Episode 6 - Dr. Linda Isaacs


Join us this Tuesday for a LIVE Q&A session with Dr. Linda Isaacs, Dr. Gonzalez's partner in using high doses of pancreatic enzymes, an individualized diet and supplement regimen and coffee enemas for detox.

0:55 Dr. Isaac’s favorite publication she wrote – how to recognize a case report that is good quality – “EVALUATING ANECDOTES AND CASE REPORTS” http://www.alternative-therapies.com/at/web_pdfs/isaacs.pdf

3:20 - Statistics: Why Meaningful Statistics Cannot Be Generated From a Private Practice http://www.alternative-therapies.com/openaccess/ATHM_21_2_Gonzalez.pdf

3:55 Follow-through is vital statistical information

4:24 Large participant numbers in studies are helpful but not always possible. There are too many variables to get proper case controls; therefore, they use case reports

6:00 What went wrong in Dr. Gonzalez’s pilot study?

- 7:30 Median survival was 19 months (with some surviving 4-5+ years) versus the typical 7-8 month survival without treatment or 19 month on Gemcitabine (with no one surviving past 19 months)

-8:15 A more direct comparison study funded by the National Cancer Institute and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine:

  • they weren’t in control of recruiting the patient

  • some had misrepresented their current health – one man shouldn’t have been entered into the study

  • the study was poorly designed and most patients who participated did not follow the treatment

-10:03 Dr. Gonzalez’s book about the study, What Went Wrong https://amzn.to/2YMaclL and Dr. Isaac’s article, Research Battles https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4712871/

11:00 Who Dr. Isaacs cannot help – too ill or if orthodox treatment would be curative (e.g. localized breast cancer)