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News & Comment – August 2016

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Fish oil may reduce muscle soreness after exercising: Study

NEWS

High dose omega-3 supplements may reduce delayed onset of muscle soreness (DOMS) after resistance training in untrained women, says a new study from Baylor University.

COMMENT

While many people recognize the benefits of macronutrients such as proteins, carbohydrates, and fats for athletic performance, the importance of micronutrients is often neglected.

The increased metabolic rate that occurs during exercise increases oxygen consumption and exposes the body’s cells to near-constant oxidative stress, with associated cell damage. Therefore, antioxidants such as vitamins A, C, and E, carotenoids, and selenium need to be supplemented. Research carried out at the Dr. Rath Research Institute has shown that supplementing these antioxidant micronutrients along with specific plant extracts such as quercetin, green tea extract, resveratrol, and curcumin improves the health benefits of antioxidants by reducing muscle damage, inflammation, and pain, while increasing muscle repair after injury.

To learn more about the use of specific nutrients to benefit athletic performance, read this edition of the Dr. Rath Research Institute’s health information newsletter.

Permalink 31 August 2016

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For elderly patients, hospital stays often worsen disabilities

NEWS

Many elderly patients deteriorate mentally or physically in hospital, even if they recover from the original illness or injury that brought them there. In the United States, research shows that about one-third of patients over 70 years old and more than half of patients over 85 leave hospital more disabled than when they arrived.

COMMENT

Given the number of pharmaceutical drugs that elderly patients are commonly prescribed in hospitals these days, it is hardly surprising that they emerge from the experience in worse health than before they were treated.

In an illustration of this, a study published earlier this year 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 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.

To learn more about the dangers of “polypharmacy”, read this article on our Foundation website.

Permalink 31 August 2016

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Vitamin D research reveals bone health concerns

NEWS

Adolescents are risking their bone health because they have low levels of vitamin D, new research with schoolchildren in Manchester has shown.

COMMENT

It is commonly believed that vitamin D and calcium are the only nutrients needed for healthy bones. However, this assumption overlooks the fact that the framework of the bone on which calcium and other minerals are deposited is made of a protein – collagen. Without healthy collagen, bone cannot form or function properly.

Healthy bone formation therefore depends not only on sufficient amounts of calcium and vitamin D, but more importantly on a proper supply of vitamin C, the amino acids lysine and proline, and other collagen-supporting micronutrients. Since the human body cannot produce vitamin C or lysine internally, deficiencies of these critical nutrients are very likely and can be further depleted by the stress associated with a bone fracture.

To learn how supplementation with these and other specific micronutrients can greatly reduce fracture healing time, read this edition of the Dr. Rath Research Institute’s health information newsletter.

Permalink 30 August 2016

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'Euro was flawed at birth and destined to collapse' - Nobel economist

NEWS

The decision to create a single currency without the institutions which would make it work was “fatal” for the eurozone, said Nobel-Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, adding that the “eurozone must ditch it now to survive.”

COMMENT

With even the Nobel-Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz now recognizing that the euro is destined to collapse, the writing is clearly now on the wall for the Brussels EU dictatorship.

Increasingly, the citizens of Europe are realizing that the ‘Brussels EU’ is not a democratic body as neither its president nor its executive body, the so-called ‘EU Commission’, can be elected – or unelected – by the people. Even the ‘Brussels EU’ Parliament, which tries to parade itself as a democratic institution, is little more than a ‘fig leaf’ that lacks fundamental principles of democracy such as the right to initiate new legislation.

In pointing this out we should stress however that our Foundation is not against a united Europe. To the contrary, we believe that the future shape of the European continent has to be designed around the concept of a democratic Europe for the People, by the People. This is why we have been working so closely with survivors of Auschwitz, with whom we have been sharing this goal for many years now.

To learn why we believe the demise of the Brussels EU will lead to the rise of a Europe for the People, by the People, read this article on our Foundation website.

Permalink 29 August 2016

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Statins linked to increased risk of Type 2 diabetes

NEWS

Lowering the "bad" form of cholesterol with statin drugs could increase diabetes risk, a study suggests.

COMMENT

A survey conducted in 2015 among cardiologists in the United States found that the majority of them now recommend the important cellular nutrient Coenzyme Q-10 (CoQ10) for their patients. Despite this promising finding, however, the same study also revealed that many of these physicians did not know why supplementation with this key micronutrient is vital for anyone taking statin drugs. Apparently, U.S. cardiologists still haven’t been properly educated about the fact that these aggressively-hyped cholesterol-lowering chemicals lower the body’s levels of CoQ10.

Interestingly, therefore, in May and June 1990 the drug company Merck actually took out patents on the use of CoQ10 in combination with statin drugs. However, despite believing that the inclusion of CoQ10 with statins would be of “considerable benefit” to patients, Merck has never marketed any products containing this combination.

To learn more, read this article on our Foundation website.

Permalink 29 August 2016

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Increased polyphenol intakes linked to better heart health: Harvard study

NEWS

Higher dietary intakes of polyphenols like flavanones and anthocyanins are associated with a reduced risk of stroke and heart attack for men, according to a new study.

COMMENT

Plants containing polyphenols like flavanones and anthocyanins have been the primary source of nutrition for our ancestors over millennia. The metabolism of our body today has become dependent on a balanced and optimum intake of these and other key categories of micronutrients.

Ultimately, knowledge about the micronutrient content of fruits and vegetables has to become a key element in any education program promoting a preventive health care system. Knowledge about the vitamin C content of citrus fruits, the polyphenol content of green tea or the micronutrients contained in sweet potatoes, cruciferous plants, grapes and many other plants, and their role in optimizing cellular metabolism, creates the decisive links between nutritional and Cellular Medicine.

To learn how and why an effective, preventive health care system has to tear down the remaining artificial barriers between nutrition and health as well as between medicine and agriculture, read Dr. Rath’s Barletta Declaration.

Permalink 28 August 2016

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Greek MPs to support calls for German war reparations

NEWS

A Greek parliamentary committee is preparing to say Germany owes Greece €269bn in WWII damages, backing a demand made by the government last year.

COMMENT

The amount cited in the Greek demand for WWII damages includes repayment of an occupation loan that Nazi Germany forced the Bank of Greece to make in 1942. With the Greek national debt now amounting to over €300 billion, the settling of this demand in full by Germany would effectively bring an end to the economic austerity measures that Greece is currently subject to and free it from the control of the so-called Troika (the International Monetary Fund, the Brussels EU and the European Central Bank).

Meanwhile, try as the Brussels EU might to hide the truth, awareness of its Nazi roots continues to grow. First published in 2010, our book “The Nazi Roots of the Brussels EU” is now available in 12 languages. With copies continuing to be distributed and downloaded throughout the world on a daily basis, and articles about the book already having been published in international newspapers, the shocking truth about the construct’s origins is rapidly becoming common knowledge.

Set against this background it is clear there can now be no escape for the Brussels EU. One way or another change will come and the construct’s economic and political dictatorship will be replaced by a Europe for the People, by the People. It is no longer a matter of whether this will happen, but simply a matter of when.

Permalink 26 August 2016

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Is vitamin D deficiency highly prevalent among elite athletes?

NEWS

Almost 70% of elite Dutch athletes may be vitamin D insufficient or deficient, says a new study from the Netherlands Olympic Committee and DSM.

COMMENT

In the United States, an article published earlier this year in the Wall Street Journal described how professional and college sports teams think they have found a cutting-edge advantage through using vitamin D supplements. With scientific research having proven that an optimum supply of vitamin D is a crucial factor for our health, and deficiency well-known to be widespread, the sporting world’s newfound advocacy of the “sunshine vitamin” follows the growing trend of health experts recommending a supplementary intake for everyone as a means of supporting cellular metabolism.

To learn more about the benefits of vitamin D for maximizing performance in sport, read this article on our Foundation website.

Permalink 25 August 2016

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Greater intake of dietary omega-3 fatty acids associated with lower risk of diabetic retinopathy

NEWS

In middle-aged and older individuals with type 2 diabetes, intake of at least 500 mg/d of dietary long-chain ω-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, easily achievable with 2 weekly servings of oily fish, was associated with a decreased risk of sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy, according to a study published online by JAMA Ophthalmology.

COMMENT

Diabetic retinopathy, a complication of long-standing diabetes, is caused by leakage from the retinal blood vessels leading to vision loss. However, by maintaining blood sugar levels within normal limits this is one of the most easily preventable of visual diseases.

The conventional treatment of diabetes focuses on drugs that artificially reduce blood sugar levels. However, this approach does not address the root cause of the disease. As Dr. Rath has shown, the primary cause of adult onset diabetes is a long-term deficiency of certain vitamins and other essential nutrients in the cells of the pancreas, the liver, the blood vessel walls, and other organs.

To learn how blood sugar metabolism can be supported naturally, without the devastating side-effects of prescription drugs, read this edition of the Dr. Rath Research Institute’s health information newsletter.

To learn how use of the correct micronutrients can support healthy eyes and reduce the risk of conditions such as diabetic retinopathy, read this edition of the Dr. Rath Research Institute’s health information newsletter.

Permalink 24 August 2016

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Acetaminophen during pregnancy may increase risk of hyperactivity in kids

NEWS

Women who take acetaminophen during pregnancy are more likely to have a hyperactive child, according to a new study. Prenatal exposure to the medication was associated with a higher risk of having children who exhibit emotional or behavioral symptoms, the researchers said.

COMMENT

Acetaminophen (paracetamol) is the most commonly used painkiller and fever-reducing medicine and is widely available over-the-counter. However, many people use this drug as if it were candy without being aware of its likelihood for causing serious, sometimes deadly, consequences when taken in excess.

Moreover, acetaminophen is present in small doses in nearly 600 other over-the-counter products in small doses; these include cough and cold drugs, sleep medicines, and prescription painkillers. Easy access and an abundant presence makes acetaminophen the most common culprit for accidental and potentially life-threatening overdose.

Acetaminophen has a very narrow safety margin and even a small dosage error can cause serious damage to the liver. In the United States, accidental acetaminophen poisoning is the cause of 78,000 emergency room visits per year and the most common cause of liver failure requiring a liver transplant.

Notably, a scientific review published in 2015 looked at the risks of taking acetaminophen on a long-term basis and found that its dangers are seemingly being underestimated even by clinicians. Contrary to the general impression given by the pharma industry and its stakeholders that it is a safe “cure-all” drug, the researchers discovered that long term use of it raises the risk of heart attacks, strokes, high blood pressure, renal failure, gastrointestinal bleeding, and early death. As a result, they recommended that research needs to be conducted into the drug’s effectiveness and tolerability.

To read how micronutrients may reduce liver damage caused by over-the-counter painkillers such as acetaminophen, read this edition of the Dr. Rath Research Institute’s health information newsletter.

Permalink 24 August 2016

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Vitamin D pills improve insulin measures in healthy adults

NEWS

Supplements of vitamin D may improve fasting glucose levels and insulin resistance in healthy Japanese adults, says a new study.

COMMENT

Worldwide more than 100 million people suffer from diabetes, a disease characterized by a high sugar (glucose) level in the blood. The reason for this disease is either an insufficient production of insulin, the hormone responsible for sugar metabolism, or an impaired cellular response to this hormone. Diabetes is now the second highest earning disease for the pharmaceutical industry, exceeded only by cancer, with sales of drugs to treat it amounting to over 70 billion dollars a year.

Diabetic disorders have a genetic background and are divided into two types: juvenile or Type I diabetes; and adult diabetes, also known as Type II. Type I diabetes is generally caused by a genetic defect that leads to an insufficient production of insulin in the pancreas. This requires regular insulin injections to control blood sugar levels. The majority of diabetic patients, however, develop this disease as adults.

Adult or Type II forms of diabetes also have a genetic background. However, the causes that trigger the outbreak of the disease in these patients have until recently been unknown.

Today, however, Dr. Rath’s Cellular Medicine approach provides a breakthrough in our understanding of the causes, prevention, and adjunct treatment of adult diabetes. As his research has shown, the primary cause of adult onset diabetes is a long-term deficiency of certain vitamins and other essential nutrients in the millions of cells in the pancreas (the organ that produces insulin), the liver, the blood vessel walls, and other organs.

To learn more about Dr. Rath’s breakthrough discoveries in the natural control of diabetes, visit the website of the Dr. Rath Research Institute and read chapter 7 of his classic book, Why Animals Don’t Get Heart Attacks…But People Do!

Permalink 23 August 2016

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Exercise cuts cervical cancer risk

NEWS

A half-hour of weekly exercise can reduce a woman’s risk of developing cervical cancer, according to a study from scientists at Roswell Park Cancer Institute

COMMENT

Cervical cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the fourth most common cause of death in women. Most women diagnosed with the disease are between 30 to 60 years old. According to 2012 data, approximately 528,000 new cases of cervical cancer were diagnosed worldwide.

Groundbreaking scientific studies carried out at the Dr. Rath Research Institute have documented that micronutrients such as vitamin C, lysine, proline, green tea extract and others can effectively prevent the development and spread of cervical cancer cells by blocking the matrix metalloproteinase enzymes that destroy the surrounding connective tissue; reducing the growth of blood vessels that feed the tumor; and strengthening the connective tissue matrix surrounding the cancer cells.

These innovative findings clearly demonstrate that the road to developing a safe, effective, and science-based natural approach to fighting cancer is now wide open. You can learn more about these lifesaving discoveries in the landmark book authored by Dr. Rath and Dr. Aleksandra Niedzwiecki, Victory Over Cancer!

Permalink 15 August 2016

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CoQ10 and nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide may aid chronic fatigue syndrome in women

NEWS

Researchers from Spain found that CoQ10 plus nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) supplementation for 8 weeks is safe and potentially effective in reducing max heart rate among chronic fatigue syndrome patients.

COMMENT

It is always refreshing to see new studies examining the effectiveness of specific combinations of micronutrients, rather than single ones being tested alone. Pioneered by researchers at the Dr. Rath Research Institute working under the direction of Dr. Aleksandra Niedzwiecki, this new principle in modern nutrition is known as the “micronutrient synergy” approach. Towards the goal of maximizing the desired biological impact, its effectiveness is based on the proper selection and correct combining of micronutrients.

The vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and other micronutrients that are required for the normal functioning of our body do not work in isolation from each other. Instead, they participate in complex metabolic processes and interact by enhancing or opposing each other’s actions. Their optimal interaction and cellular balance is the very basis of health.

The many years of scientific research carried out at the Dr. Rath Research Institute have repeatedly confirmed that the most effective form of micronutrient supplementation can be achieved by taking advantage of this approach and applying carefully selected micronutrient combinations acting in biological synergy.

You can learn more about the work of the Dr. Rath Research Institute and the scientific studies it has carried out by visiting its website.

Permalink 12 August 2016

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IMF admits disastrous love affair with the euro, apologises for the immolation of Greece

NEWS

The International Monetary Fund’s top staff misled their own board, made a series of calamitous misjudgments in Greece, became euphoric cheerleaders for the euro project, ignored warning signs of impending crisis, and collectively failed to grasp an elemental concept of currency theory.

COMMENT

The UK’s The IMF’s admittance of its role in the euro currency crisis comes only months after a statement by Lord Mervyn King, the former Governor of the Bank of England, who admitted that the financial crisis afflicting Europe since 2009 is essentially the result of a “deliberate” act of policy. Highly critical of the destructive economic strategies of the Brussels EU, Lord King predicted that, in order to free its weakest member countries from the strangulating combination of austerity measures and high unemployment they are suffering from, the euro currency zone will ultimately have to be dismantled.

In this situation, the people of Europe are becoming increasingly aware that the ‘Brussels EU’ is not a democratic body. Neither its president nor its executive body, the so-called ‘EU Commission’, can be elected – or unelected – by the people. Even the ‘Brussels EU’ Parliament, which parades itself as a democratic institution, is little more than a ‘fig leaf’ that lacks fundamental principles of democracy such as the right to initiate new legislation.

Seen in this light, the recent vote by the people of Great Britain to leave the ‘Brussels EU’ was a historic victory for democracy and the first step towards creating a better Europe: a Europe for the People, by the People. For despite what the IMF and other international institutions are trying to pretend, so-called “free trade deals” will not build a better Europe. This is because their primary beneficiaries are the chemical, pharmaceutical and petrochemical industries, the banks, and other multinational cartels. A better Europe can ultimately only be built by the people – and the time to start is now!

Permalink 11 August 2016

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Kris Kristofferson’s Wife Talks About Misdiagnosis of Lyme Disease

NEWS

For years, country music icon Kris Kristofferson thought he had Alzheimer’s disease. But earlier this year, a new doctor came up with a new diagnosis: Lyme disease. In a recent interview with the Huffington Post, Kristofferson’s wife Lisa said she’s relieved to finally have answers that make more sense.

COMMENT

Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne disease in the United States (with approximately 30,000 cases annually), and also in Europe (with 65,000 – 80,000 cases annually). However, as Kris Kristofferson’s experience reminds us, current statistics reflect only reported cases. The actual numbers may even be 5 – 10 times higher due to frequent misdiagnosis of the disease.

The human transmission of Lyme disease starts from ticks, which are external insects that feed on blood sucked from humans and animals. The disease manifests itself as an inflammatory problem that can affect many organs in the body. In its early stage it affects mainly the skin. However, in later stages the inflammation spreads to the joints, nervous system and, to a lesser extent, the heart, muscles, or other organs.

There is a common perception that patients treated with antibiotics in the early stages of Lyme disease recover rapidly and completely, and that the later disease stages can also be treated effectively, although recovery is slower. In reality, however, approximately 10–20% (and even up to 50%) of the patients who follow appropriate antibiotic treatment may face significant, persistent, or recurrent symptoms of Lyme disease such as joint and/or muscle aches/pains and fatigue.

To learn about new findings in Lyme Disease research that utilize cutting-edge natural approaches to fighting it, read this issue of the Dr. Rath Research Institute’s health newsletter.

Permalink 10 August 2016

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Vitamin D levels predict risk of brain decline in Chinese elderly

NEWS

Research conducted by Duke-NUS Medical School (Duke-NUS) and Duke University has associated low vitamin D levels with increased subsequent risk of cognitive decline and impairment in the Chinese elderly.

COMMENT

Conventional approaches to controlling cognitive impairment disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease have been completely unsuccessful. So much so, in fact, that many drug companies have essentially given up on finding treatments for them. In recent years, for example, multimillion-dollar drug trials backed by companies including Pfizer, Elan, Johnson & Johnson, Eli Lilly and others have not only failed to show any impact on symptoms of Alzheimer’s but in some cases have actually worsened them.

In contrast, scientific evidence clearly now shows that natural approaches can be helpful in fighting these types of conditions. To read summaries of key scientific studies demonstrating the effectiveness of micronutrients in controlling Alzheimer’s disease, visit our Independent Library of Nutrition and Natural Health.

Permalink 10 August 2016

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2.1m Nigerian children malnourished – Report

NEWS

The 2016 UNICEF Glob¬al Nutrition Report says 361,000 children in Ni¬geria die annually from malnutrition with a total of 2.1 million others cur¬rently diagnosed as suffer¬ing from malnutrition. The figures, according to the report, placed the country second in global ranking of prevalence of stunting and wasting, af¬ter India.

COMMENT

Worldwide, 34 million children are suffering from malnutrition. Every year at least one million of them die as a result of its effects.

Despite the known cause of these deaths, profit-seeking pharmaceutical interest groups continue to recommend antibiotics as a routine treatment protocol for every case of severe malnutrition, regardless of individual requirements. But antibiotics do NOT address the root cause of malnutrition. Nutrient supplementation does!

To learn how micronutrients are essential for proper recovery and health maintenance in malnourished populations, read this issue of the Dr. Rath Research Institute’s health newsletter. To view a slideshow on the educational activities of Celiapenny Moses-Nagbiku, a Movement of Life coordinator in Nigeria, visit the Movement of Life website.

Permalink 09 August 2016

Read article at today.ng (Nigeria)

Omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil, may aid healing after heart attack

NEWS

Giving heart attack patients a high dose of omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil, daily for six months after a heart attack improved the function of the heart and reduced scarring in the undamaged muscle, according to new research in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation.

COMMENT

In the industrialized world, heart attacks and strokes have consistently remained the leading causes of death. Atherosclerosis, the underlying cause of these diseases, results in 17 million deaths worldwide each year. But while high blood cholesterol levels, a fatty diet and obesity have been blamed as the causes of heart disease, cutting down dietary fat and the artificial reduction of blood cholesterol with cholesterol-reducing medicines have not been successful in preventing it from occurring.

Clearly, therefore, while omega-3 fatty acids have been shown in this study to be helpful in improving the function of the heart and reducing scarring after a heart attack, it is clearly vital that we understand what actually causes heart attacks in the first place. Otherwise we would not be able to prevent them from occurring.

In 2015, in an important breakthrough that builds on a discovery made by Dr. Rath in the early 1990s, 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. To understand the significance of this study, and why it means the abolition of heart disease as a cause of human mortality is now possible, read this press release on our Foundation website.

Permalink 09 August 2016

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Vitamin D supplements 'advised for everyone'

NEWS

Everyone should consider taking vitamin D supplements in autumn and winter, public health advice in England and Wales says. It comes as a government commissioned report sets the recommended levels at 10 micrograms of the vitamin a day. But officials are concerned this may not be achievable through diet alone, particularly when sunlight, which helps in vitamin D production, is scarce.

COMMENT

As important and significant as this development is, it should not be forgotten that vitamin D is simply one of many micronutrients that play decisive roles in enabling optimum cellular function and health. Vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and other micronutrients work together in our body to maintain all the complex metabolic processes that are essential for life. Without optimum intakes of all these essential micronutrients, the function of billions of cells in the body becomes impaired and diseases develop.

To learn about the roles of micronutrients in preventing heart attacks, strokes, high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, and other cardiovascular conditions, read Dr. Rath’s classic book, 'Why Animals Don't Get Heart Attacks...But People Do!'

To learn about micronutrient approaches that have been shown to block all key mechanisms that make cancer a deadly disease, read the groundbreaking 'Victory Over Cancer' book by Dr. Rath and Dr. Aleksandra Niedzwiecki.

Permalink 03 August 2016

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Lower risk of bowel cancer death linked to high omega 3 intake after diagnosis

NEWS

A high dietary intake of omega 3 fatty acids, derived from oily fish, may help to lower the risk of death from bowel cancer in patients diagnosed with the disease, suggests research published online in the journal Gut.

COMMENT

As documented in the book Victory Over Cancer by Dr. Rath and Dr. Niedzwiecki, natural health approaches utilizing the synergistic power of Cellular Medicine have been shown to inhibit the multiplication of cancer cells and growth of tumors; the spread of cancer (metastasis); the formation of blood vessels in tumors (angiogenesis); as well as induce the natural death of cancer cells (apoptosis).

The extensive research conducted by Dr. Rath, Dr. Niedzwiecki and their team in these key areas has proven that a specific combination of micronutrients – including vitamin C, the amino acids lysine and proline, and an extract from green tea – works together synergistically and is effective in controlling over two dozen different types of cancers.

To learn more about the work of Dr. Rath and Dr. Niedzwiecki in the area of cancer, watch their interview from Ty Bollinger’s Truth About Cancer documentary.

Permalink 03 August 2016

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You Probably Don’t Need Dental X-Rays Every Year

NEWS

Bitewing and other dental X-rays have their place; there is risk in not taking them. Sometimes decay can spread quickly. The X-rays help dentists see cavities, gum disease, the position of teeth still below the gum line and other dental conditions not visible with the naked eye. Other kinds of dental and orthodontic imaging — like full-mouth, full-head, panographs or 3-D cone-beam computed tomography — reveal more. But dentists tend to overuse them.

COMMENT

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

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

To learn how to use diagnostic technologies wisely and for the benefit of your health, read this article by Bilwa Bhanap, MD, and Aleksandra Niedzwiecki, PhD.

Permalink 03 August 2016

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Plant compounds give '1-2' punch to colon cancer

NEWS

The combination of two plant compounds that have medicinal properties - curcumin and silymarin - holds promise in treating colon cancer, according Saint Louis University research published in the June 23 issue of the Journal of Cancer.

COMMENT

Colon cancer detected at its early stage (stage I) is usually removed by surgery. However, it is known that these cancer cells can spread quickly to vital organs in the body such as the lungs, liver, and bones. Moreover, conventional treatments such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy do not provide a cure and are associated with severe side effects including nausea, diarrhea, neuropathy, bowel and bladder incontinence, life-threatening infections, bleeding, bone marrow damage, and other cancers.

While many individual micronutrients have been studied for their anti-cancer properties, research conducted at the Dr. Rath Research Institute has shown that a combination of specific micronutrients working in synergy can be more effective by simultaneously targeting multiple cancer mechanisms. In peer-reviewed studies, this research has documented that vitamin C, lysine, proline, green tea extract, and other important components combined in synergistic proportions can be effective in halting metastasis (the spread of cancer cells), decreasing tumor growth, and eliminating cancer cells without harming healthy cells.

To learn how the micronutrient synergy approach leads the way towards the natural control of colon cancer, read this issue of the Dr. Rath Research Institute’s health newsletter.

Permalink 01 August 2016

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Arkansas lethal injection drug likely from Pfizer subsidiary

NEWS

Arkansas’ secrecy laws didn’t keep photos of a drug used in the state’s lethal injection protocol from offering some inadvertent transparency. A Pfizer subsidiary is now thought to be the provider, despite the company’s prior statements to the contrary.

COMMENT

We should never forget that the pharmaceutical industry has a long history of producing chemicals used for the purpose of putting people to death.

As proven by historical records from the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials, the Zyklon B pellets used to murder concentration camp inmates in the gas chambers at Auschwitz were produced by a subsidiary company of the infamous IG Farben Cartel, composed of Bayer, BASF, Hoechst, and other drug and chemical manufacturers.

Viewed in this light, it can be seen that the provision of this lethal injection drug to Arkansas authorities is simply the modern-day continuation of the pharmaceutical industry’s longstanding “business with death”.

Permalink 01 August 2016

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