Purgatives – Their Proper And Improper Use

Intestinal stasis coming on gradually after the age of 60, says Hurst, can at first be controlled by diet but sooner or later proper purgatives are frequently required. It is also often necessary in intractable cases (to be dispensed with as soon as possible) and in early stages of milder cases where non-medical methods are […]

Colon Health – The Ounce Of Prevention

People under five and thirty should keep sharp eyes on their intestinal mechanism. No study is better re-paid. In the case of young women the element of good looks also enters into consideration because they are casting an anchor to windward against a pallid and unhealthy skin, with its occasional accompaniment of pimples and various […]

Curious Causes Of Intestinal Stasis

It is not very rare, says Hurst, to find people in perfect health who defecate regularly two or three times a day, and others with more greedy colons who do not do so in two or three days, without apparently suffering ill effects. There have been many cases observed in which the bowels acted at […]

Infection Of The Small Intestine From The Colon

The ileo-cecal valve, the organ of defense against infection of the small from the large intestine, stopping the back flow of the latter, has been carefully studied only within recent years and the principal honors in connection with such study belong to Case. Fortunately an impaired valve has not been found to be irremediable. If […]

What Is The Truth About Alcohol

As to the effects of alcohol as a shorten er of life quite a different method was followed by the already cited Medico-Actuarial Mortality Investigation by the forty-three leading life insurance companies than in the investigation already alluded to. The object was to determine the type of lives that are good and those that are […]

Colon Health – Why This Book

To understand this one must have some appreciation of the general character of the great masses of medical books that crowd the shelves of ever-growing medical libraries at home and abroad. Practically all these books are by physicians for physicians and it is almost impossible to find one written down to the comprehension of even […]

Constipation – Agar Or Bran? Which?

The use of agar (a dried seaweed from the East) in constipation was first suggested as late as 1905 by Prof. Adolf Schmidt, of Dresden, Germany. Since then a wide experience has extended its use in every civilized country. A search of the medical literature of the subject fails to find any dissenting opinion against […]

The Real Facts About Good Complexions

“No woman can have a good complexion or be physically at her best in attractiveness who is an habitual sufferer from intestinal stasis. Her complexion will not be good, the odors of her body frequently offensive, while her physical and mental reactions will be sluggish. It is strange that the feminine desire to please should […]

Colon Health Conditions – Spastic Constipation

Spasticity in the sense used here is spasmodic contraction of the large bowel, acute or chronic. Patients suffering from this condition are generally thin, more or less neurotic (nervous) individuals, many being definitely neurasthenic (lack of nerve balance or tone) and a few hypochondriacal (melancholic). There is always a long history of the condition which […]

Vitamin Knowledge Incomplete But Important

What may be called the Vitamin theory as applied to food is based on one of the great discoveries of this century and is as yet far from being completed. The starting point was the study by Takaki, Medical Inspector General of the Japanese Navy, of the prevalence of the disease beriberi in the Japanese […]