Facts about the Brain
brain uses 20% of your body's energy, but it makes up only 2% of your body's weight.
cerebral cortex is about as thick as a tongue depressor. It grows thicker as you
learn and use it.
brain is about 1300-1400 cubic centimeters in volume, about the size of a cantaloupe
and wrinkled like a walnut.
brain feels like a ripe avocado and looks pink because of the blood flowing through
brain generates 25 watts of power while you're awake---enough to illuminate a
newborn baby's brain grows almost 3 times in course of first year
have the most complex brain of any animal on earth.
Your brain is divided into two sides. The left side of your brain controls the
right side of your body; and, the right side of your brain controls the left side
of your body.
in commonplace items such as carpeting and shower curtains may be contributing
to memory loss over time?
to aluminum compoundsin foil, cookware, deodorants, antacids, toothpastecan
affect brain function
can help you sleep
cooked potato can jump-start your brain when you're feeling foggy.
essential oil of jasmine can quickly restore mental alertness
foods rich in vitamin E, beta-carotene, and vitamin
C may help lower your risk of Alzheimer's disease.
prescription and nonprescription drugs may dramatically affect your ability to