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Editorial Issue 227

by Sandra Goodman PhD(more info)

listed in editorial, originally published in issue 227 - January 2016

Recently there have been virtually apocalyptic warnings about how, with the development and spread of antibiotic resistance to even those drugs of last resort,  the world will be thrown backwards to prehistoric medicine times, with 10 million deaths expected from infections which had been cured by antibiotics. This is not a new development – similar warnings have been issued for decades. However the development of new antibiotic drugs has not kept pace with the enterprising resistant bacteria, placing us all at danger.

This PH Online Issue 227 has as the cover story the article The Detoxification Answer – Toxicity as a Clinical Diagnosis which describes the efficacy of a colloidal silver product which has a broader pathogen kill spectrum than traditional antibiotics, antifungal or antiviral drugs. In a previous Issue 224 was published the article Colloidal Silver - Antimicrobial, Antifungal and Antiviral Mechanisms with Clinical Actions with references to the published literature in addition to historical usage of these antimicrobial products.

“The third Intra-oral spray of this dynamic trio is a unique silver-based antimicrobial called ACS 200 Extra Strength. Extremely effective, ACS 200 Extra Strength demonstrates a much broader pathogen kill spectrum than traditional prescription antibiotics, antifungal, or antiviral preparations. Far more advanced in both safety and efficacy than traditional colloidal silver, ACS 200 Extra Strength is a 200 PPM (parts per million) medicinal silver proven capable of rapidly killing an enormous array of disease causing microorganisms; literally oxidizing the cell wall of gram positive and gram negative bacteria as well as naked virus and fungus without damaging human tissue.

“In a landmark antimicrobial kill-time study performed in the 1980s, Dr. Larry C. Ford of UCLA Medical School documented that over 650 different disease-causing pathogens were killed when exposed to ACS 200 Extra Strength.

“Independent university laboratory studies prove ACS 200 Extra Strength is significantly effective against a number of difficult to kill microorganisms, achieving 99.9999% (complete) kill against Borrelia burgdorferi (The Lyme disease associated organism), Powassan virus, Rhinovirus, Legionella pneumophila, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella bongori, Candida albicans & Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)."

Additionally there are well referenced, high quality reviews of the literature documenting the efficacy of silver compounds over many years such as Safety and Efficacy of Intravenous Oligodynamic Silver.

“…the  medical  literature  and hundreds of physicians’ clinical experiences demonstrate  that  the  natural  substance  silver  given  as  an  oligodynamic  hydrosol  can be  highly  effective  treatment  for  acute and chronic infections with an exceedingly small risk of any significant toxicity for patients.”

However, the medical profession and wider mainstream media don’t appear to recognize any treatments as being effective unless these are drug-or medically derived treatments. How often have you heard about effective non-drug approaches such as these mentioned above to infection?

I have come to this very sad and sorry understanding, kicking and screaming, following decades of discovering, researching and publishing medical and scientific information about the clinical efficacy of many alternative and complementary treatment approaches  - herbal, nutritional, Chinese, Ayurvedic, aromatherapeutic, osteopathic, chiropractic, bodywork, to name but a few disciplines -  to most medical and health afflictions, including even the most serious - cancer, heart disease, diabetes, infections.

For after all, as any good research scientist, schooled in the scientific method, the over-arching philosophy held by me and many others before me, has always been that if one has a hypothesis, performs the experiments to prove the accuracy of the hypothesis, i.e. the hypothesis is proved, that the scientific community will embrace these results.

The history of science certainly does not always happen this way; in fact there is usually a massively sceptical community which, far from embracing particular results, rejects them, and attempts to refute and demolish the purveyor / scientist. It is often many decades later that after much struggle, that the treatment / discovery may be finally shown to be true and finally adopted. Think about just a few such discoveries including that ulcers were caused by Helicobacter pylori, that oranges and limes could prevent and cure scurvy, even that bacteria caused infections and death in childbirth and that hygiene prevented many diseases.

Such is scientific progress, one might intone; however it would appear that so-called ‘evidence-based medicine’ excludes completely, any evidence from non-pharmaceutical, non-medical treatment, i.e. that the entire medical traditions and clinical results from many years of successfully treating diseases with nutritional, herbal, dietary, Ayurvedic, Chinese medicine. These are not new revelations - others have been voicing these views since early in the 20th Century, when, prior to the discovery and development of many pharmaceutical drugs and antibiotics, successful clinical treatments were developed and applied for heart disease - vitamins C and E, cancer - nutritional, herbal and dietary regimes developed by far-sighted pioneers including Hoxsey, Gerson, Budwig, Pauling, and immunological tailored  these days by PhD research scientists and physicians including Dr Burzynski's antineoplastons.

My own research and publishing work in the past 20+ years started with the Consensus Document Nutritional and LifeStyle Guidelines for People with Cancer ; the next 20 years and publication of >200 Issues of Positive Health PH Online has led to another publication regarding Cancer documenting the toxicity of chemotherapy and resulting in a Research Proposal to compare the survival of cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy with those undertaking alternative, non-toxic therapies:  Research Proposal: Cancer Patients’ Survival: Comparing Integrated Alternative Therapies and Chemotherapy / Radiotherapy Treatment

Many complementary and alternative practitioners successfully treat and indeed cure many patients without resorting to pharmaceutical drugs, but these successes are trumpeted in the media by thunderous silence. For how much longer?


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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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