The Small Intestine

pictured, is the small intestine, large intestine or colon and the rectum

The human body is a miracle in it's function.  Organs work together, as we wish all teams would, and each part has it's crucial function.  Whether it's processing and passing along food or removing toxins and waste, there is not a part of the body that isn't amazing in itself.  Because of exposure to chemicals, toxins and disease in our daily lives sometimes this miracle of ours could use a bit of help.  I think of an enema as 'support', to facilitate health and well being throughout the intestinal tract.  An enema can help the body to remove toxins, waste and potentially harmful infestations of worms and disease.  You would readily take a pill that could perform such custodial maintenance on the body.  Maybe it's time to see an enema as a way to put an over-all shine on the inside.

For reference:

The 'gut' refers to the complete digestive tract from the mouth to the anus.

The 'bowel' consists of small intestine (duodenum, jejunum and ileum), and from large intestine ( cecum, appendix, colon, and rectum)

The 'stomach' is an organ lying between esophagus (gullet) and duodenum; stomach also refers to the whole abdomen.

The intestines are a long, continuous tube running from the stomach to the anus. Most absorption of nutrients and water happen in the intestines. The intestines include the small intestine, large intestine, and rectum.
The small intestine (small bowel) is about 20 feet long and about an inch in diameter. Its job is to absorb most of the nutrients from what we eat and drink. Velvety tissue lines the small intestine, which is divided into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum.
The large intestine (colon or large bowel) is about 5 feet long and about 3 inches in diameter. The colon absorbs water from wastes, creating stool. As stool enters the rectum, nerves there create the urge to defecate.

Food enters the small intestine from the stomach in a semi liquid state called chine.  During this process moving toward the large intestine/colon, nutrients, minerals, water and vitamins are absorbed by the system. After all nutrients have been absorbed, the indigestible parts pass into the colon and then towards the rectum where it accumulates waiting to be expelled.

Many bacteria (and some yeasts and protozoa) normally live in a healthy human gut; mostly in the colon, fewer in the small intestine, but none in the stomach. Newborn gets its first bacteria by swallowing them during parturition

The small intestine length is approx. 26 ft. long and approximately 1 in. to 1 in diameter and is where the majority of the nutrients in the food we eat is assimilated. They are called large and small not because of their length but because of their width & diameter.

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