Ain’t COVID Great?

Musings from 20th Street CANCER AWARENESS RESEARCH EXCHANGE  AIN’T COVID GREAT Because it introduced us to a virtual world like never before. During the lock-down, I continued all of my psychoanalytic groups and individual sessions with patients vis a vis … Continued


    Musings from 20th Street   Furthermore… On the Coronavirus and the Electrification of Planet Earth  (and how the two are connected)     We received more responses to the Musings I sent out earlier this week than any other newsletter in our … Continued

Thanksgiving Recipes

  Musings from 20th Street Thanksgiving Recipes Whether you’re hosting a family dinner, or just taking a dish to a pot luck, Thanksgiving tends to get us all thinking about food, glorious food. If you’re wanting to make something great-tasting … Continued

Flower Power!

    Musings from 20th Street SUMMER IS HERE! Here’s Jane, on the occasion of her 72nd birthday last month, working on her rooftop yoga repertoire. How do YOU like to keep fit in the summertime? This Musings was written … Continued

Are you Hydrogen-Ready?

  Musings from 20th Street Hydrogen Summit Live Streaming at  La Casa Spa & Wellness Molecular Hydrogen Medical Breakthrough!      SPEAKERS: Sarah Adams Hal Blatman, MD Jane G. Goldberg, Ph.D. WHEN: Thurs, Oct 26th WHERE: La Casa Spa & Wellness … Continued

Fascia, Health & The Latest Understanding About Fixing Your Lumpy Legs

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There are profound misunderstandings about the nature, cause, and effective treatments of cellulite. Oddly, traditional medicine has under-estimated the seriousness of the affliction. It is NOT a problem that just women have. Men, too, suffer from the underlying cause, though it doesn’t manifest itself in the same unattractive way of dimpled skin. And it’s not a mere beauty issue. To the contrary, for women, cellulite is only the messenger of bad news…

A Sugar By Any Other Name is Still a Sugar

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According to professor of nutrition Barry Popkin’s research, sugar is added in 60% of the packaged foods in U.S. grocery stores. Dr. Popkin did us the huge favor of compiling a list of dozens of names used by the food industry as stand-ins for sugar. Don’t be fooled. If it’s on this list, it’s sugar, even when it’s not called sugar.

Celebrating Galentine’s Day

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“In case you haven’t heard of it, Galentine’s Day (Feb 13th) is a phenomenon. Competing this year, in importance and glorious celebratory activities with its ancestral grandmother, Valentine’s Day…”

Introducing the Lumina Nocturna

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“La Casa’s newest, extraordinary therapy is a biophotonic instrument, the Lumina Nocturna. It is both an ATP Inductor and neuro-endocrine balancer, hand-crafted by Sky David, who has spent over 20 years developing this unique device. The Lumina Nocturna enhances the ability of mitochondria to produce ATP, inducing the highest level of endocrine gland function as well as promoting tissue regeneration at and below the cellular level…”

A NEW DISEASE: EARTH-ENERGY DEPRIVATION (and what to do to get cured of it)

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“On a cellular level, our bodies are in a continuous process of creation, renewal, regeneration, recovery, as well as repair, defense, and vigilance against both external and internal attacks. We are also in the unending process of dying. We persistently and relentlessly wear out our cells and have to replace them. We trade in the old lining of our gut for a new one every two to three days. We replace our skin every six weeks, and our liver every eight weeks. Even brain cells grow anew (contrary to the experts’ understanding from a mere 20 years ago that brain cells only die after birth)…”

The Deepest Meaning of “Cure”

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If we’ve been diagnosed with an illness, or even if we just have the illness of “life,” perhaps if we can come to a new understanding of the meaning of “cure.” And, in looking at the meaning of the word and concept “cure,” perhaps we can learn some essential truths about our self, and then actually maximize the odds of our being “cured” of whatever afflictions we suffer from…

The Best Salts For Your Body/Brain

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Contrary to what you may think, the best salt is not Himalayan, nor Celtic. It’s a salt you have not yet heard of: Himalayan Black Salt. It’s pink in color. Just because the salt that you see at the store may be black in color, don’t be fooled into thinking that it is the same as Himalayan Black Salt…

Remembering and Mourning the Loss of a Great Man and Dear Friend: BURTON GOLDBERG

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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. 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…

Rethinking Radiation: Let’s Go Rad!

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When my little dog, Lilly, started dying, I took her to four vets. All said she was dying, and none knew what to do about it. it was a week into her slow decline – she hadn’t eaten, drunk or moved for that long. I was keeping her alive by bringing her to my neighborhood vet for subcutaneous shots of saline just to keep her well-hydrated. We knew it was a stop-gap procedure, but it was all we had…

Be Informed About Prostate Cancer and the PSA Test

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Since the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) officially recommended, in 2012, against routine-specific antigen (PSA), the screening procedure plummeted. Now, they are reversing their recommendation to ditch the test.
It all started with a research study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2009 that showed no difference in mortality rates between men who received PSA screening and those who didn’t…

Follow Up on Ozone

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After the last edition of Musings I wrote about ozone, it came to my attention that my friend, naturopathic physician, Paola Dziwetzki, had left a comment beneath the original article on I am always grateful for readers’ responses and feedback. Truly. Sometimes I wonder if anyone reads my labored and (I think) well-researched articles. And I am especially grateful when the feedback either corrects something I’ve said, or teaches me something I didn’t know. Such is the case with what Paola wrote…

Ozone Therapy: A Powerful Healing Protocol

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As a practitioner who has specialized in working with cancer patients for over 40 years, I’m often stunned when some cancer patients talk to me about their health. They say something to the effect of, “I am perfectly healthy except for the cancer.” Of course, this is a nonsensical statement…

Blue Light Good; Blue Light Bad

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La Casa now has a large Blue Light, which we have used, quite effectively, on many of our clients for the traditional use of it—to clear up acne. One of our clients used it for a stress-induced acne breakout, but she could only come in after closing time—at 9pm. She was so desperate, we decided to let her come in at that time…

What it’s Like to Get a Colonic / Stool Size Matters

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I think we all know, by now, that as you eat, so must you evacuate. But who knew that the bigger the stool size, the healthier you’ll be? The research was conducted in a study of over 23 populations across a dozen countries. The critical mass point seems to be half a pound. Half-pounders significantly increase (three times as high) the odds of colon cancer…

Think of Your Body As One Great Big Battery

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I just returned from the Best Answer for Cancer conference in San Diego. I was honored to be one of the speakers at this prestigious gathering of some of the best cancer practitioners and researchers in the world. I learned a lot from the other practitioners, and would like to share some of what was presented. This information is not only pertinent to cancer patients. It is invaluable information for anyone who wants to live a healthy and long life. In this Musings, I will draw on the presentations made by Jerry Tennant M.D., a holistic practitioner in Dallas.

Why Do People Use Floatation Tanks?

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Here at La Casa Spa & Wellness Center, we’ve been big fans of floatation for many years, but, as we recently covered, floatation seems to be catching on around the world in a very big way.

Most recently, Britain’s BBC Magazine did an extensive exploration of the benefits of floating. The original article can be seen HERE, but we want to share it with you now to offer an outside view of why this relaxing treatment can be of benefit for everyone.

Dogs Sense Scents – Meet the Cancer Detection Dogs!

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Dogs have been deployed for their keen sense of scent detection for many years and for multiple uses, including: agriculture detection, bomb and narcotics detection, criminal apprehension, money detection, contraband, missing persons, police, seizure detection, and bedbugs. There are research centers involved in training cancer detection dogs in the US, Canada, and England…

Soaring Through the Canyons of Manhattan: A Floatation Experience

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Earlier this week I celebrated the winter solstice with my first session in a floatation tank. In all likelihood this is not something I would have pursued on my own initiative. In fact, the only reason I found myself sipping peppermint tea in the waiting room of La Casa Spa & Wellness Center on East 20th street, just before lunchtime on Monday, is that my son Danny had proposed it as a holiday present…

Musings from 20th Street – Benefits of Coffee Enemas

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…”In some of the literature coffee enemas are used as an analgesic or pain med. As the story goes, in World War I nurses had coffee pots going around the clock. Surgeons drank it to stay awake working horrendously long shifts. Enema bags hung around as some patients needed help moving their bowels.”…

Musings from 20th Street: The Scoop on Poop

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…”We now know that sitting on a modern toilet places your health at risk. Non-Westernized societies, in which people squat rather than sit, do not have the high prevalence of bowel disease seen in developed nations; in some cultures with traditional lifestyles, these diseases are virtually unknown. There’s compelling evidence suggesting the Western toilet is, at least in part, responsible not only for constipation and hemorrhoids, but also more severe health problems like inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), appendicitis, and even heart attacks—caused by the disruption of blood flow and straining.”…

Musings from 20th Street – Going Upside-Down at the Woodstock Fruit Festival

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…”Clearly, if we could diminish the force of gravity on our bodies, we could, as well, diminish the sagging muscles in our faces that give some of us, after the age of 50 or 60, jowls and necks that we hate seeing in the mirror. If we could diminish the force of gravity, we can diminish the crowding of our internal organs that occurs because our insides, as well as our outsides, start to sag, thus making them less efficient. In short, if we could reverse the force of gravity on our bodies, we would look and feel younger.”…

Introducing PEMF: Benefits for Brain and Body – Part 2

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It may be easiest to think of PEMF therapy as a whole-body battery re-charger.

All the tissues of the body are made of cells. Every function that occurs in your body is due to the activity of cells. Each cell has a waterproof membrane surrounding and protecting it. Because of ions within the cell that hold an electrical charge, the cell membranes, too, have an electrical charge. A young and healthy cell has a membrane charge of around 70 millivolts. The body’s over-all electromagnetic field is naturally at a higher intensity than all pathogenic cells, including bacterial, viral, cancer and fungal cells. An aged cell, similarly, has a membrane charge that is lower than a healthy cell.

Introducing PEMF: Benefits for Brain and Body – Part 1

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I first heard about Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field (PEMF) when my precious dog, Lilly, was dying. My daughter had awakened me to tell me that Lilly had just thrown up on the bed that they were sharing. And from then on, Lilly stopped eating and drinking. A few days later, she had grown so weak that she stopped moving. After a week, I was $3000 into vet bills, and four vets later, we had no answers about what was happening other than that she was close to death. I was keeping her alive by bringing her to the vet every day while they continued doing tests on her, and having her subcutaneously rehydrated…

Musings from 20th Street – The Connection between Vaccines and Cancer

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My friend, Burton Goldberg (no relation other than the Adam and Eve one that we all share), is widely known as the “voice of alternative medicine.” In a recent Musings, I published material he had written on cancer. Subsequently, he asked me to post the article he wrote on vaccines. I was hesitant at first because I was in a cancer-groove, and wanted to continue my exploration of cancer treatments…

Skin Brushing: The Easiest Way to Detox and Look Younger

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One of the most wonderful things about our bodies is that its largest organ—the skin—is on its outside. We can, and do, automatically and continuously both nourish and detoxify our bodies through the skin. The ability of the skin to accept substances and deliver them to the bloodstream is well-known. The skin serves as a direct link to all the other organs. Contemporary physicians have revived the age-old practice of delivering medicine through the skin.

What You Need to Know About Cancer (and How it Relates to Steve Jobs and Burton Goldberg)

Steve Job’s death disturbed me greatly. Not only because I have both a Mac computer and an iPhone (I became a convert two years ago). But also because I had heard that he had tried alternative treatments for his cancer, and that they had failed. This fact seems to be as much a part of his legacy as his creation of products that changed our lives.

Two Deficiencies You Almost Certainly Have

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If you crave chocolate (as I do), you may just like the taste (yummm – that deadly sugar we all like). Or, you may be pleasire-seeking, looking for the euphoric feeling that the mood-booasting chemical phenylenthyamine gives (which is, parentetically, the same biochemical that is produced when we are succumbing to the throes of love)…

In Defense of Shivering

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In last week’s Musings, I talked about the health value of sweating. I mentioned that I make sure I go to hot yoga 5-6 times a week. And I talked about Whole Body Hyperthermia as a treatment for cancer. One of my readers wrote back, and said that she is currently in Mexico having Whole Body Hyperthermia. I wanted to update that this treatment is not limited to Germany, but is also available closer to our own shores.

In Defense of Sweating

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I get a lot of calls from people from all over the world; some seek information about holistic therapies; some call just to share their experiences with healing. This week I received a most fascinating call from a woman named Shirley Mitchell Williams. She called wanting to know more about La Casa’s ozone steam cabinet. Shirley told me that she had been diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer that had mestaticized throughout her body: into her bones, organs and lymph glands.

Telomeres & Living Longer (Originally published January 17th, 2011)

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For almost a year now I have been participating in an experiment which has the possibility of extending my life. The process is a bit bizarre. I lie on a mat which is energized by a contraption that makes a fair amount of noise, but most bizarrely, it makes my battery operated alarm clock go off every few minutes. Also, light bulbs held in my hand start glowing, even though they are not plugged into an outlet. Sounds kind of sci-fi – and I guess in a sense, it is…

Two Musings in One Week, Updates Galore

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I am always pleased when I write something that people find useful. And I am particularly pleased when I seem to be at the forefront of science and natural health developments. So I was very happy when I saw the New York Times covering fecal transplants, and their value. Long-time Musings readers will remember that I covered this topic in May 2013. But we know it’s really hit Broadway when the Times covers the story…

Update on Almonds

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After my Musings on almonds and wheat, I recommended eating imported as opposed to U.S. grown almonds, because of the regulation requiring all U.S. almonds to be either cooked, pasteurized, or coated with the known carcinogen, PPO. In response to the newsletter, I got an email from one of my readers who wondered if imported produce is irradiated…

The Hormesis Effect (and the Benefits of Stress), Pt. 2

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If we were to run laboratory tests on someone who has just worked out intensely at the gym, the lab results would show that the person is in a dire physiological state: inflammatory markers would be elevated. If we didn’t know he had been working out, we would assume he is ill: oxidative stress would be evident; cortisol–the stress hormone–would be high. The muscles and bones would be suffering from extensive microtrauma.

The Hormesis Effect (and the Benefits of Stress), Pt. 1

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Here’s Dr. Jane Goldberg speaking at the Mondowell Conference in New York City, about reclaiming the reputation of stress; why we need more stress, not less, in our lives. And see how stress was originally a concept dreamed up by the tobacco industry in order to show that stress, not smoking, caused cancer.

Good News For New Yorkers – Better News For Non-New Yorkers

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As I have said previously, my daughter and my dog have led me to the most important health discoveries I have made in the last 10 years. This time, as it relates to dentistry, it was my daughter. She has been told by three different dentists (no stone unturned when it comes to the health of my daughter, thus multiple opinions from different practitioners) that she needs to have all four of her wisdom teeth pulled…

Love Your Dogs and Cats

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I almost lost my beloved Lilly (a 6 lb. poodle) several years back. After throwing up one day, she stopped eating and drinking. I was four vets later, $3000 into vet bills before I found out what I needed to do to save her life. Part of it was my discovery of the healing effect of low-level radiation…

Benefits Of Love and Microbes (and how they’re related)

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I have talked about the importance of microbes in a past Musings. The importance of microbes in every day life cannot be over-stated. Microbes live in every part of our bodies, in every crevice, and on every surface. There are more bacterial cells on our bodily surfaces-collectively amounting to 100 trillion cells-than there are human cells in the entire body.

Gut Reaction: Do You Have One?

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My daughter’s recent bout with Mono has been an education for me. We treated it holistically, and probably halved the amount of time she was feeling ill (based on the usual course of the disease). Thankfully, she is totally fine now, and back at school. But, of course, I was interested in what may have caused her to get sick. Read more…

Raw or Rocket Fuel? Take Your Pick…

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Now that winter is here, I am making more than ever my batches of dehydrated crackers. My favorite recipe is for my Rosemary Crackers (which are universally loved), for which I use sprouted flaxseeds and sprouted almonds. It’s important to sprout raw nuts and seeds by soaking them first. Nature’s defense mechanisms include nutritional inhibitors and toxic substances: enzyme inhibitors, phytates (phytic acid), polyphenols (also known as tannins), and goitrogens. All these are removed automatically by nature when it rains–the nut or seed gets wet and can then germinate to produce a plant. When we soak our nuts and seeds, we are mimicking nature. Read more…

Chris Christie’s Decision (Not the One About Running for President)

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My last Musings discussed Angelina Jolie’s (in my mind, ill-advised) decision to have a prophylactic double mastectomy. In this Musings, I stay with the celebrity theme, and question New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s February decision to have Lap-Band surgery to bring his weight down.
It has traditionally been thought that bariatric surgery works because of the diminished size of the stomach. The operation is performed on people who have lost the ability to control their own eating habits. The surgery makes decisions for them, imposing upon them eating habits that are radically different than those they were employing before the surgery: Smaller meals, more frequent meals, less junk and fried foods. (Sweets, for instance, in any volume, make many post-surgery patients sick.) Read more…

Beautiful Better Best Breasts

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The world is abuzz about Angelina’s recent decision to have both breasts removed — a double mastectomy. Angelina does not have cancer. She has the genetic marker(BRCA1 or BRCA2) for a specific form of breast cancer, thus, presumably, increasing her genetic predisposition for getting breast cancer at some point in her life. Angelina stated that she hopes “that other women will benefit” from her experience. Read more…

The Two Best Brains You Have (after the one in your head)

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The nutritionist who saved my mother’s life from terminal cancer – Bernard Jensen – was fairly obsessed with bowels. He wrote a book called Tissue Cleansing through Bowel Management, which was a seminal book on understanding the relationship between the bowel/the gut and health. He also developed the colema board, a kind of home colonic unit that Ruth Sackman, founder of the Foundation of the Advancement of Cancer Therapies, had all her cancer patients using. Read more…

Victor Vega

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One Guy Knows How to Improve (and maybe even cure) All Kinds of Diseases: (and for those of you who care about such things, he’s a Johns Hopkins traditionally trained oncologist). Although Victor is well-versed in successfully treating many difficult cases of cancer (his Testimonial page on his website indicates such), his most recent interest has been in treating severe neurological disturbances: autism, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, ALS, epilepsy and more. He uses a technique that has been used successfully in Europe and Russia for the management of degenerative neurological diseases but is little known in the U.S. Read more…

Cancer Stats, Cancer Screening, Cancer Chemo

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For many decades, it has been thought that the best way to protect oneself from getting cancer was early detection. Detection begins with screening. The most prevalent screenings are the mammogram for breast cancer, the Pap test for cervical and uterine cancers, and the P.S.A. for prostate cancer. Recent studies, however, have resulted in a dramatic shift of thinking that is leading even mainstream cancer researchers to question the accuracy and validity of these screening techniques. Read more…

Cheapest Ways of Being Healthy

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La Casa continues to get near-miraculous results with our pulsed magnetic therapy:

This technology addresses our fundamental nature which is that we are bio-electric at the level of our cells. Medicine treats with chemistry but in order for the chemistry to work our cells need to carry a full charge or voltage. Like batteries, when our cells are deficient in their electrical charge they can’t function properly and all manner of ailments and degenerative conditions result. La Casa’s pulsed magnetic machine transmits this energy into our bodies on the cellular level.

Floating is more than fun:

Recent research in Birmingham University has shown that Magnesium and Sulfate pass through the skin and raise the levels detected in the blood. This can have important benefits to health because both Magnesium and Sulfate deficiencies are common. Magnesium is essential to life and deficiency is linked to many diseases including cardiovascular disease.

The cheapest at-home-cure for everything:

Bentonite clay carries a uniquely strong negative ionic charge which causes it to `magnetically` attract any substance with a positive ionic charge (i.e., bacteria, toxins, metals, etc.). These substances are both adsorbed (sticking to the outside like Velcro) and absorbed (drawn inside) by the clay molecules. Your body doesn’t digest clay, so the clay passes through your system, collecting the toxins, and removing them as the clay is eliminated. It’s like a little internal vacuum cleaner. Read more…