Stressor Spotlight: Gastrointestinal System

gastrointestinal system stressor 3d illustration of organs

Though it performs a fairly simple function on the surface—breaking down food for nutrients and eliminating waste—the gastrointestinal system is actually quite complex. For example, this amazing system is about 30 feet long, hosts more than 500 species of bacteria, and has its own mini-brain.1 Due to the number of components and processes it carries out, […]