Digesting It All! The digestive system, or gastrointestinal (GI) tract, is a very complex machine requiring many different organs to work together in concert. The ultimate job of the GI tract is to absorb or admit the nutrients necessary to keep the body healthy, while



It Takes a Lot of Gall The Impudence of the Lowly Gallbladder The word "gall" may be derived from "ghel" meaning golden yellow, which is the color of bile held in the gallbladder. "Gall" is synonymous with emotional words such as: bitter, angry, choleric, impudent,



Chronic Inflammation The Silent Enemy Burning Within Anyone who has cut, sprained or burned themselves has experienced pain, heat, redness and swelling—the sure signs of acute inflammation, or what the ancient Greeks described as “the internal fire.” In the aftermath of an injury, the body



"Weighing" In On Hormones Everything we read these days warns us that Americans are overweight. According to statistics published by the National Institutes of Health, roughly 55 percent—more than half of the United States' population—is overweight, or even obese. This problem is considered an epidemic;

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