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Dr. Rath Health Foundation Newsletter

October 12 2012

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Keep up-to-date on the latest health and politics news with our regular updates and analysis of the key stories from around the world.

NATURAL HEALTH NEWS

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Vitamin K may slash diabetes risk: Study

October 9, 2012

Increased intakes of vitamin K1 may lower the risk of developing type-2 diabetes in elderly people with a high risk of cardiovascular disease, says a new study.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

Long-term folate supplementation cuts colorectal cancer risk

October 9, 2012

Taking folate or folic acid supplements may reduce risk of colorectal cancer, a study in Nutrition and Cancer suggests. 
Read article at foodconsumer.org

Magnesium may reduce colon cancer risk: Meta-analysis

October 9, 2012

Increased intakes of magnesium may reduce the risk of developing colon cancer, says a new meta-analysis of data from 338,979 people.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

Can eating tomatoes lower the risk of stroke?

October 8, 2012

Eating tomatoes and tomato-based foods is associated with a lower risk of stroke, according to new research published in the October 9, 2012, print issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Tomatoes are high in the antioxidant lycopene. The study found that people with the highest amounts of lycopene in their blood were 55 percent less likely to have a stroke than people with the lowest amounts of lycopene in their blood.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Not just all in the mind: How a vitamin a day helps boost memory

October 6, 2012

A daily multivitamin tablet may boost the memory and slow mental decline. According to new studies, taking supplements has a beneficial effect on memory and may work by increasing efficiency of brain cells. One study showed that after just four weeks there were measurable changes in electrical activity in the brain when carrying out memory tests, not seen in a comparison group taking a placebo pill.
Read article in the Daily Mail (UK)

Low Antioxidant Intake Linked to Childhood Allergies

October 5, 2012

Environmental medicine researchers from Sweden's Karolinska Institute have confirmed that antioxidant intake among children reduces the risk of allergies. The researchers studied the diets and allergy rates among 2,422 Swedish children who were eight years old. Blood samples were analyzed together with diets, gathered by way of questionnaires taken by parents of the children. The researchers compared antioxidant intake with allergy sensitization, including hay fever and asthma incidence. The study found that children who consumed higher levels of beta-carotene had a third less incidence of allergic rhinitis (hay fever). They also found that higher magnesium consumption resulted in more than a third less incidence in asthma.
Read article at greenmedinfo.com

PHARMA "BUSINESS WITH DISEASE" NEWS

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The Cancer Lobby

October 6, 2012

Who knew that carcinogens had their own lobby in Washington? Don’t believe me? Just consider formaldehyde, which is found in everything from nail polish to kitchen countertops, fabric softeners to carpets. Largely because of its use in building materials, we breathe formaldehyde fumes when we’re inside our homes. Just one other fact you should know: According to government scientists, it causes cancer. The chemical industry is working frantically to suppress that scientific consensus — because it fears “public confusion.” Big Chem apparently worries that you might be confused if you learned that formaldehyde caused cancer of the nose and throat, and perhaps leukemia as well.
Read article in the New York Times (USA)

The Dark Side of Breast Cancer (Un)Awareness Month

October 1, 2012

Sadly, Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a time of increasing awareness not of the preventable causes of breast cancer, but of the breast cancer industry's insatiable need to both raise money for research into a pharmaceutical cure, and to promote its primary means of "prevention": early detection via x-ray mammography.
Read article at greenmedinfo.com

GMO NEWS

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GM Crops Destroyed by US Drought but non-GM Varieties Flourish
Non-GM varieties are more drought resistant, yet agritech giants ensure farmers are unable to access them

October 9, 2012

The United States is suffering the worst drought in 50 years. But crop damage may well have been avoided if high quality non-GM varieties were available to farmers. Further evidence is emerging that glyphosate-tolerant crops are ill-equipped to deal with drought, while high quality non-GM varieties are flourishing. Monopoly of the seed industry has left farmers unable to get non-GM varieties, despite the drought having global repercussions including steep rises of cereal prices and reduced meat production in many countries.
Read article on the Institute of Science in Society (ISIS) website (UK)

How GM crops have increased the use of danger pesticides and created superweeds and toxin-resistant insects

October 3, 2012

Planting GM crops has led to an increase rather than a decrease in the use of pesticides in the last 16 years, according to US scientists. The researchers said that the plants have caused superweeds and toxin-resistant insects to emerge, meaning farmers have not only had to use more pesticides on their crops overall, but are also using older and more dangerous chemicals.
Read article in the Daily Mail (UK)

British media’s “monumental indifference” to GM health risks

September 27, 2012

A leading figure from the organic sector has warned that parts of the British media are engaged in a conspiracy of silence over GM health risks.
Read article on the Natural Products Magazine website (UK)

OTHER HEALTH-RELATED NEWS

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U.S. supplement use remains strong, CRN survey says

October 8, 2012

More that two thirds of American adults use nutritional or dietary supplements, a recently-released, annual survey from the Council for Responsible Nutrition reports.  This proportion has remained more less constant since 2009, the survey said.The 68% figure in the 2012 survey compares to 69% in 2011, 66% in 2010 and 65% in 2009.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

Vitamin D and Parkinson’s Disease

September 28, 2012

As many as one million Americans live with Parkinson’s disease, with an estimated 60,000 diagnosed each year.  It has recently been suggested that low vitamin D levels may play a role in the cause or progression of Parkinson’s disease.  Recent research supported this hypothesis, showing vitamin D deficiency in patients with early Parkinson’s disease.
Read article on the website of the Natural Health Research Institute (USA)

POLITICAL NEWS

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Greek police fire tear gas as 40,000 vent a nation's anger during Merkel's visit
Crowds burn swastikas and throw rocks at officers in Athens as they blame Germany for austerity crisis

October 10, 2012

From high-school students to pensioners, tens of thousands of Greek demonstrators swarmed into Athens yesterday to show the visiting German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, their indignation at their country's continued austerity measures. Flouting the government's ban on protests, an estimated 40,000 people – many carrying posters depicting Ms Merkel as a Nazi – descended on Syntagma Square near the parliament building. Masked youths pelted riot police with rocks as the officers responded with tear gas.
Read article in The Independent (UK)

Implementation of citizens initiative scheme branded a 'mess'

October 9, 2012

The 'European citizens' initiative, one of the commission's flagship policies, has been branded a "mess". German Greens MEP Gerald Hafner has now called for a "public awareness" campaign to revive the "faltering" initiative. The European Citizens Initiatives (ECI) was launched by EU commissioner Maroš Šefcovic amid much fanfare six months ago but has met with a mixed response. Since its launch on 1 April, it is understood that 21 initiatives have been received, one withdrawn and seven rejected. Of the 11 initiatives actually registered, only one ECI, 'Water is a human right' has reportedly been able to start collecting signatures online.
Read article at theparliament.com

Comment: The fact that the Brussels EU’s so-called “European Citizens’ Initiative” is a mess is no accident. Far from enabling citizens to participate directly in the development of Brussels EU policies as has been claimed, the real goal is to set severe limits on the ability of European citizens to exert their democratic will. To learn more, click here.

Oil sheen mysteriously appears off Louisiana's Gulf Coast

October 4, 2012

An oil sheen about four miles long has appeared in the Gulf of Mexico near the site of the worst oil spill in U.S. history, a Coast Guard spokesman said Thursday. It was not immediately clear where the oil is coming from, said Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Tippets. The Coast Guard found out about the oil sheen on September 16 after someone spotted it on a satellite image from the multinational oil and gas company BP, Tippets said. A Coast Guard response team went to the location to collect samples, and sent them to the Coast Guard Marine Safety Lab in Connecticut for testing.
Read article at cnn.com

Comment: With the US elections fast approaching, we are reminded here of the Oil Cartel’s goal. Notably, despite the fact that the environmental damage in the Gulf of Mexico is clearly ongoing, Cartel-controlled media continues to essentially ignore the question as to who benefits from this situation.

 

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