Gastrointestinal Integrity and Good Health Key Nutrients for Maintaining the Balance of Life*

Chris D. Meletis, N.D. The gastrointestinal (GI) tract is the boundary between the external and the internal world. The GI tract’s function is to allow enough of the external world to be absorbed to allow life to be sustained but not so much that homeostasis is disturbed, leading to disease and possible death. The absorptive process of the intestines takes place primarily as…