November 25, 2011 · 5 years, 11 months ago

Breaking the Vicious Cycle By Elaine Gottschall

While single sugar carbohydrates, or monosaccharides, require no further action on the part of the body to be fully absorbed and are therefore well tolerated, the more complex disaccharides (double sugars) and polysaccharides (starches) must be broken down by the fragile enzymes within the intestinal microvilli in order to pass into the bloodstream to be assimilated. When this process is incomplete and the sugars and starches remain in the intestine to ferment, the stage is set for intestinal disorders.