Cancer Can Be Beaten
Presentation by Matthias Rath, M.D.
New York City, September 29, 2002
We are here tonight, because the message I stand for, the scientific
discoveries, I have been privileged to contribute, are not welcomed by
those who make health care. Otherwise, you would hear about this breakthrough
from Dan Rather, or in the morning news, or you would read about it in
the New York Times. Even better, you would be living in a world where
the diseases that brought you here tonight, especially cancer, are long
This is not the first time that something is wrong on planet Earth. The
great philosopher Schopenhauer stated: "Really significant steps
forward for mankind go through three stages. First, they’re ridiculed.
Second, they are heavily fought by those who have economic interests in
the status quo. And finally, when the dam is breaking everyone says: Well
we knew it all along." We are somewhere between stage two and stage
three with the message that cancer will no longer be a death verdict in
For millennia, people have looked to the sky. They’ve seen the
sun rise in the east and settle in the west. They’ve looked to the
stars in the night, and they knew it. The earth they concluded, is flat.
They also were convinced that the sun circles the earth. How in the world
could anyone doubt that? Then this man came along, Galileo Galilei. When
he was born the sun circled the earth. When he died, the earth circled
the sun. Of course, nothing has changed in the course of the universe,
it’s just the way that mankind learned to look at the universe.
Today, everything that Galileo stated four hundred years ago is confirmed.
And yet, when he said it for the first time, it was so threatening that
he was shown the torture instruments. He died in exile for saying the
There are other examples. For millennia, the number one cause of death
for the people on this planet were epidemics. In the sixteenth and seventeenth
century, one third of Europe was killed by the plague and other epidemics.
And it was very well known where these plagues might come from. In the
eyes of the people then, they were the punishment for the sins of the
people. No one questioned that, until Louis Pasteur came around. With
the help of the microscope, he found out that there is a biological basis,
for the plague, called microorganisms, e.g. bacteria. It was this discovery
that led to the development of vaccines and later of antibiotics.
Was he embraced by the medical community at that time? Of course not.
The Medical Academy of Paris - he was a Frenchman - said, “Who are
you? You are not even a doctor; you are just a chemist.” It took
more than twenty-five years for Pasteur to fight, to change this dogma.
On July 6, 1885, he vaccinated a young boy, nine-year-old Joe Meister,
who had contracted rabies and would have died for sure, if not for the
discovery of Pasteur. This was the turning point - after 25 years. This
delay was costly. On a global scale, hundreds of thousands of lives could
have been saved between the first discovery of this man and when it was
finally accepted. On his ninetieth birthday, the world honored him. Presidents,
emperors, came to Paris to pay tribute to this man who had given mankind
more than any politician.
Today, another epidemic haunts mankind - cancer. If you go to the doctor
and the doctor tells you, “I’m sorry. You have cancer.”
What’s your first question? “How long do I have to live?”
You don’t ask, “Doctor, what can I do or what can you do?”
You ask, “How long?" What does that mean? You have accepted
the fact; that it’s a death verdict.
More than a half million Americans die from cancer every year. And yet,
the scientific basis to stop cancer naturally has been around for almost
ten years. On this manuscript page, I scribbled down in 1991 the possibility
that one day cancer would no longer be. The use of lysine, an amino acid,
in combination with ascorbic vitamin C will lead to a breakthrough in
the control of many forms of cancer and other diseases.
These discoveries were published. The pharmaceutical companies, their
executives, and researchers read it. The people from Pfizer, from Merck
Sharp & Dohme, Bayer, BASF; they knew it for all these years and yet
they didn’t do anything.
There is another aspect that I need to address: Who is paying for this
lecture tour? The answer: The people we have helped in the past. Based
on the discoveries I made, we have developed natural health programs.
They are the leading natural health programs in Europe - heart disease,
cancer, high blood pressure and so on and so forth. And the people who
support us there, they want us here, to help spread this message around
One of the cancer patients we could help is Mr. Pilniok, 70 years old.
This is his lung. This is a magnification of the x-ray picture of his
lung here, and you can see this light spot. His doctor wanted to operate.
He said, "No! I’m not going to do that, I’m too old for
that. I’ve heard of a natural approach to do this." He insisted
on doing that, and seven months later he came back to see his doctor.
He had again a CT Scan, and here is the picture of the same man and the
same spot in the lung. And the cancer is gone. What do you think the doctor
said? She said, "The machine is defective, you have to come back
for a control."
So Mr. Pilniok came back because he believed that machine is defective.
Cancer was not visible on the control scan either, so the doctor said,
“You know, we have to wait a little bit, then you have to come back
after 3 months, because it can’t be that the cancer is gone. It
can not be.” So he came back for the second control scan. Same results.
Then Mr. Pilniok said, "You know what Doctor, you finally got to
get to come with the fact that it is gone." So the patient was educating
When you came here tonight, cancer was a death verdict. When you will
go, it will be just another preventable and treatable health condition.
These are the people dying in America everyday, about 2,000 from heart
disease, just below 1500 from cancer, about 500 from stroke. That’s
the dimension, imagine! In the year 2000, cancer costs in health expenditures
and in lost productivity surpassed 180 billion for a health problem.
And the question arises when you open the newspaper, when you open Time
Magazine or Newsweek, USA Today - four-color advertisements. They read:
“We are there because one day cancer will be gone - Pfizer, Merck,
Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Aventis.” Fifty-five thousand scientists
are employed in the research laboratories of those companies. 32 Nobel
Laureates have received Nobel Prizes on cancer research aspects. Millions
of dollars have been spent, both private and public ones and yet the epidemic
is expanding. How can you explain that? Why have they not succeeded?
One of the reasons is this one: Cancer is a multi-billion dollar business.
If you are a patient with cancer, the doctor tells you, "We got to
give you chemotherapy." You ask, “Doctor, tell me, why, what
does chemotherapy do?” He or she says, "Well it kills the cancer
cells." What does he not tell you? It kills all the other cells too.
It is like taking a shotgun to the human body. The same goes for radiotherapy.
An x-ray beam doesn’t distinguish between a cancer cell and a healthy
cell. How could it? But maybe, just maybe, this is not so unintended as
we shall see. Chemotherapy, radiotherapy, kill cancer cells and healthy
cells alike. Or why does your hair fall out? Because the hair follicle
cells are destroyed. Why do you bleed from the gastroinintestinal tract
from the bowels? Because the cell lining there is destroyed. Why do you
get infections? Because the cells that produce blood cells in your bone
marrow are destroyed.
What are the side effects of chemotherapy? I’ve mentioned anemia,
bleeding, but there is more: Heart damage, infections, liver and kidney
damage, nausea, depression. Each of these diseases is associated with
what? More money to be made. Pain killers, cortisone, for the inflammation.
Blood substitution, antibiotics, anti-depressants, the pharmaceutical
market for the so-called treatment of side effects for chemotherapy is
bigger that chemotherapy itself.
Selling drugs for the treatment of side effects of chemotherapy is big
business for the drug companies. Chemotherapy, radiotherapy, the side
effects. They cause new cancers, new diseases, so you need more drugs.
These new drugs cause side effects, you need even more drugs. It’s
like printing money. If there is one thing that I will do tonight, I will
shake you up. What interest does the pharmaceutical industry have to stop
cancer if they have revenues of one hundred billion dollars in the US
alone every year from keeping cancer ongoing? What is the interest they
have? Any idea? I have one. That’s the interest they have. The only
reason why cancer is still a death verdict are the billions of dollars
drug companies make from the ongoing cancer epidemic.
If we want to win the war against cancer, we need to understand what
cancer is. The next part of my talk will be helping you to explain it
in very simple words. How cancer develops. It starts with a health cell
that turns into a cancer cell that turns into a local tumor, and then
ultimately it spreads through the body until the host of the cancer is
dead. The purpose of the cancer is to kill the host.
Let's look at a healthy cell, the three elements that are important for
you to know. This one is the cell core that stores all the software information
for what this cell should do. For example, this is a thyroid cell, it’s
producing thyroid hormones. The white blood cell, it produces antibodies.
How does the cell know what it should do? Well, all this information is
stored in this software program or the cell core.
The production of these things - hormones, antibodies, etc. - are in
the little production centers that each cell has, and then the cell also
needs energy. That’s provided by the cell power plant or mitochondria.
No matter what cell it is in your body, they all need bio-energy. They
all need the energy to accomplish the job and the fuel for this job are
vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and trace elements. What turns a healthy
cell into a cancer cell. There are many reasons why that can happen -
radiation, pollution, in most cases, pharmaceutical drugs.
But irrespective of the causes, a cancer cell always has two things in
common, irrespective where it starts in the human body. Whether it’s
prostate cancer, lung cancer, whatever, the first thing is something you
know. It multiplies; it creates identical copies of itself. The second
characteristic is something that you may not know, but you can easily
imagine why that is necessary. If a cancer cell starts, it is contained
by connective tissue – collagen, confines it where it is. Cancer
cells that are real cancer cells, they produce the biological scissors
to break out, and these are enzymes that are able to digest the surrounding
collagen. You can see those little Pac Men here leaving the cell, these
are enzymes. What do they do?
Here is how cancer starts. Thousands of enzymes produced by cancer cells
destroy the surrounding connective tissue. Here are collagen fibers; those
biological scissors attached to those collagen molecules and they break
them up so the cancer cell can migrate through them like an expedition
corps in the jungle, which have machetes. A local cancer wants to ultimately
spread through the body. How does it do it? We know it metastasizes. How
does that happen? The cancer cells use the bloodstream, a very convenient
way to get to other locations.
But how does a cancer cell get from the normal tissue into a little capillary
into a blood vessel from the outside into the inside? The only thing we
need to answer now is what the wall of the blood vessel made of? Collagen.
The same molecules, these enzymes, these biological scissors attach to
and so here we see a cancer cell from the liver migrate into a blood vessel
which is magnified here. The blood vessel is within the liver here, and
the cell migrates from the outside with the help of these collagen-digesting
enzymes to the inside of this blood vessel system and is flushed away
until it reaches the little capillaries in the lung where it gets stuck
because the capillaries of the lung with the exchange of the oxygen, they
are very small and so they finally get stuck there. And what happens then?
They work from the inside to the outside and suddenly they are in another
organ. Now we understand why lung metastases are so frequent.
Why is cancer so aggressive? Why has our body not developed defenses
against this disease? Cancer cells trick our body by using tools that
our body already uses under healthy conditions, so it’s confused.
It doesn’t dare to develop defense mechanisms because it thinks
it may be normal. White blood cells, the police cells of our body, have
a job to attack microorganisms. Now let’s assume we have a pneumonia
infection, bacteria in our lung tissue. The white blood cells that circulate,
as the name says, in the bloodstream, they need to get from the inside
of the blood vessel to the outside and finally to the bacteria in the
lung tissue. How do they get from the inside to the outside? Collagen-digesting
enzymes, the biological scissors.
White blood cells have the ability to produce them just for a few seconds
as long as they are needed to get to do their job and then they stop.
White blood cells are also called leukocytes, and they have the ability
to produce collagen-digesting enzymes; and suddenly, while this is a picture
showing the white blood cells migrating through a blood vessel leakage
that they just created themselves. White blood cells leave the bloodstream
by using collagen-digesting enzymes.
Now we also understand why leukemia is such a frequent form of cancer.
If you ask your doctor, “Why is leukemia a frequent form of cancer?”
he says, “Well, I don’t know, come back in a week, I’ll
read about it. Don’t ask me these questions.” It’s mystifying,
but it’s not. The answer for that is white blood cells, the police
cells of the body, have the ability already under normal conditions to
produce those biological scissors and if they become malignant, if the
software of these cells turns awry, goes crazy, they do that forever,
uncontrolled. They don’t stop to produce those biological scissors
and that’s what we call leukemia.
Another example, in order for an egg, during female reproduction, or
during the female cycle, to leave the ovary and to migrate to the uterus,
it needs to leave the ovary, right? So it needs to get from one organ,
the ovary, to the fallopian tube and finally to the uterus. But how does
it do it? By now you should know the answer, collagen-digesting enzymes;
but only for a few seconds, just enough to release one egg out of the
ovaries --not five, not ten, one egg. Under the influence of estrogen,
in the middle of the female cycle for a few seconds, for a few moments,
enough collagen enzymes are produced to allow one egg cell to leave the
ovary and migrate to the uterus.
And suddenly, we understand something else. Why are cancers of the reproductive
system, of the woman so frequent? Because the cells involved in that are
already producing those collagen-digesting enzymes under normal conditions.
Have you ever heard of ovarian cancer? Do you understand the connection?
You know, medicine is very simple; we just need to think at the level
of cells. Ovarian cells use collagen that’s produced already under
normal conditions during the monthly female cycle and if these cells turn
malignant, they produce collagen-digesting enzymes in large amounts forever.
And this is why cancers of the female reproductive systems are so frequent.
And we have to understand the natural balance of collagen digestion under
normal conditions. These destroying enzymes here are in balance with the
neutralizing, with the blockers of this process. In the case of natural
processes, of the leukocytes that attack microorganisms, bacteria, or
in the ovaries, for a very short moment, there is an imbalance. There
are more destroying enzymes because these cells need to get to some other
organ and quickly after that, the neutralizing aspect is there. The balance
is kept between collagen digesting enzymes and their natural blockers.
In cancer, this balance is gone because the destroying enzymes are produced
uncontrolled forever and the natural blockers are too little.
And that’s where the amino acid lysine comes in. It is able to
correct this natural imbalance and restore to a natural balance. That’s
what I wrote down in 1992: “The use of lysine and synthetic lysine
analogs particularly in combination with vitamin C will lead to a breakthrough
in many forms of cancer.” This is a model of the natural molecule
lysine. "What’s significant about lysine is it is an amino
acid. Amino acids are building blocks of the proteins in our body. There
are about 25 amino acids that we know. About a handful of them we cannot
produce in our body. They are so-called essential amino acids. The single
more important among them is the amino acid lysine. We cannot produce
that molecule. And yet it has such a great importance. It plucks them
out of those Pac Men, so the lysine molecules blocks those Pac Men from
attaching to the collagen fibers and destroying them, that’s what
And the combination of vitamin C is particularly important because vitamin
C does what? It forms collagen. We know that from the sailors’ disease
scurvy when they tried to circumnavigate the globe some 500 years ago,
they died from bleeding because they had no vitamin C production in the
body and no vitamin C on board, so the collagen production ceased. And
the first organ where this became obvious was the blood vessel system
because of the blood pressure. And now we understand why these people
died. But the bottom line here is we have the combination of lysine, a
blocker of collagen destruction, and Vitamin C, an enhancer of collagen
production, together leads to something that any medical doctor that treats
cancer patients, and for that matter, many other diseases should cherish.
Stability of the connective tissues. Encapsulation of the tumor.
We presented our data at a few scientific conferences. We will also be
sharing the new results on the nutritional conference that will take place
next month in Texas, and in November at an international cancer meeting
in Frankfurt, Germany.
So what were the tasks that our researchers were facing? The first one
was how we can stop the spread of cancer cells using natural substances,
such as Lysine.
And the second one, how we can kill cancer cells and how we can eliminate
cancer cells selectively without destroying healthy cells, also by using
All our bodies are very complex; therefore, if we want to study the specific
processes that are in the body, we use biological models. All scientist
work with models that simplify the process that we want to study; therefore,
as the step one in our research, we used such a biological model. You
can see this on the picture. This was the model that we used to study
the spread of cancer cells, the invasion of cancer cells through extracellular
These are biological vials; what is characteristics that you can see
here? That these vials have a partition in the middle, that looks like
a grid, and this partition is made of connective tissue -- the same tissue
that surrounds cancer cells in our bodies, made of collagen, other proteins
We placed an identical number of cancer cells in the upper portions of
these vials. Cancer cells were suspended in the medium that resembles
original natural surrounding of the cells in our body; so these mediums
contained growth factors, amino acids, sugars, nutrients, everything that
cells need to grow and they have available in our bodies.
What was the difference between these two vials? It was only one difference,
in the vial on the left hand side, the cells were suspended in the medium,
which did not contain an amino acid lysine, while the cancer cells suspended
in the top portion of the vial on the right contained lysine; so by this
design, we were able to check the effect of only one nutrient, which is
lysine, on the spread of cancer cells. Also, on the ability of the cancer
cells to secrete enzymes that helps them to break through this connective
tissue barrier and move to the other portion of the vial. We left these
cells for twenty-four hours and then the next day we counted how many
cells were able to secrete collagen-digesting enzymes and break through
the connective tissue barrier, connective tissue membrane.
In here you see the results. In our experiments, we tested three types
of cancer cells: breast cancer, colon cancer, and skin cancer. So what
you can immediately see is that lysine happens to be very effective in
stopping the spread of melanoma cells.
As you see on this picture, about nine out of ten cancer cells were stopped.
They could not penetrate the connective tissue membrane. However, the
lysine was not as much effective for other types of cancer cells; for
breast cancer and colon cancer. We knew that we can increase this inhibitory
effect by adding more lysine, so we tested this. If we added more lysine,
the inhibition of cancer spread was more pronounced, but we did not want
to use high quantities of one nutrient, so therefore, we tested whether
we can develop nutrient synergy by which we can achieve the same effect
like with one nutrient.
So we took breast cancer cells, the cells that were most resistant to
lysine, and we added two other nutrients such as vitamin C and proline.The
inhibition of cancer spread increased, so it looks that only four out
of ten cells were able to digest connective tissue.
However, we added another substance, EGCG, which stands for this complicated
name Epigallocatechin Gallate. This is a polyphenol fraction from green
tea.What happened? All breast cancer cells stayed in one portion of the
vial and they lost the ability to secrete enzymes that digest and destroy
connective tissue. The spread of breast cancer cells was stopped.
Therefore, we tested whether the other cancers respond the same way.
In addition to breast cancer cells, also the invasion of melanoma, fibrosarcoma,
liver cancer, prostate cancer, colon cancer were inhibited, not by drugs,
but the combination of nutrients, amino acids, vitamin C, polyphenols
from green tea, and other natural substances.
I would like to turn your attention to another aspect, important especially
for people who have been using alternative approaches; that alternative
approaches often use mega doses of nutrients. And therefore, consider
a green tea, it has been know that green tea has an anti-cancerogenic
effect. In fact two days ago, the US department of Agriculture issued
the statement that green tea is beneficial in preventing cancer and other
So we tested the effect of just EGCG (green tea fraction) on the inhibition
of the spread of cancer cells, and we were successful. We were able to
obtain complete inhibition of cancer cells spread, but look how much you
would have to use to achieve that -- one hundred forty cups of green tea.
It’s amazing, per day, yes, its toxic. But what we know is that
nutrients work in teams, we develop synergy and then we are more effective.
And therefore, we tried to develop such a nutrient synergy. We looked
for the best combination to achieve 100% cancer spread inhibition but
not using mega doses of nutrients. When we combined other nutrients, such
as amino acids, trace elements then the amount of EGCG that was working
in this team was rather small, equivalent to about 6 cups of green tea.
But it is important that you have to use this green tea extract together
with other nutrients. So nutrient synergy means using nutrients in smaller
doses which is more effective in achieving complete effect, which is a
complete inhibition of cancer cells spread in the body. We were able to
put cancer cells in prisons behind the walls.
What was the second aim? It was to find whether there are nutrients or
nutrient combinations that are effective in selective elimination, killing
cancer cells, but preserving healthy cells. Just something’s different
than this pattern of chemotherapy and radiation. Therefore we tested various
nutrients combinations and we tested individual nutrients, such as ascorbic
palmitate, which is a fat-soluble form of vitamin C. We were able to obtain
significant inhibitory effect on the growth of melanoma and breast cancer
cells and liver cancer. We achieved this with nutrients, natural substances.
At the same time normal cells were not affected. They stayed healthy.
Somebody asked whether this is just in vitro study? The first part I
presented, they were with invitro studies. But these studies were done
with nutrients, substances that are available now, we don’t need
to wait until they are developed and new formulations are done, they are
And therefore, many people took advantage of these research findings
and their potential health benefits. For example Mr. Pilniok, who Dr.
Rath presented to you, he had lung cancer and after seven months his cancer
was completely healed, eliminated.
We have more testimonials from people who took advantage of this finding,
Mr. Preats who was diagnosed with testicular cancer, underwent surgery,
then his physician advised him to use chemo therapy, but Mr Preetz said
“ no, I will try something else” and you can see he made a
good decision. You can see that one of the two cancer markers decreased
from 169 to almost 9, after three months of following this program. Another
cancer marker was completely reduced, also, his lymph nodes started to
decrease, the size of lymph nodes started to decrease after 3 months only,
showing that the immune system was not overloaded.
More encouraging results: Prostate cancer is a very frequent cancer in
men. You can see the PSA value, a prostate cancer marker that in this
patient decreased from May to August, already in 3 months from the value
almost 60 to 1. A very significant result with a natural program.
More advanced types of cancer. We had people who used natural approaches
in cancer that already metastasized. Here you even have an example of
breast cancer that spread already to the bone and you can follow the change
in cancer markers. A marker indicating breast cancer : about 50% decrease
in one month, some people say unbelievable, but this is the result. Bone
degradation marker also decreased after three months. So this approach
is effective also in more advanced cancers.
We have several clinical studies currently running in various types of
cancers, our protocols were approved by IRB Commissions that are controlled
by the FDA and the National Institute of Health and any study that is
being conducted in the hospital or in the clinic has to be approved by
IRB Commissions composed of physicians, scientists, psychologists and
others to make sure that study protocols fulfill all the scientific, medical,
and ethical criteria.
We have our cancer study protocols approved. If you have a doctor that
is interested in doing studies with us, please contact us, we can provide
protocols and cooperate with them.
And here is just to confirm that we have reports of positive results
with cellular health approaches in various types of cancers. Esophagus
cancer, with complete healing of the cancer, in ovarian, colon and in
many other cancers, why? This is not a miracle. This approach works because
we tackle the same mechanism, which all types of cancers cells use to
spread. You may ask, are these nutrients safe? And here we tested the
effects of this nutrients combination in a dose that is five times higher
than a recommended dose. We tested the effects of these nutrients for
the signs of liver damage, heart and kidney damage. As you can see, there
is no damage, there is even improvement in these markers, which also is
not surprising because these nutrients also work in enhancing, optimizing
the function of cells and tissues in the body.
I would like to summarize quickly why this cellular health approach works.
First of all, we target, the critical process for cancer, which is metastasis.
90% of deaths are due to spread of cancer, not to primary tumors. Then
we tackle the mechanism, which is universal for all types of cancer. Cancer
spreads through the body using this matrix-digesting mechanism. Then we
use multiple approaches; we don’t target one single process. Nutrients
work simultaneously on various biochemical processes in the body. And
therefore, if we attack cancer cells from different angles through different
processes they use to expand in the body, this is where we can be most
successful, and we are. Also, we are using nutrients, which have “side
effects” in the term that they support many positive body functions.
They optimize functions in the body to enhance health, they enhance function
of your immune system and of course, nutrients don’t have side effects.
I would like to present our research team. We have physicians, Ph.Ds,
nutritionists, working with us and we will be providing more research
data in the future.
You have to understand that the things we are presenting do not come
by themselves. The twelve years spent battling those interest groups is
one of suppression. It takes its toll, so I’m grateful to have a
confidante and co-combatant in this battle, Dr. Niedzwiecki. She started
her scientific career in the U.S. not far from here at the Rockefeller
University, working with a Nobel Laureate, Professor Edelman, and then
on the other side of the U.S. in California, with Linus Pauling, another
Nobel Laureate. So what you hear is not just some faith, it is reality
and some people ask me, “Dr. Rath, how does it come that you are
still able to speak openly? How does it come that you are not somewhere
else, because they contained you, like many other alternative health people
too?” It’s difficult to combat the truth. What do you think
where I would be if I told you sweet little lies? Certainly not here.
The other side would have shut us up long ago.
The next part will briefly bring you through some other diseases that
we have solved over the past years, actually that we focused on, cardiovascular
disease, and because I know that you know people with these health conditions
that we will go through. Cellular Medicine, the understanding that diseases
develop at the level of cells, is the scientific basis to eradicate today’s
most common diseases. Let’s say it’s a health problem. Say
it’s a heart problem, angina. You go to a doctor called a cardiologist.
There’s the gastroenterologist, the orthopedist, the neurologist,
pulmonologist, and so forth. For every office, every organ there’s
a specialty doctor. While that is interesting, it does not reflect the
scientific basis of health and disease, because that is determined at
the level of small units of our bodies, the cells. If they’re healthy
– no disease: if they fail, disease develops and this is how it
happens. Here is one cell. First of all it starts to malfunction, then
it becomes sick and only then, if many of these cells become sick we will
develop a disease in an organ. So heart disease doesn’t start in
the heart, it starts in the muscle cells of the heart. Brain disease,
liver disease, don’t start in the organ, it starts at the cellular
Long-term vitamin deficiency, more precisely vitamins, minerals and micronutrients
that are needed to keep the cells healthy here, is the most frequent underlying
cause of chronic diseases. The mitochondria are like burners. They burn
things and this is the biological fuel that they need: vitamins, amino
acids, trace elements and minerals. Every cell in our body requires the
same fuel and the diseases start at the level of cells, the most frequent
diseases are the ones where the most fuel is burned. The heart has the
most workload to do in our body.
You need to understand things at the cellular level, so in summary, cardiovascular
disease starts at the level of the cells that make up the wall of the
artery. If these cells are fed with the right fuel, these cracks and crevices
do not develop. If you don’t feed them, the same things happen as
with the sailors. The artery walls become impaired, weakened and cracks
and crevices develop, so heart disease is nothing but an early form of
scurvy, the sailor’s disease.
I take some pride in disarming my cardiologist colleagues. They are all
on a trip that cholesterol is the main cause of heart disease. I say to
them, “Well, it takes me thirty seconds to disprove you.”
They say cholesterol damages the blood vessel wall, thereby leading to
the thickening and ultimately to the plaque that causes heart attacks
and strokes. I say, “If the water quality in a pipeline is bad,
that is, cholesterol damaging the wall, the entire pipeline fails. The
damage must occur everywhere. In a 60,000-mile long pipeline in my body,
I would get infarctions in the nose, in the elbow, in the kneecap, ears,
but in 95 percent I get only infarctions of the heart, so cholesterol
is not and never will be the main cause of heart disease. For cholesterol
to become a problem, the first thing that must happen is for these cracks
and crevices to develop, and then cholesterol enters it. So if you keep
your arteries stable, there is no chance for these deposits to develop.
And they aren’t going to wonder and say, “I can’t explain
to you why heart disease is so frequent and why we get heart attacks,
and not ear attacks.”
What sets the heart apart from all other organs? It moves. If the arteries
of the heart ride on top of the heart, with every heartbeat they are squeezed
flat. It’s like me stepping on a garden hose a hundred thousand
times a day and say, “Let’s see what happens.” If the
garden hose is old, it’s brittle; that’s where the deposits
develop. If it’s new, elastic, intact, if I have enough vitamins
in my blood vessel walls, they’re elastic and nothing happens. Suddenly,
we understand why we get heart disease and not nose disease.
On July 2, 1992, Linus Pauling, two time Nobel Laureate and I stood in
the Mark Hopkins Hotel in San Francisco telling the world and I am reading
this in the hand writing of Linus Pauling – “The goal of eliminating
heart disease as the major cause of death and disability is now in sight.”
In a press conference, we were shouting it out to the world that Heart
disease can be eradicated. Who blocked it? It is those who have identified
cardiovascular disease as the number one source of income and cancer as
the number two source of income. So we went on.
Despite that blockade, we proved it. Ultrafast Computed Tomography, patients
with existing heart conditions. This is an x-ray of such a patient. You
look from the bottom into the heart. This is the coronary artery. The
white spot is the deposit in the coronary artery. Patients before and
after one year on Cellular Health formulas; there is no bypass surgery
involved. There is no angioplasty involved. It’s feeding the cells
of these artery walls with the right nutrients so they can activate the
self-healing therapy that produces enough stability molecules to heal
the blood vessel wall. What’s the deposit of cholesterol in the
blood vessel wall? A plaster cast for a weakened artery wall. The wall
gets weak, so it needs to be repaired. Cholesterol gets in as a repair.
This is too long a deficiency, too long weakness. This repair over shoots
and that’s what we call plaque. Another semester of medical school,
here we go.
So natural healing of arteries instead of bypass surgery. You know what,
your children and grandchildren will look back to you in the twentieth
century and say grandma, grandpa, what did you tolerate? They were operating
a bypass on your heart and they were telling you what they were doing
- a bypass. What does it mean? They were bypassing the problem. As of
today we know that the future of medicine is cellular health, the understanding
how feeding the cells that make up the blood vessel walls will stimulate
the self-healing processes in the cells enabling natural stability and
making the deposits there redundant.
Next disease: High blood pressure. About two hundred million people worldwide
suffer from high blood pressure. The epidemic is expanding, which means,
we don’t know where it comes from. Yet the answer to that is very
simple. If the walls of arteries are vitamin deficient, not only do they
develop cracks and crevices, also the diameter of these blood vessels
narrows because the little muscle cells that make up the artery wall get
a spasm. Now what happens to a pipeline that gets narrow with pressure
inside? It rises; a plumber knows that, another semester of medicine.
And of course we have done the clinical studies for that. This was a study
with patients with high blood pressure. It seems to be little -- this
of course has to be a 200, 180, 160, 140 -- this is the one I am missing
here. The bottom line is the systolic blood pressure went down by 20%
and the diastolic blood pressure went down by 20% in 16 weeks, that is
four months. No side effects. So it’s very real when we say ‘health
for all by year 2020’ - understanding what the cells in your body
Another disease that just has found its cellular solution is heart failure
- one of the most dramatic diseases. If you are diagnosed with heart failure
today, your chances for being around in five years are 50%. What happened
to the other 50%? Well they are gone. There are the patients with edema,
shortness of breath. The heart pumps, the muscle cells need bio-energy.
Do they get it? They pump normally, and if they don’t get it, weak
pumping heart symptoms. What does conventional medicine do with heart
failure? They bring those people to a heart transplant operation, because
they do not accept the fact that it can be so simple. We’ll see
that in a minute. We have proven that this deficiency of vitamins, minerals,
amino acids, the cell factors, the cell bio-energy molecules that you
have heard about are the true cause of this disease by testing it in patients
with heart failure.
In 80% of the cases, these patients who could not work any more, could
go back to work and lead a half way normal life. 80% of the cases for
a disease that otherwise is ‘treated’ by heart transplant,
most of the heart transplants done in New York City in U.S. and Europe
are with patients of heart failure. Yet, we know the cause of heart failure
is not that the heart is damaged or foul or we don’t know where
it comes from. But because the muscle cells that make up the wall of the
heart here lack the fuel to do their job.
I’ve summarized this semester of medicine in this little comic.
It is like driving your car up to the gasoline station with your last
drop of gasoline. And the other guy is please fill up my tank here is
empty. The guy at the gas station who runs it, he has a white coat and
a little stethoscope hanging out here. He tells you, you are filling up
the gas tank, and you could better exchange the motor. How absurd conventional
medicine is. And you know what, the truth is so simple that I can pull
you through four semesters or five semesters in medicine in two hours.
Now we need to address the most important aspect: The Pharmaceutical
"Business with Disease". These are the interest groups that
block you from leading a healthy life and for that matter million of other
people. Not because they are bad, but because the principle is wrong.
Number one, the pharmaceutical industry is an investment in the street
based on patents not on health. Secondly, the pharmaceutical industry
is the most profitable of all industries that’s topping margins
seen nowhere else of up to 1000% percent. Valium, the tranquilizer, has
a mark-up of 1100%.
The marketplace of the pharmaceutical industry is your body, but only
as long as it was sick. So, prevention of diseases, root cause treatment
of diseases is bad for business. And worse of all, it’s the eradication
of diseases based on new scientific knowledge. You have to understand
that the medicine industry among us thrives on the "business with
disease". Whole industries, whole sectors of our society are financed
by this industry, by your disease. Media, medicine, politics, we’ll
be seeing that there’s hardly any government these days that hasn’t
been brought into office, at least with the support of this industry.
I’ve mentioned the fact that this industry is based on patents.
The precondition for a patent is that the molecule invented is new. So,
the pharmaceutical industry is based on finding new molecules that the
body doesn’t know. If the body doesn’t know a molecule, it
needs to detoxify it. And suddenly, you understand why most of pharmaceuticals
are actually toxic for our body and suddenly we understand, the amazing
fact. That the fourth leading cause of death in America is the side affects,
the deadly side effects of pharmaceuticals -- only surpassed by people
dying from heart attack, stroke and cancer.
So the very industry that is here to tell you, "We are providing
your health," is causing an epidemic. That’s the form leading
cause of death. And this is not dr. Rath saying it. This is American Medical
Association Journal, April 15, 1998. One hundred and six thousand Americans
die each year from the deadly side effects of prescription drugs -- a
statement by the American Medical Association. Many prescription drugs
cause cancer for the reasons I just explained. Take estrogen; remember
that ovary cell that wants to leave the ovary? What’s the trigger
for that? Estrogen? But only one momentary peak - and this peak is sufficient
to trigger the production of collagen-digesting enzymes that destroy collagen.
And here are the doctors giving millions of women estrogen, forever.
What do they do to the cells? They stimulate production of collagen-digesting
enzymes, forever. And suddenly we understand why one out of three women
taking estrogen, develops breast cancer. You understand that. And now
we understand why everybody is amazed that the studies they are doing
on hormone replacement therapy show that the overall health risk of hormone
replacement exceeds the benefit. But 73 million prescription every year.
And industry that causes epidemics take cholesterol-lowering drugs.
In January 1996, the American medical association came out with a warning,
all lipid-lowering drugs, cholesterol-lowering drugs, on the market are
carcinogenic. What does it mean that word, carcinogenic? They cause cancer.
And yet they are still like chewing them. It’s like printing money.
You need to lower the recommendations of cholesterol in the bloodstream
from which the doctors need to prescribe your drug. So what do you do?
You buy the doctors who make the opinion. So, should we be surprised that
on May 16, 2001, 23 million Americans were suddenly from one day to the
next becoming cholesterol sick. Because the expert panel, paid by the
pharmaceutical industry producing cholesterol-lowering drugs, has just
lowered the levels of what is healthy and what is sick with a strike of
You remember that there is no connection between cholesterol and heart
disease. The Cholesterol-lowering drug business is a biggest marketing
fraud of all times. This fraud scheme is probably only surpassed by the
"indulgence sales" in the medieval times. If you put quarters
up for the money made by the pharma-manufacture of cholesterol-lowering
drugs every year. You surround the equator three times.
The business must blossom until August 2001, that’s when card house,
the Babylonian Tower of the Pharma Cartel started to collapse. 56 people
had died from taking Bayer, cholesterol-lowering drug. I was in Europe
at that time. Europe was on fire, literally. There was no doctor’s
office where the patient doesn’t come in and say, you doctor, should
have told me that. And the doctors said, "Well, I don’t know.
Bayer didn’t tell us that". 52 deaths from Lipobay/Baycol.
6 million patients, who had been taking this stuff, were in fear. There
was a time bomb ticking in their body.
Class action lawsuits by patients against Bayer, criminal complaints
against the entire executive board of Bayer, Bayer shareholders loose
billions of dollars because the share price dropped like a stone. And
more significantly, and you need to understand that, there was a domino
effect. Suddenly within a few days, patients taking calcium antagonists,
ACE inhibitors, beta blockers and what not were studying to look at the
side effects of the singular filling law-suites against other pharmaceutical
By the beginning of September 2001, there was no large drug manufacturer
that didn’t have a law-suit on side effects of drugs. In early September
2001, the tower of Babel of the pharmaceutical business was moments from
collapsing. The pharma investors knew that the long term losses would
be hundreds of trillions of dollars - not billions - trillions. Because
it’s suddenly known, that the pharmaceutical business is largely
a fraud business, creating illusions.
80% of the pharmaceutical drugs sold in America have no proven efficacy,
80%. That just takes away the illusion that you have heart disease by
taking away the pain for angina. They cannot take away the root cause.
Because it’s bad for business. So the only way they can do that
is by giving you the illusion, by treating the symptom while keeping the
disease alive. So it is a cardhouse and that cart house is about to collapse.
The pharmaceutical business is largely based on deception and allowing
this fraud to become public in September 2001, would inevitably have caused
the vanishing of the entire industry.
Who would take deceptive products any longer? At the beginning of September
2001, the executives of pharmaceutical companies and their political puppets
were shaking in their boots. They knew that a global creditability crisis
of the pharmaceutical industry would inevitably result, threatening to
become a political crises. Which government in the Us and Europe did not
get into power without the help of the pharmaceutical and petrochemical
interest? Certainly not my government in Germany, certainly nor yours
in the US.
For more than half a century, Germany had been the largest export nation
of pharmaceutical products in the world. Since about a hundred years,
all governments are brought, at least in parts, into position with the
support of these industries. Today the US is the largest drug export nation
closely followed by Great Britain.
But then came September 11. Today, I am speaking in New York. I was thinking
carefully about everything I am going to say now. But it has to be said:
The pharmaceutical cartel abused September 11 to regain control over the
global "business with disease". They took advantage of an inkstand
media black out. And they moved forward behind the cover of this tragedy
to regain control. On September 26, 2001, two weeks after September 11
at the first meeting of European cabinet, called European commission.
It passes a European wide law intended to ban natural health therapies
for 280 million Europeans. The media were focusing on the tragedy in New
York. No one could take notice of that.
Their political lobbyists acted swiftly. Take Fritz Bolkestein, responsible
cabinet member of the European Union Commission (cabinet) for economics.
His second job: Board member of the pharmaceutical giant, Merck, Sharp
and Dohme. We have to understand that the pharmaceutical industry is such
a powerful industry that they just placed their lobbyists in the highest
political offices. Nothing happens for coincidence. Since September 11,
there are three different legislations European-wide that have been brought
on the way with the aim to ban natural health therapies.
In the US, the FDA and FTC seek to reverse the 1994 natural health freedom
act also called the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act. That
allows the things that you heard tonight, natural health therapies, to
be said and spread and disseminated freely. Where are the laws, I am asking,
protecting us against the epidemic from drug side-effects? What a hypocrisy.
There is an epidemic caused by pharmaceutical drugs, but no one seems
to care. No one tries to protect us from those side effects. But the things
that are real answers that you heard tonight are banned, in the shadow
of one of the greatest tragedies that hit this planet here in New York
Everything changed of course in wake of September 11. No one asked about
the deadly Bayer’s drug anymore. Did you hear about them any more?
The cross sectional law-suites against drug crimes for selling deadly
drugs were out of the media focus. No one confronted politicians supporting
this business with disease. The civil rights were curtailed and can be
abused for any purpose. Any purpose, including the one that I am going
to show you now. Criminalizing natural health, you are going to say what
is that. On the pressure of pharmaceutical industry, European legislation
is seeking to criminalize, make it a criminal offense to disseminate preventative
and therapeutic benefits of natural therapies that are not patentable.
You say, "Well, that’s Europe." Well there is a global
ban on natural health therapies currently prepared by using the united
nations Codex Alimentarius Commission. This unethical legislation threatens
natural health freedom in all member countries of the United Nations,
including the United States of America. They meet November 4 –8
On May 4, 2002 I had given another talk here in New York City in the
Town Hall on this very same subject. And I informed people here at this
lecture, about the connection between the pending collapse of The Pharmaceutical
"Business with Disease" and the terrible events of September
11. Five days later, on May 9, the US government admits, that the White
House had received information about September 11 - in advance. The FBI
chief had to admit that September 11 could have been prevented. And just
a week ago a congressional investigation about September 11 said there
were reports signs warning before 9/11. The FBI's New York office took
no action on the information. This was a CNN report, public knowledge,
Another staggering puzzle: Boston Globe, yesterday, president O.K.s for
9/11 search followed families lobbying. For more than a year the families
of the victims of the World Trade Center attacks had to lobby to start
an investigation. Doesn’t that ring a bell? Wouldn’t it be
known for any government to say, "Of course, we would be the first
to investigate this." And today’s New York Times, it really
can’t get any more scary. The U.S. gave secrets to terror suspects.
48 classified FBI reports in the hands of Zacarias Moussaoui. The files
were retrieved during searches in his jail cell in summer. What else is
to come until we all wake up?
I’ve shown you the representatives of the pharmaceutical cartel
in Europe. Here is another one: Donald Rumsfeld, US Secretary of Defense
was previously the CEO of Pharmaceutical multinational Searle. The Pharma-Cartel
put their own man in charge to determine who long the bombs fall on Irak
and other countries.
I am asking the question, "Will the Iraq crises focus media attention
until natural health has banned world wide, and the drug companies have
regained control?" You know we are in a race. Either the things you
heard today make it for all mankind. Or the Pharma-Cartel are able to
put a lid on that for anther 50 or 100 years.
I am from Germany and I hope I am representing a new Germany than I am
going to show you now. There is a lesson from history to be learned. On
Feb. 28, 1933, the German parliament the Reichstag burnt. The next day,
the very next day, the civil rights in Germany were abolished. There was
an act to protect the people in homeland implemented, the next day. Everything
was drawn. All democratic elections were suspended until 1945. Of course,
and I am saying very freely here, I am not comparing president Bush or
any of the government with Hitler like some European politician did foolishly.
But what I am asking you to look at are the interest groups that brought
them to power. This dictatorship is not only for military dictatorship
but also for economic power. So they are thinking globally. Telford Taylor,
the US chief prosecutor at the 1946 Nuremberg War Tribunal said: "Without
the IG Farben cartel, the Second World War would have not been possible.
If they were not brought to justice, they would do more harm to future
generations than anything Hitler could ever have done.”
Now who was IG Farben? Until 1945, IG Farben was the second largest petrochemical
and pharmaceutical complex in the world. The Nuremberg Tribunal has split
them up into Bayer, BASF and Hoechst (now Aventis). Take the tragedy of
Auschwitz. Auschwitz started as a forced labor camp for IG Auschwitz.
IG Auschwitz was a 100% daughter of IG Farben, that is Bayer, BASF, and
Hoechst. Now this is picture also displayed at the Holocaust museum in
Washington DC. The red circle here is the IG Farben industrial complex
in Auschwitz. The yellow circle is the extermination camp. The size of
the industrial plant is ten times the size of the concentration camp.
This is an interest group so powerful that they even hide these basic
historical facts for half a century from you. Or did you know about IG
Auschwitz? I thought about everyone of these pictures and I still decided
to show them. You need to understand one thing: These economic powers
are determined to sacrifice the lives of millions of people – for
I show this connection because I do not want you to say to me one day:
"You knew it – why didn’t you tell us?" Nobody should
say I didn’t know.
Here is the message that I am telling those interest groups that I’ve
just been talking about: No one can stop the eradication of cancer and
other diseases. On March 8, 2000 we placed a full-page announcement in
USA Today: “Breakthrough in Cancer Research.”
Our research proves that vitamin C, lysine, proline and specific extracts
from green tea can inhibit the spread of cancer cells. USA Today didn’t
want to publish it. Their legal department said, ”You? There are
55 thousand researchers working on that riddle.” The fact that they
had to publish it showed that we had proved everything that is written
We did it, because it has to be said to the world, once and for all.
USA Today is the largest newspaper in the world. It’s read not only
in the United States, but also all over the world. The politicians read
it, the pharmaceutical companies read it, the doctors read it, and above
all, the patients read it and so many of you saw it, too.
It followed that the San Francisco Chronicle on May 12, called it the
holy grail of medicine and said we now know that all forms of cancer spread
in the same way, just six or seven days after this announcement. Before
that, it was all different. Every form of cancer was a new market place.
There was news about breast cancer therapies, prostate cancer therapies,
and what not. This was published in a weekend edition – two pages
with illustrations resembling the illustrations from my book.
Most amazingly, three months later, on June 19, 2002, the American Medical
Association came out reversing a 20-year-old anti-vitamin policy. The
American Medical Association is now advising all Americans to take at
least one multivitamin pill each day. The reason for this: Scientists’
understanding of the benefits of vitamins has rapidly advanced, and it
now appears that people who get enough vitamins may be able to prevent
such common chronic illnesses as: Cancer, heart disease and osteoporosis.
After twenty years of blocking vitamins, only weeks after we really pushed
it in their faces?
You know, when the train is starting to run, there are always people
who hurry to be on the train because there may be a day when they need
to say to everyone, “We’ve been on that train all along.”
In May, the National Institutes of Health approached us for collaboration.
In June, the Royal College of Physicians in Great Britain urged the UK
to get educated in nutritional medicine. Suddenly, in July, the World
Health Organization, the largest medical organization in the world, launched
a worldwide campaign on fighting cancer. In August, French President Chirac
declared war on cancer. In September, the European Union launched a $400
million dollar program to fight cancer, and the Department of Agriculture,
USDA, said, "We may have to change our recommendations. People in
America need to drink green tea to prevent cancer."
While you may have read about some of these things you probably didn’t
know who triggered them. Now you know it. This list of events we triggered
with our research gives me the confidence to say there’s no way
that this can be stopped. It has gone too far – it has spread too
And you know who paid for that full–page announcement in USA Today?
The same people who paid for this room tonight. The same people. And that’s
another take-home message for you to think if you really want the disease
that many of you carry, and many of you know friends who carry it, if
you want that disease to disappear, only you can accomplish that.
I take you along into history. Imagine you could have helped James Lind
to eradicate scurvy. It took forty years after knowing that lemon juice
prevents sailors’ death until the British Admiralty implemented
that. We don’t have that time. People are dying from cancer now.
Imaging you could have helped to eradicate childbed fever. Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis
found that childbed fever was the result of doctors not washing their
hands when they left the pathology lab to go to the maternity ward. He
was dead when this knowledge was finally implemented, many thousands of
unnecessary deaths later. Imagine you could have helped Robert Croft to
fight cholera and tuberculosis based on newly discovered microorganisms.
And now, after what you have learned after this lecture, you can help
eradicate cancer and other common diseases and imagine that, once it’s
gone, it’s gone forever, not only for you, but also for the generations
of your children and your grandchildren. Imagine you can say, “I’ve
helped to do that.”
Cellular Health is the scientific basis to eradicate today’s most
common diseases and achieve Health for All by the Year 2020™. I am not
an illusionist. I know there will still be diseases around in 2020, but
I also know that heart disease, cancer, strokes, diabetes will be a fraction
of what they are today. But I also know that the knowledge about how to
tackle the rest of these diseases will have spread worldwide, and by the
same token, the Number Four cause of death, the deadly side effects of
pharmaceutical drugs will have disappeared because they are no longer
needed. I am challenging you: Who, if not you? When, if not now.
But it’s not enough to fight for a healthy world. It’s also
important to fight for peace. I have worked with one of the finest human
beings. Linus Pauling received a Nobel Prize not only for chemistry, but
also for peace, with his fight against nuclear testing.
In the spirit of people like him I am saying today here in New York City:
“Make health, not war.”
President Bush, declare war against cancer and other diseases, not against
the people in other countries.