The Juices of Digestion

When food reaches the small intestine and has been reduced by the action of chewing and digestion, it becomes "chyme". Chyme entering into the duodenum from the stomach is very acidic and contains a concentration of hydrochloric acid and enzymes which are required to further reduce the larger molecules so that absorption becomes easier and…

Marfan Syndrome – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Methods

The Marfan syndrome is a connective tissue disorder. It can affect the heart, blood vessels, lungs, eyes, bones and ligaments. The disease is fully penetrant with marked interfamilial and intrafamilial variability. The disease may also affect numerous other structures and organs- including the lungs, eyes, heart, blood vessels, dural sac surrounding the spinal cord, and…

Colon Cleansing and Disease Prevention

Colon cancer has become the deadliest cancer in the United States. This is an especially striking phenomenon because proper colon health is something we can all practice and is neither expensive or time consuming. These are some of the most common diseases of the colon. Diseases of the colon include colitis, colon cancer, constipation, diverticulosis…

Menstruation Disorders – Dysmenorrhea – Blood Deficiency Tonic Herbs in a TCM Perspective

All women experience an irregular period sometimes during their child bearing years, before menopause. While Western medication has never viewed irregular menstruation as a problem of the women's reproductive system, traditional Chinese medicine looks at this problem seriously that if untreated it will disharmonize the women's ecosystem, leading to nervous tension and other health problems,…

Leading Cause of Death in US

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, killing one person every 34 seconds. The term heart disease encompasses more than just one condition. It encompasses eight different conditions affecting the heart, all of which can be fatal. Those eight conditions are coronary heart disease, cardiomyopathy, cardiovascular disease, ischaemic heart disease,…

Gall Stones Treatment

The effectiveness of homeopathy in the treatment of gall bladder stones has been well proven. The Central Council for Research in Homeopathy, carried out a clinical trial and research on patients suffering from gall bladder stones. Dr. C. Nayak, the director of the Central Council for Research in Homeopathy stated, that 262 patients out of…

Food Allergies Or Food Poisoning?

Many of the symptoms caused by allergies are also similar to food poisoning. This is especially true of stomach upset, diarrhea, and unpleasant side-effects along those lines (see gluten allergy symptoms for some specific examples). With the possibility of having identical symptoms, how do you know if you really have allergies, or if you are…

Acid Rebound, Acid Reflux And Your Health

If you are like many of us today, heartburn or acid indigestion is a recurring problem. And for most of us the tried-and-true remedies are great products like Tums or Rolaids. But there is a possible problem for those of us who use these calcium carbonate containing antacids. I'm referring to the phenomenon called acid…

Natural Home Remedies for Indigestion

The process of Digestion: A clear understanding of the digestive processes that go on in the human body is vital to the understanding of the disorders from which digestion suffers. The major disorder is week digestion, dyspepsia or slackness of digestive processes, which are known, in indigenous medicine as being caused by what is called…

Liver Cancer – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Your liver is the largest organ inside your body. It filters harmful substances from the blood, digests fats from food and stores the sugar that your body uses for energy. Primary liver cancer starts in the liver. Metastatic liver cancer starts somewhere else and spreads to your liver. What are the symptoms of liver cancer?…

Treating Gastritis Naturally With a Two Fold Approach

Treating gastritis naturally may prevent you getting it again. Natural treatment of any ailment is more about finding the cause and addressing that, than it is about masking the symptoms, the effect. Gastritis is the inflammation of the lining of your stomach. It can be caused by almost any factors, but typical reasons for acute…