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News & Comment – April 2016

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Prince 'overdosed on painkiller Percocet days before his death' and was given a 'save shot

NEWS

Prince overdosed on prescription painkillers days before his death, it has been reported. The Purple Rain singer was reportedly taking Percocet, a painkiller which contains acetaminophen and oxycodone, for a hip problem.

COMMENT

As with the deaths of music stars Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson before him, it seems possible that the untimely passing of Prince may turn out to provide yet another sad reminder of the life-threatening dangers of patented synthetic drugs.

With a recent Australian coroners court report having shown that pharma drugs are involved in more fatal overdoses than heroin, the fact is that deaths from pharmaceutical drug overdoses can ultimately only be prevented by replacing our existing disease-oriented healthcare system with one that makes safe natural preventive health approaches a human right.  If you see this as being as important as we do, contact us and let’s talk about how we can work together to save lives and create a new approach to healthcare in your country.

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Permalink 30 April 2016

Read article in the Daily Mirror (UK)

High prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency in large population of kids with type 1 diabetes

NEWS

During the past two decades, vitamin D status, defined as serum concentration of 25-hydroxyvitamin D, has emerged as a predictor of key clinical outcomes including bone health, glucose metabolism, cardiovascular health, immune health and survival. Now, a University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) team, including senior author Terri Lipman, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, the Miriam Stirl Endowed Term Professor of Nutrition, Professor of Nursing of Children and Assistant Dean for Community Engagement, has examined the association between 25-hydroxyvitamin D and diabetes control in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes.

COMMENT

As Dr. Rath’s Cellular Medicine approach has shown, a chronic deficiency of vitamins and other essential nutrients is the most frequent cause of cellular malfunction within the body and the primary cause of many chronic health conditions and susceptibility to various diseases. Hence, while type I diabetes is generally caused by a genetic defect that leads to an insufficient production of insulin in the pancreas, it is not altogether surprising that a high incidence of vitamin D deficiency exists among children with this condition.

Of particular note in this study is the fact that the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency was observed by the researchers in Caucasian children and adolescents who were of a healthy weight; a set of patients who previously were considered as being at low or no risk of having a lack of this micronutrient.

Researchers in India made a similar finding last year when they found that over 83 percent of people examined in a study were deficient in vitamin D. Given the general belief that low levels of vitamin D were uncommon in India due to the abundant amounts of sunshine in the country, the researchers saw this finding as being especially significant. While available in some foods, vitamin D is also produced endogenously in the human body when ultraviolet rays from sunlight strike the skin and trigger its synthesis.

With recent research showing supplements of vitamin D can lower blood pressure and improve exercise performance; slow down or reverse the development of prostate cancer; and help postmenopausal women increase muscle strength and reduce the risk of falls; we can clearly all benefit from ensuring an optimum supply to our bodies of this crucial micronutrient.

Permalink 29 April 2016

Read article at medicalxpress.com

Fast food may expose consumers to harmful chemicals called phthalates

NEWS

People who reported consuming more fast food in a national survey were exposed to higher levels of potentially harmful chemicals known as phthalates, according to a study published by researchers at Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) at the George Washington University.

COMMENT

A group of chemicals used to soften and increase the flexibility of plastic and vinyl, phthalates are used in hundreds of consumer products including food packaging and plastic wrap.

Significantly, therefore, it turns out that many of the chemicals present in our food supply are being produced by some of the very same pharmaceutical and chemical companies that want to ban safe non-patentable vitamin supplements and force GM foods onto our dinner plates. And, as is similarly the case with pharmaceutical drugs and GM seeds, the key reason why many of these chemicals exist is because they can be patented – and patents equal higher profits.

It is thus not difficult to imagine that the widespread proliferation of chemicals in foods may potentially be seen by manufacturers as having a dual financial benefit, in that it simultaneously increases the sales of patented drugs used to treat the diseases caused by their consumption. In this respect, a glance down the list of full members of the UK Chemical Industries Association, the organization that represents chemical and pharmaceutical companies in the UK, illustrates just how closely these two industries, and their biotech and petrochemical counterparts, are related.

Permalink 28 April 2016

Read article at bloomberg.com

World Class Journalist Spills the Beans, Admits Mainstream Media is Completely Fake

NEWS

Dr.Udo Ulfkotte went on public television stating that he was forced to publish the works of intelligence agents under his own name, also adding that noncompliance with these orders would result in him losing his job.

COMMENT

Dr. Ulfkotte’s open admission in 2014 that he lied and betrayed the public provides a reminder that, in today’s world, rather than simply believing all stories promoted by the mass media, it is important do one’s own research. Describing how, rather than telling the truth, journalists are bribed to manipulate people and produce propaganda, Ulfkotte revealed he was put under pressure to write pro-European and pro-American news stories.

In this respect, in the area of health it is certainly true that Big Media is not an ally in the campaign for vitamin freedom and that journalists are sometimes put under pressure to back anti-vitamin stories. In April 2008, for example, the British journalist and writer Rachel Johnson wrote an article entitled ‘Not so vital vitamins’ for the UK Sunday Times in which she cited a review on vitamins by Danish scientists; stated that vitamins are a waste of money; and claimed that taking them may shorten life expectancy.

Subsequently however, upon being presented with an article – citing research published in the International Journal of Cancer – showing that a researcher who claimed vitamins can speed up the development of cancer had essentially admitted she got it wrong, Johnson confessed she “knew there was something fishy” about the Danish scientists’ review but claimed she “was under pressure to back it” even though she “thought it was simply impossible to pin any of the outcomes on taking vitamins.”

The moral of this story? Don’t trust the mass media, think for yourself!

Permalink 27 April 2016

Read article on the Centre for Research on Globalization website

Pharmaceuticals in nearly 80pc of Victorian overdose deaths in 2015: coroner

NEWS

Doctors are calling for stricter monitoring of prescriptions after it was revealed pharmaceutical drugs played a role in nearly 80 per cent of overdose deaths in Victoria, Australia, last year.

COMMENT

In clinical practice, so dangerous has the pharmaceutical approach to medicine now become that orthodox doctors, hospitals and their treatments have been shown in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) to be the third leading cause of death in the United States, exceeded only by deaths from heart disease and cancer. Providing further evidence of just how large the problem now is, a JAMA study published in 1998 estimated that in 1994 around 2,216,000 hospitalised patients in the United States had suffered a serious adverse drug reaction (ADR) and that 106,000 suffered a fatal ADR.

Similarly, a recent study published in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society described how older people taking multiple pharmaceutical drugs face a significantly greater risk of frailty, disability and death. Providing further shocking evidence of the dangers of “polypharmacy”, the researchers found that each additional medication added to a patient’s regimen was associated with a 22% increased risk of going from a state of robust health to dying during the period of the study.

In sharp contrast to the dangers of drugs, natural health therapies are both free from side effects AND effective in controlling diseases. Through the Cellular Medicine approach, we already have the scientific means of preventing cardiovascular diseases, which kill 17.5 million people every year, and cancer, which kills 8.2 million. To any truly responsible government, a safe natural health approach that can save millions of lives – as well as simultaneously remove the need for dangerous drugs – should surely be worthy of serious consideration. Only time will determine whether our politicians are paying attention – or whether instead they are stakeholders of the pharmaceutical ‘business with disease’.

Permalink 27 April 2016

Read article on the ABC News website (Australia)

Beta-alanine supplements may allow middle aged people to exercise for longer

NEWS

Twenty-eight days of supplementation with 2.4 grams per day of beta-alanine was associated with longer workouts for middle aged men and women, and improvements in cognitive function, says new data from SUNY University at Buffalo.

COMMENT

Competitive athletes and sportspeople focus on increasing stamina, reducing muscle fatigue and injuries, and maximizing performance. While they recognize the role of macronutrients such as proteins, carbohydrates, fats, and other healthy food components, the importance of micronutrients is often neglected. In such situations an insufficient supply of micronutrients frequently leads to easy fatigue, muscle or bone injury, and other ailments such as arthritis. Scientifically-based micronutrient supplementation is therefore essential for anybody who takes strenuous exercise or plays competitive sport.

Some athletes take haphazard combinations of supplements that can create or aggravate nutrient imbalances. However, research carried out by scientists at the Dr. Rath Research Institute shows that specific micronutrients provide maximum support to the cells of the heart, blood vessels, muscles, bones, joints, and all other organs. In this respect, while the majority of supplements use random combinations of nutrients, our institute’s research has proven that its unique nutrient synergy approach works at the cellular level to optimize the body’s performance.

Permalink 23 April 2016

Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

'Cassie C' Says Cancer's Back After Court Forced Her Into Chemo

NEWS

A teenager who was forced by the courts to undergo chemotherapy for her cancer says a new mass has been found in her lungs.

COMMENT

Sadly, this young lady, Cassandra Callender, is only one of countless young people worldwide who have been forced to undergo state-sponsored child abuse in the form of chemotherapy. Despite being 17 years old at the time, Cassandra was literally strapped to a hospital bed in order that the toxic chemicals could be pumped into her body against her will.

More recently, the parents of Oshin Kiszko, a six-year-old boy from Perth, Australia, who is fighting a brain tumor, have been forced by a court to enroll their son in chemotherapy treatment. With the young boy’s mother stating that the legal enforcing of the dangerous drugs on her son “almost feels like Nazi Germany”, and a family friend reported as saying of her that she had made “an informed decision that there are better options available elsewhere”, it is clear that awareness of the dangers and ineffectiveness of chemotherapy is rapidly reaching all corners of the globe.

Ultimately, whatever the mass media may try to pretend, the fact is that parents who want to pursue safe and effective natural cancer treatment approaches for their children are on the side of truth. Ultimately, therefore, it is the scientific facts about cancer, not the pharmaceutical ‘business with disease’ or its stakeholders in the mass media, that will prevail in this battle.

Permalink 26 April 2016

Read Associated Press news report at nbcnews.com

Dutch voters now demanding referendum on TTIP

NEWS

Dutch voters want a referendum on the TransAtlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), throwing into doubt the future of the US-EU free trade deal, nine days after the country’s ‘no’ vote in a plebiscite on an EU-Ukraine association agreement.

COMMENT

A most promising development, this is democracy in action!

The TransAtlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), also known as the Transatlantic Free Trade Area (TAFTA), is being negotiated between the Obama Administration and unelected bureaucrats of the Brussels EU. A highly undemocratic trade deal that is being conducted in clandestine, the talks are taking place under heavy influence of the multibillion-dollar global pharmaceutical investment industry.

The mechanism through which Dutch citizens are demanding a referendum on the TTIP deal is the Advisory Referendum Act, a law passed in the Netherlands in 2015. Under the Act, legislation can be subjected to a referendum if more than 300,000 citizens demand it. When a referendum is held, if a piece of legislation is rejected by more than half of the votes cast, with a mandatory turnout of at least 30%, its entry into force must be suspended indefinitely.

Thus far over 100,000 Dutch citizens have already signed the petition demanding a referendum on the TTIP deal.

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Permalink 25 April 2016

Read article at euractiv.com

EU parliament votes to re-approve glyphosate despite ‘concerns about carcinogenicity’

NEWS

The European Parliament has backed a re-authorization of a pesticide believed to be carcinogenic for another 7 years, despite a widespread protest campaign calling for a full ban instead of a downsized “compromise” deal.

COMMENT

In a vivid illustration of just how toxic glyphosate is, even the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer has admitted that it is probably carcinogenic to humans. Clearly, therefore, by deciding to back the reauthorization of this dangerous pesticide, members of the so-called European Parliament have shown that their primary motivation is not acting in the best interests of their voters, but protecting the profits of the chemical industry.

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Permalink 25 April 2016

Read article at rt.com (Russia)

Low selenium levels increase prostate cancer risk: Study

NEWS

Low selenium levels could lead to a higher risk of prostate cancer, a study has concluded.

COMMENT

Prostate cancer is the leading cancer in men; one in every six will be diagnosed with it in their lifetime. In developed countries it is now the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths in men. Promisingly, however, natural approaches are opening up exciting new possibilities for treating this disease.

For example, researchers at the Dr. Rath Research Institute have studied the effects on prostate cancer of a specific combination of micronutrients that includes not only selenium but also vitamin C, green tea extract, and others. They found that dietary supplementation with this combination can decrease the growth of prostate tumors by almost a half. Crucially, the significant reduction of tumor mass was accompanied by a reduced ability to form blood vessels in tumors, consequently restricting the nutrient supply to cancer cells.

To learn more about the use of the micronutrient synergy approach in prostate cancer, read this edition of the Dr. Rath Research Institute’s fortnightly news page.

Permalink 23 April 2016

Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

Revealed: how Associated Press cooperated with the Nazis

NEWS

The Associated Press news agency entered a formal cooperation with the Hitler regime in the 1930s, supplying American newspapers with material directly produced and selected by the Nazi propaganda ministry, archive material unearthed by a German historian has revealed.

COMMENT

For anybody who believes the media is a reliable source of information and that it only ever prints the truth, this story should come as an important wakeup call. Far from being as independent as they would have us believe they are, large news agencies and media organizations have long maintained links with all manner of dubious governments and political dictatorships.

In the modern age, for example, we see evidence of media cooperation with the dictatorial Brussels EU through the fact that, for the most part, publishing stories about its Nazi roots is essentially a no-go area. Only rarely have national newspapers been independent enough to print the truth about this construct’s origins. Commendable exceptions include the New York Times in the United States, De Telegraaf in the Netherlands (translation here), and the National newspaper in Romania.

Viewed in this light, as interesting as it is, the archive material unearthed by this German historian essentially leaves a lot more unsaid than it actually tells us.

Permalink 21 April 2016

Read article in the Guardian (UK)

Vitamin D helps reduce childhood allergy rate

NEWS

In a study, published today in the internationally ranked journal Allergy, Associate Professor Cameron Grant from the University of Auckland (and pediatrician at Starship Children's Hospital), showed for the first time, that vitamin D supplements prevent allergy sensitization to house dust mites in children.

COMMENT

Contrary to what the pharmaceutical industry and its stakeholders in the mass media would have you believe, the answer to allergies isn’t drugs.

In this clinical trial of vitamin D supplements during pregnancy and infancy, the researchers found that when supplementation was started in the mother at 27 weeks gestation and then continued in her child until the child was six months old, it prevented sensitization of the child to house dust mites. Moreover, based upon a careful review of the records of the children’s visits to their family doctor, the researchers furthermore saw that vitamin D reduced the proportion of children making primary care visits which their family doctor thought were due to asthma. With asthma being one of the most common chronic diseases, affecting 7 million children in the United States alone, the fact that vitamin D can be of help in it is a useful finding.

Significantly, therefore, researchers at the Dr. Rath Research Institute have examined whether a specific combination of micronutrients can affect the response of the human bronchial smooth muscle cells to different allergic stimuli such as histamine, bacterial proteins and inflammatory chemicals. They observed that the micronutrient mixture significantly inhibited contraction of the smooth muscle cells in all cases. The individual nutrients (including vitamin C, lysine, proline, and others) each helped relax the smooth muscle cells. However, when combined their effect was greater than that of the individual components – thus demonstrating the superior effectiveness of the micronutrient synergy approach in controlling asthma.

To learn more about how the micronutrient synergy approach can help in asthma, read this edition of the Dr. Rath Research Institute’s fortnightly news page.

Permalink 21 April 2016

Read article on the University of Auckland website (New Zealand)

Study confirms link between diabetes drug and increased risk of bladder cancer

NEWS

The diabetes drug pioglitazone is associated with an increased risk of bladder cancer, finds a study published by The BMJ today. The findings suggest that the risk increases with increasing duration of use and dose.

COMMENT

The escalating global use of pharmaceutical drugs plays an important but little-known role in the continuation of the cancer epidemic. Due to their synthetic nature, the reality is that most of the drugs prescribed by doctors can exert toxic effects on the cells of the body.

According to US governmental records, a staggering 42% of pharmaceutical drugs taken by patients are potentially carcinogenic, i.e. they can cause cancer. In addition to micronutrient deficiencies – the primary cause of cancer – this fact helps to explain why, in many countries, the cancer epidemic continues to take the lives of one out four people. In all, a staggering 7.5 million patients worldwide now die from this disease each year.

But there are natural approaches to controlling cancer that are both safe and effective. Sadly, however, in many cases, neither patients nor their doctors are aware of them.

Don’t you think it’s time the people of the world were told the truth?

Permalink 20 April 2016

Read article at medicalxpress.com

Low levels of two components of vitamin D can help predict risk of heart attack

NEWS

Low levels of total vitamin D and bioavailable vitamin D can help predict a person's risk of major adverse cardiovascular events such as a heart attack, stroke, heart failure or death, according to a first-of-its-kind study from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City.

COMMENT

Predicting the risk of cardiovascular events – as this study attempts to do – is one thing, but preventing them from occurring depends upon a proper understanding of their true causes.

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 scientific discovery made by Dr. Matthias Rath in the early 1990s, its 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.

You can learn more about preventing cardiovascular diseases by reading Dr. Rath’s classic book, Why Animals Don’t Get Heart Attacks…But People Do!

Permalink 20 April 2016

Read article at medicalxpress.com

Time for South Africa’s Jacob Zuma to Step Down

NEWS

Cronyism, corruption and scandal have swirled around Jacob Zuma since before he became president of South Africa in May 2009, and the muck has only deepened since. On Thursday the country’s highest court ruled that he had violated the Constitution by refusing to pay back millions that the government spent improving his home.

COMMENT

It has taken some time but the world’s media has finally latched on to what we ourselves have been saying for years now.

Looking back only a quarter of a century, 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, under Jacob Zuma, Mandela’s dream of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities seems further away than ever.

Until such time as Zuma therefore stands down and is replaced by a president who truly places the interests of his citizens higher than those of himself and his corporate connections, corruption and fraud will continue to blight the fortunes of a country that, only twenty-five years ago, was filled with such hope and optimism for the future.

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Permalink 19 April 2016

Read editorial in the New York Times (USA)

Dashing Hopes, Study Shows a Cholesterol Drug Had No Effect on Heart Health

NEWS

It is a drug that reduces levels of LDL cholesterol, the dangerous kind, as much as statins do. And it more than doubles levels of HDL cholesterol, the good kind, which is linked to protection from heart disease. As a result, heart experts had high hopes for it as an alternative for the many patients who cannot or will not take statins.

COMMENT

The entire cholesterol drug business is built on fear – the fear that cholesterol supposedly causes heart attacks. However, contrary to what the drug industry would have you believe, cholesterol is a vital component of all cellular membranes, and is essential in the production of adrenal and sex hormones as well as in bile formation. It is also a precursor of vitamin D and is needed for optimum function of the brain and other organs.

As such, by simply focusing on cholesterol and not addressing the real cause of cardiovascular disease, it is hardly surprising that this drug had no beneficial effect.

To learn how heart disease is actually an early form of the vitamin C deficiency disease scurvy, read about the groundbreaking study published in April 2015 by scientists at the Dr. Rath Research Institute in California.

Permalink 19 April 2016

Read article in the New York Times (USA)

Backroom Brussels? Report calls for EU lobbying clampdown

NEWS

A transparency watchdog has called for legally-binding measures to tackle lobbying in the EU, following the release of its report that claimed permanent representations for member states were being left wide open to corporate pressure.

COMMENT

It is no exaggeration to say that corporate lobbying in the Brussels EU is completely out-of-control. As researchers from the Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation have discovered, a request for lists of all meetings held with lobbyists from 17 European countries in 2015 led to only 4 governments providing some or all of the information requested. This is clearly absurd and bears no relation to the scale of corporate lobbying that is actually taking place.

In reality, the Brussels EU is a corporate-led dictatorship. Its executive level, the so-called European Commission, is controlled by corporate interests. The so-called European Parliament, meanwhile, has no right for fully independent law making.

The Brussels EU has proven time and again that it is utterly incapable of reform. As such, its corporate lobbying problem will persist until such time as the construct is dismantled and replaced with a model in which true democracy, rather than corporate interests, comes first: A Europe for the People, by the People.

Permalink 18 April 2016

Read article at foodnavigator.com

Vitamin D 'heals damaged hearts'

NEWS

Vitamin D supplements may help people with diseased hearts, a study suggests. A trial on 163 heart failure patients found supplements of the vitamin, which is made in the skin when exposed to sunlight, improved their hearts' ability to pump blood around the body. The Leeds Teaching Hospitals team, who presented at a meeting of the American College of Cardiology, described the results as "stunning".

COMMENT

Tens of millions of people worldwide suffer from heart failure, which results in shortness of breath, edema and fatigue. The epidemic spread of this disease is largely due to the fact that, until now, its causes have been insufficiently, or not at all, understood. In some cases, heart failure is the result of a heart attack; in most cases, however, such as with cardiomyopathies, it develops without any prior cardiac event.

Dr. Rath’s Cellular Medicine approach provides a breakthrough in the understanding of the causes, prevention and adjunct treatment of heart failure. The primary cause of this health problem is a deficiency not just of any single vitamin, such as vitamin D, but of a variety of specific micronutrients that provide bioenergy to the millions of cells in the heart. These cells are responsible for the contraction of the heart muscle and for the optimum pumping of blood into the circulation. Deficiencies of micronutrients impair the pumping performance of the heart, resulting in shortness of breath, edema and fatigue.

To learn how heart failure can be eradicated naturally, download a copy of chapter 5 from Dr. Rath’s classic book, Why Animals Don’t Get Heart Attacks…But People Do!, and visit the Cellular Health section of our Foundation website.

Permalink 18 April 2016

Read article on the BBC News website (UK)

Dutch Referendum Could Cause Trouble for European Union

NEWS

A local, nonbinding referendum on a signed-and-sealed European trade deal might not normally make for high political drama. But if the Dutch say no on Wednesday to a two-year-old agreement between the European Union and Ukraine, the vote could cause major headaches for Brussels, the Dutch government and even the British one.

COMMENT

While, on the face of it, this referendum was supposedly about whether or not the Dutch people agreed to their national government signing a Brussels EU trade deal with Ukraine, in the minds of many voters it was never about this. Instead, the Dutch people – many of whom are aware of the construct’s Nazi roots – took the opportunity to signal their utter lack of support for its dictatorial style of government.

Meanwhile, with opposition to the Brussels EU growing across the entire European continent, on 23 June citizens of the UK will be voting in a referendum on their country’s actual membership of the construct. The choice at stake for the British people essentially concerns whether to submit to the increasing threats that are openly warning of “consequences” if they vote to leave, or whether to restore democracy and regain their country’s independence. Whatever they decide, one thing is already for sure in that the outcome of their referendum will ultimately affect the future of the British people for generations to come.

Permalink 17 April 2016

Read article in the New York Times (USA)

Parents of six-year-old Perth boy with malignant tumour ordered to enrol him in chemotherapy treatment

NEWS

The parents of a six-year-old boy with cancer have been ordered to enrol him in chemotherapy treatment after initially refusing to do so.

COMMENT

With Angela Kiszko, this young boy’s mother, stating that the enforcing of chemotherapy on her son “almost feels like Nazi Germany”, and a family friend reported as saying of her that she had made “an informed decision that there are better options available elsewhere,” it is clear that awareness of the facts about this brutally toxic treatment is reaching all corners of the globe.

The linking of chemotherapy with Nazi Germany is particularly apt. In deadly medical experiments conducted during WWII, the IG Farben companies Bayer and Hoechst forcibly tested their patented drugs on thousands of inmates of the Auschwitz concentration camp. Chemicals used in these tests went on to become the first generation of chemotherapy drugs, eventually making tens of billions of dollars a year for their manufacturers. To the managers of I.G. Farben, it didn’t matter that these substances had a high toxicity and risk of serious side effects, including death, as the Auschwitz concentration camp provided them with an almost endless supply of victims.

While today there are now natural options available for the control of cancer, legal and medical stakeholders of the pharma industry are doing everything possible to prevent people from accessing them. This case in Australia is but the latest example of this. Sadly, it is unlikely to be the last.

Permalink 16 April 2016

Read article at news.com.au (Australia)

Higher levels of vitamin D correspond to lower cancer risk, researchers say

NEWS

Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report that higher levels of vitamin D - specifically serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D - are associated with a correspondingly reduced risk of cancer.

COMMENT

As interesting as this study is, the fact remains that the very best results in natural approaches to preventing and controlling cancer are obtained not through the use of single vitamins but through the use of carefully targeted combinations of micronutrients acting in biological synergy.

Developed by researchers at the Dr. Rath Research Institute and termed the “micronutrient synergy approach“, the use of such combinations has proven effective in cancers of the cervix, bladder, kidney, ovaries, pancreas, breast, bone, prostate, colon and lung, as well as in non-melanoma skin cancers, leukemia, and others.

To learn more about the micronutrient synergy approach to cancer, read the groundbreaking ‘Victory Over Cancer’ book by Dr. Rath and Dr. Niedzwiecki.

Permalink 15 April 2016

Read article at medicalxpress.com

What will President Obama's cancer 'moonshot' achieve?

NEWS

In January, US President Barack Obama announced a "moonshot" for cancer. "Let's make America the country that cures cancer once and for all," he said in his last State of the Nation address.

COMMENT

Despite all the hype, Obama’s so-called cancer “moonshot” project is essentially only focusing on developing patented treatments involving pharmaceutical drugs and gene technologies.

As such, unless it instead examines natural approaches utilizing vitamins and other micronutrients, it will simply condemn millions more people to die from cancer and achieve nothing other than further increasing the trillion-dollar-a-year drug sales of the pharmaceutical “business with disease”. 

Permalink 15 April 2016

Read article on the BBC News website (UK)

Exciting results: Tufts/Harvard meta-analysis supports omega-3s for child brain development

NEWS

Supplements of omega-3s during pregnancy or infancy do improve child neurodevelopment, says a meta-analysis of 15 gold standard randomized controlled trials.

COMMENT

Remember this study next time you see a media story claiming there is no evidence that omega-3 supplements are of benefit to health. After analyzing an impressive total of 15 randomized controlled trials involving 2,525 children, the researchers’ conclusion was that omega-3 supplementation during either pregnancy OR infancy improves child neurodevelopment.

The publication of this research therefore joins a long line of recent trials showing that supplementary omega-3 fatty acids can enhance and protect our health. Among other things, studies have shown they can help treat major depression, reduce inflammation in chronic kidney disease, and stop the development of Alzheimer’s disease.

Clearly, therefore, with other research similarly demonstrating the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids in a wide range of additional diseases, any media journalist or medical authority who questions the health value of these important micronutrients does not serve YOUR health, but rather the interests of the trillion-dollar-a-year pharmaceutical 'business with disease'.

Permalink 13 April 2016

Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

Bush and Blair should be tried for war crimes

NEWS

As the number of civilian deaths in Iraq continues to grow steadily, so do the demands for the prosecution of those who led the United States and Britain to war: President George W. Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair.

COMMENT

Already tried and convicted in absentia by a court in Malaysia, pressure is increasing at the international level for Bush, Blair and their senior officials to face formal charges for the war in Iraq and the use of torture when interrogating prisoners.

With a recently leaked White House memo revealing that, one year before the invasion, Blair had already pledged Bush his full support for the war while still publicly claiming to be looking for a diplomatic solution, evidence is growing that the launching of the conflict was based on a mountain of deceitful propaganda and lies.

To read the Complaint we submitted to the International Criminal Court in 2003, in which we charged Bush, Blair and others with causing injury and death to millions of people through the ‘business with disease’, war crimes and other crimes against humanity, visit the Hague Complaint section of our website.

Permalink 13 April 2016

Read article on the Japan Times website

Pesticides: Economic nonsense?

NEWS

The cost of pesticides may far outweigh their benefits, according to the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), which has conducted a study on the external costs of these products.

COMMENT

To the clear benefit of their manufacturers, the traditional approach to the risk assessment of pesticides and other chemicals in our food supply has only taken the effects of each individual compound into account. Even at the global regulatory level, the reality is that no substantive consideration has been given by the Codex Alimentarius Commission to the fact that pesticides, artificial food additives and other synthetic chemicals are consumed not in isolation, but in tandem with each other. The cumulative long-term effect that the ingestion of multiple chemicals has been having on the health of consumers has thus been largely ignored.

Significantly, therefore, research from Denmark published in 2015 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.

Permalink 12 April 2016

Read article at euractiv.com

Belgian pharma executives may face trial over Mexican drug cartel trade

NEWS

Belgium's federal prosecutors are applying to have seven pharma executives put on trial on suspicion of supplying a key ingredient for making crystal meth to a Mexican drug cartel.

COMMENT

While the companies suspected of involvement in this case are predictably claiming they were unaware of the final destination of the ingredient concerned, email exchanges and telephone conversations reportedly contradict this. 

Without any doubt, therefore, if these shocking allegations are proven to be correct, the credibility of the fraudulent pharmaceutical ‘business with disease’ will have sunk to yet another new low.

Permalink 12 April 2016

Read news report at reuters.com

High serum omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid concentrations linked to lower risk of type 2 diabetes

NEWS

A new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows that high serum omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid concentrations are linked to a significantly reduced risk of type 2 diabetes. The findings were published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

COMMENT

Although a large number of studies and scientific reviews have been published supporting the use of natural approaches in controlling diabetes, as with this latest study using omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids these mostly concentrate on the use of single micronutrients. In contrast, Dr. Rath’s Cellular Medicine approach provides a revolutionary breakthrough in our understanding of the causes, prevention and adjunct treatment of this health problem.

As Dr. Rath has shown, the primary cause of adult onset diabetes is a long-term deficiency of certain specific micronutrients in the millions of cells in the pancreas (the organ that produces insulin); the liver and the blood vessel walls; as well as in other organs. In individuals with an inherited diabetic predisposition, micronutrient deficiencies can trigger a diabetic metabolism and the onset of adult diabetes. Conversely, an optimum intake of the correct micronutrients can help prevent the onset of the disease as well as correct existing diabetic conditions and their complications.

Permalink 4 April 2016

Read article at medicalxpress.com

Monsanto Losing Its Grip?

NEWS

Monsanto, the world’s largest seed manufacturer, is not having a good year. The company recently slashed its 2016 earnings forecast from the $5.10-$5.60 per share it had forecast in December to $4.40-$5.10, claiming that about 25-30 cents of the reduction was due to the stronger dollar. But judging by recent trends, a strong dollar could soon be the least of its concerns.

COMMENT

As this article describes, Monsanto is facing growing resistance across a number of its key markets. Significantly, however, the opposition is coming not only from farmers and consumers but also from governments in India, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, and more than half the countries in Europe.

So far as Monsanto is concerned, what makes genetically modified (GM) seeds such a highly attractive investment proposition is the fact that they can be patented. Unlike regular seeds, GM seeds are created in laboratories and do not exist in nature. Patents on these seeds, and the multi-billion dollar profits and market control that may result from them, act as powerful incentives for biotech manufacturers such as Monsanto to find ways of forcing GM foods onto our dinner plates, regardless of any possible dangers to our health.

But with even the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine having recently published a perspective arguing that that the time has come to thoroughly reconsider all aspects of the safety of plant biotechnology, the outlook for Monsanto is looking increasingly bad. And that’s good news for all of us.

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Permalink 3 April 2016

Read article at wolfstreet.com

Healthy tears: Vitamin C may protect against cataracts

NEWS

Increasing vitamin C intake may have a protective effect against the progression of cataracts, a British study has revealed.

COMMENT

As important as this study is, the reality is that researchers have been aware of a relation between vitamin C and cataracts since at least 1938. Putting this historical fact into perspective, only one year earlier Albert Szent-Gyorgyi had won the 1937 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of vitamin C.

But with almost 80 years having since passed, and our doctors still not being taught in medical schools about the benefits of vitamin C and other micronutrients for healthy eyes, we have to understand that the failure to implement this research into our healthcare systems has been entirely deliberate.

Over the past century, in order to protect its patented drug business against the threat from non-patentable natural therapies, the pharmaceutical industry has knowingly withheld crucial health information from millions of people. At the same time, safe and effective vitamin-based health approaches that could have improved the lives of patients worldwide have been intentionally discredited by pharma stakeholders in the media. Even the distribution of truthful information about such therapies has been restricted by law.

Until such time as our medical schools are reformed to take account of the latest research in nutrition and Cellular Medicine, the responsibility for spreading natural health education amongst both patients and health professionals alike lies with us, the people. In this situation, the creation of a new healthcare system based on natural preventive approaches will ultimately be determined by each and every one of us and the extent to which we are all prepared to take responsibility for sharing the facts with others.

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Permalink 2 April 2016

Read article at nutraingredients.com

Jacob Zuma Denies Letting Gupta Family Pick South Africa’s Ministers

NEWS

President Jacob G. Zuma of South Africa, reeling from new allegations of corruption and growing criticism from inside his own party, on Thursday denied accusations that a wealthy family with close links to his own had influenced his appointment of ministers.

COMMENT

A particular feature of Zuma’s South Africa has been his close relationships with multibillion dollar business interests. Grilled in the South African parliament in 2013 about his relationship with the Gupta family and their direct contact with members of his cabinet, and with tales of cosiness between his ANC political party and big business becoming increasingly commonplace, Zuma brazenly brushed off the idea that there was anything wrong with this. Disingenuously stating that his cabinet has an “open-door” policy, he opined that “any member of the public within South Africa and beyond our borders is free to contact members of my cabinet, the executive or the public service directly."

Significantly, therefore, back in 2003, six years before he assumed the South African presidency, Zuma was one of the accused named by us in the Complaint Against Genocide and Other Crimes Against Humanity we submitted to the ICC. His statements that “nutrition is not a substitute for appropriate HIV and Aids treatment” clearly demonstrated to us that he fully intended to ignore the scientific evidence that micronutrients can reverse the course of AIDS.

In the years that have followed, not only have we been proven right about Zuma, the scientific evidence that we were right about the power of vitamins against HIV and AIDS has continued to mount. Unfortunately, therefore, until such time as Zuma is replaced by a president who truly places the interests of his citizens higher than those of himself and his corporate connections, not only will the people of South Africa continue to suffer and die from diseases that can be controlled safely and naturally, corruption and fraud will continue to blight the fortunes of a country that, only twenty-five years ago, was filled with such hope and optimism for the future.

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Permalink 1 April 2016

Read article in the New York Times (USA)

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