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I can answer questions about which modalities are effective, and which are less effective, or outright quackery. I can answer questions about which modalities have a spiritual component, and explain why they do. I can advise Christians on which modalities they can practice without violating their faith. I can locate resources, that will help a person find a practitioner. I can help a person figure out what questions to ask of a practitioner, and what kind of practitioner to seek. I can also recommend internet resources for various health problems. I can discuss various martial arts, explain the theories behind them, and explain which require a spiritual component, and which rely on physical forces for their effectiveness. I have studied various religions for a number of years, and can talk about meditation techniques from a Christian point of view.

Experience in the area

I have experience as a patient with a number of alternative therapies. I have researched many of them, and know which ones are more effective than others. I particularly focus on which therapies would be compatible with the Christian faith. Some modalities have a spiritual component, which is not compatible. I have also practiced herbalism with my family and friends for a number of years. I have experienced various kinds of physical manipulation for dislocated joints and other similar problems, and I have trained in the martial arts, which is relevant to some therapies. Martial arts are also therapeutic. I have also been writing a book on the uses of Sonoran Desert herbs, which already has 900 pages. It is a review of information in the literature, coupled with some of my personal experience. I have done the research for this book in eight languages. I also have done strength training and weightlifting. I am familiar with some technique and nutrition.

Education/Credentials

I studied the use of Sonoran Desert herbs with Peter "Bigfoot" Busnack. I studied midwifery with Norman Casserley, aka Mister Midwife. Three of my children were born at home. I have a second degree black belt in taekwondo and have also played judo and studied Kem Scrima Do.

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2016-06-08 glaucoma:

Hello, linda,    This is outside my area of expertise, because I focus on the validity of various alternative therapies in light of a biblical faith. That said, I have heard that apparently marijuana will

2015-10-05 Hormones:

Hello, James,    Partly your question depends on why you think you aren't sensitive enough to testosterone. Is it an age-related question, or are you a bodybuilder?    You should get your hormones tested

2015-09-12 Naturopath?:

Hello, bud,    It is somewhat difficult for me to be able to give you a definite answer without knowing more specifics about what symptoms you are experiencing, and what your diet is like in general, as

2015-03-22 immune system:

Hello, JoAnne,    Immune system problems are often due to nutritional deficiencies. We all have them, because the soils have been depleted, and most of us don't really eat right anyway. Nowadays, it takes

2015-03-13 Serrapeptase:

Hello, Barry,    Although your question is not exactly in the area of my expertise, I can probably give you some help. I have used proteolytic enzymes for inflammation and find them very effective. The

 

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