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Dr. Rath Health Foundation Newsletter

February 8, 2013

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Vitamin D, Omega-3 May Help Clear Amyloid Plaques Found in Alzheimer's

February 5, 2013

A team of academic researchers has pinpointed how vitamin D3 and omega-3 fatty acids may enhance the immune system's ability to clear the brain of amyloid plaques, one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease.
Read article at sciencedaily.com

Sunshine may 'reduce arthritis risk'

February 5, 2013

Living in a sunnier climate may reduce the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, according to US researchers. Their study of more than 200,000 women, published in the journal Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, suggested a link between sunlight and the risk of developing the disease. They speculated that vitamin D, which is produced in sunlight, may protect the body.
Read article on the BBC News website (UK)

Low vitamin D levels may increase risk of Type 1 diabetes

February 4, 2013

Having adequate levels of vitamin D during young adulthood may reduce the risk of adult-onset type 1 diabetes by as much as 50%, according to researchers at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). The findings, if confirmed in future studies, could lead to a role for vitamin D supplementation in preventing this serious autoimmune disease in adults.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Carotenoid consumption could benefit ALS risk

January 31, 2013

A high intake of carotenoid compounds may help to prevent or delay the onset of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), according to Harvard researchers.
Read article at nutraingredients.com


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Epilepsy drug linked to tenfold increase in autism: researchers

January 31, 2013

Children born to mothers who took an epilepsy drug while pregnant are up to ten times more likely to suffer autism or similar conditions, a study has found.
Read article in the Daily Telegraph (UK)

Common antidepressant linked to heart rhythm risk

January 30, 2013

A widely prescribed antidepressant called citalopram may increase the risk of dangerous heart arrhythmias, US scientists have warned.
Read article at netdoctor.co.uk (UK)

Maker Hid Data About Design Flaw in Hip Implant, Records Show

January 25, 2013

Johnson & Johnson executives knew years before they recalled a troubled artificial hip in 2010 that it had a critical design flaw, but the company concealed that information from physicians and patients, according to internal documents disclosed on Friday during a trial related to the device’s failure.
Read article in the New York Times (USA)

Comment: Coming hot on the heels of reports suggesting it had hidden studies showing its Risperdal anti-psychotic pill caused diabetes, and its subsequently agreeing to pay as much as $2.2 billion to resolve an investigation into its marketing of the drug, including a $400 million criminal fine, the revelations in this trial are only the latest in a long line of scandals involving Johnson & Johnson. Notably, therefore, following several criminal investigations involving the company in recent years, and evidence suggesting it had hired contractors to conduct a clandestine recall of one of its products without notifying consumers of the potential problems, the company is reportedly now facing more than 10,000 lawsuits in the United States in connection with the flawed hip implant.


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Environmentalists push for GMO labeling in Hawaii

February 5, 2013

Environmental groups are urging Hawaii lawmakers to require all genetically modified food to carry boldface labeling.
Read article at businessweek.com

It is hard to trust GM when it is in the grip of a few global giants

February 3, 2013

Don't believe the hype: GM is in the grip of a few firms that profit from selling the chemicals they engineer their seeds to resist.
Read article in The Observer (UK)


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Study finds obesity can 'lead to lack of vitamin D'

February 6, 2013

Obesity can lower vitamin D levels in the body, a study suggests. The report, in the journal PLOS Medicine, analysed genetic data from 21 studies - a total of 42,000 people. It found every 10% rise in body mass index (BMI) - used as an indicator of body fat - led to a 4% drop of available vitamin D in the body.
Read article on the BBC news website (UK)

Exposure to Pesticides in Food, Air and Water Increases Risk of Type 2 Diabetes, Study Finds

February 5, 2013

A study led by the University of Granada reveals that there is a direct relationship between the presence of Persistent Organic Pollutants in the body and the development of type 2 diabetes, regardless of the patient's age, gender or body mass index.
Read article at sciencedaily.com

Health Canada subject to prosecution for violating constitutional law

January 11, 2013

The executive director of the Dietary Supplement Protective Union (DSPU) has issued a stark warning to Health Canada officials. Robert K. Jefferson noted in a statement on behalf of the DSPU, that enforcing Natural Health Product (NHP) regulations may constitute criminal activity by denying licences to manufacturers of the industry, a practice claimed to infringe on the constitutional rights of Canadians and thus subject to criminal legal action.
Read article at preventdisease.com (Canada)

Comment: Like its regulatory counterparts in other countries, Health Canada, the Canadian government department with responsibility for national public health, has long been working to reduce the ability of citizens to access natural health therapies. Since 2010, for example, over 20,000 herbs, vitamins and food supplements have been removed from shelves in natural health stores across Canada. In some cases, SWAT teams raided the premises of Canadian naturopaths and healers and removed safe and effective healing products. Some practitioners have even been indicted and face criminal charges. To learn more, click here to watch a public information video presented by the actor Nick Mancuso on YouTube.


For more political news, visit the news pages on the website of the International Alliance for Health, Peace and Social Justice, and the news page on the European Referendum Initiative website. Citizens of the UK can find additional UK-orientated news stories on the Reject the EU website.

BP profits halved after Gulf of Mexico charges

February 5, 2013

BP profits halved in 2012, to $12bn, as the company felt the impact of asset sales, writedowns and charges related to the Gulf of Mexico disaster. The oil major booked some $5.6bn of one-off costs over the year including a net charge of $1.8bn in the fourth quarter, which included the impact of a criminal penalties over the 2010 spill.
Read article in the Daily Telegraph (UK)

Comment: Despite this fall, it is notable that BP still managed to post underlying profits of $4bn for the three-month period to the end of December 2012. As such, there can be little doubt that it can easily afford the fines and other penalties that result from the Gulf of Mexico disaster. To the special interests behind the multitrillion-dollar Oil and Drug Cartel, these and other such “settlements” are simply seen as the cost of doing business.

EU parliament president in 'dire' warning over EU's future

February 4, 2013

Deutsche Welle says European parliament president Martin Schulz has offered a 'dire' warning over the state of the EU. In an interview published in Monday's edition of Bonn's General Anzeiger newspaper, German MEP Schulz warned that the EU's very survival was "under threat", adding that it had lost a great deal of public support. "When people turn away from a project or an idea, then at some point it will come to an end," Schulz said.
Read article at theparliament.com

Comment: With newspapers such as the International Herald Tribune, De Telegraaf in the Netherlands and the National in Romania having already carried the message of our book and, in so doing, torn apart the veil of deceit behind which the Brussels EU has been built, it is particularly notable that Schulz has now publicly admitted that the construct’s survival is under threat. Ultimately, the Brussels EU needs to be publicly rejected by the people, dismantled and eventually replaced by a truly democratic system of representation: a Europe of the people, by the people and for the people.

The War on Media Freedom: Undermining the Independent Alternative Online Media, EU to “Regulate” Internet Search Engines

January 30, 2013

A new report written for the European Commission recommends regulation of internet news, modifying search engines to control access to “conspiracy sites”, the creation of European government news agencies and the training of new “cadres of professional journalists… for… science, technology, finance or medicine”. The report also urges EU politicians and leaders of EU institutions to give regular news conferences, to emerge from the shadows and take centre stage as the real leaders of Europe.
Read article on the Centre for Research on Globalization website

Comment: With even the President of the Brussels EU parliament now publicly admitting that the construct’s survival is under threat, the Oil and Drug Cartel’s Politburo is clearly taking one desperate step after another trying to save it. As such, this latest report should be seen in the context of other intrusive and dictatorial Brussels EU initiatives such as the INDECT project, which monitors and processes what the construct describes as “abnormal” behaviour”. To learn more about the ‘Big Brother’ ways in which the Brussels EU dictatorship is being enforced in Europe, read Chapter 5 of our book on “The Nazi Roots of the ‘Brussels EU’”.

Spain unemployment rate hit a record: youth rate at 55%

January 24, 2013

Spain's unemployment rate has hit a modern day record, and joblessness among young people has topped 55%. Official data showed that the jobless rate in the last three months of 2012 rose 1% to 26%, or 5.97 million people. The figure, the highest since the mid-1970s, follows Spain's prolonged recession and deep spending cuts.
Read article on the BBC News website (UK)

Comment: Spain and other Mediterranean countries are amongst the countries hardest hit by the current global economic crisis. Some of the leading factors draining the economies of these countries are the costs of oil and other fossil fuel energies. However, technologies that use the sun as a source of energy are already available. As such, with more than 300 days of sunshine each year, the Mediterranean countries are predestined to use solar and other renewable forms of energy to cover their private and public energy needs and thus greatly reduce their economic dependency upon the Oil Cartel. To learn more about what is causing the economic problems of these countries, and what the solutions are, visit the Movement of Life website and study our free course.


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