Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand. Henry David Thoreau
There is nothing less explored, in terms of evaluting your human potential, than the mutable biochemical magic of the human body as it responds the possibilities of the universe.
Below, Amy Cuddy, Harvard, speaks of how a change in body posture alters testosterone and cortisol hormone levels, which in turn, changes who you are, which in turn ,can change everything about your human experience while here on the planet. It is a must see if this type of idea is new to you.
Every movement we make, every item we see, every atom we consume contributes to an enormously deep well that is human potential. We literally are what we are, and that affects every thought you will ever have, and in turn your potential for leading your best life.
This vast under explored universe, "systems biology," is a part of the best that science can offer you. Something as simple as yoga class can change everything about your life, and now, with greater tools, in measurable ways that will begin to force us to support this emerging science more fully. Want to reduce chronic stress and demonstrate that with a reduction of cortisol, IL-6, TNF-alpha, levels? How about pain? How about fatigue? Then in turn, improve the quality of your thoughts, and then in turn, the quality of your life, and then in turn, the fate of humanity? Well, try a yoga class. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/02/140207-yoga-cancer-inflammation-stress/
Further, building health is the building of everything of value. Eat some blueberries today and give out a few hugs! Ironically, despite the obvious value of certain drugs and the great efforts that were performed to produce such drugs, you, by your actions, may have just performed more "science" with those simple acts than drug developers ever have or ever will.
Wikipedia : Science (from Latin scientia, meaning "knowledge") is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about nature and the universe.[nb 1] In an older and closely related meaning, "science" also refers to a body of knowledge itself, of the type that can be rationally explained and reliably applied.
.....to me that means "the pursuit of truth." And for those of you who consider yourself literalists, consider that a body of knowledge is not limited to what you consider to be a book with words. A human body is a type of interactive book with words that is constantly being written.........once we understand that our literal words and visualizations are but some of the vehicular methods of knowledge, communication, knowing and experimentation, we will progress!
Our best current estimates:
There are 7 x 10 to the 27th atoms in the human body (or seven billion billion billion or7 followed by 27 zeros) - imagine splitting one of these atoms....
There are 27 trillion human cells in the human body.
There are 100 trillion microorganisms on and in the human body (cells and viruses that are non-human).
Now with this information, tell me who you are and what you are capable of! Have a brand new thought today, one that you never knew you would think, and change the world for the better.
In summary, for a typical human of 70 kg, there are almost 7*1027 atoms (that's a 7 followed by 27 zeros!) Another way of saying this is "seven billion billion billion." Of this, almost 2/3 is hydrogen, 1/4 is oxygen, and about 1/10 is carbon. education.jlab.org
The adult human body is made up of about 37 trillion cells.
Ann Hum Biol. 2013 Nov-Dec;40(6):463-71. doi: 10.3109/03014460.2013.807878. Epub 2013 Jul 5.
An estimation of the number of cells in the human body.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Graphic depicting the microbiome of human skin, with relative prevalences of various classes of bacteria.
The human microbiome (or human microbiota) is the aggregate of microorganisms, a microbiome that resides on the surface and in deep layers of skin (including in mammary glands), in the saliva and oral mucosa, in the conjunctiva, and in the gastrointestinal tracts. this:http://www.genome.gov/Pages/Newsroom/CurrentNewsReleases/Nature_HMP_061312.pdf