The Greatest Menace Of All

Field says he is continually surprised at the mistake people make as to the completeness of defecation. This error is frequently practiced regularly by persons who are very particular as to personal cleanliness in all other matters. It is almost a regular experience to find in cases of stasis located in the lower end of […]

Drinking Water

The foregoing deductions of Hawk are apparently opposed to ordinary human experience, but are not for that reason to be rejected. Hawk, it seems, was not satisfied, for he continued his experiments and published them in 1919. In quoting his later conclusions the reader will note that his phrase “flushed out of the system” can […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 Lazy Colon

In a late book that has attracted much attention a famous surgeon lays great stress on the fact that failure of the nearly twenty-eight feet of small and large human intestine to function properly is the primary cause not only of much ill health but of a very considerable number of organic diseases (dealt with […]

Overlooked Facts In Water Drinking

Important facts in water drinking are overlooked in the foregoing somewhat contradictory observations. Thus Starling says there is relatively nearly as much moisture at the lower end of the long small intestine as there is at the upper. Hawk says that soon after copious water drinking the water can be demonstrated far down in the […]

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 […]

Colon Health – Is Sugar of Milk The Long Sought Remedy?

What bids to be a true and long sought corrective for both uncomplicated, acute and chronic constipation is a result of very recent studies on the reactions of lactose (sugar of milk) and dextrine to conditions in the intestinal tract. The subject is important enough to require a historical review. After much wandering in the […]