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digestion

Gum and the 7 Year Myth

7 Nov 2019

But it’s not quite true. Chewing gum will not stay in your intestine for 7 years. While gum is not metabolized, broken down, or absorbed like most food, it doesn’t sit in your colon for the better...

Digestive Enzymes: Weight Loss Supplement?

22 Nov 2018

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Somebody (usually on the internet) told you that in order to improve your digestive health you need to buy (also usually from the internet) some digestive...

How do we modify dairy to be lactose free?

26 Jul 2018

What does it mean when a dairy product claims that its lactose content has been modified for easier digestion?...

Pangolins Use Rocks in Lieu of Teeth

31 May 2018

Pangolins, or scaly anteaters, are amazing little mammals. There are eight species of them, and they are the only living creatures in their order of Pholidota. Spread throughout Asia and Africa,...

What is meant by "digestion"?

20 Mar 2017

The path upon which food travels, beginning with ingestion and ending with excretion, is complex and highly organized. While the body is controlled by the central and autonomic nervous systems, the...