The Role of the Small Intestine in Digestion

The small intestine is the grand central of the digestive system. Most of the real digestive process happens here. Most of the protein, fat and carbohydrate breakdown happens within the small intestine. Most of the nutrient absorption also happens here. It is roughly 22 feet long, muscular tube that sits between the stomach and the…

Does Yeast Really Make You Sick?

With all of the talk about yeast-free, candida and anti-candida diets, all essentially the same thing, I began to think to myself does yeast really make you sick? Well to answer this question we first have to take a look at what we are dealing with here. Yeasts are microorganisms of which there are over…

Menstruation Disorders – Dysmenorrhea – Symptoms of Imbalance of Liver in TCM Perspective

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

Sinus Polyps – Are These Growths Dangerous?

First of all, sinus polyps (sometimes called sinus cysts) are not cancerous growths. In fact, they have nothing to do with sinus cancer. Nasal polyps are teardrop-shaped growths or swollen tissue that appear on the mucous membrane covering the surface of nasal passages and sinuses. Depending on their size and location, these growths may go…

Oyster Can Give You Hepatitis A

From 1983 to 1989, the incidence of hepatitis A in the United States reached 58 percent. Some 35,800 cases were reported in the latter year. Many were foodborne-related outbreaks that occurred in Alaska, Florida, North Carolina, and Washington. The contaminants included, among others, an ice-slush beverage purchased from a convenience store and iced tea prepared…

Applications of Calculus

Calculus is a branch of mathematics with applications in just about all areas of science, including physics, chemistry, biology, sociology and economics. Calculus was invented in the 17th century independently by two of the greatest mathematicians who ever lived, the English physicist and mathematician Sir Isaac Newton and the German mathematician Gottfried Leibniz. Calculus allows…

How to Get Rid of Vomit Smells

Vomiting is one of the ways your gastrointestinal system gets rid of the “bad stuff.” Normally, it is a short-lived symptom; but the consequences of vomit should be quite apparent to even the most feeble minded. When you have children, pets, and/or a significant other that suffers from bouts of vertigo/morning sickness, vomit is an…

Stomach Flu Symptoms or Food Poisoning?

Stomach flu symptoms and signs of food poisoning can be almost indistinguishable. Infectious diarrhea can be caused by a virus or by bacteria. Regardless of the classification of the pathogen causing the acute gastroenteritis the results will be very much the same. You will feel pretty sick, will likely have a fever and also experience…

Aloe Vera is the Solution to Mouth Ulcers

One of the side effects of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis is mouth ulcers. Common mouth ulcers are Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis (RAS) and Recurrent Intra-oral Herpes (RIH). The reason why these extra-intestinal symptoms occur is not clearly known. However, they coincide with flare ups of the disease. There are many…