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August 7, 2014

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NATURAL HEALTH NEWS

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‘A measureable benefit’: Vitamin C supplements may boost activity levels & reduce colds in young men

August 4, 2014

Daily supplements of vitamin C may offer ‘modest benefits’ for boosting the weekly activity levels, and reduce the incidence of the common cold for young men, says a new study.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

New Vitamin D Research: Supplementation Is Best Way To Improve Vitamin D Levels

July 30, 2014

Do you currently take a vitamin D supplement? New research says you should. A study conducted by USANA Health Sciences, in conjunction with Intermountain Healthcare's The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital (TOSH), found that taking a daily vitamin D supplement is the best way to improve vitamin D levels in the body.
Read press release at prnewswire.com

Resveratrol supplements may improve memory performance in older adults: Study

July 30, 2014

Daily supplements containing resveratrol may boost memory performance in association with improved glucose metabolism in older adults, says a new study from Germany.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

Vitamin D supplements may ‘protect against cardiac failure in older people’, says study

July 29, 2014

Daily supplements of the sunshine vitamin may reduce the risk of heart failure in older individuals by 20%-25%, says a new study.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

Comment: Tens of millions of people worldwide suffer from heart failure, which results in shortness of breath, oedema and fatigue. The epidemic spread of this disease is largely due to the fact that, until now, the causes of heart failure have been insufficiently, or not at all, understood. Conventional medicine is largely confined to treating the symptoms of heart failure. Diuretic drugs are given to flush out the water that is retained in body tissues because of the weak pumping function of the heart. However, they also flush out water-soluble micronutrients, thereby causing additional health problems. In contrast, the Cellular Medicine approach provides a breakthrough in the understanding of the causes, prevention and adjunct treatment of heart failure. The primary cause of heart failure is a deficiency of vitamins and other essential nutrients that provide bioenergy to the millions of heart muscle cells. To learn more, visit the Cellular Health section of our Foundation website.

Should all pregnant women with diabetes take fish oil?

July 29, 2014

All women with diabetes should take fish oil pills during pregnancy, say British scientists investigating the link between blood sugar problems and low levels of two important fatty acids. The experts believe supplementation will reduce the risk of children born to women with diabetes developing insulin problems in later life. They also found that top-up fatty acids protect against premature delivery.
Read article in the Daily Express (UK)

Beetroot juice may boost aerobic fitness for swimmers

July 23, 2014

A daily glass of beetroot juice may boost the aerobic fitness of swimmers, reports a new study that supports the sports nutrition potential of beetroot previously reported for cycling, walking, and running.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

Comment: Additional research has shown that beetroot juice can also lower blood pressure, help the elderly or people with heart or lung-conditions and promote brain health in older adults.

Iodine supplement can reduce central foveal swelling in RP patients with CME

July 22, 2014

Cystoid macular edema (CME) is a common complication of retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a family of retinal diseases in which patients typically lose night and side vision first and then develop impaired central vision. CME can also decrease central vision. Current treatments for CME in RP are not always effective and can lead to adverse results. Researchers from the Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School, and Boston University School of Medicine tested whether the extent of retinal swelling due to CME was inversely related to dietary iodine intake in patients with RP and found that it was.
Read article at news-medical.net

Magnesium supplements may boost physical performance for older women: RCT

July 21, 2014

Daily supplementation with magnesium oxide in combination with a mild fitness program may boost the physical performance of healthy older women, says a new study.
Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com

Potassium supplements may increase survival in patients taking diuretics for heart failure

July 16, 2014

Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found that patients taking prescription potassium supplements together with loop diuretics for heart failure have better survival rates than patients taking diuretics without the potassium.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Fish oil supplements reduce incidence of cognitive decline, may improve memory function

July 15, 2014

Rhode Island Hospital researchers have completed a study that found regular use of fish oil supplements (FOS) was associated with a significant reduction in cognitive decline and brain atrophy in older adults.
Read article at sciencedaily.com

PHARMA "BUSINESS WITH DISEASE" NEWS

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Taking the Pill 'raises the risk of breast cancer by 50 per cent'

August 1, 2014

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Women taking contraceptive pills have a 50 per cent higher overall risk of developing breast cancer, a study has found. Some pills with high levels of oestrogen can raise the risk threefold, compared with that of women who have never taken the Pill or who have stopped using it, US scientists found.
Read article in the Daily Mail (UK)

Comment: Long-term intake of contraceptives is well known to cause a depletion of vitamins and other essential cellular nutrients in the body. In addition to raising the risk of breast cancer, this is also the reason why women taking these drugs additionally have an increased risk of heart attacks, strokes and other forms of cardiovascular disease. Moreover, far from being a recent discovery, this fact has been known since as long ago as 1972 when a study published in the scientific journal Nature reported that women taking hormonal contraceptives had significantly lower vitamin C blood levels than normal.

Harvard Study Questioning Cholesterol Drugs in Low-Risk Cases Survives Oxford Challenge

August 1, 2014

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The verdict is in on a bruising spat between big-name researchers at Harvard University and the University of Oxford over a paper questioning the value of prescribing cholesterol-lowering drugs to people at low risk of heart disease. The decision goes to Harvard—and that’s not great news for pharmaceutical companies that make the medications.
Read article at businessweek.com

Comment: With sales of statins (so-called ‘lipid regulators’) having declined by almost 11 percent worldwide last year, this outcome is bad news for the Pharma Cartel as it will make it harder for it to offset falling sales by expanding the use of the drugs to healthy patients. To discover how high cholesterol levels can be eradicated naturally, without statins, visit the Cellular Health section of our Foundation website and learn how micronutrients are important for healthy cholesterol levels.

Novartis apologizes for not disclosing side-effects of leukemia drugs sooner

July 31, 2014

The Japanese unit of Novartis AG apologized on Thursday for failing to report to authorities in a timely manner side-effects of its leukemia drugs, in the company's latest scandal in the country.
Read news report at reuters.com

Comment: The toxic side-effects of chemotherapy drugs for cancer and leukemia are not the exception, but the rule. So highly dangerous are these chemicals that they actually contribute to a quarter of all deaths from cancer. Worse still, and unbeknown to the vast majority of patients, the overall contribution of chemotherapy to 5-year cancer survival in adults has been estimated to be only 2.3% in Australia and 2.1% in the USA. To learn about natural health approaches that have been scientifically shown to block all key mechanisms that make cancer a deadly disease, read Dr. Rath and Dr. Niedzwiecki's groundbreaking book, Victory Over Cancer.

Paracetamol 'has no effect on back pain': Research casts doubt on most popular GP remedy

July 24, 2014

Taking paracetamol has no effect on lower back pain despite being the treatment most widely recommended by doctors, according to a study.
Read article in the Daily Mail (UK)

GSK confirms it fired staff for corruption in China in 2001

July 17, 2014

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GlaxoSmithKline said it fired staff in China for bribing officials in 2001 in a case that predates wider allegations of corruption for the British drugmaker in the country by more than a decade.
Read news report at reuters.com

Erin Brockovich calls for end to Bayer's Essure

June 24, 2014

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She was the single mother who took on corporate America and won. Julia Roberts played her in the Hollywood version of her life's work. Now Erin Brockovich is working to raise awareness about what she considers a dangerous method of permanent birth control - Essure.
Read article on the BBC News website (UK)

Comment: The Essure Problems group on Facebook currently has over 9 thousand members who complain about pain, severe fatigue, bleeding, kidney problems, heart problems and perforation of internal organs from Bayer’s Essure device. Following their suffering these and other crippling problems, some women have had to resort to invasive surgery to have the device removed.

GMO NEWS

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Why Monsanto's 'Cure' For World Hunger Is Cursing The Global Food Supply

August 3, 2014

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What if the very GM agricultural system that Monsanto claims will help to solve the problem of world hunger depends on a chemical that kills the very pollinator upon which approximately 70% of world's food supply now depends?
Read article at greenmedinfo.com

India puts GM crop trials on hold

July 31, 2014

The battle over testing of genetically modified crops in India took a new turn this week with the Bharatiya Janata party-led government putting field trials on hold.
Read article on the Guardian website (UK)

Brazil farmers say GMO corn no longer resistant to pests

July 28, 2014

Genetically modified corn seeds are no longer protecting Brazilian farmers from voracious tropical bugs, increasing costs as producers turn to pesticides, a farm group said on Monday.
Read news report at reuters.com

Fine Print of the Food Wars: Monsanto and Biotech Industry Pushing for World Food Monopoly Through Seed Supply

July 24, 2014

Creating ‘ownership’ of seed through patents and intellectual property rights and imposing it globally through the WTO, the biotech industry has established a monopoly empire over seed and food.

Monsanto and friends, the biotech industry, its lobbyists and its paid media representation continue to push for monopoly control over the world’s food through its seed supply.This “empire” is being built on false foundations: that Monsanto is a creator/inventor of life and hence can own the seed through patents and that life can be engineered and machined like an iPhone.
Read article on the Centre for Research on Globalization website

OTHER HEALTH-RELATED NEWS

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Optimal red blood cell folate level about 1,000 nmol/L

August 4, 2014

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The optimal population red blood cell folate level for prevention of neural tube defects could be defined as approximately 1,000 nmol/L, according to research published online July 29 in BMJ.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Organic farming on rise in Europe, say EU officials

July 28, 2014

The organic farming sector has grown rapidly over the past ten years, with both the number of organic farm holdings and area grew by more than half between 2003 and 2010, according to EU statistics.
Read article at foodnavigator.com

Russia Sues McDonald’s, Questioning Quality of the Food

July 25, 2014

Russia’s consumer protection agency has filed a claim accusing the restaurant chain of violating government nutritional and safety codes in a number of its burger and ice cream products, a Moscow court announced Friday.
Read article in the New York Times (USA)

Pesticide linked to 3 generations of disease: Methoxychlor causes epigenetic changes

July 24, 2014

Washington State University researchers say ancestral exposures to the pesticide methoxychlor may lead to adult onset kidney disease, ovarian disease and obesity in future generations.Read article at sciencedaily.com

Showers may be linked to Crohn's disease say researchers

July 24, 2014

Humans may be exposed to bacteria linked with Crohn's disease through fine spray from showers and rivers according to research led by Lancaster University.
Read article at medicalxpress.com

Vitamin D deficiency raises risk of schizophrenia diagnosis

July 22, 2014

Vitamin D-deficient individuals are twice as likely to be diagnosed with schizophrenia as people who have sufficient levels of the vitamin, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
Read article at sciencedaily.com

Is the EU preparing to dumb down your supplements?

July 16, 2014

Why has the European Commission (EC) suddenly dismissed several long-standing petitions on vitamins and minerals submitted by ANH-Intl and others? Is it clearing the decks for its proposals on maximum permitted levels (MPLs) of these substances in food supplements?
Read article on the Alliance for Natural Health (Europe) website

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’. Essentially serving as the unelected political stakeholders of multinational pharmaceutical interests, the executive level of the Brussels EU specifically crafts the laws of Europe on their behalf. To learn why dismantling the Brussels EU is now a precondition for global natural health freedom, click here.

Mexico restricts soft drink TV ads to fight obesity

July 16, 2014

Mexico is restricting television advertising for high-calorie food and soft drinks, as part of its campaign against obesity, the government says. Such ads will be banned with immediate effect on terrestrial and cable TV between 14:30 and 19:30 on weekdays and between 07:30 and 19:30 at weekends.
Read article on the BBC News website (UK)

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.

Ombudsman joins call to open up EU-US trade talks

July 31, 2014

Save Vitamin Freedom - Say No to TAFTA

The extreme lack of transparency surrounding the EU-US trade talks is coming under increasing pressure today, as the European Ombudsman calls for documents related to the talks to be published, according to Friends of the Earth Europe.
Read press release on the Friends of the Earth Europe website

China is World's Leading Renewable Superpower

July 30, 2014

For the second year, the annual Pew Charitable Trusts report, “Who’s winning the clean energy race?” shows China leads in clean energy investment with $54 billion in 2013, well above total US investment of $36.7 bn, with Japan in third place at 28.6 bn, and UK a distant fourth at $12.4 bn. But globally investment has been declining for two straight years. Investment totalled $254 bn, a drop of 11 % from 2012, and 20 % from 2011 when investments peaked at $318 bn. China installed 14 GW electricity generation capacity from wind and 12 GW from solar in 2013, the US installed less than 1 GW wind power after a tax incentive for wind expired, but installed a record 4.3 GW solar generation capacity.
Read article on the Institute for Science in Society website (UK)

9/11: Shock figures show 2,500 rescue workers at Twin Towers scene now have cancer

July 27, 2014

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More than 2,500 rescuers who were the first on the scene following the devastating 9/11 terrorist attack have been diagnosed with cancer, new figures have revealed. Last year the number stood at 1,140 but the figures have more than doubled as new cases come forward.
Read article in the Daily Mirror (UK)

Comment: The tragic plight of these rescue workers acts as a grim reminder that the events of 9/11 continue to have long-term repercussions. In another example of its after-effects, it is a historical fact that prior to 9/11 the pharmaceutical industry was facing the same grim fate as the tobacco industry. Faced with unsolvable business, legal, ethical and scientific conflicts, the end of this fraudulent industry seemed closer than ever. But the events of September 11, 2001, changed everything. In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, the George W. Bush administration sought to secure the survival of the pharmaceutical industry at all costs. The war against Iraq was to play a crucial role towards the achieving of this aim. As Dr. Rath described in an Open Letter published in the New York Times on February 28, 2003, rather than primarily being about fighting ‘terrorism’ or conquering oil fields, the Iraq War was launched as part of a long-term strategy of the Oil and Drug Cartel to create the necessary psychological state of fear for maintaining global control. Notably therefore, during the ten years that have passed since the publication of this farsighted Open Letter, 9/11 has increasingly been used as a means of justifying the curtailing of democracy, the creation and expansion of mass spying programs, and the threatening of sovereign countries with wars and murderous invasions.

Companies proclaim water the next oil in a rush to turn resources into profit

July 27, 2014

Mammoth companies are trying to collect water that all life needs and charge for it as they would for other natural resources.
Read article in The Guardian (UK)

Google must not be left to 'censor history', Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales warns

July 25, 2014

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Google must not be left to "censor history" if a European Court ruling allowing people to have links removed from the search engine's index stands, the founder of Wikipedia said today.
Read article in the Daily Telegraph (UK)

Comment: With Wikipedia itself already being one of the foremost forms of online censorship today it is highly hypocritical of Jimmy Wales to start lecturing anybody about removing information from history. To learn the truth about Wikipedia that it doesn’t want you to know, visit the Wiki-Rath website.

Capitalism and Global Poverty: Two Billion Poor, One Billion Hungry

July 25, 2014

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More than 2.2 billion people are “either near or living in poverty,” according to the United Nations Development Report released July 24.The study also found that about 1.2 billion people survive on the equivalent of $1.25 or less a day, while 12 percent of the world’s population (842 million people) suffer from chronic hunger.
Read article on the Centre for Research on Globalization website

UK definition of terrorism 'could catch political journalists and bloggers'

July 22, 2014

The current British definition of terrorism is so broadly drawn that it could even catch political journalists and bloggers who publish material that the authorities consider dangerous to public safety, said the official counter-terrorism watchdog.
Read article in The Guardian (UK)

Comment: Particularly notably, David Anderson QC, the UK’s official reviewer of counter-terrorism laws, has specifically stated that the definition of “terrorism” in Britain is now so broad it would even ensnare a campaigner who voiced objections to a vaccination campaign. In short, bloggers and online writers in Britain are now subject to the full range of anti-terrorism powers if they publish, threaten to publish or prepare to publish something that in the opinion of the authorities may be dangerous to life, public health or public safety." Ultimately, the only reason for this totalitarian style of government is that the political stakeholders of the “business with disease” are afraid of the British people waking up and terminating their dictatorial rule.

The ultimate goal of the NSA is total population control

July 11, 2014

At least 80% of all audio calls, not just metadata, are recorded and stored in the US, says whistleblower William Binney – that's a 'totalitarian mentality'.
Read article in the Guardian (UK)

 

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