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“You can’t get something out of a brain that hasn’t been put in there first.” – Andrew Pudewa

Such a simple statement. Wish I had said it first.

Why We Homeschool Our Kids

3 Reasons Why You Should Consider it Too

Educating your child is the most important job you have as a parent. There are many ways to educate a child. Most people choose to outsource their child’s education either to the state, letting their child be educated by the public school system, or to a private institution, or to a professional individual, such as a private tutor.

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The ideal solution is to educate your child yourself.

Why I Went to Portland

Correcting Feet and Correcting Subluxations

While foot structure and chiropractic have been interlinked for decades, the typical chiropractic approach has been to recommend custom orthotics in an attempt to correct imbalances in the feet and ankles, thereby correcting imbalances in the hips and pelvis leading to a more stabilized spine that will correct and heal.

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I have never liked the idea of orthotics. Orthotics are crutches, merely masking symptoms and compensating weaknesses instead of actually fixing a problem.

10 Lessons I Wish I’d Learned in Chiropractic School

During chiropractic school I was focused on one thing and one thing only… graduating and passing boards. Everyone who enters chiropractic school is focused on the same thing, and that is exactly what they teach you; how to graduate and how to pass boards.

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Passing the boards is only the first step, though and it’s not really that pivotal of a step in the grand scheme of being a health care provider. Like any education system, exams like national board exams show whether you are a good test taker rather than showing whether or not you are a good, or will be a good and competent chiropractor.

Whenever the new thinking, however weak and anemic, becomes the common thinking, the mind becomes quick to lock out the old thinking as “impossible” or “not practical or desirable.”

What is the Purpose of Sanctification?

In Christendom there is a constant ongoing battle between it’s members. Christians love to argue about everything: denominations, politics, Scripture meanings; but one ongoing debate from the very beginning (Remember Peter and the Judaizers? Galatians 2) is whether or not the law of God still stands. At either end of the pendulum swing stands anti-nomians and pietists.

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An anti-nomian is one who, by definition, is against the law of God. We live in an age of grace and are not held accountable to the law anymore is the typical anti-nomian mantra.

America’s Biggest Problem

I went to the polls like a good citizen yesterday. As I checked in, I chatted with the ladies at the first table about my name (“Wow, you’re a third. Must be some kind of royalty.”), where I live (“I live right down the lane from you.”) and if I was the guy who bought the antique shop across from the Post Office. At the second table I was surprised to see ballots for every conceivable party under the sun.

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Unlike a good citizen, I am ashamed to admit to you, with the exception of three candidates, I had no clue who to vote for. In fact, I’ve been so out of it lately that I didn’t recognize over 90% of the names on the ballot.

Does Vitalistic Chiropractic Violate the First Commandment?

I am a chiropractor by day. In short, this means I make a living by removing spinal misalignments that are creating neurological interference (defined as vertebral subluxations) which affects how the body and the brain communicate with each other.

This interference creates symptoms of all kinds varying from the simple back ache, to migraines, to all out serious digestive disorders and even death.

Stop Aiming and Start Firing

If you’re anything like me you can get pretty frustrated with life and the inability to accomplish tasks and meet goals on a day to day basis.

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I’ve always wanted to be a prodigious producer, a creator, a publisher. When I was a kid, I would have told you that I wanted to be a writer and a radio producer when I grew up. My heros were Paul Harvey, James Burke, Roger Ebert and William F. Buckley, Jr. It would seem with the advent of the web, that my ability to actually be a content producer increased exponentially, but I’m far from taking full advantage of what the internet offers to someone with such aspirations.