Colon hygiene: comprising new and important facts concerning the physiology of the colon and an account of practical and successful methods of combating intestinal inactivity and toxemia

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Good health publishing co., 1915 - Colon (Anatomy) - 9402 pages
 

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Page 262 - ... Liquid Paraffin in the later months of pregnancy is an effective means of avoiding some of the serious dangers attending the parturient state because of sluggish bowel action. Stanolind Liquid Paraffin counteracts to a definite extent an unfortunate dietetic effect on the intestine in this manner; the concentrated diet of our modern civilized life contains so little indigestible material that the residue is apt to form a pasty mass which tends to adhere to the intestinal wall. Stanolind Liquid...
Page 267 - Liquid Paraffin (Medium Heavy) Tasteless — Odorless — Colorless In Treating Hemorrhoids STANOLIND Liquid Paraffin, used regularly, very generally relieves hemorrhoids and fissure, even when of some years' standing. Since these morbid conditions are usually the result of constipation, and are aggravated by straining, Stanolind Liquid Paraffin aids by rendering the intestinal contents less adhesive, by allaying irritation and thus by permitting the diseased tissues to become healed. Where a contraindication...
Page 182 - Autointoxication plays so large a part in the development of diseases of the female genitourinary apparatus, that they may be regarded by the gynecologist as a product of intestinal stasis.
Page 266 - Petrolatum says that laxatives of all sorts increase the spasticity of the intestine, whereas liquid petrolatum lubricates and protects the sensitive surface of the spastic bowel, at the same time softening the intestinal contents so as to permit passage through the bowel without mechanical irritation. NUJOL is especially suitable for all forms of intestinal constipation. It is the achievement of an organization of fifty years' experience in the making of similar products.
Page 265 - When paraffin is used, it may always be seen in the stools, showing a brownish or blackish color, due to the substances which it holds in solution. In a laboratory test made by a competent chemist by request of the writer, it was found that when paraffin oil was shaken with a watery solution of indol, more than half the indol was quickly taken up by the paraffin. The use of...
Page 265 - Paraffin serves another useful protective purpose in hindering the absorption of poisons by mucous surfaces which have been deprived of their epithelium. The normal epithelial covering of the intestines has remarkable filtering powers, by which toxins, especially colloid poisons, are excluded. This filtering power is lost when the surface is denuded.
Page 68 - EATING The taking of food into the stomach is by far the most powerful of all the natural stimulants of the intestine. Very soon after food enters the mouth, peristaltic movements begin in the stomach, and quickly extend the whole length of the food canal. This is the reason for the desire to evacuate the bowels which most people experience soon after eating breakfast. The peristaltic waves set up carry the feces down into the rectum, and this produces the sensation which indicates the necessity...
Page 184 - English physicians — and many hundreds of other English, US, German, and French physicians whose names might be added — it is no longer possible to ignore the importance of alimentary toxemia or autointoxication as a fact in the production of disease. To no other single cause is it possible to attribute one-tenth as many various and widely diverse disorders. It may be said that almost every chronic disease known is directly or indirectly due to the influence of bacterial poisons absorbed from...
Page 178 - Due to Alimentary Toxemia It should be understood that these findings are not mere theories, but are the results of demonstration in actual practice by eminent physicians. Of course it is not claimed that alimentary toxemia is the only cause of all the symptoms and diseases named: Although of many it may be the sole or principal cause, some of them are due to other causes as well.
Page 342 - Chronic constipation or the autointoxication resulting from it may be regarded as a cause of true angina pectoris as well as of pseudo-angina. Arteriosclerosis affecting the vessels of the heart has been clearly shown by Bouchard and other authorities to be one of the common results of chronic constipation, and attacks of angina pectoris often appear among other symptoms of the degenerative changes which have taken place. Years ago Boix of Paris showed that the poisons produced by the colon bacillus...

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