why doesn't our stomach "like" our own blood? - page 2

by brownbook 6,962 Views | 10 Comments

Maybe the stupidest question? But for GI bleeders, or even just tonsillectomies or wisdom teeth removal, etc., why can't, or doesn't, our stomach just digest blood like any other "food." Why does it almost always get thrown... Read More

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    Quote from brownbook
    But I still don't understand what "chemical" is in blood that is so irritating to our GI system?

    Sorry, still confused.
    We lack the enzyme needed to digest our own blood. From a survivalist perspective, probably a good thing, no?