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Mahatma Gandhi: Achieving Liberation From Oppression Through Non-Violent Resistance

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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi’s non-violent philosophy led his followers to name him ‘Mahatma’, which means ‘the one with the great soul.’ Born in India in 1869, Gandhi became the most prominent leader in India’s long struggle for independence from the colonialist rule of Great Britain.

Science-based natural health approaches Professor Edzard Ernst: A Career Built On Discrediting Natural Health Science?

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Widely used blood pressure drug linked to ‘substantially increased risk’ of skin cancer

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New research from Denmark has found that use of hydrochlorothiazide, a diuretic drug widely prescribed for high blood pressure, substantially increases the risk of developing skin cancer. Based on the analysis of around 80,000 Danish cases of this disease, the research shows that, compared to 1.5 million healthy people not taking the drug, patients taking hydrochlorothiazide had up to seven times greater risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma, one of the most common forms of skin cancer. With this drug having already been strongly associated with lip cancer, the research adds to the growing body of evidence pointing to the considerable dangers it poses to public health. Find out more here

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The Mind Controls The Body, And YOU Control The Mind: Stress And Its Biological Consequences

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It is no secret that stress has a direct impact on our health. Experiencing stress for short periods of time is normal, of course, and the body is designed to deal with it. Thousands of years ago when our ancestors went out hunting wild animals, their levels of cortisol (a stress hormone that speeds up our reactions and makes us more alert) were only high for short periods of time and soon returned to normal. But in today’s high-stress world, things are very different. When cortisol levels remain too high for too long, they can be extremely harmful to our health. Find out more here

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Shocking New Data On Pesticides In Food Presented At London Conference

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Shocking new data presented at a recent Royal Society of Medicine conference in London shows that the number of toxic chemicals used on UK supermarket vegetables has risen by up to 17-fold over the past 40 years. Based on an analysis of pesticides applied to wheat, potatoes, onions and leeks, the figures strongly contradict industry claims that the totals have supposedly halved since the 1990s. Commenting on the results, Dr. Michael Antoniou, head of the gene expression and therapy research group at King's College London, said: “All this evidence shows that you should minimize your exposure to pesticides.” Echoing the growing worldwide interest in natural approaches to food production, he added: “The ONLY way to guarantee that is by eating organically.” Find out more here

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Ignaz Semmelweis: Ignored, Rejected & Ridiculed By The Medical Orthodoxy – Then Proven To Be Right

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When he discovered the cause of the bacterial disease puerperal fever (also known as “childbed fever”), Hungarian physician Ignaz Semmelweis (1818-1865) made possible the saving of millions of lives. During his own lifetime, however, while trying to get his medical breakthrough accepted, he faced an enormous amount of opposition. Not only was Semmelweis discredited by his colleagues and the medical authorities of the time, even his wife and close friends eventually began to distance themselves from him. Nevertheless, in the years following his death, his findings went on to replace the entrenched ideas of the scientific and medical establishment, eventually becoming fully accepted.

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Professor Edzard Ernst: A Career Built On Discrediting Natural Health Science?

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Professor Edzard Ernst, a retired German physician and academic, has recently become a prominent advocate of plans that could potentially outlaw the entire profession of naturopathic doctors in Germany. Promoting the nonsensical idea that naturopathic medicine somehow poses a risk to public health, Ernst attacks its practitioners as supposedly having been educated in “nonsense”. Tellingly, however, given that he himself has seemingly not published even so much as one completely original scientific trial of his own, Ernst’s apparent attempts to discredit natural healthcare approaches are largely reliant instead on his analysis or review of handpicked negative studies carried out by others. Find out more here

Open Letter by Dr. Matthias Rath to Chancellor Angela Merkel

I am writing this letter to you because the issues at stake are a matter of life and death for millions of people throughout the world. The German government’s actions play a major role in determining whether these people live or die. Scientific breakthroughs in the field of natural health enable mankind today to rid itself of some of today’s most widespread epidemics, including cardiovascular disease and cancer. The next great goal uniting all mankind is the termination of these epidemics and making them largely unknown in future generations. Find out more here

William Harvey – A Physician Who Understood He Was Ahead Of His Time

English physician William Harvey (1578-1657) set milestones in the field of anatomy. He was the first known physician to provide a detailed description of how blood circulates through the body. Find out more here

Major Setback For The Biotech Industry: Insects Rapidly Developing Resistance To GM Crops

A major new scientific assessment of crops that have been genetically modified to produce pest-killing poisons has found that insects are rapidly developing resistance to them. Published in the Nature Biotechnology journal by researchers from the University of Arizona in the United States, the study examines 36 cases looking at how insects react to the crops. Significantly, as of 2016, the data shows a dramatically reduced efficacy of the poisons in 16 cases, with early warning signs in a further 3 cases. This represents a dramatic increase from the mere 3 cases of resistance that had been observed by 2005. Overall, resistance or early warning signs of it were found in a majority (19) of the 36 cases examined. Find out more here

Clinical trial shows magnesium supplements may be an alternative to antidepressant drugs

A recent clinical trial conducted in the United States has found that magnesium supplements are effective in the treatment of mild-to-moderate depression. Published in the PLoS One journal, the researchers showed that daily supplementation with magnesium leads to a significant decrease in depression and anxiety symptoms regardless of a patient’s age, gender, baseline severity of depression, or use of antidepressant drugs. Noting that magnesium works quickly and is well tolerated, the study concluded that it may be a safe over-the-counter alternative to pharmaceutical medication. Find out more here

How The Trillion Dollar A Year Pharmaceutical Industry Rigs The Results Of Its Studies

During the past century, the pharmaceutical industry has spent vast sums of marketing money promoting the idea that its products are scientifically proven. So successful has it been in implanting this impression into the public consciousness that generations of doctors and patients have lived their entire lives believing the primary motivation for drug companies is improving human health. Not only is this belief demonstrably untrue, but the studies carried out to supposedly prove the efficacy of the pharmaceutical industry’s products are habitually rigged. Find out more here

Andreas Vesalius – A Revolutionary In The Field Of Human Anatomy

In the field of human anatomy, the discoveries of Andreas Vesalius were profound. So important was his impact on this scientific discipline that he is often referred to as its founding father. But as a result of overturning centuries of established medical dogma and methodically proving it to be wrong, he suffered years of struggle against the authorities of the time and was publicly discredited. Find out more here

New Meta-Analysis Links Colon Cancer To Low Levels Of Vitamin E

A new meta-analysis has found that colon cancer is associated with low levels of vitamin E. Published in the Medicine (Baltimore) journal by researchers from China, the analysis examines studies with an overall total of 6431 participants from over 7 countries worldwide. Concluding that serum vitamin E concentrations were lower in patients with colon cancer compared to people not suffering from it, the researchers suggest that reduced levels of this micronutrient may be a risk factor for the disease. Find out more here

Our Responsibility for Creating a World of Health, Peace and Social Justice

Responsibility for Health, Peace and Social Justice. This is the motto of the Dr. Rath Health Foundation. You will probably have seen these words many times on our website. But do you understand what the connection is between health, peace, and social justice? Find out more here

New Study Recognizes Role Of Vitamin C In Reducing Death Toll From Cardiovascular Disease

A new study has recognized that higher intakes of vitamin C significantly reduce the risk of death from cardiovascular disease. Published in the Nutrients journal by researchers in Spain, the researchers found that study participants with the highest intakes of this essential micronutrient reduced their risk by an impressive 70 percent. By confirming the role of vitamin C in preventing deaths from cardiovascular disease, the study adds further support to Dr. Rath’s quarter-century of groundbreaking scientific research and discoveries in this area. Find out more here

Pharma Lobbying Judges To Put Opioid Addicts On $1,000 A Shot Injection Programs

With the United States caught in the asphyxiating grip of an opioid addiction epidemic that is expected to kill over 60 thousand Americans this year, evidence is growing that the pharma industry is seeking to maximize its profiteering from the situation. According to a disturbing report from ProPublica, the biopharmaceutical company Alkermes has been marketing its $1,000 a shot opioid addiction injection, Vivitrol, directly to judges. As a result, by presenting opioid addicts with the stark choice of either going to jail or joining an injection program, drug courts have helped annual sales of Vivitrol rise by almost 700 percent since 2011, reaching a total of $209 million in 2016. Find out more here

New Scientific Review Adds To Mounting Evidence Linking Deficiency Of B Vitamins With Depression

The findings of a new scientific review have added to the mounting evidence linking B vitamin deficiencies with depression. Published in Maturitas, the official journal of the European Menopause and Andropause Society, the researchers note that low levels of B vitamins are common in patients with depression and that supplementation with these nutrients has been shown to improve depression outcomes. Consistent with the key principle of Cellular Medicine, namely, that the primary cause of today’s most common chronic diseases is a long-term deficiency of vitamins and other specific nutrients, the review helps point the way towards safe, natural approaches to controlling this common mental health problem. Find out more here

One of the Most-Watched Medical Lectures in Europe

A lecture by Dr. Matthias Rath dealing with an entirely new scientific understanding of cardiovascular disease recently passed the 200,000 views mark on YouTube, making it one of the most-watched medical lectures in Europe. Find out more here

New meta-analysis provides further proof of the benefits of magnesium for high blood pressure

A new meta-analysis published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has provided further proof of the benefits of magnesium supplements for people at risk of high blood pressure. Examining data from 11 randomized controlled trials involving a total of 543 participants, the researchers found that magnesium supplementation significantly reduces blood pressure in patients with insulin resistance, prediabetes, or other noncommunicable chronic diseases. An essential mineral described by the U.S. National Institutes of Health as being a cofactor in more than 300 enzyme systems in the body, low intakes and blood levels of magnesium are known to be associated with a wide variety of chronic diseases and health problems, as well as sudden cardiac death. Find out more here

BBC investigation uncovers disturbing evidence of link between anti-depressant drugs and homicide

A BBC investigation in the UK has uncovered further disturbing evidence of a link between anti-depressant drugs and homicide. After submitting a Freedom of Information request to the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), the broadcaster discovered that, over the past three decades, 28 homicides committed in the country have been associated with people taking Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs). Discussing the finding, Professor Peter Tyrer, a psychiatrist at Imperial College London who has been studying SSRIs, stated: “It’s happened just too frequently with this class of drug to make it random.” Find out more here

Royal Pharmaceutical Society In Britain Confirms Cholesterol Theory Of Heart Disease Is “Dead”

With drug industry profits from statins collapsing, a new scientific review published in the Pharmaceutical Journal – a publication of Britain’s Royal Pharmaceutical Society – has added fuel to the fire by confirming the cholesterol theory of heart disease is now “dead”. Pointing out that the lives of heart attack survivors participating in pharma-sponsored statin trials have been shown to be extended by an average of just 4 days, the authors say there is an “ethical and moral imperative” for the potential harms of these drugs to be discussed. Significantly, however, they wrongly conclude that the real culprit behind cardiovascular disease is insulin resistance. In other words, while they are 100 percent correct that the cholesterol dogma is scientifically unfounded, they have failed to correctly identify the root cause of cardiovascular disease. Find out more here

A Fresh Approach: The Importance Of Clean Water For The Human Body Cells

We all know that water is important. But most of us don’t fully realize what a crucial role it plays in maintaining our health. Neither animals, plants nor human beings can function without it. Water is the essence of life. So, let’s take a closer look at it. Find out more here

Brussels EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker Denounces EU Parliament As “Ridiculous”

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It’s not very often that I find myself agreeing with the Brussels EU Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker. However, this week was one of those extremely rare occasions when I found myself in complete agreement with him. Speaking at a session of the EU Parliament that was reviewing the six-month European Council presidency of Malta, the construct’s smallest member state, Juncker observed that only around 30 of the Parliament’s 751 members were present and openly denounced the institution as “ridiculous.” Frankly, if challenged to think of a word that more perfectly summarizes the farcical nature of this Parliament, I could hardly have selected a better one myself. Find out more here

Ten Reasons Why Preventive Healthcare And Eliminating Diseases Are Not Possible Under the Brussels EU

The world is being told that the Brussels EU political construct is the realization of the century-old dream for Europe to unite in health, peace, and prosperity. In reality, the opposite is true. The Brussels EU is the global politburo for the Pharma Cartel and its gigantic ‘Business with Disease’ – one of the greatest organized frauds in human history. While this Cartel parades itself as the sole provider of health for the people of the world, its entire existence is built on the maintenance, expansion and invention of diseases as markets for its patented drugs. Find out more here

A Powerful Mind: The Huge Impact Of Inner Beliefs On Human Health

In 1955 medical researcher Henry Beecher, MD, published a study about a previously unknown field of medicine suggesting that beliefs can sometimes have a deeper impact on the human body than chemicals. In the study, one hundred medical students were divided into two groups of fifty. Each participant was asked to take a pill. One group received a red pill, the other a blue one. The participants were told that the red pill contained a powerful stimulant, and the blue one a tranquilizing drug. However, what they didn’t know was that the contents of the pills had been reversed. Contrary to what the students had been told, the red pill contained a barbiturate and the blue one had amphetamine in it. Find out more here

Risk Of Major Bleeding And Death From Aspirin Even Higher Than Originally Thought

A new study has found that elderly people who take daily aspirin tablets after a heart attack or stroke are at far greater risk of potentially fatal internal bleeding than originally thought. Published in The Lancet medical journal by scientists at Oxford University, the research suggests that more than 3,000 patients die every year in the UK from long-term use of this drug. Significantly, for people over the age of 75, the risk of suffering a disabling or deadly bleed from aspirin treatment was shown to be ten times higher than for younger patients. Find out more here

The United Kingdom, Brexit, and the Wider World – Interview with Robert Oulds, Director of the Bruges Group think tank

Councillor Robert Oulds M.A., FRSA, is the longstanding Director of the Bruges Group, a respected British think tank which since 1989 has been at the forefront of the debate about the UK’s relationship with the European Union (EU) and the wider world. In this interview, he talks to Paul Anthony Taylor about the UK’s recent decision to leave the EU and looks ahead at what the post-Brexit world will look like. Find out more here

Over 70 Years Of Studies Show Vitamin B2 Helps Control Migraine: Why Are Patients Still Being Kept In The Dark?

A new scientific review confirms that vitamin B2 (riboflavin) is a safe therapy that has demonstrated efficacy in reducing migraine headaches in adults. Published online in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics (JCPT), the study examines a total of 11 clinical trials involving doses of up to 400 mg per day. Describing riboflavin as a “promising therapeutic modality in the prevention of migraine headaches,” the researchers say further studies should be conducted to “refine its optimal therapeutic position.” But with over 70 years already having passed since studies first demonstrated this vitamin’s ability to help control migraine headaches, why are patients still being kept in the dark about it? Find out more here

New herbal study pours further ridicule on claims that natural health therapies are not scientifically proven

New research from Northumbria University in the UK has found that popular herbs such as peppermint can boost memory. Presented at the annual conference of the British Psychological Society last month, the researchers say the beneficial effects were particularly significant in older people. Building on similar work conducted previously, their findings effectively pour further ridicule on claims that the benefits of natural health approaches are not scientifically proven. Find out more here

Stanford University Professor Predicts Collapse Of Oil Cartel Now Within Sight

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A groundbreaking new report has sent shockwaves through the world’s major oil producers by forecasting that, within just 8 years from now, every new vehicle manufactured will be electric. Written by Stanford University economist Professor Tony Seba, the report suggests that as people start to switch from car ownership to on-demand driverless electric vehicles the resulting crash in oil prices will lead to the collapse of the petroleum industry. Stating that “we are on the cusp of one of the fastest, deepest, most consequential disruptions of transportation in history,” Seba predicts that the coming revolution will end over 100 years of individual vehicle ownership and, in the process, reshape the world’s energy economy. Find out more here

Taking Common Painkillers For Just One Week Increases Risk Of Heart Attack

A major new study suggests that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may increase the risk of having a heart attack. Published in the British Medical Journal, the paper adds to the mounting body of evidence linking ibuprofen and other commonly prescribed NSAIDs to cardiovascular problems. Significantly, while the dangers were predictably shown to be greatest with higher doses, the researchers noted that taking any dose of NSAIDs for one week, one month, or more than a month was associated with risk. Find out more here

New Clinical Review Finds Sunscreen Use Causing Widespread Vitamin D Deficiency

A new clinical review published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA) suggests that overuse of sunscreen has caused a dramatic increase in the number of people with deficient or insufficient levels of vitamin D. Also describing how some chronic diseases greatly inhibit the body's ability to metabolize vitamin D from foods, the paper points out that almost 1 billion people worldwide now have inadequate levels of this essential micronutrient. Find out more here

Brussels EU Regulators Blatantly Ignoring Toxic Effects Of Pesticide Cocktails In Foods

A new Brussels EU report pompously claims that food consumed in Europe contains levels of pesticides that are within so-called ‘legal limits’. Analyzing over 84,000 samples, the report misleadingly declares that more than 97 percent of those examined had chemical residues which are within the amounts permitted by Brussels EU legislation. Clearly intended as health propaganda to convince the public that the insect-killing poisons sprayed on their foods are safe for human consumption, the publication blatantly ignores the toxic amplifying effects that combinations of pesticides can have when present together. Find out more here

International Tribunal Accuses Monsanto Of Committing ‘Ecocide’

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Following a two-day hearing held in the Netherlands in October 2016, five international judges have accused Monsanto of engaging in “practices which have negatively impacted the right to a healthy environment, the right to food, and the right to health." In their advisory opinion, published on 18 April 2017, they stated that were the crime of ‘Ecocide’ to be recognized in international law, the facts reported to them could fall within the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court. Calling for the primacy of international human and environmental rights law to be asserted, the judges wrote that “the time is ripe to consider multinational enterprises as subjects of law that could be sued in the case of infringement of fundamental rights.” Find out more here

Who Knows What’s Best For Your Children? You? Or The Government?

A legal battle currently taking place in the UK raises fundamental questions regarding who is ultimately responsible for the health and wellbeing of our children. The case at hand concerns an eight-month-old child, Charlie Gard, who has a rare condition known as mitochondrial depletion syndrome. A fatal disorder affecting the genetic building blocks that provide energy to the body’s cells, it results in progressive muscle weakness and brain damage. With Charlie now critically ill, his parents want to take him to the United States where a pioneering treatment is available. But in a decision that has understandably devastated them, a High Court judge has ruled that the hospital treating the boy can withdraw life support and let him die. The parents now have until 2 May to decide whether to lodge an appeal. Find out more here

Long-Term Use Of Antibiotics May Raise Risk Of Bowel Cancer

A new study has found that people taking antibiotics for long periods of time have an increased risk of developing polyps in the colon, a known precursor of bowel cancer. Published in the journal Gut, the research adds further weight to evidence that maintaining a healthy intestinal microbiota may play a key role in the prevention of cancer. With antibiotic resistance now a growing problem worldwide, and natural approaches to controlling infections already having been discovered, the study also provides a timely reminder of the urgent need to transform our healthcare systems towards using safe, natural, preventive approaches that are free from side effects. Find out more here

Demise Of The Brussels EU Moves Closer: UK Government Issues Formal Notice Of Intention To Leave

On Wednesday 29 March, 2017, nine months after the people of the United Kingdom had dramatically voted in a national referendum to leave the Brussels EU, prime minister Theresa May issued formal notice of the country’s intention to withdraw from the undemocratic political construct. In a letter delivered to Donald Tusk, president of the so-called European Council, she described how the Brexit referendum on 23 June, 2016, was a vote to restore self-determination for the British people. By officially triggering Article 50 of the so-called Lisbon Treaty and kick-starting the two-year divorce period it sets out, her letter effectively brought the demise of the Brussels EU a significant step closer. Find out more here

Death Of David Rockefeller At 101: Media Obituaries Ignore His Central Role In Bilderberg Group

On 20 March the death was announced of billionaire banker and pharmaceutical ‘business with disease’ investor David Rockefeller. Aged 101 he was the last surviving grandson of oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller, founder of the Standard Oil company monopoly in the 19th century. While the mainstream media was predictably gushing in its praise for David Rockefeller and his family’s vast wealth, one important aspect of his life was pointedly ignored. Amidst the countless thousands of words written about him in all the obituaries, practically none were devoted to the key role he had played as guiding hand behind the secretive Bilderberg group. Find out more here

Study Finds High-Dose B Vitamins Have Protective Effect Against Air Pollution

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In further evidence that essential micronutrients are highly effective in protecting human health, a new study from the United States has found that high-dose B vitamins may “completely offset” the damage caused by the most dangerous type of air pollution. Published in the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) journal, the researchers showed that exposure to fine particulate matter of the type produced by burning fossil fuels in motor vehicles can be mitigated by a daily supplement of B vitamins. With such pollution being known to have significant adverse effects on human health, the finding has profound implications for public health policies worldwide. Find out more here

LESSONS FROM HISTORY: Thomas Müntzer – Violent Revolution Is Never The Answer

Thomas Müntzer (1489-1525) was born in Saxony, Germany. He received an academic education and decided very early on that he wanted to devote his life to God and the people. Even before he met his mentor Martin Luther, however, Müntzer had distanced himself from the Catholic Church. He felt the inequality that existed between poor people and the clergy was not being properly addressed. This led him to become a radical preacher and a significant influence in the early years of the Reformation. Find out more here

MORE Bad News For Pharma: Bisphosphonate Drugs For Osteoporosis WEAKEN Bones!

In more bad news for the pharma industry, the bisphosphonate class of drugs that are commonly used for the treatment of osteoporosis have been found to make bones weaker. In a study carried out by scientists at Imperial College in London, use of these medications was associated with the development of ‘microcracks’ in bone. Significantly, the bones of patients taking the drugs had a larger number of such cracks and less mechanical strength than those who weren’t. Find out more here

Worldwide Studies Show High-Dose B Vitamins Reduce Schizophrenia Symptoms

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In a damaging blow to the pharmaceutical industry’s poisonous stranglehold on the treatment of mental health disorders, a scientific review of worldwide studies has shown that add-on therapy with high-dose B vitamins can significantly reduce symptoms of schizophrenia more than standard antipsychotic drug treatments used alone. Published in Psychological Medicine, one of the world’s leading psychology journals, B-vitamin interventions utilizing higher dosages or combining several vitamins were consistently found to be effective in reducing psychiatric symptoms. Lower doses, in contrast, were ineffective. Find out more here

U.S. Department Of Defense Revealed To Be Editing Wikipedia

In further evidence of the extent to which Wikipedia has become controlled by special interests, the Dr. Rath Health Foundation can reveal that over fifty IP addresses located within the U.S. Department of Defense Network are being used to edit articles on the online encyclopedia. A significant proportion of these articles relate to matters that are evidently of direct interest to the Pentagon. With this editing in some cases being clearly at odds with Wikipedia’s rules on conflict of interest, the ongoing involvement of an official government agency on the site raises serious questions regarding its independence and reliability. Find out more here


Visions For A World Of Health, Peace And Social Justice

Casey B. Dolan is an international award-winning South African actress, novelist, dancer, political satire columnist, peace activist, photographer, karate black belt, and mother of an 8-year-old son. A passionate believer in our Foundation’s goal of a world of health, peace and social justice, she lives in Hout Bay, a cozy fishing village near Cape Town. Find out more here

Will Donald Trump Make Friends With Big Pharma Or Keep His Election Promise?

A few days prior to his inauguration as U.S. president, Donald Trump made headlines when he said that his country’s drug industry “has been disastrous.” Accusing American pharma companies of getting away with “murder,” he asserted that “people die because they can’t get the prescription drugs they need.” Almost immediately, drug industry stock prices fell and the internet was flooded with claims that Trump is supposedly now leading the fight against Big Pharma. Find out more here

They Still Dance On The Graves Of The Auschwitz Survivors

Heavy rain can really set the mood when you visit somewhere. Hollywood has known this for years, and movie makers have used it to great effect ever since. But with nature writing the screenplay today, such weather is more than fitting at my location – the remains of one of the biggest crimes in humankind’s history. I am visiting Oświęcim, a small town in rural Poland. This place might be better known to you by the German name that the oppressors used for it during their brief, fatal time here in the late 1930s and early 1940s: Auschwitz. Find out more here

Promoting Old Drugs For Dangerous New Uses: Study Claims Calcium Channel Blockers Stop Spread Of Cancer

A recent study claims that a class of prescription drugs widely used for the management of high blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, and other heart conditions can stop the spread of cancer. Published in the Nature Communications journal by researchers at the University of Turku, Finland, the study asserts that calcium channel blockers can supposedly block breast and pancreatic cancer invasion. Given however that these drugs have been scientifically shown to obstruct the uptake of vitamin C – a key anti-cancer nutrient – into cells, not only is this a dangerous idea, the sole beneficiary from their use in cancer patients would be the trillion-dollar-a-year pharmaceutical business with disease. Find out more here

Hospital Food And Nutrition Classes In Medical Schools: Can You Work Out What The Connection Is?

Some eye-opening research analyzing the dietary habits of National Health Service hospital staff in Scotland last year revealed that, in a typical working day, doctors and nurses manage to consume only two of the officially recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables. Carried out by the Royal Voluntary Service, a volunteer charity organization, the study additionally discovered that 29 percent of hospital staff eat just one portion of produce daily, with 41 percent consuming one or none. Aside from the matter that even eating five portions of fruit and vegetables a day still arguably gives insufficient levels of nutrients for optimum preventive health, the findings provide a good illustration of why bottom-up reform of our healthcare systems is essential. Find out more here

LESSONS FROM HISTORY: Giordano Bruno – martyred for being years ahead of his scientific contemporaries

On the morning of Thursday 17th February, 1600, Giordano Bruno, an Italian philosopher, priest, and cosmologist, was burned to death at the Piazza di Fiori in Rome. An early proponent of the idea of an infinite and homogeneous universe, it took 289 years before he was officially honored with a monument at the site of his execution. As history shows, those who make important scientific discoveries and change our perception of the world are frequently years ahead of their contemporaries. Find out more here

Progress in Cellular Health Science: An End-OfYear Message from Dr. Matthias Rath

As we reach the end of 2016 my colleagues and I are looking back at over a quarter of a century fighting for preventive healthcare. Like anything else that is worth striving for, we know that important battles are not won overnight. So our work involves consistently carrying the banner for what is right, and teaching the world that the prevention of diseases is now possible. Find out more here

LESSONS FROM HISTORY: Louis Pasteur – his research saved the lives of millions

Louis Pasteur (1822-95) was a French chemist who taught at Strasbourg, Lille, and Paris. He discovered that the real causes of epidemics were bacteria and other microorganisms. However, like many visionary ideas that are born ahead of their time, acceptance didn’t come easily. Find out more here

Immunotherapy Drugs For Cancer: Just As Dangerous As Chemotherapy, And Even MORE Profitable For The Pharma Cartel

With public awareness growing rapidly regarding the inability of chemotherapy to cure cancer, the Pharma Cartel is spending vast sums of money hyping so-called immunotherapy drugs as its latest supposedly “groundbreaking” weapon against the disease. With estimates suggesting these drugs could potentially achieve sales of $35 billion a year, a deceptive global PR campaign is underway with the goal of convincing doctors and patients they are a safe “miracle” treatment. Just as with chemotherapy, however, their dangers are being deliberately downplayed. Find out more here

Pressure Growing For War Criminal Tony Blair To Be Brought To Justice At The International Criminal Court

On 14 June, 2003, the Dr. Rath Health Foundation submitted a formal Complaint to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. A 36-page document, the Complaint detailed genocide and other crimes against humanity committed in connection with the pharmaceutical business with disease and the Iraq War. As we stated at the time, the charges brought before the ICC concern crimes that are among the worst committed in human history. Despite their shocking gravity, however, George Bush and Tony Blair, the chief perpetrators named in the Complaint, have thus far managed to evade justice. In the case of Bush, given that the United States is not a party to the statute that established the ICC, a case against him currently seems unlikely. As for Blair, however, while he still retains formidable political influence, the campaign to send him to The Hague is growing and is far from over. Find out more here

World AIDS Day Campaign 2016: Over 1 Million HIV/AIDS Deaths Per Year And STILL Avoiding The Truth About Vitamins

Although it sometimes seems hard to believe it, over a decade has now passed since we first announced that vitamins can reverse the course of AIDS. In 2005, reporting on the results of the world’s first community vitamin program, we held a conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, and described how a combination of vitamins and other micronutrients can safely control the symptoms of AIDS and improve patients’ quality of life. Had this scientific finding been implemented into global healthcare systems by now, millions of lives could have been saved. Instead, the officials behind the annual World AIDS Day campaign, held on 1st December each year, continue to avoid any mention of it. Find out more here

Fake News And Pharma: Hiding The Truth About Health With Lies About Drugs The Ministry of Peace concerns itself with war, the Ministry of Truth with lies, the Ministry of Love with torture and the Ministry of Plenty with starvation. These contradictions are not accidental, nor do they result from ordinary hypocrisy; they are deliberate exercises in DOUBLETHINK. For it is only by reconciling contradictions that power can be retained indefinitely. – George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four

As the outcome of the recent U.S. presidential election reverberates around the world, the mass media is conducting a witch-hunt against so-called ‘fake news’ websites whose influence it claims affected the result. In manipulations reminiscent of the ‘Ministry of Truth’ in George Orwell’s classic novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, lists are being published of sites supposedly publishing fake stories; videos are lecturing us on how we can apparently spot them; and demands are being made for search engines and social media platforms to diminish their reach. Seemingly, after decades of producing dumbed-down fake news itself, the media is worried that its viewers and readers are beginning to turn away and think for themselves. Find out more here

Successful Anti-Ageing – Be Younger Than Your Years

Jack LaLanne was an icon of fitness. He showed that age was no limit to physical performance. He became famous for swimming from Alcatraz to Fisherman’s Wharf while handcuffed and, at the same time, pulling a thousand-pound boat! He did this when he was 60. At age 70, he towed seventy boats carrying 70 people through Long Beach Harbor while handcuffed and shackled. He passed away at the grand age of 96 and performed his daily workout routine right up to the day before he died. Find out more here

Jimmy Wales Admits Free Access To Health Knowledge Has Strict Limits On Wikipedia

Like others in the natural health community, our Foundation has long realized that Wikipedia functions as a vehicle to influence and control public opinion worldwide. As we have learned over the years, any positive scientific information on natural health approaches that gets posted on the online encyclopedia is quickly removed. If you’ve ever wondered where this dictatorial policy ultimately comes from, you need look no further than Wikipedia’s founder and self-styled “spiritual leader”, Jimmy Wales. Find out more here

Bad News For The Pharma Cartel: Statin Profits Collapsing, The Cholesterol Bubble Has Burst

In a press release on November 1st, Pfizer, one of the world’s biggest pharma companies, announced it was scrapping its high-profile experimental cholesterol drug bococizumab. Citing studies showing adverse reactions and the chemical’s ineffectiveness, the drug maker concluded that the candidate injection product was “not likely to provide value to patients, physicians, or shareholders.” In plain English, this means it doesn’t work and that investors couldn’t make money from it. With global sales of statins and other so-called ‘lipid regulators’ having now fallen more than 32% over the past 5 years, the announcement provides further evidence that the pharma industry’s multibillion dollar ‘cholesterol bubble’ has burst. Find out more here

Alchemy of Power: The Pharma Industry — Its History, Its Drugs, And How It Manipulates The World

During the Middle Ages, knowledge about the healing properties of plants mainly came from druids and witches. These people knew about nature and healing and could treat health problems such as inflammation or small wounds with simple mixtures of leaves and herbs. But this eventually made them a threat to the Church. Find out more here

In Praise Of Garlic And Lemon Juice, And Recalling The 2009 Coup D’état In South Africa

A new study has found that a simple combination of garlic and lemon juice reduces cholesterol levels and improves blood pressure. Published in the International Journal of Preventive Medicine by researchers from the Isfahan University of Medical Sciences in Iran, its findings remind us that the growing interest in natural food-based therapies is a threat to the trillion dollar a year pharmaceutical business with disease. With the health-promoting properties of lemons and garlic having been publicly scorned by pro-pharma interests in the past, the publication of this clinical trial in a PubMed indexed journal effectively ridicules the ongoing disinformation campaign against natural health approaches and the character assassination of politicians and scientists promoting them. Find out more here

European Consumer Lobby Group BEUC Exposed: Supported By Currency Speculator George Soros And The Brussels EU

In a recent report, European consumer lobby group BEUC calls on the Brussels EU to increase regulations on food supplements in Europe. Absurdly claiming that consumers are supposedly exposed to “potentially serious side effects” when using them, it demands the harmonization of European law to cover all types available. But while BEUC attempts to portray its analysis as trustworthy and independent, the fact is that, over the last financial years, the lobby group has been supported by billionaire currency speculator George Soros and the Brussels EU. Find out more here

Starvation on a full stomach Why it is time that kids learn a new way to eat… The youngest patient ever diagnosed with Diabetes Type 2 was five years old and lived in Germany. His diet was based on white bread, fizzy drinks, cheeseburgers and chocolate bars. His parents, both severely obese, claimed that they couldn’t feed him anything else as he would refuse to eat it. The doctors explained that the eating habits of the entire family had to change immediately, or else they were risking their lives. Their sugar intake was far too high, making their bodies acidic and causing multiple inflammations. The excess body weight had already severely damaged their joints. Find out more here

The Global Healthcare Crisis Isn’t Due To Lack Of Funding, But To Ineffective Therapies

It is sometimes said that one definition of insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting a different result. I was reminded of this just recently upon reading a report about the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) being unable to provide a seven-day-a-week service under its current funding and staffing levels. The world’s fifth largest employer with over 1.7 million staff and an annual budget of £116.4 billion (US$148 billion), the NHS is said to be on the brink of collapse. With its junior doctors having resorted to strikes and legal action over new contracts, and costs set to rise to £133.1 billion (US$169 billion) over the next 5 years, I couldn’t help but conclude that the continued reliance on synthetic drug-based treatments and failure to consider alternative health approaches borders on insanity. Find out more here

World Heart Day 2016: Promoting The Illusion That Deaths From Cardiovascular Diseases Can Be Prevented With Drugs

For the past 16 years, September 29 has been declared as World Heart Day. Initiated by the World Heart Federation (WHF), a non-governmental organization based in Geneva, Switzerland, the supposed aim is to spread awareness about the prevention of heart disease and stroke. Supported by a range of partners that include multibillion-dollar corporations from the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, along with members representing some of the world’s most influential organizations in the field of orthodox cardiology, the WHF portrays itself as leading the global fight against cardiovascular diseases. In reality, however, while it noted in 2010 that low vitamin and mineral levels increase the risk of cardiovascular problems, it continues to promote the illusion that these diseases can be prevented with drugs. Find out more here

Microsoft Claims It Will ‘Solve’ Cancer Within 10 Years, But Omits To Mention Its Primary Cause

In a recent announcement, software giant Microsoft claims it will 'solve' cancer within 10 years by 'reprogramming' diseased cells back to a healthy state. In a post on the ‘Microsoft Stories’ site, writer Allison Linn describes how the company’s scientists, engineers, and programmers are trying to use algorithms and computers to figure out new treatments for the disease. But behind all the media hype, the reality is that Microsoft – like the drug industry – is apparently ignoring cancer’s primary cause. Find out more here

Brussels EU President Jean-Claude Juncker’s ‘State Of The Union’ Address: Fiddling While Europe Burns

This week, Jean-Claude Juncker, the unelected president of the European Commission – the executive arm of the Brussels EU – stood up in the European Parliament to make his so-called State of the Union Address. Essentially portraying himself as Europe’s equivalent to US president Barack Obama, in whose country an official annual address or message has been given by every elected president for over 200 years, Juncker began by stating that the Brussels EU is facing an existential crisis. Find out more here

Nothing Tastes As Good As Optimum Health Feels! Preventive healthcare in a nutshell

42-year-old James sat in front of his computer and was editing a text for his boss when suddenly he couldn’t move his left arm. The pain was debilitating and he was unable to breathe. He started sweating and fell unconscious. When he woke up in hospital the doctors told him he had just survived a major heart attack. Tiffany, a 32year-old nurse, went for a routine health check and received a shocking diagnosis of advanced leukemia. Find out more here

Study Shows Chemotherapy Killing Many Cancer Patients Within 30 Days Of Starting Treatment

In yet another damning indictment of the dangers and ineffectiveness of cancer drugs, new research carried out in the UK has found that, in some hospitals, within 30 days of starting treatment, chemotherapy is killing up to 50 per cent of patients who receive it. With even the normally pro-pharma British media expressing shock and saying patients should be warned about the dangers of these toxic chemical treatments, the study provides further evidence that the credibility of chemotherapy as a cure for cancer is collapsing. Find out more here

Nobel-Prize Winning Economist Says Brussels EU Heading Towards Cataclysmic Event And Currency Collapse

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Interviewed by the Business Insider website following the recent launch of his latest book, Nobel-Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz stated that Europe is heading towards a "cataclysmic event" that could lead not only to the collapse of the euro currency but also the end of the Brussels EU itself. A former Chief Economist at the World Bank, Stiglitz believes that one more political event similar to the United Kingdom's recent decision to leave the Brussels EU is now all it would take to trigger these outcomes. Find out more here

Forced Medical Treatment and Military Experiments with Toxic Chemicals: A Century-Long Criminal History

The BBC recently published a report describing how dozens of people who were child patients at a British psychiatric hospital in the 1960s and 70s say they were experimented on with a “truth serum”. As the report describes, the experience has left the victims with disturbing memories and unanswered questions. For anyone assuming that criminal experiments conducted by or on behalf of pharmaceutical, chemical, or other interests ceased after those carried out by Nazi doctors and the German IG Farben Cartel during WWII, the evidence clearly shows this is not the case. In fact, during the past century, such experiments have been far more commonplace than most people realize. Find out more here

Goldman Sachs Hires Former Brussels EU Commissioner José Manuel Barroso: A Deal Hatched At Bilderberg?

Multinational investment bank Goldman Sachs recently announced it had hired José Manuel Barroso, the former president of the Brussels EU Commission, as an advisor and nonexecutive chairman of its Goldman Sachs International arm. With Goldman Sachs accused by many people of helping set off the 2008 global financial crisis and then profiting from it by defrauding investors, Barroso’s mercenary acceptance of the appointment predictably attracted widespread outrage. Interestingly, however, despite the extensive media reporting, little attention has been paid to the fact that the road to Barroso’s new job may have begun at a meeting of the clandestine Bilderberg Group. Find out more here

Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion: One Of The Pharma Cartel’s Biggest Secrets

A new study has added to the mounting evidence that long-term use of antiepileptic drugs is a significant risk factor for vitamin D deficiency. Published in the Epilepsia journal the study found that despite living in the tropics where sunshine is plentiful, a high proportion of Malaysian children with epilepsy are at risk of vitamin D deficiency. Carried out by researchers at the University of Malaya, the study raises serious questions regarding the continued failure of our healthcare systems to address the issue of drug-induced nutrient depletion. Find out more here

Positive Media Reports On Natural Health Therapies: Still The Exception, Not Yet The Rule

A recent article in the UK’s Daily Mail newspaper described how a doctor who had suffered from multiple sclerosis (MS) for 17 years finally beat the disease and became symptom-free after following a simple 7-step plan based on natural approaches. Centered around dietary and lifestyle changes, including the use of supplements, the article described the program as being “hailed by MS experts as a life-saving breakthrough for the disease.” It’s only a shame that articles like this are still relatively rare in the mainstream media. Find out more here

Consequences of BREXIT: Demise of the ‘Brussels EU’ – Rise of a ‘Europe for the People, by the People’

On June 23, 2016, the people of Great Britain voted to leave the ‘Brussels EU’. This decision was a historic victory for democracy and the first step towards creating a better Europe. Moreover, despite how sections of the European and global media are already trying to portray it, this was not a victory for xenophobia or racism. It was a vote by a majority of concerned British citizens who refuse to allow the dictatorial construct in Brussels to determine all aspects of their lives. The result was a resounding victory of democracy over corporate dictatorship. Find out more here

Dr. Rath Research Institute study: Cause for increased risk of heart attacks in patients taking Calcium Channel Blockers identified: Decreased collagen production impairs artery wall cells

A scientific study conducted at the Dr. Rath Research Institute shows that commonly used prescription medications classified as channel blockers (widely used for management of high blood pressure, arrhythmias, angina pectoris and other conditions) can lead to deprivation of vitamin C inside the cells. These findings published in the American Journal of Cardiovascular Disease (June 2016, Vol. 6, No. 2) now explain the reason behind increased risk of heart disease, breast cancer and gum problems reported in many clinical studies with this class of drugs. Most significantly, the study addresses how to overcome this deficiency with vitamin C therefore providing scientific advice for millions of doctors around the world. Find out more here

New Studies Provide Damning Evidence Of Orthodox Medicine’s Inability To Treat Heart Failure

New studies presented at Heart Failure 2016 and the 3rd World Congress on Acute Heart Failure, which recently took place in Florence, Italy, provide damning evidence of the continued inability of orthodox medicine to prevent and treat this debilitating cardiovascular problem. With one in three heart failure patients still not having returned to work one year after being hospitalized for the first time, and one in four developing the condition within four years of suffering a first heart attack, it is clear that orthodox approaches are not addressing the primary cause of this disease. Find out more here

The Skyrocketing Price of Cancer Drugs: The Pharma Cartel’s Desperate Gamble

Whichever way you look at it the cost of cancer drugs is reaching dizzying heights. As the Washington Post pointed out this week, the $10,000-a-month cancer drug has now become the “new normal”. Today, because of this outrageous profiteering, the Pharma Cartel makes more money from cancer than any other health problem. But with awareness growing that non-patentable natural approaches to controlling the disease now exist, the skyrocketing price of patented cancer drugs is increasingly a desperate gamble. Find out more here

Towards A World Without AIDS: Higher Zinc Levels May Decrease Inflammation In HIV-Positive People

A new study has found that zinc deficiency may contribute to chronic inflammation in people who are HIV-positive. Examining 311 HIV-positive people in Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley, the research involved 177 men and 134 women who were aged between 18 and 60 years old. Published in the Biological Trace Element Research journal, the study observed that the average concentration of serum C-reactive protein (CRP), a biomarker of inflammation, significantly decreased as serum zinc concentrations increased in men and women and in all age groups. Find out more here

Australian Coroners Court Finds Pharma Drugs Involved In More Fatal Overdoses Than Heroin

An alarming new coroners court report has found that pharmaceuticals were involved in around 80 percent of overdose deaths in the Australian state of Victoria last year. Revealingly, while the deadliest illicit drug cited in the report was heroin, which contributed to a total of 168 deaths, pharma drugs played a role in almost double this number, at 330 fatalities. With urgent calls now being made for a realtime prescription monitoring system to be set up in Victoria, the implication that, nationally, thousands of Australian lives are being lost each year to pharmaceutical overdoses has been described as a national catastrophe. Find out more here

State-Sponsored Child Abuse in Australia: Court Forces Chemotherapy on 6-Year-Old

In yet another example of state-sponsored child abuse, the parents of Oshin Kiszko, a six-year-old boy from Perth, Australia, who is fighting a brain tumor, have been forced by a court to enroll him in toxic chemotherapy treatment. With the young boy’s mother stating that the legal enforcing of the dangerous drugs on her son “almost feels like Nazi Germany”, and a family friend reported as saying of her that she had made “an informed decision that there are better options available elsewhere”, it is clear that awareness of the facts about this brutal form of treatment is rapidly reaching all corners of the globe. Find out more here

The Global Healthcare System Is BROKEN: Only Natural Health Education Can Fix It!

Every year, on 7 April, the World Health Organization (WHO) sponsors what it calls ‘World Health Day’. Promoting it as a ‘global health awareness’ day, the supposed goal is to draw worldwide attention to subjects of major importance to global health. And yet, despite all the time and money the WHO spends on this campaign each year, it achieves no meaningful results. Today, a full 66 years after the campaign was first launched in 1950, deaths from heart disease and cancer continue in their millions and the drug industry’s profits continue to skyrocket. Find out more here

The launch of our new Cellular Health Education course

To coincide with the World Cellular Health Week campaign, we are pleased to announce the launch of our new Cellular Health Education course. We believe that health information should be based on reliable scientific evidence and presented in a way that everyone can easily understand it irrespective of their age, education, or profession. Unfortunately, however, a lot of health information that we currently find on the internet or access through the media can be biased, incomplete, distorted, or simply false. Find out more here

High Levels of Vitamin C May Protect Against Progression of Cataracts

A new study carried out by British researchers has shown that high levels of vitamin C may be protective against the progression of cataracts. Published in the Ophthalmology journal by scientists at King’s College, London, the study followed the development of cataracts in the eyes of 324 pairs of female twins over a period of 10 years. It found that participants with higher intakes of vitamin C were associated with a 33 percent reduction in the risk of cataract progression and had 'clearer' lenses than those who consumed lower levels. Find out more here

New Study Finds Omega-3 Supplements Can Help Treat Major Depression

A new meta-analysis published in the Translational Psychiatry medical journal has found that omega-3 fatty acids can reduce symptoms of major depressive disorder. Examining 13 randomized placebo-controlled trials involving 1,233 participants suffering from the condition, the researchers noted that higher doses of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) were especially beneficial. With awareness growing of the important roles played by omega-3 fatty acids in the control and prevention of a wide range of diseases, the study provides further evidence that ensuring an optimum supply of these essential micronutrients can enhance and protect our health. Find out more here

Democracy in Poland Threatened by the Brussels EU: Implications for the UK

On 9 March, in the Najwyższy Czas bi-weekly news magazine, the Dr. Rath Health Foundation published an analysis of the current political situation in Poland and Europe. Describing how democracy in Poland is being threatened by the dictatorial Brussels EU, the analysis was simultaneously published on social media and quickly reached people all around the country. Based on the reactions and comments it generated, the information contained in the analysis also has important implications for the people of the UK, who, on 23 June, are holding a referendum on whether their country should remain a member of the Brussels EU construct. Find out more here

Former Bank of England Governor Confirms European Financial Crisis is Deliberate In a little-reported statement given on March 1st at the influential London School of Economics in the UK, Lord Mervyn King, the former Governor of the Bank of England, confirmed that the financial crisis afflicting Europe since 2009 is essentially the result of a “deliberate” act of policy. Highly critical of the destructive economic strategies of the Brussels EU, he predicted that, in order to free its weakest member countries from the strangulating combination of austerity measures and high unemployment they are suffering from, the euro currency zone will have to be dismantled. Find out more here

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New scientific review supports role of vitamin K supplements in diabetes

A new scientific review has provided further support for the beneficial role of vitamin K supplements on insulin sensitivity, glucose metabolism, and the reduced risk of type 2 diabetes. Authored by scientists from the CSIR-North East Institute of Science and Technology in Jorhat, India, and published in the journal Nutrition, the authors hope their paper will increase understanding for the development of a new approach to help achieve better control of glycemia and improve the lives of diabetic patients. Find out more here

UK National Health Service Officials On Pharma Cartel Payroll

An investigation has found that more than 130 officials employed in the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) have simultaneously been paid as consultants by pharmaceutical companies. The officials concerned, most of whom are believed to be managers or other senior administrators, are involved in assessing which drugs the NHS should give to patients. Suggesting the actual number who have been taking money from the pharma industry may even be higher than thus far reported, the Daily Telegraph, the British newspaper that uncovered the story, describes the problem as being “systemic” within the NHS. Find out more here

Study Shows Babies Exposed To Paracetamol More Likely To Develop Asthma

A new study has provided further confirmation of a link between exposure to paracetamol and the risk of developing asthma in childhood. Published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, the analysis found that taking paracetamol during pregnancy, or administering it to babies during infancy, is associated with the child developing asthma a few years later. Providing clear evidence of the dangers of paracetamol, the researchers were also able to specifically eliminate the possibility that the asthma cases recorded were instead caused by the medical problem the drug was taken for. Find out more here

The Perils of Polypharmacy: Taking More Pharma Drugs Increases Risk of Death

A new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society describes how older people taking multiple pharmaceutical drugs face a significantly greater risk of frailty, disability and death. Providing further shocking evidence of the dangers of “polypharmacy”, the researchers found that each additional medication added to a patient’s regimen was associated with a 22% increased risk of going from a state of robust health to dying during the period of the study. Find out more here

Our Official Video Messages for World Cancer Day 2016

The World Health Organization – the WHO – has proclaimed February 4 as world cancer day in order to promote worldwide awareness for one of the big unresolved problems of mankind – the epidemic of cancer. While every effort to create worldwide awareness about the need to end this epidemic should be applauded, there are serious doubts that the World Health Organization is able to help accomplish this goal. Why? Today, almost one third of the money financing the WHO’s operations comes from multinational pharmaceutical companies. As ‘return’ for this ‘investment’ into the WHO, the drug industry expects a huge ‘return on their investments’ from this world body. Thus, the WHO is no longer independent but its programs and activities – including ‘world cancer day’ – essentially turn into marketing campaigns for patented chemical drugs. Find out more here

Elite Athletes Take Vitamin D Supplements to Maximize Performance

A recent article published in the Wall Street Journal described how professional and college sports teams think they have found a cutting-edge advantage in one of the most basic nutrients: vitamin D. With scientific research having proven that an optimum supply of vitamin D is a crucial factor for our health, and with deficiency well-known to be widespread, the sporting world’s newfound advocacy of the “sunshine vitamin” follows the growing trend of health experts recommending a supplementary intake for everyone to support cellular metabolism. Find out more here

Pharma Drug Trial in France Results in Brain Damage and Death

A recent medical trial in France has left one person dead, three others with possibly irreversible brain damage, and a grim reminder of the dangers of drugs. The study, carried out by Biotrial, a pharmaceutical research firm, was using healthy volunteers to determine the maximum tolerability of an experimental painkiller manufactured by Bial, a Portuguese drug maker. In return for their taking part in the two-week test, the volunteers are said to have each been paid a fee of 1,900 euros (US $2,070). With two more men also said to have been hospitalized, and all six participants having taken the drug at the highest dosage used in the trial, the outcome has been described as the worst tragedy of its kind to have taken place in France. Find out more here

Mass media ignores conflicts of interest in propharma high blood pressure study

A recent study claims that many more people should be taking “intensive blood pressure-lowering” drugs to reduce their risk of heart attacks and strokes. Published in The Lancet medical journal in the form of a meta-analysis of 19 trials, the paper essentially asserts that all people deemed to be at risk should be given drug medication – even if their current blood pressure level is normal and irrespective of the danger of severe side-effects. Significantly, however, in its promotion of the study, the mass media failed to draw attention to the fact that half of the researchers who carried it out had connections to multinational drug companies or propharmaceutical research interests. Find out more here

Freedom of speech and the communication of truthful scientific information In George Orwell’s classic novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, Winston Smith, the main character, defines freedom as being the right to say that two plus two makes four. “If that is granted,” he says, “all else follows.” In a notable parallel to Orwell’s observation regarding the nature of totalitarian regimes, government restrictions on our right to communicate the scientific facts about natural therapies impose senselessly strict limits on what we can and cannot say. But when, eventually, we reach the point that these constraints on our freedom of speech no longer exist, so far as our goal of Health for All is concerned all else will inevitably follow. Find out more here

German Protestant Church promotes vitamin-rich nutrition in developing world: Recognition of Dr. Rath Foundation’s work in global fight against hunger and disease All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. -- Arthur Schopenhauer.

In a welcome development, we were recently pleased to learn that the German Protestant Church has begun promoting vitamin-rich nutrition for the developing world. Previously better known for its advocacy of toxic antiretroviral (ARV) drugs for HIV and AIDS in poor countries, the church’s ‘Bread for the World’ campaign is calling for an end to undernourishment and malnutrition. Significantly, its public recognition of the important roles micronutrients can play in the prevention of diseases came only two months after the recent annual conference of the Dr. Rath Health Alliance in Koblenz, Germany. At that meeting we notably reported on the latest progress of the Movement of Life’s ‘End Heart Disease: Plant a Fruit Tree’ campaign, with particular reference to its relevance in the developing world, as well as the roles of vitamin C and other micronutrients in the prevention of cardiovascular disease. Find out more here

Video of Dr. Aleksandra Niedzwiecki’s webinar on natural control of cancer now online for free viewing!

Following the special feature webinar on the natural control of cancer that was recently presented by Dr. Aleksandra Niedzwiecki, we’re pleased to announce that a video recording of this is now available online for free viewing on our WebEx platform. Dr. Niedzwiecki is the Head of Research at the Dr. Rath Research Institute in California and co-author of the groundbreaking Victory Over Cancer book. In this fascinating webinar, she summarized the Cellular Medicine approach to controlling cancer and answered some of the most commonly asked questions on this subject. Find out more here

Micronutrient deficiency: A global problem that requires a globally sustainable solution

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An eye-opening report in The Times of India recently described how 75 percent of the Indian population are believed to be deficient in several key vitamins. Summarizing a study carried out across four different areas of India, the article explained how alarming levels of vitamin deficiency have shown up among the country’s population. Notably, therefore, in an unexpected parallel, an awardwinning analysis of the American population has found that not only do large portions of people in the United States have too low an intake of micronutrients, they are not even obtaining sufficient amounts when using dietary supplements. As such, with the primary cause of today’s most common chronic diseases now known to be an inadequate supply to our bodies of essential micronutrients, taken together these two studies confirm that micronutrient deficiency is a global problem that requires a globally sustainable solution. Find out more here

Scientific research increasingly confirming the health benefits of organic food

A new study conducted in the United States has shown that switching from conventionally grown fruits and vegetables to produce grown organically, even just for a few days, significantly reduces the levels of pesticides in children's bodies. Examining 40 children between 3 and 6 years of age, researchers from the Center for Environmental Research and Children's Health at UC Berkeley found that an organic diet quickly lowered their levels of several pesticides by between onequarter and one-half. Consistent with other research reporting similar findings, the study is the latest in a long line of scientific investigations confirming the health benefits of organic food. Find out more here

Don’t be distracted by the $750 pharma pill scandal: Drugs won’t solve the global healthcare crisis – at ANY price! The reputation and credibility of the pharma industry sank to a new low this week with news that the price of Daraprim (Pyrimethamine), an anti-parasitic drug that is on the World Health Organization’s list of essential medicines, had been raised from $13.50 to $750 per tablet. Marketed since the 1950s, the drug was acquired last month by Turing Pharmaceuticals, a start-up company run by Martin Shkreli, a former hedge fund manager. Astonishingly, with even the global mass media seemingly aghast at this latest case of pharma greed, Shkreli shamelessly attempted to portray the 5000% price rise as “altruistic”. Find out more here

Launch of our End Heart Disease – Plant a Fruit Tree campaign Wednesday 15 July saw the official launch of our End Heart Disease: Plant a Fruit Tree campaign. A Movement of Life global project coordinated by the Dr. Rath Health Foundation, its aim is to educate people how heart disease is caused by a long term lack of vitamin C. The inspiration for the campaign is Dr. Matthias Rath’s scientific discovery about the development of heart disease, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States in 1990, and the inverse relationship between its incidence and our intake of vitamin C. Following the recent release, by scientists at the Dr. Rath Research Institute, of scientific proof that atherosclerosis is an early form of the vitamin C deficiency disease scurvy, it is clear that the elimination of heart disease as a cause of human mortality is now possible. Find out more here

Don't listen to the media: Micronutrient supplementation can enhance immune function and suppress infection

Barely a week goes by these days without a media headline telling us that antibiotic resistant “superbugs” have become one of the world’s most pressing health concerns. Declaring that we stand on the threshold of the post-antibiotic era, such news stories try to frighten us into believing that, by the middle of this century, superbugs could be killing millions of people every year. Notably, however, whenever the question is raised as to what alternative approaches might be available for controlling infections, no mention whatsoever is made of the key roles played by essential micronutrients in the proper functioning of the immune system. Find out more here

Heart disease confirmed as an early form of scurvy! Scurvy (also known as the “Sailors’ Disease”) is a condition resulting from a complete bodily depletion of ascorbic acid (vitamin C). It is a fatal disease characterized by a slow dissolution of connective tissue throughout the body, including the walls of the blood vessels. This disease was quite common in earlier centuries, especially among sailors whose diets were deprived of vitamin C. During long voyages at sea many sailors died within months from tremendous blood loss. Today, fully developed scurvy is rare; however, subclinical scurvy is very common especially in the elderly, infants, children on special diets and people with poor dietary habits. Find out more here

Our Study Proves That Heart Disease Is Linked To Vitamin C Deficiency Heart attacks and strokes have consistently remained the leading causes of death. Atherosclerosis, the underlying cause of these diseases, results in 17 million deaths worldwide each year. Yet, high blood cholesterol levels, a fatty diet and obesity have been blamed as the causes of heart disease. However, cutting down dietary fat and the artificial reduction of blood cholesterol with cholesterol-reducing medicines have not been successful in addressing this issue. Atherosclerotic plaques occur primarily in the coronary arteries rather than in the entire 60,000-mile-long vascular system. The absence of plaque in the veins, and the fact that animals do not suffer from atherosclerosis while humans do, cannot be explained by conventional medicine and the cholesterol theory of heart disease. Find out more here

End of heart disease now possible – New study proves atherosclerosis is early form of scurvy

Scientists at the Dr. Rath Research Institute in California have published a groundbreaking study in the American Journal of Cardiovascular Disease proving that heart disease is an early form of the vitamin C deficiency disease scurvy. Building on a discovery made by Dr. Matthias Rath in the early 1990s, this publication deals a major blow to the cholesterol theory of heart disease and the pharmaceutical industry’s associated $30 billion annual sales in patented cholesterol-lowering statin drugs. Find out more here

Cancer is not just pure ‘bad luck’ By Dr. Aleksandra Niedzwiecki, Dr. Rath Research Institute

In the never-ending race to attract public attention (and better ratings), the media will use any opportunity to bring ‘exciting’ news – but without considering its truthfulness or farreaching consequences. The most recent example of such media hype relates to the publication of a scientific study in January 2015, which concluded that cancer is no more than ‘bad luck’. Taking into account the public health consequences of spreading such nihilistic views based on inadequate data, we feel that this topic needs to be addressed in a wider context. Find out more here

On October 19, 2014, a memorable event took place in Southern Italy in the historic town of Barletta. Addressing the audience and the people of the world, Dr. Matthias Rath gave a keynote speech in which he outlined the cornerstones of a future preventive health care system. Demanding that powerful corporate interests should be stopped from imposing the “business with disease” on the people of the world, he described unique and impressive strategies that will allow mankind to free itself from the current dictatorial system of health care. Find out more here

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