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Editorial Issue 290

by Sandra Goodman PhD(more info)

listed in editorial, originally published in issue 290 - November 2023

Positive Health PH Online November Issue 290 is published live 19 October. The unanticipated shock invasion and murder of >1300 Israelis  – including babies, men and women of all ages – in Israel by Hamas and deaths of >1500 Palestinians in revenge attacks has initiated an undefinable war scenario of unknowable dimensions at this time. The war in Ukraine continues with no clear ending scenario in sight.

The penetrating, meticulously researched and incredible events which transpired to the family of David Finkelstein as related in his riveting and astonishing book Hitler, Stalin, Mum and Dad: A Family Memoir of Miraculous Survival  provides context from the 20th century and perspective to present-day violence of authoritarian tyrants. Brutality and wanton murder is not confined to today.

Alarmingly, forty-five per cent of the world's known flowering plants could be threatened by extinction, scientists have warned. Those under threat include orchids, varieties of pineapple, and many important crop species. Of the nearly 19,000 new plants and fungi species discovered since 2020, 77% are thought to be endangered. The study by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, examined research by 200 scientists in 30 countries.

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

John Dee’s AlmanacDo COVID Vaccines Work? (part 13);

Alliance for Natural Health International –  Australian GPs banned from using intravenous vitamin C;

Professor Peter C Gøtzsche – Puzzling but important study: Significant more people got COVID-19 when they were vaccinated with a bivalent vaccine than when they were unvaccinated. Study of infections in 2023 in 33 California state prisons (96,201 inmates);

Dr Peter McCullough: "People wanna know, where's the evidence the vaccines are not safe? It's all here in the World Council for Health Pharmacovigilance Report on the Covid-19 vaccines. Download Document:

Professor Karol Sikora – 20,000 cancer patients stand to benefit every year from using these wonderful facilities. To have them rotting away is a scandalous waste;

Positive Health PH Online Nov Issue 290  publishes a  wide-ranging selection of informative   articles discussing a variety of clinical and treatment approaches encompassing Mind / Body / Spirit including Editorial Features,  Letters to the Editor, Research Updates and Short Features and Brief Takes

David Markowitz in his article The Dark Night(s) of the Soul shares insights from his wide ranging client experience:

“Deep healing is not just a one night’s event, folks! It’s many. It could be a week or a few weeks. It could be months, or even… years. Decades. Lifetimes.

“I know you may not have enjoyed reading that. I didn’t enjoy typing it! But in this short attention, instant gratification world, we need to remind ourselves that much of the healing we’re seeking isn’t an overnight thing.

“For a few of my current clients, their inner turmoil has lasted quite a while. I assure you it’s no fun for them. A few have been unable to work. Some have lost relationships, and of course they're often frustrated.”  

In the article A Woman’s Guide to the Ketogenic Diet, Dott.ssa Mariachiara Ruggiero notes

“A healthy lifestyle, regular physical activity and a balanced diet are the main pillars of our psychophysical wellbeing. In some cases, however, despite a correct diet, our body does not react to stimuli as we would like. This is the case, for example, during the menopause, a delicate period during which, due to the drop in oestrogen, women are subject to changes in weight as well as mood. In this phase of life, the ketogenic diet, a strict dietary regimen in which carbohydrates are severely reduced in favour of proteins and fats, may be useful. This allows the body to reach so-called ketosis in 48/72 hours, a process whereby glycogen reserves (storage sugar) are exhausted and ketones, which are produced in the liver, are used to meet the energy demands of the nervous system.

“Usually, our functional cells use the energy provided by carbohydrates to perform their tasks. In their absence they use ketones as their main energy fuel. In this case, the metabolism changes and is forced to use fats instead of carbohydrates as an engine and alternative source of energy.

“The keto diet is a low-carb, low-calorie diet high in protein and good fats rich in omega-3, which must be included to maintain the state of ketosis. It provides a daily intake of 1200 calories per day, which can become as high as 800-900 in the Very Low Calories Keto Diet.”

The following articles encompass Mind/Body Spiritual/Psychosocial aspects of our health and attitudes:

The Dark Night(s) of the Soul

Mirrored Healing – All About Biofeedback

Developing Healthy Resilience in Young People


The following editorial features express opinions to current health and social attitudes:

Science is the New Church – God Forbid

The Fairy Tale of a Virus Called Coconut


The next group of articles survey advances in cancer, epigenetics and advances in nutrition:

Advancements in Rectal Cancer Treatment: Enhancing and Improving Lives

Does our Current Understanding of Epigenetics Now Expose Neo-Darwinism as Pseudo-Science?

A Woman's Guide To The Ketogenic Diet

Personalized Nutrition Changing Lives


The following editorial features discuss a number of bodywork techniques to enhance our health:


The Ultimate Guide to Cancer-Safe Spa Treatments

Using Hyaluronic Acid for Knee Pain


Letters to the Editor Issue 290 include topics More than a Decade of Dedication to Chemistry Honoured; Stress is Correlated with Cardiovascular Disease, Meningitis, Measles and Covid Could Mean a Perilous Start to School, The Physiological Society Welcomes the Announcement of the UK’s Association with Horizon Europe, Persistent Spike Protein Syndrome : Rapid Resolution with Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation

Research Updates Issue 290 include Research in the following areas: acupuncture, Alzheimer’s and Dementia, antioxidants, anxiety, aromatherapy, cancer, meditation, multiple sclerosis, and women’s health.


I wholeheartedly recommend PH Online November Issue 290 for your enjoyment and clinical instruction.


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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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