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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Unusual Facts About HEALTH

Health... What unusual facts about health can you think of. Maybe I can help you with that. I posted below a list of some interesting and unusual health facts which I came across while surfing the net.


    * Ordinary B-vitamins can enhance human mental performance and even increase "happiness?"

    * There are safe pharmaceuticals referred to as smart drugs that can improve memory, enhance learning, increase focus, treat neurodegenerative diseases, and slow aging - with virtually no side effects?

    * A simple test withheld by doctors could reveal why many people have symptoms of hypothyroidism, even though standard tests have shown "normal" blood thyroid hormone levels?

    * "Food allergies" are sky high in patients with "undiagnosable" neurological problems?

    * Just this year, mercury toxicity was implicated as a cause of Alzheimer's Disease? Now, what exactly were those dental fillings made out of again?

    * A mineral found in the diet and present in many multi-vitamin supplements is a potential risk factor for Parkinson's Disease?

    * An inexpensive supplemental hormone, common in the average, healthy human, can help prevent cancer, fight obesity, slow down aging, and enhance brain function?

    * Taking iron pills for anemia can be very dangerous?

    * Sex drive is positively correlated with longevity in males?

    * Female sex drive responds to a common over-the-counter supplement?

    * Hangovers, skin wrinkles and organ damage from alcohol toxicity can be prevented with a few simple nutritional supplements?

    * 80% of mental retardation associated with Down's Syndrome can be prevented?

    * The dose-response curve for melatonin, is larger than almost all other nutrients, so you have to get the dose, timing and form right for melatonin to work properly?

    * 3 out of 10 US school kids have nutritional deficiencies that impair IQ and that juvenile delinquency is associated with nutritional deficiencies?

    * Secondary nutritional deficiencies may be as common as primary ones?

    * Throughout the world, it is becoming increasingly harder to obtain dietary supplements like high dose Vitamin C without a prescription from a doctor?

More unusual facts about health will be added soon. Stay healthy!