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Connah Broom’s story published in Daily Mail

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on November 16, 2013

The top online story in today’s Daily Mail tells of Connah Broom’s extraordinary fight against cancer – and the extraordinary ex-army sergeant-major grandfather Jim and grandmother Debbie who have dedicated their lives to their grandson. He is a robustly healthy boy who loves sport despite the fact that he has had ‘terminal cancer’ for the last 8-9 years.

You can read the story here

To read the full story read The Amazing Cancer Kid that I co-wrote with the Broom family

USA Amazon link
UK Amazon link

Here are comments made by two reviewers:

Such a heart warming book, cried start to finish – inspirational. Made my 12year old read it and he’s not complaining…must read for everyone

I think Connah and his family are a true inspiration! This family has gone through so much over the last few years and they are not going to give up the fight. The book is extremely well written and I would certainly recommend it! Connah is a true “amazing kid”.


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Chris Teo’s Prostate Cancer book reviewed

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on December 4, 2009

The Big Book: Cancer: The Complete Recovery Guide

The Small Book: Cancer Recovery Guide: 15 Alternative and Complementary Strategies for Restoring Health  –  For more information go to

“This book tells me everything. Why didn’t my doctor tell me this?” – Rev Bill Newbern

Prostate Cancer Healed Naturally by Chris Teo.

Chris Teo is a Malaysian botanist who has become famous in S.E. Asia for his Penang cancer centre where he uses Chinese herbs to help people live healthily without pain for many years after they have been told by their doctors that they will soon die.

I have had the good fortune to meet Professor Teo and I am very impressed by his work – on which he keeps meticulous records. If and when I ever get cancer, Chris will be among the first resources that I will choose to access.

His new prostate cancer book is out. It contains real life stories of people he has helped to recover. His simple personal narrative gives a clear introduction to Chris’s approach. Chris has developed over 80 herbal mixtures developed not just for different cancers but for different symptoms.

Prostate Cancer Healed Naturally
by Dr. Chris K. H. Teo, (c) 2010
ISBN 978-983-2590-24-8

If you need to contact him here are his details

5, Lebuhraya Gelugor,
11600 Penang, Malaysia.
Tel: 604-6595881 Fax: 604-6580422


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Beata Bishop’s review

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on January 31, 2009 news:

Beata Bishop, author of A Time to Heal, and a long term survivor of metastatic melanoma wrote this review in  Network Review, the journal of the Scientific and Medical Network (January 2009):

Since hi-tech modern medicine, wonderful in acute and emergency cases, can only offer symptomatic treatment against chronic degenerative diseases, alternative methods should be objectively examined and, if found effective, widely used. This is the drift of Jonathan Chamberlain’s “Cancer – The Complete Recovery Guide”. The author is a former teacher, now full-time author, with no medical background. But when his wife was diagnosed with cervical cancer 15 years ago, he desperately looked for a book that would contain information on every possible alternative and complementary therapy to help her recover. He found no such book. She underwent all available orthodox treatments and died a year later. He decided to write the missing book – the one under review – himself. His sole purpose has been to inform and educate, not to recommend any of the thoroughly researched .alternative therapies. Like a good teacher, and unlike Professor Ernst, he respects the reader and keeps stressing that everyone must make their own decision as to which modality to choose, and be responsible for that choice. This “travel guide to the strange country of cancer” begins with an explanation of the essence of the disease and its many causes (“It hasn’t come from Mars”); it continues with an objective description of orthodox treatments, their risks and benefits, and ways to reduce their often distressing side effects. Throughout the tone is clear, objective, modest but knowledgeable. It becomes sharper when we reach the subject of cancer research and its many flaws. Ethics and the control of research by drug companies come under dispassionate factual scrutiny. So does the alarmingly close bond between medicine and Big Pharma, as defined by some distinguished doctors outside that bond. All in all, the first 96 pages of this big book give the lay reader the kind of all-round information that is invaluable in health and possibly life-saving once cancer has struck. Chamberlain is not against doctors, only against their lack of knowledge outside school medicine’s tight box. The rest of the book describes a large number of complementary and alternative approaches, including diet, nutrition, herbs and botanicals, biological therapies, energy medicine and more. Entries are arranged in alphabetical order, giving availability and other references but making no claims for any healing potential. Indeed, the all-pervading message to the reader is to read, research, compare possibilities and then choose responsibly – an important reminder in an area where most people are too reliant on “the experts” and too unwilling to do their own thinking. Chamberlain’s chapter on “Cancer Pioneers and Outcasts” shows the heavy penalties suffered by those who dare to step out of line and are more interested in finding new ways of healing than in their career chances. Case histories of recovered patients strike a positive note, just like the benefits of well-run support groups, which diminish the sense of isolation that many cancer sufferers experience.. As a recovered cancer patient myself, I believe that Chamberlain’s comprehensive book is filling a big gap in the available literature on CAM, which tends to concentrate on individual therapies and substances, without presenting all available modalities. This volume is almost too comprehensive, which is why the author has also produced a smaller “Cancer Recovery Guide” (Clairview Books, 2008, £9.95), with only 15 CAM strategies for restoring health, as a quick reference for people in a hurry. My only criticism is. that references are given within the text, not set out and listed in the usual way, and therefore are impossible to find quickly. I hope this will be put right in the next edition. There should be one soon.

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Emma’s comments on Cancer Recovery Guide

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on November 26, 2008

Dear Jonathan

I just want to say a huge thank-you for all your help and advice.I also want  to say how inspirational your book and all its suggestions have been. It has enabled me to keep positive for my sister over the past terrible months. I just hope I can get her to follow some of your recommendations!

Emma Greener

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Positive Health Magazine’s Review of ‘Cancer: The Complete Recovery Guide’

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on September 27, 2008

Review of Cancer: The Complete Recovery Guide and Cancer Recovery Guide: 15 Alternative and Complementary Strategies for Restoring Health by Sandra Goodman, Editor, Positive Health Magazine:

“These two books should be on the shelves of every medical practitioner who counsels or treats cancer patients, as well as cancer patients and their families.”

The following is a link to the full review:.

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Review of ‘Cancer: The Complete Recovery Guide’ in

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on September 27, 2008

2008 additions: Two books by Jonathan Chamberlain.

[The following two reviews are by P. Feist, 9/08]

Cancer Recovery Guide: 15 Alternative and Complementary Strategies for Restoring Health. By Jonathan Chamberlain. 2008, Clairview Books.

Cancer Recovery Guide is intended as a quick run-through of the current strategies for fighting cancer via complementary and alternative methods. Fifteen strategies are listed, from emotional/psychological aspects in “Embrace Hope – Cancer is Curable” and “Love and Forgive Yourself and Others”, to treatment aspects such as “Empower the Body” and “Feed the Body with the Right Nutrients”.

Cancer, The Complete Recovery Guide. By Jonathan Chamberlain. 2008, Long Island Press.

Cancer, The Complete Recovery Guide is a long and detailed book, expanding on the shorter Cancer Recovery Guide. Covered are methods for reducing the side effects of conventional chemotherapy and radiation, the importance of attitude and emotions, and numerous therapies outside conventional western medical treatments. Well-covered are herbal and vitamin strategies. I think these books are useful to anyone who wants to sift through the current (2008) CAM strategies. The books are upbeat, clearly written, easy to read, and well-referenced. I like how the author’s foreword addresses the situation where you are helping someone who has cancer, and the fact that not everyone wants information or that you may disagree, and the importance of relationships in fighting cancer. More information on Jonathan Chamberlain’s web site.

As a side note, Jonathan sent me copies of his books, and I was going to offer to send these review copies on to someone else on the his list of potential reviewers. This did not happen because, quite frankly, I especially wanted to keep the Complete Recovery Guide because it is an excellent, up-to-date resource. I am the list administrator for several ACOR pediatric cancer support lists, and often need to look something up, as many listmembers are interested in CAM. [PF]

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Phil’s comment

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on August 29, 2008

Comment posted about the books Cancer: The Complete Recovery Guide and Cancer Recovery Guide: 15 Alternative and Complementary Strategies for Restoring Health


I bought both of your books and have read almost all of them. They

are excellent and should be on every list of recommended cancer

resources. Thank you for the excellent research and writing you did

to create them.


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From Cancertutor

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on August 6, 2008

Cancer – The Complete Recovery Guide, by Jonathan Chamberlain

This book talks about a wide range of alternative cancer treatments and the many relevant issues associated with using an alternative cancer treatment. It is very comprehensive. He has both a “Big Book” and a “Little Book.”
Cancer – The Complete Recovery Guide

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From the publisher of HK Dollarsaver magazine

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on August 6, 2008



The following is from a business friend whom I bought the Little Book for:  I read about Jonathan’s book so many years ago when my brother got sick. I had to special order it but I have purchased at least 4 of them to give away over the past 11 years…. it is due to his book I was able to get info on Hydrazine sulfate and talk to Dr. Gold. … I am delighted … to hear you are featuring him in Dollarsaver. That is a service to the community.


See, your book more than justify itself to have my support in promoting it.  Also, the Foreward is a valuable gem, not only on treating cancer, but about how we treat the reality of present day life.


Take care,




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Bill Henderson’s review

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on July 20, 2008



Over the last six years or so, I’ve had a sporadic correspondence with Jonathan Chamberlain. I knew we shared a passion to get the word out about gentle, non-toxic ways to heal cancer and that he had written several books on the subject. But I was not prepared for the experience I got when I read his new book he sent me a couple of weeks ago. This is an incredibly informative and useful book. Every one of you need it in your library. Jonathan’s book is called “Cancer — The Complete Recovery Guide.”

Here’s what he says about his intent in writing this book:

“The book is intended to provide the argument in favour of following the alternative route — in a clear, thoughtful and reasoned way. It also provides wht is a near comprehensive list of what is available and what the reasoning and evidence is supporting these various approaches.”

This is, from now on, my primary encyclopedia when I have a question about cancer and its treatment. For example, Jonathan has a whole section on natural pain killers that work for cancer pain. He, of course, explains the fallacies of “trusting your doctor” and doing chemotherapy and/or radiation. But he still devotes a whole section of this great book to natural substances which offset the side effects of these two “barbaric” treatments for those who insist on submitting to them.

His Section 3 on “Complementary & Alternative Approaches” covers 255 pages of well- indexed explanations of everything I’ve ever heard of and lots more. It covers “Acai” “BioBran” to “Zeolite” and “Zyflamend” and everything in between in easy to understand layman language. This book is the result of years of research. Jonathan has produced a resource that will hold it’s value indefinitely. I urge you to buy this book. Be sure to express your opinion about it on

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