Digestive / Gastrointestinal System

Digestive / Gastrointestinal System
Includes:

Mouth
Pharynx
Oesophagus
Stomach
Small intestine
Pancreas
Large intestine
Rectum
Anus

What it Does:

The digestive system mechanically and chemically breaks down food to extract energy and nutrients for the body. Digestion starts in the mouth, continues in the stomach and finishes in the small intestine with the release of enzymes from the pancreas. Absorption of nutrients also takes place in the small intestine and then waste left over from the digestive process is transferred along the large intestine until eliminated from the body by the rectum and anus.

What Could go Wrong:

IBS
Constipation
Diarrhoea
Food intolerances
Parasites
Candida
Leaky gut
Crohn’s Disease
Ulcerative Colitis
Heartburn
Haemorrhoids