Good (healthy) digestion is a 'silent' process - digestion in some form is taking place while we rest, eat, sleep or work. We generally only become aware of digestion when something goes wrong (eg, if you eat foods that don't agree with your body or drink too much alcohol or say, if you become constipated or have gas). Although the digestive system can withstand a lot of stress (from the foods you eat to emotional stresses), it can only do so for a limited period. Over time, the negative effects will accumulate and create health problems in the long-term. So irrespective of your lifestyle in the past, you can take some positive steps today to rejuvenate and maintain the health of your digestive system.