Digestion Made Easy
In this 67-minute presentation, Dr. Michael Klaper, a gifted teacher with over 40 years of medical practice experience, takes you on a journey through your digestive system to help you recognize and understand the wondrous organs that turn the food you eat into a functional being – YOU!
Through this entertaining, illustrated lecture, you’ll learn about the organs involved in your digestion and absorption. You’ll also learn about digestion of carbohydrates, proteins, fats and other vital nutrients, as well as the important roles these nutrients play in your body once they have been absorbed.
Understand what type of foods to avoid, and what type of foods to eat, in order to maintain a healthy digestive system and to prevent and/or heal common digestive disorders, such as acid reflux, constipation and diverticulosis.
A healthy diet supports healthy digestion which, in turn, shapes a healthy you. Become more aware of the nutrient density of the foods you put in your mouth, the importance of choosing your food wisely and chewing well.
We’ve all heard, “You are what you eat.” Dr. Michael Klaper explains, “We are not what we eat; we are what we digest and absorb!” – and this fascinating video shows you how this amazing system gets that job done.
Note: The topic of the micro-biome is not addressed in “Digestion Made Easy,” but is covered extensively in “Leaky Gut – Is it real and what to do about it?”
Run Time: 67-minutes
Buy DVD: $23.90 – Rent Video: $4.99 – Buy Video: $9.99
“Digestion Made Easy” (67-minutes)
00:00 : Introduction
02:10 : Start of Dr. Klaper’s Presentation
03:48 : Your mouth…
04:01 : The role teeth play in digestion
04:10 : Eating animal foods versus eating plant foods
06:42 : How we break down the cell walls of plants
09:11 : Dental hygiene and its importance
11:39 : Role of your salivary glands
14:19 : Lower part of your esophagus – NOT resistant to acid!
16:12 : GERD: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
17:01 : “Heartburn”
18:01 : What is a hiatal hernia?
19:00 : What to do if you have GERD
23:10 : Your stomach: where protein digestion begins
23:22 : Understanding what a protein is…
26:54 : Protein digestion in your stomach
27:52 : How your body neutralizes the HCL acid in your stomach
28:49 : Your pancreas and its function
30:14 : Pancreatic juice: a buffer for acid
31:12 : Importance of an alkaline environment for starch digestion
34:13 : Your liver and its role in fat breakdown
35:38 : Your liver produces a “detergent” – bile
36:24 : Your gall bladder and its function
38:51 : Recirculation of bile
39:46 : Your small intestine: “The Nutrient Absorber”
40:23 : The sites of nutrient absorption (intestinal villi)
41:12 : How nutrients are transported from small intestine to liver
43:00 : How alcohol consumption affects your liver
46:16 : How to take care of your liver
49:34 : Your large intestine: “The Water Absorber”
51:33 : Your appendix and its function
52:53 : The importance of fiber in your diet
53:08 : If you do not consume enough fiber…
58:28 : How to keep your colon healthy and your stools soft
61:08 : Is a plant-based diet making you… gassy?
63:11 : How to reduce intestinal gas
64:10 : Dr. Klaper’s Summary/Conclusion
67:25 : End
Thanks to Maria Sterling for her Time Map of the Video On Demand version of this presentation.
Digestion Made Easy, a journey through your digestive system
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I have this dvd and highly recommend it to anyone who wants to understand the anatomy and physiology of the human digestive system and how to prevent or reverse digestive disease. Dr. Klaper is a great teacher.TheVeganDiet
I learned more about my digestive system (and my body) by investing just over an hour watching this DVD than I had learned my whole life. This DVD should be required viewing for every human being. It’s like a manual for one of the most critical systems in our bodies. And you’ll also find clear explanations of, and easy-to-implement solutions to, a variety of common conditions, including heartburn, constipation, hemorrhoids, and even that embarrassing gas.Andreas V.
I am very impressed by this DVD… This is the sort of material that should be in the primary, intermediate and secondary school curriculum. Most GP’s (MD’s) and dietitians should get a copy too… Highly recommended.Eric Wolff