"Sandra Goodman PhD, Co-founder and Editor of Positive Health, trained as a Molecular Biology scientist in Agricultural Biotechnology in Canada and the US. She has focused 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 compiled the Cancer and Nutrition Database for the Bristol Cancer Help Centre in 1993.
"Dr Goodman is passionate about the necessity of making available to all people, particularly those with cancer, considerable clinical expertise in areas of Nutrition and Complementary Therapies. She is a member of the Therapy Advisory Panel of the Penny Brohn Cancer Care, Scientific Expert Committee member of the Alliance for Natural Health and a Patron of the Avalon Complementary Medicine Trust in Wells, Somerset. Nutrition and Cancer.
"Dr Goodman and Mike Howell, her long-term partner, seek individuals in North America wanting to promote Complementary Practitioners, Colleges, Products and Services on PH Online USA and Canada. Follow her Blog and purchase Nutrition and Cancer: State-of-the-Art. Dr S Goodman may be contacted privately for Research, Lectures and Editorial services "
"My partner Mike Howell and I launched Positive Health PH Online in 1994, following my setting up of the Cancer and Nutrition database for the then Bristol Cancer Help Centre (BCNH) [now Penny Brohn Cancer Care]. One of the main objectives for Positive Health was to make available to health professionals and individuals seriously interested in non-drug treatments, authoritative information published in the scientific literature across the spectrum of natural / complementary / alternative health approaches.
"At that time, the Cochrane Collaboration [established meta-analysis protocols for evidenced-based medicine] was in its early days. However, even in 1993, I was astonished at the huge body of published evidence amassed, particularly regarding nutritional treatment approaches. I had already written two books, (one about Organic Germanium, the second about Vitamin C published by Thorsons and Keats respectively) in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
"The early 1990s was also the time of dramatic events and negative publicity about the flawed Chilvers BCNH research study, purporting to show that women with cancer who attended BCHC were more likely to die than women who received conventional care; the repercussions of the media storm almost closed down Bristol. This indirectly led to the publication of my Nutrition and Cancer book , and also became the spur to the launch of Positive Health. This was also the date of publication of Martin Walker’s Dirty Medicine; the second edition Dirty Medicine The Handbook was published in 2011."