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30 October, 2014

Video of the week / Victory over Pharma Cartel in Europe: Brussels EU Commission forced into embarrassing u-turn

Here is our latest selection of the key health and politics news stories from around the world. You can read the entire newsletter online on our website.

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In the Natural Health Alternatives section of this week’s newsletter we report on studies showing magnesium reduces the risk of diabetes and that spinal bone density in men with metabolic syndrome can be increased through the use of resveratrol. We also learn how a project conducted in India has successfully piloted a childhood diarrhoea management program to ensure that all children have access to zinc and oral rehydration salts (ORS) when they suffer from diarrhoea. Using zinc and ORS to treat diarrhoea has now been recognized as a critical strategy by the World Health Organization, and is supported by the Government of India´s policy on child health.

Vitamin D features in two stories in our newsletter this week. The first describes how childhood cases of the vitamin D deficiency disease, rickets, which results in weakened and deformed bones, have tripled over the past four years in the UK. Official figures show that 4,638 children admitted to British hospitals in 2013/14 were found to be suffering from the condition, compared with 1,398 cases in 2009/10. Because of this, parents in the UK are now being urged to give vitamin D supplements to their children.

Vitamin D deficiency is a serious matter and a known risk factor for osteoporosis and cancers in adults. Significantly, therefore, the other vitamin D-related news story in our newsletter this week describes how low levels of vitamin D have been found to increase the risk of poor brain function after sudden cardiac arrest by sevenfold. The research, conducted in South Korea, also found that vitamin D deficiency led to a higher chance of death after sudden cardiac arrest.

As our regular readers will be well aware, based on scientific breakthroughs in the areas of vitamin research and cellular health, it is already possible that cardiovascular disease, cancer, AIDS and other common diseases will be largely unknown in future generations. However, these breakthroughs are being fought against by the pharmaceutical industry which sees them as a threat to its trillion-dollar a year business in patented chemical drugs. Whilst the pharmaceutical industry has a vested interest in diseases continuing to exist, in that it relies on them in order to make money, we, the people of the world, have an interest in staying healthy and preventing diseases from occurring.

If you feel inspired to join us in spreading this information towards the goal of saving millions of lives, please consider supporting and getting involved in the Free Health for All campaign of the Movement of Life. By working together, we really can change the world.

Best wishes
The Dr. Rath Health Foundation

23 October, 2014

Video of the week / Magnesium reduces risk of diabetes / Vitamin D deficiency increases risk of poor brain function after cardiac arrest

Here is our latest selection of the key health and politics news stories from around the world. You can read the entire newsletter online on our website.

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In the Natural Health Alternatives section of this week’s newsletter we report on studies showing magnesium reduces the risk of diabetes and that spinal bone density in men with metabolic syndrome can be increased through the use of resveratrol. We also learn how a project conducted in India has successfully piloted a childhood diarrhoea management program to ensure that all children have access to zinc and oral rehydration salts (ORS) when they suffer from diarrhoea. Using zinc and ORS to treat diarrhoea has now been recognized as a critical strategy by the World Health Organization, and is supported by the Government of India´s policy on child health.

Vitamin D features in two stories in our newsletter this week. The first describes how childhood cases of the vitamin D deficiency disease, rickets, which results in weakened and deformed bones, have tripled over the past four years in the UK. Official figures show that 4,638 children admitted to British hospitals in 2013/14 were found to be suffering from the condition, compared with 1,398 cases in 2009/10. Because of this, parents in the UK are now being urged to give vitamin D supplements to their children.

Vitamin D deficiency is a serious matter and a known risk factor for osteoporosis and cancers in adults. Significantly, therefore, the other vitamin D-related news story in our newsletter this week describes how low levels of vitamin D have been found to increase the risk of poor brain function after sudden cardiac arrest by sevenfold. The research, conducted in South Korea, also found that vitamin D deficiency led to a higher chance of death after sudden cardiac arrest.

As our regular readers will be well aware, based on scientific breakthroughs in the areas of vitamin research and cellular health, it is already possible that cardiovascular disease, cancer, AIDS and other common diseases will be largely unknown in future generations. However, these breakthroughs are being fought against by the pharmaceutical industry which sees them as a threat to its trillion-dollar a year business in patented chemical drugs. Whilst the pharmaceutical industry has a vested interest in diseases continuing to exist, in that it relies on them in order to make money, we, the people of the world, have an interest in staying healthy and preventing diseases from occurring.

If you feel inspired to join us in spreading this information towards the goal of saving millions of lives, please consider supporting and getting involved in the Free Health for All campaign of the Movement of Life. By working together, we really can change the world.

Best wishes
The Dr. Rath Health Foundation

16 October, 2014

Video of the week / Reports suggest Brussels EU making U-turn on drug policy / Pharma polluting the environment

Here is our latest selection of the key health and politics news stories from around the world. You can read the entire newsletter online on our website.

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It’s looking as if our ‘Stop the Takeover of Europe by Big Pharma’ campaign may have been a success. Following a barrage of criticism, incoming President Jean-Claude Juncker has reportedly abandoned his plan to give control of drugs to the blatantly pro-pharma Brussels EU department of Enterprise and Industry. Instead, it seems as if responsibility for policing these dangerous chemical “medicines” in Europe may now remain in the hands of the department of Health and Consumers. Naturally, we’ll be keeping a close eye on this potential development and will let you know as soon as there is further news.

Meantime, we urge European citizens to continue to write to Juncker via his Facebook and Twitter pages and demand that his presidency puts the health interests of the 500 million citizens of Europe before those of the trillion-dollar-a-year pharmaceutical “business with disease”. Ultimately, with evidence growing that daily use of vitamin supplements can reduce national healthcare costs, true health will not be possible until the “business with disease” is terminated worldwide.

And as another story in this week’s newsletter shows, it’s not only patients that are suffering as a result of the drug industry’s relentless pursuit of profits over health. Evidence is mounting that pharmaceuticals are polluting the environment and that they could be a hidden cause of the global wildlife crisis. Particularly worryingly, studies suggest their presence is slashing fish populations in lakes.

Moreover, even our drinking water supplies are now contaminated with measurable amounts of dangerous chemical drugs. Tests have revealed that at least 46 million Americans are consuming water contaminated with pharmaceuticals. Scientists in the UK have similarly found cancer drugs in tap water and rising levels of antidepressant drugs in coastal waters, which they fear could seriously upset the natural balance of the ecosystem and damage the food-chain. The world’s highest drug levels in water are believed to occur in India, where 21 different active pharmaceutical ingredients – at levels 150 times higher than those detected in the United States – have been found.

Our Movement of Life project envisages a very different world, one in which people always come before profits and where the damaging products of the pharmaceutical, chemical and petrochemical cartel are replaced with safer and scientifically-proven alternatives. Towards this goal we now have volunteer coordinators in over 20 countries and on 6 continents. If you share our vision of a better world and would like to discuss how you can get involved in the Movement of Life, please contact us, we will as always look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes
The Dr. Rath Health Foundation

9 October, 2014

Video of the week / Further evidence that daily use of supplements can decrease national healthcare costs

Here is our latest selection of the key health and politics news stories from around the world. You can read the entire newsletter online on our website.

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In this week’s newsletter we report on the publication of further evidence that daily use of supplements can decrease national healthcare costs. In a new article published in the Journal of Dietary Supplements, researchers explore a cost-benefit analysis that, when applied to at-risk populations who take supplements, shows a reduction in the odds of individuals experiencing a costly medical event.

The publication of this article follows a ‘game changing’ economic report released in September last year, which concluded that supplements could save billions of dollars in healthcare costs in the United States. Prepared by market research experts Frost & Sullivan, it presents a strong economic case that targeted dietary supplementation regimens can help control rising healthcare costs and produce considerable health insurance savings.

Significantly therefore, large scale statistical studies are already coming to similar conclusions. For example, a study published in February 2013 confirmed that supplement use can cut the length of hospital stays, decrease costs, and reduce the chance of readmissions. Particularly impressively, the researchers found that supplement use reduced the average length of hospital stays by over 2 days and the average cost by more than $4,700. Moreover, the likelihood of patients being readmitted to hospital was cut by almost 7%.

At national levels, research shows that tens of billions could be saved even by something as simple as making sure a population gets adequate intakes of vitamin D. A review published in 2010 found that ensuring people in Germany get adequate intakes of vitamin D could save that country around €37 billion ($47 billion) a year in healthcare costs. Similarly, in the United States, a report examining use of the basic supplement combinations calcium/vitamin D and lutein/zeaxanthin, as well as the individual nutrients folic acid and omega-3 fatty acids, found that even these could produce savings of $24 billion in national healthcare costs over a period of 5 years.

At the global level, the potential savings to be made from these types of preventative strategies are truly astronomical. A study published in 2011 by the World Economic Forum (WEF) found that the total economic impact of just the five leading chronic diseases alone – cancer, diabetes, mental illness, heart disease, and respiratory disease – could reach $47 trillion by 2030. Following the publication of this study, the WEF’s senior director of health admitted publicly – as we ourselves have been saying for many years now – that this outcome has the potential to bankrupt national healthcare systems. 

As such, with a recent report commissioned by the International Centre for Monetary and Banking Studies warning that record levels of world debt threaten to trigger a new financial crisis, the time to act is now. With millions of lives and national economies at stake, we urge you to share this important information as widely as possible through your personal contacts and social networks. As we have said many times in the past, a new healthcare system is possible – but it depends on all of us, acting together, to bring it about.

Best wishes
The Dr. Rath Health Foundation

2 October, 2014

Video of the week / Stop the Takeover of Europe by Big Pharma

Here is our latest selection of the key health and politics news stories from around the world. You can read the entire newsletter online on our website.

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As we report on an important new campaign page on our website this week, the Brussels EU Commission, the executive body of Europe, is removing responsibility for policing pharmaceutical drugs from its Health and Consumers department and giving it instead to its department of Enterprise and Industry. This decision, taken by new Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker – who, despite his claims to the contrary, was not elected into the post he holds – puts the commercial, profit-driven interests of the trillion-dollar-a-year pharmaceutical “business with disease” right at the heart of European health policy decisions. In doing so Juncker has simultaneously removed any lingering traces of doubt that it is now official Brussels EU policy to put the business interests of the Pharma Cartel before the health interests of 500 million European citizens.

If you live in Europe please share our campaign page as widely as possible. Moreover, we urge you to send a message to Juncker via his Facebook or Twitter pages and express your outrage regarding this highly dangerous, unethical development. And towards the goal of a truly democratic Europe for the People, by the People, we urge all European citizens who have not already done so to sign our petition on the website of the European Referendum Initiative

Act now to stop the takeover of Europe by the Pharma Cartel and help create a world in which health always comes before profit!

Best wishes
The Dr. Rath Health Foundation

25 September, 2014

Video of the week / Rockefeller family announce plan to withdraw fossil fuel investments and move into "clean energy"

Here is our latest selection of the key health and politics news stories from around the world. You can read the entire newsletter online on our website.

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In an unexpected development this week, the Rockefeller family has announced it is planning to withdraw its philanthropic fund’s fossil fuel investments and move into clean energy instead. Having made one of the world’s largest fortunes through the oil business over the past 140 years or so, they claim they are preparing to slash the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF) holdings in fossil fuels to less than one percent of its total portfolio and reinvest in “clean energy technologies and other business strategies that advance energy efficiency”. Towards this goal, a statement published on the RBF website, which oversees almost $900m of investments, describes an intention to divest coal and tar sands assets “as quickly as possible”.

Not surprisingly, therefore, around the internet and in alternative media circles many theories are being advanced regarding suggested ulterior motives for this announcement. These include the possibility that the Rockefellers may be short-selling the energy market; that they could be planning to divert investments into nuclear power, which some so-called “authorities” now absurdly class as being sustainable and renewable; or that moving ahead they intend to retain fossil fuel investments through other asset funds and schemes.  

Whatever the truth is, taking into account the history of the Rockefeller family and its well-documented role in the development of the corporate approach to medicine, we expect many people will likely share our reluctance to immediately break out the champagne over this announcement. Significantly therefore, despite the RBF chair, Valerie Rockefeller Wayne, talking about the “moral imperative to preserve a healthy planet” in her media interviews in recent days, we note that no similar public commitment has been made towards disposing of the Rockefeller family’s investments in the trillion-dollar-a-year pharmaceutical ‘business with disease’.

The initial drive towards developing an industrialized healthcare system came from John D. Rockefeller, the family’s patriarch and a co-founder of the Standard Oil company. Born in 1839, John D. liked people to think of him as a philanthropist, someone who used his vast wealth for the benefit of mankind. In reality, however, he was arguably one of the most ruthless and determinedly avaricious men in America. As such, with the Rockefeller family currently claiming that, if John D. Rockefeller were alive today, as an astute businessman he would similarly be moving out of fossil fuels and investing in clean, renewable energy, it is difficult to believe they are not modelling their business acumen on that of the very man still seen by many as the greatest robber baron of all time.

All of which causes us to wonder whether John D. Rockefeller’s descendents are now perhaps dreaming of achieving a comparable global control of clean energy technologies to that which he himself once had over the production, transporting, refining and marketing of oil? Whilst only time will tell, we suggest it would take a brave man to bet against this.

Best wishes
The Dr. Rath Health Foundation

18 September, 2014

Video of the week / Cyprus Ministry of Education approves books by Dr. Rath and Dr. Niedzwiecki for use in schools

Here is our latest selection of the key health and politics news stories from around the world. You can read the entire newsletter online on our website.

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In a significant step forward for our “Health for All” campaign, we are pleased to report that “Why Animals Don’t Get Heart Attacks” and “Victory Over Cancer” have both been approved by the Ministry of Education in Cyprus for inclusion in its official catalogues of suggested books for use by school libraries, teachers and students. On our website this week, in recognition of this achievement, we have published an interview with Sofia Matsi, a member of the Movement of Life team in Cyprus whose hard work helped bring it about, and Paul Anthony Taylor, the Foundation’s Executive Director. Particularly for people who are working towards achieving state approval of natural health education materials in other countries, this interview is essential reading.  

In another positive development we report on this week, a new University of Melbourne and University of Queensland study will help people suffering from clinical depression by offering them a combination of micronutrients that, individually, have each been shown to enhance mood. While clinical evidence already supports the use of various micronutrients as antidepressant agents, studies to date in this area have generally only assessed isolated nutrients rather than combinations.

In choosing to use a multi-nutrient approach, it can be seen that this study is echoing the Nutrient Synergy concept that has been introduced and successfully applied by Dr. Rath and his scientific research institute in Santa Clara, California, led by Dr. Aleksandra Niedzwiecki. The Nutrient Synergy approach is based on the principle that micronutrients work in the body through forming synergy teams. This allows for the achieving of far greater biological effects than are possible through the use of single nutrients acting alone. For maximum synergistic effect it is necessary to select the correct nutrients and combine them in the right proportions. To learn more about the Nutrient Synergy approach, we recommend you visit the online library on the World Health Alphabetization campaign website. 

As this week’s newsletter illustrates, whilst there remains much to be concerned about and a great deal still to be done, in many respects the world is changing and gradually moving in our direction. With positive studies on natural health now being published on a weekly basis and a growing awareness of the dangers of pharmaceuticals, a new healthcare system – based upon scientific breakthroughs in the areas of vitamin research and cellular health – is already possible. The key limiting factor towards achieving it is the extent to which the people of the world are prepared to speak with one voice and demand that their governments and politicians act to bring it about. In this respect, the diligent work and commitment of our Movement of Life team in Cyprus stands as a lesson to us all.

Best wishes
The Dr. Rath Health Foundation

11 September, 2014

Video of the week / Ten percent of U.S. population now on antidepressants / Foreign powers buy influence in U.S. "think tanks"

Here is our latest selection of the key health and politics news stories from around the world. You can read the entire newsletter online on our website.

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In a U.S.-orientated issue of the newsletter this week, we focus on some of the key issues currently affecting Americans in the areas of pharmaceuticals, GMOs, politics, and the environment.

With more than 30 million American people – ten percent of the population – now on antidepressants, and U.S. doctors writing more than 250 million prescriptions for painkillers last year, it’s a startling fact that the number of U.S. citizens addicted to legal drugs is now far greater than the number addicted to illegal drugs. As one of the stories in this week’s newsletter correctly points out, most people got hooked on these drugs very innocently. They trusted that their doctors would never prescribe something for them that would be harmful, and they trusted that their government would never approve any drugs that were not safe. Tragically, just like millions of other people around the world, in both cases they were wrong.

But pharmaceuticals are not the only area where dangerous substances are subject to insufficient regulatory oversight in the U.S. An article published in the San Francisco Chronicle a few days ago described how, at a secret location among the vineyards of California's Central Coast, a plot of genetically engineered corn is producing proteins for industrial and pharmaceutical uses, including an experimental vaccine. The site is located only 100 feet from a stream in a designated critical habitat for an endangered red-legged frog. With two “incidents” having already occurred at the site, and hundreds of other similar field trials of GM plants now underway across the U.S., the American people have every right to be alarmed.

A key problem with GM crops is that it is essentially almost impossible to prevent contamination of non-GM plants from occurring. Hence the concern when, for example, in central Washington last year, an inspection of an orchard of experimental, genetically modified apples found gene-altered trees flowering less than 100 feet from conventional apple trees. With Washington’s apple industry worth a whopping $2.5 billion annually, and apples having until now been seen as a symbol of healthy living, there’s clearly a lot at stake.

Speaking of whopping profits, the U.S. fast-food industry – which is estimated to be worth around $200 billion a year – has increasingly been coming up against protests from its staff. With most jobs in the industry paying only meagre wages and many workers struggling to make ends meet, a nationwide protest campaigning for higher pay and better benefits in more than 100 U.S. cities a few days ago culminated in hundreds of arrests. Whilst we are obviously not supporters of fast-food, one of the guiding principles of the Movement of Life, which we strongly adhere to, is that everyone has the right to live a purposeful, dignified and productive life. Whilst multinational corporations see low wages as necessary tools for maintaining profits, we know it doesn't have to be like this and that there are alternative approaches to economics and employment that would make a better, fairer world for everybody.

Towards solving the types of problems we focus on in this week’s newsletter, a key hurdle we are facing throughout the world today is the extent to which outside interests are influencing our governments and institutions. An article in the New York Times last weekend described how more than a dozen prominent Washington research groups and think tanks have received tens of millions of dollars from foreign governments in recent years while, at the same time, pushing U.S. government officials to adopt policies that reflect the donors’ priorities. Significantly, oil companies are amongst those believed to have benefitted from these interactions.

Which brings us to the final U.S.-related story we are featuring this week, and some good news: A judge has decided that BP was “grossly negligent” and “reckless” in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill four years ago, a ruling that could add nearly $18 billion in fines to more than $42 billion in charges the company took for the worst offshore environmental disaster in U.S. history. Whilst the environmental damage of this BP oil spill will last for at least a generation, our generation now has the historic opportunity and responsibility to address the problem at its roots: Replace our planet’s outdated dependency on oil with modern, renewable energy technologies.

Ultimately, the goal of the Movement of Life is to create a better, fairer world for everybody. A world in which the interests of the people are placed first, rather than those of the Oil and Drug Cartel and other industrial sectors. As always, therefore, if you share this goal and would like to get involved with our work as a founder or member of one of our global volunteer teams, we’ll look forward to hearing from you and discussing the possibilities.

Best wishes
The Dr. Rath Health Foundation

4 September, 2014

Video of the week / New meta-analysis confirms that vitamins support healthy arteries

Here is our latest selection of the key health and politics news stories from around the world. You can read the entire newsletter online on our website.

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In this week’s newsletter we focus on a new systematic review and meta-analysis which has concluded that daily supplements of vitamins A, C, E, and beta-carotene may reduce the risk of arterial stiffness and support healthy arteries.

Published in the Journal of Nutrition, the authors note in their study that the vascular benefits of micronutrients may be linked to their ability to maintain the integrity of the vascular walls. Moreover, they specifically describe how the supplements were more effective in study participants who had low plasma concentrations of vitamin C and vitamin E.

As regular readers of our newsletters will already be aware, groundbreaking scientific papers published by Dr. Rath in the early 1990s revealed to the world that coronary heart disease occurs for exactly the same reason as scurvy does – a deficiency of vitamin C. By indicating the ability of micronutrients to maintain the integrity of the vascular walls, and, moreover, through describing the increased effectiveness of supplements in protecting against arterial stiffness in people with low concentrations of vitamins in their blood, it can be seen that this new Journal of Nutrition study essentially provides further evidence that Dr. Rath has been right all along.

To fully understand how Dr. Rath’s discovery in cardiovascular disease makes possible the natural prevention of heart attacks, strokes, high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol and many other cardiovascular conditions, we recommend reading his classic book, Why Animals Don’t Get Heart Attacks...But People Do! With the number of deaths from cardiovascular disease expected to rise from around 17 million to over 23 million annually by 2030, there is no time to lose. The sooner we can all take advantage of the powerful information contained in this book and help others to do the same, the sooner cardiovascular disease can be abolished as a cause of human mortality.

Best wishes
The Dr. Rath Health Foundation

28 August, 2014

Video of the week / The truth about the "Ice Bucket Challenge"

Here is our latest selection of the key health and politics news stories from around the world. You can read the entire newsletter online on our website.

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In recent months the so-called “Ice Bucket Challenge” has become a social media phenomenon. As we report in this week’s edition of the newsletter, the money raised through it over the past month alone towards funding research into amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) already amounts to around $80 million. Analysts expect this total to reach $100 million within a matter of days. Principally promoted by the ALS Association in the United States, the basic idea behind the challenge is that people dump a bucket of ice water over their head, donate money, then nominate a friend to do likewise.

A serious neurodegenerative disorder, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis – also known as Lou Gehrig's disease and motor neurone disease – causes muscle weakness and atrophy throughout the body. The life expectancy of ALS patients averages around two to five years from the time of diagnosis.

But with the “Ice Bucket Challenge” having gone “viral” at a time when the pharmaceutical industry’s annual global drug sales are expected to reach nearly $1.2 TRILLION by 2016, a key question has to be asked: Why should a trillion-dollar-a-year industry expect the people of the world to donate money to support its research?

The uncomfortable reality behind this question, which vested interests do not want you to realize, is that the billions of dollars raised by medical charities worldwide essentially form a subsidy and support network for the trillion-dollar-a-year pharmaceutical industry and its patented chemical drugs business.

Significantly, therefore, in sharp contrast to the ineffectiveness of drugs in treating ALS, studies have shown that natural non-patentable micronutrients such as polyunsaturated fatty acids, vitamin E, CoQ10, vitamin B12, selenium and others can be helpful in controlling it. A particularly notable case in this regard is Professor Stephen Hawking, who has now survived over 50 years since first being diagnosed with the disease. Hawking has indicated in the British Medicial Journal that he suspects the cause of his ALS may be a poor absorption of vitamins. He has therefore supplemented his diet with a wide variety of vitamin and mineral supplements on a daily basis since the latter half of the 1960s.

Despite this, the basic position of the ALS Association in the United States is essentially that there is no medical evidence that vitamins or supplements can help. Hence, perhaps, the reason why the vast majority of the research it funds seemingly ignores natural approaches. In this respect, we also note from the Association's website that it receives funding from major drug companies.

Rather than being expected to pin their hopes on the “Ice Bucket Challenge” and the trillion-dollar-a-year pharmaceutical industry, we believe it is high time that ALS patients, their families and doctors were told the truth: The primary prerequisites for the successful prevention and treatment of chronic diseases such as ALS are the termination of the trillion dollar pharmaceutical “business with disease” and its replacement with a new healthcare approach based on scientific breakthroughs in the areas of vitamin research and cellular health. For our Foundation, the achieving of these twin goals – and the consequent saving of millions of lives – is a matter of the utmost urgency and our highest priority.

Best wishes
The Dr. Rath Health Foundation

21 August, 2014

Video of the week / Mankind's perilous ecological position accompanied by positive signs of change

Here is our latest selection of the key health and politics news stories from around the world. You can read the entire newsletter online on our website.

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In this week’s newsletter we are reminded that whilst the ecological position mankind finds itself in today may be perilous, there are positive signs of change becoming apparent.

On the negative side, data from Global Footprint Network, an international sustainability think tank and WWF partner, shows that humanity has exhausted its annual ecological budget in less than eight months. For the rest of 2014 we are now “in the red” – effectively overdrawn on the balance sheet of nature’s goods and services we require in order to survive. The so-called ‘Earth Overshoot Day’ marks the date when humanity’s footprint in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year. For some time now this date has been moving progressively earlier, having advanced from 1 October in 2000 to 19 August this year.

Promisingly though, there are signs that things are beginning to change even in major industrialized countries such as the UK. For example, wind power generated a record high of 22% of the UK's electricity last Sunday, 17 August, beating the previous 24-hour record of 21% set earlier this month on 11 August. The power generated was enough to power more than 15 million homes at this time of year and was only marginally short of that produced by nuclear (24%) and gas (26%).

Similarly, a new solar cell breakthrough has recently been announced that could potentially enable solar cars to travel over 450 miles at a time. Whilst current solar cells generally convert less than 25 per cent of the sun's energy into electricity, scientists in the United States have discovered a manufacturing method that will allow them to stack solar cells to improve efficiency. By piling the solar cells on top of each other they say they will be able to cram enough into solar panels to offer 50 per cent more efficiency over current models.

Our Movement of Life campaign aims to accelerate the rate of change and enable the creation of pilot projects to demonstrate the viability of safe and sustainable global solutions in vital areas such as health, food, water and energy. Towards this goal, we are always looking for additional volunteer national coordinators to assist us. If you share our belief that a better world is possible and would be interested to get involved as a Movement of Life volunteer in your country, please contact us for further details.

Best wishes

The Dr. Rath Health Foundation

14 August, 2014

Video of the week / The Ebola Epidemic: A Chance to Embrace Natural Medicine

Here is our latest selection of the key health and politics news stories from around the world. You can read the entire newsletter online on our website.

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In recent weeks the Ebola epidemic has made headlines all over the world. Ebola is a highly infective and fatal viral disease that deserves to be taken very seriously. However, as always, such outbreaks are immediately being instrumentalised by those interest groups that have established a global business with diseases and the fears that accompany them – namely, the pharmaceutical investment business.

In this situation, with the World Health Organization (WHO) having declared the spread of Ebola in West Africa as an international health emergency, it is necessary to discern facts from fiction and present viable solutions to those affected as patients and those responsible as political stakeholders.

Ebola is caused by a virus of the class of filoviruses that are characterized by producing hemorrhagic fever. This means that the virus is affecting the vascular system in a way that causes leakages, leading gradually to, and ultimately massive, blood loss and death.

In the current public debate one scientific fact has gone largely unnoticed: the Ebola virus is causing disease and death only in humans and subhuman primates.  Other natural hosts of this dangerous virus are not known to develop the disease.  According to the WHO these ‘protected’ hosts also include antelopes, porcupines and fruit eating bats. Remarkably, even though these animals can carry the Ebola virus for many years, they remain unaffected by it.

There is an explanation for this fact. Most animals synthesize vitamin C in their bodies in huge amounts. Vitamin C, being one of the most powerful antiviral agents of nature, is apparently able to prevent, or at least limit, the disastrous health consequences of the Ebola virus. In the case of fruit-eating bats, an animal unable to synthesize vitamin C, their diet consists almost exclusively of fresh fruits that are high in vitamin C content.

In contrast, humans cannot produce a single molecule of vitamin C in their bodies and frequently suffer from vitamin deficiencies due to insufficient dietary intake. This makes the human body susceptible to Ebola and other viruses. Thus, it is not surprising that the characteristic symptoms of the Ebola infection – massive blood loss through leaky blood vessel walls – bear a striking resemblance to the well-defined vitamin C deficiency symptoms of the sailors’ disease, Scurvy.  

The antiviral properties of vitamin C and certain other micronutrients have been proven beyond any scientific doubt. Moreover, their benefits in augmenting and improving the immune system have been recognized by no less than nine Nobel prizes.  

It is therefore high time that local, national and global health authorities – and particularly the World Health Organization – take advantage of these scientific facts and promote them as primary public health measures to contain the Ebola epidemic.  

In the absence of this happening we encourage you to disseminate this important information as widely as possible through your personal contacts and social networks.  

Matthias Rath, M.D.

7 August, 2014

Video of the week / Lots of new natural health studies / More bad news for pharma and GMO industries

Here is our latest selection of the key health and politics news stories from around the world. You can read the entire newsletter online on our website.

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Following a short summer holiday break we’re back with a bumper issue of the newsletter this week. As you will see, in all areas there’s been a lot of positive news while we were away.

In the area of natural health, you will read how new studies have shown that vitamin C can boost activity levels and reduce colds; resveratrol supplements may improve memory in older adults; vitamin D and potassium supplements can protect against heart failure; fish oil supplements are helpful in pregnancy and in improving memory in older adults; and much more.

In sharp contrast to this positive flood of natural health research, the past few weeks have not been good ones for the pharma industry. Recent studies have found that taking the contraceptive pill raises a woman’s risk of breast cancer by 50 per cent and that paracetamol has no effect on back pain despite being the treatment most widely recommended by doctors. And a paper which found that statins don’t reduce the overall risk of mortality for people with less than a 20 percent risk of cardiovascular disease has been confirmed by independent experts to be accurate.

Nor are things going well for the GMO and fast food industries. Following public protests, the Indian government has put its plans for field trials of GM crops on hold; in Russia, the country’s consumer protection agency is suing McDonald’s and accusing it of violating nutritional and safety codes; and in Mexico the government is restricting TV advertising for high calorie food and soft drinks as part of its campaign against obesity.

In the political field, even the Brussels EU’s own ombudsman is now criticising the extreme lack of transparency over the TAFTA trade talks and calling for documents relating to the talks to be published.

Nevertheless, with a new United Nations Development Report showing that over 2 billion people are currently either near or living in poverty and that almost 1 billion suffer from chronic hunger, there remains much to done. This is particularly the case given that another news story this week describes how multinational corporations are attempting to create a multi-billion dollar investment industry out of water. Towards our goal of bringing positive change, the areas of health, food, water and energy are all central to the work of the Movement of Life. If you would like to become one of our Movement of Life volunteer coordinators and help make a difference in your country please contact us, we’ll look forward to discussing how you can get involved.

Best wishes
The Dr. Rath Health Foundation

17 July, 2014

Video of the week / Effects of chemotherapy upon memory / Higher levels of vitamin D linked to cancer survival

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Of all the many toxic side-effects suffered by cancer patients who undergo chemotherapy, one of the most distressing is the mental fog known as “chemo brain”. Involving problems with memory, concentration and attention span, brain damage resulting from chemotherapy has been shown to be measurable even 20 years after treatment.

Whilst it is still absurdly denied by some stakeholders of the pharmaceutical industry that chemo brain is caused by chemotherapy, a recent study we report on in this week’s edition of the newsletter confirms that a significant number of young cancer patients suffer memory problems as a result of this highly damaging treatment. Conducted by researchers in the UK, the study found that decreases in performance on a range of cognitive tests persist at least up to five years post-treatment.

Chemo brain and other side effects occur in cancer patients due to the fact that – unlike vitamin C, which has been scientifically proven to be selectively toxic to cancer cells – chemotherapy is unable to distinguish between malignant cells and healthy cells. As a result, it damages all cells in the body indiscriminately and has justifiably been compared to a “shotgun” approach. To make matters even worse chemotherapy particularly affects those healthy cells in the body that are multiplying rapidly, such as the white blood cells of the immune system. Thus, at a time when the body of a cancer patient has the greatest need for effective defences, the immune cells are being systematically destroyed by highly toxic procedures.

But as another study we report on this week shows, the future of medicine doesn’t have to be like this. Conducted at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, it showed that cancer patients with high levels of vitamin D in their blood live longer than those with low levels. Notably therefore, the researchers specifically concluded that in patients with stage I to stage III cancer vitamin D levels are associated with clinically important differences in survival outcome.

Contrary to what the pharmaceutical “business with disease” would have you believe, the fact is that natural health approaches already exist that have been shown to block not just some but ALL key mechanisms that make cancer a deadly disease. Based on the scientific discoveries of Dr. Rath and research conducted at the Dr. Rath Research Institute under the direction of Dr. Aleksandra Niedzwiecki, they pave the way towards turning cancer into a manageable disease. You can learn about these approaches in the groundbreaking book, Victory Over Cancer, written by Dr. Rath and Dr. Niedzwiecki, which we have made available to read online for free. Additional information regarding the natural control of cancer can be found on the Worldwide Studies and Research page on our Foundation website, in the online library on the World Health Alphabetization website, and on the scientific facts page on the Cancer Free World website.

In the Movement of Life, the key goals of our Free Health for All campaign are to end the world’s dependency on chemotherapy and other patented chemical drugs and, through the widespread implementation of natural health approaches, eradicate diseases. As always therefore, if you would like to get involved with the Movement of Life as one of our volunteer national coordinators in your country, please contact us, we’d love to hear from you.

Best wishes
The Dr. Rath Health Foundation

10 July, 2014

Video of the week / Italian Prime Minister pushing for a "United States of the Brussels EU"

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In preparation for Italy’s six-month presidency of the Brussels EU, which runs from 1 July to 31 December, Matteo Renzi, the Italian prime minister, recently stated that he will be pushing for the creation of a so-called "United States of Europe". Far from being a new proposal, however, Renzi’s statement was simply the latest step in the implementation of a dictatorial plan whose origins date back well over seven decades.

As we show in our historic book, The Nazi Roots of the ‘Brussels EU’, the creation of a “United States of Europe” under the control of the Oil and Drug Cartel has long been a key goal of the Brussels EU. Back in the 1950s, a shadowy group founded by Jean Monnet, a key figure in the development of the dictatorial Brussels EU construct, was specifically named the “Action Committee for the United States of Europe”. This Committee’s clear aim, as stated at its inception, was “to arrive by concrete achievements at the United States of Europe.”

Revealingly, one of the long-serving members of the group’s Executive Committee was the German Kurt Georg Kiesinger, who sat on it between January 1956 and May 1965. Kiesinger had been a member of the Nazi Party and had worked in the Nazi Foreign Ministry's radio propaganda division during WWII. He later became Chancellor of West Germany, a post he held from 1966 to 1969. Other notable members included the Italian Aldo Moro, who was the group’s political secretary between May 1959 and December 1962. Leading up to WWII, Moro had been a member of the Fascist University Organization (Gioventù Universitaria Fascista), a group sponsored by Mussolini's Fascist Party. Nevertheless, he was eventually installed as Prime Minister of Italy, a post he held twice, from 1963 to 1968 and from 1974 to 1976.

Returning to the present day and Matteo Renzi’s announcement about the creation of a “United States of Europe”, the reality is that the people of Europe are increasingly seeing through the crumbling facade of the Brussels EU. Following the recent elections to the Brussels EU Parliament, for example, about one-third of the elected MEPs effectively now oppose the undemocratic construct. Similarly, a recent survey found that public support for the Brussels EU has fallen to an all time low, with less than one in three European citizens now saying they trust it.

If you live in Europe, we encourage you to support the campaign for a Europe for the People, by the People by signing the petition on the website of the European Referendum Initiative. Proposed by survivors of Auschwitz, the constitution on which the petition is based calls for the right to health; the right to life; the right to natural food; the right to a healthy environment; respect for human dignity and the protection of social values. At the global level, everyone, anywhere in the world, can support these principles by signing the Call for a Movement of Life. A world of health, peace and social justice is possible – but only if each and every one of us directs our actions towards bringing it about.

Best wishes
The Dr. Rath Health Foundation

3 July, 2014

Video of the week / Vitamin C boosts endothelial function and heart health / UK media confirms concentration camp inmates used as slave labor in WWII

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Throughout history, momentous transformations in the areas of science or politics have almost always been accompanied by conflict and controversy. This is to be expected, of course, as whenever the vested interests of the orthodoxy are threatened by new ideas, the status quo will invariably take whatever countermeasures it considers necessary to maintain control. Over the years, our Foundation has reported on – and experienced firsthand – countless examples of such resistance. Nevertheless, two of the stories featured in this week’s newsletter suggest that the winds of change are beginning to blow in our direction.

In the first example an impressive new meta-analysis of 44 clinical trials reports that vitamin C supplements may boost the health of the endothelium, the thin layer of cells lining the blood vessels. Published in the journal Atherosclerosis, the researchers state they found a significant positive association between the dosage of vitamin C and improvement in endothelial function. Particularly notably, given Dr. Rath’s discovery that coronary heart disease is an early form of scurvy, the strongest effects were observed in people at higher risk of cardiovascular disease. As such, with additional studies published this year having similarly confirmed the role of vitamin C in reducing breast cancer mortality risk and providing a safe, effective and low-cost treatment for cancer, it is already certain that medicine in the twenty-first century will have to take advantage of the Cellular Medicine approach towards the prevention and control of today’s most common diseases. 

The other key publication we report on this week is an article in the UK’s Daily Mail newspaper. Following up on a piece it published at the end of last year which summarized the role of IG Farben in WWII, the Daily Mail has now gone further and essentially confirmed what we ourselves and survivors of Auschwitz have said all along, namely that Farben and other German companies profited in WWII by using concentration camp inmates as sources of slave labor.

In reading both of these Daily Mail articles we are reminded how our groundbreaking publication, in July 2007, of the historic records from the Nuremberg war crimes trial against Farben had been preceded by six decades of silence over its role in planning and financing WWII. Quite obviously, the fact that this information had lain buried in international archives for so long was no accident. But with the world’s media beginning to pick up on the roles of Farben and other corporate entities in the perpetration of WWII, the interest groups that had kept this critical knowledge hidden for six decades will increasingly have to answer many questions. Whatever answers or excuses they may offer, one thing is already certain: The truth is now out and these facts will eventually become common knowledge both to this and to all future generations. 

Best wishes
The Dr. Rath Health Foundation

19 June, 2014

Video of the week / More evidence on the dangers of blood pressure drugs and statins -- and a reminder that natural alternatives already exist

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Two of the stories featured in this week’s newsletter, whilst clearly emphasizing the dangers of the pharmaceutical approach to healthcare, act as a timely reminder that safe and effective natural alternatives to synthetic chemical drugs already exist.

In the first of these stories we learn how thiazide diuretics, a commonly used blood pressure medication, may pose a risk to older adults. In an observational study undertaken by a team of researchers at UT Southwestern and the University of California in the United States, adults over 65 who had recently begun taking thiazide diuretics were found to be at greater risk of developing metabolic-related adverse events.

In a parallel development, a study conducted by researchers at the University of British Columbia in Canada found that cholesterol-lowering statins prescribed to patients with heart problems increase the risk of diabetes. Providing clear evidence of the dangers of statins, the risk was found to be more prominent in those patients taking higher dosages.

As serious as these dangers are, the fact is however that safe and effective natural alternatives to both blood pressure drugs and statins are already available.

For example, a clinical study conducted by the Dr. Rath Research Institute has demonstrated that high blood pressure can safely be controlled using a carefully designed cellular nutrient program. In doing so, it should be noted that the patients’ blood pressure was successfully normalized without causing it to drop too low. This is yet another advantage of nutrients over conventional medicine, where the use of blood pressure drugs can frequently lead to decreased blood circulation, dizziness and other health problems. As such, if you suffer from high blood pressure and would like to learn more about the natural options that are available for controlling it, we invite you to visit the Cellular Health and Studies Worldwide sections of our Foundation website.

Dr. Rath’s Cellular Medicine approach similarly provides a breakthrough in our understanding of the underlying causes of high cholesterol. Still unknown to millions of patients worldwide, the primary cause of coronary heart disease is a chronic deficiency of vitamins and other essential nutrients in millions of vascular wall cells. This leads to the instability of the vascular walls, lesions and cracks, atherosclerotic deposits and, eventually, heart attacks or strokes. Since the primary cause of cardiovascular disease is a deficiency of essential nutrients, the daily optimum intake of them – as opposed to the use of statins – is therefore the primary measure both for preventing atherosclerosis and repairing artery wall damage. To learn more about these exciting lifesaving possibilities, we recommend you visit the Cellular Health section of our Foundation website and read Dr. Rath’s classic book, “Why Animals Don’t Get Heart Attacks...But People Do!

With evidence regarding the safety and effectiveness of natural health alternatives now mounting on virtually a daily basis, the possibility of liberating ourselves from the grip of the pharmaceutical business with disease has never been greater. The sooner we are successful in achieving in reaching this goal, the better it will be for all mankind.

Best wishes
The Dr. Rath Health Foundation

13 June, 2014

Video of new Dr. Rath lecture / NSA collecting millions of faces from web images / Sign the Call for a Movement of Life!

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Auschwitz Survivors and the Movement of Life 
commit to protecting global human rights

At a meeting held in Auschwitz, Poland, on 24 May, 2014, survivors of Auschwitz and other Nazi concentration camps met for a one day conference with representatives of the Dr. Rath Health Foundation and the Movement of Life. A follow-up to previous conferences held in 2007 and 2013, the key goal at this year’s meeting was to plan the next steps for the global Movement of Life campaign.

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Dr. Rath Health Foundation

5 June, 2014

Video of new Dr. Rath lecture / NSA collecting millions of faces from web images / Sign the Call for a Movement of Life!

Here is our latest selection of the key health and politics news stories from around the world. You can read the entire newsletter online on our website.

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A recent report in the New York Times describes how the United States’ National Security Agency (NSA) is harvesting huge numbers of images of people from communications it intercepts through its global surveillance operations. According to top-secret documents obtained from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, millions of images per day are being taken and used by the agency in sophisticated facial recognition programs.

Clearly, therefore, and as Dr. Rath points out in this week’s video-of-the-week, the louder the stakeholders of the Oil and Drug Cartel in politics and the media bombard us with the words ‘democracy’ and ‘freedom’, the more aggressively they are already working behind the scenes on eliminating our democratic rights and establishing a global corporate dictatorship to enslave us for generations to come. Far from being truthful about their goals, they are lying to us that in order to fight terrorism they need to read our emails, listen to our phone conversations and track every movement we make.

Ultimately, the only reason for this unlimited data collection is that the Cartel is afraid of us, the people, waking up and terminating its dictatorial rule over us.

In this respect it is highly significant that today’s global spying operation is being largely orchestrated by the governments of those few nations that between them control two-thirds of the exports of chemicals, petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals and other Cartel merchandise; namely the USA, Great Britain, France and Germany.

In sharp contrast to this state of affairs, in our Movement of Life project we are working towards the creation of a better world in which the interests of the people are placed before those of multinational corporations and their stakeholders in politics and the media. If you share our belief in the crucial importance of the rights to health, life and natural food, please sign the Call for a Movement of Life and consider contacting us to get involved in the campaign as one of our volunteer national coordinators.

Best wishes
The Dr. Rath Health Foundation

30 May, 2014

Video of the week / UK government agency attack on fruit juice / Brussels EU elections

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In this week’s newsletter we report on how the ongoing attempts to deter people from increasing their micronutrient intake and improving their health naturally are plumbing new depths of absurdity. In a recent report published by an executive agency of the UK Department of Health, it is claimed that drinking more than a single glass of fruit juice a day is unsafe. Citing evidence that British families are consuming too much sugar, the report’s authors essentially claim that fruit juice causes tooth decay and other health problems and should therefore be limited to 150ml per person per day.

Building on previous efforts to discredit vitamins, the attempt in this report to portray even natural fruit juice as being dangerous to health provides us with a good reminder of just how desperate the stakeholders of the ‘business with disease’ are becoming in their ongoing quest to dissuade people from obtaining optimum levels of micronutrients. In this respect it is particularly notable that little mention was made in the report’s resulting media articles of the dangers of soft drinks such as colas, which frequently contain all manner of dangerous artificial sweeteners and additives.

With a recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition showing that micronutrient sufficiency is not being achieved through food for several essential vitamins and minerals in the US population, it is clear that strategies to improve micronutrient status – rather than reduce it through ill-advised attacks on healthful habits such as regular consumption of fruit juice – are urgently needed.

Finally, the past week has also been notable for the fact that almost 57% of the eligible electorate protested against the Brussels EU by deliberately abstaining in the European Parliament elections. With many of those who did vote choosing to support parties that oppose the Brussels EU, and even the pro-Cartel media describing the election’s outcome as “seismic”, it is clear that the beginning of the end of the dictatorial construct is now well underway. Whilst we cannot yet say for sure how long this process will take, or what will happen afterwards, one thing is already certain: Until such time as the undemocratic Brussels EU is dismantled, true natural health freedom will not be possible either in Europe itself or the rest of the world.

Best wishes
The Dr. Rath Health Foundation

9 May, 2014

Video of the week / Brussels EU ban on claims that water prevents dehydration / Vitamin D may prevent prostate cancer

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In this week’s newsletter we report on how the ‘Court of Justice’ of the Brussels EU has thrown out a legal challenge to the construct’s dictatorial Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation. The case followed a common sense health claim for water that was submitted for approval to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in 2011 by two German professors: “Regular consumption of significant amounts of water can reduce the risk of development of dehydration and of concomitant decrease of performance.” In an utterly absurd ruling, EFSA rejected the professors’ submission on the grounds that it did not comply with the requirements of the Regulation.

As such, with the Brussels EU enforcing European health claims in such a draconian fashion that even claims that drinking water prevents dehydration are considered illegal, nobody should now be in any doubt over the fact that the construct is not representing the interests of the people.

Further evidence of the totalitarian nature of the Brussels EU came in a recent interview with the President of its so-called “European Council”, Herman Van Rompuy, who stated that the “whole European territory apart from Russia will in the long term be in some way involved with the EU”. Significantly, he added that “whether there is support for this among the public, I do not know. But we do it anyway.”

Clearly, Van Rompuy’s highly revealing statement here tells us everything we need to know about the undemocratic and expansionist nature of the construct he represents. With neither the 28 ‘Commissars’ who make up the European Commission – the executive level of the Brussels EU – nor even Van Rompuy himself having been elected by the people, it is an illusion to think they would ever listen to European voters or act in their interests.

As regular readers of our newsletters will know, our Foundation has long argued that the entire Brussels EU structure needs to be dismantled and, ultimately, replaced with a Europe for the People, by the People. Meantime, with elections to the puppet Brussels EU parliament taking place between 22-25 May and the anti-EU vote already predicted to rise above 30 percent, the response of the European people to the dictatorship that is increasingly being forced upon them will soon become clear.

Best wishes
The Dr. Rath Health Foundation

2 May, 2014

Video of the week / Rising food prices / Multinational corporations acting as unelected superpowers

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As we report in our newsletter this week, economic austerity and rising food prices have hit healthy eating habits hard in the UK. In a survey conducted by the British Heart Foundation, one in four Brits questioned said they hadn't bought any fresh fruit or vegetables in the previous week. Moreover, whilst two-thirds of respondents wished they could eat more healthily, just under half said they couldn't because it was too expensive.

This shocking reality – that millions of people in a wealthy country like the UK cannot afford to buy fruit and vegetables – provides a sobering reminder of why the Movement of Life project's Free Food for All campaign is of such vital importance. Today, as you read this newsletter, almost one billion people don't have enough food to eat and the people of the world are watching with growing alarm as global biotech corporations try to force foods grown from GMO seeds onto their dinner plates. Why do these companies prefer GMO seeds to natural, organic seeds? Simply because they can be patented. Just as with patented pharmaceutical drugs, the patenting of seeds allows the companies who own them to control markets and make higher profits. In the area of food, therefore, the goal of the Movement of Life is to end the 'GMO madness' and bring an end to malnutrition and world hunger.

In a not entirely unrelated story this week we learn that General Mills, a multi-billion dollar food corporation, has been forced into an embarrassing climb-down after posting new legal terms on its website that seemed to prevent consumers from suing it if they had previously 'Liked' the company on Facebook. Predictably, of course, and as General Mills has now learned to its cost, in today's world the inevitable results of corporate strong-arm tactics such as these are a public backlash on social media and a loss of trust amongst customers.

Whilst the internet and social media clearly have the potential to change the world for the better, and, indeed, are arguably already beginning to do so, it is vital that the interests of people, rather than those of multinational corporations, should always come first. But with Google having cosied up to governments around the world so effectively that its chairman is now a White House advisor, and the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) having collaborated with British Intelligence to intercept the webcam footage of over 1.8 million Yahoo users, we must all remain forever vigilant against multinational corporations and spy agencies acting as unelected superpowers.

Best wishes
The Dr. Rath Health Foundation

28 april, 2014

Video of the week / Increased vitamin C intake reduces breast cancer mortality risk

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Video of the week presented by movement of lifeA new meta-analysis, published in the European Journal of Cancer, confirms that an increased intake of vitamin C reduces breast cancer mortality risk. To conduct their analysis, the researchers looked at ten studies examining dietary vitamin C intake and supplement use in a total of 17,696 cases of breast cancer. Whilst they found that an increased dietary vitamin C intake was associated with a reduced risk of total mortality and breast cancer-specific mortality, their results clearly show that a post-diagnostic daily regimen of vitamin C supplementation may confer additional survival benefits.

As regular readers of our newsletters will know however, the most effective approaches to controlling cancer naturally are not based on the use of single nutrients alone but on carefully chosen and balanced groups of nutrients acting in synergy. Significantly therefore, a new study from the Dr. Rath Research Institute demonstrates that dietary intake of a specific combination of micronutrients acting in synergy can significantly suppress the growth and metastasis of breast cancer. With breast cancer now being the most prevalent cancer in women worldwide and the leading cause of cancer deaths in women, the publication of this important study confirms that the Cellular Medicine approach to the control of cancer has real therapeutic potential and can ultimately pave the way towards victory over cancer and a cancer-free world.

Dr Rath's discoveries and the groundbreaking research work being carried out at the Dr. Rath Research Institute set up new therapeutic directions and present a real chance to control cancer, all of which have not been possible with conventional medicine approaches to this disease. If you would like to volunteer some of your time to work with us in spreading information about the natural control of cancer and other health problems in your country, please contact us, we'd love to hear from you.

Best wishes

The Dr. Rath Health Foundation

18 april, 2014

Video of the week / Review finds Roche's Tamiflu drug a 'waste of money' / Good news from the Philippines

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A review of trial data on Roche's multi-billion dollar Tamiflu drug made headlines last week when it concluded that treating patients with it was a waste of money. Essentially confirming what our Foundation had said all along, the researchers – who fought for years to get full data on the drug – specifically stated that governments who stockpile it are wasting billions of dollars and that there is no credible evidence it could prevent an influenza pandemic.

Over the years, studies with Tamiflu have reported myriad side-effects including nausea, vomiting, headaches, diarrhea and abdominal pain. Other research has revealed it can cause dangerous psychiatric problems – such as delirium, delusions and hallucinations – and even death. Notably therefore, the official World Health Organization guidance on Tamiflu, issued in 2004, which urged governments to stockpile the drug, was authored by scientists who had previously received payment from its manufacturer, Roche.

In sharp contrast to the ineffectiveness of Tamiflu and other drugs in controlling influenza, research published by Dr. Rath and Dr. Aleksandra Niedzwiecki has demonstrated that a unique micronutrient mixture has high antiviral activity – even at prolonged periods after infection. Natural micronutrient approaches based on the nutrient synergy concept are safer than drugs in controlling viral infections and work by acting on several different cellular mechanisms at the same time – something that is not achievable with pharmaceuticals. You can learn more about Dr. Rath's breakthrough discoveries in infectious diseases by visiting the website of the Dr. Rath Research Institute.

On a separate note, we received some good news from the Philippines this week that we would like to share with you.

As you will probably recall, Typhoon Haiyan, a powerful tropical cyclone, devastated the Philippines in November 2013. The country's deadliest typhoon on record, over 6,000 Filipino people lost their lives, over 28,000 were injured and over 1 million homes were partially or completely destroyed. Such was the destruction that, even as of January 2014, bodies were still being found.

As a health organization we regarded it as our duty to do what we could to help. Immediately following our learning of the typhoon we therefore made a donation that was handled by Dr. Wong Ang Peng, our contact in the region, who ensured that the money was channeled directly towards people who needed help.

After discussion it was decided that our donation would be used to buy new boats for Filipino fishermen who had lost their livelihoods. As the wonderful photos on our website now show, the fishermen chose to name their shiny new boats in honor of our donation.

To paraphrase an old saying: Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Give a man a boat and you feed him for a lifetime.

As the work towards repairing the immense damage to the Philippines continues, we send our very best wishes to the fishermen, their families and to all of those affected by Typhoon Haiyan.
Best wishes

The Dr. Rath Health Foundation

11 april, 2014

Video of the week / Russia will not import GMO products / UK 'aid' financing corporate scramble for Africa

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Two of the stories in this week's newsletter provide a particularly good illustration of the ongoing battle between the forces for change and the agricultural interests behind the Oil and Drug Cartel.

In the first of these stories, Dmitry Medvedev, the Prime Minister of Russia, announces that his country will not import GMO food products. Speaking in Volgograd at a meeting of deputies from rural settlements, he described how the Russian nation has enough space and resources to produce organic food and stated that he has ordered widespread monitoring of the country's agricultural sector.

In sharp contrast to this development, in another story we learn how 600 million pounds of UK aid money is being used to help companies like Unilever and Monsanto take over land and agriculture in Africa. Far from bringing an end to hunger and malnutrition on the African continent, the privatizing of seeds, the expansion of the use of agrochemicals and the prioritizing of exports over the needs of local people threaten disaster for both the African people and their farmers.

With a recent meeting of the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) having concluded that vitamin and mineral deficiencies and health problems like growth stunting in children are now widespread among the countries of Europe and central Asia, there is clearly an urgent need for alternative, more effective approaches to feeding the world's people.

'Guerilla gardener' Ron Finley points the way forward in this week's video-of-the-week when he says that growing your own food is like printing your own money. Simply put, we do not have to allow multinational corporations to control either our food supplies, our health or our lives. Instead, by studying the videos in the Free Food for All section of the Movement of Life website you can take positive steps towards freeing yourself from the corporate control of your kitchen. Remember that the power to change things is in your own hands!

Best wishes

The Dr. Rath Health Foundation

February 7, 2014

Video of the week / South African health minister accuses multinational drug companies of 'genocide'

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In this week’s newsletter we focus on recent statements by South Africa's health minister, Aaron Motsoaledi, who, in the context of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in his country, has accused multi-national drug companies of orchestrating a "genocidal" plot to rig patent laws. Commenting on his choice of words, Motsoaledi insisted they were appropriate and reiterated that the efforts of drug companies to scupper patent reforms amount to “genocide”.

Interestingly, therefore, back in 2005, when our Foundation described the drug industry’s promotion of anti-retroviral (ARV) drugs for HIV/AIDS patients in South Africa as genocidal, our statements were criticized in the media on the grounds that they were supposedly “dangerous” and “unhelpful”. Today, however, in yet another sign that times are changing and that we were right all along, there seems to be an increasing recognition that the activities of the Drug Cartel on the African continent are indeed genocidal in nature.

Nevertheless, there remains a key difference between our accusation and that of the South African Health Minister.

Our accusation is that the Drug Cartel is deliberately ignoring the life-saving potential of vitamins and other essential micronutrients in the fight against HIV/AIDS. The reason why it is doing this is obvious, of course: HIV and AIDS represent multi-billion dollar-a-year markets. Lifesaving scientific information about natural non-patentable vitamin therapies therefore constitutes a serious threat both to the Cartel's profits and the illusion that ARV drugs can cure AIDS.

Aaron Motsoaledi, on the other hand, whilst correctly identifying the Drug Cartel’s actions as genocidal in nature, appears to have mistakenly convinced himself that the HIV/AIDS epidemic can be controlled only through the use of toxic pharmaceutical chemicals. Essentially, his demand is that ARVs should be made available more cheaply. But with even the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the world’s most widely circulated medical journal, now publishing research showing that vitamins reduce the risk of immune decline and illness in HIV-infected patients, it is clear that Motsoaledi is supporting an outdated paradigm that is no longer consistent with the latest scientific findings.   

You can access additional studies on the health benefits of micronutrients in fighting HIV/AIDS in the Worldwide Studies and Research section of our Foundation website and in the Online Library on our World Health Alphabetization campaign website. Towards the goal of bringing the Drug Cartel’s genocidal actions in Africa to an end and saving millions of lives, we encourage you to share this information as widely as possible.

Best wishes

The Dr. Rath Health Foundation

January 31, 2014

Video of the week / Public trust in the 'Brussels EU' now at an all-time low

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Two articles published in the UK's Daily Mail newspaper in late December prove that the information contained in our groundbreaking book, The Nazi Roots of the 'Brussels EU', is beginning to rewrite history.

Of these two articles it is particularly notable that one of them, published on December 28, focuses its attention on the key role played in WWII by the IG Farben Cartel. Describing how Farben was "born out of a merger between Bayer, BASF, Hoechst and Agfa", it points out that it was "the largest and most powerful company in Europe and the biggest chemical conglomerate in the world". Moreover, the article specifically confirms that without IG Farben, Nazi Germany could not have waged WWII. Just as importantly, it describes how Farben "designed, built and ran the company's concentration camp at Auschwitz" and notes that "its managers oversaw tens of thousands of slave labourers in conditions of extreme brutality, forced to work until they died or were despatched to the gas chambers to be killed with Zyklon B – a patent owned by IG Farben."

The other article, published on December 27, is equally significant as it confirms our own analysis, unequivocally documented in Chapter II of our book, that the 'race' for the nuclear bomb had essentially been won even before Hitler launched WWII.

Clearly, without the prior existence of our book neither of these newspaper articles would ever have been published. Until the publication of our book in April 2010, the media silence over these issues had been enforced for well over half of a century.

But with national newspapers in the Netherlands and Romania having gone public on our book in 2012, and the news this week that trust in the Brussels EU is now at an all-time low, there can be little doubt that we are witnessing the beginning of the end for this undemocratic, dictatorial construct.

In this situation, with the lies about WWII being exposed, and the people of the world increasingly understanding that the same corporate interests that propelled WWII are behind the world conquest plans of the Brussels EU, we encourage you to help spread this important information among your friends and family. A Europe and a World of Health, Peace and Social Justice are possible – but they will depend upon all of us playing our part in bringing them about.

Best wishes

The Dr. Rath Health Foundation

January 24, 2014

Video of the week / Wealth of world's 85 richest people now equal to that of poorest 3.5 billion people

Here is our latest selection of the key health and politics news stories from around the world. You can read the entire newsletter online on our website.

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In a startling report released a few days ago to coincide with the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, Oxfam describes how the combined wealth of the world's 85 richest people is now equal to that of the poorest 3.5 billion people on the planet.

The report, entitled 'Working For The Few', provides a graphic illustration of how a vast and growing inequality amongst the world's people has been ruthlessly driven by wealthy elites who have essentially co-opted the political process to rig the rules of the global economic system in their favour. The inevitable consequences of this situation include the erosion of democracy, the pulling apart of social cohesion, and the vanishing of equal opportunities for all.

With the elites behind this economic and political global power-grab comprising some of the world's major investors in the fields of pharmaceuticals, chemicals, petrochemicals, oil, gas and the financial sector – to all intents and purposes, the component industries of the Oil and Drug Cartel – it is clear that, to avoid total societal breakdown, a major change of direction is needed.

On the Movement of Life website we show how scientifically-proven alternatives to the Oil and Drug Cartel's products could help bring an end to the systematic drainage of the world economy. In the area of health, for example, natural compounds such as vitamins and phytobiologicals are proving far superior to synthetic chemical drugs in almost all areas of medicine. Similarly, clean renewable forms of energy are now available that could replace fossil fuels.

As US Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis famously said, 'We may have democracy, or we may have wealth concentrated in the hands of the few, but we cannot have both.' Ultimately, it's up to us to decide which of these two alternatives prevails.

Best wishes

The Dr. Rath Health Foundation

January 17, 2014

Dr. Rath’s Open Letters: History shows that our analyses were RIGHT!

Dr. Rath’s Open Letters: History shows that our analyses were RIGHT!

Since 2003, Dr. Rath has published over 40 Open Letters in the New York Times and other major international newspapers.

Dealing with key issues relating to the Oil and Drug Cartel’s economic and political control of the world, they describe how the advent of new and superior technologies in the areas of energy and health are threatening the Cartel and will ultimately bring about its’ demise.

In this article, we look back at a selection of Open Letters and examine how the analyses contained in them have subsequently been proven to be correct.

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January 10, 2014

Video of the week / Asia takes action against the Drug Cartel / Vitamin E may help slow dementia

Here is our latest selection of the key health and politics news stories from around the world. You can read the entire newsletter online on our website.

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Welcome to our first newsletter of 2014! As we enter the New Year, it is already clear that the battle against the pharmaceutical 'business with disease' has become a truly global one. Far from concentrating its attention mainly on Western countries, as was once the case, the Drug Cartel is increasingly attempting to extend its strangulating influence across the entire planet. In recent years, for example, we have reported on how multinational drug companies have been focusing their attention on the Asian continent. Through a criminal combination of corruption and bribery, the Cartel wants to force its toxic drug merchandise on the Asian people and eliminate their reliance on natural and traditional forms of medicine.

Notably, therefore, at the end of December, Japan's health ministry announced that it plans to file a criminal complaint against the local arm of Swiss drug giant Novartis over alleged exaggerated advertising for a blood-pressure drug, Diovan. As this would be the first time a criminal complaint has been filed in Japan over exaggerated pharmaceutical advertising, and with Diovan's sales in Japan believed to have been worth around 100 billion yen (1 billion US dollars) since 2005, this is clearly a significant development.

Similarly, following the ongoing scandals involving Glaxo in China, authorities there are planning to introduce a blacklist of drug makers and medical device manufacturers found to have paid bribes. According to the country's National Health and Family Planning Commission, healthcare departments will compile lists of offending manufacturers, agents and individuals, which will be published online. Firms appearing on the list will be banned for two years from selling within the region where they were implicated.

Across the entire world, an extensive range of studies and lawsuits now clearly documents the criminal strategies via which pharmaceutical companies hide, ignore, or misrepresent evidence about drugs; distort the medical literature; and misrepresent products to prescribing physicians. For patients, the tragic consequences of these immoral practices can include serious adverse reactions and even death.

In our newsletters, our aim is to report the truth about the 'business with disease' and provide you with the very latest up-to-the-minute news about lifesaving natural health alternatives. As always, therefore, towards the goal of bringing about a new global healthcare system based on scientific breakthroughs in the areas of vitamin research and cellular health, we encourage you to share our newsletters and the information on our websites as widely as possible.

Best wishes

The Dr. Rath Health Foundation

December 19, 2013

Video of the week / Growing evidence of the benefits of vitamin D / Media scare stories about supplements

Here is our latest selection of the key health and politics news stories from around the world. You can read the entire newsletter online on our website.

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In this week's newsletter we focus on research suggesting that higher vitamin D doses are needed for older women to attain optimum bone health. Whilst current government recommended daily intakes (RDAs) around the world tend to fall within the range 200 IU to 600 IU, with the higher of these levels being for older people, this new study from the UK found that doses closer to 1,000 IU per day may be necessary to lessen bone loss in postmenopausal women.

Notably, therefore, this year has brought a flood of scientific evidence showing the effectiveness of vitamin D in controlling a wide range of diseases and health problems, including Parkinson's disease; lung cancer; risk of respiratory infections in children; Crohn's disease; tuberculosis (TB); cardiovascular health in diabetics; and many others.

Nevertheless, despite this evidence, the mass media continues to publish scare stories about the supposed dangers of taking supplements. The ultimate goal behind such stories is always the same: To protect the trillion-dollar-a-year pharmaceutical 'Business with Disease'. This week has been no exception, with absurd claims being made that vitamins are "a waste of money". A simple glance down this year's Natural Health Alternatives news stories on our website shows that such claims have no basis in reality. To the contrary, in fact, an impressive number of studies are being published showing the safety and effectiveness of micronutrient supplementation.

Significantly, therefore, in the United States more than two thirds of adults now use supplements and 97 percent of dieticians recommend them to their clients. So long as interest in natural health approaches and distrust in drug-orientated medicine continue to grow in parallel with one another, there can be little doubt that this picture will gradually be mirrored across the entire world.

Finally, as this is our last newsletter for 2013, we would like to thank you for subscribing to it and for sharing what you learn from it with others. On behalf of Dr. Rath, Dr. Niedzwiecki and our entire organization, we wish you all the very best of health and a peaceful 2014.

Best wishes

The Dr. Rath Health Foundation

December 13, 2013

Video of the week / Omega-3 and Alzheimer's disease / Acid-suppressing drugs deplete vitamin B12

Here is our latest selection of the key health and politics news stories from around the world. You can read the entire newsletter online on our website.

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In this week's newsletter, we focus on further evidence showing the power of omega-3 fatty acids. New research from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden shows that omega-3 fatty acids in supplements can cross the blood brain barrier in people with Alzheimer's disease, affecting known markers for both the disease itself and inflammation. Published in the Journal of Internal Medicine, the findings strengthen the evidence that omega-3 and other micronutrients are effective in fighting this distressing and debilitating condition. You can learn more about the effectiveness of omega-3 supplements in controlling not only neurological disease, but also cardiovascular disease, chronic inflammation and cancer by visiting the special omega-3 section on our Worldwide Studies and Research page and the Online Library on the World Health Alphabetization website.

We also report this week on a study which found that acid-suppressing drugs are associated with a deficiency of vitamin B12. According to the research, which was presented in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the world's most widely circulated medical journal, 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. 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. For any health professionals who doubt this, we would recommend obtaining a book published in 1999 by pharmacist and clinical nutritionist Ross Pelton PhD. Citing 459 published studies on this subject, Pelton and his team identified around 150 specific classes of drugs that cause nutrient depletion.

Finally, if you've been following the story of the young Amish girl suffering from leukemia in Ohio, you'll be pleased to learn that her court-appointed guardian has at last stopped trying to force her to resume chemotherapy. With the girl having apparently left the U.S. some months ago with her family and recovered using natural remedies, we hope that she will now be left alone and allowed to get on with her life. Based upon their reactions in similar situations in the past, however, experience suggests it may perhaps be naive to assume that the stakeholders of the trillion-dollar-a-year pharmaceutical 'business with disease' will simply sit back and allow this to happen. But the world is watching, and, as the French writer Victor Hugo once said, nothing is as powerful as an idea whose time has come. A new global healthcare system based on scientific breakthroughs in the areas of vitamin research and cellular health WILL happen, it's simply up to us, working together, to share the truth and bring it about.

Best wishes

The Dr. Rath Health Foundation

 

December 6, 2013

Video of the Week / Confirmation that Dr. Rath was right: Micronutrients reduce risk of HIV disease progression

Here is our latest selection of the key health and politics news stories from around the world. You can read the entire newsletter online on our website.

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As we approach the end of 2013, we see many signs around us that the world is changing. We saw a particularly good example of such changes last week in the clinical trial from Botswana which found that long-term supplementation with multivitamins and selenium for HIV-infected patients reduced the risk of immune decline and illness. Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the world's most widely circulated medical journal, this study confirmed that Dr. Rath was right: The control of the HIV/AIDS epidemic through vitamins and other micronutrients will inevitably terminate the multi-billion dollar business with patented AIDS drugs.

On Tuesday 10th December, Dr. Rath will give a live webinar presentation in which he will reflect on the current global situation and explain what needs to be done in order to ensure a better world emerges that replaces the tyranny of the multinational Oil and Drug Cartel. Full details of how you can watch this important presentation can be found on the special event page we have set up on Facebook.

As always, the key message underlying our work is that if you truly want to see a better world it is not enough to simply hope that others will do what is necessary in order to bring it about. Instead, you must use the knowledge you gain and take positive action towards supporting your rights and educating others. If enough of us do this and coordinate our actions, a better world will be ensured for us all.

Best wishes

The Dr. Rath Health Foundation

November 29, 2013

Video of the Week / Confirmation that Dr. Rath was right: Micronutrients reduce risk of HIV disease progression

Here is our latest selection of the key health and politics news stories from around the world. You can read the entire newsletter online on our website.

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In this week's newsletter, we report on a new clinical trial which found that long-term supplementation with multivitamins and selenium for HIV-infected patients in Botswana reduced the risk of immune decline and illness. Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the world's most widely circulated medical journal, it is particularly notable that the patients in this study had not previously received toxic antiretroviral (ARV) drug therapy.

However, and contrary to what the Pharma Cartel and its stakeholders in medicine and the media would have you believe, this study is simply the latest in an increasingly long line of research showing that micronutrients are effective in the control of HIV and AIDS. So much so, in fact, that even Dr. Luc Montagnier – recipient of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Medicine for the discovery of HIV – has now spoken out for nutrition and micronutrients in the fight against HIV/AIDS. You can read summaries of many of these studies for yourself via the Worldwide Studies and Research page on our Foundation website and the Online Library on the World Health Alphabetization website.

What these growing numbers of studies confirm, of course, is that Dr. Rath has been right all along. Back in 2005, when we first announced that HIV and AIDS could be controlled naturally, we quickly became subject to widespread attacks. The reason for these attacks was obvious, of course: HIV and AIDS are multi-billion dollar markets for the Pharma Cartel. As such, lifesaving scientific information about natural non-patentable vitamin therapies represents a threat both to the Cartel's profits and the illusion that ARV drugs can cure AIDS.

But with even mainstream medical journals such as JAMA now publishing research on the use of vitamins to control HIV, and the relationship between HIV, AIDS and poor nutrition having been well established, it is clear that the end of the AIDS epidemic is now in sight. As always, therefore, with the media remaining typically silent on this issue, how soon this happens will be up to us.

Best wishes

The Dr. Rath Health Foundation

November 22, 2013

Video of the Week / New benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids discovered / Drug-induced nutrient depletion

Here is our latest selection of the key health and politics news stories from around the world. You can read the entire newsletter online on our website.

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In this week's newsletter, we examine some of the latest illustrations of the ongoing battle between safe, non-patentable natural therapies and the dangerous patented chemical drugs of the Pharma Cartel.

In the area of natural therapies we learn how dietary supplementation with two omega-3 fatty acids, DHA and EPA, has been shown in an Australian study to improve attention, literacy, and behavior in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Similarly, we discover that men with prostate cancer who ate a low-fat diet and took fish oil supplements containing omega-3s were found to have lower levels of pro-inflammatory substances in their blood and a lower cell cycle progression score, a measure used to predict cancer recurrence, than men who ate a typical Western diet.

But as we know, natural health approaches that safely and effectively optimize cellular metabolism threaten the pharmaceutical "business with disease" because they target the root causes of today's most common health problems – and they can't be patented. So to protect the strategic development of its near trillion-dollar-a-year investment business against this threat, the pharmaceutical industry has – over an entire century now – deliberately misled people about the dangers of its drugs.

A classic example of these dangers can be found in new research revealing that so-called COX-inhibitors, which include numerous nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), reduce levels of vitamin B6 in the body. Still unknown to millions of patients, one of the biggest secrets in the drug industry today is that pharmaceutical drugs deplete the body of vitamins, minerals and other essential micronutrients. A book published in 1999 by pharmacist and clinical nutritionist Ross Pelton PhD notably cited 459 published studies on this subject and identified around 150 classes of drugs that cause nutrient depletion.

Nevertheless, despite the efforts of the drug industry to deceive patients, information on the dangers of drugs and scepticism about their efficacy has gone mainstream. In the past few days, seemingly fearful of where this may lead, the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology issued new cholesterol guidelines that essentially declared, in one fell swoop, that millions of healthy Americans should immediately start taking statins for undefined health "benefits." But as the New York Times correctly analyzed: "This announcement is not a result of a sudden epidemic of heart disease, nor is it based on new data showing the benefits of lower cholesterol. Instead, it is a consequence of simply expanding the definition of who should take the drugs — a decision that will benefit the pharmaceutical industry more than anyone else." We could hardly have put it better ourselves.

Perhaps unknown to the millions of Americans who are apparently now about to be advised by their doctors that they need to start taking statins, the background to these so-called 'guidelines' is that a few years ago the pharma industry attempted, but failed, to have statins declared as 'over-the-counter' drugs in the United States. Significantly, therefore, of the 15 panelists that authored the new guidelines, six reported having recent or current ties to drugmakers that already sell or are developing cholesterol medications.

Without any doubt, the pharmaceutical "business with disease" is the largest deception and fraud business in human history. Ultimately, it is only by replacing it with a new global healthcare system, based on scientific breakthroughs in the areas of vitamin research and cellular health, that cardiovascular disease, cancer, AIDS and other common diseases can become largely unknown to future generations. By sharing the information in this newsletter as widely as possible, you can play your part in bringing this about.

Best wishes

The Dr. Rath Health Foundation