1. Nutritional minerals are essential for health
Nutritional minerals make up about 5% of body weight or say about 2.8kg in a 70 kg. man. There are about twenty one (21) minerals in the body divided into two groups: macrominerals (7) and microminerals (14).
We shall discuss the macrominerals only which include calcium, phosphorus, chloride, potassium, sodium, magnesium, and sulphur. The microminerals are iron, zinc, copper, iodide (iodine), manganese, fluoride, selenium, cobalt etc.
Calcium makes up about 50% of the total weight of minerals in the body, phosphorus makes up 25% while the other nineteen (19) minerals make the balance 25%.
Low minerals in the body can lead to severe health problems. The seven macrominerals are discussed below.
2. Ebola spreads through direct contact with body fluids of an infected person
The Ebola virus is contained in the body fluids of victims; the body fluids include saliva, sweat, nasal discharge, blood, semen, urine; in fact it is said that semen still contains the virus up to seven weeks after recovery from the disease. On contact with such fluids, the virus enters the body through broken skin (injuries on the skin) and the mucous membrane covering the-eyes, mouth, nostrils, vagina- all these areas are covered by thin skin called mucous membrane. The hand can carry the virus to any or all of these places.
3. Ebola fever is NOT airborne
Ebola fever is not an airborne disease, that is, the virus is not carried by air from one person to the other. However if you are within about 3 feet from an infected and that person sneezes or coughs and the droplets land in your nostrils, you could contract the disease.
4. Sex Improves Intimacy
Having sex and orgasms increases levels of the hormone oxytocin, the so-called love hormone, which helps us bond and build trust. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and the University of North Carolina evaluated 59 premenopausal women before and after warm contact with their husbands and partners ending with hugs. They found that the more contact, the higher the oxytocin levels.
Oxytocin allows us to feel the urge to nurture
5. Exposure to cold can cause muscle/joint pains
Persons exposed to extreme cold may experience muscle pains and also joint pains. They complain of wrist pain (carpal tunnel syndrome), neck pain, chest pain, joint pain and stiffness sometime due to inflammation of the tendons.
6. Being Loved improves self confidence
Those who are in love and are loved have more self-confidence; they do not suffer from low self-esteem. On the other hand, those not loved may feel worthless, tend to isolate themselves and suffer from loneliness..
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7. Sex Lowers Blood Pressure
Another study published in Biological Psychology found that frequent intercourse was associated with lower diastolic blood pressure (the lower, or second, number in a blood pressure reading). This study focused on people living with their sex partner.
Still further research found a link between partner hugs and lower blood pressure in women.