“You are what you eat”. We hear this more and more these days. But are you really “just” what you eat? Not really, the digestive process is a complex one and digestive issues are abundant in our society today. The cleanest diet won’t do you any good if you cannot properly break food down and assimilate nutrients.

Take a trip through the digestive system, and see where the magic happens. We will take it from the top, the brain, going through the mouth and moving down through the esophagus and into the stomach, the small and large intestine and out through the anus.

The things can go wrong at any point in the digestive system and what happens “north of the process” will have a cascading effect on the organs located south.

Did you know, for example, that not chewing enough has a domino effect on the rest of your digestive system? Learn why antacids and acid blockers only work as a band aid without fixing the root cause of acid reflux (which is often hypo acidity).

Francesca Orlando, NTP, CGP, BCHN explains this and much more as she takes you on a voyage through the digestive tract.