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Contents, Issue 99, Summer 2018

Climate change are we approaching a hothouse Earth?
Peter Taylor examines the science of how much human activity vs natural cycles is contributing to the current situation

Children with Cancer international conference
Simon Best reports on the London event with speakers including Prof Thomas Seyfried

Water memory research conference
John Stuart Reid describes new research that helps understand homeopathy

Suburban shaman
GP Dr Ian Rubenstein recounts his extraordinary awakening as a medium and the effect on his patients

Cancer wars: recent attacks by vested interests on natural treatments
Martin J Walker completes his 2-part article focussing on the Bristol Cancer Help Centre scandal, suppression of Laetrile and persecution of GcMAF producer, David Noakes

Survival under oppression
Dr Rebecca Masterton finishes her story of the Shi‘i tradition, showing how it has continued to thrive despite persecution 

Regular columns

Poetry: In Tune with the Spirit
Jay Ramsay presents the work of new contemporary poet
Books
Too Many Pills: How too much medicine is endangering our health and what we can do about it; The Snake in the Clinic: Psychotherapy’s Role in Medicine and Healing; The Humming Effect: Sound Healing for Health and Happiness; Pilgrimage – a journey to Love Island;Sir Francis Bacon (1561–1626) Philosopher, Polymath, Poet and Playwright; The Testimony of The Trees; Your Zodiac Soul
Briefings
New research shows LDL cholesterol does not cause heart disease; Landmark American cancer case victory against Monsanto; Melatonin for cancer: Children with Cancer charityrebuts the dismissal by orthodox oncologists; Court dismisses homeopathy challenge to NHS’s ruling; Medical Detection Dogs celebrates 10 years; Tribute: Guy Lyon Playfair


Editorial

In this issue
by Simon Best

Climate change is a major focus of this issue, in light of the recent IPCC report. Peter Taylor, who has written previous challenging articles – and a book, Chill – argues that natural cycles account for a lot more fluctuation than is currently generally accepted, perhaps as much as 75 percent, and that a combination of short-, medium- and long-term cycles, especially involving solar activity, indicates a coming cooling period until 2030 at least. Readers can decide whether they are persuaded and how they, and the world, may need to adapt.

The other main focus is cancer, as it was in issue 97, but this time focusing on a major international conference by the Children with Cancer UK charity (CwC), which Caduceus attended. My report presents highlights, especially the talk by Prof Thomas Seyfried, who it was a pleasure to meet and talk with. An article on his metabolic theory of cancer appeared in issue 97.

The other main focus of the conference was the importance and use of melatonin in both prevention and treatment, which was discussed by a number of speakers, including world authority, Prof Russell Reiter. After the conference it prompted a strange public statement by a group of orthodox oncologists challenging melatonin’s use in childhood cancer, which has been robustly rebutted by Prof Denis Henshaw, CwC’s Scientific Director, and Alasdair Philips, Trustee and co-organiser of the conference, in a letter that is on the conference website and is also substantially reprinted on page 27. In light of the growing evidence, CwC aims to fund a major research project on the topic next year.

Regarding other non-toxic treatments that have been attacked and/or suppressed by medical authorities, aided and abetted by Big Pharma, Martin Walker completes his 2-part article by describing three examples: the Bristol Cancer Help Centre scandal back in the ‘80s, the suppression of Laetrile and the evidence supporting it, and the current persecution of GcMAF and, in the UK, specifically David Noakes, who ran a company producing it until it was shut down by the MHRA. The latter are now taking him to court on what appear to be trumped up charges on November 5th. Watch this space!

Of reference to the efficacy of complementary therapies, and specifically homeopathy, is a recent conference on research on water, as reported by John Stuart Reid. His work on cymatics is showing promise in distinguishing the sonic properties of healthy vs cancer cells, which Nobel Laureate Prof Brian Josephson spoke positively about as well as discussing his own work on the subtle properties of water and how they might help explain the mechanisms at work behind homeopathy.

In the second part of her article on Shi’a Islam, Dr Rebecca Masterton describes how it has survived despite centuries of persecution. In discussing its more recent history, she comments on TE Lawrence’s involvement during WW1 and also the development of repressive Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia that has apparently led to the persecution and death of many Shi’a there.

Finally, GP Dr Ian Rubenstein recounts the extraordinary events that led to his involuntary development of mediumistic abilities and the effect this has had on his patients. Fortunately for him, he seems to have fairly supportive colleagues who must count him among their more idiosyncratic members of their medical fraternity!

The next issue is our 100th and thus will be something of a celebratory issue, with possibly some surprises. It will appear in January, so we look forward to re-connecting with you after the coming festivities.

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