Body Week: The digestive system

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Heard On The Morning Show
Children playing over a model of human body
Children play around a toy body at the Crad’Expo, in Paris Tuesday Nov.30, 2004. The exhibition employs the vocabulary of children to teach youngsters about the human respitory and digestive systems. The exhition runs until May 8, 2005. Crad is French slang for dirty or “crude”. Remy de la Mauviniere/AP Photo

We are what we eat, the saying goes, but in reality the human digestive system is incredibly complex and conflicting dietary information proliferates. As “Body Week” continues, a gastroenterologist explains how the digestive systems works, the basics of a healthy diet and common digestive ailments.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Dr. Poonam Beniwal-Patel Guest