The first stage occurs during ingestion when food is chewed and mixed with saliva. The action of chewing then makes it possible to break down the food into small pieces and to prepare it for the work to come in the stomach and digestive tract. In the stomach, the digestive juices added during repeated contractions make it possible to grind food. Pre-digested food, called chyme, then ends up in the intestine, which continues digestion with the help of juices. Once this process is complete, the nutrients cross the intestinal wall and circulate in the blood to provide the body with what it needs to produce energy.
Today, the population is increasingly confronted with digestive disorders. These include many digestive syndromes and diseases, from the most harmless (regular cramps, loss of appetite, occasional constipation) to the most significant (coeliac disease).
There is obviously a component of genetic predisposition. Therefore, 95% of people with gluten intolerance carry one or two specific genes (HLA-DQ2 and/or HLA-DQ8).
Nevertheless, some of these disorders are primarily influenced by factors over which we have control: diet, lunch on the go, smoking, consuming alcohol and junk food too regularly, not enough physical activity, etc. As a result, you can take action and here’s how.
Identify digestive disorders: what are the symptoms?
Digestive disorders can present in different ways:
Here are some tips to prevent or treat digestive disorders naturally