A medical thriller/biography by award-winning author Mary Swander about the life of Dr. Nick Gonzalez. He devoted his medical career to developing a nutritional-based approach to treating cancer. But the incredible success he achieves with his patients really upsets the status quo in the medical community. You’ll read how after encountering open hostility, sabotage and death threats, Dr. Gonzalez risks it all to see The Gonzalez Protocol® become an accepted form of cancer treatment.
Mary Swander’s biography The Maverick M.D. captures Dr. Nick Gonzalez’s fearlessness and determination to help cancer patients restore their health. I’ve never met a man with more integrity and conviction of his work. As a cancer patient myself, I have benefited from The Gonzalez Protocol, and I will be forever grateful to him.
Entertainer and Author of 26 books, including Knockout: Interviews with Doctors Who Are Curing Cancer and How to Prevent Getting It in the First Place
The Maverick M.D. is a brilliant portrayal of a man who devoted his entire life to finding an alternative cure for cancer. Yet, as we have witnessed, like many medical pioneers who dare to go against the grain of established theory, Gonzalez had to put up a fierce fight to have his research put to the test, and the door to his own medical practice kept open. In crystal clear prose, Swander has created a thriller, a vivid dramatization of the tension, roadblocks and intrigue this Ivy-League, conventionally trained doctor dealt with to the end. Anyone interested in discovering a different approach to cancer and other degenerative diseases should read this book.
Ty and Charlene Bollinger
Founders of The Truth About Cancer
Nicholas Gonzalez’s life story is an inspiration. This book takes you on a journey beginning with his family origins in Mexico and Italy. His Mexican ancestors survived revolution, war, and very difficult circumstances but throughout all that they thrived as musicians and as a tight-knit family. The story of his Mexican ancestors just barely making it through Ellis Island is very moving, like many things in the book. These family strengths, courage and determination shine out in Dr. Gonzalez’s creativity, persistence and brilliance as a cancer doctor. His legacy and his gifts to cancer patients live on in these pages.
Colin A. Ross, M.D.,
Founder and President of The Colin A. Ross Institute for Psychological Trauma
Nicholas James Gonzalez was born in Queens, NY in 1947 and died at his NYC home on July 21, 2015. Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez graduated from Brown University, Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, with a degree in English Literature. He subsequently worked as a journalist at Time Inc. before pursuing premedical studies at Columbia. Then, he received his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College in 1983. During a … Read More about About the Author