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News & Comment – June 2017

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Drug trials 'skewed by the pharmaceutical industry,' GPs say

NEWS

Four in five GPs believe drug trials are skewed by the pharmaceutical industry, amid widespread mistrust in medical research, polling shows.

COMMENT

Unknown to millions of patients worldwide, the results of clinical trials conducted by the pharmaceutical industry are deliberately skewed as a means of maintaining its trillion-dollar-a-year income from the sale of drugs. In so doing, not only do such trials significantly exaggerate the effectiveness of drugs, they also fail to show some of their most dangerous side effects.

Ultimately, of course, as they don’t address the root causes of chronic diseases, drugs are not – and never will be – the answer to preventing them. In contrast, scientific breakthroughs in the areas of nutritional and Cellular Medicine approaches clearly show that, if such natural therapies are implemented into clinical medicine, cardiovascular disease, cancer, AIDS and other common diseases can be largely eradicated.

To read why, towards this goal, natural preventive health approaches should be a human right, read the inspiring speech Dr. Rath gave in Barletta, Italy, in October 2014.

Permalink 29 June 2017

Read article in the Daily Telegraph (UK)

Vitamin K2 may reverse calcification of blood vessels in people with kidney disease

NEWS

Four-week supplementation with vitamin K2 MK-7 (menaquinone-7) significantly improves vascular calcification (VC), according to a new study published in BMC Nephrology.

COMMENT

Orthodox medicine essentially sees most types of kidney diseases as irreversible. Ultimately, of course, its failure to successfully treat them results from the fact that it doesn’t address their primary cause. In contrast, scientific studies have proven the effectiveness of natural therapies in controlling kidney problems.

In a study published in the Clinical Nutrition journal in 2015, for example, Australian scientists showed how fatty acid supplements can help reduce inflammation for people with chronic kidney disease. Describing how their work shows that, by supplementing such patients with fatty acids, the body’s synthesis of blood factors that help resolve inflammation can be increased, the researchers concluded this may have important implications for limiting inflammatory problems in chronic kidney disease.

Similarly, researchers at the Dr. Rath Research Institute in California have studied the benefits of micronutrients in kidney cancer. Using a specific combination of micronutrients including vitamin C, lysine, proline, green tea extract and others, they observed that it was possible to almost completely inhibit the most common types of collagen degrading enzymes produced by cancer cells to spread and destroy the surrounding connective tissue. You can learn more about this fascinating study on our Foundation website.

Permalink 30 June 2017

Read article at nutraingredients.com

Monsanto battle: California to add glyphosate to its cancer-causing chemicals list

NEWS

The state of California has moved ahead in its ongoing legal battle with agribusiness giant Monsanto, announcing it is putting glyphosate, a key ingredient of the firm’s popular weed killer Roundup, on a list of cancer-causing chemicals.

COMMENT

Created by Monsanto in 1970 and marketed from 1974 as “Roundup”, glyphosate has been used extensively throughout the world ever since. Between 1999 to 2010, for example, glyphosate use in Germany increased by 100 percent. As a result, it is now being sprayed on almost 40 percent of German farmland each year.

Scientists at the Dr. Rath Research Institute have studied glyphosate and confirmed its extreme cellular toxicity. Crucially, however, they also determined that specific micronutrients applied in proper combinations and dosages can provide some protective effects against this toxin. The combination of micronutrients used included plant extracts such as green tea and quercetin, both of which are potent antioxidants. In the conclusion to the study, the researchers stressed the following: “The fact that glyphosate is used widely and is available cheaply must prompt the scientific community, the general public and regulatory authorities to take proper steps in protecting public and animal health against this extremely toxic agent.”

You can read and download this revealing study from the website of the Journal of Cellular Medicine and Natural Health.

Permalink 29 June 2017

Read article at rt.com (Russia)

New research shows vitamin D could help treat sunburns

NEWS

While there’s no cure for sunburn and probably never will be, a small but intriguing new study suggests that taking high doses of vitamin D after exposure may prevent the associated redness and swelling.

COMMENT

A micronutrient that has numerous important functions, vitamin D is produced naturally in the body when skin is exposed to sunlight. Crucially, therefore, a clinical review recently published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association suggests that overuse of sunscreen has caused a dramatic increase in the number of people with deficient or insufficient levels of vitamin D. Also describing how some chronic diseases greatly inhibit the body's ability to metabolize vitamin D from foods, the paper points out that almost 1 billion people worldwide now have inadequate levels of this essential micronutrient. You can read more about this thought-provoking study on our Foundation website.

Permalink 28 June 2017

Read article at newsweek.com (USA)

EFSA defends independence as new data shows 46% of experts have conflicts of interest

NEWS

The European Food Safety Authority has been urged to rethink its new independence rules after new research showed that more than one in four of its experts have direct financial conflicts of interest.

COMMENT

Far from being a rarity among Brussels EU bureaucrats, conflicts of interest are widespread. For example, Brussels EU officials often leave their jobs and shortly afterwards start working for one of the very same corporate interests they were previously responsible for regulating. Other officials make frequent switches between corporate lobbying jobs and Brussels EU institutions, an activity that has become known as the 'revolving door' phenomenon. The net result of all this is that the Brussels EU has become controlled by corporate interests and fails to act in the interests of European citizens.

Our Foundation has an entirely different vision for Europe, one in which the interests of its people are placed before those of multinational corporations. To learn more about this vision and how you can support it, visit the Relay of Life website.

Permalink 28 June 2017

Read article at nutraingredients.com

Tilos, Greece: the first island in the Med to run entirely on wind and solar power

NEWS

Tiny Tilos, in the Dodecanese, is a pioneering nature reserve. Now, Greece’s ‘green island’ is set to be powered by renewable energy.

COMMENT

In recent years, the southern Mediterranean countries have been the hardest hit by the financial crisis that has enveloped the eurozone. At the same time however, because of their sunny climates, these same countries are the best placed in Europe to take advantage of advances in solar power and free themselves from the financial grip of the Oil Cartel. The fact that the tiny island of Tilos has now achieved energy independence by running entirely on wind and solar power is not just something to celebrate, it sets a fantastic example for the rest of the Mediterranean to follow.

To learn more about the concept of Free Energy for All, visit the Movement of Life website.

Permalink 27 June 2017

Read article in the Guardian (UK)

Plant compound more powerful than AZT against HIV

NEWS

A plant found throughout Southeast Asia traditionally used to treat arthritis and rheumatism contains a potent anti-HIV compound more powerful than the drug AZT, according to a new paper published in the Journal of Natural Compounds.

COMMENT

Scientific evidence clearly shows that natural approaches are highly effective in controlling HIV and AIDS. For example, a clinical trial published in November 2013 found that long-term supplementation with multivitamins and selenium for HIV-infected patients in Botswana reduced the risk of immune decline and illness. Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the world's most widely circulated medical journal, it is particularly notable that the patients who took part in this study had not previously received toxic antiretroviral (ARV) drug therapy.

Significantly, the publication of this JAMA study confirmed that Dr. Rath had been right all along. Back in 2005, when he first announced that HIV and AIDS could be controlled naturally, Dr. Rath quickly became subject to widespread attacks. The reason for this was obvious, of course: HIV and AIDS are multi-billion dollar markets for the Pharma Cartel. Lifesaving scientific information about non-patentable natural therapies represents a threat both to the Cartel's profits and the illusion that ARV drugs can cure AIDS.

Today, however, with even mainstream science and medical journals now publishing research on natural approaches to controlling HIV and AIDS, it is clear that the end of the AIDS epidemic is now in sight.

To learn more about the power of natural approaches for controlling HIV and AIDs, visit the Independent Library of Nutrition and Natural Health website.

Permalink 27 June 2017

Read article at medicalxpress.com

K for kids: Low vitamin K2 levels may boost fracture risk

NEWS

Children with low levels of vitamin K2 are at an increased risk of fractures, and small changes in vitamin K status can have a big effect on bone health, says a new study from Poland.

COMMENT

A common perception is that vitamin D and calcium are the only nutrients needed for healthy bones. However, this 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 having sufficient amounts of calcium and vitamins D and K, 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 more about important micronutrients for healing bone fractures, read this issue of the Dr. Rath Research Institute’s health information newsletter.

Permalink 26 June 2017

Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

Greek ambulance service feels pinch of austerity

NEWS

Greece’s financial woes have clobbered spending on state-provided health services, even as demand has spiked because fewer Greeks can pay for private treatment.

COMMENT

If you think the Brussels EU exists to look after the people of Europe, just ask yourself why it continues to see debt repayment as more important than the health of people in Greece. After seven years of a euro currency financial crisis that has resulted in the Greek national debt reaching around 180 percent of GDP, and almost one quarter of the population becoming unemployed, Greece’s healthcare system is now in meltdown.

In this situation, with the Greek debt having skyrocketed to the point that it can now never be repaid, the longer the Brussels EU refuses to countenance debt relief the greater will be the likelihood of Greece leaving the euro currency and regaining its financial independence. Coming at a time when Britain is already leaving the Brussels EU, this would inevitably herald not just the beginning of the end for the dictatorial construct’s control over the citizens of Europe – but also the first step towards a better Europe that truly represents the interests of its people.

Permalink 25 June 2017

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WHO creates controversial ‘reserve’ list of antibiotics for superbug threats

NEWS

The World Health Organization on Tuesday released new recommendations aimed at reducing the use of certain categories of “last resort” antibiotics as part of its ongoing efforts to combat the rise of superbugs.

COMMENT

Media headlines frequently tell us that antibiotic resistant “superbugs” have become one of the world’s most pressing health concerns. Declaring that we stand on the threshold of the post-antibiotic era, they try to frighten us into believing that, by the middle of this century, superbugs could be killing millions of people every year. Notably, however, whenever the question is raised as to what alternative approaches might be available for controlling infections, no mention is made of the key roles played by essential micronutrients in the proper functioning of the immune system.

Regrettably, even many doctors do not yet fully appreciate the extent to which micronutrients support all the critical steps for mounting an effective immune response to infections. These steps include non-specific defense components such as the synthesis of interferon and function of phagocytic cells; the protective anti-microbial barriers created by the skin, mucus membranes, tears, saliva and gastric juice etc.; and the production of antibodies and optimization of cell-mediated immunity. In this respect, it is well established that micronutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin A and B vitamins, as well as trace elements including iron, zinc, selenium, copper and others, are essential for optimizing white blood cell production and immune function.

To learn how micronutrient supplements can enhance immune function and suppress infection, read this article on our Foundation website.

Permalink 23 June 2017

Read article in the Washington Post (USA)

A 10% fruit and vegetable subsidy can save lives, new study finds

NEWS

Fruit and vegetable subsidies can literally save lives, according to researchers at the University of Liverpool, who analysed how different food policy models may reduce deaths caused by cardiovascular disease in the US.

COMMENT

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that around 795 million of the 7.3 billion people in the world, or one in nine, were suffering from chronic undernourishment in 2014-2016. The vast majority of these people live in developing countries. However, it would be a mistake to assume from this that people living in developed countries are all well-nourished.

One study shows that Americans living on a low-income must now spend up to 70 percent of their entire food budget on fruits and vegetables in order to meet their country’s national dietary guidelines for healthy eating. In Greece, the economic devastation caused by the euro currency of the Brussels EU has resulted in millions of people across the country regularly going hungry. For many such people, budgeting means making impossibly difficult choices between eating, paying their gas and electricity bills, clothing their children, or paying their rent.

In the world of the twenty-first century it is simply unacceptable that millions of people worldwide remain unable to obtain or afford sufficient nutrition to keep themselves and their families healthy. This is why our Foundation strongly believes that good health should be a human right. Bringing an end to malnutrition and world hunger are essential first steps towards achieving this goal.

Permalink 23 June 2017

Read article at foodnavigator.com

Folic acid and dementia: Supplementation benefits elderly people with mild cognitive decline

NEWS

Supplementing diets with 400mg of folic acid daily for 12 months significantly improved cognitive performance and reduced inflammation among elderly people with mild cognitive impairment.

COMMENT

World Health Organization statistics show that around 47 million people have dementia, with 9.9 million new cases being diagnosed every year. The number of people living with the condition is projected to rise to 75 million by 2030, and eventually reach 132 million by the middle of this century.

While conventional medicine doesn’t have any successful treatments for controlling this distressing condition, nutritional approaches have already been shown to be effective against Alzheimer’s disease, its most common form. For example, a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2015 showed that taking supplements of B vitamins and having high levels of omega-3 prevented brain shrinkage, a hallmark of the condition.

Permalink 22 June 2017

Read article at nutraingredients.com

EU army inevitable, says senior German official

NEWS

One of Germany’s most senior defence officials has become the latest to add his voice to calls for a European army.

COMMENT

In our explosive book, The Nazi Roots of the Brussels EU, we reveal how history shows there were two preconditions for the Oil and Drug Cartel’s previous attempts at global conquest in WWI and WWII.

The first precondition was the establishing of a political dictatorship in the territory from where the conquest of the world is intended to be launched. The Lisbon Treaty, which became law in Europe in December 2009, provides the modern-day legal basis for such a dictatorship.

The second precondition was the systematic planning for military action, including a global war. This latest public proposal for a Brussels EU ‘European army’, combined with plans for a nuclear weapons program, is an unmistakable step towards this.

As this news story demonstrates, the political heirs of those who launched the two previous attempts at global conquest are now intent on spearheading the Oil and Drug Cartel’s next attempt. In this increasingly dangerous situation, it is vital that we all do everything possible to prevent history from repeating itself.

Permalink 21 June 2017

Read article in the Daily Telegraph (UK)

Magnesium supplements show potential anti-inflammatory effects: Meta-analysis

NEWS

Dietary supplementation with magnesium may reduce levels of inflammatory biomarkers, says a new meta-analysis pooling data from 11 studies.

COMMENT

There is no doubt that magnesium is a vital mineral and that it plays key roles in maintaining health. For example, it functions as nature’s calcium antagonist; its benefit for the cardiovascular system is similar to that of the calcium antagonist drugs that are prescribed by doctors – except that magnesium is completely safe and produced by nature itself. Clinical studies have shown that magnesium is particularly important for helping to normalize elevated blood pressure and that it can help normalize irregular heartbeat.

However, when supplementing magnesium, the best results come from taking it as part of a synergistically designed combination of micronutrients. The many years of research carried out by scientists at the Dr. Rath Research Institute have proven that the most effective approach to supplementation is achieved by applying carefully selected micronutrient combinations that act in biological synergy. To learn more about the micronutrient synergy approach, read this issue of the Dr. Rath Research Institute’s popular health information newsletter.

Permalink 20 June 2017

Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

Omega-3 may shorten hospital stay in heart surgery patients

NEWS

Supplementing open-heart surgery patients with omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids could reduce time spent in hospital and lower risk of complications.

COMMENT

Large scale statistical studies clearly show that dietary supplementation regimens can help control rising healthcare costs and produce considerable health insurance savings. For example, a study published in February 2013 confirmed that supplement use can cut the length of hospital stays, decrease costs, and reduce the chance of readmissions. Particularly impressively, the researchers found that supplement use reduced the average length of hospital stays by over 2 days and the average cost by more than $4,700. Moreover, the likelihood of patients being readmitted to hospital was cut by almost 7%.

Ultimately, however, a comprehensive state of health and well-being for the people of the world cannot be achieved by interventional medicine that is merely making sure diseases are being treated once they occur. The goal of providing health to all the people of the world can only be achieved when the focus of healthcare is switched from intervention to prevention – that is, towards averting and correcting the malfunctioning of our body before diseases develop.

Our Foundation is committed to spreading the life-saving benefits of nutritional health and Cellular Medicine and to building a new, prevention-oriented system of healthcare for our planet. If you share this commitment and would like to help us spread information about these approaches where you live, please contact us, we’d love to hear from you!

Permalink 19 June 2017

Read article at nutraingredients.com

Major flaws in US drugs with 'accelerated' approval, research suggests

NEWS

A new study published today has exposed major flaws in the fast tracking of some drugs available to the American public without any stringent clinical evidence of their benefits.

COMMENT

In clinical practice, so dangerous has the pharma 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.

These statistics illustrate why we urgently have to replace the profit-oriented pharmaceutical business with disease with a system of healthcare that is based on safe, preventive, natural approaches. The economic wealth that will be created through significantly reducing the incidence of diseases – and by creating an effective, sustainable and prevention-oriented health care system on a global scale – will be unprecedented. Huge amounts of money will become available to address the burning issues of mankind, including mass unemployment, environmental protection and support for economic and social advances in the developing world.

But this quantum leap forward for mankind will not come by itself – we need to work together to organize it!

Permalink 18 June 2017

Read article at sciencedaily.com

Magnesium is essential to your health, but many people don’t get enough of it

NEWS

Ask most people to name a nutrient lacking in the American diet, and the top answers would probably be calcium, vitamin D or fiber. Though all nutrients are essential for good health, few are more crucial to focus on than magnesium — because we don’t usually get enough in our diet and none of our cells could function without it.

COMMENT

It is not just magnesium that many people aren’t getting enough of in their daily diets. Independent studies conducted in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and many other countries show that the nutrient content of our food in general has fallen substantially over the past few decades.

In Canada, for example, between 1951 and 1999 it was found that levels of vitamins and minerals in foods fell dramatically. For example, the losses in broccoli fell by up to 62 percent, while those in potatoes fell by up to 100 percent.

To read how we can no longer obtain all the micronutrients we need from our food, visit the FAQs section of our Foundation website.

Permalink 16 June 2017

Read article on the Washington Post website (USA)

Prescription drug addiction 'to overtake heroin use' in UK

NEWS

Rehab provider says admissions for prescription and over-the-counter drugs up 22 per cent.

COMMENT

In a graphic illustration of the dangers of prescription drugs, a coroners court report has found that in 2015 they were were involved in more fatal overdoses than heroin in the Australian state of Victoria. Not surprisingly, the implication that, nationally, thousands of Australian lives are being lost each year to pharmaceutical overdoses has been described as a national catastrophe.

While this statistic could, on the one hand, be seen as simply a reflection of the fact that more people take pharma drugs than use heroin, any attempt to dismiss it on this basis misses the point. Ultimately, the higher profile given by governments to fatalities from illicit drug overdoses distracts us from realizing that, were similar public attention drawn to the death toll caused by pharmaceuticals, a significantly larger number of lives could be saved. But as raising awareness of this would draw unwanted scrutiny to the dangers and shortcomings of drug-oriented medicine, the status quo is allowed to persist and the health interests of ordinary citizens are seen as secondary to the continued profits of multinational pharmaceutical companies.

Permalink 15 June 2017

Read article on the Independent website (UK)

Improved omega-3 to omega-6 status during pregnancy may boost fetal health: Study

NEWS

Improving a mother-to-be’s ratio of omega-3s to omega-6s may boost birth weight of the infant and increase the duration of pregnancy, says a new study.

COMMENT

Ensuring proper nourishment during pregnancy is critical for the health of the developing child. In addition to an optimum supply of omega-3 fatty acids, an appropriate intake of other micronutrients such as vitamin C, lysine, proline, folic acid, and the B group of vitamins is similarly essential.

Minerals such as iron and zinc are also important as they help prevent anemia and improve the immune system of both the mother and child. Calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus, in synergy with vitamins C and D, aid the development of the baby’s bones and teeth, support normal blood pressure in the mother, and prevent muscle cramps and preterm delivery. The mother’s requirement for these minerals increases more than 50% during pregnancy.

To learn more about the importance of micronutrients during pregnancy, read parts one and two of a special feature on the website of the Dr. Rath Research Institute.

Permalink 15 June 2017

Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

Chemical straightjackets’: Missouri sued for overmedicating foster kids

NEWS

Administrators in Missouri’s foster care system failed to monitor and oversee the use of psychotropic drugs on foster children, according to a lawsuit filed by two children’s watchdog groups. The complaint argues the drugs were used often to sedate children to control behavior and left them exposed to risk of side effects, from diabetes to seizures.

COMMENT

The use of pharmaceutical drugs to sedate children and control their behavior is a particularly insidious form of child abuse. Far from being uncommon, the mandatory drugging of children is now increasingly widespread on our planet. It occurs on a daily basis when parents of children suffering from cancer are forced to enroll them in toxic chemotherapy treatment, for example, despite the fact that safe natural approaches are already now available.

Ultimately, of course, the prime beneficiary from this deplorable situation is the multinational pharmaceutical industry. With its sales of drugs now exceeding one trillion dollars a year, the Pharma Cartel’s sole interest in promoting its toxic synthetic chemical treatments is to increase its profits. For this reason, Health for All will not be possible on our planet until the business with disease is finally brought to an end.

Permalink 14 June 2017

Read article at rt.com (Russia)

Low levels of vitamin A may fuel TB risk

NEWS

People with low levels of vitamin A living with individuals sick with tuberculosis may be 10 times more likely to develop the disease than people with high levels of the nutrient, according to research led by investigators at Harvard Medical School.

COMMENT

Nearly one third of the world’s population is infected with the tuberculosis (TB) bacteria. According to the World Health Organization, 8.6 million people had active illness and 1.3 million died from TB in 2012. In developing countries, more than 90% of TB infections and deaths occur in young adults between the ages of 15-44. The death rate is expected to increase worldwide because TB bacteria have developed resistance to almost all available treatment options. As such, new approaches to TB are desperately needed.

Significantly, therefore, researchers at the Dr. Rath Research Institute have conducted a clinical trial in 120 hospitalized patients with active pulmonary TB to investigate how a combination of specific micronutrients taken along with the standard TB treatment affects the healing process. At the end of the trial period the patients taking micronutrients had significantly higher signs of healing, as seen on their chest X-rays and other parameters. Their cavity healing was almost 30% higher than that of the control group of patients who received only the standard TB treatment. Moreover, all (100%) of the patients in the group taking micronutrients tested negative to the TB bacteria while only 88% of the patients in the control group had a negative TB test.

To learn more about the clinical benefits of micronutrients in tuberculosis, read this issue of the Dr. Rath Research Institute’s popular health information newsletter.

Permalink 14 June 2017

Read article at medicalxpress.com

Folate supplement and childhood leukaemia review urges more research into impact of maternal diet

NEWS

Folic acid supplements taken by mothers before and during pregnancy appear to be beneficial in protecting against the risk of childhood leukaemia in offspring, a new review of existing evidence concludes.

COMMENT

Leukemia is a cancer of the bone marrow, which produces blood cells. It is the tenth most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States and the most common cancer in children. Patients with leukemia experience an excessive production of white blood cells, also known as leukocytes.

Despite more than 30 drugs being available for the treatment of leukemia, one person in the United States dies from a blood cancer approximately every 10 minutes.

To learn about cutting-edge scientific tests conducted by researchers at the Dr. Rath Research Institute which used a combination of vitamin C, lysine, proline, green tea extract, arginine and other micronutrients against leukemia, read this edition of the institute’s popular health information newsletter.

Permalink 12 June 2017

Read article at medicalxpress.com

Omega-3 fatty acid stops lupus trigger

NEWS

Michigan State University scientists have received a $2.3 million, five-year National Institutes of Health grant to help uncover why an omega-3 fatty acid, known as DHA, is so effective in stopping a known trigger of lupus.

COMMENT

Over the past couple of decades, a succession of studies have shown that omega-3 fatty acids are helpful in preventing and controlling diseases such as cardiovascular disease, neurological disease, cancer and others. Recent research has added to our knowledge regarding this important class of micronutrients by finding they can also help reduce inflammation in chronic kidney disease, help treat major depression, and, when present in high levels, help stop the development of Alzheimer’s disease.

To learn more about enhancing and protecting your health with this important class of nutrients, read this article on our Foundation website.

Permalink 12 June 2017

Read article at medicalxpress.com

Pharmaceutical industry at risk from Brexit

NEWS

What will Brexit mean for pharma? Border delays, disruption to R&D and regulatory divergence all pose hazards.

COMMENT

On June 23, 2016, the people of Great Britain voted to leave the ‘Brussels EU’. This decision was a historic victory for democracy and the first step towards creating a better Europe. Moreover, despite how sections of the European and global media are trying to portray it, this was not a victory for xenophobia or racism. It was a vote by a majority of concerned British citizens who refuse to allow the dictatorial political construct in Brussels to determine all aspects of their lives. The result was a resounding victory of democracy over corporate dictatorship.

A key goal of the Brussels EU is to prevent non-patentable natural health therapies from competing with the Pharma Cartel and its trillion dollar a year sales of patented drugs. Serving as the Cartel’s unelected political stakeholders, the so-called European Commission – the executive level of the Brussels EU – specifically crafts the laws of Europe on its behalf. Restrictive laws affecting natural health in Europe, such as the Food Supplements Directive and the Regulation on Nutrition and Health Claims, have thus been deliberately designed to benefit the Cartel. Despite over 44,000 health claims having been submitted to the Brussels EU for approval under the so-called Regulation on Nutrition and Health Claims, for example, less than 300 have been given authorization. And this is despite over a century of scientific research now existing on vitamins and other essential micronutrients!

But with the Brexit process now underway, and as this news story shows, the Pharma Cartel’s power base in Europe will inevitably now be weakened.

Permalink 11 June 2017

Read article at bruegel.org (Belgium)

Vit D and calcium may reduce onset of early menopause: Study

NEWS

Taking high doses of dietary vitamin D and calcium may be linked to a lower risk of early menopause as the findings could help in reducing health problems associated with this period.

COMMENT

The nutritional requirements of men and women differ. For example, a woman’s body needs extra nutritional support during menopause and other physiological transitions such as puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, and lactation. Women are also affected by different health problems than men and are more often diagnosed with autoimmune diseases, arthritis, osteoporosis, and depression.

Despite popular belief that heart disease is a male problem one in four menopausal women in the United States die from heart disease, thus making it the major cause of death for women in that country. At all stages of life, women can benefit from properly selected combinations of micronutrients so as to ensure optimum function of the cells building the nervous, immune, cardiovascular, and endocrine systems.

To learn more about how women can benefit from proper micronutrient supplementation, read this article on our Foundation website.

Permalink 10 June 2017

Read article at nutraingredients.com

Heart attack victims may not benefit from beta blockers, study finds

NEWS

Many patients given beta blockers after a heart attack may not benefit from being on the drugs, suggesting they may be being over-prescribed, researchers said.

COMMENT

Of course, the reason why beta blockers don’t benefit patients who have had heart attacks is that they don’t actually address the root cause of cardiovascular disease. As Dr. Rath has shown, this disease occurs exactly for the same reason that clinical (early) scurvy does – namely, a deficiency of vitamin C in the cells composing the artery wall. Humans, unlike animals, develop heart disease because their bodies cannot produce vitamin C. The average human diet provides enough vitamin C to prevent scurvy, but not enough to guarantee stable artery walls. As a consequence of vitamin C deficiency, millions of tiny cracks and lesions develop in the artery walls. Subsequently, cholesterol, lipoproteins and other blood risk factors enter the damaged artery walls to repair these lesions.

Of all these risk factors, by far the most important is a molecule known as Lipoprotein(a). Primarily found in humans and sub-human primates, Lipoprotein(a) functions as a repair molecule compensating for the structural impairment of the vascular wall. In general, animals that produce vitamin C in their bodies do not produce Lipoprotein(a).

In human beings, in the case of a chronic deficiency of vitamin C, the arterial repair process becomes continuous. Over the course of many years atherosclerotic deposits develop, eventually leading to heart attacks and strokes.

To learn the facts about cardiovascular disease and how to prevent and even reverse it, read Dr. Rath’s classic book, Why Animals Don’t Get Heart Disease…But People Do!

Permalink 9 June 2017

Read article on the Independent website (UK)

Why the apples in your shopping may be three years old

NEWS

Supermarket apples can be up to three years old, according to an expert on the fruit. Food writer Pete Brown said they are being kept in airless, chilled warehouses to stop them from ripening.

COMMENT

If you’re wondering who it is that actually sets the global standards that have led to the mass industrialization of our food supply, the answer is the so-called Codex Alimentarius Commission (also known as Codex). The main global body that makes proposals to, and is consulted by, the Directors-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on all matters pertaining to the implementation of the Joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Programme, its main purposes are stated in its Procedural Manual as supposedly being to protect the health of consumers; ensure fair practices in the food trade; and promote coordination of all food standards work undertaken by international governmental and non-governmental organizations.

However, the fact is that Codex is not protecting the health of consumers. Instead, it acts in the interests of multinational corporations – and especially those of the trillion-dollar a year Pharma Cartel. To learn more about Codex and how it affects you and your health, read this article on our Foundation website.

Permalink 9 June 2017

Read article in the Daily Mail (UK)

Study shows phytosterols supplementation produce €5.3bn in healthcare savings

NEWS

A new study commissioned by trade group Food Supplements Europe shows how savings of €5.3 billion a year could be generated through the daily consumption of 1.7g of phytosterols by the millions of adults aged 55 and over in the EU with severe hypercholesterolemia.

COMMENT

As this study demonstrates, evidence continues to grow that daily use of supplements can reduce national healthcare costs. Notably, research shows that tens of billions could be saved even by something as simple as making sure a population gets adequate intakes of vitamin D. Impressively, a review published in 2010 found that ensuring people in Germany get adequate intakes of vitamin D could save that country around €37 billion ($47 billion) a year in healthcare costs.

To learn more about studies showing how daily use of supplements can reduce national healthcare costs, read this article on our Foundation website.

Permalink 8 June 2017

Read article on the Natural Products Global website

Food is not just the sum of its nutrients – It is time to rethink nutrition labelling

NEWS

The nutritional value of a food should be evaluated on the basis of the foodstuff as a whole, and not as an effect of the individual nutrients. This is the conclusion of an international expert panel of epidemiologists, physicians, food and nutrition scientists and brought together by the University of Copenhagen and University of Reading.

COMMENT

Not only is the conclusion of this panel correct, it is also consistent with the nutrient synergy approach to health that is pioneered by Dr. Rath, Dr. Niedzwiecki, and scientists at the Dr. Rath Research Institute in Santa Clara, California. As their work has shown, while vitamins, minerals, amino acids and other nutrients are all required for the normal functions of our body, they do not work alone. Instead, they participate together in complex metabolic processes and interact with each other in the body. Their optimal interaction and cellular balance is the very basis of health.

To learn how taking advantage of nutrient synergy is the most effective approach to health, read this edition of the Dr. Rath Research Institute’s popular health information newsletter.

Permalink 7 June 2017

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Vitamin D supplements could help pain management

NEWS

Vitamin D supplementation combined with good sleeping habits may help manage pain-related diseases.

COMMENT

In our current healthcare systems, doctors commonly prescribe painkilling drugs for patients with pain-related diseases. However, a major new study suggests that a commonly-used class of painkillers, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), may increase the risk of having a heart attack. Published in the British Medical Journal, the paper adds to the mounting body of evidence linking NSAIDs to cardiovascular problems. Significantly, while the dangers were predictably shown to be greatest with higher doses, the researchers noted that taking any dose of NSAIDs for one week, one month, or more than a month was associated with risk.

Similarly, a scientific review published in 2015 looked at the risks of taking paracetamol (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 paracetamol 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.

As we’ve said many times over the years, unlike vitamins, there’s no such thing as a safe drug!

Permalink 7 June 2017

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Possible link between vitamin D deficiency and diabetic retinopathy: Meta-analysis

NEWS

There is a statistically significant link between diabetic retinopathy and vitamin D deficiency, according to a new review.

COMMENT

Diabetic retinopathy is a condition that occurs when blood vessels in the retina are damaged by high blood sugar levels. It is the most common cause of vision loss in people who have diabetes and a leading cause of blindness among adults of working age.

Notably, therefore, deficiency of vitamin D – a nutrient produced naturally in the body when skin is exposed to sunlight – is known to be a worldwide problem. In this respect, it is particularly thought-provoking that a recent clinical review suggests overuse of sunscreen has caused a dramatic increase in the number of people with deficient or insufficient levels of this vitamin.

But while the increasing worldwide awareness of vitamin D deficiency and promotion of the need for supplementation are certainly positive developments, we should not be fooled into thinking that deficiencies of other micronutrients are rare. To the contrary, and as Dr. Rath’s groundbreaking Cellular Medicine concept explains, deficiencies of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and other essential micronutrients are not only commonplace, they are the primary cause of today’s most common chronic diseases. Based on pioneering work conducted at the Dr. Rath Research Institute, this knowledge has given rise to the revolutionary discovery that specific combinations of micronutrients can be used for the prevention and control of diseases.

To learn about the Cellular Medicine approach to diabetes, read this article on our Foundation website.

Permalink 6 June 2017

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Chondroitin sulfate as good as widely used anti-inflammatory drug for knee osteoarthritis: Study

NEWS

High quality chondroitin sulfate supplementation is as good as a widely prescribed non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug for the treatment of painful knee osteoarthritis, new research reveals.

COMMENT

Research presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Rheumatology in 2015 showed that supplements containing chondroitin sulfate, a natural substance that is an important structural component of cartilage, are SIGNIFICANTLY BETTER than Celecoxib – a multi-billion-dollar non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug – in reducing the long-term progression of knee osteoarthritis. Carried out by researchers from Canada over a period of two years, the researchers found that, unlike Celecoxib, chondroitin sulfate was able to slow down the progression of osteoarthritis by reducing the loss of cartilage.

Crucially, therefore, not only are supplements containing chondroitin sulfate superior to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in the control of osteoarthritis, they are also completely safe. Celecoxib, on the other hand, is far from safe and carries a large number of serious side-effects.

To learn more about the effectiveness of chondroitin sulfate in controlling knee osteoarthritis, read this article on our Foundation website.

Permalink 6 June 2017

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UK achieves solar power record

NEWS

A record amount of solar power was generated in the UK on Friday 26th May as the country basked in sunshine and temperatures of up to 28C.

COMMENT

As this news report reminds us, the world is on the cusp of an energy revolution. In another recent example of the direction things are headed in, a groundbreaking report written by visionary Stanford University economist Professor Tony Seba suggests that by 2030 ninety-five percent of car miles in the United States will be traveled in driverless, electric, shared-vehicles. Globally, the repercussions from this development will be far-reaching and will ultimately include the collapse of the Oil Cartel. To learn more, read this article on our Foundation website.

Permalink 3 June 2017

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Vitamin D in pregnancy may prevent childhood asthma

NEWS

A new study published today in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology has found that taking Vitamin D supplements in pregnancy can positively modify the immune system of the newborn baby, which could help to protect against asthma and respiratory infections, a known risk factor for developing asthma in childhood.

COMMENT

Proper nutrition, and especially a constant supply of vitamins, minerals, essential amino acids, and other micronutrients, is vitally important during pregnancy. This is because micronutrient deficiencies in any phase of pregnancy can affect the development of a baby’s organ systems, birth weight, long-term health – and even its survival.

But for children who develop asthma, all is not lost. Studies conducted by researchers at the Dr. Rath Research Institute have shown how a synergistic combination of micronutrients can help in this condition.

For more information about the importance of micronutrients during pregnancy, read parts one and two of a special feature article on the website of the Dr. Rath Research Institute.

Permalink 2 June 2017

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Doctors warn even 'safe levels' of toxic diesel fumes raises heart attack risk

NEWS

A new alert about toxic diesel fumes was issued today after a study linked supposedly safe emission levels with an increased risk of having a deadly heart attack.

COMMENT

Air pollution is now a problem across the entire planet. Until such time as the world moves across to using safer forms of energy and industrial production, each and every one of us will continue to be affected by it. Meantime, 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 such pollution being known to have significant adverse effects on human health, the finding has profound implications for public health policies worldwide.

Even more promisingly, a groundbreaking report published this month sent shockwaves through the world’s major oil producers by forecasting that, within just 8 years from now, every new vehicle manufactured will be electric. Written by Stanford University economist Professor Tony Seba, the report suggests that as people start to switch from car ownership to on-demand driverless electric vehicles the resulting crash in oil prices will lead to the collapse of the petroleum industry. Stating that “we are on the cusp of one of the fastest, deepest, most consequential disruptions of transportation in history,” Seba predicts that the coming revolution will end over 100 years of individual vehicle ownership and, in the process, reshape the world’s energy economy.

To learn more about alternative systems of energy production, visit the Free Energy for All section on the Movement of Life website.

Permalink 2 June 2017

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Study finds statins may not be as effective as previously believed

NEWS

Statins, the popular cholesterol-fighting medication, might not be as effective as previously believed in protecting seniors with no history of heart disease, according to a study published Monday.

COMMENT

From the pharma industry’s perspective, the news about statins just keeps getting worse. In a press release at the beginning of November last year, for example, Pfizer, one of the world’s biggest pharma companies, announced it was scrapping its high-profile experimental cholesterol drug bococizumab. Citing studies showing adverse reactions and the chemical’s ineffectiveness, the drug maker concluded that the candidate injection product was “not likely to provide value to patients, physicians, or shareholders.” In plain English, this means it doesn’t work and that investors couldn’t make money from it.

With global sales of statins and other so-called ‘lipid regulators’ having now fallen more than 32% over the past 5 years, Pfizer’s announcement provided further evidence that the pharma industry’s multibillion dollar ‘cholesterol bubble’ has burst.

To learn how to eradicate high cholesterol levels naturally, without drugs, visit the Cellular Health section of our Foundation website.

Permalink 1 June 2017

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