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

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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

aging HERE.

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;

and more.

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.

The following is a message from Burton Goldberg’s family:


Burton Frederick Goldberg, the visionary, master healer, and a man who made magic wherever he went, passed away on November 13th, 2016 at the age of 90. Burton is survived by his daughter Abbey, son Blake, grandchildren Margaux, Ryan and Brittany; and his domestic partner Pearle.

Burton was born and raised in Paterson, NJ. He became a very successful builder and developer, including the famed Mutiny Hotel in Miami – a world renowned hotel and nightclub, frequented by the most influential names of the 1970s.
Later in life, he found his true passion for healing and became known as “The Voice of Alternative Medicine.” He published and sold more than 1.5 million books throughout the 35 year revolution he lead around natural and preventive medicine. Most notably, he helped thousands of lives throughout his crusade.

Burton recently celebrated his 90th birthday amongst family and friends and it is this memory his family wishes to use to honor his life. He was truly one of a kind and those who knew him, will be forever changed. He will be missed greatly.

To learn more about the work of Burton Goldberg, please visit

Some kind words from Angela Suhar, of Face2Social, about what Burton Goldberg meant to her:

“It is with a heavy heart that we are all feeling the loss of our dear friend, mentor Burton Goldberg. He was my go to person when it came to alternative information especially regarding cancer.


“He was one of the first in the country  that understood the toxic effects of amalgams and silver fillings, or the toxic effects fluoride had, and how bad cell phones were for us.

“His work first came to play with his magazine Alternative Medicine, giving people new hope, and a new light way of dealing with old chronic issues. He opened a new world for so many people with his magazine and the groundbreaking information every single month. Then his great gift to all, The Alternative Health Bible, Definitive Guide.


“His passion for life, his zest for knowledge and his indefatigable spirit were present to his very last breath. I will miss him, my listeners will miss him, but the ground work he has laid out will be so valuable as we go forth. It was an honor and a pleasure to have him in my life for so many years. I feel  truly blessed.”

New Spring Press is pleased to announce the launch of Dr. Nick Gonzalez’s book, Conquering Cancer Volume One: 50 Pancreatic and Breast Cancer Patients on the Gonzalez Nutritional Protocol.

Dr. Gonzalez was finishing this book at the time of his unexpected death in July 2015. It is available from Amazon HERE.

Respectfully submitted by:
*Licensed Psychologist
*Certified  Psychoanalyst
*Stone Carrier Medicine Woman, Native American Traditional Organization

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about the last edition of Musings: “Is a Little Radiation So Bad?”

From: Warren W

“You may know of the “vapor caves” in Montana. I forget exactly where, maybe near Helena, but 20 years ago I stumbled across them and, having time on my hands, checked into one for about a week or 10 days or so. You go into the cave for about an hour twice a day. I would go in and meditate. Had the whole place to myself. Stayed in one of the cabins that had a kitchenette. 

“I remember a more expensive one nearby that had an elevator going down God knows how many feet. Cave rooms had easy chairs and looked kinda like living rooms. The one I went to was primitive by comparison but cheaper. Lots of testimonials from mostly arthritics as I recall.

“I was not arthritic. Just did it to see how I’d feel. I didn’t feel any better or worse.”


From: Leslie

“Since I haven’t yet read the book I bought (Because People are Dying), I read this article on hormesis with interest. However, I am confused a bit by the claims – in one case, it seems that a low dose (such as a radioactive stone in water) helps, and in another, a high dose is better (“relatively high background radiation” is better than low, and “total cancer mortality is inversely correlated with background radiation dose.”)

“Which is it, and what to do about it – go live closer to Indian Point nuclear facility? Also, what was the human healing machine, a Rife machine?”

Jane’s Response

“Machine is PEMF, I bought it the next day after Lilly’s experience – $22,000. I get amazing results with it.

“I also have two new light devices that are stupendous. All these things rebuild rejuvenate on the cellular/mitochondria level. That’s where it’s at for bodily health – for restoration, as well as maintenance – for all afflictions since all afflictions have cellular dysfunction.

“Hi-level is man-made radiation.  You can live next to Indian Point with no fear unless it explodes. Radiation from the cosmos (either from below or above) is perfect dosage. It created life. And still creates life on an on-going basis.”

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A brand new article about hormesis is now available at

HORMESIS: A Fundamental Concept With Widespread Biological and Miomedical Applications

can be viewed

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