Real Life Stories of People Living to be 200 Years Old

Every human being receives at birth a certain amount of capital in the form of vital force. To judge from the law which apportions to old peoplemammalia about the five-fold span of time requisite for the perfect development of the skeleton, normal man—i. e., a human being—born of healthy parents, perfectly healthy himself, and spending his vital force properly and economically, may live, as a rule, from one hundred to one hundred and twenty years, and in exceptional cases may attain the age of one hundred and fifty, and even more.

Most exact observations have proved that the horse, which requires five years before its frame is firmly set, lives to an age of five times five, or twenty-five to thirty years; the camel, requiring «ight years, to an age of five times eight, or forty years; the dog, requiring two years, to twice five, or ten years; the elephant, requiring forty years, to an age of five times forty, or two hundred years. This is the rule. But exceptional horses have lived fifty years, and even longer. There is in the museum at Manchester the skull of a horse that lived more than sixty years. (more…)

Human Body Ingredients

The infograph below  is the elemental chemical composition of the average human body. Approximately 99% of the mass of the human body is made up of six elements: oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, calcium, and phosphorus. Only about 0.85% is composed of another five elements: potassium, sulfur, sodium, chlorine, and magnesium.

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The Chemical Properties of the Body

The four elements, oxygen, hydrogen, carbon, and nitrogen, make up nearly the whole bulk of the fluids and soft solids of the human ANW - Human body elementsbody. A number of other elements, chiefly in a state of combination, and in much smaller quantities, enter into several of the tissues.

Binary CompoundsThus, we have carbonic acid in blood, urine and sweat; and we have water universally diffused through the sys, tem, each of these substances being a binary compound, that is, composed of two elements.

Compounds of more than two Elements are widely distributed over the body; as, (more…)