Dr. Rath Health Foundation

Dr. Rath Health Foundation

Responsibility for a healthy world Dr. Rath Research Institute 100+ Studies Published In PubMed

Nuclear war or a "world without illness"?

The Dark Ages of pharmaceutical medicine are approaching their end. The pharmaceutical business's survival depends on nuclear war. Enlightened strategies: learning from history. An interview with Dr. Rath.

Dr. Rath, you recently went on a study trip to Italy where you visited various historical locations including Pompeii, and Nola, the birthplace of Giordano Bruno. Who was Giordano Bruno, and what is his historical importance?

Giordano Bruno

Giordano Bruno was an Italian scholar who lived at an historical turning point between the end of the Middle Ages and the beginning of the modern era. He paid the ultimate price in his battle to prevail over the Dark Ages and further his commitment to a new age of enlightenment. Born in the southern Italian state of Nola in 1548, he was burned as a heretic on 17 February 1600. To put fear into the hearts of like-minded people, the medieval Church's enforcers built Bruno's pyre in the very centre of Rome – at the Campo de Fiori or "Flower Square". Anyone who travels to Rome should visit his monument, and recall that great changes in history are brought about, not least, by the personal courage of individuals.

Giordano Bruno was an outstanding representative of the Renaissance. What impact did this era have, at a crossroads between the Middle Ages and modern times?

The leading minds of this period – amongst them Leonardo da Vinci, Christopher Columbus, Martin Luther and Nicholas Copernicus – were well-versed in a wide range of disciplines. Bruno, for instance, was a philosopher, priest and astronomer. From an early age he studied a variety of subjects such as mathematics and astronomy, contributing to rediscovering the knowledge of the ancient Greeks and other early cultures, lost for almost two millennia. He also travelled through France, England and Germany, staying for some years in Luther's town of Wittenberg.
At the time all Europe was in upheaval. People were now casting off the shackles of the Middle Ages and of their subjugators – in particular the medieval Church. Bruno was one of the catalysts of this change. Together with other outstanding minds of the age, he introduced the beginning of the modern era. He questioned the authority of the Church and criticised its view that the earth was flat, with Rome at its centre. Such heretical assertions were what led Bruno into the clutches of the Inquisition, and ultimately also to the stake.

Let's stay with the Renaissance for a moment. Can you say exactly what characterised this turning point?

The literal translation of Renaissance is rebirth or re-discovery. This epoch, which began in the 15th century and lasted into the 16th, describes a historical period whose main thrust was the discovery of the supposedly lost knowledge and insight of older cultures – the Romans, Greeks and Egyptians. This affected many areas of society, chiefly art and science. People were astonished to find that the ancient Greek philosophers had developed early forms of democracy, and that Rome had enjoyed a plumbing system and underfloor heating, whereas in medieval Europe people had gone around wearing animal skins like cavemen. Of course Bruno and the other architects of the Renaissance realised that it was not merely by chance that such phenomenal knowledge had vanished for centuries. They were fully aware that the medieval Church was largely responsible for systematic suppression of this knowledge, because it threatened their position of power. Before the Christian era the Greeks already knew that the earth is round, and had roughly calculated its diameter. But such knowledge was suppressed to accord with the flat earth doctrine necessary to place Rome at the centre of the world and justify its claim to sole domination. In Greek and Roman culture not only could the elite read and write but large swathes of the population too. Since human knowledge endangered the authority of the spiritual and worldly rulers of the Middle Ages, general illiteracy was made part of "God's law" for more than a millennium. You can imagine the fury this kindled in Bruno and other Renaissance minds. The medieval Church swiftly recognised that its vanishing credibility would also lead to loss of its power. For this reason it didn't exactly handle adherents and proponents of this new knowledge with kid gloves. They were persecuted as heretics and put to death – all in the name of the Christian faith. Medieval rulers not only misused Christianity but deceived and abused the whole population. An unbelievable crime, for which no apology has been forthcoming to this day!

How does this apply to today? What can we learn from this important period of history?

Today humanity stands at a very similar historical crossroads. This time it is not a case of philosophical or scientific insights but of fundamental knowledge of one of the most central areas of human existence: the human body and health. The Dark Ages of pharmaceutical medicine are being supplanted by a new era of medicine focused on knowledge of the importance of vitamins and micronutrients for the health and function of the human body. Within a few decades, knowledge of Cellular Medicine will be able to reduce endemic diseases to a fraction of their current spread. In 1937, before the start of the Second World War, Albert Szent-György won the Nobel prize for medicine for his research into the importance of vitamin C in human cellular metabolism. Yet this knowledge was suppressed for decades – in the interests of the billion-dollar pharmaceutical investment industry based on patented synthetic pharma drugs. Only now has knowledge of the importance of vitamins in cellular metabolism been rediscovered after more than half a century, and is being disseminated against bitter opposition from the pharmaceutical industry. As in medieval times this development is triggering existential anxiety in the ruling powers. The pharmaceutical industry fears it will no longer be able to sell its expensive drugs if the causes of illness are eradicated through vitamins. Only a sick person is profitable to them. And in medieval times, as now, the rulers profited from human ignorance. The Renaissance of medicine has dawned, just as it did in other spheres of society five hundred years ago.

Albert Szent-György

But the "bouncers" guarding the club of pharmaceutical interests kept this Nobel Prize knowledge well away from medical textbooks for decades. Generations of doctors were trained as medical illiterates, becoming victims of pharmaceutical crime just as surely as the millions of patients who paid with their lives for the intentional ignorance of the pharmaceutical Dark Ages.

Now people are once more asserting their right to information that has long since been available but was intentionally suppressed by the pharmaceutical industry. But above and beyond this we now claim the right to extend this knowledge through research into Cellular Medicine, and to spread it via our Health Alliance.

How are the rulers of the pharmaceutical industry defending themselves today?

What is now at stake for the billion-dollar pharmaceutical investment industry, as for the medieval Church before it, is its very survival. No power system can survive without credibility. Human emancipation five hundred years ago, initiated by Luther, da Vinci, Galileo and Bruno, followed the 30 Years War. This was the Church's last attempt to save its lost privileges through military force. The rulers didn't care that a third of Europeans lost their lives as a result of this war and its consequences – chiefly starvation and epidemics. But even the ravages of this devastating war could not halt the beginning of the modern era. Today the world faces another war that is being planned and prepared by the political agents of the billion-dollar investment industry's business with disease. They realise that they can no longer conceal the genocide perpetrated on humanity by the pharmaceutical business with disease. The billion-dollar fraud has come to light and can now only be perpetuated against the will of human beings. But democracy does not allow implementation of such a plan. That is why the pharmaceutical industry's apologists, and their political and military henchmen, are paving the way for dictatorship in the world's leading industrialised nations. This is well-nigh impossible in peacetime, and so politicians in the four most important pharma export countries – the USA, France, the UK and Germany – are publicly calling for nuclear war against Iran. Under the cover of this warmongering, and under the protection of compulsory martial law, these circles are trying to establish the global dictatorship of pharmaceutical business interests. The emergency legislation already prepared by "crisis HQs" in Berlin, Paris, London and Washington as part of the "bird flu hysteria" will elevate the pharmaceutical industry to the position of key industry in the case of catastrophe and war. Equipped with comprehensive powers, this dictatorship will render politicians mere puppets – the very same purpose achieved by enabling acts in Germany in 1933. The death of millions of people in the wake of nuclear war, or genocide by the pharmaceutical industry, bothers these unscrupulous interests as little as the destruction of all Europe worried medieval potentates.

What will happen if people's thinking does not change?

During my visit to Italy I also went to Pompeii, whose inhabitants were killed in seconds by a volcanic eruption. Humanity can be erased just as quickly by the nuclear war currently being prepared, quite openly, on behalf of these billion-dollar business interests. But one thing has changed. Unlike the 30 Years War, after which life continued despite all the devastation, a war using atom bombs and other weapons of mass destruction now threatens the life of all humanity. In the face of this, there is only one, vital message: This war must not happen! By learning from history, by revealing the unscrupulous business interests behind global war, we can help prevent this war.

This too is the legacy of Giordano Bruno.

Many thanks.


Pompeiii's inhabitants were struck by the surprise eruption on 24 August 79 AD. They didn't have a chance (above).


The unsuspecting inhabitants of Hiroshima were struck on 8 August 1945. Some were vaporised (left), others were carbonised (centre) and others died slowly from radiation sickness (right). The living envied the dead.