Our Digestive System

January 5, 2014

A Journey Through the Digestive System!

Diet Tips to Improve your Digestive Health

by The Whole Journey Channel

More tips:

• Eat more fiber intake but add gradually
• Drink plenty of water ~ 8 cups a day
• Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables
• Eat yogurt for friendly bacteria, look for live and active culture in yogurt
• Chew your food well before swallowing
• Avoid late night meals

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RVillegas June 10, 2014 at 4:17 pm

Very informational video. I learned a lot of things from watching this video. I learned that the muscles of the esophagus move the bolus of food down your throat and into your stomach in a matter of 3 to 4 seconds! The stomach just churns and break down the food and there actually isn’t anything that is absorbed in your stomach!
22 Feet Long! I knew that the small intestine was long but I did not know it was that long!! Small intestine is not the right name for that organ at all!!

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tmarlin June 9, 2015 at 4:37 pm

your right I had no idea the small intestines were that long. Wish they would have given the length or dimensions of the other organs such as the esophagus how wide is it

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lwebb August 22, 2015 at 4:22 pm

I thought it was neat to learn about how the esophagus moves the food down. I always imagined it to just fall down. But no, the muscles move it down slowly.

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lefj1979 February 24, 2016 at 4:47 pm

I would hope it didn’t just fall down to your stomach that would be painful I would think.

vgibson February 28, 2016 at 6:57 pm

I agree, this video is super informative! I did not expect to hear anything I had never heard before. I’ve heard time and time again about starting the morning with lemon in water, but I did not know how it worked until watching this video. I love all of the natural, healthy and delicious tips.

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thicks July 6, 2016 at 9:46 pm

I agree! I’ve taken a few anatomy classes but this video still taught me some things that I didn’t learn in the classroom!

msmith October 9, 2016 at 9:41 pm

I was always told to start the morning of with breakfast. If you don’t eat anything else always eat breakfast.

ndalton February 7, 2017 at 12:48 am

I also think I could of used this video during those classes. The way she broke it down was very understanding. When I signed up for this class , I was telling a few friends of mines that I didn’t understand why I would need it for nursing. The further we get into the different chapters and the more reading I’m doing I’m learning a lot of different things about the body that I never knew. Like, the small intestines being 22 feet long. If someone would of told me that with out me just watching this video I would of never believed it.

mfranklin1` March 11, 2017 at 12:10 pm

A lot of healthy and helpful tips. Now if if can just start getting into a more healthy mindset

reagonj March 9, 2016 at 2:52 pm

I know! It is crazy that it is 22 feet long!

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tlampinen June 13, 2016 at 1:16 am

22 feet long is hard to fathom, does not seem like there is enough room inside our bodies for 22 feet of intestines.

jpatino June 7, 2016 at 8:59 pm

I agree with you in that I did not know that the small intestines is 22 feet long. I find it very interesting that a human person can have that long of a organ within the body.

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wevans June 21, 2016 at 4:49 pm

It is amazing how all of our body parts are folded up just the right ways to neatly fit into their particular spaces!

RSwaim June 27, 2016 at 11:09 pm

I agree who could have imagined that the digestive system was so complex. After watching the video I know understand more of what happens and why.

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nwade October 6, 2017 at 9:36 pm

I agree with you as well.

ndalton February 7, 2017 at 12:42 am

I found these videos very interesting. I did not know that you were not suppose to mix grain with fruit. That’s the way its been done before time. Its the way a lot of us has come accustom t as well. I don’t think I could eat a piece of toast without jelly or jam. I also did not know that 16oz of water is the recommended amount instead of 8oz, because it seems as if every where they stress 8oz. I think its pretty cool that our small intestine is 22 feet long. I’m trying to figure out while is it called the small intestine, and how does it fit inside of us being that long. I wish the second video was a little bit longer because I would of like to hear her discuss more about over all health, because she seems to tell us about things we having been doing wrong for sometime, that we thought was the right way.

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krichards3 March 7, 2017 at 11:38 pm

I did not know you were not suppose to mix grain and fruit either. I agree with you, I wish the second video would have been a little longer, I found it very interesting.

idelatoba February 28, 2017 at 12:02 am

Hello, RVillegas, now I understand why the need to eat fiber and drink more water. With that many feet for the small intestine it would take more water not to have problems moving digested food to the colon. If your not drinking it allows waste to just sit there.

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cfields2 September 10, 2017 at 9:02 pm

I just started to understand this as well. I’ve always known that fiber helps your digestive system, but I wasn’t aware of the necessity to increase your fluid intake as well.

Pauffmomma March 2, 2017 at 6:55 pm

It’s strange to think that we all have that much inside of our abdomens.

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Cicenhower June 11, 2017 at 4:28 pm

I agree with this. I can’t believe we have all those organs and especially the 22 feet of small intestines in our body. It seems like it would need a lot more room.

A.Wood June 30, 2017 at 2:55 pm

its amazing what the human body can do. I had no clue the small intestine was that long.

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Lcatlett October 12, 2017 at 12:12 am

The esophagus moving the food down our throat and into our stomach in 3 to 4 seconds is truly incredible! It is quite ironic that our small intestine is one of the largest organs in our body in terms of length.

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sparks June 4, 2014 at 10:22 am

These videos were very informative The first video was information that I remember from A&P but I wish I could have watched this video back then, because I am a visual person. So, this video would have really helped me out. The second video was also informative, especially about the fruits and grains. I did learn alot from this video.

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DRobinson March 30, 2015 at 3:06 pm

This video would have been a major help to a lot of my A&P class as well as the second video, although the second video would of helped more with A&P2.

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aekwelle January 18, 2016 at 4:29 pm

I am in A&P now and it is helping me a lot actually I have a quiz coming up that has some of this information on there.

bjohnson September 29, 2016 at 10:08 pm

Yes it would have helped a lot in A&P for me! I struggled with this a lot and ! should have watched this video.

BMcGriff1227 March 6, 2017 at 4:29 pm

I have yet to take A&P but when i do take it this will be very helpful and I am def going to book mark this for future use. Visual help to me is the best help of all.

saylett October 12, 2015 at 6:56 pm

It would have been very beneficial to have seen this video for A&P. I am a visual learner, & this video broke the digestive system down in their different parts & areas. This would have been a great way to learn the digestive system and retain what I saw.

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MeagonPorter September 27, 2016 at 10:53 pm

I agree, I am currently in A&P 2 and I am watching this video for my Nutrition class. The digestive system is a couple of chapters away in A&P 2. Now I have a heads up on the basic concept.

Ssmith97 February 21, 2016 at 5:45 pm

I agree these videos are helping me in my A&P class to study for my upcoming tests.

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tlampinen June 13, 2016 at 1:18 am

i have taken A&P 1 and 2 already and these would have definitely helped in those classes

Sydney Nichole July 6, 2016 at 10:07 pm

I plan on taking A&P next semester. thanks for the heads up 🙂

dmitchell6 August 25, 2017 at 12:52 pm

This is fantastic to know. I am currently taking A&P I right now, and I’m glad that there is going to be some carry over from class to class. This video really gave me an in depth idea of what is going on inside of our bodies as far as digestion goes. I couldn’t really mentally take it all in, but when I discussed it out loud to a friend, I was better able to conceptualize it.

mpearce May 31, 2014 at 9:46 am

They must have switched the video since many of these comments were posted, because I didn’t find it to be graphic or disturbing in any way! I was prepared to be grossed out after reading the comments. Was very informative though. In the second video, I wished they had stressed more foods to eat to aid digestion along with suggesting the supplement.

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chelseavhunter January 14, 2016 at 12:36 am

It was really great to learn about simple changes in my diet that had such big effects on our body such as eating the combination of fruit and grains and the many parts of the digestive tract.

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tclift23 February 22, 2016 at 1:29 pm

I agree completely. I learned things I didn’t even give a second thought about before.

Pauffmomma March 2, 2017 at 6:57 pm

I never thought about how much what we eat efects our digestive system

msorrell April 29, 2017 at 11:33 pm

I agree, who would have though such small things could make such a big impact.

Sdecker May 30, 2014 at 3:32 pm

I definitely am interested in which probiotics the blonde woman suggested -health force and PB8. Yet, I had no idea you were supposed to keep them separate from food! Back when Smoothie King was in town, I actually had it added to my smoothie but obviously that made the pill useless! This was my favorite video.

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abrewer2016 October 5, 2016 at 8:03 pm

It’s good to know this information now. I didn’t know that you was suppose to take probiotics without food. This video was very helpful. I didn’t know that the food would absorb the pill and that your digestive system was needing that life in it to keep it from hurting.

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kaitlyn.staggs May 27, 2014 at 2:38 pm

I found it very interesting that putting grains and fruit together actually messes up your digestive track. I will definitely use that tip from now on when eating toast or oatmeal. I actually drink lemon water every morning when I wake up, and I have noticed a ton of difference in my digestion. I love hearing again that I am doing the right thing. Very interesting 6 minutes for sure!

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jreyes October 7, 2015 at 9:09 pm

I’ve always put fruits and grains together since I was a kid! It was a total shocker to me as well. I’m for sure going to see how it changes my digestive system.

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mcunningham February 22, 2016 at 7:02 pm

I found that very interesting and surprising as well about the fruit and grains! My mom swears by lemon water and now I have some confirmation that it really does help with digestion. I produce a lot of acid in my stomach and she tells me that drinking lemon water can reduce that acid. I loved the video as well. I will definitely try to drink more lemon juice in my water now.

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tbuck2204 March 3, 2016 at 8:33 pm

22 feet!! Are you serious I just cant imagine how it fits. This video will come in handy when I get to this part in A&P.

Ashleigh W. July 5, 2016 at 1:13 am

My sister is a health food junkie and told me to eat my fruit with my grains because it was healthier. So this video was an eye opener for me! I will be separating my grains and fruit from now on!

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koverton September 12, 2016 at 2:27 pm

I used to eat jelly on my toast in the mornings, which I didn’t know you weren’t supposed to do, and I’ve actually gotten to where I eat my toast with peanut butter even before watching this video. I’ve always heard that lemon water is really good for you, but I’ve never particularly liked it. I might have to give it a try, though.

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trhoden October 5, 2016 at 6:25 pm

I did not know that putting grains and flirt together messed up your digestive track, either. I always thought it was okay to do. My girlfriend drinks lemon water every day, also and she says it has helped her so much

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Pauffmomma March 2, 2017 at 6:58 pm

I will say that fruit is not very fruitful in my diet. I find it hard to pair with meals.

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pharrell7786 May 2, 2014 at 4:35 pm

Water is also a very important key in digestion.

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haley14 September 17, 2016 at 6:11 pm

yes it is!!!

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pharrell7786 May 2, 2014 at 4:32 pm

1-3 bowl movements usually means your body is digesting properly.

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pharrell7786 May 2, 2014 at 4:31 pm

Plenty of dietary fiber is necessary for proper digestion.

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MCogburn3 March 9, 2014 at 7:54 pm

Well to start with can I just give an Ernest P. Worrell ~ “Eww~WWW~ww~!!” XD ♥♥♥ 12 hr 13 min journey to the Great Beyond~!! The video was very informative -and graphic- but certainly interesting~!! 😉 I thought the bit about the pancreas neutralizing the stomach acid was cool, something that I didn’t already know~!!

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awagner March 5, 2014 at 10:08 pm

I just think the entire digestive process is amazing. The fact that our bodies extract every nutrient it can possibly use from food is pretty astounding.

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Collins.M February 25, 2016 at 12:14 am

It is just still a mystery that can’t be put together when you look at how the process of digestion takes places from one region to another.

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IReagan February 27, 2016 at 1:09 pm

I agree! I always enjoy learning and seeing how all of the systems in the body works. It’s so amazing!

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dhouse2 October 18, 2016 at 12:27 am

the body is an awesome machine. very cool to learn and understand.

knichole February 28, 2016 at 9:00 am

I think it is great that our body takes all the nutrient it can from the food because sometimes we don’t eat what we should all the time and need all we can get.

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scasteel February 6, 2017 at 3:52 pm

I think its pretty amazing too! I’m learning so much from these videos!
Sheena Burrow

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Pauffmomma March 2, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Learning how the body works is like learning how a car works everything has a purpose but figuring it how it works together is very interesting.

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Natasha Toudouze March 5, 2014 at 8:24 pm

WOW! That was awesome to watch how digestion looks from the inside!

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MCogburn3 March 9, 2014 at 7:56 pm

Lol, ikr~?!! Tho~ I feel real sorry for the baby girl, she gets to be the poster child for the digestive system for the rest of her life~!! XD ♥♥♥

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cosborne March 5, 2014 at 7:25 pm

I loved this video. It was very interesting and the information was helpful. I didnt think digestion took that long but its good to know all the steps and how certain foods affect digestion.

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koliver2054 June 30, 2015 at 3:52 pm

I agree I did not think digestion took that long but is very helpful to know that now. I thought it was cool as well how food affects digestion.

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Ashleigh W. July 5, 2016 at 1:14 am

I loved the video as well! Its interesting how long digestion takes depending on what we eat.

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Pauffmomma March 2, 2017 at 7:02 pm

I new dairy could show things down but had no idea that other foods could have similar reactions.

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ethacker March 5, 2014 at 1:04 pm

Woah! Very graphic video but also extremely interesting. I had my own idea of how food was broken down from what i’ve learned in some other courses, but i’m glad to watch this video so I could see exactly how it works. I’ve never known how the food enters the stomach, great to see a video that has the detailed camera so I can actually visualize the process.

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sdreyer February 24, 2015 at 5:29 pm

I agree it was cool to see it from the inside.makes me understand the digestion process so much clearer now

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Co94dy7 February 22, 2017 at 7:51 pm

For sure. This video is very informative on how the digestive system works.

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iramirez March 4, 2014 at 11:28 pm

I wish I would have read the “This video is very graphic!” at the top of the video before watching it after I had just got done eating -_-
Besides finding myself gag throughout the video, I found it very interesting, I am aware of the digestion process however I have never seen a video of how food goes through digestion in our body so it was definitely something interesting to watch.

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sgerhardt September 6, 2016 at 4:52 pm

It’s not so bad!! I do agree it was very interesting though. How cool is it that the process starts when we just smell food!!

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wbukowski March 4, 2014 at 7:17 pm

It was really cool being able to see how the body digests the food from beginning to end. This was an interesting and informative video.

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chobbs March 4, 2014 at 2:01 pm

This video was great! A little graphic to watch while eating, but very informative. It really makes you think about the nutrients we put into our bodies and the long process it goes through. I had no idea that there were so many steps to digestion.

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Katarina Lazic March 3, 2014 at 2:43 pm

I found the video very interesting, didn’t know it took 12 hours to pass thru the stomach and into the gut.
Also, it was a great refresher for me because I learned this stuff when I took Nursing classes.

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Gina Jones July 6, 2016 at 7:58 pm

I didn’t know it took that long either. I always thought it took much less time. But after learning how many steps there are in digestion, it makes sense for it to take hours.

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CLovell March 2, 2014 at 10:01 pm

I had no idea food was broken down like that!

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jostie March 2, 2014 at 6:09 pm

This video was disgusting. I am very surprised that it takes a full 12 hours for your food to complexly digest. Its good to know how the digestive system actually works.

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cgreene March 2, 2014 at 1:23 pm

Both videos were informative. I, for one, have a hard time eating heaving in the morning after rising from bed. It’s like my system is still trying to wake up. I tend to not eat about 4 hours before getting in bed but I might have a carrot or celery stick just to keep my metabolism burning strong once I get in bed. I usually eat breakfast but that might consist of a low carb peach smootie or greek yogurt just to keep me from feeling bloated or have a very full feeling which makes me tired again.

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MSmith March 1, 2014 at 6:36 pm

WOW! How interesting on how your body works just to digest food! and 12 hours to complete. And eating fruits with grain, oh my! I had no idea.

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chobbs March 4, 2014 at 2:02 pm

I agree with you, this video was simply “wow!”.

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sparks June 4, 2014 at 11:18 am

I had no idea either about the fruits and grains. That was very informative.

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dhouse2 October 18, 2016 at 12:30 am

I have trouble with the fact that i have been doing toast wrong all my life

beasterling March 1, 2014 at 11:15 am

I really like how they broke down the digestion process. It showed it in such detail that how can there still be any confusion. I have a friend who has diverticulitis that I am going to turn on to this site and videos. I think it could help her out.

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cgreene March 2, 2014 at 1:25 pm

Yes, the videos really are good and I think breaking everything down and showing it in detail is a great way to learn and teach about our bodies and how it reacts to what we eat. I have a dear friend who has Crohn’s disease and he will like this video as well.

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ACOOPER March 1, 2014 at 10:24 am

First of all….this was disgusting. I was not expecting that. I completely missed the “this video is very graphic” warning at the top. I don’t think I can eat lunch now. Just by watching this, I now will chew my food an outrageous amount of time and eat some fiber. This really put into perspective what happens inside our bodies. How can we not want to put the most effective and healthy foods in our bodies?? Yikes! This video was crazy, but very informative.

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jostie March 2, 2014 at 6:11 pm

I agree that this video was disgusting, but very informative!

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iramirez March 4, 2014 at 11:30 pm

OMG! I am so glad I wasn’t the only one who did not see that! Great video after all!

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jemerson February 27, 2014 at 4:25 pm

I live with a spouse that has suffered from Crohn’s disease for many years now. Its not always easy to make the right choices when it comes to food but it has helped the entire family to be more conscientious regarding the foods that we buy to bring into the house or the restaurants that we choose to go to. Its simply something that we live with not just her. We are in this together.

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KaycieBullion February 27, 2016 at 4:09 pm

I know a few people with Crohn’s disease. They definitely tell me about how much more difficult it is for them to grab a “quick meal” and that they know anytime they eat something they shouldn’t they can’t just brush it off and say “Oh well, I’ll do better tomorrow.” Because that’s not going to work for them, they will actually have to face the consequences.

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aeasley February 26, 2014 at 3:05 pm

I enjoyed both videos. The first one however was a little graphic, considering I am trying to eat my lunch. I had no idea that you shouldn’t eat fruits with grains. I have been eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich my entire life, but that would explain why I don’t always feel great after I eat it. I think I need to drink more water! I want to try the water with lemon in the mornings before I get out of bed. That sounds very cool to me.

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alec_young2 July 3, 2016 at 7:14 pm

I also have the problem of often having an upset stomach after I eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, but I guess that makes sense now that we learned that fruits and grains should not be mixed together. I also agree with you completely that drinking more water is key in the digestion process. I have noticed that I have felt much better when I stay hydrated, which includes not only drinking water, but also avoiding drinks (like sodas) that cause you to dehydrate faster.

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Ashleigh W. July 5, 2016 at 1:16 am

I didn’t think peanut butter and jelly was that bad until I watched this.

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dhouse2 October 18, 2016 at 12:31 am

I’m just glad that i can still have peanut butter and honey.

JALSTON February 26, 2014 at 2:40 pm

Whoa! I was shocked. I will never think of digestion or dairy for that matter the same. This video was very detailed and informative however a little to graphic for my taste.

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Reginia Jennings February 25, 2014 at 7:03 pm

The body is sure fascinating and it’s processes. Very helpful information although i did not enjoy the video.

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wbukowski March 4, 2014 at 7:25 pm

I agree with that the human body is pretty amazing. It’s still kind of hard to believe that the human body can preform all of these processes.

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bkulis February 25, 2014 at 4:10 pm

I thought that both videos were very good. The second one was helpful in the way of telling people how they can be healthier. Great tips!

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Aowens February 25, 2014 at 2:57 pm

I found this video very disturbing yet interesting. Seeing the camera take you all the way through the digestive tract was eye opening. I have a problem eating my food to fast and the fact that I need to drink more water. I am going to change my ways. I am going to try all the tricks and see if it works!

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Cstrickland5947 February 25, 2014 at 12:12 pm

The first video was very graphic, but I liked it, because I had always wondered how the digestive process happened. I never imagined it looked like that. I’m going to start drinking lemon water in the mornings, I love lemon water I could do that everyday no doubt.

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Emerson February 23, 2014 at 3:00 pm

I live with a spouse that has suffered from Crohn’s disease for many years now. Its not always easy to make the right choices when it comes to food but it has helped the entire family to be more conscientious regarding the foods that we buy to bring into the house or the restaurants that we choose to go to. Its simply something that we live with not just her. We are in this together.

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kbeard7948 February 18, 2014 at 4:48 pm

The first video was absolutely disgusting! But since I have bad stomach aches, I am going to try to avoid eating late and adding in yogurt.

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wearnest February 17, 2014 at 11:25 am

The first video was very intense. I have always wondered how the digestion worked but never imagined it was anything like that. I was shocked. Both videos was very helpful and they gave alot of information. The second was very helpful. I am not one that likes the taste of water, but now I filter it and it has improved my water drinking.

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Cstrickland5947 February 25, 2014 at 12:14 pm

I do not like the taste of water either! I have a hard time drinking a cup much less 8, but adding lemon to it can help me to get more water.

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bpryor February 15, 2014 at 5:23 pm

One problem I think I have with digestion is that I eat extremely to fast especially when I’m hungry. So I know that my food is not being chewed well. I drink water frequently during the day but I know for a fact it’s not eight cups. Late night meals attack me too. I know this is the reason I keep a lot of heart burn and indigestion.

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dhouse2 October 18, 2016 at 12:35 am

i have the problem of eating fast as well i was in the navy and we only have a few minutes to eat and now I’m on a fire dept. never knowing when the call is going to come in i still eat fast.

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mjoyner February 13, 2014 at 8:54 pm

I don’t have a weak stomach but I almost could not watch this video although it was kind of interesting it had a lot of good tips.

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ccantrell1 February 13, 2014 at 10:34 am

this video was very helpful in understanding digestion, unfortunately I shouldnt have been eating anything while watching this….

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ckuhn February 5, 2014 at 3:07 pm

I was really impressed with the digestive video. I personally deal with stomach issues and it is crazy to think all that we eat goes through that process. Not to mention it takes 12 hours! I also thought the fruit and grain mixture was interesting because i had never heard of that. Now i know! The last thing i found really interesting was the warm temperature water and lemon right as you wake up to kick your metabolism into action! I truly would like to try these tricks to see if it helps with my digestive problems.

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MSmith March 1, 2014 at 6:34 pm

so would I. I have saved this video and will discuss it with my doctor to see if this will possibly be better than taking a pill!

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khoward October 8, 2017 at 12:02 pm

Our bodies are so complex. I was also interested to learn that warm temperature water and lemon right as you wake up will start your metabolism. I will start this immediately.

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preed February 5, 2014 at 1:03 pm

I found the tips about not combining fruit and grain and drinking water with lemon first thing in the morning interesting. I love water but I don’t really like lemon in it but maybe I should try it.

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wwalker3804 February 5, 2014 at 11:23 am

It was interesting to see the process of digestion as it occurs.
I like fruit with my oatmeal, I like peanut butter and grape jelly on bread or toast.
I like bananas on cereal and apple slices on waffles. All seem to be bad choices.

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kbrasfield September 19, 2016 at 2:16 pm

i know, they cut out half of the way i like to eat stuff. nothing better than a PB and J sandwich which is obviously not good. I do like PB and honey so maybe I can switch to that.

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dbalding7689 February 4, 2014 at 4:51 pm

Personally, I was surprised to learn that the complete digestion process takes about 12 hours! As for the digestion tips, I think they are definitely something to keep in mind! Most people don’t think that digestive health is important until they have digestive problems. These tips could be used as a preventative method to avoid digestive troubles, maybe.

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MSmith March 1, 2014 at 6:31 pm

I was too. I see some people eat and go straight to the bathroom. Makes me wonder if they are getting the proper nutrition that the food provides.

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devans January 31, 2015 at 1:00 pm

I always wondered too about those that eat then head straight the bathroom.

Jordan Lewis February 3, 2014 at 1:24 pm

Wow I thought this video was great! It had really good detail and picturing! I thought it was cool to see the body process!

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aschaeffer February 1, 2014 at 1:11 pm

The digestive system video was very educational. The other video was interesting. My suggestion for breakfast is a green smoothie. There are many different recipes available online. I am definitely going to start the 16 ounces of water with added lemon first thing in the morning.

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hwhitfield October 1, 2014 at 3:14 pm

I love water with lemon so that wouldn’t be hard for me! I would like to try out a green smoothie for breakfast!

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dhouse2 October 18, 2016 at 12:36 am

i love drinking water but i have a problem with the lemon think i will have to pass on that

mhicks January 30, 2014 at 12:59 pm

WOW I really enjoyed these videos! I thought it was amazing to see how the body digests! I have heard many times about not mixing fruit with grains. I dont think many people really worry about the digestive part of dieting so people disagree with this. I agree and as a strong dieter and nutrition major I definately agree and definately eat following this rule! I will also try out the upgrades she showed!

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beasterling March 1, 2014 at 11:16 am

I definitely agree with you on this. The digestion process is just as important part of dieting as what you put in your body.

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Stephanie Herndon January 28, 2014 at 7:09 pm

The journey of the digestive system kind of looked like an alien movie I once saw HA HA. But it was very interesting how things work. The video on digestive tips was very interesting I didn’t know that you should not put fruit with grains I think everyone does this personally I like the peanut butter and honey on my whole grain toast.

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Katarina Lazic March 3, 2014 at 2:40 pm

I agree with you, you wouldn’t think that you couldn’t pick fruits with grains. I believe it tastes better like that.

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sladet January 24, 2014 at 6:02 pm

That was intense but really good information. What better way to understand how food is broken down virtually like I said it was intense but I made it through.

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bpryor5215 February 10, 2014 at 12:20 pm

I agree this video was extremely graphic but, it is an excellent insight to show precisely what goes on in the digestive tract. In the beginning I really wanted to gag but I held it together. The part about stomach ulcers shocked me. As a kid, I had stomach ulcers from time to time but i didn’t know that that cause was because of lack of mucus as well as stomach acid.

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mjoyner February 13, 2014 at 9:01 pm

I agree at first I wanted to gag I almost could not finish watching but it was interesting its always good to learn about our bodies

wearnest February 17, 2014 at 11:19 am

It was very interesting. But I agree it was very intense. After watching, it makes me not want to eat. I have always wondered how it all worked. It is amazing.

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MSmith March 1, 2014 at 6:29 pm

the second time around watching this video wasn’t as bad. I’m amazed at how our bodies work!

ppendergrass June 13, 2016 at 9:20 pm

I agree completely. I actually enjoyed going through the entire process with the video. I am more of a visual person, so it was really helpful to put both name and structure together.

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hyoung1 January 24, 2014 at 2:42 am

I personally don’t think that humans ingesting cow’s milk is natural. I mean, nature intended our bodies to be tailored to consume breast milk. When I think about drinking cow’s milk, (which I don’t really drink it, I do eat it in foods though) it sort of makes my stomach turn. I agree with the Band-Aid fix. Maybe our bodies just aren’t meant to consume these things or maybe there is an underlying problem. I know with Gastroparesis and SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth) carbohydrates make it ALOT worse because when you ingest carbs, the excessive number of bacteria feed off of the sugars causing mal-absorption of nutrients and excessive gas, bloating, cramping, etc. I know that there are many issues that dairy products could very well make worse.

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btubbs January 23, 2014 at 9:00 am

I agree with both you and the video, however I don’t know exactly where I stand on dairy. We as humans happen to be (I believe) the only animal that consumes dairy after we have completed breast feeding. This arises a concern to me. I can tell you that most of my dairy comes from cheese (not the American misconception of cheese) real cheese. the kind most people would throw from their fridge before they smelled of it. I am curios that she didn’t mention much about this. I don’t feel that every one who is lactose intolerant, is really diagnosed properly. I feel that that has become more of a “Band-Aid fix” than a diagnosis. Can any of you touch on this?

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hyoung1 January 24, 2014 at 2:42 am

I personally don’t think that humans ingesting cow’s milk is natural. I mean, nature intended our bodies to be tailored to consume breast milk. When I think about drinking cow’s milk, (which I don’t really drink it, I do eat it in foods though) it sort of makes my stomach turn. I agree with the Band-Aid fix. Maybe our bodies just aren’t meant to consume these things or maybe there is an underlying problem. I know with Gastroparesis and SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth) carbohydrates make it ALOT worse because when you ingest carbs, the excessive number of bacteria feed off of the sugars causing mal-absorption of nutrients and excessive gas, bloating, cramping, etc. I know that there are many issues that dairy products could very well make worse.

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btubbs February 12, 2014 at 8:40 am

Wow! I actually felt like people were going to defend dairy. I appriciate that we share the same stance on the topic.

beasterling March 1, 2014 at 11:13 am

I had never thought of the fact that we’re the only ones who consume dairy after breast feeding is over. This is definitely going to stimulate some research on my part, because I love me some milk and so do my kids. I’m just thankful we’re not lactose intolerant.

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Ashleigh W. July 5, 2016 at 1:09 am

I thought that was interesting to! I don’t care for milk at all I know kids that stopped drinking milk all together after they were breastfed.

kwalker1209 October 7, 2015 at 3:02 pm

I agree with you on the diagnosis of lactose intolerance. There are several factors that could cause the same symptoms for a person diagnosed with lactose intolerance that may not be found because a DR just labeled them with a dairy allergy. I have seen case studies about people who were said to be lactose intolerant and later to be diagnosed with stomach or intestinal cancer by a second opinion. It seems as though some Doctors would rather “Band-Aid” a situation then actually looking for the real problem. Stomach cramps and IBS are not only caused by dairy allergies and should be looked upon differently.

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Jadamson January 28, 2017 at 2:09 pm

I have been recently diagnosed with Lactose Intolerance, which I think is completely wrong because I have been drinking milk for as long as I can remember and it is only recently that dairy has given me issues. Do you know what 2 doctors have told me when I try and explain this to them? “Well then just don’t eat or drink dairy” Wow…really? Thanks so much! I could have stomach ulcers and all you want to tell me is to stop drinking milk. Lactose Intolerance is most definitely a band-aid diagnosis.

scasteel February 6, 2017 at 4:09 pm

my son is a vegan and he says that all humans are lactose intolerant. sorry to hear that, I would find another doctor.

hyoung1 January 23, 2014 at 3:09 am

I thought this video was awesome! I really liked that they had an endoscope going through the intestines and stomach. I suffer from Gastroparesis which is a condition where the peristalsis of the stomach and intestine is hindered due to damage of the vagus nerve. The bad thing that comes with that is it makes my blood sugars very unstable and I don’t get good nutrient absorption. It has also caused me to develop SIBO (small intestine bacteria overgrowth) and that comes with all other sorts of issues. I wish I could have a camera sent into my digestion system to see what it looks like in there. I bet it’s pretty scary.

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mboswell January 15, 2014 at 11:08 am

very great tips for the fruits and grains that will help your digestion. Drinking plenty of water is very heplful in digestion as well as good for you. I agree with eating yoguart, it is very helpful.

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aschaeffer February 10, 2014 at 2:08 pm

I have a close family member that has irritable bowel syndrome. I immediately shared the tips from the second video with her. Some of them were familiar, but others were new or forgotten. She has taken the advice offered and is doing better. Two of the big ones she is doing again is not combining fruits with grains and eating yogurt.

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MSmith March 1, 2014 at 6:25 pm

Seems as though yogurt does help some with digestion, but the grains make me sick,even if recommended

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kwomble January 31, 2017 at 11:59 am

I have drank more water recently and I can tell a difference in my digestive system and just overall health, it is so important!

eramsey4317 March 2, 2017 at 9:56 pm

Water is so beneficial to our diets. I completely cut sodas 3 months ago. I went from drinking absolutely nothing but sodas every day to drinking all water with maybe 1 cup of coffee or 1 glass of milk a day. I have noticed so many changes in my health, including my digestive health!

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KLaFlora June 23, 2017 at 12:04 am

I cut out sodas completely 2 years ago. I only drink water and I will have a cup of milk a day. I feel better and I am able to eat my calories instead of drink them.

Patrick Harrell January 13, 2014 at 2:02 pm

I was eating mashed potatoes while watching this…………

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MSmith March 1, 2014 at 6:28 pm

Bad idea to eat and watch this video, however it was very informative

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Natasha Toudouze March 5, 2014 at 8:25 pm

Were you able to finish them since it looks like mashed potatoes at one point?

pharrell7786 May 2, 2014 at 4:33 pm

once you’ve worked in the health care field long enough nothing really bothers you to much.

pharrell7786 May 2, 2014 at 4:34 pm

yes i was and it was delicious haha

fcarter-doreau June 17, 2014 at 5:26 pm

I was thinking the very same thing! It is very informative but I am very glad I wasn’t eating while watching this! I am planning on becoming a nurse however, things that are gross still make my appetite disappear for awhile!

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