Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Random Health Facts

Yesterday, Oprah had Dr. Mehmet Oz as her guest and he discussed several interesting pieces of health information.

Here is one piece of information I found very interesting...having 200 or more orgasms a year can lower your physiological age by 6 years, meaning, you can live longer if you and your partner spend more time in the bedroom.

Dr. Oz says that having sex frequently proves that your body is functioning well and is healthy. Dr. Oz bases this recommendation from a large study conducted at Duke University of people in their 50's.

Also, have you ever wondered why you get "brain freeze"? Or more importantly, how can you get rid of it? Brain freeze is caused by the arteries in the back of the mouth initially contracting. But then, the arteries relax or dilate which allows too much blood to flow to your brain and causes the "ice cream headache."

Dr. Oz says the best way to get rid of it is to hold your tongue to the roof of your mouth until it goes away. This heats up your mouth and doesn't allow the arteries to spasm and then dilate.

All facts provided by Dr. Mehmet Oz, courtesy of Oprah (show aired May 15, 2007)

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