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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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January 27th, 2015, is the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. The largest mass extermination camp in human history, between 1940 and 1945 over 1.1 million people met their deaths there. Even three-quarters of a century later however, the lessons of history have yet to be learned. Important facts about what really happened at Auschwitz, and why, have been concealed from the people of the world by multinational corporate interests and their political stakeholders.

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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.

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Following the tragic events in Paris last week, much discussion has ensued regarding the right to freedom of speech. However, amidst all the various arguments, counterarguments and points of debate that have been brought up in the media, one crucial aspect of this issue has been very noticeably ignored. When it comes to the communication of information about the crucial relationships between health, disease and nutrition, free speech is highly restricted. It doesn’t matter which continent you live on, or in what country, the effects are very similar in all of them. The provision of truthful scientific information regarding the numerous ways in which natural therapies can prevent, alleviate, treat or even cure disease is subject to widespread regulatory controls and strict governmental oversight at both national and international levels. So much for freedom of expression, then.

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Just over one year ago, following a scandal surrounding the lavish lifestyle and multi-million euro expenditures of a Catholic bishop, Tebartz van Elst, the 5 billion euros per year state-financed power of the German Catholic and Protestant churches was on the verge of collapse.

A single bath costing 15 thousand euros and a table bought for 25 thousand euros were just the tip of the iceberg in the total sum of over 31 million euros – derived from German taxpayers’ money – that the arch-conservative bigot bishop had spent on his residence alone.

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With even United Nations officials now openly demanding prosecutions, the US Senate Intelligence Committee's shocking report on the CIA torture program clearly shows that the Complaint submitted to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in 2003 by Matthias Rath MD and others was an important step towards bringing the perpetrators to justice. Accusing George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Condoleezza Rice and others with causing injury, death, torture and other inhumane acts, war crimes and crimes against humanity, the Complaint was submitted to the ICC’s then prosecutor, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, with the request that it should be considered with the utmost urgency. Eleven years on, with the validity of these accusations having been demonstrated in graphic detail to the entire world, we believe the time has come for the accused to finally be held accountable for their crimes.

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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.

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We are pleased to report it has now been officially confirmed that pharmaceutical drugs will remain under the department of Health and Consumers in the next Brussels EU Commission.

In an embarrassing u-turn, new Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has been forced to reverse his plan to give sole responsibility for policing drugs to the Commission’s department of Enterprise and Industry.

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Translation of an article by Leonidas Aposkitis published in the Hellenic Nexus magazine in May 2014.

When, on 26th March, 10 days after the referendum in Crimea which determined its union with Russia, the US president visited Brussels for the first time, he urgently asked for the integration of the European Union, encouraging the Europeans at the same time to support NATO against Moscow.

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Evidence is growing that daily use of supplements can decrease national healthcare costs. In a new article published in the Journal of Dietary Supplements, researchers explore a cost-benefit analysis that, when applied to at-risk populations who take supplements, shows a reduction in the odds of individuals experiencing a costly medical event.

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In an unexpected development, the Rockefeller family has announced it is planning to withdraw its philanthropic fund’s fossil fuel investments and move into clean energy instead. Having made one of the world’s largest fortunes through the oil business over the past 140 years or so, they claim they are preparing to slash the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF) holdings in fossil fuels to less than one percent of its total portfolio and reinvest in “clean energy technologies and other business strategies that advance energy efficiency”.

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Interview with Movement of Life Cyprus team member Sofia Matsi by Paul Anthony Taylor.

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In recent months the so-called “Ice Bucket Challenge” has become a social media phenomenon. The money raised through it over the past month alone towards funding research into amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is already nearing $100 million. Principally promoted by the ALS Association in the United States, the basic idea behind the challenge is that people dump a bucket of ice water over their head, donate money, then nominate a friend to do likewise.

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In recent weeks the Ebola epidemic has made headlines all over the world. Ebola is a highly infective and fatal viral disease that deserves to be taken very seriously. However, as always, such outbreaks are immediately being instrumentalised by those interest groups that have established a global business with diseases and the fears that accompany them – namely, the pharmaceutical investment business.

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This speech, entitled “Movement of Life – Foundation of a New World” was given by Dr. Matthias Rath on 24 May 2014 at a conference held in Auschwitz, Poland. Dedicated to August Kowalczyk, a former prisoner of the Auschwitz concentration camp, it describes how the only way to ensure the survival of mankind is to publicly unmask the plans of the Pharmaceutical, Chemical and Petrochemical Cartel and enable the people of the world to look behind its curtain of deception.

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At a meeting held in Auschwitz, Poland, on 24 May, 2014, survivors of Auschwitz and other Nazi concentration camps met for a one day conference with representatives of the Dr. Rath Health Foundation and the Movement of Life. A follow-up to previous conferences held in 2007 and 2013, the key goal at this year’s meeting was to plan the next steps for the global Movement of Life campaign.

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APRIL 2014 – A new publication from the Dr. Rath Research Institute, now available in the International Journal of Oncology, demonstrates that dietary intake of micronutrients acting in synergy can significantly suppress tumor growth and metastasis from breast cancer cells injected into the mammary pads of mice. This in vivo and in vitro study further supports the efficacy of this new natural approach in the control of cancer.

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APRIL 2014 – The proposal for a "Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Area" (TAFTA) is being strongly pushed by the Trans-Atlantic Business Council (TABC). Representing over 70 multinational corporations headquartered in the U.S. and EU, TABC's member companies include some of the largest pharmaceutical, chemical, petrochemical and financial sector companies on the planet.

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Since 2003, Dr. Rath has published over 40 Open Letters in the New York Times and other major international newspapers. Dealing with key issues relating to the Oil and Drug Cartel’s economic and political control of the world, they describe how the advent of new and superior technologies in the areas of energy and health are threatening the Cartel and will ultimately bring about its’ demise.

In this article, we look back at a selection of Open Letters and examine how the analyses contained in them have subsequently been proven to be correct.

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Commentary on the Safety of Vitamins, by Dr Aleksandra Niedzwiecki: Time and again, the mass media presents alarming articles about the supposed dangers of taking vitamin supplements. Invariably, such articles are either without any merit or they exaggerate and misinterpret the studies referred to.

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