Digestive system disorders

Every bite travels about six meters from the mouth to the back passage. The stomach and gut mix the food and break it down with the help of gastric and intestinal juices and acids. The blood collects the nutrients, which are then filtered by the liver and distributed throughout the body. We often only notice the importance of a healthy digestion for our wellbeing once it stops working as it is supposed to.

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  • Canker sores (mouth ulcers)

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  • Diarrhea


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