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HEALTH CONCERN? BioHealth Health Concerns

Core Systems of Function - Gastrointestinal System


There is a popular saying that "You are what you eat." More accurately it is said, "You are what you digest"!

But if digestion function is compromised, it’s not just your body’s nutrient status that suffers.

The 'gut' is the seat of brain function,
hormone balance, immune regulation, and so much more…

The gastrointestinal (GI) system, which handles your digestive function, also contains a vast mucosal barrier. COREONE’s focus where diagnostics are concerned is on the integrity of the GI tract.

GutsInflammation caused by bacterial and parasitic infections, food intolerances, and other factors can severely damage GI structures and consequently impair innumerable functional processes.

GI inflammation alone can cause pregnenolone steal and send the body into a 24/7 Chronic Stress response. And while subtle—and not so subtle—harms are being perpetrated on other core systems, there are digestive troubles as well.

For your nutrient consumption to represent nutrient uptake to your body’s cells, tissues, and organs, your digestive organs need to be working stress-free with no inflammation, no parasites, and other chemical and physical variables. The digestive process is an amazing talent—one of many—that the body does intuitively. However, this impressive process is easily handicapped by Chronic Stress.

So how does digestion work?

As you eat, food travels through your esophagus (the passageway that connects your mouth to your stomach). In the stomach, acids and enzymes break down the food into small particles. These are proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. After leaving your stomach, these particles enter the small intestine. This long tube slowly contracts and expands to push the food along through it, while absorbing nutrients that your body uses for energy, growth, and repair. By the time the food reaches the end of the small intestine, almost all of its nutrients have been absorbed. At this point, what’s left of the food is mostly water and indigestible waste.

This material then enters the large intestine. Its main job is to remove water from the waste products as they pass through and then recycle this water back to your body. After traveling through this area, the waste is held at the end of the colon in the rectum. It will then leave your body through the anus as stool when you have a bowel movement.

The digestive process is fundamental to your health and ability to function. Eat and drink wisely—and supplement with targeted nutrients—and be proactive in your prevention of GI related diseases by getting routine functional lab testing through experienced providers.