Friday, 13 December 2019


Wealth tax is unknown to those who live outside Europe. In Canada, USA and Panama there is no such tax. However in European countries such as Spain and France there is a wealth tax that takes up to 2.4% of your net worth. This is applied to both residents and non-residents who work there. It applies to all your profits, investments, savings and assets you accumulate during the year and you pay this every year.

Luckily there is no such tax in Canada and US. However this may change. One of the Democrats leadership candidates in US is proposing to add a Wealth Tax in US if she becomes president of United States in 2020 election. 

If you plan to move to Europe, you should check all the applicable taxes. Their system differs from Canada and US and that may affect your financial situation.

For example if you buy a property in Spain, aside from property tax, you also pay Rental Income Tax (between 1 to 2%) even if you do not rent your property. You will also pay up to 30% tax on the appreciation of the land value your house is built on, as well as up to 23% capital gain on selling the house.

Spain is a great place to visit and vacation in. I loved my vacation in Mallorca. It was amazing. Look at the mountains in this photo! They are heavenly!

I am currently in Madrid as I have to work on merging the admissions offices of National University of Medical Sciences in Madrid (Spain) with the one in Naples (Florida) in order to decrease our operational costs. After Madrid I have to visit Naples and spend some time in Florida before going home to Panama. 

A Simple Way to Increase Your Income

For obvious reasons you should aim to increase your income every year. However one not so obvious reason is that if you do not, you will actually lose money!

If your income is the same every year, you are losing money due to inflation. For example in 2018 the inflation rate in Canada was 2.24%. Meaning if you made $100,000 in 2017, your money in 2018 was worth $97,760 in purchasing power!

I teach my students at National Academy of Osteopathy and National University of Medical Sciences a simple way to increase their yearly income and it never fails to help them make more money every year.

What you measure gets managed and what you pay attention to grows. So to increase your annual income you should focus on it.

One simple way to do so is to decide how much of an increase you want to have. Then use a large blank paper (they sell this at Staples) and make a chart on it.

Make two perpendicular lines on the paper. On the vertical line start at the bottom your current income and on the top your desired income. Then divide the line to 10 segments,

Divide the horizontal line into 12 segments, starting with the next month, for example, December, January, February, etc.

Now post this chart in a room of your house that you use most often (hopefully not the kitchen or the bedroom! ). The goal is to see this chart all the time.

As I mention regularly to my students what gets measured, gets managed. Once you know your monthly income (many do not know this) then consciously and subconsciously you will do things such as marketing that is needed to increase your monthly income because the reminder is there in your home everyday for you to see. It motivates you.

I use this technique effectively everytime I want to lose weight! It works greatly for weight loss as well! It is simple yet effective way to help you achieve your goal.

I am leaving Madrid soon. My work at National University of Medical Sciences (Spain) is finishing soon and it is time for me to visit National University of Medical Sciences (USA) in Florida. We are merging the admission offices of our two universities in Spain and USA to decrease operational costs.

Mimosa Tree

My grandparents in their home in the village of Foshtom (in Gilan, Iran), had a tree that was so exotic looking. I never saw it anywhere else in Iran and I always thought of it as an exotic tree from a far away place.

In Europe I saw many such trees. Recently I learned this tree is called Mimosa Tree, or Persian Silk Tree or Pink Silk Tree and that it is a native of Iran. In 1800s it was brought to Europe by an Italian and from there to Florida, California, Panama and elsewhere!

I have decided to buy this tree and plant it in my home in Panama as a way to remember my grandparents.

The flowers are like silk and when I was a kid (and even now) I loved to rub one on my face. It just feels so good! 

💟 My First Year Anniversary of Moving to Panama! 💟

It was around this time last year, November 27, 2018 that I was on my way to the airport. It was dark around 5AM or so, snow on the ground and a depressing mood fell over me. This was the 2nd time in my life where I was leaving permanently to another country. First was when I left Iran at the age of 20 and 2nd leaving Canada for Panama at the age of 52.

I was leaving behind family and loved ones. I travel often, sometimes once per month. And I lived in many countries but as a tourist. Until then I had never left Canada permanently. My heart was in Canada and I felt depressed and sad. Tears were flowing from my eyes and doubt penetrated my heart and mind. Was I making a mistake? Will I see my loved ones often? 

In the airplane I was also in a depressing mood as well. What was I doing uprooting my life after 32 years of being in Canada? Canada is beautiful, Canada is amazing. I was even thinking about getting the next flight back to Canada!

When the airplane landed, when the door opened and I got out the hot air hit me. I am a Latino in my heart. I love the smell of the air, the sun and the heat in Latin countries. Something in the air excites me, rejuvenates me. Energizes me.

When I got out the airplane, a smile came on my face. I felt at home immediately and I knew I made the right choice. My gut feeling told me so as well.

Moving to Panama was one of the best things I have done in my life! It changed my life personally and business wise. It opened my eyes to a world of possibilities. Panama has one of the best business laws I have seen. You keep everything you make for yourself and your assets are protected. The food is local and tastes great, how it should taste. I have never eaten anything more tasty than here. The veggies, fruit and seafood are amazing. People are so friendly. There is natural beauty everywhere. Air is fresh and clean, no pollution.

All in all Panama is a beautiful safe country with great people, clean food and clean air. Your body stays healthy, your soul remains happy and your wallet remains full. And you do not need to hibernate six months of the year indoors because of snow and cold weather! A win win situation!

What day can be better than today?

Everyday when I wake up the first thing I do in the dark is to smile because I witness a miracle, which is I am still alive for one more day!

What day can be better than today? I woke up and I still breath!

That in itself is a reason for me to celebrate today!

I love my Grateful Walks!

Early in the morning, when the world is quite, I walk outside to give thanks to God for all I have. The walk keeps me healthy in the body and mind.

I like this so much that I made a lecture out of it in the Business Management lectures I give at National Academy of Osteopathy and National University of Medical Sciences.

Many of my students now do the Grateful Walk everyday and they love it!

Persian Silk Tree in Panama

It is such a beautiful day and it got even more beautiful when I saw three Persian Silk Trees in the neighborhood! 💟 

What I focus on grows in my life. That is why I always focus on what I want and many times it comes true for me.

A few days ago I decided to buy and plant a Persian silk Tree in my home as a tribute to my grandparents who had such a tree in the village of Foshtom in Gilan (Iran). I was thinking about this tree for a few days.

When you focus on something for a while the reticular activating system (RAS) part of your brain brings what you focus on to your attention. 

You see and hear millions bits of information everyday. They are all in your brain but you are not aware of them. RAS makes you aware of part of these information database if it feels that is what you want. How it decides so is by sensing what you focus on most.

I walk daily in my neighborhood and see many trees. I must have seen these three Persian Silk Trees many times but my RAS did not bring them to my attention because I did not focus on this tree before. After I started focusing on it, I see it more often.

I went into this topic in detail with my students because it is so important. What you want to avoid comes true for you because you are focusing on it. That is what separates the wealthy from others. Research shows the wealthy focus on what they want while most other people focus on things they wish to avoid.

I focus on having a beautiful life, and I got a beautiful life. 💟 Focus on what you want and you will get what you focus on.

💟 Thank you Panama! 💟

I feel so free here! Your sunshine brings so much joy and happiness to my life.

Life is better with sun in it!

💟 I saw an avocado tree in the neighborhood! 💟

One reason why I love Panama so much is the abundance of natural fruits and vegetables. They have amazing fresh natural taste here. Elsewhere many of the fruits and veggies are tasteless as they pick them up when not ripe so they could travel long distance.

Here in Panama you feel the heat of the sun in every bite you take! Sun is life.

💟 Love is the answer! 💟

I read in the New York Times newspaper yesterday about a research done by neuroscientists that showed pain decreased when people in pain looked at a photo of a loved one and thought about that person.

May this beautiful bright lemon and the sun shining on it brighten your day with love the way it did mine!

🌞 Happiness is.....playing golf in DECEMBER! 🌞

God has blessed me with a beautiful life in Panama and I am grateful for it. 💟

One reason I moved to Panama is that I can stay outside all day, any day of the year, even in the winter times!

I am grateful to my Creator. 💟

If you love the sun and bright colors and enjoy outdoor activities then Panama is your paradise!

I love biking and now I get to bike in Panama everyday of the year even in DECEMBER!!

I have listened to God when he said "You work and I shall provide". I worked to have a beautiful life and the Lord has made my dream a reality. 💟 

With Dr Dasha Veprjitska in Panama

I am so happy Dr Dasha Veprjitska, DOMP, BSc (Ost), MBA, DO (Spain), joined me in Panama to help us restructure the admissions offices of our universities.

To make our work more efficient and to decrease operational costs, we are merging the admissions offices of our universities. This in no way affects any student. However it will help us tremendously to offer faster more efficient services.

Dasha is a ballerina since she was 4 years old. She became a dance champion in Ontario (Canada) before deciding to study osteopathy. She is one of the youngest doctors of osteopathy in the world. 

Dasha is working as one of my business managers. She has a masters in business administration (MBA) which in addition to her diploma and degrees in osteopathy makes her a perfect candidate for this position as a manager.

While she was my student, she achieved the highest marks in the final exams at National Academy of Osteopathy. I am honored to have her as a member of my team.

It is always a great feeling to see a fellow Canadian in Panama and even better when that person is a student and an employee!

💟 Today is a great day to give thanks to God! 💟

💟 Panama is beautiful! 💟

I have a successful life because I create a successful life for my students.

I do not just teach osteopathy. I teach my students everything I know about business to ensure they become successful manual osteopaths.

In business, similar to life you must give before you take. And to become #1 in your business, you must give a lot more than you take!

💟 This is how I show my love for Panama! 💟

I love Panama and I want everyone to get the opportunity to feel how it feels to live in paradise!
Since last year that I moved permanently to Panama, my articles motivated many people to move to Panama. I am a volunteer tourism ambassador for Panama it seems.

I cannot help it. I just love this country. Today after I posted this article: on my page and shared it in different Iranian groups, I received 100s of messages. Until now I was answering them!

I do all this for free. I am not an immigration lawyer. I do not own a hotel. I do not have any motivation except helping people have a better quality of life in paradise, and also help Panama as a way to say thanks for being such amazing country.

Anyone who visits me in Panama wants to move here, including National Academy of Osteopathy business manager, Dr Dasha Veprjitska, DOMP, BSc (Ost), MBA, DO (Spain). This is her 2nd visit to Panama to help us with business and both times she asked me to transfer her from Toronto to Panama! She loves the culture, weather, food and people in Panama.

💟 Panama is paradise. 💟 

A Request by Panama City Officials

Panama City is working to invite chefs to open more ethic restaurants there. Currently there is no Persian restaurant in Panama. As I was born in Iran, Panama City officials requested my help in informing the Iranian public about this business opportunity in Panama.

I am an Iranian/Canadian/Panamanian. I live in Panama since November 27, 2018 and fell in love with this country. It is paradise! The country is beautiful, it has great weather (above 24 degrees all year, and sun almost every day of the year), it is safe, has US dollar as currency. The food tastes great here, air is clean and there is ocean and mountains in every corner. 

I feel any chef who opens a Persian restaurant in Panama City will achieve success. There are a number of Arabic restaurants here and they are doing great in business. One of them called Beirut started from a small room and now owns the whole building in the center of panama City!

There are tons of wealth and money in Panama City. The city looks like Miami. People from around the world park their money here or register their companies here as when the income is generated outside Panama, there is no tax on it. Investments have no tax here on their profits as well.

Additionally using nominee directors afford a type of asset protection not found elsewhere. This means people's money is protected. Panama City is a magnet for the wealthy.

These wealthy people in Panama City frequent restaurants often. In some high end restaurants a meal with wine costs easily above $100. In Panama City restaurants can have similar income to US and Canada but at lower operating cost. While they pay tax in Panama, they can use the International Business Corporation (IBC) to delegate some tasks of their work which reduces their tax greatly. Labour is also less expensive here.

Immigrating to Panama is easy. I received my permanent residency in 7 days! It costs me only a total of $3700 in lawyer fee and government fee! Panamanian passport is accept by over 120 countries in the world including European countries. This means you can visit Europe without the need to apply for a visa.

If you are an Iranian chef, and have enough money to invest in a restaurant, I highly recommend you to consider opening a Persian restaurant in Panama City.

By the way Panama looks a lot like province of Gilan (where I grew up), without the cold and snow. Below is a photo of a restaurants in Gilan, Iran. Panama has similar mountains as well.

Panama is paradise! 💟

Monday, 2 December 2019

To get to the top 10% of your field, you must read one hour a day.

Research publicized by my friend and mentor, Brian Tracy in his book "The New Psychology of Achievement" which is one of my most favourite books of all time , shows those who read about their professional field (such as osteopathy) and business management (such as marketing) will reach the top 10% of their field within 5 years.

Some say their days are fully booked and have no time to spend on reading. I recommend to them to wake up an hour early to read. 

I have three doctoral degrees in chiropractic, osteopathy and rehabilitation. I have an MBA degree in business. I am president of three universities in Spain, USA and Panama, an osteopathy college in Canada and Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada which has 326 clinics in 30 countries. I am busy! I do a lot of work! But I still read more than an hour a day in fields such as osteopathy and business. At one point many years ago in Canada I had read all the business books they were selling in the local Chapter's bookstore.

I strongly believe one of the reasons for my success is because of how I read. And that is thanks to my father 💟. Since I was a child he encouraged me to read. He got me a library card for the local university and he made a deal with a local bookstore to sell me books two at a time. Once I finish the books and tell the bookstore owner what the books were about he would sell me two more books and send the bill to my father. Many days I would finish the two books in a day!

If you have a child it is of utmost importance you encourage him/her to read as much as they can. And you must also do so.

A book can become your best friend. It can help you become financially successful. Buy books, audio CDs, journal and magazines and start reading.

I recommend you spend up to 3% of your annual income on books, magazines, journals and audio books. Not only you become more successful, reading is a lot of fun as well. It is a fun way to reach the top 10% of your field!   

Thursday, 28 November 2019

Want to Work Near a Beach?

I received today a message from one of my students at National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada) who is planning to work in a spa of an international resort. She told me all the job postings are for massage therapists. That is true. You will not find a job posting for manual osteopaths in spas.
Most people, including Spa owners think osteopathy is for pain only. However it is also used for relaxation and wellness by clients who visit manual osteopaths on regular basis for relaxation, wellness and stress relief. 
If you do plan to work in a resort, you should educate the spa owners about osteopathy. Mention that osteopathy is not for pain relief only and that you can do osteopathic wellness and relaxation care. Mention that clients like it a lot and most prefer it even to massage and that offering osteopathic relaxation gives their businesses a competitive advantage.
There are many spas in Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand that have manual osteopaths working there. However it is not yet so popular elsewhere. 
I had given a lecture as part of my business management section that offers guidelines on how to work internationally and how to obtain a position in a resort. 

DDS meets MD

This article is written by Canadian dentist / manual osteopath, Dr Paul Greenacre, one of my students at National University of Medical Sciences (Spain). 


A personal view by Dr. Paul Greenacre DDS & manual osteopath

Today we are faced with an epidemic of disturbed dietary patterns and deficient human growth outcomes termed Musculo-skeletal Dysmorphogenesis (MD), which are being caused by widespread micronutrient deficiencies. These are due to such factors as deficient maternal nutrient supply or insufficient resources within the mother’s system generally. This involves several other factors such as poor modern macronutrient food choices, partly due to faulty meal planning, partly due to consuming too much cooked or depleted foods and partly due to obvious world-wide soil nutrient depletion, combined with a dangerous decline in breastfeeding.  Further the introduction of several metabolic disruptor synthetic foods like refined sugars, MSG, additives, preservatives, and a host of non food chemicals .In summary, all of these factors lead to imperfect epigenetic expression of the potentially perfect human physical genome.

The first obvious indicator-area of Mankind’s Dysmorphogenesis or skeletal breakdown is the shape or width of the palatal arch – Maxillary Dysmorphogenesis (MD) - that starts forming at about 8½ weeks in utero. No one in clinical medicine is measuring the size or shape of the palatal arch at birth or beyond. This is a major medical oversight as it is vital diagnostic information. It is a key biological marker measurement that is being overlooked by all practitioners worldwide.

Under-developed palates mean that 60% of the children today will need orthodontics. Small palates have serious jaw, cranial, airway and spinal consequences.

An under-developed palate can cause a posteriorly displaced lower jaw, or the other DDS the Disc Displacement Syndrome and this in turn can lead to a forward-head posture so that C2 and C3 are significantly displaced. Consequently, the whole spine suffers. Putting it very simply,  “the head does not balance well if the palate is underdeveloped compared to our ancestral standards and then the mandible are displaced ”. Similarly Micronutrient Deficiencies mean that the (female) pelvis does not develop as fully or as widely as intended and therefore there is no full pelvic brim development to facilitate traditional vaginal deliveries. This may lead to a need for a C-section. One astute Australian Obstetrician, Dr. Kathleen Vaughn, told Dr. Weston Price that she could usually predict which women would need a C-section by looking at their faces and their crowded teeth and narrow smaller jaws. Further she found their gait was different due to their narrow under-developed hips.

The Dietary Dysmorphogenesis Dilemma:
Maxillary Dysmorphogenesis (MD) leads to shrinking Faces, shrinking airways, shrinking pelvises and possibly premature brain dysfunction. Why are human palates, pelvises, airways and faces shrinking? Is this related to Brain Dysmorphogenesis and Sleep Apnea Dysfunction?

Why do today’s humans not grow wide healthy palates like they did for 2 million years of humanoid history? Dr. Clark Spencer-Larsen, professor of anthropology at Ohio State University, states - “Over the past 10,000 years there has been a trend toward rounder skulls with smaller faces and jaws.”

Could it be that our jaws, faces and brains are all exhibiting Musculo-skeletal Dysmorphogenesis for the same reasons? Dr. Harold Arlen, MD ENT specialist, often spoke about jaw deterioration and the connection between the Tensor Veli Palatini (TVP) muscle, jaw dysfunction, stuffy ears or hearing loss and the Trigeminal nerve.
“ the TVP is the only muscle of the soft palate innervated by the Trigeminal nerve and the only muscle that functions to open the Eustachian tube. This is the key to the relationship between the jaw and ear dysfunction that is plaguing modern man, along with the deterioration of other parts of the jaw and the dental apparatus.” Others have referred to Maxillo-mandibular Dysmorphogenesis as well.

The following summary of a TMJ/MRI study refers to Maxillary Dysmorphogenesis in relation to TMJ problems and retrognathia and midline distortions:

A retrospective MRI study on 128 children 14 years of age or younger by two neuro-radiologists and an oral surgeon was designed to “evaluate the relationship between internal derangements of the temporomandibular joints and disturbed facial skeleton growth (Dysmorphogenesis),.........We conclude that TMJ derangements are both common in children and may contribute to the development of retrognathia, with or without asymmetry, in many cases.” (Pediatric Internal Derangements of the TM Joint: Effect on Facial Development. Published in the American J of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics 1993; 104:51-9)
Authors:  Dr. K.P.Schelhas,MD , neuroradiologist. Dr. S.R.Pollei,MD, neuroradiologist.
Dr. C.H.Wilkes,MD, oral surgeon.

I believe that there is a straight line relationship between ‘Micronutrient Deficiencies and the tmj related  “Disc Displacement Syndrome” Dr Brendan Stack, orthodontist, thought that about 70 per cent of orthodontic cases suffered from some form of   Disc Displacement Syndrome.

Why do humans have noticeably more narrow skulls while other mammals’ skulls and jaws have not changed? What are we doing wrong? Is our “civilized” diet now becoming a major disease factor?

Humans and our Hominid ancestors consistently grew great wide jaws with an almost edge-to-edge bite for about two million years without any effort.  These jaws grew to be very wide and healthy. Their simple raw and partly cooked diet and consistent tongue-swallow pattern essentially powered all this magnificent palatal growth. However, our civilized diet and feeding practices have changed this pattern of growth for the worse. Today 60 to 70 per cent of children require some form of orthodontics. There is now an epidemic of smaller maxillae creating under developed jaws, airways and faces.

Maxillary Dysmorphogenesis, or a smaller than acceptable palate, is very common today. In fact you could say that the ‘Canary in the Cranium” is Maxillary Dysmorphogenesis.  A small maxilla is in fact, an overlooked and undiagnosed medical epidemic, a poorly underestimated osseous key marker of human health. It is quite simply overlooked. Yet it represents an undeclared modern human crisis. The first consequence of a small upper jaw is that this problem affects good functioning of the upper airway the sinuses our vision possibly and it certainly disturbs lower jaw posture. The dysfunction of the two most important joints in the human being  (which are the left and right jaw joints) is usually a direct consequence. Of Maxillary Dysmorphogenesis .If your lower jaw grows to be almost full sized how could it fit into an undersized maxilla? How do you fit a size 9 mandible into a size 7 maxilla? This is why everyone knows about TMJ problems. As my teacher and orthodontist confrere, Dr. Lawrence Funt, used to say:

  The Maxilla is the Criminal and the Mandible is the Victim.”

Archeologists and anthropologists know that the human palates, faces and pelvises are shrinking but they do not know why. Perhaps this is all part of a larger overlooked problem. This is the Dietary Deficiency Syndrome meeting Musculo-skeletal Dysmorphogenesis. Thus DDs meets MD!

Here are a few of the possible reasons for the big picture of Mankind’s Decline or our Musculoskeletal Dysmorphogenesis:

1.                  Changes in how many modern humans swallow.  The hypoglossal muscle gets mistrained when we use badly designed and unphysiologic latex nipples when we bottle feed. This means the tongue does not consistently push up and forward on the developing palate to empower or stimulate proper forward and lateral palatal growth. This means the palatal and the two lateral growth plates do not grow to their full lateral and forward physiologic ancestral genetic potential.   Leonardo da Vinci said
 “The function of muscles is to pull not to push except in the case of the tongue.”

2. Micronutrient deficiencies in our food supply due to soil depletion means fewer trace minerals, vitamins, amino acids and enzymes and essential oils. Dr Roger Williams said years ago
 After 55 years in the field of biochemistry, I believe strongly that good nutrition is the key to expanding our physical, mental and emotional powers.”
 Other experts have recognized Micronutrient Deficiencies. Linus Pauling, PhD. said
“You can trace every sickness, every disease and every ailment to a mineral deficiency.”

Sadly many children are deficient in trace minerals and other nutrients today. Yet we as dentists could measure these easily using baby teeth for mineral assay.   

Teeth are the most mineral-dense structures in our bodies. Our baby teeth and our adult teeth could provide us with an exact trace mineral record or mineral assay of any trace minerals that we have lacked during prenatal and post natal development. Some researchers think that they can predict our future disease tendencies by knowing our trace mineral deficiencies.  Certainly, this is true in veterinary medicine and logically  
This is why farmers employ “salt licks “. It should hold true in human medicine.  The concentration of trace minerals in our baby teeth and adult teeth is a unique biological phenomenon.  We should be using information about minerals more in modern medical and dental diagnosis. Imagine counseling all your patients on their actual trace mineral deficiencies and which diseases these deficiencies will make them susceptible to develop. This knowledge and methodology is coming soon.

 Dr  Haigivara, MD and medical researcher stated “Modern science has made it clear that all changes within the cells of Humankind are performed by the action of enzymes. It has been found that minerals have much to do with the activities of enzymes. In that sense, minerals can be said to be enzymes for the enzymes.”

Dr. Alfred Aslander wrote about trace minerals over 50 years ago in the Journal of Applied Nutrition (Vol 17 No 4, 1964).  He applied the principles of plant-based trace mineral supplementation to his children via bone meal. They all grew  good arches and perfect teeth. The animals ate plants rich in minerals to pass this on to his children in their bone meal. Even better fishmeal is infused with all the minerals of the ocean, the original and the richest source of all life sustaining ionic trace minerals.
Dr Robert Thompson just wrote The Calcium Lie II recommending more trace minerals to all his patients and appealing to physicians everywhere to follow his biochemical logic. I highly recommend you read his book. His results are excellent.
Dr Charles Northern an Alabama MD spent his lifetime researching how to enrich impoverished soils.
“I'm an M. D. My work lies in the field of biochemistry and nutrition. I gave up medicine because this is a wider and a more important work. Sick soils mean sick plants, sick animals, and sick people. Physical, mental, and moral fitness depends largely upon an ample supply and a proper proportion of the minerals in our foods. Nerve function, nerve stability, nerve cell-building likewise depend thereon. I'm really a doctor of sick soils."  “Countless human ills stem from the fact that the impoverished soils of America no longer provides plant foods with mineral elements essential to human nourishment and health”

3. Less breastfeeding, or none at all, for economic or other reasons. This is made worse by substituting cow’s milk for human milk; cow’s milk is high fat and high risk to cause allergies in human babies. Human milk is only 4% fat content. Think about that fact. Look up Milksucks. org. Read and think.  “What in milk’s name are we doing?” Cow’s milk has so many large molecules that can damage the child’s immature microbiome before he or she has the chance to make an informed decision on what he or she should eat for food. Why not stick with Mother Nature’s original plan? Imagine gorillas trying to raise cows to feed their young. How stupid can we get? I will bet on the gorillas.

4. Poor macronutrients food choices are made by too many people. We consume too many sweet drinks, sugars, synthetic sweeteners, and non-foods from the “just for profit” junk food industry; these are dangerous to human health. Contrast this modern fast food to Stone Age man. They used their stone clubs to smash open bones left behind by other animals to get the bone marrow “treat” in the center of the bones. Native North American Indians would transition a breast-feeding infant on to bone marrow from deer or moose. Today we stress out our infants’ microbiomes by introducing solids too early. Drop in at your local butchers and buy some bones for a bone marrow “treat” and make bone broth soup like your grandparents used to do. Corn syrup and fructose production increases every year in the USA and so does the level of late onset Diabetes. We consume far too much sugar and fructose. We grow far too much corn and import too much sugar cane.

5. Metabolic Disruptors in our diet and chemicals in our environment are disturbing human growth and development. We have added 100,000 new chemicals to our food and our environment since World War II. The chemical industries actually won the war. How can good fertilizers come from the oil industry?  Instead of traditional biologically smart farming methods we now farm chemically. Clean air and water are hard to find as well. Smog induced Rickets is back in many smog enveloped cities in China.

6. More allergies and food sensitivities block more noses and this changes the pattern of facial growth. Look at all the kids with open mouths and long faces. They are mostly victims of environmental allergens. Blocked noses are signs of lymphoid reactions to the wrong foods and other allergens and perhaps even earlier in utero predisposing nutrient deficiencies There are many studies suggesting strongly that disturbed nasal breathing due to allergies leads to mouth breathing and disturbed maxilla-mandibular development. Or the long face syndrome as suggested by Bursey and others. Many experts say our bankruptcy of trace minerals and enzymes has lead to the development of more and more allergies. Note cooking or heating foods kills the enzymes therein.

7. More high-speed traumas to children’s jaws because we move at a much faster speed in high-speed vehicles. One of the overlooked issues in almost all accidents and falls is the damage done to the discs and ligaments of the jaw joints caused by whiplash. Reciprocal to whiplash is ‘jaw lash’, which is always present and rarely checked.  Every accident victim should be checked for “jaw lash” to the growing jaw joints  - the two most important joints in the human body. Most test crash dummies do not even have jaw joints incorporated into their design. How stupid is that.

8. Frenum ties, both lingual to the tongue and under the upper lip are often undiagnosed or untreated. Midwives a hundred years ago corrected these tongue-tie problems within minutes of the child being born. I have several midwives as patients and I greatly respect their knowledge and opinions. They all regard tongue-ties as impediments to infants latching on to breast-feed.

9. ‘Disuse atrophy’ is another theory that says we just do not chew enough any more. It is true that we do not chew as heavily or as heartily as we used to. Can you imagine the Kardashians being invited over to a “hide chewing” party to make some new animal hide clothes? Actually the Kardashians would probably do this as a publicity stunt.
Don’t tell them the idea.
I guess times have changed in the clothing industry. Jaw muscles simple are not used that much in clothing production as in the time of our hunter-gatherer ancestors.

10. I cannot emphasize enough that enzyme deficiencies are involved in every single case of Microbiome Dysfunction. We age as the enzymes in our Microbiome degenerate and dysfunction.  Microbiome Dysfunction leads to Metabolic Dysfunction, which leads to Myodascial Dysfunction and Mental Dysfunction. We grow or regenerate if our microbiome flourishes . Our Enteric Brain or the One hundred trillion bacteria of our microbiome cannot be denied as being critical to our growth and health patterns. This is the future of nutrition research as begun almost 100 years ago by Dr Edward Howell. Your microbiome help manufacture many vitamins and other nutrients.
I quote Dr Howell “ To say that the body can easily digest and assimilate cooked food
may someday prove to be the most grievous oversight yet committed by science.” He suggested taking plant-based enzymes to help replace the lost enzymes in enzyme diminished cooked foods. Dr Richard Gerber said  “enzymes. .provide the electrochemical fire to run the cellular engines and ultimately keep the entire system working.”
In summary, Maxillary Dysmorphogenesis due to the “Dietary Deficiency Syndrome “ leads to major health problems for the growing child. Then the adult suffers from this loss of facial form for a lifetime if the diet and the form and function of the palate and jaws are not corrected.
Actually palates and noses are getting measurably narrower and this in turn causes maxilla-mandibular-nasal-hyoid dysfunction. Lower jaw displacement can contribute to airway distress and even more myo-neurologic dysfunction and myofascial distress and some researchers have noticed a correlation to the incidence of epileptic seizures.

We should look now at the importance of the maxilla and its development to all humans through the eyes of a great researcher, Dr. Weston Price DDS, who went on a worldwide odyssey to study human palates and jaws and the effect of the civilized diet on jaw growth. He wrote a book called “Nutrition and Physical Degeneration. A Comparison of Primitive and Modern Diets and Their Effects.” Every physician and dentist and health care worker in the world should read this book. He knew human palates well. When Dr Price summarized his life’s work, studying the beautiful wide arches of primitive cultures that were not exposed to the so-called  modern diet” or “civilized diet”, he said this:

“The most indelible impression left by my investigations among primitive races is that which came from examining 1276 skulls of (Peruvian) people who had been buried hundreds of years ago, without finding a single skull with the typical marked narrowing of the face and dental arches that afflicts a considerable proportion of the residents in modernized Peru, the United States and many communities of Europe today. I know of no problem so important to our modern civilization as the finding of the reason for this, and the elimination of the cause. Few will recognize the significance of this important point.”

This last sentence sums up his lifetime’s work; it is important that every practitioner and every family know this fact. The human face and airway is shrinking. Jaws and faces are getting narrower. We should all know why this is happening and understand how to reverse this pathological trend. The key to reversing this is to keep our natural tongue to palate swallow, use no artificial nipples, intake more enzymes, more trace minerals, more good fats and more probiotics in our diet through more seaweed, more bone marrow and bone broth soups, more raw foods and of course more breastfeeding for our children.

Dr Price was right and is still right. Today few if any medical practitioners or researchers are considering the importance of the growth and development of the upper dental arch or our palates. Our palates form the anatomical basis for our airways, our sinuses, our eye sockets, our noses and make our beautiful facial form.
Do more children today need reading glasses because the maxilla is not enabling the development of the eyeball and its attached ligaments? I could find no investigative research articles on this topic. If you do please inform me at once. 
The palate or maxilla is actually the gateway between the neurocranium and the viscerocranium. …Between the CNS brain and the Enteric brain of our Microbiome.
So does a small palate reflect Brain Dysmorphogenesis and Dysfunction as well as Facial Dysmorphogenesis and Dysfunction? Some researchers see a co-relation. “In the context of human developmental conditions, we review the conceptualization of schizophrenia as a neurodevelopmental disorder, the status of craniofacial dysmorphology as a clinically accessible index of brain Dysmorphogenesis…” (Waddington et al).

Then Buckley and Dean et al said,  Subtle Dysmorphogenesis of the craniofacial region constitutes important corroborating evidence of the neuro-developmental origins of schizophrenia”.
Psychiatry Res. 2016 Oct 30; 244:273-8. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2016.05.035. Epub 2016 Jul 16.
Palate size and shape in schizophrenia.
The palate is considered typical of the structures in which schizophrenia-related minor physical anomalies may occur. In this study, we aimed to compare the dimensions and form of palate in patients with schizophrenia with non-psychiatric controls in a blinded manner. Dental stone casts of 127 patients with schizophrenia and 127 controls were prepared from impressions of the maxillary dental arch. Palate dimensions were measured on the stone casts using a digital calliper and palatometer. Palate length did not differ significantly between the groups, but there was a significant difference in palate width and depth, which were significantly higher in the schizophrenia group. As a result of using multivariate analysis for assessing independent risk factors affecting patients with schizophrenia, furrowed palate shape, palate width, and ellipsoid maxillary dental arch shape were found to be significant. This study also revealed that patients with schizophrenia demonstrate certain gender-related predilections in the differences of palate parameters compared to same-sex controls. As the palate develops in conjunction with both the face and brain, our study findings can significantly contribute to the assumption that there might be structural abnormalities of the palate that could represent specific markers of embryological dysmorphogenesis underlying schizophrenia.
Further one case study showed with correction of upper airway resistance syndrome a marked improvement in a resistant case of adolescent depression following rapid palatal expansion .The patient was able to stay off medication but this is only the first case study and report in the literature. Authors are Paul Miller, Mala Lyer and Avrom Gold.

So there are very possibly mental effects associated with Maxillary Dysmorphogenesis.

It seems several experts have correlated these two problems but it is not well known in the dental or medical clinical contexts and not well correlated in our clinical literature yet. Perhaps we have missed a critical correlation of these major orthopedic and neurocranial contexts of problems associated with the “civilized” modern diet.

This can be corrected only if we recognize it as a major growth or Dietary Deficiency Syndrome or a nutrition-based Multinational Dysmorphogenesis epidemic. Then we can feed our children differently to reverse this epidemic of shrunken palates and faces and dysfunctioning brains and underdeveloped pelvises. Most doctors do not look for this problem at all and thus do not observe it in their practices. We overlook this anthropologic whole body tragedy every day. This will have to change in the future of medical education. One doctor actually saw this a long time ago. His name is Dr. John Diamond, MD of New York State. Here is his assessment of the importance of the Palatal Arch:

 “One of the greatest gifts a child can receive from his mother is a well-formed palatal arch. But it is doubtful whether any of us have ever seen a normal arch because it may well be that only primitive man on his so called “primitive” diet has a fairly normal arch. With such an arch the following benefits are conferred:

1. There will be minimal occlusal problems.
2. Three of the structures with the most to do with centering and balancing the body in space will be free to function normally: the sphenoid bone, the hyoid bone, and the temporomandibular joint.
3.There will be an accompanying development of the lateral aspects of the face –especially of the malar and zygoma (cheek) bones.
4 Normal development and stimulation of the pituitary will be facilitated (master hormonal gland.)
5. The overall health and well being of the patient will be sound.”

Dr. Diamond concluded by further saying: “ Maternal nutrition, proper infant feeding and the ability to smile are three of the most important essentials for good health and they all relate to the palatal arch.”

Thus, we need to grow bigger “back in the day” paleo-sized palates and develop better jaws and tongue function because our mouth is the mirror of our health. The swallow is far more important to human health than we have ever realized. It is no accident that Yoga experts ask us to place out tongue on the rugae just behind our upper front teeth and swallow with that good paleo tongue position or yoga posture. Since good facial growth is critical to our overall good health; we need to grow the next generation to be “Paleo-moderns”.

This functional medicine issue is probably why Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, the Nobel Prize winning Hungarian Biochemist, said:  
“If structure does not tell us anything about function,
 It means that we have not looked at it correctly.”
However there are many reports in the literature of the reversal of Nocturnal Enuresis or bed-wetting following Palatal Expansion. This is probably related to better blood oxygen saturation following improved nasopharyngeal airway function. Further the modern CPAP sleep apnea tragedy is driven by small palates and retrusive mandibles and obesity and all this relates to poor nutrition. .Dr Christian Guilleminault has reported for over 30 years on Sleep Disordered breathing in adults and children and has recommended rapid palatal expansion and tonsillectomy as part of his therapy for  Maxillo-mandibular Dysmorphogenesis. He has often implieded that sleep disorders are a facial growth problem.
Dr Kathleen Vaughn, an Australian obstetrician used to predict which patients would need a C-section by looking at their crowded teeth and small dental arches and observing their different gait due to a more narrow pelvis. If this is true them the Dietary Deficiency Syndrome might translate into both a smaller maxilla and a smaller pelvis, which changes both how, we bite and how we walk.

We doctors and dentists overlook this small under-developed palate and retrusive jaws/deep bite problem, which we now know, is an anthropological and nutritional growth-deficient tragedy. We need to look more closely at human structural changes and start doing daily palatal measurements now on all our patients. This will change the future of medical education and incorporate dental medicine into general medicine.

Dr Roger Williams would agree since we will repeat what he said many years ago “after 55 years in the field of biochemistry, I believe strongly that good nutrition is the key to expanding our physical, mental and emotional powers.”

Could airway problems like snoring and sleep apnea, brain dysfunction, visual disturbances, (myopia) stuffy ear symptoms headaches, neck aches, sinus problems all are related to Maxillo-mandibular Dysmorphogenesis?  Could all this be related to and caused by the “Dietary Deficiency Syndrome”?
Could mental illness be related to maxillary Dysmorphogenesis? Some evidence suggests this may be so.

I leave you with this challenge; how can we inspire people to make this change in their diet? This requires more thought, work and insight from more doctors, anthropologists, archeologists and medical researchers. Dental palatal width measurements are key modern osseous measurements and should definitely be included in daily clinical practice and facial skeletal research. Politicians could be asked to put their energy and influence behind the idea of financial reward for mothers who breastfeed. Plus supporting the simple concepts of growing more healthy children by using Dr. Aslander’s super supplementation methods to create paleo-moderns. This would result in children with well-formed palates and well-formed teeth with better airways, pelvises, resistance to diseases and overall better mental and physical development.
Sir William Osler said,  “What the brain does not know, the eye will not see.”
This seems to be the case in this matter of “Dental Dysmorphogenesis Syndrome
Dentists and orthodontists see fewer and fewer well-developed maxillae these days. However, we do not see it for what it might really fully represent. “A full body and mind phenomenon of Musculo-skeletal Dysmorphogenesis, Metabolic Dysfunction and Mental Deterioration all related to Dietary Deficiency Syndrome.!
This merits an International Conference on Human Development and Preservation.
We need to plan ahead several generations to enrich soils and develop better
Infant nutrition practices worldwide.

“If civilized man is to survive, he must incorporate the fundamentals of primitive nutritional wisdom into his modern lifestyle.”  
 Good advice from Dr Weston Price

Dr George Paul Greenacre, DDS and Manual Osteopath.
613 875 2654
Ottawa, Canada

Editor of Cranio UK ,Noel Stimson,,   writes:

Most dentists will be familiar with the “Schwarz-Korkhaus” method of measuring the size and shape of the dental arches, which is based on the original work of French dentist Dr Pont in 1910.

For the convenience of those unfamiliar with this method, I am showing the relevant chart devised by Drs Schwarz and Korkhaus.  The original plastic chart is available from North American Orthodontic Laboratory (US) and from Triple “O” Laboratory (UK).