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Australian Herbal Medicine Lessons from ASOHM

Lesson 3 — Gastro-Intestinal System

Topics Covered:

  • An investigation into functions of the gastro-intestinal system.
  • Disorders which can occur.
  • Suggested reasons for these problems.
  • Herbal and nutritional treatment of such complaints.

Why is digestion important for breaking down food into nutrients? How does the body use it for energy, growth and cell repair? Where and how do we obtain nutrients? Find out about over -activity and under-activity of the digestive system, diseases in the gastro-intestinal system and relevant herbal treatments.

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