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The Heart of the Immune System is the Gut

The function of the immune system is to protect the body from outside organisms and substances that may harm it.  It should be no surprise then that mucus membranes lining all the portals of the body open to the world … Continue reading

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Fire in the Belly

You’ve heard your horse’s intestinal tract referred to as a furnace.  Obviously that’s not literally what happens.  It is where fermentation takes place.  Fermentation reactions produce cheese and your favorite adult beverage but that’s not what is going on either. … Continue reading

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