Friday, 19 July 2019

3 new clinics in Ontario!

We opened three more Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada this week. Judita, Brody and Younis are the three manual osteopaths working in our new clinics in Oakville, Thunder Bay and Mississauga.

Osteopathy is a system of healthcare with roots in Cherokee and Shawnee Tribes traditional Indigenous medicine and bodywork. It offers miracles for chronic pain. Actually people who seek our services are mainly last resort cases who could not get better after many years of treatments. 

We have 265 clinics now in 27 countries to serve you. To make an appointment send an email to or call 1-800-359-1187.

Thursday, 18 July 2019

Wow! 6 Months Waiting List!!!!

National Academy of Osteopathy alumni are some of the best manual osteopaths in the world. How many manual osteopaths have 6 months waiting list?
I heard last night from an NAO student who graduated 3 years ago. He practices in a small town in Ontario and specializes in a small niche market. Remember my business lecture "Go Niche or Go Broke?"
He has now a six months waiting list in a small town that he practices manual osteopathy!!! 
He asked me not to release his name yet until his video series are ready to be publicized. And I watched these videos, and I can just say Wow!!! So professional! I cannot wait to publicize these videos for him.
Some of the most beautiful osteopathy photos that I have seen are from this student. He is artistic, passionate and professional in what he does. Students like him are what make my life so sweet! Six months waiting list, wow!  
Another NAO student from British Columbia also sent me these photos last night showing how I look as a senior citizen! My students are a source of happiness in my life.
And again, 6 months waiting list! Wow! I am so impressed. This is a student who listened to my business lectures and within 3 years made himself one of the best manual osteopaths in the world.


Tuesday, 16 July 2019

I am both a blood Native and an adopted Native

Since May 2019 I have been an adopted Southern Cherokee Native. I have my own Tribal Card now which I used as my ID card last week in my trip to USA.

However I am by birth a blood Native as well. I am a Gilak. Gilaks are one of the major native ethnic groups residing in North of Iran, in the province of Gilan. They were living in Iran prior to the arrival of Aryan Nation that overtook Iran.

Gilaks have their own language, culture and cuisine. They treat women equally and women work alongside men, even in military. They had many female rulers. As they lived in green mountainous areas they could not be conquered by those who attacked and took Iran such as Alexander the Great. Gilaks are proud brave independent people. And the mountains ensured their independence for generations.

Gilaks had their own country for millennia but later were assimilated into Iran. However around a century ago an scholar Mirza Kochak Khan, revolted against Iran and formed the Socialistic Republic of Gilan, with its own currency, language and laws. However the Republic was short lived. Gilaks founded the first ever democratically elected parliament in the Middle East.

My great grand parents fought for Gilan with Mirza Kochak Khan. My father is now buried in the same cemetery as him as he had a deep seated love for this revolutionary figure.

I feel my rebellious side, where I want to change the system for the better, where I always question authority and the "traditional" way of doing things and never accept the status quo if it does not make sense to me, is the result of my Native Gilaki blood. And now with what I have learned as an adopted Native, the combination is turning up to be something amazing.

I give my thanks to the Creator for giving me my Native blood and making me an adopted one as well.

Saturday, 13 July 2019

Land Acknowledgement

Honorable Chief Usti, the prime minister of the internationally recognized independent, sovereign neutral nation and state of Southern Cherokee Nation and the Red Fire People (SCNRFP) appointed me the Minister of Education for the State of SCNRFP a few months ago after making me an adopted member of the Nation. I am an adopted Southern Cherokee man now.

As an osteopath, a professor, and president of the largest osteopathy schools and clinics in the world, I bring decades of experience to my new position as the SCNRFP Minister of Education.
I thank Creator for all the blessing bestowed upon me to be a vehicle of change and allow me to use this position to help and serve others.

And I thank all the people who walked here for generations. Their spirits are here with me. I acknowledge this land that I walk on, has been walked for millennia by my indigenous brothers and sisters, the original inhabitants of North America. I acknowledge them as the past, present and future caretakers of this land and I do my best to keep the tradition alive by protecting the mother earth and its inhabitants as best as I can.

Dr Shawn Pourgol, MBA, DC, DO, PhD


Friday, 12 July 2019

Did Panama make us smarter?

During my trip to New York I was reading an interesting book on brain evolution.

About 40,000 years ago there was a giant leap in our intelligence. Scientists believe now that the weather is the reason why we suddenly became smarter. And one theory is that the Isthmus of Panama was one of the reasons for the sudden change in weather over 40,000 years ago which made everything dry and caused Homo sapiens to move to flatlands.

Moving to flatlands, with lots of grass, no trees and large predators, pushed these early humans to become bipedal and walk on two feet, first to see better and watch for predators and second to conserve energy (walking on two feet consumes less energy) as they had to walk for long distances to find food.

Walking on two feet and having hands free for other tasks (such as making and using tools) is what started the frontal cortex of our brain to evolve rapidly making us smarter in the process.

Thanks Panama! Your indirect role in our brain evolution may be the reason we became who we are. This drink is for you my love. Cheers!

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

No More Salt Please!

Since 3 years ago I stopped adding salt to anything I eat and it helped me a lot.

Doctors usually recommend a no salt diet for those with high blood pressure. But it was said that salt was okay for those without high BP.

Today I read a research report indicating reduced salt intake might reduce risk of death in people with normal blood pressure by 10% and might reduce cardiovascular mortality in hypertensive participants by 33%.

Most food these days have a lot of salt in them anyway. There is no reason to add salt to your food when you cook or when you eat at restaurant.

Monday, 8 July 2019

Please Help

The house of a Six Nations tribal elder burnt down and help is needed in rebuilding it.

Melba Thomas spent her life for Six Nations community. She lived in this house for 50 years and unfortunately it was not insured.

There is a benefit fundraiser on Sunday, July 14, 2019 from 8AM to 5PM that we encourage you to attend.

If you are unable to attend you can contact Mr. Brody Thomas at 905-870-5579 for information on how to donate money to this cause.

Thank you. 
Dr Shawn Pourgol, MBA, DC, DO, PhD 
Minister of Education for the Southern Cherokee Nation and the Red Fire People
National Academy of Osteopathy, National University of Medical Sciences, and Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada

Sunday, 7 July 2019

Cold Virus helps with Bladder Cancer

A research published yesterday in the National Post (Canada) newspaper showed injecting a certain type of cold virus inside bladder of 15 people who had bladder cancer, helped all 15 people.
In 14 people the tumor was significantly reduced and in one it was totally eliminated.This happened first by stimulating and bringing in the body's own immune system to bladder when the cold virus caused inflammation inside it, and second by the cold virus itself attacking the cancer cells.
Researchers hope to replicate the result with other types of cancers as well.
This is such an exciting news! I do hope to see the day that cancer is fully eliminated.