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News & Comment – September 2015

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Fruit and vegetables aren't only good for a healthy body – they protect your mind too


Eating a Mediterranean diet or other healthy dietary pattern, comprising of fruit, vegetables, legumes, and nuts and low in processed meats, is associated with preventing the onset of depression, according to research published in the open access journal BMC Medicine. A large study of 15,093 people suggests depression could be linked with nutrient deficits.


As the scientific concept of Cellular Medicine describes, deficiencies of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and other micronutrients are the primary cause of today’s most common chronic diseases.

Based on this knowledge, Cellular Medicine defines an optimum daily intake of specific micronutrients as a basic preventative measure for maintaining health. The scientific principles underlying this approach should form the basis of a new global healthcare system.

Each and every day that its implementation is delayed, countless thousands of patients worldwide continue to suffer and die from preventable diseases that are not actually real “diseases” but simply the consequences of a long-term deficiency of essential micronutrients.

Permalink 28 September 2015

Read article at medicalxpress.com

Vitamin C 'as effective' as regular exercising for heart patients, overweight adults


Exercising is important for maintaining physical fitness and good health. However, a recent study conducted by the researchers at the University of Colorado, Boulder suggests that vitamin C supplements and daily physical exercise provide the same benefits in terms of blood circulation in overweight and obese people.


In April 2015, scientists at the Dr. Rath Research Institute in California 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. 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. To learn more about this study, read the official press release on our Foundation website.

To learn how heart attacks, strokes, high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol and many other cardiovascular conditions can be prevented naturally, without drugs, read Dr. Rath’s classic book, Why Animals Don’t Get Heart Attacks...But People Do!

Permalink 24 September 2015

Read article on the International Business Times website

Could Google Really Discover the Fountain of Youth?


Google's biotech subsidiary Calico could someday unleash a pipeline of drugs focused on factors that limit life span. But will it really conquer mortality? Don't hold your breath.


It has been clear for some time now that Google sees the fields of medicine, drug development, molecular biology and genetics as potential sources of multi-billion dollar profits. Significantly therefore, the team behind Calico, a biotech company established by Google and Arthur D. Levinson in 2013, have had long term links to the pharma industry.

Perhaps not surprisingly then, when digging beneath the hype behind Google’s new medical ventures one finds major parallels with the pharma industry’s business model. As such, rather than pinning their hopes and lives on multi-billion dollar drug and medical device-based “moonshot” projects that do not address the primary causes of diseases, patients would be better advised to take advantage of the existing science behind Cellular Medicine and other nutritional approaches.

Not only are these natural therapies already available, they are scientifically proven and have long been shown to be safe.

Permalink 23 September 2015

Read article at fool.com

Resveratrol impacts Alzheimer's disease biomarker


The largest nationwide clinical trial to study high-dose resveratrol long-term in people with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease found that a biomarker that declines when the disease progresses was stabilized in people who took the purified form of resveratrol.


Evidence is growing that Alzheimer’s disease can be controlled using natural approaches. For example, a recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition followed 168 elderly people and found that a combination of B vitamins and high levels of omega-3 fatty acids can prevent brain shrinkage, a hallmark of the devastating condition.

To learn more about the natural treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, visit the online library on the World Health Alphabetization website.

Permalink 22 September 2015

Read article at medicalxpress.com

Latvia, Greece win opt-out from Monsanto GM crop


Monsanto said it would abide by Latvia's and Greece's requests under a new EU opt-out law to be excluded from its application to grow a genetically modified (GM) crop across the European Union, but accused them of ignoring science. Under a law signed in March individual countries can seek exclusion from any approval request for GM cultivation across the EU.


Astonishingly, while the European Commission is responsible for approvals to grow GM crops in Europe, requests from countries wanting to opt-out from growing them also have to be submitted to the company making the application.

This fact provides still further proof, therefore, that Brussels EU laws are deliberately designed in the interests of those corporations that stand to directly benefit from them.

Permalink 8 September 2015

Read news report at reuters.com

Vitamin D may play key role in preventing macular degeneration


Vitamin D has been studied extensively in relation to bone health as well as cancer. Now, a team led by a researcher at the University at Buffalo has discovered that vitamin D may play a significant role in eye health, specifically in the possible prevention of age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, among women who are more genetically prone to developing the sight-damaging disease.


Research and clinical studies have shown that micronutrients such as the carotenoid zeaxanthin, alpha carotene, vitamins C and E, and zinc are beneficial in the control of macular degeneration.

To learn more, visit the online library on the World Health Alphabetization website.

Permalink 7 September 2015

Read news release on the University of Buffalo website (USA)

11 pharma firms in Romanian bribery probe


Romanian authorities are investigating 11 pharma companies under suspicion of bribing doctors to prescribe cancer drugs in the country.


As this news story reminds us, the pharmaceutical ‘business with disease’ is a fraud-ridden investment industry that is driven by the profits of its shareholders.

Improving human health is not its driving force. But with a chronic deficiency of vitamins, amino acids and other specific micronutrients now known to be the primary cause of today’s most common chronic diseases, pharmaceutical drugs are not – and will never be – a cure for cancer.

Instead, and as growing numbers of patients around the world now know, victory over cancer is possible using safe, effective, natural approaches. The sooner more of us are active in telling as many people as possible about this, the sooner deaths from cancer can become a thing of the past.

Permalink 3 September 2015

Read article at pharmatimes.com

US has five percent of world's population, but had 31 percent of its public mass shooters from 1966-2012


Despite having only about 5 percent of the world's population, the United States was the attack site for a disproportionate 31 percent of public mass shooters globally from 1966-2012, according to new research that will be presented at the 110th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA).


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. 

Significantly, therefore, a recent study published in the World Psychiatry journal found that painkillers and sedatives are associated with a significantly increased risk of committing homicide.

Permalink 2. September 2015

Read article at phys.org

Study of Holocaust survivors finds trauma passed on to children's genes


New finding is first example in humans of the theory of epigenetic inheritance: the idea that environmental factors can affect the genes of your children.


January 27th, 2015 was 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.

For a world of health, peace and social justice to become possible, we need to learn about and share the facts that have been denied to us. Otherwise we risk history repeating itself and our planet continuing to be controlled by the same corporate interests who bear the ultimate responsibility for WWII and the traumas of Auschwitz.

Image: By Runner1928 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Permalink 1 September 2015

Read article in the Guardian (UK)

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