The flu season is in full swing. There are reports of severe cases of the flu in almost every state, and in some states even death. As of the date of this post some reports of over 20 deaths in Washington State.
Understanding a few things about the flu might be helpful in preventing as well as recovering from the flu.
In reality there are many tensions occurring within any one person’s body at any one time. It’s like a symphony with all its various instruments. Some instruments (the base, drums, and horns) are very loud and some (the flutes, piccolos, and violins) are very quiet but they are all playing at the same time.
“The urge to simplify may have its roots in the wish to see the gut as a consequence of a single perfect design experiment whereas in reality the control mechanisms of the gut are the messy result of adaptive changes over millions of years that have created complementary and overlapping control systems. All these systems together reliably perform the task of moving and mixing gut content to provide us with essential nutrients.”
Studying human anatomy from an evolutionary perspective, on some level, is almost a spiritual exploration because it provides us with a deeper understanding of the processes of change, which is always at work, always occurring, never ceasing.
Happy holidays to all my visceral buddies! I hope you all enjoy a wonderful holiday and even more amazing, wonderful new year…
As 2015 comes to a close and you all get ready to spend some quality time with your families over the holiday period, I thought I would take a moment to thank you for being part of the VM Study Group community over the past year, reminisce about what we have accomplished together and drop a few hints about what we can all look forward to in the year to come…