This is one of the BEST videos I’ve seen of a science-backed, yet down-to-earth, practical education on the digestive process. Barbara O’Neill is an Australian naturopath and nutritionist – who has 8 children!
But even if you just watch the first few minutes – you’ll get the best understanding of why/how digestion begins in the mouth and why it is so important to CHEW your food thoroughly.
Her advice to not feed babies grains (starch) until their grinding molars come in is something I wish I’d known when my babies were young! Those molars correlate with when the baby is producing the enzymes necessary to digest starch properly. Who knew??
Seriously, watch the video – watch the whole hour if you can. Personally, I’m on a serial Barbara video-watching spree myself…