UnderYourSkinEver wondered how your skin senses temperature? Do you know all the layers of the skin? Take our quiz & then check your answers below! 1. Thick skin, like the soles of your feet, has an extra layer of skin; what's it called? A) Stratum Spinosum B) Stratum Lucidum C) Stratum Basale D) Stratum Granulosum 2. How does your skin know you're holding that hot cup of coffee? A) Fur B) My eyeballs can see the steam  C) Organs of Ruffini D) Merkel's Disks 3. What muscle causes goosebumps? A) Deltoid B) Masseter C) Arrector Pili D) Sternocleido-mastoid 4.  Is the Stratum Corneum part of the Epidermis, Dermis or Hypodermis?  A) Epidermis B) Dermis C) Hypodermis 5. The epidermis has 5 layers; what is the bottom one called? A) Stratum Lucidum B) Stratum Granulosum C) Stratum Basale D) Stratum Corneum Answers: 1/B, 2/C, 3/C, 4/A, 5/C  
TonsilStones2Do you know what tonsil stones are? Technically, they're called tonsilloliths, and are made up of  bacteria, dead cells, mucus, and other junk that can collect in the grooves of the tonsils. This buildup can happen due to stress, but the most common reason is tonsillitis (inflammation of the tonsils). The tonsils are supposed to trap bacteria and foreign stuff, but when they are inflamed, they are puffier. This puffiness can cause grooves in the tonsils to close up, which means any bacteria or foreign stuff would get trapped, until it's big enough to poke out of the groove. That's when you see them and get grossed out!
INTESTINECOFFEEENEMAOkay. What. Is. A. Coffee Enema?! First of all, you'll need to know what a normal enema is. If you don't know what it is, consider yourself lucky, then click the link above! Basic enemas are a solution of water and sodium phosphate in high enough concentration that water actually leaves tissues near the colon. Water does this because of a law called osmosis. Osmosis is water's way of trying to balance concentrations of liquid. Water likes to go to places with higher concentration so it can dilute them. Now that you know what a regular enema is, it's time for coffee enemas! These bad boys are basically the same idea, but with coffee instead of sodium phosphate. Apparently people use coffee enemas to help detoxify the liver; the idea is to wake up the liver so it creates more glutathione. Glutathione is an antioxidant that your body makes, and one of its jobs is to detoxify! Coffee enemas are becoming quite popular, and some people are even addicted to them. Here's another person who is probably addicted to enemas. Have you ever tried a normal enema, or even a coffee enema? Please comment below, I would love to hear your thoughts!