The liquid food is then pushed into the small intestine, where the
stomach acid is neutralised by an alkaline secretion of bicarbonate –
if this part fails or is insufficient – serious damage can be done over
a period of time, which can cause a peptic ulcer.
Bile is released in the duodenum (the upper part of the small intestine)
along with trypsin, lipase and amylase – these get to work on carbohydrates
and fats quickly.
Bile also contains dead blood cells and toxins that the liver has conjugated (joined) to
other substances that temporarily neutralises the toxicity. If there is an imbalance of good
and bad gut flora in the gut, the bad microbes (bad bacteria, yeast and fungi) can
de-conjugate these and release them back into the body, which is why dysbiosis (see
‘colon’) is so hazardous to health and disease promoting. Constipation makes the situation
even worse, as the toxins stay in the body for so much longer.
Many nutrients and toxins at this stage are absorbed through the vast
coverage of tiny villi on the gut wall. They are absorbed into the blood
stream and taken to the liver via the hepatic portal vein.
Where any toxins are neutralised and the blood is cleansed –then the fresh
nutrients can be transported via the blood to all tissues and cells.