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Editorial Issue 177

by Sandra Goodman PhD(more info)

listed in editorial, originally published in issue 177 - December 2010

This Positive Health PH Online Dec 2010 Issue 177 publishes, as is usual, Editorial features of outstanding originality, diversity and integrity encompassing the enormous spectrum of Complementary / Alternative / Natural Approaches to Healthcare. These include articles regarding Meditation, Discovering and Evaluating our Core Beliefs, Homeopathy, Hypnotherapy, Nutrition, Resolving Food and Environmental Allergies, Aromatherapy Energy Medicines, Bodywork, Proprioception - Our Body's Communication and further clinical Results of the Surge of Chi Exerciser.

In addition to the articles, there are also diverse and equally important sections for each issue, including the Research Updates, Book Reviews, Short Features and Brief Takes. For example, in this issue's Research Updates is published research comparing the antioxidant efficacy of various components of bee products - honey, royal jelly, propolis, bee pollen. There is a book review of Vital Signs of Cancer by Dr Xandria Williams, there is important information regarding the international campaigns being waged around the world - in Canada, USA, UK and EU to protect and defend the right of all of us to use and consume natural health supplements, including vitamins, minerals, herbal medicines and other natural medicines.

There is also a letter entitled Dr Nicholas Gonzalez On Cancer & Health by Helke Ferrie with immense importance and relevance to all of us interested in cancer - its prevention, treatment and its long and nasty political history. The Sources and Further Information are perhaps as awesome as the content of the main body of the letter. I assure you that your time will be well spent reading this exposé, parts extracted here as an entrée:

"...every orthodoxy is cracked by some heretic arising within that system... such as Dr Gonzalez, an immunologist and medical doctor, who received his degrees from Columbia and Cornell universities. His mentor was none other that Dr Robert Good, a world-famous oncologist and the then director of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr Good encouraged him to examine the cancer treatment developed by a maverick dentist, Donald Kelley. Having cured himself of pancreatic cancer, just about the deadliest one there is, Kelley developed a protocol based on the earlier work by Dr Max Gerson and the discovery made in the early 1900s by John Beard of Edinburgh University about the central importance of pancreatic enzymes for cancer prevention and treatment...

"Dr Gonzalez systematically studied 10,000 cancer cases from Dr Kelley's files, but the book Gonzalez wrote on this project, One Man Alone, in 1987 was stonewalled by all publishers: it became available finally this year, available on and Kelley was hounded throughout his life by the establishment, imprisoned, and bankrupted...

"At the heart of the battle are two opposing views on cancer. Orthodoxy sees the cancer patient as a battlefield and embarks ... as a search-and destroy mission to purge the body of cancer cells, find a tumour, cut it out, poison it with chemotherapy, or obliterate it with radiation; the result of this approach has been that for the past half century the death rate for cancer has not budged. All wars are extremely lucrative for the weapons industry and very bad for the health of those on the receiving end of that industry's products...

"The opposing view... is that tumours are not the illness, but rather the body's way to sequester waste material; the tumour has a purpose [it is] a sign that the body is too filled with toxins, and these can overwhelm the liver's ability to process them, [then] confronting the body with an enormous load of toxic waste that produces tumours which are like accessory livers , namely additional, desperately and hastily constructed toxic waste dumps...

"For Drs Beard, Gerson, Kelley, Gonzalez and other past and contemporary heretical cancer doctors, the body is not a battlefield, but rather an exquisitely constructed living entity capable of perfect self-repair... This perfectly balanced process of health maintenance can only function properly if our bodies receive healthy (bio-identical) fuel, otherwise cancer may begin. Everything in our bodies comes from one place: our diets, states Dr Gonzalez. Nutrition is key. It's the foundation. It's not the end, it's the beginning. It's the ultimate foundation for good health. If you don't have that, nothing else is going to work... Indeed, so much of what we eat often unknowingly - is outright carcinogenic. Back in the late 19th century Sir William Osler already observed that we dig our graves with our knives and forks.  

Best wishes to all of us, thinking of this while we may overindulge during the festive season.


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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 US, 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. Dr Goodman was recently featured as Doctor of the Fortnight in ThinkWellness360.

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 30 years, with facilities for training, to 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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