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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hardening Of The Arteries And Blood Pressure

Thickening of the innermost of the three coats of a blood vessel (sclerosis) in which both the elastic and connective tissue elements are concerned, in Osler’s opinion, is perhaps the most constant feature in all types of arterio-sclerosis (a fibrous overgrowth associated with degenerative changes in the middle coat, causing thickening of the arterial wall […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Art Of Long Life

Health is that state of mind in which the body is not consciously present to us; the state in which work is easy and duty not too great a trial; the state in which it is a joy to see, to think, to feel, to be.—Sir Andrew Clark. Only by prolonged and arduous efforts has […]

Interesting Facts About Food

There are many  unhackneyed facts on the subject of diet, some of which are assembled in this chapter. If a weak, half per cent solution of boiled starch is taken into the mouth and kept there for but 20 seconds and then expelled into a test tube, it will be found that the starch has […]

Mysteries Of The Intestine

Hurst is of the opinion that unfortunately it is not possible to make a diagnosis of intestinal stasis (constipation) from symptoms alone. The worst case he has ever seen of intestinal toxemia (poisoning), with the classical symptoms of extreme emaciation, extensive pigmentation, evil-smelling sweat and cold extremities, was not due to chronic intestinal stasis but […]