CONSTIPATION

*Read before the Washington State Homoeopathic Medical Society May 10, 1912; heretofore unpublished. C.P. BRYANT, M.D.   According to that homoeopathic patriarch. Constantine Hearing, constipation is paradoxically the healthiest disease that a person can have. “Everybody,” he says, “many congratulate himself if he have no worse disease than this. Experience shows that individuals of costive … Read more

PREVENTION OF CONSTIPATION

Frank Stabler   Almost every breast-fed baby causes concern during its first few months of existence on account of “constipation” – that is, infrequent bowel motions. The absence of residue in its diet and the frequency of slight underfeeding lead the child to empty its bowel at widely spaced intervals. When I am told that … Read more

CONSTIPATION

Ellis Barker J   THE bane of modern life is constipation. Huge fortunes are made by the production of laxatives and purgatives, and the vendors advertise them as “perfectly innocuous”, selling them in the form of chocolates or in some other attractive form and proclaiming that these laxatives are not “habit creating”. Of course this … Read more

INSANITY, BRAIN DISEASE AND CONSTIPATION

Ellis Barker J   THE treatment of insanity and brain disease is always been pitiful. In the olden days, the insane were chained to the wall, were beaten and whipped by their attendants, and were exhibited to the curious who visited madhouses for entertainment as they now visit menageries and circuses. More than a century … Read more

SALT AND CONSTIPATION

Layman   DEAR SIR, Salt having been much mentioned in your admirable Journal of late, I would like to contribute the following. Experience has shown me that a large amount of constipation is due to dryness of the bowel. For this the biochemic system of medicine advocates Natrum muriaticum 3x, three to five pills three … Read more

THOUGHTS ABOUT CONSTIPATION

By DR. C. P. EMERSON. (from “Essentials of Medicine”).   SOME very constipated persons are quite unconscious of the fact that their colon contains masses of very hard, dry stools, which cling to its walls. These set up an irritation there which causes a diarrhoea of liquid stools past these scybalous masses. These stools often … Read more

HOW TO CURE CONSTIPATION BY DIET

  BY Ellis Barker J. CONSTIPATION and civilization go hand in hand. In fact it may be said that constipation is a disease of civilization and it is an exceedingly serious disease, for chronic constipation leads to self-poisoning, leads to the fouling of the blood stream and thereby causes innumerable diseases, and aggravates every disease known … Read more

CONSTIPATION AND CANCER

BY SIR W. ARBUTHNOT LANE, BART., C.B. (President of the New Health Society)   THE profession is only just beginning to realize the enormous part played by the defective functioning of gastro-intestinal tract, the consequent fouling of the food supply, and the poisoning and deterioration of the tissues by septic material absorbed from the intestine. … Read more

HOW CHRONIC CONSTIPATION INJURES WOMEN

  By SIR W. ARBUTHNOT LANE, Bart., C.B., President of the New Health Society. (By kind permission of the Royal Society of Medicine).   PERHAPS the most conspicuous result of chronic constipation is the removal of fat. This brings about not only an appearance of premature senility, but also a series of changes of infinite importance … Read more