Archive for August, 2008

Aug 24 2008

The Queen Among Herbs Gets a Bad Reputation

Published by under Health,Herbs

Ma Huang  “Ephedra Sinica”The fact that ephedra has received a bad reputation is so wrong and to watch it happen is so frustrating for someone who has worked with herbs for years.   No one seemed to notice that it basically had nothing whatsoever to do with ephedra.   Like all addictive substances, the herb being used was an innocent bystander.   It is not the plants fault that science distorted and abused it causing the side effects of addiction and death.   Everybody is missing the point, which is that all addictive substances were scientifically man created, every one of them.  

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Aug 12 2008

The Influence of the Duodenum on Health

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This is the third article in a five part series devoted to digestion where we have been following a nutritionally poor meal, typical of America, from the mouth to the esophagus to the stomach. We have seen that the food enters the mouth where enzymes are added via sublingual glands. The meal then moves through the esophagus where it is warmed, and then to the stomach where pre-digestion takes place depending on the nutritional value of the meal (does the meal have enzymes to digest protein, fats and carbohydrates).   Then stomach acid and a strong protein digesting enzyme are added to complete the stomachs processing of this meal.   Now we will follow this nutritionally poor meal from the stomach into the duodenum.

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Aug 01 2008

Digestive Enzymes and Pre-Digestion, Why Are They the Key to Good Health?

Published by under Diet,Health

This is the second article in a five part series devoted to digestion where we have been following a nutritionally poor meal, typical of America, from the mouth to the esophagus to the stomach. We have seen that the food enters the mouth where enzymes are added via sublingual glands. The meal then moves through the esophagus where it is warmed, and then to the stomach where pre-digestion takes place.  We will follow this nutritionally poor meal into the stomach.

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