DID YOU KNOW:
The heart pushes more than 3,000 gallons of blood through 60,000 miles of blood vessels throughout the body every day.
The average weight of an adult human heart is 310 grams or about 11 ounces. It's about the size of your closed fist and beats an average of 100,000 times per day.
The most common blood type is O+. About 38% of the population has this type.
The least common blood type is AB. Only about 3% has this type.
The body's skeletal system is made up of 206 bones.
The foot is a biomechanical marvel made up of 26 bones, 58 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 intrinsic muscles, 13 extrinsic muscles all working together in concert to provide balance, stability, and locomotion.
The brain is about 60% fat and the covering on the nerves are about 75%.
The bad Trans fats have a half-life of 51 days.
The drug Fosamax is only one molecule difference than the detergent Cascade.
1,000 capsules of Tylenol in a lifetime doubles the risk of end stage renal disease. (New England Journal of Medicine, 1994)
The average time for a whiplash-injured patient to achieve maximum improvement is 7 months 1 week. (Spine, 1994)
93% of patients with chronic whiplash pain who have failed medical and physical therapy care improve with chiropractic adjustments. (Injury, 1996)
Taking the correct drug for the correct diagnoses in the correct dose will kill about 106,000 Americans per year, making it the 4th most common cause of death in the US. (Journal of the American Medical Association, 1998)
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for rheumatoid and/or osteoarthritis conservatively cause 16,500 Americans to bleed to death each year, making that the 15th most common cause of death in the US. (New England Journal of Medicine, 1999)
Glutamate and aspartame can cause chronic pain sensitization, and removing them from the diet for 4 consecutive months can eliminate all chronic pain symptoms. (Annals of Pharmacotherapy, 2002)
Chiropractic spinal adjusting has been shown to be better than 5 times more effective than the NSAIDs pain drugs Celebrex and Vioxx in the treatment of chronic neck and low back pain. (Spine, 2003)
In patients suffering from chronic pain subsequent to degenerative spinal disease, 59% can eliminate the need for pain drugs by consuming adequate levels of omega-3 essential fatty acids. (Surgical Neurology, 2006)
Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to significantly lower blood pressure. (Journal of Human Hypertension, 2007)
The estimated incidence of chronic pain from whiplash trauma is 15-40%. (Jour of the Am Academy of Ortho Surg, 2007)
Meniere’s Disease has been linked to a disorder of the upper cervical spine facet joints. (International Tinnitus Jour, 2007)
Supplementing with vitamin D3 has the potential to reduce cancer deaths in America by 75%. (Ann of Epidemiology, 2009)
Potentially, the largest exposure of Americans to the neurotoxin mercury is through the consumption of products containing High Fructose Corn Syrup. (Environmental Health, 2009)
Those who consumed the highest amounts of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory pain drugs increased their risk of dementia, including Alzheimer’s dementia, by 66%. (Neurology, 2009)
The newest estimate for the incidence of autism is 1 in 91 US children. (Pediatrics, 2009)