Why do certain foods make me sick? And what can I do to fix it?


How can inflammatory conditions, like eczema, arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, IBD, and chronic pain be caused by certain foods?

Well, let's think about what happens to food when we eat.

When we put foods into our mouths, enzymes released from the salivary glands begin the digestion process in our mouth. Food travels down the esophagus and into the stomach, where is sits to be broken down and "kneaded" apart by the action of our stomach. And while it depends on your gut's unique transit time, food typically leaves the stomach and heads to the small intestine where most of the nutrients are absorbed.

So if you've ever known anyone that had bariatric surgery, where the stomach was reduced to 1/50 of the surface area and some of the small intestines were removed, you will understand why nutrition supplements are typically prescribed for the rest of person's life.

After the small intestine, comes the large intestine or colon. I like to call this the poop chute. (It's more fun...

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