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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]