Archive July 2012
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Water RetentionWater metabolism is an important homoeostasis mechanism of the body. Approximately 60% of lean body mass is water: two thirds of total body water is located inside cell as intracellular fluid (ICF), and one third is extra cellular fluid (ECF). The ECF is further divided into an intravascular compartment (25%) and an interstitial compartment (75%). This, in a 70 kg man, total body water is 42 liters of which 28 liters is intracellular, and 14 liters are extra cellular: 3.5 liters of the extra cellular fluid is located in the intravascular compartment, while most of the other 10.5 liters is located in the interstitial fluid.
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The Best of Both WorldsI met my husband my second day on campus at Northwestern University, 1991. He was one year ahead of me; I was asking him which book to buy for Introduction to Sociology. He was an established molecular biology major, having years of laboratory research experience behind him already. I, too, decided to major in biology, but with a physiology concentration. The micro and the macro--that may be us in a nutshell: Both amazed and awed by the mysterious and yet completely logical ways a body works—the ultimate integrated system—but from opposite ends of the spectrum.
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Creating Your Future What I have learned is that when you follow your heart magic happens. Years ago when I was struggling with the pain of being a physician and surgeon, due to all the things I wasn’t trained to deal with, Dr. Carl Simonton came to Connecticut to present a weekend workshop about his work with cancer patients. I thought his non- medical techniques would empower me and give me more tools with which I could help my patients.
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Plan Your Holistic Reunion I just came back from a big family reunion, and I know your first question: ”Ooh boy, was that really fun, or was it really difficult?” I'm happy to say it was a blast! My family gets along very well, and we move together extremely fluidly for a group of 12 people, consisting of three generations of needs, energy levels and physical capabilities. I was flooded with a new set of heartwarming memories of my wonderful family to take home with me.
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Make Your Holistic Name Count
“Are your members certified to practice holistic medicine.”
We get that. A lot.
Before reading on: what does your public AHMA profile say about you? Does it accurately reflect who you are? Your area of expertise? Information about your education and credentials, relevant certification? Your approach to patient care? How would someone know enough about you to want to make an appointment to see you? How do you practice holistic medicine?
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