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Dr. Rath Health Foundation Newsletter

August 30, 2013

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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.


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Broccoli slows arthritis, researchers think

August 27, 2013

Eating lots of broccoli may slow down and even prevent osteoarthritis, UK researchers believe.
Read article on the BBC News website (UK)

Vitamin D helps prevent liver cirrhosis

August 24, 2013

A case-control study in Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing Za Zhi  (Great China Journal of Liver  Diseases) suggests that maintaining a healthy serum vitamin D level can help prevent liver cirrhosis, a precursor to more severe liver diseases such as liver cancer.
Read article at foodconsumer.org

Vitamin D fights lung cancer?

August 24, 2013

Lung cancer is deadly but a recent study in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that vitamin D may help prevent the disease. T.Y. Cheng from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, WA and colleagues conducted the study and found non-smokers who had intake of greater than 800 IU of vitamin D per day were almost 63% less likely to be diagnosed with lung cancer, compared with those who had intake of less than 100 IU per day.
Read article at foodconsumer.org

Comment: To read an overview of the most recent research and clinical studies about the health benefits of micronutrients in fighting lung cancer, visit the Scientific Facts section of our Cancer Free World website. The collection of scientific information available on this website clearly proves that anyone who privately or publicly questions the health value of micronutrients in controlling cancer does not serve YOUR health, or the health of the people, but rather the interests of the multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical investment 'business with disease'. To read more studies on natural approaches to fighting cancer, visit the Studies Worldwide section on our Foundation website and the online library on the World Health Alphabetization website.

Vitamin D May Thwart Kids' Winter Colds

August 23, 2013

Taking vitamin D supplements may lower children's risk of respiratory infections, according to a new study.
Read article at medicinenet.com

Comment: Contrary to the claims made by Wikipedia and other websites controlled by special interest groups, studies show that vitamins and other micronutrients are helpful in controlling the common cold and improving immunity. To learn more, visit the Studies Worldwide section of our Foundation website and the website of the Dr. Rath Research Institute.

Kiwifruit can improve mood and energy – study

August 23, 2013

Eating two kiwifruit a day can improve mood and energy levels, a new University of Otago study shows.
Read article in the New Zealand Herald

Comment: Notably, the scientists who conducted this study attributed the effects of the kiwifruit to its vitamin C content, which they stated helps activate a number of enzymes in the body that enhance the levels of metabolic energy and various neurochemicals in the brain.

Higher Intake of Fruits and Vegetables May Reduce the Risk of Bladder Cancer in Women

August 23, 2013

University of Hawaii Cancer Center Researcher Song-Yi Park, PhD, along with her colleagues, recently discovered that a greater consumption of fruits and vegetables may lower the risk of invasive bladder cancer in women.
Read article at sciencedaily.com

Comment: The data in this study suggested that women with the highest intake of vitamins A, C, and E had the lowest risk of bladder cancer. To learn the scientific facts about the proven role of micronutrients in controlling bladder cancer, visit the Cancer Free World website.

Cinnamon Reduces Blood Pressure while Balancing Blood Glucose

August 20, 2013

Recent research from the University of Toronto has confirmed that even short-term use of cinnamon can significantly reduce blood pressure – especially among those who are prediabetic or type-2 diabetic.
Read article at greenmedinfo.com

Comment: Scientific research and clinical studies have documented the value of vitamin C, magnesium, coenzyme Q-10, arginine and other essential micronutrients in helping to normalize high blood pressure conditions. Dr. Rath’s Cellular Health recommendations comprise specific essential micronutrients that are needed for the optimum functioning of vascular wall cells and, thereby, contribute to preventing high blood pressure and helping reverse existing high blood pressure conditions. To learn more, visit the Cellular Health Research section of our Foundation website.


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Warfarin a potential heart-attack risk

August 26, 2013

Vitamin K deficiency caused by the long-term use of warfarin has a wider range of health implications than commonly known, including the calcification of organs that can lead to life-threatening problems like heart attack.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Comment: Given the toxicity of warfarin, the pharmaceutical drug most commonly used when trying to prevent the formation of blood clots in the body, it is significant that it was initially introduced as a poison for killing rats and mice and that it is still used for this purpose. Hardly surprisingly, therefore, warfarin is associated with a long list of serious side effects, including death.

Ohio hospital: Force Amish girl to have chemo

August 23, 2013

An Ohio hospital is fighting to force a 10-year-old Amish girl with leukemia to resume chemotherapy after her parents decided to stop the treatments.
Read article on the Mendocino Beacon website (California/USA)

Comment: Whilst this young girl’s parents had initially permitted her to be subjected to chemotherapy treatment, they subsequently stopped it saying its effects on her were horrible and that they were instead now going to rely on natural approaches such as vitamins. In this respect, we are here reminded of the experiences of young Dominik Feld between 2002 and 2004. Tragically, the fight between an outmoded and inhuman form of treatment – chemotherapy – and a breakthrough treatment with no side effects – the Cellular Medicine approach to cancer – accompanied Dominik to his untimely death. Clearly, therefore, whilst Victory Over Cancer and a Cancer Free World are already now possible, for the time being the people of the world will have to continue to fight to make them a reality.


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Monsanto faces opposition in Puerto Rico

August 27, 2013

Agricultural biotech corporate giant Monsanto pretty much has had its way in Puerto Rico since it first set up seed breeding operations in the island in 1983. But the last few months have seen a hailstorm of bad publicity and protests against the corporation's local activities.
Read article at ww4report.com (USA)

Battling India's Monsanto Protection Act, Farmers Demand End to GMO

August 22, 2013

On August 8, thousands of farmers and activists from across 20 Indian states demonstrated in New Delhi against the Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India (BRAI) Bill, and demanded an end to GMOs in India.
Read article at truth-out.org

Stay Out, Monsanto: Costa Rica is Almost 100% Transgenic-Free

August 21, 2013

The number of cantons in Costa Rica that have adopted legislation to prohibit the cultivation of potentially dangerous genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is now at 62. These transgenic-free territories are following a legal strategy often called the “anti-Monsanto doctrine” after the world’s most powerful distributor of GMO seeds.
Read article at news.co.cr (Costa Rica)


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Syngenta challenges EU insecticide ban

August 27, 2013

Swiss agrichemical firm Syngenta has said it will take the European Commission to court over its decision to suspend the use of a pesticide on crops pollinated by bees.
Read article at foodnavigator.com

Comment: With evidence growing that neonicotinoid pesticides may be an important factor in the mysterious malady known as colony collapse disorder that kills honeybees en masse, evidence now suggests that soil organisms, aquatic life and farmland birds may similarly be harmed by these dangerous chemicals. In this situation, Syngenta’s proposed legal action arguably adds still further to the chemical industry’s dark history of placing profit over life.

Cyber Attack Spikes Report of Collusion Between Scientists, Industry, and Government

August 16, 2013

The key event in the history of human genetic science was to be nurtured with financial and political support from the tobacco industry. Between 1960 and 1998 the tobacco industry furnished around 1,000 British and U.S. genetic researchers with an estimated 370 million research dollars. The industry aim was to grow human genetics into the cornerstone of a scientific tobacco PR strategy to portray lung cancer as originating in genetic weakness and not cigarettes.
Read article at greenmedinfo.com


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.

Norwegians say no to EU membership ahead of general election

August 27, 2013

Less than 20% of Norwegian voters want their country to join the European Union, according to a poll published ahead of a general election to be held on 9 September. Seven out of 10 voters say no to Norway's EU membership, while only 19% think the country should join the union, according to the poll.
Read article at euractiv.com

Iceland walks out on EU membership talks

August 23, 2013

Iceland said yesterday (22 August) that a recent election which brought eurosceptic parties to power had been interpreted by constitutional advisors as a signal to stop EU accession talks.
Read article at euractiv.com


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