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 […]

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 […]