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Essential nutrients suppress inflammation by modulating key inflammatory gene expression

Chronic inflammation is a complex biological cascade involving multiple substances called mediators or inflammatory markers, which are secreted by the white blood cells. In this study, we evaluated the effects of a specific micronutrient combination on various markers of inflammation. Ibuprofen is the most commonly used drug with anti-inflammatory properties. We compared the effects of the micronutrient mixture and ibuprofen in cells and in animal models, after experimentally inducing an inflammatory response.

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Micronutrient synergy—a new tool in effective control of metastasis and other key mechanisms of cancer

In this publication, we presented scientific evidence of the efficacy of a synergistic nutrient combination and its individual components on key mechanisms of cancer. These in vitro and in vivo study results demonstrated the effects of individual nutrients and their various combinations on the growth of various types of cancers, their potential to spread and form metastases, as well as the ability of micronutrients to kill cancer cells.

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Study shows micronutrients address multiple risk factors for heart disease

In this study, we used a unique mouse model that is deficient in the ApoE gene (ApoE KO), which makes them prone to high cholesterol levels. In addition, these mice were exposed to Angiotensin II, a protein responsible for blood vessel constriction leading to high blood pressure. Both high cholesterol and high blood pressure are important risk factors for atherosclerosis in humans as well.

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In Vivo and In Vitro Anti-tumor Effect of a Unique Nutrient Mixture on Lung Cancer Cell Line A-549

We tested the efficacy of a combination of micronutrients that included vitamin C, the amino acids lysine and proline, green tea extract (EGCG) and other micronutrients in lung cancer cells using in vivo and in vitro approaches.

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Suppression of influenza A virus nuclear antigen production and neuraminidase activity by a nutrient mixture containing ascorbic acid, green tea extract and amino acids

Individual nutrients such as vitamin C, green tea, N-Acetyl Cysteine, and selenium are known to have antiviral properties. We investigated these nutrients in combination with lysine, proline, arginine and others to evaluate their efficacy against the infectivity of human influenza H1N1 virus. The results showed that this nutrient mixture was effective against the key mechanisms of viral infection.

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In Vivo and In Vitro Anti-tumor Effect of a Unique Nutrient Mixture on Lung Cancer Cell Line A-549

We tested the efficacy of a combination of micronutrients that included vitamin C, the amino acids lysine and proline, green tea extract (EGCG) and other micronutrients in lung cancer cells using in vivo and in vitro approaches.

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Micronutrient Synergy in the Control of HIV Infection and AIDS

Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) has become a worldwide epidemic and health threat. In 2012, about 34 million people worldwide were living with HIV, the human immunodeficiency virus linked to AIDS, and 1.6 million people died of AIDS in that year alone. Of all people living with HIV, about 68% reside in Sub-Saharan Africa. There is no cure for HIV/AIDS. Although anti-retroviral (ARV) drugs can reduce the viral count in blood, they neither cure HIV infection nor restore the immune system to combat AIDS. ARV drugs are severely toxic to the body and damage vital organs and many cellular structures, including cellular DNA, thereby further weakening the already compromised immune system of an AIDS patient. Moreover, this treatment is associated with a high cost ($25,000 per patient per year). Therefore, there is an urgent need for a safe, effective, non-toxic therapy that can restore the immune system, keep virus multiplication in check, and reduce the symptoms associated with AIDS.

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Reduction in the Frequency of Arrhythmic Episodes in Patients with Paroxysmal Atrial Arrhythmia with a Vitamin/Essential Nutrient Program

Irregular heart beat (arrhythmia) is a significant health problem in the US and worldwide. Its most common form, known as atrial fibrillation (AFib), is the most frequent cause of strokes in young and old alike. About 2.7 million people in the US alone suffer from arrhythmia. According to American Heart Association data in 2011, health care costs associated with this problem in the US are up to $26 billion.

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Micronutrients can inhibit breast cancer progression
and metastasis: New publication from the
Dr. Rath Research Institute

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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New publication from the Dr. Rath Research Institute confirms the effectiveness of micronutrients in inhibiting specific enzymes crucial to tumor invasion and metastasis in adult sarcomas

A new scientific publication from the Dr. Rath Research Institute, now available in the International Journal of Oncology, presents the results of our research conducted on sarcoma – a highly aggressive type of cancer originating in soft tissues. The most frequent sarcomas are: chondrosarcoma (cancer in cartilage), fibrosarcoma (cancer affecting connective tissue at the ends of bones), liposarcoma (cancer of fat tissue) and synovial sarcoma (cancer near to the joints of arms and legs). These cancers spread easily to other organs. Currently, sarcomas are treated with surgery and conventional therapies (chemo- and radiotherapy) which are not effective.

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New publication from the Dr. Rath Research Institute documents the effectiveness of micronutrients in inhibiting human leukemia cells growth and inflammation factors

A new scientific publication from the Dr. Rath Research Institute, now available in the Experimental Oncology journal, increases our understanding of how micronutrients can work in leukemia, a very aggressive blood cancer.

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Commentary on the Safety of Vitamins

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. On the other hand, numerous reports on how an insufficient intake of vitamins contributes to many health problems, as well as the impressive health benefits that result from regular dietary micronutrient supplementation, are much less publicized and often completely ignored.

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New publications from the Dr. Rath Research Institute confirm the effectiveness of micronutrients in inhibiting key tissue digesting enzymes in various types of Sarcomas

Two new scientific publications from the Dr. Rath Research Institute are now available in the International Journal of Oncology. They present the results of our studies showing that a unique nutrient mixture (NM) can modulate key enzymes involved in tissue degradation in various types of adult and pediatric human sarcoma cells.  These enzymes include urokinase plasminogen activators (u-PA), matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and their inhibitors.

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How to use diagnostic technologies wisely and for the benefit of your health

The early detection of health problems is very important in curtailing the progress of, or eliminating, disease at its onset. Over the last decades, various imaging techniques such as X-rays, ultrasounds, MRI and CT scans have been developed and applied to diagnostic, as well as therapeutic, medical care.

However, in recent years, many doctors – and especially radiologists – have become concerned with the overuse of certain diagnostic techniques, in particular those that expose patients to radiation. Although infrequent use of X-ray or CT (computed tomography) scans will not have adverse effects on a patient, multiple exposures to radiation over a short period of time can cause serious damage to cells, resulting in an increased risk of cancer and other diseases.

In addition to illustrating some of the concerns associated with medical radiation exposure, the following overview presents ways to protect our bodies and minimize the risks of damage.

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The dam of the “business with the AIDS epidemic” is breaking

The new findings from two academic institutions in Hamburg and Heidelberg, Germany, published in May 2009 in the “Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA” - that green tea extracts can inhibit the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) - may come as a surprise to many people, but not to us.

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Why Nutrient Supplementation Is Important in Heart Failure and Arrhythmia

Heart failure is a deteriorating condition accompanied by edema, fatigue and difficulty conducting even simple activities. It affects people at any age and it often develops as a result of heart disease. Heart failure patients often suffer from irregular heart beat, a frightening condition that carries a risk of a sudden death. About five million people in the US are affected by heart failure and arrhythmia and about 30-40% of them die within one year of diagnosis. Heart failure together with malignant cancers is responsible for more than half of the deaths in people 45 years old and older.

Unfortunately, heart failure and arrhythmia are increasing. Although many new pharmaceutical drugs have become available they focus not on the root cause of these problems but on the symptoms, and are associated with a very high risk of side effects.

This article indicates that it is time for major revision of current health approaches and presents new cellular medicine-based therapeutic directions in these diseases.

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Healing the wounds or having surgery? Don't forget the Vitamin C!

Many ugly malformations of scar tissues or prolonged and complicated recoveries from surgical procedures can be avoided by the simple measure of taking the right vitamins.

This is not new knowledge however. As long ago as 1937, Harvard Medical School surgeons observed the importance of vitamin C for wound healing in patients recovering from surgeries [1]. These physicians noted that “spontaneous breakdown of a surgical wound in the absence of infection occurs with relative frequency in patients with the cachexia of cancer, in debilitated individuals, and in young patients; notably those who have some congenital anomaly of the gastro-intestinal tract.” Therefore, their recommendation for the administration of vitamin C was based on their subsequent observations that wound healing becomes faulty with low vitamin C, and that vitamin C levels were low in their patients.

While such information remains pertinent today, it may be omitted in medical practice as routine protocols take precedent in the clinic. Recently we have received reports from nurses and practitioners whose patients' wounds will not heal despite the lack of complications. These practitioners even speculated that it may be a vitamin C deficiency or other malnutrition that is responsible for the slow wound healing. However, they admitted that some of their patients, frightened by the media vitamin scares, were hesitant to take supplements without scientific evidence of their beneficial effects.

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