Requesting info on digestion
Alan E. Jackson
AJackson at ST.CEU.EDU
Wed Feb 7 21:49:18 EST 1996
From: recurve at exp2.wam.umd.edu (Aaron David Rosenzweig)
Subject: Requesting info on digestion
Date: 4 Feb 1996 00:55:01 GMT
I'm sending this on behalf of Jeff Rosenzweig who does not
have a net connection:
I am a 10th grade, High School student who is working on a
science fair project. The first part of my project is
concerned with the digestion of substances in the mouth,
stomach and small intestine. While I know which substances
are digested in the three locations
(mouth, stomach, and small intestine), I would like to learn
Thank you for any assistance that you can give me.
If you'd like to send me private e-mail that is ok but
consider also posting or at least doing a cc: to the
newsgroup so that others can benefit :-)
"STORE WITH GROCERIES"
The feeling of security that overcomes me when I find myself in a
grocery store, seems to have become more complex recently. Once
thought to be a by-product of the abundance of food, this feeling of
security, when more closely examined, may be found to derive in part,
not only from the abundance, but also, from the variety of foods
within the store. The spice of life?
Let's explore the possibility, that the collection of diverse foods,
along with abundance, together bring about the feeling I receive upon
entrance. In other words, does the perception of variety, thus
abundance, give cause for, or allow a stronger foundation for hope
within my mind? If there is safety in numbers, how important is it
that the numbers be different?
By the grouping together of certain facts, I hope to present and prove
the case in point. Which is, that the variety of nutrients in a given
area, is equal to the possible collection of diverse peoples. And
that an act which limits or causes exclusion of a known to be used
nutrient, from the market place, is an act which limits or causes
exclusion of certain peoples. Which takes heat away from the melting
pot, known as the U.S.A.
(TO EXERCISE ONE'S ABILITY TO ADAPT=GROWTH)=LIFE.
FACTS IN MEMORY-
1) In a discussion about some wild horses on an island off Beaufort,
it was stated that the horses would not live as long, or might die, if
they were moved. And the reason for this fact had to do with their
diet. The diet of foods found wild on the island would not be found
elsewhere, and the horses metabolism has grown accustom to the foods of
a certain area, and a change in the diet would stress the animal's
ability to draw nutrients from available foods, because the animal's
metabolism is set up for, and accustom to deriving elements through a
certain chemical process, from certain source nutrients, found in the
animal's area of evolution since conception or birth. In other words,
they are not domesticated animals, they have not been raised on a
nutrient source that is available in other locations.
2) The term nutrient, has in the past, caused a symbolic image of a
plate with meat and potatoes to form in my mind. Lately however, with
the evidence that nutrients can be absorbed more readily through the
skin, by pores, (such as nitroglycerin for the cardio- heart), brings
understanding that certain nutrients ingested by patch-on-skin method
is both physically and monetarily economical. Thus; continually
communicating elements to be used nutritionally, from ether the inside
walls of the intestine and esophagus, or the outside surface of the
skin, the lymph system takes in and excretes elements through its many
openings, (pores, villas, mouth, ect...).
3) NIACIN = Nicotinic acid- Biochem. A colorless, water soluble
compound, C6 H5 NO2, prepared by the oxidation of nicotine and forming
part of the vitamin B complex, used to prevent pellagra.
PELLAGRA- PATHOL. A disease characterized by gastric disturbance,
skin eruptions, ect..., caused by a deficiency of nicotinic acid.
1) Are the sections between valves in the lymph system,
actually small digestive tracks, that begin to digest
the waste from each cell, close to its source, and then
return their product, (lymph=reusable compounds plus
compounds to be filtered by the kidneys), by way of the
lymphatic heart (thoracic duct), to be blood system?
2) As with our main digestive track, (stomach, small
and large intestine), do all lymph tracks/sections
require within them a mixture that contains pockets
of air or gas, essential for chemical break down and
3) Does/would the presence of air in the lymph system
explain another reason for lymph to have to pass many
valves before entering the blood system?
4) Does movement of each lymph track aid in digestion,
as the wave aerate the water and humidifies the air?
5) Is it the job of the lymph system, to carry white
blood cells as they move up stream, sensing and tracking
abnormal cells by their excretion into the lymph system,
and does a job half done move the abnormal cell to a
place where it can grow and multiply?
6) Can the body, with the help of the lymph system,
move or give, a foreign or abnormal cell, a place to
grow and live, (such as a mole), for observation and
close control, or be moved to a place deep, to become
a vital organ when viewed as a symbiotic partner?
7) Must a good understanding of our working, evolving
body, take into account this fact; that our cells grow
best when moving, or change to adapt when not.
At your service,
Alan E. Jackson
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