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Editorial Issue 286

by Sandra Goodman PhD(more info)

listed in editorial, originally published in issue 286 - May 2023

Positive Health PH Online May Issue 286 is published 27 April 2023. The increasing spiral of tension and conflict across the world, perhaps greater than in any time since the 1950s is utterly depressing. Conflicts encompass Ukraine, Sudan, Iran; tension points affect China/Taiwan. Industrial unrest and strikes in the UK have spread across virtually all sectors – Education, Travel, Health – Junior Doctors and Nurses and French workers are demonstrating against the rise of the pension age.

The Storyville Documentary Deborah James: Bowelbabe in Her Own Words was perhaps the most harrowing and graphic description of what it is like to live and die with Stage 4 bowel cancer. Positive Health PH Online readers are very familiar with integrative / alternative cancer treatment approaches; however we are also aware that such treatment options do not form part of standard cancer treatment.

“Filmed in the last months of her life, with access to her personal and family archive, she talks frankly about her diagnosis and treatment, and shares many personal moments. The film is told by Deborah herself whilst she dances and records what living with bowel cancer was really like for her and those closest to her.”

In the masterful series Simon Schama – History of Britain the final episode concluded with a evocative, perhaps provocative juxtaposition of the roles and attitudes of Winston Churchill and Winston Smith  (George Orwell’s 1984) during and following World War II.

Here are a number of authoritative sites with a non-mainstream take on health news:

John Dee’s Almanac – Catastrophic Health Collapse (part 7);

Alliance for Natural Health International –  Nature-aligned Health at Risk; Rob Verkerk to Lead ANH Both Sides of the Atlantic;

Dr Sircus – Full Protocol of Dr Sircus;

Dr Joseph Mercola - Media Covers Up Tracking of Unvaccinated People;

Epoch Health – Found Dead at Home After COVID-19 Vaccination;

Professor Karol Sikora – How on earth was the idea of a lab leak causing the pandemic suppressed for so long?.

Carl Heneghan - Physio-metabolic and clinical consequences of wearing face masks – Systematic review with meta-analysis and comprehensive evaluation.

Positive Health PH Online May Issue 286 publishes a comprehensive collection of authoritative editorial features covering many aspects of clinical and treatment approaches encompassing Mind / Body / Spirit including Editorial FeaturesLetters to the Editor, Research Updates and Short Features and Brief Takes

Dave Markowitz in the cover story On the Precipice of Transformation describes aspects of our inner battles between will, judgments, stories and beliefs.

“Everyone has their personal edge. As we approach that edge, our mind will do everything in its power to convince you to retreat. At that point there is often an internal battle between will, judgments, stories and beliefs, and love and fear. The more Western-trained self-help gurus will say to push through anyway. FEAR they say, is an acronym for False Evidence Appearing Real. They’ll tell you to feel the fear and do it anyway.

“But what if that fear is trying to protect you? Should it then be ignored, repressed, or wished away? What if someone’s fear is a trauma response to particular events from their childhood and what happens if we try to override it with thought alone?”

The following editorial features describe mind/body modalities of our consciousness:

Mind Matters: The Physics of Consciousness

On the Precipice of Transformation

Self-Centred Or Earth-Centred?

The New Self-Sufficiency

The following articles describe features of our communication, mood and hearing:

6 Podcasts For Parents Of Autistic Children You Should Listen To

Seasonal Depression – How to Protect your Well-Being over the Winter Months

Tinnitus Management Strategies

The following features discuss nutritional and environmental aspects of health:

Nutrition, Evolution and Environment

What Neuroscience Teaches Us About Nurturing You and Your Brain as You Age

Ease Menopause Symptoms with Amino acids and Vitamin B5

The following articles discuss aspects of bodywork and mind/body treatments:

I Know IT's in my Body

Women Sleep Worse Than Men – 4 Ways You Can Combat Insomnia Right Now

Letters to the Editor Issue 286 disclose information and research regarding Daily Blueberries for Cognitive and Vascular Health in Older People,  High Spring Pollen Count will Increase Allergies and Covid Cases, Resolving Persistent Spike Protein Syndrome, New Research into Modified RNA Messages Could Help Treat Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinson’s Disease, Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Antitumor Response: Decoding Molecular Mechanisms. Research Updates Issue 286 include Research in the following subjects; ageing, cancer, essential fatty acids, immune function, meditation, sleep, and yoga.

I enthusiastically endorse PH Online March Issue 285 for your deep reading enjoyment and clinical  education.


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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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