Revitalizing Medicine

I am compelled to have a hand in revitalizing modern medicine for reasons both material and spiritual. Our present health care system is plagued with limiting assumptions, many of which have little to nothing to do with the core body of truth which governs all things biotic. My aim in this brief essay is to …

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We haven’t changed much

The remains of the past have long fascinated the thinking men and women of the present, for a very good reason. The period of cultural history known as the Renaissance, which began in Italy in roughly the 14th century and catalyzed fresh thoughts throughout the rest of Europe through the 17th century, largely took its …

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Non-Suppressive Pediatrics

The practice of medicine took an interesting turn in the United States roughly a century ago. The net result of that turn is that the majority of interventions are suppressive in nature. This is particularly true in the field of pediatric care. Symptoms and illness are not always a bad thing. In fact, more often …

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The Child of Liberalism

Anyone interested in what shaped the United States' founding generation's views on human nature, virtue and purpose ought to read Carl J. Richard's The Founders and the Classics: Greece, Rome and the American Enlightenment. Richard's comprehensive study of the founders' classical reading provides a clear and useful reference point to square back to when confronting …

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What is education?

"The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life." ~ Plato The transition into the 20th century was a watershed event for both medicine and education. Over the course of a few decades, medical education and the system of primary and secondary education employed in our nation relinquished their classical …

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Healthy Parts, Healthy Whole

Economic depression cannot be cured by legislative action or executive pronouncement. Economic wounds must be healed by the action of the cells of the economic body - the producers and consumers themselves. ~ Herbert Hoover Herbert Hoover's response to the Great Depression- a fiscally conservative approach that relied more on a call to confidence and …

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Your Lucky Day

Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson One of the presenters I was privileged to watch this weekend at our annual Energetix Lyceum described the methylation pathways of our body. Methylation acts as an on/off switch that allows the body to learn how to deal with …

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The Simple Things in “L”ife

    My youngest son, who is now four years old, learned to pronounce the letter "l" properly this weekend. I daresay that I will miss the "w" that typically stood in the place of a properly pronounced hard "l", but hey, "wife" goes on. He spent the entire weekend searching for words that began …

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Talkin’ ’bout a revolution, wherever you go…

Just as the printing press transformed religion and the Western world in the mid-1400s, the internet is catalyzing massive changes in virtually every sphere of human activity. Medicine, science, politics, education, the arts and many other major cultural institutions are adjusting so quickly to the internet's democratizing influence that the heads of the old guard …

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What changed? Well, everything changed.

"A man hasn't got a corner on virtue just because his shoes are shined." - Ann Petry All this talk of fashion reminds me of a wonderful tour I was given of the John Lobb workshop in Paris, prior to its move to the rue de Mogador. If you haven't heard the name before, John Lobb …

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