full-time working career began in 1959 when I graduated
college in NYC with an Electrical
Engineering degree. I worked in that field for
about 25 years. In 1971, I formed my own
engineering consulting company and I have been a
self-employed consultant since then.
My publishing experience began in the early
1970's with a featured technical article in
Research and Development magazine. I
continued to publish in the technical field
(mostly computer programming) with numerous
articles. In the early 1990s, I
also published a few books on computer programming,
some of which are still available.
I began studying natural health in the early
1990s due to some minor erectile dysfunction
and urinary problems. At that time
my PSA tests were coming back slightly below the
threshold used by urologists to recommend a
biopsy. (4.0 ng/pl)Several years passed, but by 1995, my PSA
exceeded the threshold and I was referred to a
urologist. The diagnosis was a severely enlarged
By late 2000, my prostate symptoms were becoming difficult to ignore. I
was having more severe ED and
urinary problems and often experienced periods
of complete erectile
failure. My PSA at one point jumped to
over 5.5 and a
biopsy was recommended which I declined.
Subsequent PSA tests over the next few months
showed my PSA had risen to nearly 7.0, with a free
PSA of about 14%. Both results pointed to a
high probability of prostate cancer. My
urologist was quite sure I had
prostate cancer but needed a biopsy to prove it. At that point, I realized that I was possibly
putting myself at risk and continually
refusing a biopsy was unwise.
By then, my research into prostate problems
was pretty intense, and I was also well into
a formal program at the Trinity College of
Natural Health in Warsaw, Indiana.
In March of 2001 I set a
deadline whereby if I could
not reverse or at least improve my condition, I
would seek medical attention, including a biopsy. I gave myself nine
months to the end of 2001 and started an
intense program to modify my lifestyle and
improve my diet. I used the results of my
research to add specific nutrients and herbal
supplements at doses proven effective in the
studies I reviewed.
Five months later, in August of 2001, using
nutrition, lifestyle changes, vitamins,
minerals, and several herbs, I had reduced my
PSA by more than half to 3.5, increased my free
PSA slightly and considerably
reduced my bouts of urinary urgency and erectile
Due to my steadfast refusal to submit to a
biopsy, I was never conclusively diagnosed with
prostate cancer. However, the urologists told me
that cancer was a near certainty, and the
diagnostic blood work concurred.
I continued my schooling and received diplomas
from Trinity College of Natural Health as a
Doctor of Naturopathy (N.D.), Master Herbalist (M.H.), along with a certificate in
nutritional counseling (C.N.C.) To this day, I
continue studying natural products both formally
and informally, and I am a member in good
standing of the Tampa, Florida chapter of the
Certified Natural Health Professionals.
My total PSA remains roughly constant and within
range for my age, and I maintain the same diet
and lifestyle. My free PSA percentage has been
increasing continuously (a very good sign,) over
the past ten years with the most recent test
indicating a free PSA greater than 30%, a number thatís puts
the probability of having prostate cancer
extremely low. My other prostate problems are mostly resolved and
My primary hobby is racquetball. I am an high-level racquetball player
and have been playing several times a week for about 30 years. I also like to bike, swim,
and occasionally scuba dive.
Click here or photo on the left to read the accompanying article in the Fort Myers News-Press.
My non-physical hobby is medical research as is obvious with the nearly 500 studies referenced in my book.
I have been with my wife
Gerry for about 37 years, and we
have five children and twelve grandchildren.
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