Thursday, 30 May 2013

No Benefit in Sharply Restricting Salt


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We have been hearing from doctors about harmful effects of salt on our body, We are told that animals and birds do not eat salt. Early man or the tribals living in jungles do not get sodium chloride. They can live with the minerals from their normal veg or non veg fuid. So salt need not be an issential ingradient of the food. But we all know how tasteless it becomes without salt.
Here is a lengthy report, presumably by some competent expert, exploding the myth of bad effects of salt. In short it says that consuming too little salt is also bad. However, there are some conflicting openions in this report. Perhaps one need not be too strict about limiting salt consumption to less than 1500 mg per day and can have some more. If his BP is not increasing with it he can take even more. So ban some people put on pickles and Papad may be relaxed.

No Benefit in Sharply Restricting Salt, Panel Finds


In a report that undercuts years of public health warnings, a prestigious group convened by the government says there is no good reason based on health outcomes for many Americans to drive their sodium consumption down to the very low levels recommended in national dietary guidelines.
Those levels, 1,500 milligrams of sodium a day, or a little more than half a teaspoon of salt, were supposed to prevent heart attacks and strokes in people at risk, including anyone older than 50, blacks and people with high blood pressure, diabetes or chronic kidney disease ; a group that makes up more than half of the American population.
Some influential organizations, including the American Heart Association, have said everyone, not just those at risk, should aim for that very low sodium level. The heart association reaffirmed that position in an interview on Monday, even in light of the new report.
But the new expert committee, commissioned by the Institute of Medicine at the behest of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said there was no rationale for anyone to aim for sodium levels below 2,300 milligrams a day. The group examined new evidence that had emerged since the last such report was issued, in 2005.
As you go below the 2,300 mark, there is an absence of data in terms of benefit and there begin to be suggestions in subgroup populations about potential harms, said Dr. Brian L. Strom, chairman of the committee and a professor of public health at the University of Pennsylvania. He explained that the possible harms included increased rates of heart attacks and an increased risk of death.
The committee was not asked to specify an optimal amount of sodium and did not make any recommendations about how much people should consume. Dr. Strom said people should not eat too much salt, but he also said that the data on the health effects of sodium were too inconsistent for the committee to say what the upper limit of sodium consumption should be.
Until about 2006, almost all studies on salt and health outcomes relied on the well-known fact that blood pressure can drop slightly when people eat less salt. From that, and from other studies linking blood pressure to risks of heart attacks and strokes, researchers created models showing how many lives could be saved if people ate less salt.
The United States dietary guidelines, based on the 2005 Institute of Medicine report, recommend that the general population aim for sodium levels of 1,500 to 2,300 milligrams a day because those levels will not raise blood pressure. The average sodium consumption in the United States, and around the world, is about 3,400 milligrams a day, according to the Institute of Medicine  an amount that has not changed in decades.
But more recently, researchers began looking at the actual consequences of various levels of salt consumption, as found in rates of heart attacks, strokes and death, not just blood pressure readings. Some of what they found was troubling.
One 2008 study the committee examined, for example, randomly assigned 232 Italian patients with aggressively treated moderate to severe congestive heart failure to consume either 2,760 or 1,840 milligrams of sodium a day, but otherwise to consume the same diet. Those consuming the lower level of sodium had more than three times the number of hospital readmissions  30 as compared with 9 in the higher-salt group  and a more than twice as many deaths  15 as compared with 6 in the higher-salt group.
Another study, published in 2011, followed 28,800 subjects with high blood pressure aged 55 and older for 4.7 years and analyzed their sodium consumption by urinalysis. The researchers reported that the risks of heart attacks, strokes, congestive heart failure and death from heart disease increased significantly for those consuming more than 7,000 milligrams of sodium a day and for those consuming less than 3,000 milligrams of sodium a day.
There are physiological consequences of consuming little sodium, said Dr. Michael H. Alderman, a dietary sodium expert at Albert Einstein College of Medicine who was not a member of the committee. As sodium levels plunge, triglyceride levels increase, insulin resistance increases, and the activity of the sympathetic nervous system increases. Each of these factors can increase the risk of heart disease.
"Those are all bad things," Dr. Alderman said. "A health effect can’t be predicted by looking at one physiological consequence. There has to be a net effect."
Medical and public health experts responded to the new assessment of the evidence with elation or concern, depending on where they stand in the salt debates.
"What they have done is earth-shattering," Dr. Alderman said. "They have changed the paradigm of this issue. Until now it was all about blood pressure. Now they say it is more complicated."The report, he predicted, "will have a big impact."
But Bonnie Liebman, director of nutrition at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, an advocacy group that has taken a strong position against excessive salt consumption, worried that the public would get the wrong message.
"It would be a shame if this report convinced people that salt doesn’t matter," Ms. Liebman said.
The American Heart Association agrees with her. Dr. Elliott Antman, a spokesman for the American Heart Association and a professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital said the association remained concerned about the large amount of sodium in processed foods, which makes it almost impossible for most Americans to cut back. People should aim for 1,500 milligrams of sodium a day, he said.
"The American Heart Association is not changing its position," Dr. Antman said. The association rejects the Institute of Medicine’s conclusions because the studies on which they were based had methodological flaws, he said. The heart association’s advice to consume 1,500 milligrams of sodium a day, he added, is based on epidemiological data and studies that assessed the effects of sodium consumption on blood pressure.
The Institute of Medicine committee said it was well aware of flaws in many of the studies of sodium, especially ones that the previous Institute of Medicine committee relied on for its 2005 recommendations. Much of that earlier research, committee members said, looked for correlations between what people ate and their health. But people with different diets can differ in many ways that are hard to account for , for example, the amount of exercise they get. And relying on people’s recall of how much salt they consumed can be unreliable.
Even the ways previous studies defined high and low sodium consumption varied widely.
"In one study it was high if it hit 2,700 milligrams a day. In another study it was high if it hit 10,000 milligrams a day," said Cheryl A.M. Anderson, a committee member who is an associate professor of family and preventive medicine at the University of California, San Diego.
The committee said it found more recent studies, published since 2005 that were more careful and rigorous. Much of the new research found adverse effects on the lower end of the sodium scale and none showed a benefit from consuming very little salt.
Although the advice to restrict sodium to 1,500 milligrams a day has been enshrined in dietary guidelines, it never came from research on health outcomes, Dr. Strom said. Instead, it is the lowest sodium consumption can go if a person eats enough food to get sufficient calories and nutrients to live on. As for the 2,300-milligram level, that was the highest sodium levels could go before blood pressure began inching up.
In its 2005 report, the Institute of Medicine’s committee said that sodium consumption between 1,500 and 2,300 milligrams a day would not raise blood pressure.
That range, Dr. Strom said,"was taken by other groups and set in stone." Those other groups included the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services, which formulated dietary guidelines in 2005.
But those dietary guidelines will soon be revised, with new recommendations to be issued in 2015.

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Health Benefits of Ginger


Ginger or Adrak (अदरक) in Hindi and Aale (आले) in Marathi is a common food ingredient  in India and other Asian countries. We often find it in Chinese food also. It is known to help digestion and having wide spectrum anti biotic effects. This root is used in preparation of many dishes to add taste as well as to health. It is commonly mied with tea  (अद्रकवाली चाय) and is supposed to cure common cold and cough. It is preserved as Soonth (सूँठ, सुंठ) in dried form and used in various ways, from making potions (काढा) to applying (लेप) on bruises on the skin. It appears that their are some other benefits also.

10 Health Benefits of Ginger

1. Ovarian cancer treatment
2. Colon cancer prevention
3. Morning sickness relief
4. Motion sickness remedy
5. Reduces pain and inflammation
6. Heartburn relief
7. Prevention of diabetic nephropathy
8. Migraine relief
9. Menstrual cramp relief
10. Cold and flu prevention

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Understand Hypertension / High Blood Pressure

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Hyper tension or high BP is now a fairly common ailment, especially among senior executives and citizen. This article recounts the points which are now well known.

Understand Hypertension / High Blood Pressure

Celeste Robb-Nicholson, M.D.

A silent condition like high blood pressure is sneaky. It generally doesn't cause any outward signs or symptoms, and yet it relentlessly causes problems in the arteries, heart, kidneys, and elsewhere.
High blood pressure,  also known as hypertension,  isn't a disease. It is a sign that something is wrong in the body.
In some people with hypertension, the culprit is a narrowing of the arteries supplying the kidneys (renal artery stenosis), or an overactive thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism) or adrenal glands (aldosteronism).
If these are treated, blood pressure drops back to normal - Most of the time, though, no immediate cause can be identified. Doctors call this essential hypertension.

Effects On Health

High blood pressure imposes an up-front burden in people who know they have it and who are working to control it. It adds to worries about health. It alters what you eat and how active you are, since a low-salt diet and exercise are important ways to help keep blood pressure in check.
High blood pressure often requires you to take one or more pills a day, which can be a costly hassle.
There are long-term consequences, too. High blood pressure contributes to the development of stroke, heart attack, heart failure, and kidney disease. In the United States, it directly accounts for about 60,000 deaths a year and contributes to another 300,000.
Then there are hidden burdens. Perhaps because of all the ways hypertension interferes with health, the average life span for people with it is five years shorter than it is for those with normal blood pressure. A team of Spanish researchers has tallied up another hidden drain of high blood pressure,  its effect on survival and rehospitalization after someone is admitted to the hospital for a heart problem.
The researchers looked at 1,007 men and women admitted to the hospital over a 10-month period for any potentially heart-related problem. These ranged from chest pain and fainting to heart attack, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, and pericarditis. In this group, 69% had been diagnosed with high blood pressure before being admitted to the hospital.
Each person was followed for one year. At the end of that time, 17% of those with high blood pressure had died, compared with 9% of those with normal blood pressure. Rehospitalization for a cardiac problem followed the same pattern: 31% of those with high blood pressure were rehospitalized, while only 18% of those without it were.

Keeping The Burden At Bay

It is possible to blunt the effects of hypertension by keeping blood pressure in check with medications and lifestyle choices. Preventing it from getting started is even better.
How? The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and the American Heart Association offer these recommendations:
 Control your weight.
 Exercise regularly.
 Follow a diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
 Limit sodium intake to under 2,300 milligrams a day (one teaspoon of salt), and get plenty of potassium (at least 4,700 mg per day) from fruits and vegetables.
 Drink alcohol in moderation, if at all.
 Reduce stress.
 Check your blood pressure.

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Be Alkaline


A chemical view of your health. I do not know who is the auther of this article recieved in my mail box. It appears a bit logical, if his statements about chemistry of our body at the birth and after death are correct.

        Informative and easy to understand article on alkaline PH

        The Most Important Medical Test           

        Recently I (His name is not known!) spoke at a health conference and had several great conversations with many health-conscious people.
        Although the questions I was asked during and after my presentation ran the gamut, there was one general reaction that came through loud and clear.
        Sheer surprise.
        You see, I talked about the number that is THE most telling indicator about your state of health and is arguably the most important number to pay attention to if you want a life free of pain, inflammation and disease.
        It's not your weight.
        Your BMI? Nope.
        No--it's not your cholesterol.
        Or your triglycerides.
        It's not even your blood pressure!
        It's your pH.
        Here is what kept my audience on the edge of their seats...
        Alkaline pH--why in the world?
        In a flashback to high school chemistry, remember that the pH scale goes from 0 to 14. 0 is pure acid, 7 is neutral, and 14 is pure alkaline.
        You came into this world with an alkaline pH. It's how your body was designed and how you're meant to stay.
        Without exception, ALL of your organs, tissues, bones and joints work best when your blood pH is slightly alkaline (around 7.365).
        If your pH is even just a little too acidic, that's when your body can begin to literally break down. Aches and pains begin to creep up. Tumors (including cancer) can flourish. Diseases can rear their ugly heads.
        Although a number of factors can contribute to an acid pH, (including stress, environmental toxins, lack of exercise and smoking), far and away the number one factor is your FOOD.
        Eating acid-creating foods (especially fast food, processed food, meat, dairy, refined carbs and hard to digest meal combinations) pulls your pH down toward the acid range.
        On the other hand, when your diet contains many alkaline foods (like fresh fruits and vegetables) and is easy for your body to break down, you encourage a more alkaline pH.

        A snapshot of your innards

        Let take a look at your innards and see some examples of how your body can break down when you're acidic:

        Your Heart

        Your heart pumps an unbelievable 13,000 quarts of blood a day--enough to fill a small swimming pool!
        If there are toxins in your blood, that puts a huge strain on your heart to do its job.
        Acid wastes in your system also rob your blood of oxygen, which causes your heart tissue to deteriorate.
        And you don't want your ticker breaking down, do you?

        Your Liver

        The liver serves over 300 different functions-with two of the most important being to remove acid wastes from your blood and make alkaline enzymes for your body.
        If you're like most people who live in industrialized countries, your blood resembles a war zone with far too many toxins floating around, and your liver is constantly being stressed cleaning them out.
        If that goes on long enough, it can completely shut down. And so will you.

        Your Pancreas

        The pancreas is super important... in fact, it's responsible for completing digestion in your small intestine. And it helps regulate blood sugar by producing insulin. Like I said, super important.
        More so than any other organ, the pancreas is extremely sensitive to your pH and absolutely CANNOT function when you're acidic -- it MUST have an alkaline environment.
        If your pancreas is not working right, you can be looking at type II diabetes, pancreatitis or even pancreatic cancer (which can kill you FAST).

        Your Kidneys

        The kidneys create urine and help get rid of excess acid from the body. About one liter of blood passes through them every single minute!
        If your blood has too much acid and toxins, your kidneys are over-stressed and unable to do their job. (Ever hear of dialysis? Kidney stones?)

        Your Stomach

        When your stomach properly breaks down your food, the small intestine can finish the job and digestion is completed like it should be.
        But foods that are acid-creating are hard for your stomach to break down, and in its efforts to do its job, it may overproduce acid. The result can be poorly digested food, fewer nutrients being absorbed, and acid rising up into your throat.
        Acid reflux, GERD, IBS, hiatal hernia and gastritis are all on the rise and this is why. The typical American diet is LOADED with hard to digest, acid-creating food.

        Your Colon

        Wastes are supposed to easily pass through the colon and "out your back door." But if digestion has not been accomplished properly, they don't move through like they should.
        Instead they can clog your colon walls, become a breeding ground for bacteria and disease and cause you to put on weight. Plus, the toxins can be reabsorbed into your bloodstream, make you ill and encourage the development of food sensitivities.
        It's no surprise that colon cancer is the number one cancer killer, and that so many people suffer with IBS, diverticulosis/itis and chronic constipation, is it?
        An acid pH is GOOD -- when you're DEAD
        There is one time when you're SUPPOSED to have an acid pH.
        When you're DEAD.
        Your body automatically becomes acidic upon death so it can decompose like it's supposed to.
        I don't want that happening any time too soon, do you?
        do we get this magic 7.365 pH?
        Hopefully you've gotten the idea of how important it is to have a slightly alkaline pH while you're still breathing and vertical.
        Now I'll tell you the 4 steps to attaining and maintaining an optimal alkaline pH:

        Step 1- Check your pH at regular intervals

        You can get a saliva test or urine test kit at most drug stores or health food stores. The saliva test is the least accurate and urine is slightly more accurate.
        You can also have your blood tested by a doctor. This is the most accurate measure but also the most expensive. If you want this done and your doctor won't do it, find one who will.
        The normal pH for urine is about 6.5-6.8 (it's acidic because urine is an exit for toxins), for saliva 7.0-7.4 and for blood 7.365 is your target.
        If you're testing your pH with saliva or urine, it's important to perform the test several times at different times of the day, since pH can be affected by what you eat or drink.

        Step 2- Drink pure water

        Aim for at least 5-8 glasses per day. Stir in a little fresh-squeezed lemon juice to make it more alkaline if you'd like. Alkalizing drops are also available at health food stores.
        Water means water and does not mean coffee, tea, Gatorade, soda or other sweetened drinks.
        But avoid drinking tap water as it can contain chlorine and/or fluoride. Strive to drink filtered or bottled water.

        Step 3- Eat more alkaline foods

        The important thing to note here is you CAN continue to eat some "good" acid foods that have valid nutrients - so if you don't want to give up that juicy steak you love or that roasted chicken, you don't have to.
        Just make sure that those acid foods are counterbalanced by a good portion of alkaline foods. 50/50 is a good place to start, and the more alkaline, the better.
        "Good" acid foods include nourishing things like:
        * Eggs
        * Fish
        * Chicken, turkey
        * Brown rice
        * Yogurt
        These foods have nutrients that do benefit your body. So it's not necessary to eliminate them. You just need to make sure to keep them under control, and make sure they represent no more than 50% of your calories.
        And remember it's NEVER a good idea to eat processed food, fast food or drink soda. Keep those to a bare minimum or preferably none at all.

        Step 4- Keep your digestion efficient

        In order to keep your digestion humming, it's vital to eat meal combinations that are easily broken down and don't cause your stomach to overproduce acid, and make sure you have adequate enzymes to do the job.
        Simply put:
        Easy digestion = proper elimination of wastes = a more alkaline pH
        Poor digestion = acid waste build-up = Sickness and a more acid pH
        Without the proper enzymes for digestion, you can suffer from gas, bloating, constipation, waste build-up...
        ...and you'll have a more acidic pH!
        So remember--while your weight, blood pressure, cholesterol, etc. are all very important too, it's vital to keep your eye on the MOST important number--your pH. Do that and your body will thank you many times over.

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Air Purifying House Plants


These 'House plants' are perhaps 'Garden plants'. I do not know whether they can grow or survive in all climates. Actually all plants absorb Carbon Dioxide in the sunlight and release Oxygen. Some of these plants are said to remove Formaldehyde from air, but I do not know where from it is coming in the air and why it is causing concern! 
All are beautiful plants and will definitely cheer up your mood apart from 'purifying' air in your surroundings.

6 Air Purifying House Plants.

1. Bamboo Palm: It removes formaldahyde and is also said to act as a natural humidifier.

2. Snake Plant: It absorb nitrogen oxides and formaldahyde.

3. Areca Palm: One of the best air purifying plants for general air cleanliness.

4. Spider Plant: Great indoor plant for removing carbon monoxide and other toxins or impurities. Spider plants are one of three plants NASA deems best at removing formaldahyde from the air.

5. Peace Lily: Peace lilies could be called the 'clean-all.' They’re often placed in bathrooms or laundry rooms because they’re known for removing mold spores. Also known to remove formaldahyde and trichloroethylene.

6. Gerbera Daisy: Not only do these gorgeous flowers remove benzene from the air, they’re known to improve sleep by absorbing carbon dioxide and giving off more oxygen over night.

Monday, 6 May 2013

Ashtaanga Yoga अष्टांग योग


We normally think of some exercises or taking peculiar poses by the word 'Yoga'. However, it consists of Eight parts encompassing all facets of our activities. I do not think it is achievable by an ordinary human being to practice all of them all the time, but we can try to some extent.

इस लेखमें या इस ब्लॉगमे दिये गये विचारोंका मै ना समर्थन करता हूँ, ना विरोध। मेरे पत्रकोशिकामें (लेटरबॉक्स) मुझे जो पत्र मिले उनमेसे कुछ पत्र मैने इस जगह इकठ्ठे किये हैं।

'योग' इस शब्दका 'शारीरिक कसरत' यह अर्थ सभी लोग जानते हैं, मगर इसमें बहुत सारी विधियाँ शामिल हैं इसका एहसास आम आदमीको नहीं होता। अपनी रोजी रोटी कमाकर अपना जीवनयापन करते हुवे कोईभी
सामान्य मनुष्य ये सभी कर सके यह मुझे तो नामुमकिन लगता है। हम कुछ हद तक कोशिश कर सकते हैं।

अष्टांग योग

योग सिर्फ एक कसरत नहीं जो एक घंटे कर के भूल जाए।  योग जीवन की एक कला है, जिसे अपना कर हम मानव जन्म को सार्थक बना सकते है। .पतंजलि ऋषि के अनुसार योग के आठ अंग है जिन्हें हमें एक एक
अपनाने का प्रयास करना चाहिए। ये हैः
१. यम -- इसमें आते है
* सत्य - हमें कभी भी झूठ बोलने का विचार भी मन नहीं आने देना है।
* अहिंसा - किसी के लिए बुरा सोचना मात्र ही हिंसा होती है। उसके लिए बुरा बोलना भी हिंसा है और मारना तो बहुत बड़ा पाप है।  स्मरण रहे एक सुक्ष्म विचार बहुत शक्तिशाली होरमोन बनाता है।
* अस्तेय -- दुसरे की कोई वस्तु ले लेने का विचार भी मन आ गया तो यह विचार कुछ रसायन रक्त में बनाता है, जो पूरी सिस्टम को गड़बड़ कर सकता है।
* ब्रम्हचर्य - सदा ब्रम्ह में आचरण करना। अर्थात हमें सदैव ये स्मरण रहना चाहिए की हम शारीर नहीं आत्मा है और परमात्मा ने हमें इस सृष्टि में किसी उद्देश्य से बनाया है। बुरे विचार मन में ना आने पाए और ना ही
ऐसे दृश्य देखें, जो आज के माहौल में कुछ असंभव सा लगता है; पर है नहीं।
* अपरिग्रह -- हमें अपने ज़रुरत के जितना धन रख कर बाकी ज़रूरतमंद लोगों को दे देना चाहिए। परमार्थ ही मानव जन्म को अर्थपूर्ण बनाता है। आज जीवन भर मनुष्य सिर्फ खुद के लिए जीता है और इकट्ठा करते
जाता है।

२.नियम --इसमें आते है
* शौच - शारीरिक और मानसिक स्वच्छता
* संतोष - हमने जो प्राप्त किया पहले उसको जी ले।
* तप - जीवन में कुछ पाने के लिए त्याग करें।
* स्वाध्याय -- रोज़ कुछ अच्छा साहित्य पढ़ें और उसे सोचे और उसे जीवन में उतारे।
* ध्यान - हम जो भी काम करे ध्यान से करें। मन कही और हम कहीं ये सही नहीं।

३. आसन -- योगासनों के बारे में सभी जानते है .
४. प्राणायाम - रोज़ ८० % प्राणायाम करें २० % आसन। प्राण ही जीवन का आधार है। इस पर नियंत्रण ही जीवन पर नियंत्रण है।
५. प्रत्याहार - हमें क्या देखना है; क्या सुनना है; क्या बोलना है; क्या खाना है, क्या पहनना है, इस पर हमारा नियंत्रण रहे। हम किसी और के वश में ना रहे।
६. धारणा - कोई आसन करते समय, या कोई काम करते समय किसी एक अंग या उस काम पर ही ध्यान रहना धारणा कहलाता है।
७ .ध्यान - किसी मंत्र उच्चारण के साथ आज्ञा चक्र पर ध्यान लगाना ही ध्यान है।
८. समाधि - अभी हम सुख किसी बाहरी स्त्रोत से तलाशते है; पर हमें यह नहीं मालूम के हम ही आनंद स्वरूप आत्मा है. जब ध्यान पुर्णतः सफल हो जाता है और यह बात हम पूर्णतः जीवन में उतार ले के हम शरीर नहीं
आनंद स्वरूप आत्मा है और परमात्मा से हम रोज़ संपर्क कर सकते है तो घंटों समाधि में निकल जाते है। यही हर मनुष्य का वास्तविक लक्ष्य होता है; जिससे वह भटकता रहता है।

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Sunday, 5 May 2013

The Most amazing Facts about your body

Number of Visits has now reached 800!

I am not sure whether all the so called "FACTS' stated below are correct or accurate, but if they are, they are pretty interesting!
Do you know these facts about yourselves?

The Most amazing Facts about your body

   1,  Men lose about 40 hairs in a day and women lose 70 hairs in a day.
   2. Your blood has same amount of salts in it as an ocean has.
   3.  You are taller in the morning than you are at night.
   4.   Heart circulates blood in your body about 1000 times each day.  .... ( actually our heart beats for about 100,000 times in a day)
   5.   Eyelashes last about 150 days.
  6.  There are 500 hairs in an eyebrow.
  7. The average human body contains approximately 100 billion nerve cells.  
  8. It is not possible to sneeze with open eyes.
  9.  Bones are 4 times stronger than concrete.
 10.    Average life span of a taste bud is only 10 days.

  11.   You are born without knee caps and they don’t appear until age of 2 to 6 years.
  12.   Children grow faster in springtime
   13.  Eyes stay the same size throughout life but nose and ears never stop growing.
   14.  We born with 300 bones but end up with 206 bones when we are adult.
   15.  Human skull is made up of 26 different bones.
 16.   Hair is made of same substance as fingernails.
  17. Our entire body functions stop when we sneeze, even your heart beat.
 18.    Tongue is the strongest muscle in human body.  .... (physiologically or philosophically?)
  19.   Typical person goes to bathroom six times a day.
   20.  Food takes 7 seconds to reach stomach from mouth.
  21. Children have more taste buds than adults.
   22.  Sneeze blows air out of nose at the speed of 100 miles per hour.
  23.   Largest muscle in your body is one on which you are sitting on.
 24.  Smallest bone of body is in ears.