50,000 of your cells will die and be replaced with new cells, all while you have been reading this sentence!
Our bodies are recreating themselves constantly. We make a new skeleton every 3 months. Your skin is new every 5 weeks. The skin’s cells multiply every second to replace those worn away. A typical skin cell lives only 2 weeks. A typical cell in the lining of your stomach lives only a few days. Heart and brain cells apparently last a lifetime without reproducing.
The central nervous system is connected to every part of the body by 43 pairs of nerves. 12 pairs go to and from the brain, and 31 pairs go to and from the spinal cord. There are nearly 45 miles of nerves running through our bodies!
Messages travel along the nerves as electrical impulses. At speeds up to 248 miles per hour.
The number of interconnections that can be made between each brain cell is equivalent to infinity, or the number 1 followed by 6 1/2 million miles of standard typewritten zeros.
A computer working at 400 million calculations per second, operating for one hundred years, would only accomplish what your brain can accomplish in a minute.
One human brain generates more electrical impulses in a single day than all of the world’s telephones put together.
The adult heart beats about 40,000,000 times a year. In one hour the heart works hard enough to produce enough energy to raise almost one ton of weight one yard from the ground.
The tooth is the only part of the human body that cannot repair itself. Everything else in the body can self-repair.
Your ears and nose continue to grow throughout your entire life.
Your body has 206 bones, half of which are in the feet and hands.
The liver is often called the body’s chemical factory. Scientists have counted over 500 different liver functions.
How Does the Body Manage All of this?!
Are you consciously controlling these physical processes or are they self-regulated by your body? What exactly is it that takes a turkey sandwich and turns it into hair cells, new skin cells, and fingernails? Chiropractors refer to this inborn, self-healing, self-regulating mechanism as Innate Intelligence. The word “innate” means inborn, so a child can have the same amount of Innate Intelligence expressing through their body as a Harvard Professor! The medium or pathway by which this intelligence travels from the brain to the rest of the body is the Nervous System. The nervous system acts as an “information superhighway”, allowing literally billions and billions of bits of information to travel from the brain to the body and vice versa.
This is not a highway that you would want traffic on. In other words, this is not something that you want interfered with in any way. How well your body functions is determined by the quantity and quality of your innate expression. Remember, the wrong message being transferred from one part of the body to another can be just as damaging as no message getting through at all! Our sole objective as Chiropractors is to keep the lines open and allow the “innate intelligence” within the body to express itself at the highest level possible! This is our noble mission here at our Chiropractic office.