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Barbara Bradley Bolen, Ph.D.

How Digestion Works

By February 26, 2013

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Last night, my son and I got into a discussion about salivary enzymes, of all things. I thought I had him beat, of course, as I am the About.com Guide to IBS. However, he did have an unfair advantage as he is currently taking high school biology! It is a shame that we retain so little of what we learned about digestion. I frequently find that my IBS patients in my practice get great help and relief when I spend a few minutes educating them as to how their digestive systems are supposed to work. To ensure that all of you become re-acquainted with what you were supposed to have learned in high school, I have put together the following article:

Having a deeper understanding as to how things are supposed to be working can help you to figure out how to move your own digestive system into a healthier direction.

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