Remembering and Mourning the Loss of a Great Man and Dear Friend:
It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my good friend, Burton Goldberg. He was kind enough to let me video him a few months ago as an approaching centenarian for my blog, MakeItTo120. You can see him talking about
Burton started as a schmata salesperson in the garment district of NYC. He then became a successful restaurateur in Miami. He said that he was led into holistic health, serendipitously and fortuitously, for us, through a past girlfriend.
Burton was one of the first driving forces that greatly expanded my understanding of holistic health. More than thirty years ago, before holistic health had become a
household phrase, Burton published a magazine called Alternative Medicine. Newspapers and magazines were the only means we had, at that time, to get information about the holistic/alternatives-to-traditional-medicine world.
In one particular article, an MD living in the southwest, explained that he had found the source of his recurrent bronchial issues. He explained that he had used a device
called the Listen Machine, and it told him, in four minutes, that he was allergic to the substance that is put on the corks of wine bottles. As it happened, he understood the cause of the problem: he had a wine cellar in his basement. He immediately bought an air filtration system, and that night had the first good night’s sleep he had had since he had moved into his house.
I determined that I had to find this device somewhere close to NY. But, as there was no internet yet, I didn’t know how I would even begin to look. And in one of those cosmic-synchrony-coincidences that make us feel awe in the face of powers seemingly beyond our own, the very next day, a new cancer patient walked into my office. I asked, as I always do with cancer patients, what she was doing about her
cancer. She explained that she was seeing a naturopathic doctor, Marvin Schweitzer, who had a frequency device called the Listen Machine.
Marvin became my, and my daughter’s main healing practitioner for many years, until I acquired my own, up-dated version of the original Listen Machine—my
Metatron, and now, its own updated version, the Matrix Decoder. I have seen many miraculous things with these energy devices, both in terms of accurate diagnostic
ability, as well as treatments. Burton was a firm believer in energy and what he called “electric” medicine. He said frequently that any healing practitioner who is
not availing themselves of these frequenct devices is practicing malpractice.
Burton routinely published articles like that first one that led me, and countless others, down the holistic path, increasing our knowledge base, expanding our vision of even what was possible. But he didn’t stop there. He became the author, or co-author, of 18 books on alternative medicine, all with 4-5 stars on Amazon, including:
Alternative Medicine: The Definitive Guide;
Take Control of Your Cancer;
The Definitive Guide to Heart Disease;
Alternative Medicine Guide to Depression and Anxiety;
Alternative Medicine Guide to Chronic Fatigue,
Fibromyalgia and Environmental Illness;
Natural Medicine Chest;
Heart Disease, Stroke, and High Blood Pressure;
Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide to Headaches;
Women’s Health: Alternative Medicine Definitive Guides;
Sleep Disorders: An Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide;
Weight Loss: An Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide;
Magnet Therapy: An Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide
The Enzyme Cure;
Survive! A Family Guide to Thriving in a Toxic World;
As well, he produced four outstanding healthcare documentary DVD videos including:
Cancer Conquest: The Best of Conventional and Alternative Medicine (now in its 4th edition);
Ethical Stem Cells Now;
Curing Depression, Anxiety and Panic Disorder;
Addiction: Getting the Monkey Off Your Back.
Burton foreshadowed the now widely popular The Truth About Cancer series (produced by Ty Bollinger). Burton was also a strong advocate for better understanding of the toxic effects of vaccines, and in this, he presaged the work that has recently come to public visibility through the documentary film Vaxxed. He wrote an article about it, and, last year, asked that I publish it on my Musings. If you missed it, you can read it HERE.
Burton was loved, respected, appreciated, valued. We are a less rich world without him in it. Our love for him, too, must go out to his long-term girlfriend, Pearle, who I also have had the privilege of knowing. Burton met her several years ago, and they enjoyed a live-in relationship. Single women, don’t despair; they met on an online website. Pearle is an airline stewardess, and her position enabled Burton to travel
far and wide, at low expense.
I met him in NYC at the very sad occasion of the memorial for Nick Gonzalez, the renowned physician who was curing terminal, and seemingly incurable cancers, through his program of proteolytic enzymes. Burton had just flown in from Paris for the occasion. And shortly before his death, he had been traveling in Thailand. As the saying goes, you just can’t keep a good man down. Burton loved to travel. and he loved being home with Pearle.
Burton’s closest friends gathered together on September 4 in a park in San Francisco to celebrate his 90th birthday. It was a glorious event. Burton was happy, and in good spirits. We all thought he had another ten good years. Truth be told, we might have even thought he was immortal.
Burton was one of a kind. He was a few decades ahead of his time, and helped to usher in a new era of how to think about health. In that endeavor, he was courageous, un-intimidated and an in-your-face New York kind of guy, with compassion, sensitivity, and an unbound sense of loyalty. It all showed in his great, loving eyes. The world, and I, will miss him.