Digestion begins in the mouth and is complete at the very distant large intestine. The food you eat is processed throughout that passage; each portion of the pathway has specific functions to assist the body in the absorption of nutrients. Poor digestion can result in the impairment of the entire system including allergies, bad breath, skin lesions and liver distress.
Parts Include: Mouth (Buccal Cavity), Pharynx, Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine, Large Intestine, Liver, Gallbladder, Pancreas, Colon
Located in the lower portion of the right rib cage region. The liver has hundreds of functions, including being the major detoxifying organ and storing vitamins, blood and protein(s). It is an important factor in the immune system.
Located in the mid-abdomen, partially nestled under the rib cage region. It is located at the lower end of the food pipe or esophagus, and is the beginning of major digestion in the body.
A large lymph node-like structure that is important for the immune system and clearing red blood cells. It is located in the left mid-to-lower abdomen.
4. Small Intestine
Comprised of three distinct regions that originate at the end of the stomach. Major nutrient absorption occurs in the small intestine.
5. Large Intestine
Includes three distinct sections, all of which are very important for creating nutrients. It absorbs fluid and plays a significant role in immune function.