100 Fascinating Brain Facts

100 Fascinating Brain Facts

Posted: August 28, 2015
By: Drs. Dawn & Michael Falite

Article is from the Nursing Asistant Central Website

 

The human brain has amazed and baffled people throughout the ages. Some scientists and doctors have devoted their entire lives to learning how the brain works. It is no wonder that people enjoy learning facts about this incredible organ in the human body. Below, you will find 100 facts about the brain including how it works, how it develops, what it controls, how it affects sleep, dreams, and memory, and more, which may be helpful. When you finish reading about these fun facts, take this short brainpower quiz and see how much you learned about the human brain.

Physical Attributes

These facts will teach you interesting bits of information about the physical make-up of the human brain.

  1. Weight. The weight of the human brain is about 3 lbs.
  2. Cerebrum. The cerebrum is the largest part of the brain and makes up 85% of the brain’s weight.
  3. Skin. Your skin weighs twice as much as your brain.
  4. Gray matter. The brain’s gray matter is made up of neurons, which gather and transmit signals.
  5. White matter. The white matter is made up of dendrites and axons, which create the network by which neurons send their signals.
  6. Gray and white. Your brain is 60% white matter and 40% gray matter.
  7. Water. The brain is made up of about 75% water.
  8. Neurons. Your brain consists of about 100 billion neurons.
  9. Synapses. There are anywhere from 1,000 to 10,000 synapses for each neuron.
  10. No pain. There are no pain receptors in the brain, so the brain can feel no pain.
  11. Largest brain. While an elephant’s brain is physically larger than a human brain, the human brain is 2% of total body weight (compared to 0.15% of an elephant’s brain), meaning humans have the largest brain to body size.
  12. Blood vessels. There are 100,000 miles of blood vessels in the brain.
  13. Fat. The human brain is the fattest organ in the body and may consists of at least 60% fat.

The Developing Brain

Starting from within the womb, fetal brain development begins the amazing journey that leads to a well-developed brain at birth that continues to grow for 18 more years.

  1. Neurons. Neurons develop at the rate of 250,000 neurons per minute during early pregnancy.
  2. Size at birth. At birth, your brain was almost the same size as an adult brain and contained most of the brain cells for your whole life.
  3. Newborn’s growth. A newborn baby’s brain grows about three times its size in the first year.
  4. Stopped growing. Your brain stopped growing at age 18.
  5. Cerebral cortex. The cerebral cortex grows thicker as you learn to use it.
  6. Stimulation. A stimulating environment for a child can make the difference between a 25% greater ability to learn or 25% less in an environment with little stimulation.
  7. New neurons. Humans continue to make new neurons throughout life in response to mental activity.
  8. Read aloud. Reading aloud and talking often to a young child promotes brain development.
  9. Emotions. The capacity for such emotions as joy, happiness, fear, and shyness are already developed at birth. The specific type of nurturing a child receives shapes how these emotions are developed.
  10. First sense. The first sense to develop while in utero is the sense of touch. The lips and cheeks can experience touch at about 8 weeks and the rest of the body around 12 weeks.
  11. Bilingual brains. Children who learn two languages before the age of five alters the brain structure and adults have a much denser gray matter.
  12. Child abuse and the brain. Studies have shown that child abuse can inhibit development of the brain and can permanently affect brain development.

Brain Function

From the invisible workings of the brain to more visible responses such as yawns or intelligence, find out how the brain functions with these facts.

  1. Oxygen. Your brain uses 20% of the total oxygen in your body.
  2. Blood. As with oxygen, your brain uses 20% of the blood circulating in your body.
  3. Unconsciousness. If your brain loses blood for 8 to 10 seconds, you will lose consciousness.
  4. Speed. Information can be processed as slowly as 0.5 meters/sec or as fast as 120 meters/sec (about 268 miles/hr).
  5. Wattage. While awake, your brain generates between 10 and 23 watts of power–or enough energy to power a light bulb.
  6. Yawns. It is thought that a yawn works to send more oxygen to the brain, therefore working to cool it down and wake it up.
  7. Neocortex. The neocortex makes up about 76% of the human brain and is responsible for language and consciousness. The human neocortex is much larger than in animals.
  8. 10%. The old adage of humans only using 10% of their brain is not true. Every part of the brain has a known function.
  9. Brain death. The brain can live for 4 to 6 minutes without oxygen, and then it begins to die. No oxygen for 5 to 10 minutes will result in permanent brain damage.
  10. Highest temperature. The next time you get a fever, keep in mind that the highest human body temperature ever recorded was 115.7 degrees–and the man survived.
  11. Stress. Excessive stress has shown to "alter brain cells, brain structure and brain function."
  12. Love hormones and autism. Oxytocin, one of the hormones responsible for triggering feelings of love in the brain, has shown some benefits to helping control repetitive behaviors in those with autism.
  13. Food and intelligence. A study of one million students in New York showed that students who ate lunches that did not include artificial flavors, preservatives, and dyes did 14% better on IQ tests than students who ate lunches with these additives.
  14. Seafood. In the March 2003 edition of Discover magazine, a report describes how people in a 7-year study who ate seafood at least one time every week had a 30% lower occurrence of dementia.

Psychology of the Brain

From tickling to tasting to decision-making, find out how the brain affects what you experience.

  1. Tickles. You can’t tickle yourself because your brain distinguished between unexpected external touch and your own touch.
  2. Imaginary playmates. A study from Australia showed that children with imaginary playmates between the ages of 3 and 9 tended to be first-born children.
  3. Reading faces. Without any words, you may be able to determine if someone is in a good mood, is feeling sad, or is angry just by reading the face. A small area in the brain called the amygdala is responsible for your ability to read someone else’s face for clues to how they are feeling.
  4. Ringing in the ears. For years, medical professionals believed that tinnitus was due to a function within the mechanics of the ear, but newer evidence shows that it is actually a function of the brain.
  5. Pain and gender. Scientists have discovered that men and women’s brains react differently to pain, which explains why they may perceive or discuss pain differently.
  6. Supertasters. There is a class of people known as supertasters who not only have more taste buds on the tongue, but whose brain is more sensitive to the tastes of foods and drinks. In fact, they can detect some flavors that others cannot.
  7. Cold. Some people are much more sensitive to cold and actually feel pain associated with cold. Research as shown that the reason is due to certain channels that send cold information to the brain.
  8. Decision-making. Women tend to take longer to make a decision, but are more likely to stick with the decision, compared to men, who are more likely to change their mind after making a decision.
  9. Exercise. Some studies indicate that while some people are naturally more active, others are naturally more inactive, which may explain why getting out and exercising is more difficult for some.
  10. Boredom. Boredom is brought on by a lack of change of stimulation, is largely a function of perception, and is connected to the innate curiosity found in humans.
  11. Physical illness. The connection between body and mind is a strong one. One estimate is that between 50-70% of visits to the doctor for physical ailments are attributed to psychological factors.
  12. Sadness and shopping. Researchers have discovered that those experiencing the blues are more willing to spend more money in an attempt to alleviate their sadness.

Memory

Learn how scent, jet lag, and estrogen affect memory, plus plenty of other information, with these facts.

  1. Jet lag. Frequent jet lag can impair your memory, probably due to the stress hormones released.
  2. New connections. Every time you recall a memory or have a new thought, you are creating a new connection in your brain.
  3. Create associations. Memory is formed by associations, so if you want help remembering things, create associations for yourself.
  4. Scent and memory. Memories triggered by scent have a stronger emotional connection, therefore appear more intense than other memory triggers.
  5. Anomia. Anomia is the technical word for tip-of-the-tongue syndrome when you can almost remember a word, but it just won’t quite come to you.
  6. Sleep. While you sleep at night may be the best time for your brain to consolidate all your memories from the day.
  7. No sleep. It goes to follow…lack of sleep may actuallyhurt your ability to create new memories.
  8. World Champion. A world champion memorizer, Ben Pridmore memorized 96 historical events in 5 minutes and memorized a single, shuffled deck of cards in 26.28 seconds.
  9. Estrogen and memory. Estrogen (found in both men and women) has been shown to promote better memory functions.
  10. Insulin. Insulin works to regulate blood-sugar in the body, but recently, scientists have discovered that its presence in the brain also helps promote memory.

Dreams and Sleep

The amazing world of dreams and what happens during sleep is a mystery rooted in the brain. Learn interesting facts about dreams and sleep in this list.

  1. Everyone dreams. Just because you don’t remember your dreams doesn’t mean you don’t dream. Everyone dreams!
  2. Nightly average. Most people dream about 1-2 hours a night and have an average of 4-7 dreams each night.
  3. Brain waves. Studies show that brain waves are more active while dreaming than when you are awake.
  4. Lost dreams. Five minutes after a dream, half of the dream is forgotten. Ten minutes after a dream, over 90% is forgotten. Write down your dreams immediately if you want to remember them.
  5. Blind people dream. Dreams are more than just visual images, and blind people do dream. Whether or not they dream in pictures depends on if they were born blind or lost their vision later.
  6. Color or B&W. Some people (about 12%) dream only in black and white while others dream in color.
  7. Virtually paralyzed. While you sleep, your body produces a hormone that may prevent you from acting out your dreams, leaving you virtually paralyzed.
  8. Snoring. If you are snoring, you are not dreaming.
  9. During a dream. If you are awakened during a dream, you are much more likely to remember the dream than if you slept until a full night’s sleep.
  10. Symbolism. As those who invest in dream dictionaries can attest, dreams almost never represent what they actually are. The unconscious mind strives to make connections with concepts you will understand, so dreams are largely symbolic representations.
  11. Adenosine. Caffeine works to block naturally occurring adenosine in the body, creating alertness. Scientists have recently discovered this connection and learned that doing the opposite–boosting adenosine–can actually help promote more natural sleep patterns and help eliminate insomnia.
  12. Dream showings. Japanese researchers have successfully developed a technology that can put thoughts on a screen and may soon be able to screen people’s dreams.

Fun and Interesting Facts

From juggling to a Brain Bank to cannibalism, read about these fun and interesting brain facts.

  1. Airplanes and headaches. A study showed a correlation between flying and headaches and states that around 6% of people who fly get headaches brought on by the flight itself.
  2. Juggling. Juggling has shown to change the brain in as little as seven days. The study indicates that learning new things helps the brain to change very quickly.
  3. Disney and sleep. A study published in the journal Sleep Medicine describes how Disney creators used real sleep disorders in many of their animated pets.
  4. Blinking. Each time we blink, our brain kicks in and keeps things illuminated so the whole world doesn’t go dark each time we blink (about 20,000 times a day).
  5. Laughing. Laughing at a joke is no simple task as it requires activity in five different areas of the brain.
  6. Yawns are contagious. Ever notice that you yawned after someone around you did? Scientists believe this may be a response to an ancient social behavior for communication that humans still have.
  7. Brain Bank. Harvard maintains a Brain Bank where over 7,000 human brains are store for research purposes.
  8. Outer space. The lack of gravity in outer space affects the brain in several ways. Scientists are studying how and why, but you may want to hold off on your next trip to the moon.
  9. Music. Music lessons have shown to considerably boost brain organization and ability in both children and adults.
  10. Thoughts. The average number of thoughts that humans are believed to experience each day is 70,000.
  11. Ambidexterity. Those who are left-handed or ambidextrous have a corpus collosum (the part of the brain that bridges the two halves) that is about 11% larger than those who are right-handed.
  12. Stressful job. According to a study by Bristol-Myers Squibb, accountants have the highest incidence of on-the-job headaches, followed by librarians, then bus and truck drivers.
  13. Aristotle. Aristotle mistakenly thought that the functions of the brain actually took place in the heart.
  14. Cannibalism. Some research shows that humans carry genes that help protect the brain from prion diseases, or diseases contracted through eating human flesh, leading medical experts to believe that ancient humans may have eaten other humans.
  15. Shakespeare. The word "brain" appears 66 times in the plays of William Shakespeare.

Famous Brains

People have always been fascinated with the brains of famous people. Find out what experts know about these famous brains.

  1. Albert Einstein. Einstein’s brain was similar in size to other humans except in the region that is responsible for math and spatial perception. In that region, his brain was 35% wider than average.
  2. London taxi drivers. Famous for knowing all the London streets by heart, these drivers have a larger than normal hippocampus, especially the drivers who have been on the job longest. The study suggests that as people memorize more and more information, this part of their brain continues to grow.
  3. VI Lenin. After his death, Lenin’s brain was studied and found to have an abnormally large and numerous neurons in a particular region that may explain his "strikingly acute and penetrating mental processes" for which he was famous.
  4. Oldest brain. A brain thought to be 2000 years old was unearthed just recently at the University of York in northern England.
  5. Babe Ruth. The Babe was tested by two Columbia psychology students and was determined to be working at 90% efficiency compared to the 60% efficiency measured for most people.
  6. Daniel Tammet. Daniel Tammet is an autistic savant who, since the age of three when he suffered an epileptic seizure, has been able to perform astounding mathematical computations, knows seven languages, and is developing a language of his own.
  7. Keith Jarrett. This jazz musician was discovered at age 3 to have perfect pitch, which scientists can pinpoint in the right frontal lobe.

Moments in History

The study of the brain has an interesting history. Check out this abbreviated time line to learn interesting facts about the history of brain research and development.

  1. 2000 B.C.. Archeologists found evidence that primitive brain surgery was performed by drilling a hole in the skull.
  2. 1811. Scottish surgeon Charles Bell described how each of the senses had a corresponding spot in the brain.
  3. 1899. Aspirin was marketed as a pain reliever, but was not available without a prescription until 1915.
  4. 1921. Hermann Rorschach invented the now-famous ink blot test for use with his patients.
  5. 1959. The first rhesus monkey was sent into space to study human behavior.

 

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Neurofeedback is for YOU!

Posted: May 18, 2015
By: Drs. Dawn & Michael Falite

Neurofeedback is for YOU!

By now, you've seen some posts and emails about the NeurOptimal neurofeedback we offer in the office.  You've probably wondered...is this something for me?  The short answer is...YES!  While NeurOptimal has been shown to help with a variety of issues (click for a list of some of the conditions), you don't have to be experiencing a major symptom to benefit from brain training.  Similar to chiropractic, neurofeedback can be utilized as a wellness tool.  We have many clients that use it simply to relax and de-stress.  If you are a current patient at Falite Family Chiropractic, call today to sign up for a free session and experience it for yourself!


NeurOptimal is here!!!

Posted: April 15, 2015
By: Drs. Dawn & Michael Falite
NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback
is Here!

      We are pleased to announce the addition of NeurOptimal® to our practice!  This technology can help people reach new levels of mental and physical health.  NeurOptimal® neurofeedback is a non-invasive, powerful way to improve your brain's ability to function and adapt to situations.  The training couldn't be any easier!  You simply sit there and allow the system to give your brain information.  You can read a book, listen to music, or simply take a nap! 

     NeurOptimal® brain training may help with many
different issues...anxiety, depression, insomnia, PTSD, concussion/TBI recovery, cognitive losses, chronic pain, ADD/ADHD, distractibility, stroke rehab, chronic headaches/migraines, anger issues, chemo brain fog,  addiction recovery, relaxation/stress relief, and more.

     Call us today @ 770-667-2232 to schedule a free introductory training session and see what NeurOptimal® can do for you! 


How to Become Rich and Retire Comfortably

Posted: February 27, 2015
By: Drs. Dawn & Michael Falite

How To Become Rich and Retire Comfortably

     With finances, if you invest wisely for the future and do not spend wastefully, you will accumulate wealth and have savings left to retire comfortably.  It has been proven this can be accomplished even on very modest incomes.  However, statistics show that only 2-3% of our population can live off their savings at retirement.  It is not because they did not make enough money throughout life, it is that they did not think ahead.  They got so caught up in all of the trinkets that when they look for money at the end they realized that they had smoked it.

     Any good financial consultant will tell you, “Save the first 10%!”  If you spend first and save later, you will never save.  You will end up 65 and broke.

     The same goes for your health.  You have a bank account of health that you are born with.  It has been said that we spend the first half of our lives spending all of our health to acquire wealth and the second half of our lives spending all of our wealth trying to get our health back.  CRAZY!  As with financial planning, you must dedicate the necessary amount of time and the necessary amount of money FIRST, every day, if you want to establish a wealth of health that will allow you to live comfortably for a lifetime.

     However, most people wait until they have a little left in their bank account before looking into it.  Most people end up 55-65 broke, and broken.  The field of medicine is trained to take care of you when you are broken.  Unfortunately, waiting until you are broken can make you broke!

     Chiropractic is designed to make you rich.  In Chiropractic, we teach you the deposits you should make FIRST, every day and every year, so that you retire comfortably.  Although you will always make some withdrawals, and withdrawals happen naturally due to forces of time and nature, if you make sure you are making enough deposits, you will have a positive balance in your account for a very long time.                  

Bank Account Of Health

Deposits........vs........Withdrawals

SPINE/NERVE Health........vs........Drugs, shots, pills surgery, over the counter medications, antibiotics

Traditional, natural food........vs........Refined/processed foods, sugar, artificial ingredients & sweeteners

Vitamins/Minerals........vs........No supplementation & poor diet

Time in nature........vs........Time at a computer, at work, at a desk, in a car

Stress reduction........vs........Stress indulgence and other people determining inner peace

Sleep/rest........vs........Caffeine, never resting

Loving relationships........vs........Conflict, resentment, anger and not forgiving others or yourself

Oxygen (aerobic exercise)........vs........Inactivity

Pure water........vs........Coffee, soda, diet soda, excess alcohol

Prayer and meditation........vs........Never getting any quiet time, being TOO busy

A LARGE BALANCE IN YOUR BANK ACCOUNT OF HEALTH =

HIGH ENERGY RETURNS

 

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Beyond Need

Posted: February 6, 2015
By: Drs. Dawn & Michael Falite

Beyond Need

     When you constantly think in terms of needs, it focuses your thoughts on what you don't have, on lack and limitation.  That kind of thinking will hold you back.

     Instead, set your thoughts free to soar, away from the needs, away from the limitations.  For every perceived need, there is an opportunity.

     Direct your thoughts toward those opportunities.  Instead of living in bondage to your needs, live each moment in expression of your highest and best possibilities.

     That doesn't mean that you abandon your responsibilities, or live in a fantasy world where there are no problems.  It means that your best response, to whatever life may hold, is to connect with the positive possibilities.

     Yes, there are very real factors that impede your progress, very real challenges to be overcome...and there is absolutely no sense in adding to those obstacles with your own limiting thoughts.

     Your thoughts are yours to create, so choose the ones that generate positive, productive energy in your life.  When you stop needing so much, you can start doing so much more.

                    -- Ralph Marston

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     We all know that our thoughts have a huge impact on how we feel.  It is implementing our thoughts that is the hard part.  Dr. D.D. Palmer, the discoverer of chiropractic said in 1895 that there are three main causes of subluxation (remember: subluxation is nervous system interference.  That interference hinders the POWER that made your body...affecting its ability to heal):

                    ~thots (thoughts)

                    ~trauma

                    ~toxins

     It’s interesting that he put "thots" as the number one cause of subluxations. . . and we know this to be true today.

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You Are PRICELESS!

Posted: January 19, 2015
By: Drs. Dawn & Michael Falite

     You and your loved ones may know that, but now a Yale University biophysicist has determined scientifically that a pound of human flesh is worth about $111,475 and a whole body around $6 million.  And those prices only cover raw materials, the hormones, proteins, enzymes, RNA, DNA, amino acids, and other complex biochemicals that are the stuff of life, Dr. Harold J. Morowitz says.

     Fashioning the $6 million chemical shopping list into human cells might cost $6,000,000,000,000 [six thousand trillion dollars], Morowitz estimates assembling the resulting heap of cells into tissue, the tissue into organs, and the organs into a warm body might drain all the treasuries of the world, with no guarantee of success, Morowitz concluded.

     Morowitz described his human value analysis in a column he writes for Hospital Practice magazine.  His calculations, he said, lead “suddenly and sharply [to] the realization that each human being is priceless.”

     Morowitz was prompted to do the calculations by the popular saying that the materials which make up the average human body are worth only 97 cents.  This piddling sum only reflects the market value of basic atomic elements—carbon, oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen, iron, phosphorus, calcium, sodium—found in the molecules of the average body.  A more appropriate measure, Morowitz thought, would be the retail cost of complete human biochemicals, most of which can be purchased from chemical specialty supply firms, so he began checking catalogues.

     The prices ranged from a modest $2.95 a gram for hemoglobin [the blood’s oxygen-carrying substance] to $17,500,000 a gram for prolactic, a hormone that stimulates and helps regulate milk production by the female breasts.  Other items in a do-it-yourself human kit would include DNA, at $768 a gram, crystalline insulin for $47.50 a gram, alkaline phosphatase at $225 a gram, and acetate kinase for $8,860 a gram, Morowitz found.

     “The real shocker came when I got to follicle-stimulating hormone at $4,800,000 a gram—clearly outside the reach of anything Tiffany’s could offer,” he said.  “I’m going to suggest it as a gift for people who have everything.  For the really wealthy, there is prolactin at $175,000,000 a gram, street price.”

     Collagen, a fibrous protein “glue” that holds the body together, was a relative bargain at $15 a gram.

     Using the best scientific estimate of the amount of each biochemical in an average human body, Morowitz calculated that human tissue is worth $245.54 per gram dry weight, based on the catalogue prices.  He computed his own 168-pound body weight in grams, subtracted the 68 percent that is water, and multiplied by $245.54.

     “The number literally jumped out at me—$6,000,015.44—I was a Six Million Dollar Man, no doubt about it, and really an enormous upgrade to my ego after the 97 cent evaluation,” Morowitz quipped. 

     From there Morowitz went on to calculate that assembly costs for a human body indeed are incalculable.  Chiropractors have been saying this since D.D. Palmer delivered the first adjustment in 1895!!  You are priceless—your body is a true miracle…..treat it that way!!!

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Keep Swinging!

Posted: December 29, 2014
By: Drs. Dawn & Michael Falite

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

        

Keep Swinging!

     A little boy was overheard talking to himself as he strode through his backyard, baseball cap in place and toting a bat and ball.  “I’m the greatest baseball player in the world,” he said proudly.  Then he tossed the ball in the air, swung, and missed.  Undaunted, he picked up the ball, threw it into the air, and said to himself, “I’m the greatest baseball player ever!”   He swung at the ball again, and again he missed.  He paused a moment to examine bat and ball carefully.  Then once again he threw the ball into the air and said, “I’m the greatest baseball player who ever lived.”  He swung the bat hard and again missed the ball.  “Wow!” he exclaimed.  “What a pitcher!”

     This little boy understands one of the major keys to a happy, successful, abundant life!  Sure he could have thrown a tantrum because he kept missing the ball but he chose to respond positively; to adopt a more empowering meaning.  How do you respond when you feel you are “striking out?”

     One of our greatest life lessons to learn is the challenges we all face - health, finances, family, relationships, professional, etc. - present themselves so we may evolve and grow.  In fact, the exact challenges we have are the exact lessons we need to learn.

     Ultimately, we have two choices: complain about the challenges/lessons in our life and have those same challenges and lessons repeatedly show up so we spend a whole lifetime on the same lesson...or we can be grateful for our lessons, learn from them quickly and move on.

     When you feel like you’re swinging too hard and just can’t hit the ball remember: NOTHING has any meaning in your life except the meaning you give it.  So, step back, adopt an empowering meaning, learn your lesson, and swing at the next pitch!

“I prayed for strength, and God gave me challenges to strengthen me.”  Old Proverb

 

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Is Stress REALLY Deadly?

Posted: November 7, 2014
By: Drs. Dawn & Michael Falite

How exactly does modern STRESS kill people? 

STRESS causes:

1. The brain to short-circuit.  The brain hemispheres become imbalanced or what is know neurologically as Lateralized.  This  means instead of both hemispheres being synchronized, or communicating equally, one hemisphere becomes overly dominant and one becomes sub-dominate, or passive.

2. Due to this brain imbalance, one side of the body becomes overly tense.

3. The opposite side of the body becomes excessively weak.

4. The hip/pelvis on the overly tense/tight side will be pulled up or elevated one quarter to one inch.

5. The elevated hip/pelvis will cause the spine to misalign/distort/subluxate in 3 to 9 areas.

6. The overly tight/tense side will cause the foot on that side to be up to one inch shorter than the opposite foot.

7. Tension and tightness will be felt in the neck and low back on the overly tight side.

8. Weak arm and leg muscles will be demonstrated on the excessively weak side.

9. The brain stays in an outer-reactive, locked-down, intense mode where it slips into a mid-level brain functioning and prioritizes survival.  In this state, the brain pays less attention to maintaining healthy functioning.

10. Stress hormones, adrenaline and cortisol get produced in excessive amounts and stay constantly elevated.

11. Cells, tissues, and organs become weakened, decayed, degenerated, and may die prematurely.

12. The immune system is weakened and depressed leaving one vulnerable to colds, viruses, opportunistic bacteria, and numerous other pathogens.

This flow chart shows exactly how STRESS weakens a person and causes 80%-90% of all illness and disease to manifest.

The STRESS of modern life isn’t going anywhere.  The key to health and longevity is being able to consistently process the STRESS to prevent and/or minimize this whole destructive process.

And what is one of the best ways to process your STRESS and remain healthy...OUR UNIQUE AND POWERFUL ADJUSTMENTS!!  That’s right...when you come in and get re-booted and re-energized, not only do you feel better but you are stronger, healthier, happier, more alive, and DE-STRESSED!!

 


Echo...echo...echo...

Posted: October 7, 2014
By: Drs. Dawn & Michael Falite

The Mountain Story        

A son and his father were walking in the mountains.  Suddenly, his son fell, hurt himself and screamed:  “AAAHHHHHH!!!”  To his surprise, he heard the voice repeating somewhere in the mountain:  “AAAHHHHHH!!!”

 

Curious, he yelled:  “WHO ARE YOU?”

He received the answer:  “WHO ARE YOU?”

 

And then he screamed to the mountains:  “I ADMIRE YOU!”

The voice answered:  “I ADMIRE YOU!”

 

Angered at the response, he screamed:  “COWARD!”

He received the answer:  “COWARD!”

 

He looked to his father and asked:  “What’s going on?”

The father smiled and said:  “My son, pay attention.”

 

Then the man screamed:  “YOU ARE A CHAMPION!”

The voice answered:  “YOU ARE A CHAMPION!”

 

The boy was surprised and didn’t understand.  Then the father explained:  “People call this an ECHO, but this is LIFE.  It gives you back everything you say or do.  Our lives are simply a reflection of our actions.  If you want more love in the world, create more love in your heart.  If you want more competence in your team, improve your competence.  This relationship applies to everything, in all aspects of life.  Life will give you back everything you have given to it.”

YOUR LIFE IS NOT A COINCIDENCE.  IT IS A REFLECTION OF YOU!!!

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SMILE!!!

Posted: August 29, 2014
By: Drs. Dawn & Michael Falite

SMILE!!!

Sometimes when I am walking through Kroger, sitting in traffic, or just driving around town, I like to think about the people I see.  I wonder what their lives are like...what kind of day are they having, do they enjoy their career, how many kids do they have, why do they still have that political bumper sticker on their car...just weird stuff like that.  Come on, you know you do that, too!

We have all encountered the occasional grumpy person, maybe in the checkout line or maybe cutting someone off in traffic.  Zig Ziglar, a well-known motivational speaker, used to say to not let those people get to you.  You never know what is going on in someone's life/world.  They may be dealing with an illness in the family, a job loss, an argument with their spouse...you get the idea.  Zig referred to this as someone "kicking their cat."  Boy, if someone kicked my cat, I would definitely be upset and it would probably have an affect on my day!  Of course, Sassy is very sweet, so I don't know why anyone would kick her.  But, I digress....

My point is that we are all humans BEING.  Yes, you read that correctly.  Think about it.  We are humans experiencing this thing we call LIFE.  Some days are "good," and some days it just feels like someone has been kicking your cat.  What can you do, right?  Well, you can start by being kind to people you meet.  Give them a big SMILE and say hello.  You might help turn their day around.

Never underestimate the power of being kind.  And, if all else fails...take a page out of Sassy's book!

 

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