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God Bless the Daily Mail

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on March 26, 2014

I love the Daily Mail – not because of its integrity (hah!), not because it is the most accessible online newspaper (which it is), but because of the quality of commentary from its readers. I read the health stories – and the DM (bless its heart) publishes any bit of PR emerging from the Department of Health as if it were the gospel truth. So chemo is good for cancer (even though its effectiveness is really not so good and the cost of it is crippling the NHS) because ‘experts’ say it is good. And so it is today with Fluoride which Government backed – but un-named -‘experts’ say is beneficial for us in reducing tooth decay and kidney stones. But before we accept the word as it has been dictated to the health reporter of the DM let us see what the commentators have to say:

“Lies – Fluoride has even been said to be a deadly toxin by The Lancet (top medical journal in the world) and yet the DM continues with its own agenda to peddle lies and lies. Fluoride has been proven time and time again to be on zero benefit to teeth (in fact it does the opposite and can cause damage) and it has been proven to be a deadly toxin to humans and animals. Just read the warning on the tube of toothpaste for goodness sake!”

Or another:

“ John Colquhoun, DDS, Principal Dental Officer for Auckland, New Zealand and chair of that country’s Fluoridation Promotion Committee, reviewed New Zealand’s dental statistics in an effort to convince skeptics that fluoridation was beneficial and found that tooth decay rates were the same in fluoridated and non-fluoridated places, which prompted him to re-examine the classic fluoridation studies. He withdrew his support for it in ‘Why I Changed my Mind About Water Fluoridation’ (Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 1997;41:29¿44). It’s not safe!”

And another:

“The Harvard School for Public Health reports: In a meta-analysis, researchers from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and China Medical University in Shenyang for the first time combined 27 studies and found strong indications that fluoride may adversely affect cognitive development in children. Based on the findings, the authors say that this risk should not be ignored, and that more research on fluoride’s impact on the developing brain is warranted. Fluoride also damages the brain, both directly and indirectly. Rats given fluoridated water at a dose of 4 ppm develop symptoms resembling attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder. High concentrations of fluoride accumulate in the pineal gland, which produces serotonin and melatonin. It’s not safe!”

And another:

“Why is no one mentioning Alzheimer’s, fluoride is a byproduct of aluminium which will cause Alzheimer’s , but hey they’ve got get get rid of an industrial byproduct somewhere.”

And another:

“Industrial chemical waste, euphemistically called fluoride, in your drinking water supply will never be able to counteract the effects of sugary drinks and treats, nor make up for minerals lacking in a poor diet. The studies showing significant correlations between industrial waste and various cancers, and the well-documented 7-point decline in intelligence quotas, have never been refuted. Besides that, it is not even dental fluoride! And is it not illegal to medicate members of the public who do not suffer a particular disease? Please, do not swallow the fluoride lie. Insist on pure water and let those who need fluoride see their dentist.”

And another:

“Can you please list all the scientists involved in the study and declare their interests? Any links to the companies that might be supplying the flouride? Shares in the water companies etc?”

And another:

“’Tooth decay is a significant public health problem in England,’ the report states.” Stupidity is an even bigger concern.

It is clear to me that the DM does a great service in providing people with knowledge the opportunity to inform the public – through the Comments section.

I was therefore very unhappy that no-one was able to add their comments to the news that Dr Julian Kenyon was being hauled up before a medical tribunal for the temerity of offering SPDT, a non-drug based cancer therapy which has been around a long time and which has cured the cancer of the only person I know who has undergone it (see my book The Amazing Cancer Kid). The DM sneered at this therapy as being a last resort for desperate patients – yes. But it would be the first resort if patients knew about it and it was offered on the NHS.

© Jonathan Chamberlain 2014

Jonathan Chamberlain is the author of The Cancer Survivor’s Bible, The Amazing Cancer Kid, Cancer? Don’t Panic, and Cancer Recovery Guide: 15 Strategies. His website is at

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vaccinations – for or against?

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on January 6, 2014

The subject of vaccinations is one – like the arguments between mainstream and alternative approaches to cancer – that brings out the ideologues. Things in the ideological frame are black or white, good or bad. Reality however is complex and nuanced. I must say that I am in no man’s land on the subject. I simply don’t know enough. But I do know enough to be concerned.

Those who shout ‘look at polio’ argue that we eliminated a deadly disease through vaccination therefore vaccinations per se are good. However a simple Google search of ‘vaccination eliminates polio’ brings up evidence-based opinions that far from being eliminated, polio is mutating into other diseases and that the vaccination itself is exacerbating the problem. Also, historically, polio – for most people who got it – was relatively benign.

In any case, the argument based on generalising a truth from a particular case is bound to be wrong. Let me give you an example. We know that Ford makes any number of highly successful cars – Mustang, Mondeo etc. We might generalise this into a world-picture that goes: Any car produced by Ford will be successful because it has the resources to market and promote its cars – and they will be good cars because of the design and engineering skills that go into them (along with the market research) – so it is a no-brainer. Any car made by Ford will be a good car. In response to this ideological position I would simply offer a single fact: The Edsel. The Edsel, as we all know, sold only a few thousand units and nearly destroyed the company. I have seen an Edsel and one look at it had me in fits of laughter. The problem is the grill – it looks like a depressed duck that has just been goosed. What happened to the CEO who was in charge of this? Robert McNamara became Secretary of Defense under Kennedy (And what was his middle name? Strange! – strange but true!). And what did we get from that? The Vietnam War (though McNamara says that decision was taken while he was temporarily out of the loop after Kennedy’s assassination) – but seductive though this detour is let’s get back to the subject in question.

The problem with vaccination is that it represents imposed medicine. One size fits all and everyone must participate – not only that, they must participate at the time the doctors are giving the vaccinations. The result of this is that some children (because of weaknesses – perhaps illness at the time of receipt) suffer damage. Here is reference to one doctor’s experiences in Australia:

Note that large doses of vitamin C were in some cases able to reverse the damage. So we should ask why the same passion for vaccinations is not extended to vitamin C. And the answer, as we all know, is that the embrace of medicine and pharmaceutical commerce and Big Government means that only patented medicines will be promoted.

Vaccinations may or may not do what it says on the label (conversations on that subject will go on long into the night) but to impose vaccinations in large numbers on small vulnerable babies can only be described as medical fascism at its worst. The politicisation of medicine means that the truth becomes invisible. It is more difficult to research. It is more difficult to express contrary opinions. In short we are all expected to march in lock step. Why? To eliminate a disease. But should we attempt to eliminate diseases? To attempt this is to go up against the forces of evolution. The living world is in a constant state of change and mutation. We see this clearly with the flu vaccine. Flu evolves very quickly. All the vaccines that governments say we should take will (in theory) innoculate us from last year’s flu – but not the flu that is currently circulating. Crazy? Of course. But somehow you have to justify the cost of the big purchases of vaccine stock that Governments everywhere have been gulled into.

But, hey, someone might say. Look at smallpox. We beat that didn’t we? Maybe. Or maybe not. Read this short article containing a few uncomfortable facts:

We cannot know necessarily all the impacts that mass immunisation programmes have. Are they associated with autism? cancer? We cannot know. Cancer incidence has risen in parallel to increases in vaccination. We cannot say that there is a connection but equally we cannot dismiss the possibility that there might in some way be a connection – that connection may simply be that vaccines contain toxic substances (mercury) which, combined with other toxins in our environment (car exhaust fumes? plastic containers? who knows what else?) which result in weakened immune systems. How on earth are you going to trace such subtle connections in the face of an industry and government that doesn’t want its cosy profits and cosy sense of well-being disrupted by any awkward facts?

The subject of vaccinations is too fraught with simplistic assumptions and it is only through discussions and disputes that any clarity will arise. So let’s keep talking and arguing. But if you think you know the simple truth, one thing is certain – you will be wrong.

Jonathan Chamberlain is author of The Cancer Survivor’s Bible, Cancer? Don’t Panic! and The Amazing Cancer Kid –

New info re: HPV vaccines – 44 girls are known to have died according to this article which reports an admission by a leading doctor involved with the development of the HPV vaccines:

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Not just cancer! – Alzheimer’s and vitamins

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on December 10, 2013

Here is a quote from a story about Alheimer’s and Dementia:

“The failure to take the likes of diet, exercise and supplements seriously is very galling because at Oxford we’ve shown it’s possible to slow down the Alzheimer’s type brain shrinkage with B vitamins costing pennies a day. Yet scientists still regularly claim there is no way to modify the progression of this ghastly disease. What they mean is there’s no drug to do that. A senior scientist with a pharmaceutical company made this very clear when he spoke to me after I’d given a talk about my research. He described the result as ‘phenomenal’, adding: ‘If it had been a drug, it would be worth billions’. For the sake of all of us, and our families, ignoring all sorts of possible treatments just because they won’t make billions can’t go on.” David Smith is Emeritus professor of pharmacology at Oxford University and founder of the research project OPTIMA (Oxford Project to Investigate Memory and Ageing)–prevent-instead-One-Britains-dementia-experts-says-weve-wasted-BILLIONS-useless-drugs.html

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Cholesterol, steroids, low fat diets heart disease and the failed paradigm

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on January 13, 2013

Check out what heart surgeon Dwight Lundell says about the causes of heart disease:

And if you want to see an attack on this theory go to Quackwatch.

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What’s in Vaccines? You’re not going to believe this!

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on October 24, 2012


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parabens and breast cancer

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on January 12, 2012

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Report in Daily Mail:

A chemical widely used as a preservative in cosmetics, food products and pharmaceuticals has been found in tissue samples from 40 women with breast cancer.

A number of studies since 1998 have raised concerns about the potential role of these parabens in breast cancer as they possess oestrogenic properties.

Oestrogen is known to play a central role in the development, growth and progression of breast cancer.

Parabens are a chemical compound found in everyday toiletry products including moisturisers, make-up, shaving foam, tanning lotions and toothpaste.

They are also found in numerous brands of underarm deodorant. However, a causal link has never been found between them and breast cancer.

They are present in processed meats such as sausages, pies and pastries along with coated

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Anti-radioactivity Foods

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on April 16, 2011

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Anti-radioactivity foods

The continuing crisis in Fukushima and the certainty that radiation levels worldwide will be impacted (bringing in its wake increases in thyroid cancer and leukemia)  leads to the obvious question of how we can protect ourselves.

The first answer is to take potassium iodide everyday 4-12mg – you can get this as a liquid called Lugol’s solution or as pills under the brand name Iodoral. I anddition you need to soak all your vegetables in water and throw the water away. Finally here is a list of foods that will be part of the optimal diet. This was prepared by Russian scientists based on their experience of Chernobyl

1.      Brown rice

2.      Seaweed

3.      Kelp

4.      Miso

5.      Pumpkin

6.      Spirulina (& Chlorella)

7.      Bee pollen

8.      Wheat grass

9.      Rosemary

10.  Blue-green algae

11.  Beets

12.  Garlic

13.  Ginger

14.  Alfalfa sprouts

15.  Broccoli

16.  Onions

17.  Olive oil

18.  Leafy greens

Apples and other sources of pectin

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Iodine and blood pressure – a personal experience

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on February 23, 2011

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More on Iodine

Here is “Bob’s” account of using iodine and seeing marked improvements in blood pressure:

“I have personally taken lugol’s solution, i began starting slow, 2 drops to a glass of distilled water. i increased over a period of a week to 8 drops twice a day, this is approx. 50 mg a day. i took this amount for about 3 – 4 weeks. I then lowered it to 4 drops a day as a maintenance dose. the result has been interesting. after taking 50 mg a day for about a week i felt like i did when i once took a very strong antibiotic. then that went away after a day or so. i felt like i had a chronic illness removed , i dont know what else to say about that. i had acid reflux when i started but it is now gone!! my blood pressure was 140/90 and spiked to 170/105 at times, it is now 125/75 on average , sometimes lower!”

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The argument for Homeopathy

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on February 4, 2011

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The argument for Homeopathy

Homeopathy is often seen as the easy target when it comes to vilifying homepathy (homoeopathy in UK English). It appears to depend on solutions so diluted that the likelihood that even one molecule of the original substance is present in the solution is extremely remote. And yet trial after trial appears to show that there is an effect. Each time this happens the results are criticised – because ” it simply cannot work” (for the reason given above).

However a number of important French researchers believe that homepathic remedies contain energetic signatures of the substances – and some of these supporters of homepathy are serious scientists with Nobel prizes to their name.

For an interesting discussion of the current situation you will find the article at this link interesting

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Blood thinning herbs & foods

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on February 2, 2011

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Blood thinning herbs and foods

Most heart attacks are caused by sticky blood. So here’s what you can do to avoid taking blood thinning medication

1, Omega 3 fatty acids

Flaxseed oil and fish oils help make blood less sticky – so eat plenty of tuna, salmon and anchovies

2. salicylates

Salicylates is a natural plant-based chemical which blocks the blood clotting activity of Vitamin K.
Herbs high in salicylates include cayenne pepper, cinnamon, peppermint, ginger, curry powder, paprika and licorice, also feverfew, white willow bark, St. John’s wort, papaya enzyme, rosemary, quinine, alfalfa, dong quai, devil’s claw
Foods: Apple cider vinegar, almonds, peanuts, green peppers, garlic, apricots, cherries, strawberries, blueberries, oranges, prunes and grapes are also on the list. Red wine, onions, ginkgo biloba, olive oil, Vitamin E, , mushrooms, and large amounts of dark green leafy vegetables

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