Colon Health – Startling Theories Of Self-Poisoning

The word auto-intoxication has come to mean in late popular sense a self-poisoning or infection of the body from a disease focus within the large intestine arising in putrefying material. As a matter of fact the word is wrongly used as it really applies to any secondary infection, whatever the primary source within the body. […]

Intelligent Use Of The Enema

There is no dictum in medical literature more common than the advice that the enema is a device that should be resorted to as a temporary expedient only, and that the same rule applies to the use of any laxative medicine. This is believed by some excellent authorities to be ill-considered advice as to enemas, […]

Digestion In The Stomach

In a famous book in its day, “History of a Mouthful of Bread,” by Jean Mace, republished in this country from the eighth French edition (1868), the author observes: “If your body were made of glass and you could watch your intestine at work, it would appear to you like a very long and large […]

Story The Urine Tells

Normal urine is slightly acid, froths when shaken but the foam soon disappears when at rest The normal quantity is 40 to 50 ounces in 24 hours. On standing, a cloud of mucus is deposited, derived from the surface lining of the bladder and urinary passages. The specific gravity is in proportion to its concentration. […]

Abdominal Excercises A Requirement

Weak abdominal muscles are practically always associated with intestinal stasis. The reason is plain, as has been elsewhere several times pointed out. Many people do not realize that they have them, and as to developing a good hard set of them, not one person in a thousand ever gives the matter any attention. In combating […]

Putrefaction In The Colon

The microscopic organisms commonly called bacteria are also known in the popular mind as germs, microbes, micro-organisms, bacilli, and micro-cocci, while a New York magazine recently called them bugs. In the middle of the 19th century they were known only to a few experts and were looked upon as curiosities of the micro-scope, chiefly interesting […]

Indications Of Urine Going Wrong

When the physiological mechanism is working perfectly, says Porter, the urine is free from indican (a substance formed from indol, which has its source in intestinal protein putrefaction) . If the urine is free from indican there is no putrefaction in the intestine? If there is over production of uric acid (a reddish yellow crystal-line […]

The Coated Tongue – Its Cause And Meaning

The coated tongue is due to the blood being charged with toxins. The tongue’s resistance and that of other fluids is thus lowered, the saliva loses its power to stop the growth of micro-organisms and the mouth becomes an incubating chamber in which molds and bacteria of various sorts grow luxuriantly. In this condition the […]

Surprising Theories Of Water Drinking

Any large loss of fluid to the body, as by sweating, diarrhea, hemorrhage, gives rise to an intense thirst that has its natural reaction in increased intake of water by the mouth. On the other hand, the property possessed by the alimentary canal of absorbing water and weak saline fluids contained in its interior is […]

Coarse Food And The Colon

The following instructive table by Rubner, professor of Physiology, Berlin University, shows results obtained from equal weights of different foods. In grams Weight Weight Percentage of of dried of ingested feces feces food Nitrogen Bread from fine flour…. 132.7 24.8 4.03 2.17 Bread from coarse flour.. 252.8 40.8 6.66 324 Brown Bread 317.8 75.79 1223 […]