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Editorial Issue 243

by Sandra Goodman PhD(more info)

listed in editorial, originally published in issue 243 - January 2018

Positive Health PH Online Issue 243 publishes an array of authoritative clinical, nutritional and fitness and bodywork features. Several articles in this issue help to shine a light on universal mental / psychological health issues which have recently been at the forefront of health and popular media attention. Every-Day Struggles of an Introvert, Magical Piers: the Lovers Journey and Breakup, Breakdown, Breakthrough, Breakdance confront personal / spiritual struggles which most of us have had to overcome in our own lives.

Several articles feature prominently which enrich our knowledge about several forms of healing including Sai Shakti Healing - relationship with a spiritual teacher, The 15 Minute Salt Water Remedy a practice which dispels spiritual distress and Seed Essences - Powerful New Vibrational Essences from Nature that Resonate with our own  Inner Seed.

Clinical features from practitioners which help to expand our knowledge and expertise in approaching health conditions include Shedding Some Light on Morgellons Disease and Glutathione - Super Hero of the Cell.

Editorial features in the Nutritional sphere which help to expand our understanding of Diet, Nutrients, Blood Pressure and Obesity include Why is Seaweed and Salt Better than Salt Alone, Genetics and Obesity, Health Benefits of the Atkins Diet, and High Blood Pressure.

Bodywork editorial features including Glutes Mania Or Reductionism In Gyms, Evolutionary Health, How Yoga Practice Aids Many Age-Related Illnesses in Older Adults and A Guide to Injury Prevention for Olympic Weightlifters serve to increase our grasp about how to translate anatomical fitness, evolutionary biology, yoga practice and weight lifting into lifestyle improvements.

Letters to the Editor inform us about superbug killer antibiotics, about how many breakthrough cancer drugs don’t work, what you need to know before consenting to HPV vaccination and a ‘Masterclass’ in vaccines and autoimmunity by world expert Dr Yehuda Shoenfeld.

In exploring novel, clinical approaches to cancer treatments, two books recently reviewed include The Metabolic Approach To Cancer - Integrating Deep Nutrition, the Ketogenic Diet, and Nontoxic Bio-Individualized Therapies and KETO FOR CANCER - Ketogenic Metabolic Therapy as a Targeted Nutritional Strategy. Another book currently being read and scheduled for review in the near future is STATIN NATION - The Ill-Founded War on Cholesterol, What Really Causes Heart Disease, and the Truth About the Most Overprescribed Drugs in the World.

When I was growing up in the 1950s, learning about the horrors of the Holocaust and witnessing the horror and famine of Biafra, I felt I wanted to commit my life to bringing people together, to heal conflicts. I aspired to become a diplomat or perhaps even work for the World Health Organization WHO - certainly not today! Fast forward some sixty years, I feel even more revolted and disgusted about the unfathomable depths of cruelty inflicted by so-called humans upon other people in conflicts ongoing throughout the world – Syria – Eastern Ghouta, Myanmar Rohingya - watched live by us all on TV. Not to mention the stranglehold exerted by the pharmaceutical and medical system on everyday healthcare.

This strong desire to bring disparate elements and people together has been at the heart of my life’s work - from becoming a scientist in agricultural biotechnology to searching for solutions to famine and food shortages. I segued into Integrated Medicine – Natural Treatment Approaches by writing books and attempts to conduct clinical trials for substances including organic germanium and vitamin C. When I was commissioned to set up a Nutrition and Cancer database for the Bristol Cancer Help Centre – now Penny Brohn – and authored Nutrition and Cancer – Health State-of-the-Art , it became evident that there was a deficit between the amount of published scientific information and the knowledge held by many doctors, practitioners, the media and the general public. This led in 1994 to the launch of Positive Heath PH Online as described in a recently published retrospective article.

I am of course disappointed some 25 years later, in not having witnessed a transformation from pharmaceutical-based drug medicine to an integrated synthesis of traditional and holistic and advanced molecular and scientific medical discoveries and techniques. However, despite not yet arriving at the end goal, I am gratified in viewing and evaluating in the round, the considerable body of work published to date, spanning the complete spectrum of health treatment options and disciplines - mind, body and soul. This valuable archive of some 3,500 articles written by over 1500 authors is a precious commodity which transmutes and communicates the wisdom and expertise of perhaps the most gifted holistic practitioners on the planet to the entire worldwide readership of Positive Health PH Online.

Happy New Year 2018 – may light be sprinkled within the darkness.

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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. She has focused 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.

 

In publishing in Positive Health PH Online authoritative articles and book reviews by leading proponents of numerous alternative cancer treatment approaches, Dr Goodman has demonstrated her passion about the necessity of making available to all people, particularly those with cancer, considerable clinical expertise in areas of Nutrition and Complementary Therapies. She is a member of the Therapy Advisory Panel of the Penny Brohn Cancer Care, Scientific Expert Committee member of the Alliance for Natural Health and a Patron of the Avalon Complementary Medicine Trust in Wells, Somerset. Nutrition and Cancer.

 

Dr Goodman and Mike Howell, her long-term partner, seek individuals with the resources, structural organization and interest to continue and expand the legacy of Positive Health PH Online forward into the 21st century, adding facilities to conduct online seminars, fund raise for alternative cancer research, as well as to promote leading holistic organizations and businesses internationally. Follow her Blog and purchase Nutrition and Cancer: State-of-the-Art.  Dr S Goodman may be contacted privately for Research, Lectures and Editorial services via: sandra@drsgoodman.com     www.drsgoodman.com  sandra@positivehealth.com   and www.positivehealth.com

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