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News & Comment – April 2017

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Around 25 million people suffering from Schizophrenia worldwide

NEWS

Professor of Psychiatry Moin Ahmed Ansari says around 25 million people are suffering from schizophrenia worldwide.

COMMENT

In a damaging blow to the pharmaceutical industry’s poisonous stranglehold on the treatment of mental health disorders, a scientific review of worldwide studies has recently shown that add-on therapy with high-dose B vitamins can significantly reduce symptoms of schizophrenia more than standard antipsychotic drug treatments used alone. Published in Psychological Medicine, one of the world’s leading psychology journals, B-vitamin interventions utilizing higher dosages or combining several vitamins were consistently found to be effective in reducing psychiatric symptoms. Lower doses, in contrast, were ineffective.

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

Permalink 28 April 2017

Read article at thenews.com.pk (Pakistan)

Curcumin concoction could combat colitis: Study

NEWS

A formula that blends curcumin and turmeric oils can prove effective against the activity and inflammatory burden of colitis, a study has determined.

COMMENT

Curcumin is the most abundant natural phenol (curcuminoid) present in turmeric, the Indian curry spice, and gives it its yellow color. Obtained from the rhizomes of the Curcuma longa plant, turmeric powder is used extensively in South-Asian cooking and food preservation. Due to its various medicinal properties, turmeric is still used in Ayurvedic medicine for skin, respiratory and gastrointestinal ailments, liver disorders, muscle sprains, joint pains and wound healing. In the past few decades, however, curcumin has been studied extensively to evaluate its anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and immune modulation properties.

To learn about the impressive health-protective effects of curcumin, read this issue of the Dr. Rath Research Institute’s health information newsletter.

Permalink 27 April 2017

Read article at nutraingredients.com

The side effects of statins outweigh their benefits

NEWS

Statins' side effects outweigh any of their potential benefits, a leading expert has warned.

COMMENT

Only a few years ago, everything in the ‘cholesterol garden’ seemed rosy for the Pharma Cartel. By 2011, global sales of statins and other lipid-regulating drugs had reached a dizzying new high of 39.1 billion dollars a year. At that time, with statins functioning as the pharma industry’s “goldmine”, Pfizer’s Lipitor was the world’s top-selling drug with annual sales of over 12 billion dollars. But in the years that followed, things quickly began to change.

Lawsuits were filed against Pfizer after it was found that Lipitor may increase the risk of developing diabetes, severe muscle pain, and other serious health problems. AstraZeneca, the manufacturers of Crestor, another statin, also had lawsuits filed against it by patients who had suffered side effects. From the global highpoint in 2011, sales of statins and other lipid-regulators subsequently fell every single year. By 2015 they had plummeted to 26.5 billion dollars, a fall of over 32%. With drug patents expiring and a growing worldwide awareness of the dangers of statins, there can now be little doubt that the ‘cholesterol bubble’ has burst.

Permalink 26 April 2016

Read article in the Daily Mail (UK)

Study: Most major heart attacks not linked with high cholesterol

NEWS

A new Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation study found most major heart attacks happen to people with normal cholesterol levels.

COMMENT

The fact is that patients have been deliberately misled into believing cholesterol actually causes heart attacks. In reality, however, cholesterol is a molecule that is essential for life. A structural constituent of the wall of billions of cells in our body, it is the precursor of many biological molecules – including the key hormones estrogen and testosterone. Moreover, there is no scientific evidence that, even at moderately elevated levels, cholesterol can damage an otherwise intact blood vessel wall.

The truth – as proven in groundbreaking research carried out at the Dr. Rath Research Institute – is that heart disease is actually an early form of the vitamin C deficiency disease, scurvy. To learn how this finding means the end of heart disease is now possible, read this press release from April 2015. To learn more about preventing heart disease naturally, without drugs, read Dr. Rath’s classic book, Why Animals Don’t Get Heart Attacks…But People Do!

Permalink 26 April 2017

Read article on the Minnesota Public Radio News website (USA)

Intestinal bacteria may protect against diabetes

NEWS

A high concentration of indolepropionic acid in the serum protects against type 2 diabetes, shows a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. Indolepropionic acid is a metabolite produced by intestinal bacteria, and its production is boosted by a fibre-rich diet. According to the researchers, the discovery provides additional insight into the role of intestinal bacteria in the interplay between diet, metabolism and health.

COMMENT

With the publication of this study, diabetes joins the long list of medical conditions in which a connection has been shown with the microbiome of the gut. In further support for this link, scientific studies have already now demonstrated positive effects for probiotic supplements in cancer, infections, diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease, allergies, metabolic diseases, Alzheimer’s disease, and others.

As Dr. Rath’s Cellular Medicine approach has shown, however, 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 and the blood vessel walls, as well as other organs. Significantly, therefore, scientific research and clinical studies have clearly documented the effectiveness of vitamin C, vitamin E, certain B vitamins, chromium, and other essential nutrients in helping to normalize a diabetic metabolism. You can learn more about the natural approach to eradicating diabetes in the Cellular Health section of our Foundation website.

Permalink 25 April 2017

Read article at medicalxpress.com

Liberia: 'Ebola Threats Still Exist'

NEWS

A three-day international health conference on post Ebola virus disease in the sub-region has ended in Monrovia with President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf indicating that threats of the virus still exist in the region.

COMMENT

The Ebola outbreak that occurred in 2014 predictably made headlines all over the world. A highly infective and fatal viral disease, Ebola deserves to be taken very seriously. As always, however, such outbreaks are immediately instrumentalised by those interest groups that have established a global business with diseases and the fears that accompany them – namely, the pharmaceutical investment business.

But amidst all the debate that took place during the 2014 outbreak, one scientific fact went largely unnoticed: the Ebola virus was causing disease and death only in humans and subhuman primates. Other natural hosts of this dangerous virus are not known to develop the disease. According to the WHO these ‘protected’ hosts also include antelopes, porcupines and fruit eating bats. Remarkably, even though these animals can carry the Ebola virus for many years, they remain unaffected by it. To learn the explanation for this scientific fact, and its relationship to natural medicine, read this article by Dr. Rath on our Foundation website.

Permalink 25 April 2017

Read article at allafrica.com

Vitamin B diminishes effects of air pollution-induced cardiovascular disease

NEWS

B vitamins can mitigate the impact of fine particle pollution on cardiovascular disease, according to new research conducted at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. Healthy non-smokers who took vitamin B supplements nearly reversed any negative effects on their cardiovascular and immune systems, weakening the effects of air pollution on heart rate by 150 percent, total white blood count by 139 percent, and lymphocyte count by 106 percent.

COMMENT

This study builds on previous research published in March which found that high-dose B vitamins may “completely offset” the damage caused by the most dangerous type of air pollution. Published in the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) journal, the researchers showed that exposure to fine particulate matter of the type produced by burning fossil fuels in motor vehicles can be mitigated by a daily supplement of B vitamins. With such pollution being known to have significant adverse effects on human health, the finding has profound implications for public health policies worldwide. Remarkably, the researchers found that the B vitamins reduced the genetic damage caused by exposure to fine particulate matter in the polluted air by between 28 and 76 percent. A similar reduction in damage was noted in the DNA of the mitochondria, the energy-producing parts of the cells.

The safety and effectiveness of collagen-supporting micronutrients in preventing and healing fractures strongly contrasts with the bisphosphonate drugs that are commonly prescribed for osteoporosis patients. Rather than strengthening bones, these drugs have actually been shown to weaken them. In a recent study carried out by scientists at Imperial College in London, use of bisphosphonates was clearly associated with the development of ‘microcracks’ in bone. Significantly, the bones of patients taking the drugs had a larger number of such cracks and less mechanical strength than those who weren’t. Given that bisphosphonates are also associated with the development of osteonecrosis of the jaw, a severe bone disease in which the jawbone is exposed and begins to weaken and die from a lack of blood, it can accordingly be seen that only nutritional and Cellular Medicine approaches provide the long-term answer to preventing fractures safely and effectively.

Permalink 24 April 2017

Read article at medicalxpress.com

Out of thin air: Scientists create solar powered device turning air into drinking water

NEWS

Scientists have created a device that can literally extract water from the air using solar power which could one day provide “personalized water” to those in areas affected by chronic drought.

COMMENT

As this innovative device proves, it is possible to have a world in which free energy and free water are available to all. By working together and actively taking steps towards creating such a world, we can prepare the way towards freeing ourselves from our economic dependency on multi-billion dollar corporations and the “tyranny of oil”.

If you are as excited as we are by these world-changing scientific possibilities, why not contact us to discuss the possibility becoming one of our volunteer coordinators and representing the Movement of Life in your area? By working together it REALLY is possible to change the world!

Permalink 23 April 2016

Read article at rt.com (Russia)

Pharmaceutical giant 'plotted to destroy cancer drugs to drive prices up 4000%'

NEWS

Leaked internal emails appear to show employees at one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies calling for “celebration” over price hikes of cancer drugs, an investigation has revealed.

COMMENT

The credibility of the pharmaceutical industry continues to sink lower with each passing day. As more and more patients are coming to realize, not only do its synthetic chemical drugs not address the primary cause of chronic diseases – micronutrient deficiency – but improving human health is not its driving force.

Driven by the profits they make for their shareholders, the marketplace for drug companies is the human body. But this sinister business strategy only works so long as the body continues to host diseases. As such, maintaining the existence of diseases, and expanding the rate at which they occur, is a precondition for the survival and profitability of the pharmaceutical industry.

To learn more about the unethical business practices used by drug companies, study The Laws of the Pharmaceutical Industry on our Foundation website.

Permalink 21 April 2016

Read article on the Independent website (UK)

Proof that magnesium could prevent fractures

NEWS

Magnesium could hold the key to preventing one of the most preventable causes of disability in middle-aged to elderly people, according to new research led by academics at the Universities of Bristol and Eastern Finland.

COMMENT

Bone fractures are particularly likely to occur in people suffering from osteoporosis. One of the most painful types of injury, fractures occurring in osteoporosis patients inevitably require a lengthy recovery period. However, through the use of collagen-supporting micronutrients such as vitamin C and the amino acids lysine and proline, bone healing time can be greatly reduced. You can learn more about this exciting scientific finding in this edition of the Dr. Rath Research Institute’s health information newsletter.

The safety and effectiveness of collagen-supporting micronutrients in preventing and healing fractures strongly contrasts with the bisphosphonate drugs that are commonly prescribed for osteoporosis patients. Rather than strengthening bones, these drugs have actually been shown to weaken them. In a recent study carried out by scientists at Imperial College in London, use of bisphosphonates was clearly associated with the development of ‘microcracks’ in bone. Significantly, the bones of patients taking the drugs had a larger number of such cracks and less mechanical strength than those who weren’t. Given that bisphosphonates are also associated with the development of osteonecrosis of the jaw, a severe bone disease in which the jawbone is exposed and begins to weaken and die from a lack of blood, it can accordingly be seen that only nutritional and Cellular Medicine approaches provide the long-term answer to preventing fractures safely and effectively.

Permalink 21 April 2017

Read press release on the University of Bristol website (UK)

Low vitamin D & K levels linked to higher blood pressure: Study

NEWS

A combination of low levels of vitamins D and K are associated with higher blood pressure and an increased risk of hypertension, says a new study.

COMMENT

Hypertension, the medical term for high blood pressure, is diagnosed when blood pressure readings are consistently higher than 140/90. Worldwide, there are over 1 billion people living with uncontrolled hypertension and this number is expected to increase 60% by the year 2025. The lifetime risk of developing high blood pressure is more than 90% after the age 55-60.

Promisingly, therefore, Dr. Rath’s breakthrough understanding of the root cause of high blood pressure opens up a new possibility for controlling it. As we now know, the main cause of high blood pressure is a chronic deficiency of essential micronutrients in the millions of smooth muscle cells lining the blood vessel walls. Nutrients such as vitamin C, lysine, proline, arginine, magnesium, and others are critical for maintaining the strength and elasticity of the blood vessels – and thereby for maintaining normal blood pressure.

To learn how the groundbreaking micronutrient synergy approach helps in high blood pressure, read this edition of the Dr. Rath Research Institute’s health information newsletter. 

Permalink 20 April 2017

Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

Farms could slash pesticide use without losses, research reveals

NEWS

Study shows almost all farms could significantly cut chemical use while producing as much food, in a major challenge to the billion-dollar pesticide industry.

COMMENT

Many of the pesticides present in our food supply are being produced by some of the very same pharmaceutical and biotech companies that want to ban safe non-patentable vitamin supplements and force GM foods onto our dinner plates. As is similarly the case with drugs and GM seeds, the key reason why pesticides exist is that – unlike naturally occurring molecules – they can be patented.

Ultimately, for optimum preventive health, the healthcare systems of the future will advocate that the fruits and vegetables we plant and eat should be organically grown and free of pesticides and GMOs. This is the approach advocated by the Free Food for All campaign of our Movement of Life project. If you are interested to discuss the possibility of getting involved with the Movement of Life where you live, please contact us. We will look forward to hearing from you!

Permalink 19 April 2017

Read article in the Guardian (UK)

The Euro Will Collapse Soon, Let Us Hope It Is Orderly

NEWS

It is my opinion that it is inevitable that the single currency will break apart. This is not any Eurosceptic wishful thinking, nor do I relish the havoc that this would cause. I do believe, however, that the internal pressures within the Euro are unsolvable and this will lead to its collapse.

COMMENT

Diane James is only the latest of a growing number of analysts who predict that the euro currency of the Brussels EU will collapse. Some, such as the Nobel-Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, believe that Europe is heading towards a "cataclysmic event" that could lead not only to the collapse of the euro currency but also the end of the Brussels EU itself.

One of the latest senior officials to predict the euro’s collapse is Ted Malloch, US president Donald Trump’s ambassador to the Brussels EU. In a recent TV interview, Malloch openly stated he believes the EU’s euro currency could collapse within the next 18 months.

To read about the shocking background to the Brussels EU that even these outspoken officials haven’t talked about, visit the Relay of Life website.

Permalink 18 April 2016

Read blog entry by Diane James MEP on the Huffington Post (UK) website

A look through CIA’s declassified Bilderberg files

NEWS

Records show the CIA kept close tabs on Bilderberg meetings and attendees over the decades.

COMMENT

Organized as invitation-only annual conferences, the Bilderberg group’s meetings function as off-the-record breeding grounds for interactions between the political elite and senior executives from industry, finance, academia, and the media. So non-transparent and unaccountable are these get-togethers that no minutes are supposedly taken, no report written, and no policy statements issued. Or so we are told. In reality, various leaked documents over the years have now shown these claims to be false.

To read about the role played by the late billionaire banker and pharmaceutical ‘business with disease’ investor David Rockefeller in the Bilderberg group, read this article on our Foundation website.

Permalink 17 April 2016

Read article at muckrock.com

California Today: Cancer Worries Over a Common Weedkiller

NEWS

More than 10 million pounds of glyphosate, the active ingredient in the weedkiller Roundup, are applied in California each year, according to government figures.

COMMENT

A recent study carried out by researchers at the Dr. Rath Research Institute evaluated the effects of glyphosate at various doses and examined whether it is possible to protect against the harm it causes. Using nutritional supplements containing vitamins, minerals amino acids, and plant components, they found that, using specific micronutrients applied in proper combinations and dosages, it is indeed possible to provide some protective effects against this extremely toxic chemical. You can read about this important and highly thought-provoking study on the website of the Journal of Cellular Medicine and Natural Health.

Permalink 17 April 2017

Read article in the New York Times (USA)

London's toxic air pollution is killing thousands every year

NEWS

Decades ago, London suffocated under poisonous smog. Now, deadly air is back.

COMMENT

A recent study found that high-dose B vitamins may “completely offset” the damage caused by the most dangerous type of air pollution. Published in the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) journal, the researchers showed that exposure to fine particulate matter of the type produced by burning fossil fuels in motor vehicles can be mitigated by a daily supplement of B vitamins. With the World Health Organization estimating that 92 per cent of the world's population currently live in places where air pollution exceeds safe limits, let’s all commit to sharing this life-saving information as widely as possible!

Permalink 15 April 2017

Read article on the USA Today website

Tens of thousands march against Jacob Zuma in South Africa

NEWS

South Africa’s political crisis has intensified as tens of thousands of people joined demonstrations across the country calling for Jacob Zuma to step down, police fired rubber bullets in scattered clashes and a second ratings agency downgraded the country to “junk” status.

COMMENT

A little over twenty-five years ago, 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, with over 26 percent of South Africans unemployed, poverty rife, and government corruption increasingly evident, Mandela’s ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities seems further away than ever.

Tellingly, Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has stated he now sees the ANC government under Zuma as being "worse than the apartheid government". In this situation, until Zuma is replaced by someone who places the interests of South African citizens higher than those of himself and his corporate connections, his presidency will continue to blight the fortunes of a country that, only a quarter of a century ago, was filled with such hope and optimism for the future.

Permalink 14 April 2016

Read article in the Guardian (UK)

Probiotics Show Promise in Easing Some Schizophrenia Symptoms

NEWS

Adding probiotics to the diets of patients with schizophrenia may help treat yeast infections and bowel problems (common conditions in schizophrenia), and in some cases, reduce positive psychiatric symptoms, such as delusions, hallucinations, and hostility, according to a small pilot study at Johns Hopkins Medicine and Sheppard Pratt Health System.

COMMENT

Research is increasingly showing that natural approaches are helpful in controlling schizophrenia. In another example, a recent scientific review of worldwide studies showed that add-on therapy with high-dose B vitamins can significantly reduce symptoms of schizophrenia more than standard antipsychotic drug treatments used alone. Published in Psychological Medicine, one of the world’s leading psychology journals, B-vitamin interventions utilizing higher dosages or combining several vitamins were consistently found to be effective in reducing psychiatric symptoms. Lower doses, in contrast, were ineffective.

Permalink 14 April 2017

Read article at psychcentral.com

Grandmother dies after going into hospital for cataract operation

NEWS

A grandmother went into hospital for a cataract operation while under general anesthetic and later died, inquest heard in Lincoln.

COMMENT

Any surgery carries risks. In the case of cataract surgery, whether carried out under local or general anesthesia, prevention is always the best approach. Significantly, therefore, a study published in 2016 showed that high levels of vitamin C may be protective against the progression of cataracts. Published in the Ophthalmology journal by scientists at King’s College, London, the study followed the development of cataracts in the eyes of 324 pairs of female twins over a period of 10 years. It found that participants with higher intakes of vitamin C were associated with a 33 percent reduction in the risk of cataract progression and had 'clearer' lenses than those who consumed lower levels.

While your doctor may not be aware of it, the fact is that evidence of a relation between vitamin C and cataracts has existed since at least 1938. To learn more, read this article on our Foundation website.

Permalink 13 April 2017

Read article on the Lincolnshire Live website (UK)

82.3% of Americans buy organic regularly, survey shows

NEWS

New findings from Nielsen released by the Organic Trade Association (OTA) show that 82.3% of America’s 117 million households regularly buy organic.

COMMENT

In view of the convincing evidence in its favor, it is hardly surprising that organic farming approaches are rising across the globe. In Europe, the organic farming sector has grown rapidly over the past ten years, with around half a million new hectares now being added annually. Significantly, therefore, in 2015 the Danish government launched an ambitious plan to double its organic farmland by 2020 and increase demand for organic food. Similarly, in Sweden, the city of Malmo has set itself the impressive goal of becoming all-organic by 2020.

As Dr. Rath described in the Barletta Declaration, in order to create a truly effective, preventive health care system we have to tear down the artificial barriers that exist between nutrition and health, as well as between medicine and agriculture. In this respect, the growing awareness regarding the higher micronutrient content of organic foods, and the crucial role organic farming can play in benefitting both our health and that of the environment, will go a long way towards making this happen.

Permalink 12 April 2017

Read article at naturalproductsglobal.com

MEPs oppose GM approvals but Commission will have the final say

NEWS

EU member states yesterday voted against the introduction and renewal of GM grains in Europe but failed to reach a binding majority, leaving the president of the Commission Jean-Claude Juncker to make the final decision.

COMMENT

With public opinion remaining steadfastly opposed to genetically modified foods, if Jean-Claude Juncker has any sense he will decide against their introduction and renewal in Europe. Unfortunately, however, given the extent to which the Brussels EU and its so-called Commission are controlled by corporate interests, such an outcome is by no means certain.

Ultimately, however, whatever Juncker decides it will not change the fact that the demise of the Brussels EU is moving closer. When it finally happens, we are confident that a better, healthier, more democratic Europe will be possible. Meantime, by supporting our petition for a Europe for the People, by the People, you can pave the way for the rights to health, life and natural food to become inalienable rights for every European citizen.

Permalink 11 April 2016

Read article at foodnavigator.com

Pollution in cities SHRINKS the brains of older men and damages their reasoning and language skills

NEWS

While you might associate air pollution with respiratory issues, a new study has shown that it could also have damaging effects on the brain.

COMMENT

In further evidence that essential micronutrients are highly effective in protecting human health, a new study from the United States has found that high-dose B vitamins may completely offset the damage caused by the most dangerous type of air pollution. Published in the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) journal, the researchers showed that exposure to fine particulate matter of the type produced by burning fossil fuels in motor vehicles can be mitigated by a daily supplement of B vitamins. With such pollution being known to have significant adverse effects on human health, the finding has profound implications for public health policies worldwide. To learn more about this important study, read this article on our Foundation website.

Permalink 11 April 2017

Read article in the Daily Mail (UK)

B vitamin deficiencies linked to poor infant development issues

NEWS

Children deficient in vitamin B1 and vitamin B12 show lower cognitive and motor function skills, find two studies investigating the long-term effects of child development with incomplete vitamin profiles.

COMMENT

It is no secret that many kids are fussy eaters. As a result, they do not always get enough micronutrients from their food. Too few fresh fruits and vegetables, along with the consumption of highly processed foods, results in chronic deficiencies of essential micronutrients and makes children prone to developing diseases.

Among many other problems, inadequate nutrition impairs physical growth, as well as development of the brain and nervous system, and reduces a child's immunity and learning ability. Clearly, therefore, providing appropriate nutrition is the obvious first step in supporting the healthy development of a child at any age.

Illustrating this, a study conducted by researchers at the Dr. Rath Research Institute, in association with the Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, has shown that the general health, physical activity and emotional wellbeing of children can be significantly improved when supplemented with micronutrients. You can read about this important study here, on our Foundation website.

Permalink 10 April 2017

Read article at nutraingredients.com

UK breaks new solar energy record on sunny March weekend

NEWS

Amount of electricity demanded by homes and businesses one afternoon was lower than it was during night for first time ever.

COMMENT

For over a century now, special interests have been controlling the people of the world through maintaining the “tyranny of oil”. Even today, despite the fact that there are natural non-polluting alternatives available to oil, gas and other fossil fuels, these interest groups are trying to prevent us from learning about them and accessing them. Why are they doing this? They are doing it for profit and to maintain their control over the world’s energy supplies.

In the area of energy, therefore, the goal of the Movement of Life is to end the global dependency on oil and bring about a change to renewable energy. Watch this video featuring the Movement of Life’s International Coordinator, Jose Serrulla Garrido, to learn more about this.

Permalink 9 April 2016

Read article in the Guardian (UK)

WHO Launches Global Effort to Halve “Medication-Related Errors” in 5 Years

NEWS

WHO today launched a global initiative to reduce severe, avoidable medication-associated harm in all countries by 50% over the next 5 years.

COMMENT

While reducing the “errors” that result from the prescribing, distribution and use of pharmaceutical drugs may sound like a noble goal, it will do nothing to address the fact that these synthetic chemicals only address the symptoms, not the root causes, of chronic diseases.

If the World Health Organization (WHO) was serious about improving global health it would immediately start advocating scientifically-proven natural preventive approaches. Based on cutting-edge studies conducted at the Dr. Rath Research Institute, Dr. Rath’s groundbreaking Cellular Medicine approach clearly shows that the primary cause of today’s most common chronic diseases is a chronic deficiency of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and other micronutrients.

Each day that the WHO delays the launch of a global initiative to implement the Cellular Medicine approach, countless patients worldwide will continue to suffer and die from preventable diseases which are not real “diseases” at all, but are simply the consequences of a long-term deficiency of essential micronutrients. We therefore owe it to ourselves and our children to promote this lifesaving understanding as widely as we possibly can.

Permalink 7 April 2016

Read news release on the World Health Organization (WHO) website

Larger doses of vitamin C may lead to a greater reduction in common cold duration

NEWS

The relationship between vitamin C dosage and its effects on the duration of the common cold symptoms may extend to 6-8 grams per day.

COMMENT

Little by little, studies are increasingly confirming the effectiveness of micronutrients in enhancing immune function and suppressing infections. As significant as this latest study is, however, the fact is that no single micronutrient alone can ensure optimum health or support all the various cellular functions that are essential for an effective immune response. Instead, a complete spectrum of micronutrients is needed to synergistically support the body’s immune system and enable it to function properly.

Under the Cellular Medicine approach, pioneered by Dr. Rath, Dr. Aleksandra Niedzwiecki, and researchers at the Dr. Rath Research Institute, the principle of nutrient synergy is used for optimizing cellular metabolism and restoring its natural balance. Research conducted using this approach has proven that carefully chosen balanced groups of micronutrients can successfully address specific physiological tasks such as improving the synthesis and functioning of infection-fighting blood cells and stopping infectious agents from spreading.

To read about Dr. Rath’s breakthrough discoveries on infections, visit this page on the website of the Dr. Rath Research Institute.

Permalink 7 April 2017

Read article at medicalxpress.com

High doses of vitamin c can help fight cancer by attacking tumours, says new study

NEWS

Vitamin C could help cure cancer. Doses up to 1,000 times higher than usual target tumour cells, a study found.

COMMENT

While this story was recently front page news in the UK’s Daily Express newspaper, the fact that vitamin C fights cancer is not really “news”. Based on the research findings of Dr. Rath and the Dr. Rath Research Institute, we have known since 2002 that a combination of vitamin C, the amino acids lysine and proline, and specific extracts from green tea can inhibit the spread of cancer cells.

At the current time, however, the pharmaceutical orthodoxy is still clinging to the idea that chemotherapy and radiation are necessary to treat cancer and that the only possible role for vitamin C is for it to be used to supposedly help these toxic treatments work better. Nevertheless, despite the desperate attempts of the drug industry to defend its multibillion dollar cancer market, the fact is that the chemotherapy ship is sinking. With each passing day, more and more people are learning there are natural approaches to controlling cancer that are non-toxic and effective.

To learn about the groundbreaking cancer research conducted by Dr. Rath, Dr. Aleksandra Niedzwiecki, and researchers at the Dr. Rath Research Institute, read the book, Victory Over Cancer.

Permalink 6 April 2017

Read article in the Daily Express (UK)

Hospital food divide: doctors and nurses eat better than sick patients

NEWS

Doctors and nurses enjoy better food in hospitals than the sick, a new report has found, with one in five patients forced to eat reheated airline-style food from plastic containers.

COMMENT

It is not necessarily always true that doctors and nurses enjoy better diets than their patients. Some eye-opening research analyzing the dietary habits of National Health Service hospital staff in Scotland last year revealed that, in a typical working day, doctors and nurses manage to consume only two of the officially recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables.

Carried out by the Royal Voluntary Service, a volunteer charity organization in the UK, the study additionally discovered that 29 percent of hospital staff eat just one portion of produce daily, with 41 percent consuming one or none. Aside from the matter that even eating five portions of fruit and vegetables a day still arguably gives insufficient levels of nutrients for optimum preventive health, the findings provide a good illustration of why bottom-up reform of our healthcare systems is essential.

To learn more about this revealing study, and to understand the link between hospital food and nutrition classes in medical schools, read this article.

Permalink 5 April 2017

Read article in the Daily Telegraph (UK)

Drug Companies Are Buying Ads on Shows They Know Donald Trump Watches

NEWS

The top trade association for U.S. drugmakers is spending more on television advertising than any other special-interest group, part of a multi-year campaign to repair the industry’s reputation and counter President Donald Trump’s claims that it’s “getting away with murder” on pricing.

COMMENT

A few days prior to his inauguration as U.S. president, Donald Trump made headlines when he said that his country’s drug industry “has been disastrous.” Accusing American pharma companies of getting away with “murder,” he asserted that “people die because they can’t get the prescription drugs they need.” Almost immediately, drug industry stock prices fell and the internet was flooded with claims that Trump is supposedly now leading the fight against Big Pharma.

In a meeting held in the Oval Office on January 31, however, the new president took a somewhat different approach and assured an assembled group of senior drug company executives that they had “done a terrific job over the years.” In return for bringing drug production back to the U.S., Trump told them, his administration would reduce regulations affecting pharma companies and lower their taxes. Predictably, stock prices of most of the firms present subsequently soared.

The question is, therefore: Will Donald Trump Make Friends With Big Pharma, Or Keep His Election Promises?

Permalink 4 April 2016

Read article at bloomberg.com

Supermarkets must stop discounting unhealthy foods to tackle child obesity, say UK MPs

NEWS

Tough new measures to tackle childhood obesity – including a restriction on supermarkets offering “deep discounts” on unhealthy foods – must be introduced, according to a committee of UK MPs.

COMMENT

The fact is that the continued rise in childhood obesity directly benefits the pharmaceutical ‘business with disease’. Studies clearly show that obesity is linked to an increased risk of high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, osteoarthritis, cancer, and other diseases. In short, therefore, the greater the number of people suffering from these diseases, the higher are the profits made by pharmaceutical companies selling drugs to treat them.

To break mankind’s dependency on the drug industry, our goal has to be to make natural preventive health approaches a human right. Here’s how we plan to do it. Are you with us on this? Do you want to help us achieve this goal where YOU live? If so, please contact us and let’s talk about how we can spread the life-saving benefits of nutritional health and Cellular Medicine in YOUR country.

Permalink 4 April 2017

Read article in the Guardian (UK)

Beetroot juice may boost performance in soccer players

NEWS

Consuming beetroot juice may improve high-intensity intermittent-type exercise performance, says a new study with trained soccer players.

COMMENT

Athletes focus on increasing stamina, reducing muscle fatigue and injuries, and maximizing performance. While they usually recognize the role of macronutrients such as proteins, carbohydrates, fats, and other key food components, the importance of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and other micronutrients is often neglected. An insufficient supply of micronutrients frequently leads to easy fatigue, muscle or bone injury, and other ailments such as arthritis. In fact, any intense exercise routine makes micronutrient supplementation essential.

To learn how an optimum intake of micronutrients is essential not just for sportspeople but everyone who takes part in athletic activities, read this issue of the Dr. Rath Research Institute’s health information newsletter.

Permalink 3 April 2017

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Greece won't last in euro zone in long-run: Bavarian finance minister

NEWS

Greece will not last in the eurozone in the long run and officials working on a review of its bailout package should prepare for such a possibility, a senior member of the Bavarian sister party of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives said.

COMMENT

Ultimately it may not just be Greece that doesn’t last in the eurozone. In an interview last year, Nobel-Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz stated that Europe is heading towards a "cataclysmic event" that could lead not only to the collapse of the euro currency but also the end of the Brussels EU itself. A former Chief Economist at the World Bank, Stiglitz believes that one more political event similar to Brexit is now all it would take to trigger these outcomes.

The statement by Stiglitz followed a similar intervention by Lord Mervyn King, the former Governor of the Bank of England, who 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 have to be dismantled.

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 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 2 April 2016

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