Autointoxication: Or, Intestinal Toxemia (Google eBook)

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Modern Medicine Publishing Company, 1918 - Auto-intoxication - 366 pages
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Page 36 - Fermentation of carbohydrates takes place normally, both in the lower part of the small intestine and in the colon. Putrefaction of protein, on the other hand, occurs exclusively in the large intestine. The ileo-caecal valve forms a sharp line of demarcation, above which putrefaction of protein never occurs, except under pathological conditions.
Page 80 - Most of the symptoms which clearly result from the effects of intestinal decomposition are displayed by the nervous system. They are of the most varied kind. At one end of the series there is simple headache ; at the other coma, convulsions and collapse.
Page 315 - It is found nowhere else in nature except in the milk of animals. Milk sugar is slowly digested and absorbed. This enables it to reach the lower intestine where it is converted into lactic acid and so prevents the putrefaction to which modern science has traced a great number of the maladies of both infants and adults. It is due to the presence of lactose that milk sours while meat putrefies. Nearly ten years ago I placed in a jar of butter-milk a raw beefsteak to which no antiseptic of any sort...
Page 87 - Kendall found that even most virulent disease-producing bacteria, like the diphtheria bacillus, in the presence of sugar cease to produce toxins. The same is found to be true of the colon bacillus and various other bacteria that grow in the human intestine with one or two comparatively unimportant exceptions. How to get the required amount of carbohydrates into the colon is the problem. Sugar and cooked starch are so quickly digested and so completely absorbed in the small intestine that it is...
Page 248 - ... comprehensive works of AK Sedlmair and E. Voit (71). 5. Influence of Starvation on the Organs of Digestion. Since there is no call upon the digestive organs during starvation their activity is lowered, although not uniformly. 1. The Secretion of Saliva diminishes in acute starvation even when water is taken ad libitum. Thus Succi, on the seventh day of his fast, only produced as much saliva by the movements of his jaws in three hours as under ordinary circumstances is secreted in five minutes.
Page 255 - ... whether omnivorous man, like the herbivora, could with impunity draw his entire supply of protein from the vegetable kingdom alone, is in principle one which is already decided for us through the practice of those people who live exclusively on vegetable foods. Physiological investigation can therefore only supply the evidence that it is indeed true that the vegetablealbuminous substances as they occur in nature are equal in nutritive value to an equivalent quantity of protein of animal origin...
Page 316 - Another notable quality of milk is its richness in vitamines. In this respect also milk is unique and superior to all other foodstuffs. Of ordinary foodstuffs each provides its own sort of vitamines. These remarkable and magic-working substances are, according to Funk, the discoverer, produced only by vegetables. Each plant produces its own sort of vitamines. The vitamines of milk are not produced by the cow, but only collected by her. As she browses about the pasture she selects the various sorts...
Page 76 - So important a symptom is it considered, that it has given rise to the old saying that " a man is as old as his arteries." The capillaries also become choked or blocked and clogged up, as the result of the earthy matter accumulated in the system. These changes taking place in the arteries, greater pressure is thrown upon the veins, which dilate, their coats becoming thinner, and they even become tortuous and varicose. The...
Page 74 - The treatment of a large number of general skin eruptions resolves itself into the scientific treatment of chronic constipation. "It is not the frequency of the evacuation that is of importance but the quantity, that is to say, that the contents of the large bowel are systematically completely removed, and that there is not an ever-increasing residue left behind. In other words, it is necessary to be sure that the patient is not passing today what he ought to have gotten rid of a week, or perhaps...
Page 317 - ... produced by the cow, but only collected by her. As she browses about the pasture she selects the various sorts of grasses, twigs, leaves, and stems that suit her needs, and with them gathers a fine assortment of cell-stimulating, life-saving vitamines, which are borne by the glistening streams that" pour from her udder and impart to this wonderful foodstuff a potency as a bodybuilding agent possessed by no other known substance. It should be mentioned right here, however, that these remarks are...

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