Dustin Rudolph, PharmD

Dustin Rudolph, PharmD

Posted September 3, 2014

Published in Health

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A Tour of the Human Digestive System

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Did you ever wonder what happens to your food once you swallow it? We're all familiar with the fact that we need to eat food and drink water in order for our body to function properly, but what exactly happens after that tasty piece of blackberry-peach cobbler gets swallowed?
You're about to find out, as I share with you a series of videos detailing the basic processes and biology of the human digestive system.
Some surprising pieces of information are detailed in these videos answering some common, yet, compelling questions we may not always think about when chowing down on that plate full of food. These bits of information include:
  • Fat is not directly absorbed into the bloodstream after being digested. So where does it go?
  • There's only one macronutrient acted upon in the stomach by digestive enzymes. Which one is it?
  • Bile is not a digestive enzyme. What does it do then?

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