-in with the soup that comes out of your stomach. These enzymes convert all thát into micro-nutrients that are supposed to be absorbed further down in a lower section of the small intestine.

Usually, when people have bowel issues, I suggest that something started to go wrong, FIRST, in either the stomach or the duodenum. Perhaps we can help you with any of this …at the Gesundheit! Nutrition Center on North 19th Avenue.

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