Michael L. Culbert

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At the time of his death in 2004, "Michael wore many hats: He was a member of the Board of Governors of the National Health Federation, he was president of the International Council for Health Freedom (ICHF), he was the editor of ICHF's newsletter, and he was the Information Director and Vice President of the International BioCare Hospital and Medical Center in Tijuana, Mexico. But that was only because he had shed so many other hats over the years...

"Michael began to use his considerable talents as a writer and thinker to author the first of his more than two-dozen books, Vitamin B17: Forbidden Weapon Against Cancer (Arlington House, 1974). This book exposed orthodox medicine's war against laetrile and defended the use of laetrile in the treatment of cancer.

"This book was followed in turn by many others, including Freedom From Cancer (1976) and How You Can Beat The Killer Diseases (1977) (co-authored with Harold Harper). He also wrote and saw published booklets called Live Cell Therapy: Medicine for the New Millennium and Nutritional and Herbal Factors in the Prevention and Management of Cancer (co-authored with Dante I. Camino).

"However, more recently, Michael wrote CFS: Conquering the Crippler (1993) and his best-known and largest book Medical Armageddon (1998). Medical Armageddon details the medical calamities of the world, including biological warfare and the suppression of alternative therapies, but goes on to describe what the author sees as the emerging new paradigm in healing for the 21st century...

"He was a co-founder, president, and chairman of the Committee for Freedom of Choice in Cancer Therapy, Inc.; and he took part in the Office of Technology Assessment's 1990 study of unconventional cancer treatments. In the early 1990s, he also had his hand in the founding of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine..." [1]


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"Culbert was born in Wichita, Kansas. He earned a BA from the University of Wichita. He received his Doctor of Science degree from Medicina Alternativa, a "UN-aligned, Sri Lanka-based international organization which is currently the largest grouping of physicians and healers in the world." In Michael's pre-CAM period, he worked as a part-time correspondent for NBC and a writer for Life and Time magazines, wrote radio speeches for the late President Ronald Reagan, taught Spanish at the University of Illinois, and interpreted for the Argentine Air Force. He is survived by his long-time partner, Dante I. Camino."


  1. National Health Federation Michael L. Culbert, organizational web page, accessed July 20, 2013.