10 Strange Facts About Your Gut That You Don’t Know (But Should!)

This video explores the power and mysterious functions of the body’s stomach. It covers interesting facts such as the replace of the stomach lining every two weeks and the microorganisms that reside in the gut. The effects of diet choices on gut health are discussed, as well as recommended lifestyle changes such as drinking more water and adding prebiotic and probiotic foods. Finally, the article explains that taking care of the gut is essential for overall health and wellbeing.


  • The acid in your stomach is so strong, it can burn through your skin. However, there is a mucosal layer that protects you from this happening.
  • Your stomach lining gets reproduced every two weeks.
  • There are tens of millions of microorganisms living in your gut, including bacteria and viruses.
  • Your body produces 32 ounces of saliva every day.
  • It takes seven seconds for food to go from your mouth into your stomach.
  • Your small intestine can stretch out to 23 feet long.
  • Bile acids act as detergents in the gut and help with fat absorption and metabolism.


Your body is an incredible creation. But there are some things in our body that seem normal, that kind of whacked out and strange. In today’s video, I’m gonna give you 10 strange facts about your gut. We’ll discuss stomach acid. Can you burn through your skin? How often do you produce your mucosal lining? Ugh. How much saliva do you produce every day?

How you actually may have detergent in your guts. What and more In today’s video guys, let’s talk about poop. How y’all? Dr. Islam here, a k a, your poop guru. Trying to give you the best tips and tricks so you can live your best life. From the top all the way down to the bottom. If you haven’t already,

don’t forget to smash that light button live. Shouldn’t subscribe. And if you haven’t already, don’t forget to subscribe to my channel. We can get great tips and tricks like you’re learning in today’s video. You guys ready? I feel like I’m giving you a promo for that movie. 10 things I Hate About You. This is different. 10 strange things about your gut.

Here we go. Did you know that the acid in your stomach is strong enough to burn off your skin? Yes, but the question then becomes, why aren’t you eating a hole inside? Well, luckily your body has a protective mucosal layer that keeps it prote protected. Duh. But it keeps it safe and in a contained area. Strange fact. Number two,

I feel like I’m in the twilight zone, I guess. Strange fact number two, did you know that your stomach lining gets reproduced every two weeks? Yes, it does. You get new lining all the time, and this lining helps to regenerate what’s going on inside your body and gets rid of some of the old cells that you don’t need anymore. And because of how strong that acid is,

you have to keep on producing new cells. So you don’t just have these old cells that are just burning away. So if you lose that protective lining, this is why you can develop ulcers. So medications like NSAIDs or infections called h Polaroid can actually cause you to reduce that protective lining. That’s why when you take these medications or get infected, you may have ulcers or irritation inside your stomach.

Strange fact number threes me doing hands. Your gut is a crowded place. It is home to tens of millions of billions of microorganisms all talking to each other saying, what’s up players, what’s going on? How you doing? I’m doing great. How’s blah, blah, blah, blah. Yes, it’s bacteria, fungi, viruses that are constantly interacting with your body,

your food, and the environment. It’s all crowded in here doing their thing, man. And sometimes that crowd can be too many bad guys and that can lead to a lot of gut issues, including a condition called small intestinal bacterial overgrowth or placebo. SIBO is when you have a predominance of bad bacteria that can produce gas fermentation and lead to a Lot of of different symptoms.

Strange factor, your body produces 32 ounces of saliva every single day. That is a freaking buttload of spit. And this saliva, which is in your salivary glands up here, actually begins your digestion. Yes, they actually have a digestive enzyme, comase. And so you actually start digesting the minute food goes in your mouth. I’m here. Strange factor,

fun. It takes seven seconds for food to go from your mouth into your stomach. Seven seconds, that’s it. And that movement is called peristalsis. Helps them move things through from here down to here. Now that pair of sauces gets impaired or doesn’t work. You can have trouble swallowing, food gets stuck, and it could lead to an emergency in which we actually have to push food down.

Fun fact number six, your small intestine can stretch out to 23 feet. Yes, 23 feet is stuck right in here. Now the main function of the small intestine is to absorb nutrients. Get all that stuff out so your body can use that for energy and use it to help build up what’s going on inside your gut. And this is why if you have an absorption problem,

it typically is located in the small intestine. Fun fact number city, you actually have a detergent in your gut. Say what? But yes, you do. Bile acids are actually the detergents in your body and they’re actually produced in the liver and stored in your gallbladder. And without these detergents, you cannot absorb or metabolize fat. So if you have a problem with maybe fat mal absorption,

you see oil in your stool could actually be a bile acid problem. And this is one of the reasons why when you get your gallad removed, the organ to store bile, you have a lot of diarrhea because you’re not absorbing fat, it gets washed away into your colon. Strange factor brain, if you eat too much, you may want to lay on your left hand side.

Did you ever notice that that actually becomes a solution? If you have gut issues and your sleeping, the reason you can do that is because that angle helps keep that valve closed between your esophagus and stomach. Stomach to prevent acid from coming up and to prevent indigestion. Strange fact number nine, your stomach can stretch. This is why people can maybe eat more than what they think.

And this is actually how it works when it comes to these hotdog eating contests. In fact, it can stretch so much. You can actually hold four pounds of food at one time. And strange fact number 10, give over a hundred species bacteria inside your body. Now, the best way to increase the, not only the number of bacteria, but the diversity is to have as Many plants as you can.

And what we have found is that when you restrict your diet to mainly a animal-based diet or you don’t have a lot of vegetables, you decrease the diversity inside your gut, which can manifest in a lot of inflammation, autoimmune diseases and gut issues. All right, bonus factors, since you wait till the end, did you know that platypuses don’t have a stomach?

Yeah. Okay. I know. I know. It has nothing to do with your stomach or anything else with your health, but you know, I thought I’d throw that fun fact in here because you stay till the end. See, I’m always looking out for you guys. Don’t worry. I got you guys. So here’s my call to action to you.

I want you to show love for your gut, be thankful for it. Maybe have some water to drink instead of having that Coke. Incorporate more probiotic foods and prebiotic foods. Have some yogurt with some live bacteria. Give your gut a hug because of all the things it does for you. And if you love it, it will love you back. Alright,

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