Weird Facts About Your Body

I'd like to start with something that should be better known, but doesn't seem to be. Just because something is a darling of the health industry, doesn't mean that its good for YOU. I have a sensitivity to coconut oil. Yup, one of the most recent health food go to's and its not for me. I have a girlfriend who bloats up crazy when she eats quinoa. My ND recently told me that she's allergic to kale and turmeric. So, as a common thread in my blog posts goes, Listen your body, its way smarter then anyone else. Now, on to fun facts about the human body that we all share:

*Your nails grow faster in warm climates and during the daytime, then in cold and during the night.

*The kidneys of a newborn baby are about 3 times larger in proportion to body weight as in the adult

*The energy used by the brain is enough to light a 24-Watt bulb

*The pupil of your eye expands 45% when you look at something pleasing 

*One in every 2,000 babies is born with a tooth

*Only 1/6 of your eyeball is exposed to the outside world

*Your brain is only about 2% of your body weight, but uses 20% of your body's energy

*Everyday an average person loses about 100 strands of hair - your hair will fall out faster when on a crash diet

*Optimists live longer and are less likely to get sick than pessimists

*Adult human bones account for 14% of the total body weight

*Women's hearts beat faster then men's hearts

*It takes food seven seconds to get from your mouth to your stomach

*Bone is one of the strongest known materials

We are all made of the same stuff. Our bones can hold the weight of the world, our eyes are designed to take it all in.

As always, please feel free to reply or comment. Or! Send me ideas of what you'd like to see in my next blog. Sometimes the toughest part of blogging is what to blog about!

Dana Smith Osteopath DO(MP)


Dana Smith