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Dr. Rath Health Foundation Newsletter

March 22, 2013

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NATURAL HEALTH NEWS

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PS supplements show ADHD benefits in children: RCT data

March 20, 2013

Children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may benefit from daily supplements of phosphatidylserine (PS), according to a new study from an international team of researchers.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

Vitamin D supplements may battle muscle fatigue and improve efficiency

March 18, 2013

Supplementation with vitamin D could help to improve muscle functions in people with low levels of the sunshine vitamin, according to new research.
Read article at nutraingredients.com

Vitamin D supplements may help African Americans lower blood pressure

March 13, 2013

Vitamin D supplements significantly reduced blood pressure in the first large controlled study of African-Americans, researchers report in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Comment: Modern Cellular Medicine provides a breakthrough in our understanding of the causes, prevention and adjunct treatment of high blood pressure. The main cause of high blood pressure is a chronic deficiency of essential nutrients in millions of artery wall cells. Among other functions, these cells are responsible for the availability of “relaxing factors” (nitric oxide), which decrease vascular wall tension and keep the blood pressure in normal range. The natural amino acid arginine, vitamin C and other components of Dr. Rath’s Cellular Health recommendations contribute to the optimum availability of these artery wall relaxing factors. In contrast, chronic deficiency of these essential nutrients can result in spasms and a thickening of the blood vessel walls, which can eventually elevate blood pressure. To learn more about the Cellular Medicine approach to controlling high blood pressure, click here. To read independent studies showing the importance of micronutrients and nutrition in maintaining normal blood pressure, click here.

Lifelong exercise holds key to cognitive well-being

March 13, 2013

A study by researchers at King's College London highlights a link between lifelong exercise and improved brain function in later life.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

PHARMA "BUSINESS WITH DISEASE" NEWS

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High-dose statins 'raise risk of serious kidney problems'

March 20, 2013

High-dose statins taken by millions of people are putting them at increased risk of potentially fatal kidney problems, researchers are warning.
Read article in the Daily Telegraph (UK)

Comment: Cholesterol-lowering drugs are now one of the largest earning sectors of the pharmaceutical investment business. Notably, therefore, a key fact that the drug industry is not telling you about cholesterol is that it is essential for life. As the structural constituent of the wall of billions of cells in our body, it is the precursor of many biological molecules including hormones (e.g. estrogen and testosterone). Moreover, there exists no scientific evidence that cholesterol, even in moderately elevated concentrations, damages the blood vessel walls and causes atherosclerotic plaques and heart attacks if the blood vessel walls are structurally intact. For cholesterol to have a damaging effect on otherwise intact blood vessel walls in test animals (i.e. to cause plaques) it must be artificially increased to levels essentially never observed in humans. In summary, there is no scientific evidence that cholesterol – even at moderately elevated levels – can damage an otherwise intact blood vessel wall. To learn more, visit the Cholesterol Facts website.

First Chinese pharma firm fined for price fixing in the US

March 18, 2013

A US court has fined North China Pharmaceutical Co (NCPC) $162 million for price fixing, the first time a Chinese drug company to be fined in an US antitrust case. Two other Chinese ''Vitamin C'' manufacturers, Weisheng Pharmaceutical Co Ltd and China Pharmaceutical, who were also named in the lawsuit, had last week settled the case out of court by offering to pay an agreed $22.5 million.
Read article at domain-b.com

Comment: Pharmaceutical companies have a long history of colluding to fix prices for vitamins. In 1999, following a class-action case in the United States, seven of the world's largest drug companies paid more than $1.1 billion to settle a lawsuit that sought damages as a result of a criminal scheme to fix prices. Subsequent to the US lawsuit, the cartel was also subject to successful court actions in Canada, Europe and Australia. Thus, while refusing to promote the medical breakthroughs of Cellular Medicine, multinational drug companies conspired to take advantage of them by engaging in criminal price-fixing on a global level. The fraudulent profits these companies made from their criminal practices may have reached hundreds of billions of dollars. Compared to that, the fines these companies had to pay were insignificant. To learn more, read chapter 11 of Dr. Rath’s classic book, “Why Animals Don’t Get Heart Attacks – But People Do!

Teva Pays $2.3 Million For Pollution Violations

March 15, 2013

As increasing concern mounts over the extent to which pharmaceuticals may harm the water supply, drugmakers are being scrutinized quite closely for infractions that contribute to the problem. The latest instance involves Teva Pharmaceuticals, which agreed to pay $2.3 million to resolve a series of violations at a Missouri plant where antibiotics are made.
Read article at pharmalot.com

Merck Hid Fosamax’s Bone-Weakening Risks, Lawyer Contends

March 12, 2013

Merck & Co. officials hid the risks that its Fosamax osteoporosis drug could weaken bones and lead to femur fractures, a lawyer told a New Jersey jury in the first case raising such claims to come to trial.
Read article at bloomberg.com

GMO NEWS

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Argentina's Bad Seeds
The country's soya industry is booming, but what is the impact on Argentinians and their land?

March 14, 2013

For much of the past decade Argentina has seen a commodities-driven export boom, built largely on genetically-modified soy bean crops and the aggressive use of pesticides. Argentina's leaders say it has turned the country's economy around, while others say the consequences are a dramatic surge in cancer rates, birth defects and land theft.
Read article at aljazeera.com

Monsanto threatens EFSA with lawsuit to keep GM data under wraps

March 13, 2013

A spat appears to be brewing between the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and biotech behemoth Monsanto, two organisations that appear to have enjoyed cordial relations in the past. Their relationship up to this point can be accurately summed up in a single sentence: Monsanto creates patented GM crops – EFSA approves them as safe. In fact, EFSA has yet to find a GM crop that it didn’t like, giving the green light to every single one that it has assessed so far. Recently, EFSA did further sterling work for Monsanto by burying the results of a long-term rat feeding study carried out by Professor Gilles-Eric Séralini et al, in which animals fed Monsanto’s NK603 GM corn and Roundup (glyphosate) herbicide died early and developed various cancers.
Read article on the Alliance for Natural Health (Europe) website

OTHER HEALTH-RELATED NEWS

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The great bee-trayal: UK and Germany put profits above pollination

March 20, 2013

Spare a thought for European bees: they’re up against bureaucrats and politicians, and at the moment, they’re losing.
Read article on the Alliance for Natural Health (Europe) website

Babies of obese mothers at risk for iron deficiency, study finds

March 18, 2013

A new study has found that obese women are more likely to have babies with lower levels of iron, a mineral that is crucial for nervous system development in the early stages of life.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Record radiation found in fish near Fukushima nuclear plant

March 18, 2013

A record quantity of radioactive cesium – 7,400 times the country’s limit deemed safe for human consumption – has been detected in a greenling fish in the waters near the crippled Fukushima plant, two years after the nuclear disaster.
Read article at rt.com (Russia)

Environmentalists can sue over soap chemical: New York court

March 15, 2013

NEW YORK -- Environmental activists can try to prove a chemical found in some soaps is potentially dangerous and the Food and Drug Administration is failing to regulate it, a federal appeals court said Friday.
Read article at ctvnews.ca (Canada)

Big Pharma trade association takeover in Europe

March 14, 2013

To any outsider, the natural health industry looks to be in disarray. It suffers from fragmentation, with different parts of it pulling in different directions – it has no common platform. The latest development, the formation of a new trade association called Food Supplements Europe (FSE) for the biggest players in the pharma and food sectors, is a clear indication that the big boys don’t want any dissent from the smaller players. FSE members, including the likes of Merck, BASF, Bayer and Nestlé, will indeed be creating a common platform – but one intended just for them.
Read article on the Alliance for Natural Health (Europe) website

Pentagon weapons-maker finds method for cheap, clean water

March 13, 2013

A defense contractor better known for building jet fighters and lethal missiles says it has found a way to slash the amount of energy needed to remove salt from seawater, potentially making it vastly cheaper to produce clean water at a time when scarcity has become a global security issue.
Read news report at reuters.com

POLITICAL NEWS

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.

Fury in Cyprus as banks try to snatch savings

March 19, 2013

People in southern Cyprus woke last Saturday to news that money would be lifted from their bank accounts to pay for a bailout of the country’s two biggest banks. They were furious. The “solidarity levy” was to take around 10 percent out of accounts containing over £85,000 and almost 7 percent for those with less. It followed weeks of political grandstanding against Russian oligarchs. But the worst damage will be done to the finances of ordinary people.
Read article on the Socialist Worker Online website (UK)

Comment: As with their counterparts in other European countries, the people of Cyprus are increasingly waking up to the shocking reality behind the Brussels EU and its so-called “euro” currency. In short: The Brussels EU, of which Cyprus is a member state, is nothing other than a third attempt by the chemical and pharmaceutical cartel to subjugate the whole of Europe and impose financial dictatorship upon it. When the political agents of the cartel speak of “democracy” what they really mean is dictatorship. When they speak of “prosperity” they do not mean general prosperity but the profits of the chemical, pharmaceutical and oil cartel and the banks. And when they speak of safeguarding peace in Europe they are already setting about consolidating their goal of world dominion by means of military sorties in several continents. Now that these fraudulent plans are revealed for all to see, it is only a question of time before the world’s people hold to account those responsible for them. You can learn more about the Brussels EU by reading our book on its origins.

Obama Seeks to Use Oil and Gas Money to Develop Alternative Fuel Cars

March 15, 2013

Warning that the United States risks falling behind in the international race to develop alternative energy, President Obama on Friday proposed diverting $2 billion in revenue from federal oil and gas royalties over the next decade to pay for research on advanced vehicles.
Read article in the New York Times (USA)

Comment: New sources of renewable energy are being made available that can essentially provide free energy to all people on our planet. Besides solar energy, the use of energy from water (hydrogen technology) has been scientifically developed. The mass production of these renewable forms of energy and their provision to the people of the world at essentially no cost will decrease global dependency on the petrochemical investment business. To learn more, click here.

 

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