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Opinion Letters

My motivation for writing this letter is to inform the citizens of Franklin of Naturopathic Medicine and how this traditional practice of medicine can benefit their lives and save money on health care costs. First, the difference between a naturopathic physician and a medical physician lies in the application of knowledge. The naturopathic doctor adheres to seven principles including identify and treat the cause. The naturopathic doctor is trained in modern medicine as well, but they take it one step further and try to identify the cause of an illness. After identifying the cause, they will recommend the least invasive remedy first. This is very different from today’s medical approach. Today’s medical doctor treats from a symptom standpoint and suppresses the symptom. In this way, our present healthcare system is backwards.


Our disappearing middle class has been receiving much media attention in recent weeks.

It takes an understanding of economics to uncover the reason behind our disappearing middle class and perhaps a bit of recent history.

The simple answer is that inflation has destroyed any gains the middle class had made during the past 40-some years. If you know history, you know that every time the government raised the minimum wage, inflation followed right behind, destroying savings workers had put aside for retirement, retirees on pensions and generally wiping out millions of people’s saving accounts. Remember the $1.00 hamburger with drink and fries?


Today I visited healthcare.gov on the internet and thanks to the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, I am now, at age 63, covered by healthcare insurance for the first time in my adult life.

Throughout my life I've had financial ups and downs with periods of relative prosperity and at other times, not so much. But, the real reason I never before invested in healthcare insurance is that I was never exactly certain what I was buying. There was always so much fine print written into the policies I felt as if I needed a lawyer to figure out what would be covered and what would not if, God forbid, I needed extensive medical care or hospitalization. I couldn't bring myself to spend the time or money on such an uncertain venture.


The original covenant (Old Testament) is for the Jews and the renewed covenant (New Testament) is for Christianity, right?

Matthew 2:6 - For you, Bethlehem, in the land of Yahudah, are not the least of the princes of Yahudah, for out of you shall come a governor that shall rule “My People Israel.”

Matthew 10:6 - Messiah told the apostles not to go into any city of the Samaritans, or into the way of the Gentiles, but go rather to “the lost sheep of The House of Israel.”

Matthew 15:24 - Yahshua (translated J-sus) said, “I am not sent but to the “Lost Sheep of the House of Israel.”


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