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7 TIPS TO BETTER EVALUATE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ARTICLES

One of the Founding Fathers of the Barefoot Movement and my barefoot brother, Dr. Ray McClanahan, is the founder of CorrectToes. Their toe spreaders recently showed some great results in a research article published in the Journal of Sport Rehabilitation studying the impact of 4wks in minimalist shoes plus toe spreaders on balance. Now, you've probably heard my views on scientific research. I generally speak out about the dangers and biases of the research. You will hear me say that we should use research as a guide, not a parent. This means that research is something to look at as a guide to try experiments and not as the truth or end-all-be-all.  That being said, it's also valuable to have some frameworks...

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CHOOSING NOT TO BE A LICENSED ANYTHING

This is a photo of me, working on foot & ankle research in Baltimore with one of the most prominent F&A surgeons in the world back when I was in Medical School.I’m published (x3) in the journal Foot & Ankle International, the foremost journal in the field.I learned how to evaluate research, I learned how to do research, and I did research.Now that that’s out of the way, I say with confidence that all research is flawed. Most research is heavily bias and of little value to the individual. It does serve some function in guiding us to see which experiments we want to try on ourselves, however I ask you to exercise extreme caution.I’d invite you to look deeply...

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Gaining Freedom from the Known

During my travels through Costa Rica in February 2020, I spent a few days at Rayos del Sol, a retreat property in Nosara. There, I attended a barefoot foot nerd retreat hosted by The Foot Collective and Caveman Strong. The owner of Caveman Strong, Tyler Touchette, is one of the most interesting people who I connected with during the trip. He wasn't very outwardly spiritual, to be honest, however we connected deeply around the book he held in his hand most of the time, Conversation with God. This is a book I read a while back and has had a deep impact in my life. On one of the last days of the trip, he came to me with this book here and told me, in...

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MEDICINE IS CORRUPTED

  Every time I post something about the evils of healthcare, there are a few people who comment about a serious illness they have that requires treatment by a doctor. I honor them and feel such a high level empathy for them and their doctor who surely feels the pain of not having the tools to cure their patients. The truth is that the tools exist. They live within us and within books/inventions that never make it out because the intention of our “health” system is TO MAKE MONEY. You, who have a serious genetic disease, will never be properly treated by big healthcare. You will be kept alive with enough suffering that you keep coming back, but not so...

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The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation

This book was gifted to me by my dear friend, Fabrizio. He's been recommending this book for a long time. Giselle and I spent July/August 2020 in Tulum where we rented a three-bedroom apartment to welcome the Miami tribe to come stay with us. Upon arriving in Tulum to stay for a week, Fabrizio brought it with him to finally get it in my physical awareness. Fabrizio is shirtless unless proven otherwise, such is the photo :) Thanks, Fabrizio!!  The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation

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