Hello my name is Dr. Julia Tatum Hunter of Holistic Dermatology and I'm here to talk with you about the body's breakdown of carbohydrates in sequential order. Number one with carbohydrates, less is best, they are broken down starting in your mouth and it goes from there. So what are the carbohydrates that we are concerned with? There's sugars, there's starches and there's fiber. Starches are complex sugars. Sugars are simple sugars basically and remember, the body doesn't like sugar. Sugar ages you. Sugar when it is circulating in your body, the body desperately tries to get rid of it, it attaches it to your cell membranes which causes wrinkling both internally and externally so your skin ages but also the cells in your organs wrinkle and remember that corn is also sugar. So not only is it gluten, not only is it regular sugar but starches basically can be in vegetables. So those things are broken down in the body to simple sugars and then fiber is considered a carbohydrate but fiber basically just passes through the body and it binds cholesterols and fats so the more fiber the better. So, when you eat carbs of any sort, number one is amylase in the saliva that starts breaking it down, then when it gets into your stomach there's hydrochloric acid which is essential and if you lack it, nothing gets broken down plus you have no bacteria, viruses and fungus, no enzymes to kill bacteria, viruses and fungus and then primarily carbohydrates get broken down once they get into the small intestine after they have left the stomach, they go into the duodenum, the small intestine and the pancreas and some of the cells of the small intestine dump the sucrase and multase, lactase and more amylase into the mix of food that's there that's called chyme, c h y m e, chyme and the pancreas is involved in this and so as you go down the path of life, the pancreas doesn't work as well, the pancreas is essential in order to neutralize the acid that comes from the stomach if you are lucky enough to have good hydrochloric acid in your stomach. So once it is broken down what happens is it is absorbed into the cells of the intestine, it then goes to the liver. It also goes to the muscles if you are using it, if you are exercising at the time that you are eating carbs, which is why before people exercise they carb load because it's used as energy then. But remember, that carbs, if you don't use them when you are eating them, what happens? They go to the liver and they are all turned to fat.