The condition of a person's digestive system can significantly affect their overall health. Although many health professionals agree that to be truly healthy, a person needs a healthy digestive system, many people do not emphasize the health of this area. If there is a problem with the digestive system, the body might not be able to absorb enough nutrients out of foods, which can cause the person to suffer from a number of different problems. Around 60-70% of our body’s immune system stems from the digestive system. A healthy digestive system is therefore vital for our general well being.