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Editorial Issue 251

by Sandra Goodman PhD(more info)

listed in editorial, originally published in issue 251 - January 2019

Positive Health PH Online Issue 251 is published on the cusp of the UK Brexit vote, also the 2019 New Year – momentous yet uncertain times.

Events move on; a moving yet authentic memorial tribute to Dr Peter Fisher, a compilation of his last address at the New Horizons in Water Science – Evidence for Homeopathy Conference has been uploaded as well as all the seminars at that Conference.

We previously reported – April 2015 - about the MHRA’s raid, seizure of GcMAF supplies and facility closure; just days ago came news of the prosecution by the UK’s Medicine and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency MHRA and imprisonment of David Noakes for the development and distribution of an unlicensed medicine – GcMAF – a glycoprotein acting ad an immune modulator – with beneficial clinical results to cancer patients. We re-post Martin Walker’s Facebook exposé The MHRA, Democracy, Lies and Dirty Tricks in Letters to the Editor of Issue 251 along with Ian R Crane’s YouTube Video: David Noakes in Jail but the GcMAF Genie is Out the Bottle.

Here is a brief extract from Martin Walker’s piece which I encourage all readers to read:

“Just this morning I saw Robert Kennedy’s meme about the control of the CDC by pharmaceutical companies and pharmaceutical company licensing. The situation is not quite the same in the UK but his statement “The CDC is not an independent agency, it is a vaccine company” rang bells with me.

“The pharmaceutical companies have taken over completely the regulation of pharmaceutical medicines in the UK. The most powerful of the groups involved is the Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency, (MHRA), like the CDC the agency, responsible for licensing. Most people in Britain see the Agency as part of the UK government with a supportive civil service. However the MHRA, although apparently attached to the UK government, is actually a free standing ‘executive agency’.

“The Agency employs more than 1,200 people and has facilities in London, York and South Mimms, Hertfordshire. It deals with the licensing of all drugs and has various departments which carry the pharmaceutical cause further. The group also has ex-police investigators there to harry alternative medicine practitioners and bring charges against them if necessary, and a small unit which sends out letters under the names of fictitious patients asking for information on alternative treatments. The executive Agency is wholly funded by the pharmaceutical industry.”

Having now finished reading – thrillingly devouring JB Handley’s not-to-be-missed book How to End the Autism Epidemic chart-topping – No 1 on Amazon,  reviewed on PH Online, I came across the similarly felt constructive and praiseworthy comments from reviewer and long-standing paediatrician Samuel D Ravenel MD FAAP aka Dr. Bose Ravenel:

“I am a paediatrician with a career including private pediatric practice for 31 years, 11 years as a major university Department of Pediatrics Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics in a community pediatric residency training program, and most recently, 5 years practising pediatric integrative medicine.

“…This book, by a parent of an autistic child, and another recent book by paediatrician Paul Thomas, The Vaccine Friendly Plan (2017), have led me to reconsider much of what I had been taught and read in the area of vaccine effectiveness, safety, and especially about Informed Consent – a long-held foundational precept in the field of medicine. In fact, these two books together, along with prior exhaustive study of relevant scientific articles and other books on both sides of the issue have led me to the conclusion that standard practice of information provided to parents of children about the vaccines that are recommended fails to qualify as Informed Consent. It would more accurately be described as Uninformed Coercion. [Emphasis by the Editor]

“…With a 42-year professional pediatric background and after about 7 years of intensive study of the science behind vaccines, autism, and their connection or lack thereof, I find the author’s reasoning and the sources he cites to be extraordinarily well conceived and credible. Had I not previously read about many of the lines of research and evidence he cites, I would have found his conclusions shocking to the point of outright dismissal. His sources however are of the highest credibility and his line of reasoning irrefutable.

“…The prevailing cultural tendency to label any parent, or even health care professional, who questions vaccine safety or effectiveness as “anti-vaccine” and often repeating the above two unsupportable assertions, must stop. Eroding confidence and trust in vaccines among both groups can only be repaired through honest, respectful dialogue and following some of the suggestions advanced by Mr. Handley.”

I urge all PH Online readers to obtain and read this important, indeed vital book - Available from, and Chelsea Green Publishing.

Positive Health PH Online Issue 251 offers a superb, wide-ranging selection of editorial features reflecting topics embracing mind-body-spirit; also highly relevant to the most important health issues of the day:

Other vital matters reported in the Letters to the Editor include

  • Expulsion of Dr Michael Mew BDS(Lon)MSc(Orth) from the British Orthodontic Society;
  • Environmental Factors May Trigger Onset of Multiple Sclerosis;
  • Young People Struggling with a Mental Health Problem;
  • How to Spot the Early Warning Signs of Mouth Cancer;
  • 7.5 Million UK Workers Suffer from Mental Health Problems in the Office;
  • New Report Highlights Need for Radical Overhaul of Cancer Diagnostics.

Research Updates from the published literature cover papers in the subjects of alzheimer's and dementia, aromatherapy, cancer, homeopathy, macular degeneration, multiple sclerosis, weight loss and women's health.

There is much material to read, savour and absorb over the festive season; I sincerely with all Positive Health PH Online readers a deeply happy, healthy and satisfying holiday season and Happy New Year 2019.


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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 27+ 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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