Start Where You Are

Start where you are.  Use what you have.  Do what you can.                                                                       Arthur Ashe The first step in dealing with a major illness is denial. ...

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We Don’t Need Jobs. We Need Entrepreneurs.

As the third child in a family of four, I developed a work ethic at an early age.  My family had always lived from check to check.  So if I wanted anything at all for myself, I had to work for it.   Allowances were unheard of.  Birthdays were acknowledged with hand written promises that when finances improved, I would get ...

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How Science, Education, and Government Promote Widespread Chronic Illness

Illness changes the way a person views the world.  I’ve spent much of my life following “scientific principles”  and “medically approved recommendations” for health management and diet.  I always trusted public education to provide information that is helpful to individual citizens.   Remarkably, the only times I’ve reversed any long term illness have been the times I’ve given up on all ...

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A 2012 Christmas Prayer

May the world order now dawning reverse our values, that we may begin to place: health above wealth probiotic above antibiotic natural above synthetic diversity above conformity and evolution by symbiosis above survival of the fittest.

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Fibromyalgia and Biodepletion

Bioaccumulation occurs when chemicals or toxins accumulate as they move up the food chain. Many believe fibromyalgia is caused by exposure to too many chemicals in the environment.  But after decades of research, no toxin has been associated with fibromyalgia. However, many who suffer from fibromyalgia have a history of repeated illness, and repeated use of antibiotics. In addition, many ...

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On Selecting Supplements

  Fibromyalgia, like probably every illness known, is influenced by nutritional health.   It simply makes good sense to eat right when treating the disease. For those of us who live in the Garden of Eden and eat fresh, whole, natural foods on a daily basis, this is a non-issue.  But I’m not in Eden, so until my gardening skills improve, ...

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When Medicine Doesn’t Work

Those closest to me well are aware that I’ve been complaining about pain and numbness for years.    I’ve treated the pain like I’ve treated all my health problems.  I saw doctors, read articles, and researched all the latest cures.  Then I went back to work.  But as time passed, my symptoms increased.  Often, the increase was due to side effects from medication.  Over a number of ...

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Dimensions of Affirmative Action

December 1, 2012 Yesterday I received my November copy of Imprimis, a terrific little newsletter from Hillsdale College that features thoughtful discussions about education and civil liberty.  Edward Erler’s article therein challenges legislation that promotes equality through reverse discrimination.  His article contributes to recent affirmative action discussions generated by the Supreme Court case Fisher vs. University of Texas.  Such discussions ...

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Diversity is Lost When Reasoning Is Unidimensional

Babies are born into multidimensional worlds filled with sights, sounds, odors, tastes, and sensations that stimulate all senses.  When early childhood experiences allow babies to apply these senses to diverse experiences, learning progresses rapidly.  Without formal coaching, babies quickly develop physical coordination important for walking.  Without grammer books, babies quickly acquire basic communication skills that exceed those of many adults ...

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Multidimensional Reasoning Fosters Sustainability

  Changing the way we live in our environment will require changing the way we think about our environment.  In nature, sustainability is achieved through diversity.   Complex food webs ensure that energy and natural resources crucial for life itself are continuously recycled and redistributed across ecosystems.  When biodiversity is lost, food webs become inefficient, and resources are no longer accessible ...

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