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What is Peristalsis and Why Should I Care?

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Peristalsis is an important part of digestion. This squeezing motion moves food down your throat, and also through your intestines.It's how food gets:down your throat... through your stomach... through your small intestine then... through your large intestine... to it's final destination the rectum (before exiting out the back door ;).Peristalsis or 'peristaltic action' is ...

The Human Digestive System

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Digestion from one end to the other. © Can Stock PhotoHere is a quick tour of the human digestive system. Knowing how it works can help you understand what's going wrong, and THAT can be the key to getting it fixed!Note that the digestive system is incredibly complex. We're not going into deep detail here. ...