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October 2008—Ginger (Zingiber officinalis)

Ginger is a spice which is used in cooking, most commonly in Asian cooking, in the form of peeled and sliced portions of the root of the Ginger plant.  The Essiantial Oil used in aromatherapy is steam distilled from unpeeled, … Continue reading

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Major Body Systems

There are 11 major body systems in the human body.  All designed around a common function of the human body. Let’s review them and they are: Circulatory Organs include heart, blood, blood vessels Lymphatic Lymph Lymph nodes, Lymph vessels Digestive … Continue reading

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Digestive System Intestines

The intestines are sectioned into two major portions which are the small intestines and large intestines. The work horse of the intestines is the small intestine where most of the food chyme is absorbed into the body. The small intestine … Continue reading

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Digestive System Stomach

The stomach where food is sent to be converted from bolus bits to chyme. The gastric juices of the stomach break down food stuff into a semisolid mixture called chyme. The stomach muscles run in several different directions and are … Continue reading

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Digestive System Sphincter

You must have heard the word sphincter as you where growing up you may have associated it with a body part that’s not so nice. Well the true definition of a sphincter is a ring shaped muscle able to close … Continue reading

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