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Dr. Rath Health Foundation Newsletter

December 13, 2013

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Parkinson's Disease Patients Might Benefit
By Vitamin D Supplementation

December 6, 2013

A recent clinical trial from Japan demonstrates that vitamin D supplementation may be especially beneficial to patients with Parkinson disease.
Read article on the website of the Natural Health Research Institute (USA)

Omega-3 Dietary Supplements Pass Blood-Brain Barrier

December 4, 2013

New research from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden shows that omega-3 fatty acids in dietary supplements can cross the blood brain barrier in people with Alzheimer's disease, affecting known markers for both the disease itself and inflammation. The findings are presented in the Journal of Internal Medicine, and strengthen the evidence that omega-3 may benefit certain forms of this seriously debilitating disease.
Read article at sciencedaily.com

Comment: Scientific evidence shows that omega-3 supplements are effective in controlling a wide variety of health problems, including cardiovascular disease, neurological disease, chronic inflammation and cancer. To learn more, visit the special omega-3 section on our Worldwide Studies and Research page and the Online Library on the World Health Alphabetization website.


For more pharma "business with disease" news, click here.
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NEJM editor: "No longer possible
to believe much of clinical research published"

December 11, 2013

Harvard Medical School's Dr. Marcia Angell is the author of The Truth About the Drug Companies: How They Deceive Us and What to Do About It. But more to the point, she's also the former Editor-in-Chief at the New England Journal of Medicine, arguably one of the most respected medical journals on earth. But after reading her article in the New York Review of Books called Drug Companies & Doctors: A Story of Corruption, one wonders if any medical journal on earth is worth anybody's respect anymore.
Read article at iranian.com

Comment: The drug industry portrays itself as fighting to prevent and eliminate diseases. Instead, however, it is extorting billions of dollars from governments worldwide and demanding blind obedience from hundreds of millions of patients. Moreover, it is not even a health industry, it is an investment business. While pretending to deliver health to the world, its entire existence is based on promoting diseases as multi-billion dollar markets for patented drugs. To learn the truth about the drug industry, visit the Pharma Facts website.

Acid-suppressing medications associated
with vitamin B12 deficiency

December 10, 2013

Use for 2 or more years of proton pump inhibitors and histamine 2 receptor antagonists (two types of acid-inhibiting medications) was associated with a subsequent new diagnosis of vitamin B12 deficiency, according to a study appearing in the December 11 issue of JAMA.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Comment: Coming hot on the heels of the news that NSAID painkillers deplete levels of vitamin B6, it remains one of the pharmaceutical industry's biggest secrets that drugs deplete the body of vitamins, minerals and other essential micronutrients. Notably, therefore, a book published in 1999 by pharmacist and clinical nutritionist Ross Pelton PhD cited 459 published studies on this subject and identified around 150 classes of drugs that cause nutrient depletion.

Amish girl in Ohio will not be forced to resume chemo for cancer

December 7, 2013

A court-appointed guardian will stop trying to force an Amish girl with leukemia to resume chemotherapy against her Ohio parents' wishes, according to a court filing on Friday.
Read Reuters news report at yahoo.com

Comment: Hopefully, having apparently now recovered using natural remedies, this young girl will finally be left alone and allowed to get on with her life. Based upon its reactions to similar situations in the past, however, it may perhaps be naive to assume the trillion-dollar-a-year pharmaceutical 'business with disease' and its stakeholders will allow this to happen.


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GMO 'Suicide Seeds' On Edge of Approval in Brazil

December 10, 2013

After promising on World Food Day (October 16) to block legislation that would legalize the planting of Terminator seeds in Brazil, the country's Judicial Commission is set to approve suicide seeds as a Christmas gift to Monsanto, DuPont and Syngenta.
Read article at greenmedinfo.com

GM Maize Cartels Gorge Profits on SA's Poor, Eye African Markets

November 5, 2013

The African Centre for Biosafety (ACB) has today released its new research report titled 'GM Maize: Lessons For Africa-Cartels, Collusion And Control Of South Africa's Staple Food' showing how a select group of companies, including Tiger Brands, Pioneer and Premier Foods who have previously fixed the price of bread and maize meal, commandeer the entire maize value chain and continue to squeeze the poorest South Africans. The ACB has recently shown that the entire maize meal market is saturated with GM maize.
Read article on the African Center for Biosafety website (South Africa)

Argentine Protesters vs Monsanto:
"The Monster is Right on Top of Us"

December 3, 2013

The people of this working-class suburb of Córdoba in Argentina's central farming belt stoically put up with the spraying of the weed-killer glyphosate on the fields surrounding their neighborhood. But the last straw was when U.S. biotech giant Monsanto showed up to build a seed plant. The creator of glyphosate, whose trademark is Roundup, and one of the world's leading producers of genetically modified seeds, Monsanto is building one of its biggest plants to process transgenic corn seed in Malvinas Argentinas, this poor community of 15,000 people 17 km east of the capital of the province of Córdoba.
Read article at upsidedownworld.org


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Vitamins lobbying heats up as EU 2014 elections approach; documents leaked

December 10, 2013

The divisive and long-unresolved battle over maximum permitted levels (MPL) of vitamins and minerals in foods and food supplements in the EU intensified today with a UK based group leaking documents detailing lobbying intentions of a newly formed pan-European rival organisation.
Read article at nutraingredients.com

Comment: The key goal of the Brussels EU is to destroy the natural health sector so as to prevent non-patentable natural therapies from competing with the global pharmaceutical industry – the Pharma Cartel – and its multi-trillion dollar 'Business with Disease'. One of its key strategies for achieving this is the setting, via a so-called 'nutrient risk assessment' approach, of stringent Europe-wide restrictions on the levels of nutrients contained in supplements.

Vitamins' Old, Old Edge

December 9, 2013

In 1602, a Spanish fleet was sailing up the Pacific coast of Mexico when the crew became deathly ill. "The first symptom is pain in the whole body that makes it sensitive to touch," wrote Antonio de la Ascensión, a priest on the expedition. "Purple spots begin to cover the body, especially from the waist down; then the gums become so swollen that the teeth cannot be brought together, and they can only drink, and finally they die all of a sudden, while talking." The crew was suffering from scurvy, a disease that was then both bitterly familiar and deeply mysterious.
Read article in the New York Times (USA)

Many 'healthy' people are vitamin K2 insufficient, says new study

December 5, 2013

Many apparently healthy people may have insufficient levels of vitamin K2, says a new study, potentially increasing the risk of bone loss and also for hardening of the arteries.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.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.

Commission proposes excessive deficit procedure for Croatia

December 11, 2013

The European Commission yesterday (10 December) proposed that EU finance ministers place Croatia under the excessive deficit procedure and recommend an "adjustment path and budgetary targets" to bring the new member state's deficit and debt back into line with EU rules.
Read article at euractiv.com

Comment: With the ink barely dry on Croatia's accession papers, the latest member country of the Brussels EU is beginning to feel the heat of the Cartel's attention.

The Struggle for Ukraine
– Protests Made in Germany, America and the EU

December 6, 2013

The current wave of protests in Ukraine bears the label "Made in Germany," "Made in the EU" and "Made in America." The Western media has gone to great lengths to portray the demonstrations in Kiev as a struggle for democracy and the rule of law. In fact, they are part of a conflict over geostrategic issues. The aim is to repel Russian influence and subject Ukraine to the domination of Germany, the European Union and NATO.
Read article on the Centre for Research on Globalization website

Fukushima two years on: a dirty job with no end in sight

December 3, 2013

The tsunami that wrecked the Fukushima Daiichi power plant has led to the toughest nuclear cleanup ever. Radioactive water is still poisoning the sea – and it could take 40 years to fix the mess. Is Japan up to the challenge?
Read article in The Guardian (UK)


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