Putting war before human health:
World’s weekly military expenditure exceeds annual cost of ending global hunger
At the opening of this week’s United Nations General Assembly meeting, the focus was on the Sustainable Development Summit in which world leaders committed to 17 new goals intended to make our planet a better place. Predictably, a great deal of prominence was given to the highly laudable aim of ending global hunger by 2030. But with around 795 million people, or one in nine of the 7.3 billion population of planet Earth, still suffering from chronic undernourishment, the impression given by much of the mass media is that achieving this objective would be a gargantuan and expensive task necessitating the widespread adoption of GM crops. When one looks behind this deceptive analysis, however, a very different reality emerges.
Don’t be distracted by the $750 pharma pill scandal: Drugs won’t solve the global healthcare crisis – at ANY price!
The reputation and credibility of the pharma industry sank to a new low this week with news that the price of Daraprim (Pyrimethamine), an anti-parasitic drug that is on the World Health Organization’s list of essential medicines, had been raised from $13.50 to $750 per tablet. Marketed since the 1950s, the drug was acquired last month by Turing Pharmaceuticals, a start-up company run by Martin Shkreli, a former hedge fund manager. Astonishingly, with even the global mass media seemingly aghast at this latest case of pharma greed, Shkreli shamelessly attempted to portray the 5000% price rise as “altruistic”.
Dutch researchers plan major study using supplements to treat anger management problems in prisoners
In a cutting edge experiment, researchers in the Netherlands are preparing to start a major study in which prisoners with anger management problems will be given food supplements to determine whether improving nutritional status can reduce aggressive and antisocial behaviour. Building on previous work done in this area, inmates in five Dutch jails and two youth detention centres will be given vitamins, minerals and fish oil from early next year. If the approach proves successful, the country’s justice ministry plans to expand the program and offer the supplements to further prisoners with violent tendencies.
New England Journal of Medicine article calls for US government to require labeling of GM foods
A recent perspective published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) argues that the United States government should change its position and require labeling of genetically modified (GM) foods. Entitled ‘GMOs, Herbicides and Public Health’, the article points out that sharp increases have taken place in the amounts and numbers of chemical herbicides applied to GM crops and that still further increases – the largest in a generation – are scheduled to occur in the next few years. With GM crops now being the agricultural products most heavily treated with herbicides, the authors state they believe that the time has come to thoroughly reconsider all aspects of the safety of plant biotechnology.
German diplomat says Bush regime considered using nuclear weapons against Afghanistan after 9/11
In a dramatic development, a senior German diplomat, Michael Steiner, has told Spiegel magazine that, in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks in the United States, the George W. Bush regime had considered using nuclear weapons against Afghanistan. Stating that the U.S. government had “played through all the possibilities,” he categorically confirmed that the papers for such a plan had been written. What this therefore tells us is that Dr. Rath’s analysis of the risks of nuclear war occurring in the immediate post-9/11 years, as outlined in his Open Letters at that time, was absolutely correct.
Evidence mounting that lack of vitamin D may increase risk of developing multiple sclerosis
A new study published in the online journal Public Library of Science (PLOS) Medicine has added to the mounting evidence that a lack of vitamin D may increase the risk of developing multiple sclerosis. Analyzing data on over 14 thousand people suffering from the disease and around 24 thousand without it, the researchers found that people with a genetic tendency to vitamin D deficiency were twice as likely to develop the neurological disorder. With vitamin D insufficiency now known to be widespread and supplementation being both safe and cost-effective, the researchers say their findings may have important public health implications.
Drug industry earning $1 TRILLION a year and still not curing chronic diseases: Time to make natural preventive healthcare approaches a human right!
Healthcare industry analysts IMS Health recently reported that global spending on pharmaceutical drugs exceeded an astonishing $1 trillion in 2014. Equating to around 1.3% of global GDP, this means that the amount of money earned by the drug industry in a single year now exceeds the GDPs of all but the world’s 15 wealthiest countries. Inevitably, therefore, at the very highest political levels, an income like this buys a vast amount of power and influence. As such, with drug industry annual earnings forecast to increase still further to $1.3 trillion by 2018, the need to move away from this unsustainable model and establish a new healthcare system, based upon scientific breakthroughs in the areas of nutritional and Cellular Medicine, has never been greater.
A this-is-not-rocket-science finding: Terminal cancer patients who don’t have chemotherapy have better quality of life than those who do
Providing further evidence of the blind alley that orthodox approaches to cancer treatment are now lost in, a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has confirmed that chemotherapy does not extend life for cancer patients diagnosed as terminal. Far from being of benefit, the researchers found the treatment was associated with a reduced quality of life in patients who were otherwise in reasonable health and active at the start of the study. Moreover, in yet another this-is-not-rocket-science finding, terminal cancer patients who didn’t have chemotherapy were shown to have a better quality of life than those who did.
Launch of our End Heart Disease – Plant a Fruit Tree campaign
Wednesday 15 July saw the official launch of our End Heart Disease: Plant a Fruit Tree campaign. A Movement of Life global project coordinated by the Dr. Rath Health Foundation, its aim is to educate people how heart disease is caused by a long term lack of vitamin C. The inspiration for the campaign is Dr. Matthias Rath’s scientific discovery about the development of heart disease, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States in 1990, and the inverse relationship between its incidence and our intake of vitamin C. Following the recent release, by scientists at the Dr. Rath Research Institute, of scientific proof that atherosclerosis is an early form of the vitamin C deficiency disease scurvy, it is clear that the elimination of heart disease as a cause of human mortality is now possible.
Statins lower the body's levels of CoQ10: Merck knows about it, why don't many cardiologists?
A recent survey conducted among cardiologists in the United States found that the majority of them now recommend the important cellular nutrient Coenzyme Q-10 (CoQ10) for their patients. However, despite this promising finding, the same study also revealed that many of these physicians did not know why supplementation with this key micronutrient is vital for anyone taking statin drugs. Apparently, U.S. cardiologists still haven’t been properly educated about the nutrient-robbing nature of these aggressively-hyped cholesterol-lowering chemicals.
Enhancing and protecting your health by ensuring an optimum supply of omega-3 fatty acids
Throughout our lives, omega-3 fatty acids play vital roles in maintaining our health. Required for the proper functioning of the heart, brain, eyes and other organs, the omega-3 fatty acids EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) are particularly crucial as the human body can only manufacture them in limited amounts. Significantly, therefore, research suggests that supplementing our diets with these key micronutrients can provide a wide variety of impressive benefits to our health.
Don't listen to the media: Micronutrient supplementation can enhance immune function and suppress infection
Barely a week goes by these days without a media headline telling us that antibiotic resistant “superbugs” have become one of the world’s most pressing health concerns. Declaring that we stand on the threshold of the post-antibiotic era, such news stories try to frighten us into believing that, by the middle of this century, superbugs could be killing millions of people every year. Notably, however, whenever the question is raised as to what alternative approaches might be available for controlling infections, no mention whatsoever is made of the key roles played by essential micronutrients in the proper functioning of the immune system.
The Benefits of Micronutrients for Healthy Eyes
Over 3 million Americans over 40 suffer from some sort of visual impairment. Vision loss is one of the major causes of disabilities, and agerelated eye diseases (AREDs) are rapidly becoming a public health problem in developed countries. Visual impairment caused by AREDs can lead to other serious health issues including decreased mobility, depression, hip fractures, other accidents, and an overall lower quality of life. Most AREDs do not have effective treatments and it is therefore important to maintain eye health and prevent vision deterioration.
Zuma's South Africa:
What's happened to Mandela's dream?
Twenty five years ago the world was celebrating the end of apartheid in South Africa. In only a few short months, following a struggle that had lasted over 40 years, the ban on the African National Congress (ANC) had been lifted, Nelson Mandela was released from prison and the stage seemed set for the dream of a rainbow nation at peace with itself and the world to become a reality.
Today, however, with over 26 percent of South Africans unemployed, poverty rife and anti-immigrant unrest spreading, Mandela’s ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities seems further away than ever. So what’s gone wrong?
Omega-3 fatty acid supplements help reduce inflammation in chronic kidney disease
In a new study published in the Clinical Nutrition journal, Australian scientists show how fatty acid supplements can help reduce inflammation for people with chronic kidney disease. Describing how their work shows that, by supplementing such patients with fatty acids, the body’s synthesis of blood factors that help resolve inflammation can be increased, the researchers conclude this may have important implications for limiting inflammatory problems in chronic kidney disease.
Heart disease confirmed as an early form of scurvy!
Scurvy (also known as the “Sailors’ Disease”) is a condition resulting from a complete bodily depletion of ascorbic acid (vitamin C). It is a fatal disease characterized by a slow dissolution of connective tissue throughout the body, including the walls of the blood vessels. This disease was quite common in earlier centuries, especially among sailors whose diets were deprived of vitamin C. During long voyages at sea many sailors died within months from tremendous blood loss. Today, fully developed scurvy is rare; however, subclinical scurvy is very common especially in the elderly, infants, children on special diets and people with poor dietary habits.
Painkillers and sedatives associated with increased risk of committing homicide
With 70 million Americans known to be taking mind-altering pharmaceuticals and the number of mass shootings in the United States having risen sharply in recent years, speculation has been rife for some time now that certain classes of prescription drugs may be a contributory cause in homicidal behaviour. Further attention was drawn to this thought-provoking hypothesis just recently when the co-pilot responsible for the deliberate crashing of Germanwings flight 9525 into an Alpine mountain was subsequently found to have been taking antidepressants. Now, for the first time, a study published in the World Psychiatry journal has found that painkillers and sedatives are associated with a significantly increased risk of committing homicide.
New study provides further evidence that green tea extract can prevent prostate cancer
A new study published in the medical journal Cancer Prevention Research provides further evidence that supplements containing green tea catechins may help reduce the incidence of prostate cancer. In a randomized placebo controlled trial, men with precancerous lesions in their prostates took capsules containing 400 mg of the green tea extract epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) per day or a placebo. Carried out over a period of one year, the study found that the men who took EGCG experienced a significant decrease in levels of the cancer biomarker prostate-specific antigen (PSA). This is important as when assessed in combination with other key risk factors, high levels of PSA can indicate an increased risk of prostate cancer.
Study finds vitamin B3 lowers risk of non-melanoma skin cancers
In a study providing further scientific confirmation that micronutrients can reduce the occurrence of cancer, researchers from the University of Sydney in Australia have found that nicotinamide, a form of vitamin B3, lowers the risk of non-melanoma skin cancers. The research was conducted via a clinical trial involving 386 people in Australia, aged between 30 and 91 years old, who had had non-melanoma skin cancers two or more times during the previous five years. Patients who took 500 milligrams of nicotinamide twice a day were found to have a 23 percent lower risk of developing new cancers compared to those given placebo pills.
Our Study Proves That Heart Disease Is Linked To Vitamin C Deficiency
Heart attacks and strokes have consistently remained the leading causes of death. Atherosclerosis, the underlying cause of these diseases, results in 17 million deaths worldwide each year. Yet, high blood cholesterol levels, a fatty diet and obesity have been blamed as the causes of heart disease. However, cutting down dietary fat and the artificial reduction of blood cholesterol with cholesterol-reducing medicines have not been successful in addressing this issue. Atherosclerotic plaques occur primarily in the coronary arteries rather than in the entire 60,000-mile-long vascular system. The absence of plaque in the veins, and the fact that animals do not suffer from atherosclerosis while humans do, cannot be explained by conventional medicine and the cholesterol theory of heart disease.
New study proves heart failure drug digoxin INCREASES risk of death: The time to consider natural alternatives is NOW!
In further damaging news for the pharma industry, a new systematic review and meta-analysis covering over 300,000 patients has proved that digoxin, a drug widely used to treat heart failure, is associated with an increased risk of death. Carried out by researchers from the JW Goethe University in Frankfurt, the study was published online in the European Heart Journal and revealed that digoxin increases the risk of death in heart patients by over 20 percent. For patients being treated for atrial fibrillation, a type of arrhythmia that can cause rapid, irregular beating of the heart's upper chambers, the increase in risk was even higher, at 29 percent.
Accuracy of articles on Wikipedia:
Serious questions continue to be raised
With almost one billion websites now online and the number increasing day by day, the amount of information available on the World Wide Web seems almost limitless. For many people, when searching for information online, a key source they turn to is Wikipedia, the self-styled “free” encyclopedia. Launched in 2001 by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger and containing material largely written by anonymous users, Wikipedia now contains 35 million articles in 288 different languages and is consistently ranked as one of the world’s top ten most popular websites. Behind all the hype, however, serious questions are being raised about the accuracy of its content.
Study finds women who consume fish-liver oil in adolescence or midlife have reduced risk of coronary heart disease when older
In a study providing further evidence of the impressive health benefits of fish-liver oil, researchers from Iceland say consuming it in adolescence or midlife may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease in women when they get older. Examining a total of 3326 women aged between 66 and 96 years of age, the researchers found that those who consumed fish-liver oil at least three times a week in adolescence or midlife had a decreased risk of coronary heart disease compared to women with no intake at all. Concluding that consuming fish-liver oil from early life may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease in older women, the researchers say the study provides important evidence of the preventive role of lifelong nutrition.
End of heart disease now possible – New study proves atherosclerosis is early form of scurvy
25 April, 2015 -- Scientists at the Dr. Rath Research Institute in California have published a groundbreaking study in the American Journal of Cardiovascular Disease proving that heart disease is an early form of the vitamin C deficiency disease scurvy. Building on a discovery made by Dr. Matthias Rath in the early 1990s, this publication deals a major blow to the cholesterol theory of heart disease and the pharmaceutical industry’s associated $30 billion annual sales in patented cholesterol-lowering statin drugs.
New study shows supplements of B vitamins and omega-3 can stop development of Alzheimer’s disease
A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has found that supplements can halt the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Carried out over a period of two years by scientists at University of Oxford in the UK, it followed 168 elderly people and showed that a combination of B vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids prevented brain shrinkage, a hallmark of the devastating condition. A potentially groundbreaking development in the control of Alzheimer’s disease, by employing a micronutrient synergy-type approach it provides further clinical evidence that the most effective supplementation can be achieved by utilizing carefully chosen combinations of nutrients acting in biological synergy.
Greece demands payment of €279 billion by Germany for Nazi-era crimes
In a further show of strength against the dictatorial Brussels EU, the government of Greece is demanding the payment of €279 billion by Germany as reparations for Nazi-era crimes. Presented by deputy Greek finance minister Dimitris Mardas in a long-awaited announcement, the amount cited includes repayment of an occupation loan that Nazi Germany forced the Bank of Greece to make in 1942. With the Greek national debt now amounting to over €316 billion, the settling of this demand in full by Germany would effectively bring an end to the economic austerity measures that Greece is currently subject to and free it from the control of the so-called Troika (the International Monetary Fund, the Brussels EU and the European Central Bank).
Research from Denmark confirms dangers of chemical cocktails in foods
Important new research from Denmark has shown how the health effects of chemicals in our food supply may be significantly more harmful than originally believed. Recognizing that chemicals are consumed not individually but in cocktails, the assessment was carried out by the National Food Institute at the Technical University of Denmark and demonstrated that even small doses of substances such as pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) can amplify each other’s negative effects when present in combinations. This finding essentially confirms concerns that we ourselves first raised years ago.
New study shows vitamin D supplements can slow down or reverse the development of prostate cancer
A recent study carried out by researchers from the Medical University of South Carolina in the United States found that vitamin D supplements may slow down or reverse the progression of low-grade prostate cancer tumors. With one in six men now expected to develop prostate cancer in their lifetimes, the study adds to the growing scientific evidence that natural approaches are effective in controlling this disease.
Google’s approach to cancer: Copying the pharma business model
Over the past few days, newspaper headlines have excitedly been proclaiming that Google is working on a cure for cancer. In a patent filed with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) published on 5 March, a wrist-worn device is described that “can automatically modify or destroy one or more targets in the blood that have an adverse health effect.” Widely trumpeted by the media, the patent specifically refers to the possibility that such targets could include cancer cells. So is this science, or hype?
Jean-Claude Juncker calls for creation of Brussels EU army: A clear sign that the construct’s corporate backers are getting desperate
In a revealing newspaper interview in Germany recently, the Brussels EU commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker, called for the construct to have its own army. A long-time advocate for the Brussels EU to militarize Europe at the continental level, Juncker bizarrely claimed that having such a force would help address the construct’s image problem, which he admitted has “suffered dramatically.” More worryingly, he also hoped it might address the issue of Brussels EU foreign policy not being taken seriously.
New study finds doctors underestimate dangers of Paracetamol
These days, it seems fewer people than ever are under the illusion that pharmaceutical drugs are safe. With barely a day going by now without news that one drug or another has been found to cause unexpected side-effects and raise the risk of patients actually developing diseases rather than being cured from them, it is hardly surprising that interest in natural therapies has increased exponentially in recent years.
US Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee admits cholesterol in food not health concern but ignores scientific facts about heart disease
In a surprising turnaround, the US Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee recently admitted that the “available evidence shows no appreciable relationship between consumption of dietary cholesterol and serum cholesterol." Potentially representing a significant change in US government health policy, the statement was contained in new draft Dietary Guidelines for Americans that no longer contain warnings about eating foods high in cholesterol. Whilst effectively amounting to a belated admittance that the vast majority of cholesterol in the human body is produced by the body itself, the fact remains that, both in the US and elsewhere, our governments are still not telling us the whole truth. Despite all the evidence to the contrary, we are still apparently supposed to believe that cholesterol is the cause of heart disease.
World Cancer Day 2015:
Millions of Patients Dying for the Truth
Every year on February 4, World Cancer Day is observed with the goal of raising awareness of cancer and encouraging its prevention, detection and treatment. Steered by the big cancer charities, who use the ensuing media blitz as an opportunity to maximize their fundraising campaigns, the impression given is that discovering so-called “miracle” drugs, and beating cancer, will only be possible if we all give generously enough. What these charities don’t tell you, however, is that the pharmaceutical industry’s annual global sales already amount to over 1 TRILLION dollars annually. Moreover, by 2018, sales of drugs are expected to reach a staggering 1.3 trillion dollars a year. As such, the question has to be asked: Why should a trillion-dollar-a-year industry expect us to donate money to support its research?
Cancer is not just pure ‘bad luck’
By Dr. Aleksandra Niedzwiecki, Dr. Rath Research Institute
In the never-ending race to attract public attention (and better ratings), the media will use any opportunity to bring ‘exciting’ news – but without considering its truthfulness or far-reaching consequences.
The most recent example of such media hype relates to the publication of a scientific study in January 2015, which concluded that cancer is no more than ‘bad luck’.
Taking into account the public health consequences of spreading such nihilistic views based on inadequate data, we feel that this topic needs to be addressed in a wider context.
On October 19, 2014, a memorable event took place in Southern Italy in the historic town of Barletta. Addressing the audience and the people of the world, Dr. Matthias Rath gave a keynote speech in which he outlined the cornerstones of a future preventive health care system. Demanding that powerful corporate interests should be stopped from imposing the “business with disease” on the people of the world, he described unique and impressive strategies that will allow mankind to free itself from the current dictatorial system of health care.
- Reputation matters: Why the rift between pharma and patients is ballooning
- Putting war before human health: World’s weekly military expenditure exceeds annual cost of ending global hunger
- India mulls reclassifying vitamins as drugs if they come with health claims
- Fruit and vegetables aren't only good for a healthy body – they protect your mind too
- The Benefits of Micronutrients in Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers
- Don’t be distracted by the $750 pharma pill scandal: Drugs won’t solve the global healthcare crisis – at ANY price!
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