Health Links: Alternatives to Mainstream Medicine re: Cancer and Other Diseases; Stem Cell Research Clinic

~~By InsightAnalytical-GRL, Grail Guardian and contributors

A couple of days ago we began a discussion of alternatives to mainstream medicine, and now, in light of the passage of the stimulus bill with health care provisions that will affect everyone, we thought we’d archive the various links we posted previously. We’ve also added more information, some from readers.

This post will be archived in the Life/Health section and readers are welcome to post additional information in comments!

First, a couple of sites of general interest: Find, compare & rate your health care!

American Association for Health Freedom Protecting the right of the Consumer to choose and the Practitioner to practice

(Features alerts and information at the Federal and State level–and EXCELLENT resource!)


The information from the original post, followed by new additions…

A recap of the links from Grail Guardian’s piece about her late mother, Marlene C. Utz.

Alternative therapies:

South American herb Graviola

Japanese mushroom therapy (Shiitake and Maitake mushroom extracts)


Heat treatments performed in Germany and Andrew Scholberg’s book at

How to Fight Cancer and Win — William L. Fischer

Deadly Cancer Myths-and the Truth that Will Save Your Life–Dr. William Campbell Douglass (also publishes The Douglass Report)

Dr. Dana Flavin, The Foundation Collaborative Medicine & Research

Dichloroacetic Acid (DCA). University of Alberta researchers Drs. Stephen Archer and Evangelos Michelakis

The DCA Site

Medicor Cancer Centres, Canada (Canada’s first integrated private cancer treatment clinic)

Links for additional information on integrative/alternative treatments by GRL

We are fortunate to have here in Las Cruces, NM one of the leading researchers of Alpha Lipoic Acid, Burt Berkson, M.D., M.S.,  PhD. who practices at the Integrative Medical Center of NM.

An important essay on ALA by Dr. Berkson from The Townsend Letter, The Examiner of Alternative Medicine which details what ALA does and also offers a brief biography of Dr. Berkson and some of his experiences while training/working in “mainstream medicine.”  Detail his work in triple antioxidant therapy for the liver including ALA, silymarin and selenium.

Link to recent Berkson video from the Fourth Annual LDN Conference, from October 11, 2008 describing his work with LDN.

More from conference…..scroll down for audio, slides, video

Info on the conference and research:

Other mentions:

“Dr. Burt Berkson from New Mexico is using LDN for various cancers and autoimmune diseases. His work on lymphoma has been published in the medical journal Integrative Cancer Therapeutics September 2007.

What Dr. Berkson writes next sheds, for me, a very sad light on our medical system: “Not surprisingly, the hospital administration was furious with me and branded me as a doctor who could not follow orders, a person who was not a good team player.”

Soon after this, Dr. Berkson, whom I will be interviewing for HonestMedicine, left the practice of hospital-based medicine. He is now happily in private practice, saving lives in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Over the years, he has saved many patients from needing liver transplants – which he suspects may be one reason the medical establishment is not enthusiastic about his use of alpha lipoic acid. Transplants, he pointed out to me in a recent phone conversation, are a huge business in many US hospitals.

You may also search for Berkson, B.M.; Lipoic, Burt Berkson; Lymphoma, Berkson; Naltrexone, Lupus; Naltrexone, Cancer.

Also, check out the reviews of Berkson’s books, including

Alpha Lipoic Acid Breakthrough: The Superb Antioxidant That May Slow Aging, Repair Liver Damage, and Reduce the Risk of Cancer, Heart Disease, and Diabetes (Paperback)

by Burt Berkson (Author) “Alpha lipoic acid, in my opinion, is an indispensable ally in our attempt to keep ourselves healthy in a world whose stresses and pollutants work…”


Stem Cell Treatments

The clinic described below was featured in a news segment on local El Paso TV about a year ago.  Big shock…NUNS from the U.S. coming in for treatment!  The site features a video of a news report on the clinic and you can sign up for a newsletter. Click on the Dr.’s name to reach the site.

Dr. Omar David Gonzalez

Integrative Medical Center

Nuevo Progreso, Tamps, México

US (956) 501-1167
Mexico 001 (899) 937-0260
Mexico 001 (899) 937-0303

Additional press release at