The history of our site in a nut shell. Created by John H. Gohde

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Our History

The history of our copyright is the history of the activities of the above copyright holder.

Snapshots of the history of our home page can be viewed at the WayBackMachine. From any prior version of our Web site archived in the WayBackMachine you can actually follow most of our old links to study how our site once looked. If nothing else, the WayBackMachine independently documents the historical establishment of our copyright claims.

Early Years from 1999 to 2000

The original logo for the Natural Health Perspective Web site.

The John H. Gohde, Natural Health Advocate Web site was a tiny site of about a dozen Web pages which consisted basically of just the core Web pages of our present health program (namely Diet, Nutritional Supplements, Exercise, Attitude, Resilience [which originally was referenced as meditation], Detoxification, Diseases of Civilization which included the Modifiable Risk Factors, and Longevity. The prior existence of this now defunct Web site is documented by literally thousands of newsgroup posts (Sample post), which ended with a signature, similar to the following.

John H. Gohde,
Natural Health Advocate of the Healing Power of Nature

Get your health questions answered from the Natural Health Perspective at: [the now defunct] http://home.att.net/~johngohde/

This defunct John H. Gohde, Natural Health Advocate Web site centered around me, personally, "the Natural Health Advocate of pro-active approaches to preventing 'Diseases of Civilization,' promoting Optimum Health, and Longevity."

Icon Accreditation Period from 3-Sep-2000 to Jan-2010

The Alexa Traffic Rank score Web page for our Web site independently documents that the current Natural Health Perspective Web site started operation on 03-Sep-2000.

Health Accredited Health Accredited

The Natural Health Perspective Web site during this icon or accreditation period centered on an accredited health program for about eight years from August 16, 2001 until the beginning of 2010. They last certified it in January of 2009.

This is the period that this Web site became aware of and concerned about standards for content, HTML layout design, and search engine optimization.

The Swiss organization that gave us our health accreditation was always impossible to work with. It took forever to be contacted by them and receive our initial review, which we failed. Ultimately major changes were made to our Web site to achieve health accreditation.

The quality of DaVinci's drawing was improved in our logo.The look and HTML coding of this site was viciously attacked by a group of Internet Trolls. As a result, an effort was made to insure that at least the Web page templates used by this sited passed W3C HTML Validation. The use of the Windows 98 FrontPage Express WYSIWYG HTML editor was dropped. All use of HTML font coding was removed from the Web pages. The entire site was converted over to the use of Cascade Styling Sheets (CSS). All these coding changes were going on at the same time that site design changes were being made to both to comply with the health accreditation standards and as well as search engine optimize this site. As too many things were on the plate at the same time, we ended up with a half-dozen different CSS styling sheets rather than just one.

Off site, I was writing for Wikipedia. The Google search engine, also, actually imposes their own set of standards upon Web sites. Let us just say that this site uses 100% white-hat SEO techniques that are largely based upon a variation of Wikipedian article styling guidelines.

Rebirth - January 2010 to February 2011

Either you love this site, or you hate it.

For those who choose to criticize our site the fact that we were health accredited for 8 years running made absolutely no difference to them whatsoever. What makes our site a success is the content, and all the hard thinking that went into creating it, rather than some stupid icons shown on the bottom of each page.

This is the start of a period of high self-esteem and rebirth of a great little Web site.

In these economically trying times, the Natural Health Perspective Web site was monetize with Google Ads, which pervade the entire Web. About at the same time, our site unilaterally lost our health accreditation. Other than the addition of Google advertisement, absolutely no other changes were made. Ads are allowed by this Swiss organization if they are properly disclosed. We never received any communication from them explaining what was wrong with the site so that corrections could be made. Numerous emails were sent to them, all of which were ignored.

This health accrediting body has many standards to comply with, most of which we agree with, but also few which do not make any sense. The deal breaker for us was their stupid requirement to disclose individually the date that each Web page was last updated. That requirement is totally acquainted, illogical, extremely time consuming and costly to implement, not to mention totally misunderstands the entire point of natural health, or timeless principles of health that do not change with each breaking health news story.

Important new articles, like Epigenetics - Lifestyle Trumps Family History, slowly evolve over a period of a few weeks or even months, as they are fully developed and refined. Rather than merry flood the world with a very large number of unconnected posts, one right after the other, this site prefers to release a small number of interconnected articles while attempting to provide organization, meaning to the bigger picture, and thus manageability to our information.

 

Understanding Copyright Law and Exclusive Rights

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In April of 2010, the time of annual renewal and rebirth, we made the decision to tell these rude Hon Code people to take a hike. They need us more than we ever needed them. Thanks for making us aware of a few good content standards, and for making us a better site, but your days of ruling and dominating this Web site are over. It is time once again to take total control of the Natural Health Perspective. Naturally, we will continue to voluntary comply with all their standards that we happen to agree with.

Makeover - March 2011 to April 2011

The first major Web page makeover in a decade for this site was completed at the end of April of 2011. We are now using now just one Web page template and just one external CSS file to achieve our new look. The critics who have been attacking the look of this site for over a decade no longer have anything to complain about. Our new look is fresher, cleaner, and people oriented.

Our Web page design is still based around the use of layout tables. Despite what the CSS advocates claim, there is absolutely nothing wrong with using HTML tables to achieve a Web page layout. Using layout tables makes our site inclusive rather than more and more exclusive. Even Google uses layout tables on their Web pages. The facts are that with tables even the older more ancient Web browsers are able to access the informational content on our site. Further, we are in fact making heavy use of CSS. And, are employing a few fancy CSS layout features to achieve better SEO in Google.

A large number of our old Web pages are scheduled for deletion. A few pages went in the wrong direction and will be deleted. The dictionary on alternative medicine was dropped last year, but there are still a few pages out there that are scheduled for deletion. Our failed Natural Health Web site directory will also be dropped. The basic reason behind our decision is that these pages were nothing but a never-ending maintenance nightmare. In the future, all of our new Web pages will contain fewer external links and, thus, fewer maintenance headaches.

Please read Improving Web Site Accessibility if you are having trouble viewing this webpage.

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  1. "Subgrouping by length of mean follow up suggests that virtually all protection from cardiovascular events occurs in trials of at least two years' duration. ... Sustained change in dietary behaviour, promoted by long interventions, is probably necessary to achieve reduction in cardiovascular events ..."

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  4. "Results California Adventists have higher life expectancies at the age of 30 years than other white Californians by 7.28 years ... in men and by 4.42 years ... in women ... Commonly observed combinations of diet, exercise, body mass index, past smoking habits, ... can account for differences of up to 10 years of life expectancy among Adventists. ... Conclusions Choices regarding diet, exercise, cigarette smoking, body weight ... appear to change life expectancy by many years."

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  6. "Death, pain, and sickness are part of being human. All cultures have developed means to help people cope with all three. Indeed, health can even be defined as being successful in coping with these realities. Modern medicine has unfortunately destroyed these cultural and individual capacities, launching instead an inhuman attempt to defeat death, pain, and sickness. It has sapped the will of the people to suffer reality. 'People are conditioned to get things rather than to do them ... They want to be taught, moved, treated, or guided rather than to learn, to heal, and to find their own way.'"

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  7. "CONCLUSIONS: Patients achieved their highest functional capacity after 38 weeks of outpatient cardiac rehabilitation using a program format of only 29 to 38 supervised exercise sessions."

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