Real Health Talk ©
With Craig Stellpflug NDC, Health Coach, Neuro Development Consultant
"It's your health we are talking about!"
Daily health trivia snippets:
12/28/12 Scanning through the trivia: CT scans are responsible for causing 29,000 new cancers every year.
12/27/12 The most dangerous place trivia: 1 out of 4 hospital patients are harmed by a mistake.
12/26/12 Scanning through trivia: Young women who have two or more CT scans before the age of 23 have double the breast cancer risk over the next 10 years...
12/24/12 Old, old trivia: Hippocrates, known as the father of modern medicine, prescribed saltwater inhalation therapy for bronchial and lung disorders circa 400 BC.
12/21/12 Fearing trivia: One simple fear or worry flashing through our minds sets off up to 1400 negative biochemical reactions that flood our bloodstream to interfere with the immune system's ability to self -regulate and heal.
12/20/12 Actual redundant studies trivia: Children who don't like peas and carrots, will eat them if parents disguise them by mushing the vegetable in other dishes. (Penn State University)
12/19/12 Gambling with trivia: The odds of being killed by conventional medicine are almost 2,000% greater than dying in an automobile accident and about 3,000% greater than being killed by a gun.
12/18/12 Keeping an eye on trivia: Our eyes are basically the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.
12/17/12 Actual studies trivia: Children who watch lots of adverts for junk food, research shows they are more likely to eat unhealthy foods (University of Alberta).
12/14/12 Ta ta trivia: Mammograms have led to more than 1.3 million unnecessary treatments over the last three decades and 70,000 more happen every year.
12/13/12 They still don't believe this trivia: In 400 BC Hippocrates stated that all disease starts in the colon. He was right on!
12/12/12 Bad idea trivia: Bromide, used for making bread and other baked goods fluffier, can cause depression, headaches, hallucinations and schizophrenia.
12/11/12 Didn’t know this trivia: Boca Burger and Back to Nature are owned by Kraft Foods, which donated $2 million to defeat Prop. 37. Why are you still buying this?
12/10/12 Evidence-based trivia: 50% of all health care in America isn't even based on published mainstream studies
12/07/12 Staggering trivia: Every year there are 36 million adverse drug reactions in Americans and 2.1 million people are admitted to US hospitals as a result of severe reactions to pharmaceutical drugs.
12/06/12 Losing proposition trivia: Thirty two million Americans take statin drugs to help prevent heart disease, but the number of Americans dying from heart failure continues to grow. There are now 71 diseases caused by statin drugs. Loser?
12/05/12 Timely trivia: 180 seconds is all it takes for one room to be consumed by fire. It takes about the first 90 seconds for a smoke alarm to detect a fire.
12/04/12 Endocrinologist trivia: There has been a recent spike in diabetes of 226% in Oklahoma (50% or more in 41 other states).
12/03/12 Unthinkable trivia: Naked Juice, Tostitos Organic and Tropicana Organic are owned by PepsiCo, which donated $2.5 million to the No on 37 campaign to help hide GMOs from the consumer view.
11/30/12 Who can you trust trivia? Ben & Jerry's ice cream is now owned by Unilever, which spent $467,000 to defeat Prop. 37. How about teaching them who is boss? I call for a boycott...
11/29/12 Mammary trivia: In 1991, the average bra size in the United States was 34B. Today it's 36C and the average age for breast cancer is getting younger and younger.
11/28/12 Bet you didn't know this trivia: Ounce for ounce, lemons contain more sugar than strawberries.
11/27/12 Growing old trivia: By age 65 our kidneys, on average, have lost nearly 30% of their detoxifying capacity. Keeping a good diet becomes even more important as we age.
11/26/12 Yes, there is even carrot trivia: Centuries ago carrots were originally purple, changing in the 17th Century to orange with newer varieties.
11/23/12 Staggering numbers trivia: The flu shot has 50,000 ppb of mercury while 2 ppb mercury is the mandated limit in drinking water and 200 ppb mercury in liquid waste renders it a “toxic hazard”. One flu shot is 250 times over-the-limit for "toxic hazard".
11/21/12 Attachment to trivia: The hyoid bone in your throat is the only bone in the body not attached to another bone.
11/20/12 Incredible, edible trivia: Honey is the only human food that will never go bad.
11/19/12 Odds are trivia: The Institute of Medicine estimates that each year 1.5 million patients suffer from mistakes with the medicine they're given.
11/16/12 Not playing by the rules trivia: 65 percent of parents use the "five-second rule” when food hits the ground but the germs jump on the same instant food hits the floor.
11/15/12 Booming business trivia: Cancer is a $120 billion industry that is expected to grow to $207 billion by 2020. (I think it will go much higher than that by 2020)
11/14/12 Not getting our money’s worth trivia: The cost of healthcare in the United States topped $2.7 trillion in 2011. We spend more on medical nonsense then we do food. Should be the other way around…
11/13/12 Silver-haired trivia: Beginning at age 30, your chances of having gray hair go up 10-20% per decade.
11/12/12 Wake up trivia: Mercury free vaccines still contain about 1mcg per 0.5ml dose. That's 10,000 nanomolars of poison that takes a mere 4 nanomolars to wreak havoc in the immune system and kill brain neurons.
11/09/12 Dieter's trivia: And according to the CDC, only 14 percent of adult Americans eat enough fruits and vegetables
11/08/12 Not so trivial mercury trivia: It only takes 4 nanomolars of mercury to cause failure in the dendrites responsible for immune response and to cause cell death in brain neurons. Newsflash! There are 250,000 nanomolars of mercury in one flu shot.
11/07/12 Don’t expect any action on this trivial fact: Medicare data show that just under 20% of the elderly receive unsafe drugs. Is there a “safe” drug?
11/06/12 Sugar coated trivia: There are 16 packs of sugar in one 20 oz soda!
11/05/12 The anti-trivia: Babies given antibiotics before their first birthday are five times more likely to develop irritable bowel diseases such as Crohn's and ulcerative colitis.
11/02/12 High-speed trivia: Your brain processes information at an average 124mph. (I think I just heard a motor rev)
11/01/12 “Damned if you do” trivia: CT scans are now responsible for 29,000 new cases of cancer every single year
10/31/12 Ta-ta trivia: One in seven women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetimes.
10/30/12 Just a co-pay away trivia: Oxycodone and hydrocodone overdoses in 2004 led to 194,265 ER visits – but methamphetamines (Meth) brought 63,629. Is our problem the illegal drugs?
10/29/12 Terribly troubling trivia: 80% or more of foods in U.S. grocery stores contain GM ingredients, compared to only 5% in Europe.
10/26/12 Ooh-la-la trivia: Men who have sex twice a week have half the heart risk of men who have it once a month or less.
10/25/12 Monkeying around with trivia: Humans have about the same number of hair follicles as a chimpanzee. But a mouse is closer to human brain function and digestion than an ape.
10/24/12 Don’t believe your doctor trivia: In five recent studies, people who got the 2008-2009 flu shot were more likely to get the swine flu than those who didn’t take the poke.
10/23/12 Neuro trivia: People generally read 25% slower from a computer screen compared to paper.
10/22/12 Modified trivia: GMO Corn caused a startling 600% increase in premature death in a highly publicized recent French study
10/19/12 Odds are trivia: Prescription drugs are 10 times more likely to put you in the hospital than a car accident
10/18/12 Gluten trivia: New research shows that about half the population is genetically susceptible to celiac disease
10/17/12 Circa 1900 trivia: Over 95% of all births took place at home and 90% of all doctors had no college education.
10/16/12 Smarter trivia: Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
10/15/12 Flu vaccine trivia: A medical survey published early 2012 found that only 13% of college kids lined up for the flu vaccine firing squad. Smart kids!
10/12/12 Debating trivia: Men can read smaller print than women but women can hear better
10/11/12 Appalling trivia: 42% of all prescription drugs cause cancer according to the information on their own labels
10/10/12 Weak immune system trivia: Patients with cancer are more likely to have shingles outbreaks than people who do not have cancer.
10/09/12 Ordinary trivia: 1.1 million cases a year of the skitters, diarrhea, vomiting, and even worse is caused by ordinary tap water
10/08/12 Doesn’t work trivia: Fully vaccinated kiddos with the DTaP vaccine have increasing odds of acquiring pertussis that rises by an average of 42% per year. 5 highly toxic shots – rapidly diminishing return.
10/05/12 Refusing trivia: Less than 30 percent of college students lined up their flu-shot-in-the-dark in 2009 – prompting the CDC to launch “emergency measures” to give out free, toxic vaccines on college campuses.
10/04/12 What's not working trivia: 42 percent of sleeping pill users have battled insomnia for 11 years or more. Pretty lousy percentages for the deadly side effects that come with pills…
10/03/12 Sickening sweet trivia: Sugar intake from sugar-sweetened beverages are the largest single caloric food source in the United States, approaching 15% of the daily caloric intake
10/02/12 Lunatic trivia: Women with a genetic predisposition for breast cancer who have mammograms before the age of 20 have a 62% higher risk of breast cancer before turning 40. Mammograms after the age of 30 will boost cancer odds by 43%.
10/01/12 Percentages trivia: Middle-aged men who exercise vigorously for 2 or more hours cumulatively per week have 60 percent less risk of heart attack than inactive men
09/28/12 Consumer trivia: Americans make up only 5% of the world's population, yet Americans account for 40% of all pharmaceutical products sold.
09/27/12 Dynamic trivia: Just 10 extra pounds of body weight increases the dynamic force on each knee by between 30 and 60 pounds - with every step.
09/26/12 Big business trivia: There are more people employed by the cancer industry than there are cancer patients. (James Sheridan author of The Health Whistleblower)
09/25/12 Toying with trivia: We do a better job testing children's toys than we do new medical devices.
09/24/12 Gut-wrenching trivia: The average American is walking around with about 5-10 pounds of rotting fecal matter and millions of harmful parasites in the gut.
09/21/12 Sick with flu trivia: If you had your flu shot last year you are twice as likely to contract swine flu according to a Canadian study and William Douglass MD.
09/20/12 Boning up on trivia: Bones are 22% water
09/19/12 Pain-in-the-back trivia: Back pain is the #1 reason why people will stay home from work.
09/18/12 Sweet trivia: The chances of getting a cavity is higher if candy is eaten slowly throughout the day compared to eating it all at once.
09/17/12 Whopper trivia: One out of three children are now classified overweight or obese!
09/14/12 Gutsy trivia: The body's largest internal organ is the small intestine at an average length of 20 feet
09/13/12 Bobbing for trivia: Apples float because they are 25% air.
09/12/12 Chomping on trivia: Your teeth started growing six months before you were born.
09/11/12 Fishy trivia: In Monterrey, California, 36% of fish samples collected from stores and supermarkets were fraudulently labeled and 48% from Boston were also liars.
09/10/12 Cheap date trivia: Women absorb alcohol into the bloodstream faster and then metabolize it slower than men.
09/07/12 What you didn’t know about peroxide trivia: Mother’s milk (especially colostrum) contains extremely high concentrations of H2O2.
09/06/12 Increasing trivia: Between 1997 and 2011, U.S. sales of organic foods increased from $3.6 billion to $24.4 billion,
09/05/12 Just who can you trust trivia: So-called “natural” brands like Kashi, Larabar and Silk are actually owned by food giants such as Kellogg, General Mills and Dean Foods. These companies are all funneling money into a campaign against the GMO labeling measure AKA prop. 37 – “Right To Know” campaign to label genetically engineered foods in California.
09/04/12 A reversal in trivia: In the 1950s, children drank 3 cups of milk for every 1 cup of sugary drinks. Today that ratio is reversed: 3 cups of sugary drinks for every cup of milk.
08/31/12 Earful of trivia: Excessive ear wax is caused from a deficiency in Essential Fatty Acids.
08/30/12 Multiplying the trivia: Americans on government disability due to mental illness has effectively quadrupled since 1987.
08/29/12 Spectrum trivia: 100% of Autism Spectrum kiddos have GI dysfunction and 70% have immune function abnormalities.
08/28/12 Old news trivia: If you were born before 1950 you likely already have antibodies for H1N1 Swine Flu virus.
08/27/12 Disconcerting trivia: More than 20 studies have linked low cholesterol to cancer. Low cholesterol counts begin at under 200 for most people.
08/24/12 Driving the trivia: Slowing down just two miles per hour, the average driver would increase their life expectancy by three hours per year.
08/23/12 Breathtaking trivia: The adult human body requires about 88 pounds of oxygen daily.
08/21/12 Trivia for him? During the female orgasm, powerful pain-killing endorphines are released. Thus headaches could in fact be a bad excuse not to have sex.
08/20/12 Tickle me with trivia: It is impossible to tickle yourself! The cerebellum warns the rest of the brain that you are about to tickle yourself and subsequently ignores the resulting sensation.
08/17/12 Pirating trivia: Sailors once thought that wearing a gold earring improved their eyesight.
08/16/12 Nailing trivia: The slowest growing finger nail is the thumb nail and the fastest finger nail on the middle finger.
08/15/12 Sleeping off the trivia: The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
08/14/12 Exercising trivia: The same amount of calories are burned by doing 6 sessions that are 5 minutes each of an activity and doing 1 session of that activity for 30 minutes.
08/13/12 The “anti” trivia: Antibiotics do not treat ear infections in up to 95% of cases.
08/10/12 Faster trivia: bone marrow is the fastest growing tissue in the body followed closely by hair.
08/09/12 Remembering trivia: Alzheimer's is now claiming a new victim every 69 seconds
08/08/12 Trivia marches on: You use 200 muscles simply to take one step forward
08/07/12 Drooling over trivia: The human body makes up to 3 pints of saliva every day.
08/06/12 The trivial side effects: 68 percent of all drug studies are swept under the carpet to keep those pesky side effects from being reported.
08/03/12 Getting old trivia: 52% of seniors over 85 years require assistance with day-to-day living.
08/02/12 Faded memories of drinking trivia: Binge drinking is associated with up to a 2.5-fold increased risk for cognitive decline and memory loss.
08/01/12 Trivial cell fact: Two million red blood cells die in your body every second...
07/31/12 BIGGEST LIES trivia: "Nothing is more important to Merck than the safety and effectiveness of our vaccines and medicines and the people who use them." http://digitaljournal.com/article/328392 Op-Ed: Merck Caught Again in Vaccine Fraud
07/30/12 Length of trivia: The average ear grows 0.01 inches in length every year (unfortunately, all on the gravity side of the ear...)
07/27/12 Smarter trivia: Breast-fed babies grow up smarter and healthier with an additional 5 IQ points just by breastfeeding!
07/26/12 Figure this trivia: The majority of American models are skinnier than 98% of American women.
07/25/12 What? Eh? Difficult to hear trivia: A study in the AMJ found that ALL pain relievers double hearing loss.
07/24/12 Painting the trivia: Margarine is but ONE MOLECULE away from being PLASTIC and shares 27 ingredients with PAINT!
07/23/12 Enzyme trivia: Enzymes are responsible for initiating, speeding up, slowing down, or otherwise altering about 4,000 different biochemical reactions.
07/20/12 Reproducing trivia: If the population of China walked past you in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.
07/19/12 So sad trivia: Women are twice as likely to be diagnosed with depression than men in the United States.
07/18/12 Filtering trivia: Lab tests can detect traces of alcohol in urine up to 12 hours after a person has stopped drinking.
07/17/12 Hair-brained trivia: Your hair will fall out faster on a crash diet.
07/16/12 Trivia digest: The pancreas produces about ½ gallon of digestive juices a day.
07/13/12 An inch of trivia: One square inch of skin contains: 645 sweat glands, 77 feet of nerves, over 1,000 nerve endings, 65 follicles, 97 sebaceous oil glands and 19 feet of blood vessels.
07/12/12 Big numbers trivia: Americans will spend over two trillion dollars this year on health insurance, pharmaceutical drugs, and medical bills. That is more than double what we spend on food...
Driving the trivia: Slowing down just two miles per hour, the average driver would increase their life expectancy by three hours per year.
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