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  • 2012 Oct 12


The Kidney Miracle

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This body that you and I move around in is pretty amazing. One of the amazing qualities it has might be called "compensation." In other words, when one part breaks down, it seems as if another part gets stronger in order to help make up the difference.

For example, if you tragically lose the sight in one eye, the other one gets stronger. If you lose your sight totally, you get a sharpened sense of hearing; in a sense, to compensate. I've always marveled at what happens when a person loses a kidney for example. Suddenly you have half of what you need to stay alive. You had two; now you got one, but not for long. Somehow, that diminished capacity is taken care of because the remaining kidney enlarges its capacity and starts to do the work of two kidneys. Now it couldn't do that until it had to. But when it had to, it could.

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