stomach lining not shedding properly?

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   Posted 4/2/2008 8:36 AM (GMT -7)   
This is a little like playing Telephone.  My mother told me that my aunt told her that she'd been to a lecture by a Chiropractor/Nutritionist who said that the stomach lining in healthy people sheds monthly.  It doesn't for people with Crohn's, which allows bacteria to build up and cause problems.  I know that bacterial overgrowth is a problem for us, but I'd never heard the bit about the stomach lining.  Has anyone else ever heard this?  Did the info get mangled along the way?  My aunt loves a good quack, so it could be completely invented, too.  Just curious.  Nothing was said about how to fix the problem.

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   Posted 4/2/2008 9:00 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey there,

The stomach is lined with a dense layer of cells, called epithelial cells, which continually sacrifice themselves in order to  protect deeper layers of the stomach wall.  Each minute, the surface lining sheds some 500,000 cells, and it completely replaces itself in three days.


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   Posted 4/2/2008 9:22 AM (GMT -7)   

never heard of that one.
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