How your dog’s digestive system works
Celiac disease -eliminating gluten is the treatment although regular check ups are crucial as well. Our digestive system has what is called theEnteric nervous system which consists ofmillionsof neurons and neural synapses just like our brain. It produces several neurotransmitters. GI system has been sometimes called the ‘second brain’. Therefore disorders of the GI tract affect us at more than one level and more than we even know. We have recently through many studies been able to understand a little more about the function of this ‘brain’ and a lot of things are coming to light.
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Their stomachs have a much higher level of hydrochloric acid to digest and assimilate meat protein and bones. Dogs require a vast array of amino acids that are only found in meat. Dogs in the wild will eat herbs and plants. One is in the form of partly digested stomach contents of their prey. Occasionally a dog will eat fresh plant material but this is usually for a very specific purpose and in response to an instinctive need to treat an immediate health problem.
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Digestion Foods: The Best And Worst Foods For Your Digestive System
Fats are a rich source of energy for your body. Bile from your liver is needed to digest fat. Bile is stored in your gallbladder and added to digestive juices in the small intestine where fat is dissolved. Bile acids are like detergents that dissolve grease in a frying pan. Fiber .
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What Does Your Digestive System Do?
BEST: Probiotic-Containing Foods Like Yogurt Probiotics are good for the digestive system because they contain good bacteria that crowds out any bad bacteria that you may have in your gut, King says. You want to look specifically for foods that contain live bacteria, such as yogurt and kefir. BEST: Prebiotic-Containing Foods Like Asparagus And Oats Prebiotic foods contain a type of fiber the probiotics feed off of to multiply, “so its good food for your good bacteria,” King says. Prebiotics are found in foods such as asparagus, onions, lentils and whole grains.
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