Salivary glands

Saliva a Key Predictor for Oral Cancer

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Reports on a study funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health suggesting that RNA patterns in saliva may be informative of other cancers and common diseases. Isolation of the presence of fo...

The Nutrition Maze Part III - Brain Involvement

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The article discusses the role of the brain during good digestion. Optimum digestive energy is present during the reduction of restorative and physical energies. During this condition, it allows ...

Clinical Nutrition: The salivary glands

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The salivary glands are derivatives of the cranial portion of the embryonic foregut, and thus are intimately associated with the physiology of digestion. They are commonly associated with carbohydrate digestion because it is well known the parotid glands secrete salivary amylase. But, there is much more to them than that.

Subluxation-Based Nutrition: Mucuous membranes of the head and neck; Part Three; The Salivary Glands

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Subluxation-Based Nutrition: Mucuous membranes of the head and neck; Part Three; The Salivary Glands

Only mammals have salivary glands since they are the only animals that chew their food. Unfortunately, these glands are often overlooked on physical examination and during our diagnostic deliberations. Yet, as part of the digestive system, they perform some incredibly important functions without which other body functions suffer greatly and subsequently receive our attention.

Saliva Hormone Testing

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Discusses the advantages and disadvantages of saliva hormone testing as it compares with serum in the U.S. Discussion on one of the most perplexing issues surrounding salivary hormone testing; A...

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