Dr. Rath Health Foundation

Dr. Rath Health Foundation

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Dr. Rath presented with
2001 Bulwark of Liberty Award

Candace Campbell (m.), Executive Director of the American Preventive Medical Association presents the prize to Dr. Matthias Rath

May 26, 2001-Matthias Rath, M.D., the world-renowned physician and scientific researcher, has been selected to receive the prestigious 2001 Bulwark of Liberty Award sponsored by the American Preventive Medical Association and the National Foundation for Alternative Medicine. The award was presented to Dr. Rath on May 26th at the First Amendment Freedom and Bulwark of Liberty Awards Celebration in Clifton, Virginia.

The Bulwark of Liberty Award recognizes those who have made extraordinary efforts to advance nutrition science, educate the public on the health benefits of nutrients, and end government censorship of health information. The Bulwark of Liberty Awards will be distributed in conjunction with The Pearson v. Shalala First Amendment Freedom Awards given for the recent litigation victory against the Food and Drug Administration.

An advocate for patient rights, Dr. Rath strives to improve the health and quality of life for people across the world:"My scientific discovery of the scurvy-heart disease connection triggered one of the fiercest efforts to suppress the proven health benefits of vitamins and other essential nutrients by the pharmaceutical industry. Future healthcare has to serve the health needs of millions of people and not the financial greed of a few corporations."

Read the speech Dr. Matthias Rath held at the Award

According to Jonathon W. Emord of Emord & Associates, P.C., the Washington, D.C.-based law firm representing the plaintiffs in the Pearson v. Shalala litigation, "The individuals receiving the Bulwark of Liberty Award have passed national boundaries and have improved health and enhanced life around the world. This award is a fitting tribute."

Widely known for his major scientific breakthrough based on research of vitamins and cardiovascular health, Dr. Rath developed the world's first patented therapy for the natural reversal of cardiovascular disease. His scientific and clinical research has proven that vitamin deficiencies cause the most common chronic diseases, such as heart attacks and strokes. These discoveries have prompted him to use natural remedies to prevent and treat these diseases as opposed to the pharmaceutically-based approach to health care which in the United States is responsible for 106,000 deaths annuallyfrom side effects from correctly administered prescription drugs.

Berkley Bedell (right), former Member of Congress, chairman of various congressional subcommittees in conversation with Dr. Matthias Rath at the Bulwark of Liberty Award

Dr. Rath led the crusade against legislation in Europe that promoted the pharmaceutical industry's efforts to restrict access to natural health information and to vitamin therapies through the UN's "Codex Alimentarius" Commission.

Dr. Rath's studies have appeared in numerous publications, including Arteriosclerosis, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and European Heart Health Journal. Additionally, he has authored books on science including Why Animals Don't Get Heart Attacks-But People Do!, and a series on cellular health.