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Editorial Issue 12

by Sandra Goodman PhD(more info)

listed in editorial, originally published in issue 12 - May 1996

There are so many modalities by which people can be treated and healed. This is a central truism emerging in this issue, so elegantly put by Leon Chaitow in his column (page 19) and expressed throughout the bodywork and healing features. Dr J describes four case studies of eczema each requiring a totally different remedy, based upon each person's temperament, behaviour or physical symptoms. Even the research updates illustrate that treatments as diverse as Qigong and nutritional supplements can be effective for hypertension and heart disease.

Each of us has a unique way of experiencing the world via our rational, emotional or spiritual faculties. One of the more difficult truths to remain aware of is that the way we think or do things does not necessarily resonate with or motivate another person. Hence, one of the most precious talents required of a therapist is to choose a modality of treatment that will synchronise with the other person's preferences and beliefs.

The BSE/CJD crisis may, in the words of Dr Helen Fullerton . . ."teach us what a Pandora's box is opened if we try to manipulate nature instead of learning from her. . ." . We publish her scientific review of BSE and CJD, along with provocative insights regarding potential aetiological factors such as nutritional deficiencies which may have played a role in this sorry saga. Although some of the technical terms may be understood only by experts in the field, the comprehensive presentation of the facts brings clarity to the subject.


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About Sandra Goodman PhD

Sandra Goodman PhD, Co-founder and Editor of Positive Health, trained as a Molecular Biology scientist in Agricultural Biotechnology in Canada and the USS, focusing upon health issues since the 1980s in the UK. Author of 4 books, including Nutrition and Cancer: State-of-the-Art, Vitamin C – The Master Nutrient, Germanium: The Health and Life Enhancer and numerous articles, Dr Goodman was the lead author of the Consensus Document Nutritional and LifeStyle Guidelines for People with Cancer and compiled the Cancer and Nutrition Database for the Bristol Cancer Help Centre in 1993. Dr Goodman is passionate about making available to all people, particularly those with cancer, clinical expertise in Nutrition and Complementary Therapies. She has been a member of the Therapy Advisory Panel of the Penny Brohn Cancer Care, Scientific Expert Committee member of the Alliance for Natural Health and Patron of the Avalon Complementary Medicine Trust in Wells, Somerset.

Dr Goodman and long-term partner Mike Howell seek individuals with vision, resources, and organization to continue and expand the Positive Health PH Online legacy beyond the first 25 years, with facilities for training, fund alternative cancer research, and promote holistic organizations internationally. Read about Dr Goodman and purchase Nutrition and Cancer: State-of-the-Art.  She may be contacted privately for Research, Lectures and Editorial services via:   and

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