Tag Archive for digestive health

Love Your Stomach

What is the stomach? A bag-like organ which allows food to pass through it.  It can be found on the left hand side of the abdomen below the diaphragm. What does it do? The stomach churns and breaks down food.  It does this by releasing gastric juices hydrochloric acid and the enzyme pepsin. hydrochloric acid kills harmful bacteria and helps…

Love Your Organs Month: Love Your Liver

I’ve decided to dedicate October posts to our wonderful organs.  This time, it’s all about the liver… What is the liver? A large organ located in the upper right hand corner of the abdomen, it extends across to the left hand side.  The liver sits below the diaphragm and is mostly protected by the ribs.  It has the incredible ability…