Sunday, 16 June 2019

Want to live longer? Think about where you are living.

Numerous research has shown that people who live near highways get more cancer. People who live in industrial towns with big factories get more cancer. People in polluted big cities get more cancer.

In some cities, like Tehran, breathing the city air is equal to smoking two packs of cigarettes a day! Just think about this for a minute. This means you, you family, and specially your children will have a shorter life.

I understand sometimes you have no choice and have to live in a certain place. But you can always change. There are always options.

Research shows people in small towns that are closer to nature live longer, are happier and more calm. The green color of trees, the blue color of water has therapeutic effects on people. It reduces stress and you know stress is the number one killer of people these days.

I love both mountains and the water. Some towns have both and that is the best type of living. To live in a place where you can see the mountains as well as the water.

I like the small towns and whenever I go, I stay more in the small towns than the big cities. For me they have more charm, are romantic and more natural.

So please wake up, think about where you are living. If it is near a highway or main street, where do you think all the smoke from cars go everyday? Even if you close the windows, they will get inside your home/condo. Do you know what that smoke does to you and your family? Can you accept putting them in increased risk of developing cancer?

The world is a big place and you can always make a living in a clean small town where there is no pollution, where you have access to trees, water or the mountains, where life is slower and you feel what life is all about. No more rush, no more traffic, no more pollution. Where people know your name and say hi to you on the streets.

My business trip to Switzerland is coming to an end. This was one of the best business trips I have ever had. So many clean, beautiful towns here with access to mountains and the water. Pure air everywhere, pure water everywhere. What a beautiful, natural, clean country. I am in awe of Switzerland.

Saturday, 15 June 2019

Blessed to be a Southern Cherokee Man

I was doing my Grateful Walk in Interlaken, Switzerland giving thanks to God for making my dreams reality.

Some dreams I wished for and some were bestowed upon me and became some of the best things in my life.

As you know I am a Southern Cherokee man now! I have been given citizenship to the Southern Cherokee Nation and the Red Fire People (SCNRFP) by Prime Minister Honorable Dr Usti before being appointed their Minister of Education.

This is a dream come true for me. In my wildest dreams I could have never imagined to become a Cherokee man or a Minister!

From all the Nations, the State of SCNRFP matched my frequency the best. They are an independent self governing Nation that has signed treaties with US, Spain, UK and France since 500 years ago that gives them self ruling an autonomy.

Many Nations in US decided to receive grants and financial aid from US government and in turn follow the laws, rules and conditions set by the United States. The State of SCNRFP has not accepted even one dollar from US and as such remains fully independent with its own laws.

Cherokee Nation is the largest Nation in US. It has a number of groups. The upper Cherokee is located in Oklahoma. The Southern Cherokee is located in Northern Georgia and has about 26 million acres of land there.

The Southern Cherokee broke away from Cherokees of Oklahoma a long time ago and joined with the Red Fire People to form an independent Nation. The Red Fire People (known as People of the Heart) are the high priests. They are the keepers of the "Red Fire", the ancient wisdom, the sacred knowledge, the knowledge of creator.

I am so blessed, so lucky to be part of the Red Fire People, the keepers of ancient wisdom. My field is in education and I feel our frequencies resonate together.

The State of SCNRFP is accepted by US, Spain, United Kingdom and France through treaties signed as an independent self ruling religious Nation.

There is no separation of religion and state in this Nation as it is a religious state. The State has two heads. The head of state is a high priest that belongs to the ancient order of AniKutani (priesthood), which dates back to 3700 years ago. The head of government is the prime minister which manages governmental affairs.

The State of SCNRFP is located in the historical Little Chota (Town of Peace) in Northern Georgia. Its government office is located in town of Helen in Georgia.

The State of SCNRFP has authored the Native Nations Intergovernmental Alliance (NNIA) which is a treaty between countries that have Native people of their own. Since 2014, the NNIA Treaty has been signed by tribal nations in Australia, Canada, Egypt, Ghana, Honduras, Israel, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Philippines, USA, Vietnam. This treaty represents over 300 million people globally.

The State of SCNRFP has a number of offices internationally working as its embassies.
It is an honour and a dream come true to be a Southern Cherokee man. I share their love of nature and the mother earth.

Thursday, 13 June 2019

You MUST buy this book if you have a child!

One of our students at National Academy of Osteopathy in USA, Dr Kristen Poe has published a children book titled "Healthy Heath and his Magic Fruits and Vegetables: A book about kids nutrition, kindness, and celebrating individuality."

I highly recommend this book. Every child should know about healthy eating, and proper nutrition. By buying this book for your child you ensure a better life, healthier life for your loved one.

This is the best $12 you will spend in your life. A healthy child is a happy child.

Click on the link below now to order the book from Amazon: 

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

OsteoBank is creating the best mutual fund for Osteopaths

Our team at the Osteopathy Bank of Commerce & Investment (the OsteoBank) is working on creating a mutual fund that let's you keep most of your profit. OsteoBank mutual fund will do trading in a jurisdiction that does not have capital gain tax, and the management fee will be under 1%.
Most mutual funds are bad for you as up to 70% of the generated profits are taken from you in the form of expenses.

I always recommend to my students not to invest in actively managed mutual funds. These funds buy and sell stocks 100s of times per day and this causes the fund to pay capital gain tax, if the Fund is located in a country that charges capital gain tax on investment profits. Additionally most mutual funds charge on average 2 to 3% of the value of the fund as management fees no matter if the fund generate income or not!

Mutual fund is a billion dollar industry without much transparency. Most people are not aware that up to 70% of their investment profit is taken away from them even before they cash the mutual fund!

My goal has always been to offer unique innovative services and products that change the system and the world for better. This revolutionary mutual fund that is being created by OsteoBank is set to offer an ethical alternative to mutual fund investing. I do hope more banks and financial companies follow this trend by starting to offer products that have lower costs. Charging customers up to 70% of profit as expenses is simply not right!

Dr Shawn Pourgol, MBA, DC, DO, PhD
Minister of Education for the Southern Cherokee Nation
President of OsteoBank, NAO, NUMSS, OCPCC, CUOMP, OTV 


Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Meeting Albert Einstein in Bern, Switzerland

I met Albert Einstein yesterday in the Rose Garden restaurant in Bern, Switzerland!  

He lived in Bern between 1903 and 1905 and developed his theory of relativity here.

Rose Garden is a beautiful garden on a hill above the river that surrounds the old town of the capital of Switzerland on three sides. You can see Bern old town clearly from this garden.

People are so polite here. You do not see anyone speaking on a mobile phone in public places.
Everything is quite and peaceful. So few cars, no pollution, clean air, organic food everywhere, shops close at 6PM, people spend time with family a lot more and treat each other politely. I did not hear even one car horn yet! And trains and tramways arrive exactly on time, not even one minute late!

I walked to the End of the World!

I am not joking. I really did! Today I spend the day walking from the bilingual (German/French) city of Biel/Bienne in Switzerland to the top of Jura Mountain which is called End of the World (Fin Du Monde/End Der Welt).

The walk today took about 8 hours but was amazing. The mountain air is so refreshing here in Switzerland. I have never seen weather as pure and clean. And the view was just wow! I could see snow on the top of the Alps mountain! 

The pure oxygen helped me think clearly. My brain became focused and I went into a zen like state. It is this zen like state that makes me enjoy walking so much. I get to walk for hours without feeling fatigue.

I am grateful to God for showing me this beautiful country. God is great and this world is truly beautiful.

With a fig tree in Switzerland

I love fig trees. They remind me of my childhood and my father. He loved figs and when I was a child I would go to the top of the fig tree in my grandfather's farm to pick the best and sweetest looking figs for my dad. I would feel so proud when he bite into one and thank me for bringing such heavenly fruits to him.
No matter where I am, when I see a fig tree I remember my dad. I stop, touch the leaves and speak to my father in my heart.
Today I visited the town of Thun in Switzerland, one of the most beautiful little towns I have ever seen. I wish my Papa was here with me. I would give anything to hug him and hold him one more time in my life.

Saying Hello to Osteopaths!

Everywhere I go, I always make sure to say hello to the local osteopaths!  

What does $27 per hour minimum wage do to a country?

I wish all countries would have a high minimum wage like Switzerland. Lack of money is the source of most evil. And this is so evident in Switzerland as this is the safest country I have ever visited.

I am in awe of Switzerland and its people. Since I arrived here I have not seen even one homeless person, drug addicts, drunk people and any such signs of poverty. I have not seen any police here yet. The whole country is safe. I see young children walking on streets alone by themselves.

In almost all countries there are jobs the local do not want to do as it pays little. For these jobs employers bring temporary workers to country. As a result, a lot of the salaries these workers make are sent outside the country to support their families and that is the money the country loses. This money if stayed in country would benefit the country.

Here in Switzerland you do not see such things. I have not seen any temporary workers in restaurants, hotels and farms. Because the salary is high, Swiss people take the jobs themselves. As a result there is almost no one on welfare here, everyone works, and all Swiss people have good lives and high paying jobs.

Yes, the country is expensive. A two hours train ride cost me about $500 but they also make high income and everything seems better here. The food, cloths, services, and so on.

And I rarely see an empty storefront. This means businesses are making money. This means they do not go bankrupt by paying high salaries to their employees.

The whole economy improves if countries adopt a higher minimum wage for employees.

I love how the Swiss care about the environment. Here in the Alps, they only use electric cars. Just amazing!

Are you thinking about moving to Switzerland?

Moving to Switzerland is easy if you either have a lot of money or if you plan to open a business there. To move there for work purposes as an employee is hard as the potential employer must first hire a Swiss national. If a Swiss national is not available the 2nd choice is given to citizens of European Union countries (Switzerland is not a member of EU). Thousands of Europeans work in Switzerland. So if you are not European then the chance of getting a work permit is extremely low.
However there is a business class visa that is easier to obtain if you can prove that it is a solid business idea. The difference between a Swiss business visa compared to most other countries is that you are permitted to work in your own business. In many countries you can open a business but cannot work in it yourself if you are not a permanent resident. With this visa you can stay for 5 years (you must renew it every year) and after that you can apply for another type of visa which gives you permanent residency for another 5 years. After 10 years in Switzerland you can apply for citizenship.
Please note that you will pay business and personal income tax in Switzerland (up to 40% for personal income of over 400,000 Franc, which is about $560,000 Canadian). VAT is also about 7%. There is no capital gain tax. This tax rate is a lot lower than many other countries.
Switzerland is known as a tax haven country but only for the wealthy. There is a type of visa for wealthy individuals. They pay about 10% tax per year (depending on their lifestyle) as long as their income is generated outside Switzerland, they pay no additional tax which can save them a lot of money. This tax rate of 10% on personal income is a lot lower than other countries that charge up to 56% tax on personal income. Also as Switzerland has double tax treaty with most countries, this means the wealthy can pay about 10% tax here and avoid paying tax in their home country. However this visa for wealthy individuals is not good for people who are not wealthy as Switzerland allocates a fictional income of 400,000 Franc (about $560,000 Canadian for you) as your minimum income. Meaning you pay this tax for income of 400,000 franc even if your income is lower than that.
If you are not a millionaire then it is best to apply for a business visa which taxes you based on your annual income. Tax rates in Switzerland differ depending on where you live.

The OsteoBank

The short trade name of my bank will be OsteoBank. The long name is Osteopathy Bank of Commerce and Investment (OBCI). I will work as president of this bank.

OsteoBank will have one physical location in the United States but most of its work will be offered online worldwide.

The bank will be for everyone, not just osteopaths. However osteopaths would receive selected benefits such as better rates and lower expenses.

Most banks, even though multinational offer regional products in North America and Europe. However I plan to make OsteoBank a true international online bank with offers not available by other banks, with a big focus on investments that generate higher rates than what is available in North America, Australia, New Zealand and Europe.

I am in celebration mood now in Switzerland and plan to continue the celebration for a few more days! It is not often one gets a chance to start a bank! I am grateful to God for all the love it shows me.

God bless all of you.

An Example of How OsteoBank Will Help Osteopathy & Osteopaths

One of my main goals in setting up the Osteopathy Bank of Commerce and Investment (OsteoBank) is to expand the profession while also helping osteopaths.

I strongly believe OsteoBank will increase the name recognition of the profession. One way to do so is to encourage people to try manual osteopathy by offering them private banking services without a minimum deposit requirement.

Banks offer private banking to customers who keep a minimum deposit of $100,000 to $1,000,000 (amounts depends on the bank) in their bank accounts. Customers then have access to better services and rates.

We plan to make private banking accessible to osteopathy patients, with no minimum deposit requirements! This means people who have seen an osteopath at least once will have access to better interest rates on their investments which would generate thousands of dollars in extra income for them.

This I envision, would encourage a large number of people in North America, Oceania and Europe to seek services of an osteopath. By doing so more people will know about osteopathy and osteopaths will have more clients. A win win situation for everyone!

A Bank Like No Others!

My new business, the Osteopathy Bank of Commerce and Investment (OsteoBank) is a not for profit bank!

I do not plan to take any profits from this bank and instead direct all the profit back to customers as better rates for their investment products.

This would allow OsteoBank to offer a higher interest rate of about 2% more than most other banks in North America, Oceania and Europe for its investment products such as Guaranteed Investment Certificates (GIC).

In the past 9 years aside from National Academy of Osteopathy I rarely took any salary from any of the businesses I founded. Instead I re-directed all the profit back into businesses so they could perform better and expand osteopathy even more. This is one reason rarely anyone can compete with me business wise. My competitors start a business to generate income. I start a business to help osteopathy.

I will do the same with OsteoBank. My role as the bank president will be a free unpaid role, with no salary. I really do not need a salary as this is not work. For me, it is fun and pleasure. I immensely enjoy what I do.

The day I would not perform my work for free is the day I would change that job!  

Canadian Osteopathy College Found Guilty

The first osteopathy school in Canada known as CEO (Le Collège d'Études Ostéopathiques de Montréal) in Quebec and some of its teachers and students were found guilty and convicted for practicing medicine illegally which is a criminal act in Canada.

CEO is also known as the Canadian College of Osteopathy and Canadian School of Osteopathy in other Canadian provinces.

I am sad to see them become convicted. However I believe it is the duty of the school to ensure it, its teachers and students follow the established laws of the jurisdiction they work in.
We must all follow the law. There is no exception.

I always teach my students NOT to offer medical diagnoses as it is against the law in Canada and USA and a number of other countries.

Manual osteopaths can only offer osteopathic diagnosis, not medical diagnosis. They were found guilty of medically diagnosing conditions of the internal organs which is a controlled act.
This is a sad day for the profession.

Best GIC/CD Rate in North America

OsteoBank offers best GIC/CD rates for osteopaths.

Our Osteopathy Bank of Commerce and Investment (the OsteoBank) offers on average 2% better rate than Canadian and US banks on fixed term GIC/CD investments.

Guaranteed Investment Certificates (GIC) and Certificate of Deposit (CD) rates in major Canadian and US banks is now 1.00% for 1 year fixed term as reported in the US Weekly Newspaper today.
The OsteoBank GIC/CD rate will be 2% higher than what is the offered in US and Canada. This means osteopaths will receive about 3% on 1 year fixed term GIC/CD with OsteoBank.

We Now Have a Clinic in POLAND (Clinic # 256)

We started an Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada in Rzeszów, Poland.

OCPCC now operates in 26 countries! However this is our first chronic pain clinic in Poland.
Our phenomenon growth is directly related in our ability to treat last resort chronic pain cases. All our manual osteopaths take fellowship postgraduate studies in chronic pain management offered by National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada).

The chronic pain specialist in this clinic is osteopath, Dr. Jakub Modliszewski, DO, a graduate of National University of Medical Sciences (Spain) and a member of the International Osteopathic Association.

Our clinic in Poland is located at:

OCPCC Clinic # 256
ul. Lewakowskiego 1A/U1, 35-119 Rzeszów, Poland
Tel: 0048 792 97 98 32

Friday, 24 May 2019

Prime Minister Appointed me as Minister of Education

I am honored to be appointed the Minister of Education for the Southern Cherokee Nation in USA by Prime Minister, Honorable Dr Usti.

Dr Shawn Pourgol, MBA, DC, DO, PhD
National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada)
National University of Medical Sciences (Spain)
National University of Medical Sciences (USA)
Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada
Canadian Union of Manual Osteopathic Practitioners
Osteopathy TV

Thursday, 23 May 2019

وزیر آموزش و پرورش انتخاب شدم

با سلام

دکتر آستی نخست وزیر ایالت چروکی جنوبی در آمریکا امروز به من شهروندی این ایالت را داد. سپس ایشان من را به عنوان وزیر آموزش و پرورش این ایالت انتخاب نمود. پاسپورت دیپلومات به من داده خواهد شد و من در نشستهای ملل متحد و کشورهای مختلف نماینده این
ایالت خواهم بود

این ایالت در داخل خاک آمریکا هست که دولت خود را دارد و کارش از دولت آمریکا جدا می‌باشد

این آرزوی من بود که روزی بتوانم به عنوان وزیر آموزش پرورش به مردم خدمت کنم

دکتر شاهین پورگل

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

I am Minister of Education for SCRFP State now

I have accepted the position of Minister of Education for the Southern Cherokee Nation in USA

Honorable Dr Usti, the prime minister of Southern Cherokee Nation bestowed upon me citizenship of the Southern Cherokee Nation yesterday. He personally called me and we spoke over 30 minutes yesterday. He offered and I accepted the position of Minister of Education for this Nation .

I will receive a diplomatic passport to attend meetings with the United Nations and government officials of different countries as a representative of the SCRFP State among other duties.

I could not sleep last night. From 2AM I was meditating, praying and giving my thanks to this wonderful God who has been kind to me all my life. From being homeless, sleeping in shelters, washing dishes in restaurants to becoming president of the largest osteopathy schools and clinic in the world and now to becoming a Minister of Education in USA.

It was always my dream to serve people as a Minister of Education. I was offered a number of times to become a Politician but that involved affiliating with one or another political party and I did not want to do that. However I always wanted to serve people and this position offers me just that.

Since I was a child I was in love with the Cherokee Nation. Their beliefs, philosophy and connection to nature has impressed me so much. They take from nature what they need to survive. They love nature, respect the mother earth and care for it. They give thanks for every meal they take from nature. And I love that!

Many celebrities such as Chuck Norris, Willie Nelson, Jimmy Hendrix, Quentin Tarantino, Cher and Elvis claimed to have Cherokee ancestors. Now I am a full Cherokee man and their Minister of Education. This is a dream come true.

Dr. Shawn Pourgol, MBA, DC, DO, PhD
Minister of Education for the Southern Cherokee Nation and the Red Fire People (SCRFP State)
National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada)
National University of Medical Sciences (USA)
National University of Medical Sciences (Spain)
National University of Medical Sciences (Panama)
Canadian Union of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners
Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada
Osteopathy TV 

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

My Dream Came True. I am a Southern Cherokee Man now!

Honorable Dr Usti, Prime Minister of the Southern Cherokee Nation has just informed me that I have been awarded the general citizenship of The Southern Cherokee Nation and the Red Fire People within United States of America.

All my life I adored the indigenous people, their beliefs and the connection they had to nature. Since I was a kid I studied their history and loved how they lived in harmony with nature instead of destroying it. They took what they needed to survive and nothing more.

I love nature and it is an honor for me to be a member of this tribe. There are tears in my eyes as I write this. You have no idea how I admire the connection of indigenous people to nature. For me, nature is the source of creativity and life.

Since I was a child I would sit, sometimes for hours to look at trees, admiring the music the leaves made when winds passed through them, and how the grass danced for me with the wind.

I am grateful to Honorable Dr Daniel Nuzum, the Minister of Health of Southern Cherokee Nation who is also one of our professors at National University of Medical Sciences and National Academy of Osteopathy for facilitating my citizenship into Southern Cherokee Nation and for introducing me to its prime minister.

As far as I know I am the only Iranian/Canadian/Panamanian member of the Southern Cherokee Nation! 


Our Clinic #253 is inside a Bermuda Luxuty Resort

We just opened a branch of Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada inside the Reef Resort and Club of Bermuda.

My student, Canadian osteopath and registered massage therapist Dr. Thomas Andrew Elisseou, RMT, DOMP, DO (Spain), PhD is the osteopath in this OCPCC clinic.

We now have clinics in 25 countries!

This OCPCC clinic is located at:

The Reefs Resort & Club
56 South Shore Road, Southampton
Bermuda SN02
Tel.: 1-441-239-0184

Sunday, 19 May 2019

My sister is joining me in Panama!

I am so happy! 😀😀😀

My sister, osteopath, Dr Shirin Pourgol, BA, DOMP, DO (Spain) has accepted to work for National University of Medical Sciences in Panama City (Panama).

Shirin has a BA in English literature and paralegal studies and had her own paralegal firm in Toronto (Canada) for many years. She fell in love with osteopathy after getting treatments from a National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada) graduate and decided to change her profession.

She enrolled at the campus based program of NAO (Canada) to become a manual osteopath. She then continued her osteopathic education by enrolling at the doctor of osteopathy (DO) program of National University of Medical Sciences (Spain).

It was fun to have my sister as a student! 😀 Upon graduation, she worked for a number of years as a manual osteopath in Toronto. I however always wanted her to join our team. Finally the beauty of Panama caught her eyes and she accepted my job offer.

She will start her work in June 2019. I am so happy to have one of my siblings there with me in Panama!

It is time to celebrate this. Before I used to celebrate with a bottle of red wine and BBQ. Now I celebrate by doing 2 hours of biking followed by a health meal!😀
Dr Shawn Pourgol
The Travelling Osteopath 

Friday, 17 May 2019

Have a beautiful day everyone!

Every morning I walk, no matter what. And during my walk I recite things I am grateful for. I call it my "Grateful Walk".

Today seeing this beautiful vast blue water, made me realize how God has helped me achieve a beautiful life.

I started from zero in Canada 33 years ago. I had only $600 in my pocket when I arrived to Toronto. The money dried up quickly. I had to sleep in shelters and washed dishes in restaurants for $3.75 per hour.

Somehow I knew all would turn up good for me and one day I would become successful. I did not know how but deep down I knew I was destined for a different life, for a successful life.

I kept positive during years, worked hard at first and I saw it got me nowhere. Then I studied the rich people and how they became wealthy. I copied what they did and I became successful as well.

No matter what, I remained positive. I gave my thanks. I remained grateful.

I hear people sometimes complain about one thing or another. I tell them, listen, you woke up today, you are breathing now, therefore you are a miracle. So enjoy the day, it may be your last one and be grateful for this life God has given you. 😀

I am grateful for everything I have. I was grateful to have had the dish washing job, I was grateful that there was a shelter in Canada that I could sleep there when I was homeless, I am grateful now to have NAO, NUMSS (Spain), NUMSS (USA), NUMSS (Panama), OCPCC and Osteopathy TV now in my life. I am grateful to have become a resident of paradise, which is Panama.

Life is wonderful. I am grateful for this life.  😀
Dr Shawn Pourgol 
The Travelling Osteopath 

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

This is how I say Thank you!

I have founded Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada in September 2017 and it became operational in January 2018. In less than two years it has grown from one clinic in Canada to 250 clinics in 24 countries.

This phenomenon growth has made OCPCC the largest chronic pain clinic in the world. We now even have a clinic inside a hospital in China!

This growth is first and foremost the result of wonderful treatments provided by our manual osteopaths. What makes us different is that all our manual osteopaths are chronic pain specialists who have enrolled at a fellowship program in chronic pain management offered by National Academy of Osteopathy (and paid by OCPCC).

As a gesture of appreciation to our manual osteopaths, I have asked National Academy of Osteopathy to offer regular free continuing education programs to OCPCC manual osteopaths for life.

To also thank OCPCC patients who have made us the largest provider of osteopathic care in Canada, I am in discussion with a number of health related multinational corporations to offer discount in their services to OCPCC patients.

We will soon offer an OCPCC ID card to our patients which they can use to receive discounts in a number of health related businesses.

This is my way of saying thanks to our manual osteopaths and our patients who have made OCPCC the largest chronic pain clinic in the world.

Dr. Shawn Pourgol, MBA, DC, DO, PhD
National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada)
National University of Medical Sciences (USA)
National University of Medical Sciences (Spain)
National University of Medical Sciences (Panama)
Canadian Union of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners
Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada
Osteopathy TV

I miss my TKD practice in Pigeon Lake!

I won a bronze medal for third place achievement in a Taekwondo championship in Iran over 35 years ago when I was a teenager. Then I moved to Canada and life stopped me from practicing TKD. Over the years I gained weight.

In April 2016, over three years ago I decided to follow a healthy lifestyle. I cut the red meat, and reduced intake of salt, sugar and fat. Over a few months I lost over 60 pounds!

After a couple of months of weight loss I started practicing Taekwondo for the first time after 3 decades. And it was in Pigeon Lake that I first started TKD in Canada.

Every morning I practiced there followed by a boat ride and a swim. I loved boating in this lake because first it was not so deep and second there was no waves! I felt very safe in this lake.

I plan to visit Pigeon Lake this summer in Canada.

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

I miss the sunrise at Pigeon Lake

The cottage area, Pigeon Lake, near Bobcaygeon, Ontario has one of the most spectacular sunrises I have ever seen.

I liked the sunrises there so much that I seriously considered moving there from Richmond Hill. This is a magical place, perfect for meditation and Yoga!

I took this photo 3 years ago and since then I have not been to Pigeon Lake and I miss it greatly. I plan to visit it this summer.

Saturday, 11 May 2019

My mom is amazing!

Mother Day is Tomorrow and I miss my mom. I have not seen her since November 27, 2018 when I moved permanently to Panama. And I miss her greatly.

She is intelligent, kind, brave, fun and helps so many people around her. I adore her! 



I am humbled by your love. By your generous gift of life and abundance to me.

I was homeless, lived in shelters and washed dishes 33 years ago and now for the first time in my life I had warm water and cold water lobsters in the same dish with plantain. It was the best lobsters I have ever had, made Costa Brava style.

I am so grateful to you God for allowing me to experience so much in this world.

When I die, I will go with a smile on my face to meet you. 

Dr Shawn Pourgol
Panama City, Panama 
The Travelling Osteopath 

I got my Panama PR card!

Today I received my Panamanian permanent permanent residency card!

The one I received in January 2019 was a temporary permanent residency card valid for 6 months only. As it was issued in 9 days the government did not have enough time to investigate me. So they issued a temporary one.

Fortunately their investigation finished in about 4 months and today they issued me a permanent card that is valid for life!

Of course this calls for a celebration which started by a delicious seafood lunch as Casa Del Marisco.

Shawn Pourgol, MBA, DC, DO, PhD 
Panama City, Panama 
The Travelling Osteopath 


What a surprise from my bank rep!!

Today for the first time in my life, a bank representative took me to lunch!

She asked me if it is okay for her to order for me. I said yes. She ordered entraña steak, which is rare in North American restaurants but popular in Panama. It is imported from Argentina and usually costs about US$40.

I do not eat meat. But it took me 4 months to open a bank account for my university in Panama and I did not want to offend my bank rep who worked hard to get it done.

So I ate the meat.

The bank also offered me a World Music concert ticket in Panama City. No bank has ever given me a concert ticket!

This is one more reason why I love Panama. They make you feel wanted and loved for doing business here.

Dr Shawn Pourgol
Panama City, Panama 
The Travelling Osteopath 

Friday, 3 May 2019

Taboga: Beautiful Panama Island

Nature is beautiful. Panama Islands are magical. 💟

Dr Shawn Pourgol
The Travelling Osteopath
Taboga Island