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1) What were some of your assumptions about Digestion? In what ways were those assumptions correct or incorrect?

2) How does a person's food pattern over time contribute to the development of diseases? Please explain and provide an example ~

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1) What were some of your assumptions about Digestion? In what ways were those assumptions correct or incorrect?

Prior to my entry into the medical field, one assumption I held regarding digestion was that the digestive process did not actually begin until the food reached the stomach. This assumption was incorrect because the process truly begins when we start to chew. This begins the enzymatic or chemical process. Food is partly broken down by the process of chewing and by the chemical action of salivary enzymes (these enzymes are produced by the salivary glands and break down starches into smaller molecules). Enzymatic digestion begins in the mouth, but for most people, because of diet and eating habits, it never actually amounts to much because of the fact that many (most) people chew minimally and simply gulp ...

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1) What were some of your assumptions about Digestion? In what ways were those assumptions correct or incorrect?

2) How does a person's food pattern over time contribute to the development of diseases? Please explain and provide an example ~

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