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The Pancreas and Digestion

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Jonathon Miller

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The pancreas releases a variety of enzymes into the common bile duct shared with the gall bladder. These juices for digestion are added to the mix of food materials and gastric juices coming into the small intestine. The pancreas also produces insulin in the Isle of Langerhans, that is needed to move sugars from the blood into cells for their energy production.

The ability of the pancreas to maintain adequate levels of enzymes and insulin diminishes over time with excessive demands due to poor health choices. Over-consumption of cooked foods, especially sugars and carbohydrates, and too little fresh raw foods, can deplete the enzyme bank account. Digestive issues can develop. Blood sugar problems tend to lead to diabetes, a common health challenge.