Contrary to popular belief, some people can keep their eyes open when they sneeze! Also, green is the rarest eye color to have. About that Trick Knee… some of you have a trick knee (or shoulder) that can predict weather. Basically, you can tell when bad weather or a storm is coming with one of your bum joints. As the barometric or atmospheric pressure drops (before a storm), tissues in joints expand a little bit, and your knee or shoulder may feel it and alert you by experiencing pain. Researchers at Tufts University found that, for every 10-degree reduction in temperature, a small spike in osteoarthritic knee pain occurred.
Some nutritionists still recommend spinach for people who have iron-deficiency anemia due to the iron content. Even Popeye made it famous for building up muscles. But the fact is that the iron content isn’t as high as you were told.
It was mistakenly reported as 35 grams instead of 3.5 grams per serving, due to a printing error where the decimal point got moved. The chemist made a mistake in 1870 and it’s still being perpetuated as you can see in this graphic which I downloaded. It says… “treats anemia” but again, the iron content in spinach isn’t as high as everyone assumes 😂 …speaking of …
Pushing out waste in the wee hours of the morning doesn’t happen because we have sophisticated neurons in our gut that follow our 24 hour circadian rhythm. The bladder, however, is only so big, and you might not be able to hold urine for 6 hours while you’re sleeping.
Also termed eructation, this is just your body expelling gas through your mouth. Most people burp between 8 and 20 times a day. It’s not objectionable to burp out loud after eating a meal in certain parts of China, India and a small island in the Middle East.
The loudest burp ever recorded is under debate. There is a bit of a battle going on between the Guinness record holder Paul Hunn from the U.K. (109.9 decibels) and Neville Sharp who unofficially registered his belch at 110.6 decibels. And then Hunn unofficially beat that. These are posted on YouTube. Burps from these guys rank louder than the roar of a motorcycle or chainsaw! Eeew.
By the way, if your body expels gas from the bottom end, the polite term is flatulence. The body has to get rid of gas from one end or another!
The color grey is a neutral tone between black and white and it really just appears due to the absence of color in the hair shaft. While it’s not a hard-fast rule, blondes have more hair on their heads than redheads, however each hair shaft is thinner in diameter. Redheads on the other hand, tend to have thicker hair shafts and less hair. Hair also grows faster when you sleep.
About Your Tongue.
Like that unique fingerprint, you also have your own tongue print. The average tongue has thousands of taste buds. Do you have cracks in your tongue, or are the edges of it scalloped? Your Tongue Tells A Story and you can learn more about what your tongue says about your health by CLICKING HERE.
According to a survey, the most desirable scents include the aroma of vanilla or cinnamon as well as crayons and cookies. A reduced ability to identify scents may predict death within 5 years. Your sense of smell is based upon a cranial nerve, and it can play tricks on you. Phantosmia is the term for olfactory hallucinations where you think you smell an odor, but it isn’t there. It’s not real. For example, you keep smelling something burnt, rotten or sharp, but no one else smells it. Phantosmia is very common in people taking opiates or benzodiazepines, or while recovering in the withdrawal period, which could last for a couple of years. Phantosmia can definitely go away for many people.
About You Glowing in the Dark.
Well, sort of! It’s called bioluminescence and it’s actually a side effect from biochemical reactions in the body. The light energy around your body is so incredibly subtle that the human eye can’t capture it, however strong cameras can. It’s called your aura.
All living beings produce some light (an aura) as part of a chemical reaction inside their cells, but again it’s not visible to the human eye unless you are one of those special people who can see auras. The light is approximately one thousand times weaker than the human eye can perceive. During a 24-hour cycle, the light emitted from the human body is brightest in late afternoon and dimmest at night. The brightest light is emitted from your cheeks, forehead and neck.
About Your Ticker.
A human heart will beat about 2.5 billion times in an average lifetime. By the way, a football weighs just slightly more than your heart.
You have 45 miles of nerve fibers in your body and some impulses travel at 325 miles per hour. Your nerves will always move faster than your physical body.
An hour and a half of sweating can temporarily shrink the brain as much as 1 year of aging does. A brain doesn’t completely mature until about the age of 25 when it reaches full maturity. Tell that to your teen during the next irrational debate! Every single minute, about 800 – 1,000 milliliters of blood flows through the brain. This is enough to fill an entire bottle of wine or a liter-bottle of soda pop.
The two sides of your brain do not necessarily have to talk to each other (ie communicate). If you have an injury on one side or an injury that ‘separates’ the two brain hemispheres, you would likely still able to function relatively normally.
It is a myth that forgetting stuff is an inevitable part of getting older. Years ago, the brain was thought to be hard-wired, however, neurologists have developed computer programs that can slow down and even reverse memory loss by 10 years. There are also supplements that help support brain functions such as DHA (a special type of fish oil for the brain) and also my Memory Script, which is loaded with nootropics like Lion’s Mane.
It lowers cortisol which is a stress hormone known to inflame the body. So kissing is a natural anti-inflammatory! And while I wouldn’t call it romantic, it’s still interesting… the longest kiss on record goes to a Thai couple who locked lips for a whopping 58 hours and 35 minutes! Now if you consider that getting to First Base, this actually transfers about 80 million germs from one partner to another (Journal Microbiome) from one ten second French kiss, well… all I can say after 58 hours is yuck!
This instant amnesia occasionally happens after mind-blowing sex, and luckily it’s temporary. Neurologists remain baffled because no other symptoms occur, and people can lose their immediate memories. It’s clinically termed “Transient Global Amnesia” and it can also occur after strenuous activity like vigorously exercising, getting into very hot water or a brain injury. Glutamate release may have something to do with this as well, which says to me that GABA-inducing herbs (lavender, chamomile) might be useful.
Every single day, you walk about 10,000 steps. About one quarter of all your bones are in your feet! Do you know why they’re so ticklish? Because there are 8,000 nerves in your feet. Contrary to popular belief, a study was done to prove that men with big feet may not necessarily also have big… nevermind!
Suzy Cohen, has been a licensed pharmacist for over 30 years and believes the best approach to chronic illness is a combination of natural medicine and conventional. She founded her own dietary supplement company specializing in custom-formulas, some of which have patents. With a special focus on functional medicine, thyroid health and drug nutrient depletion, Suzy is the author of several related books including Thyroid Healthy, Drug Muggers, Diabetes Without Drugs, and a nationally syndicated column.