When it comes to nutrition, there are many things that can go wrong. Many things can disrupt the absorption of nutrients from the gut. Our food isn’t as nutritious as it used to be. We have genetic mutations that prevent us from using certain nutrients. And last but not least, many of us eat for entertainment rather than to live.
The problem of absorption
You are what you eat is only a half truth. In fact, you are what you absorb, and many things can throw a wrench in this process. One of the biggest issues with people’s digestion is that they aren’t relaxed enough while they are eating for normal digestive processes to happen. Parasympathy, affectionately dubbed the rest and digest state, is necessary for saliva and stomach acid production, and peristalsis, the movement of food through the intestines. If any, or none of these things are happening, this leads to improper digestion and gut inflammation. Gut inflammation causes malabsorption.