Gentle Running and Living

by Dr Patrick Salmon, PharmD, PhD

Member of the Barefoot Runners Society

Founding Member of the Tarahumara Spirit   

Be gentle

to yourself

and others!

“Life is hard enough to add extra suffering to it”. We propose here a way to build a stronger, healthier and happier self through gentle running. Then, this “ascetic hedonism” can be translated into several aspects of life, to humbly contribute to a better world.


I am not counting the short distances: half-marathons, sprint triathlons, etc, as well as triathlons where I was disqualified because I was too slow in the swimming part…

For the Chicago Diabetes Project

To offer to my friend Dominique a cure for his Ankylosing Spondylitis.

After 40 years of pain, he is now symptom-free and off anti-inlammatory drugs.

This treatment can also work for all auto-immune diseases such as: type1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, Crohn disease, lupus, to name a few.

This treatment is Helmintherapy.

For the Tarahumara Children Hospital