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Posted By Bill Giles
7/05/2019 4:37 pm
Nutrient uptake through the enterocyte cells, along with that through the gap junctions is regulated by chemicals called proteases. More than 20 proteases are known to affect permeability for nutrition uptake. Proteases can be secreted by the body cells (e.g., pancreatic proteases) to assist...
Posted By Bill Giles
7/05/2019 4:35 pm
The gastrointestinal barrier wall is approximately 400 m2 in surface area. It is a highly selective semi-permeable barrier between the inside of your body and the tube of the gut connected to the outside world. The purpose of this gut wall is to filter nutrients through the wall while keeping...
Posted By Bill Giles
7/05/2019 4:32 pm
In the early 90s I wrote a book which I named "Death begins in the Colon", because this part of the body is the first place most people experience degeneration and excessive aging. The gastrointestinal tract is our Achilles' heel, and it is the food we love to eat that leeds people to their...
Posted By Bill Giles
7/05/2019 6:33 am
Lectins are a very diverse class of sugar-binding protein chemicals that are found in all forms of life—animals, plants, and microorganisms, including humans. Both plants and animals evolved to use these chemicals. Plants evolved them for defense while animals evolved them for cell-to-cell ...
Posted By Bill Giles
7/05/2019 6:24 am
The occurrence of microorganisms such as bacteria in our gastrointestinal tract is sparse in our mouth and stomach, and almost non-existent in our small intestine. However bacteria is luxuriant in the lower bowel (colon) where they live in huge populations and most assist the health of the body....