Facts About Calcium


- is an essential ingredient for all growth.

- is the main component of the bones in the human body, and it is stored in the trabeculae part of the bone, up to 98% of it.

- is also main component of the teeth.

- the reminder is in the circulation around the tissues in the body fluids to facilitate blood clotting, maintaining easy passage through cell wall and tissue wall.

- also keeps the enzymes to work properly.

- shortage results in lack of sleep, and getting tired easily.

- can also drain from the bones in young people, thus the pseudo-rheumatism.

- amount entering blood is controlled by parathyroid gland; note if this gland is damaged then levels of calcium in the blood may decrease.

- intake can be lessen by excessive consumption of the fats and its accumulation.

- shortage in the body, then avoid from your diet the following: chocolate, cocoa, foods containing oxalic acid such spinach and rhubarb.

- can be found in almonds, hazelnuts, beans, soy beans, kale, cabbage, cauliflower, carrots, lettuce, onions, turnip-tops, watercress, apricots, figs, gooseberries, grapes, lemons, lime, oranges, bran, buttermilk, cheese, milk, sour milk, yogurt, maple sugar, herring, sardines.

- can also be found in herbs: arrowroot, carrageen moss, chamomile, chives, cleavers, colts foot, dandelion leaves and root, flax seed, horsetail grass, nettle,

- in herb plants is in higher levels in the green outer leaf.

- is destroyed by use of artificial fertilizers.

- lack, then you will not be able to absorb Vitamin C.

- content is higher in the goat milk than the cow milk.

- in the milk is destroyed by the pasteurisation process.

- combines with starch to form solids which are not absorbed in the bloodstream and lymph, therefore avoid eating calcium rich foods with carbohydrates, especially with carbohydrates that are more starchy.

Facts About Vitamin D

Vitamin D contribute to the healthy heart.

Vitamin D works with phosphorus to burn sugar.

Vitamin D provides stability to our nervous system.

Vitamin D is necessary to help your body absorb and use the Calcium.

Vitamin D can be very easy destroyed by frequent shower baths; especially avoid alkali soaps.

Vitamin D deficiency results in early tooth decay, bone deformation, rickets, and weakness of the muscles.

Vitamin D deficiency in elderly people usually results in thinning of the bones.

Vitamin D can be obtain from the sunlight, however, tanning obstructs the Vitamin D absorption.

Vitamin D from sunlight can also be blocked by use of sunscreen.

Vitamin D can be found in butter, margarine, cheese, kidneys, cod liver oil, halibut liver oil, mackerel, salmon, sardines and tuna.

Facts About Vitamin C

Vitamin C consumed will be not be properly absorbed if you have deficiency of Calcium.

Vitamin C is essential for individuals who are on the protein rich diet.

Vitamin C is not toxic if consumed in large dosages.

Vitamin C intake must be increased by smokers because each cigarette reduces its effectiveness.

Vitamin C is found in broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, carrots, kale, turnip-tops, watercress, red chillies, rose-hips, strawberries, blackcurrants, melons, and citrus fruits.

Vitamin C can be very easily destroyed by cooking - high heats.

Vitamin C deficiency leads to easily bruised muscles and other internal injuries.

Vitamin C deficiency can also lead to brittle bones, and stiffness.

Vitamin C is the first aid for a upcoming cold or flu.

'An apple a day keeps the doctor away.'

Where are Ears on the Birds, Fish, Spiders, Crickets, Moths, Snakes and Leopard Gecko

Ear location can be different for different species. Majority have ears on their heads, and some don't have ears but have sensors that function like ears. Let's find out then were are some ears located.

Birds have ears located on the side of their head behind the cheek patch. They lack the external part of the ear. It does not resembles animal like ear at all, as a matter of fact it looks like a small slit or a hole beneath the feathers. Fish same like birds, do not have external ears. The ears of the fish are located inside skull with no real connection to the outside. Spiders and crickets have their sensory capability on their legs. Moths have something equivalent to the eardrum and mounted in the middle of their thorax. Snakes in fact do not have ears. To survive they rely on vibrations, heat, and motion.

Lastly let me present you with fascinating fact and unique characteristic of the Leopard Gecko's ears. Their ears go right through their head. Check it out for yourself, just shine a light through their ears.

Got a Stiff Body - Tendons Which Hold the Bone and Muscles Together Need Physical Stretch

This is actually interesting thing to know. Our body muscles are attached to bones by tendons. When a muscle contracts it actually pulls on the tendons, where then tendons pull on the bone and cause the movement, like walking or exercising.

Two things you should know about the above fact.

Tennis elbow is the inflammation of the tendons in the elbow. A repeated strain on the elbow will produce this injury.

Secondly, as we age tendons become stiff and that is why it is harder for us to do things when we are older. Therefore, it is important to exercise all the time. Remember stretching is not only for the muscles, but more so for the tendons. With regular stretching you can avoid tendons injury by keeping them nice and elastic. Same applies to the muscles.