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Gut Bacteria: What It Is and Why We Have It

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Thu, Apr 20, 2017

Gut microbiota is a community of microorganisms that live in our intestines. They are unique to each of us individually, but these little bugs perform the same functions — they are specially conditioned to help our bodies. Let’s take a look at how they work.

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Topics: diet, Good digestive health

5 Interesting Facts About the Digestive System

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Thu, Apr 06, 2017

Without our digestive systems, we wouldn’t be able to eat and supply our bodies with the nutrients, vitamins and energy they need to function optimally. But there’s much more to this important system of organs than just the stomach and intestines.

Did you know, digestion happens the minute we take a bite of food or sip a drink? When food or drink enters our mouths, our chewing and saliva begin to break it down. After we swallow, our food gets mixed with digestive juices in our stomachs and travels to our small intestines where the small intestines absorb the smaller molecules of food. The nutrients from the food absorbed by our small intestines is then absorbed into our bloodstream. Waste products from digestion are passed into our large intestines and through our rectum as stool.

Here are five facts about the digestive system.

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Topics: Good digestive health

What You Need to Know for Good Digestive Health

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Thu, May 26, 2016

We may only sit down to eat a meal two or three times a day, but our bodies are working all day long on digestion. Every bite of food that enters your mouth goes on a journey through your gastrointestinal tract—but how well that digestive tract functions depends largely on how you feed yourself.

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Topics: Good digestive health

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