From: PeterB - Original on
Disease is Not the Mystery the Drug Makers Would Have You Believe

It is well known that many diseases are caused by nutritional
deficiencies, however the incidence of human illness triggered by
vitamin insufficiency (less than optimal intake) is also well
documented. Most are familiar with the more obvious examples, such as
scurvy, pellagra, rickets, Beri Beri, and pernicious anemia. But
other conditions and symptoms are also medically linked to a shortfall
in key nutritional food factors, including chronic fatigue, cold
intolerance, low IQ, tingling sensations, irritability, gingivitis,
easy bruising, nosebleeds, even leg cramps and chronic low back pain.
Less commonly known nutrient-deficient diseases are osteomalacia,
koilonychia, hypocalcemia, cheilosis, protein energy malnutrition,
electrolyte imbalance, copper-deficient anemia, Menkes Disease, and
Xerophthalmia.   It is wholly consistent with biological science that
hundreds of clinical pathologies are, in fact, the effects of chronic
and overlapping vitamin and mineral deficiencies not readily
diagnosed, in part because conventional diagnostics are focused on
disease management rather than cure. For example, it is well known
that acute scurvy is fatal within months, yet the chronic effects of
insufficient vitamin C intake over many years, which includes damage
to arterial walls that leads to heart disease(1-5), are rarely
considered. What do pre-clinical scurvy, pellagra, anemia, or other
nutrient-deficient diseases look like in their earlier stages? These
questions have indeed been scientifically studied and their results
published in scientific journals, however the focus of the patent
based model of medicine is drug development as opposed to nutrient-
based therapies. Is it any surprise that so many "vitamin" studies
have relied on various synthetic forms manufactured by the drug
makers, rather than their naturally-occurring plant forms? This
despite the fact that various synthetic vitamins are known to have
more immediate toxic effects in human health at levels supposed to be
therapeutic. Furthermore, even when various illnesses are diagnosed
as a result of nutritional deficiency, it remains largely unknown
whether such conditions have resulted from dietary lapses or possibly
the effects of prescribed medications known to interfere with nutrient
uptake (8-9). Linus Pauling, the nobel prize winner who championed
supplemental vitamin C, said that many people with cardiovascular
disease are actually suffering from "scurvy of the heart," or
chronically low intake of vitamin C.  One naturopathic doctor with a
well-known practice has also identified patients for a condition he
refers to as "beri beri" of the heart, resulting from chronically low
intake of certain B vitamins.  The WHO has published its evaluation
that some 3.5 billion or more human beings suffer the health effects
of low-level iron intake even in industrialized nations and despite
the absence of frank iron-deficient anemia (6-7).  Vitamin A
deficiency is estimated to be prevalent in one half of the worlds
nations (10). The substantial research by Richard A. Passwater, Ph.D.
provides overwhelming evidence over several decades of the
relationship between nutrition and disease in sizable human
populations (11). Indeed, except for rare genetic disorders that
affect only a very small percentage of people, the evidence is now
clear that essential nutrients are of primary importance in both
prevention and treatment of most human diseases.

1 Rath M, et al. Hypothesis: lipoprotein(a) is a surrogate for
ascorbate. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 1990 Aug;87(16):6204-7
2 Rath M, et al. Immunological evidence for the accumulation of
lipoprotein(a) in the atherosclerotic lesion of the hypoascorbemic
guinea pig. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 1990 Dec;87(23):9388-90
3 Matthias Rath, et al. Unified Theory of Human Cardiovascular Disease
Leading the Way to the Abolition of this Disease as a Cause for Human
Mortality. Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine (1992; 7: 5-15)
4 Axel Niendorf, et al. Morphological detection and quantification of
lipoprotein(a) deposition in atheromatous lesions of human aorta and
coronary arteries. Virchows Archives of Pathological Anatomy, 1990,
417, Pgs 105-111
5 Matthias Rath, et al. Nutritional Supplement Program Halts
Progression of Early Coronary Atherosclerosis Documented by Ultrafast
Computed Tomography. Journal of Applied Nutrition (1996; 48: 68-78)
6 http://www.wpro.who.int/health_topics/micronutrient_deficiencies/general_info.htm
7 http://www.who.int/nutrition/topics/ida/en/index.html
8 http://hubpages.com/hub/Drugs-can-Deplete-Your-Body-of-Nutrients
9 http://www.ncpad.org/nutrition/fact_sheet.php?sheet=346
10 http://www.who.int/nutrition/topics/vad/en/index.html
11 http://www.drpasswater.com/About.htm
--- other supporting references ---
http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/vitamin-c-000339.htm
http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/49624/title/B_vitamin_outperforms_another_drug_in_keeping_arteries__clear
http://bastyrcenter.org/content/view/472
From: Mark Probert on
On Dec 11, 3:59 pm, PeterB - Original <p...(a)mytrashmail.com> wrote:
> Disease is Not the Mystery the Drug Makers Would Have You Believe
>
> It is well known that many diseases are caused by nutritional
> deficiencies, however the incidence of human illness triggered by
> vitamin insufficiency (less than optimal intake) is also well
> documented. Most are familiar with the more obvious examples, such as
> scurvy, pellagra, rickets, Beri Beri, and pernicious anemia.  But
> other conditions and symptoms are also medically linked to a shortfall
> in key nutritional food factors, including chronic fatigue, cold
> intolerance, low IQ, tingling sensations, irritability, gingivitis,
> easy bruising, nosebleeds, even leg cramps and chronic low back pain.
> Less commonly known nutrient-deficient diseases are  osteomalacia,
> koilonychia, hypocalcemia, cheilosis, protein energy malnutrition,
> electrolyte imbalance, copper-deficient anemia, Menkes Disease, and
> Xerophthalmia.   It is wholly consistent with biological science that
> hundreds of clinical pathologies are, in fact, the effects of chronic
> and overlapping vitamin and mineral deficiencies not readily
> diagnosed, in part because conventional diagnostics are focused on
> disease management rather than cure.  For example, it is well known
> that acute scurvy is fatal within months, yet the chronic effects of
> insufficient vitamin C intake over many years, which includes damage
> to arterial walls that leads to heart disease(1-5), are rarely
> considered.  What do pre-clinical scurvy, pellagra, anemia, or other
> nutrient-deficient diseases look like in their earlier stages?  These
> questions have indeed been scientifically studied and their results
> published in scientific journals, however the focus of the patent
> based model of medicine is drug development as opposed to nutrient-
> based therapies.  Is it any surprise that so many "vitamin" studies
> have relied on various synthetic forms manufactured by the drug
> makers, rather than their naturally-occurring plant forms?  This
> despite the fact that various synthetic vitamins are known to have
> more immediate toxic effects in human health at levels supposed to be
> therapeutic.  Furthermore, even when various illnesses are diagnosed
> as a result of nutritional deficiency, it remains largely unknown
> whether such conditions have resulted from dietary lapses or possibly
> the effects of prescribed medications known to interfere with nutrient
> uptake (8-9).  Linus Pauling, the nobel prize winner who championed
> supplemental vitamin C, said that many people with cardiovascular
> disease are actually suffering from "scurvy of the heart," or
> chronically low intake of vitamin C.  One naturopathic doctor with a
> well-known practice has also identified patients for a condition he
> refers to as  "beri beri" of the heart, resulting from chronically low
> intake of certain B vitamins.  The WHO has published its evaluation
> that some 3.5 billion or more human beings suffer the health effects
> of low-level iron intake even in industrialized nations and despite
> the absence of frank iron-deficient anemia (6-7).  Vitamin A
> deficiency is estimated to be prevalent in one half of the worlds
> nations (10).  The substantial research by Richard A. Passwater, Ph.D.
> provides overwhelming evidence over several decades of the
> relationship between nutrition and disease in sizable human
> populations (11).  Indeed, except for rare genetic disorders that
> affect only a very small percentage of people, the evidence is now
> clear that essential nutrients are of primary importance in both
> prevention and treatment of most human diseases.
>
> 1 Rath M, et al. Hypothesis: lipoprotein(a) is a surrogate for
> ascorbate. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 1990 Aug;87(16):6204-7
> 2 Rath M, et al. Immunological evidence for the accumulation of
> lipoprotein(a) in the atherosclerotic lesion of the hypoascorbemic
> guinea pig. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 1990 Dec;87(23):9388-90
> 3 Matthias Rath, et al. Unified Theory of Human Cardiovascular Disease
> Leading the Way to the Abolition of this Disease as a Cause for Human
> Mortality. Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine (1992; 7: 5-15)
> 4 Axel Niendorf, et al. Morphological detection and quantification of
> lipoprotein(a) deposition in atheromatous lesions of human aorta and
> coronary arteries. Virchows Archives of Pathological Anatomy, 1990,
> 417, Pgs 105-111
> 5 Matthias Rath, et al. Nutritional Supplement Program Halts
> Progression of Early Coronary Atherosclerosis Documented by Ultrafast
> Computed Tomography. Journal of Applied Nutrition (1996; 48: 68-78)
> 6http://www.wpro.who.int/health_topics/micronutrient_deficiencies/gene...
> 7http://www.who.int/nutrition/topics/ida/en/index.html
> 8http://hubpages.com/hub/Drugs-can-Deplete-Your-Body-of-Nutrients
> 9http://www.ncpad.org/nutrition/fact_sheet.php?sheet=346
> 10http://www.who.int/nutrition/topics/vad/en/index.html
> 11http://www.drpasswater.com/About.htm
> --- other supporting references ---http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/vitamin-c-000339.htmhttp://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/49624/title/B_vitamin_outp...http://bastyrcenter.org/content/view/472

Matthias Rath is a murderer:

Matthias Rath, the vitamin campaigner accused of endangering thousands
of lives in South Africa by promoting his pills while denouncing
conventional medicines as toxic and dangerous, has dropped a year-long
libel action against the Guardian and been ordered to pay costs.

Rath sued over three Guardian articles that condemned his promotional
activities among Aids sufferers in South African townships.

A qualified doctor who is thought to have made millions selling
nutritional supplements around the globe through his website empire,
Rath claimed his pills could reverse the course of Aids and
distributed them free in South Africa, where campaigners, who have won
a hard-fought battle to persuade the government to roll out free Aids
drugs to keep millions alive, believe Rath's activities led to deaths.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/sep/12/matthiasrath.aids2
From: PeterB - Original on
On Dec 11, 4:20 pm, Mark Probert <mark.prob...(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> On Dec 11, 3:59 pm, PeterB - Original <p...(a)mytrashmail.com> wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> > Disease is Not the Mystery the Drug Makers Would Have You Believe
>
> > It is well known that many diseases are caused by nutritional
> > deficiencies, however the incidence of human illness triggered by
> > vitamin insufficiency (less than optimal intake) is also well
> > documented. Most are familiar with the more obvious examples, such as
> > scurvy, pellagra, rickets, Beri Beri, and pernicious anemia.  But
> > other conditions and symptoms are also medically linked to a shortfall
> > in key nutritional food factors, including chronic fatigue, cold
> > intolerance, low IQ, tingling sensations, irritability, gingivitis,
> > easy bruising, nosebleeds, even leg cramps and chronic low back pain.
> > Less commonly known nutrient-deficient diseases are  osteomalacia,
> > koilonychia, hypocalcemia, cheilosis, protein energy malnutrition,
> > electrolyte imbalance, copper-deficient anemia, Menkes Disease, and
> > Xerophthalmia.   It is wholly consistent with biological science that
> > hundreds of clinical pathologies are, in fact, the effects of chronic
> > and overlapping vitamin and mineral deficiencies not readily
> > diagnosed, in part because conventional diagnostics are focused on
> > disease management rather than cure.  For example, it is well known
> > that acute scurvy is fatal within months, yet the chronic effects of
> > insufficient vitamin C intake over many years, which includes damage
> > to arterial walls that leads to heart disease(1-5), are rarely
> > considered.  What do pre-clinical scurvy, pellagra, anemia, or other
> > nutrient-deficient diseases look like in their earlier stages?  These
> > questions have indeed been scientifically studied and their results
> > published in scientific journals, however the focus of the patent
> > based model of medicine is drug development as opposed to nutrient-
> > based therapies.  Is it any surprise that so many "vitamin" studies
> > have relied on various synthetic forms manufactured by the drug
> > makers, rather than their naturally-occurring plant forms?  This
> > despite the fact that various synthetic vitamins are known to have
> > more immediate toxic effects in human health at levels supposed to be
> > therapeutic.  Furthermore, even when various illnesses are diagnosed
> > as a result of nutritional deficiency, it remains largely unknown
> > whether such conditions have resulted from dietary lapses or possibly
> > the effects of prescribed medications known to interfere with nutrient
> > uptake (8-9).  Linus Pauling, the nobel prize winner who championed
> > supplemental vitamin C, said that many people with cardiovascular
> > disease are actually suffering from "scurvy of the heart," or
> > chronically low intake of vitamin C.  One naturopathic doctor with a
> > well-known practice has also identified patients for a condition he
> > refers to as  "beri beri" of the heart, resulting from chronically low
> > intake of certain B vitamins.  The WHO has published its evaluation
> > that some 3.5 billion or more human beings suffer the health effects
> > of low-level iron intake even in industrialized nations and despite
> > the absence of frank iron-deficient anemia (6-7).  Vitamin A
> > deficiency is estimated to be prevalent in one half of the worlds
> > nations (10).  The substantial research by Richard A. Passwater, Ph.D..
> > provides overwhelming evidence over several decades of the
> > relationship between nutrition and disease in sizable human
> > populations (11).  Indeed, except for rare genetic disorders that
> > affect only a very small percentage of people, the evidence is now
> > clear that essential nutrients are of primary importance in both
> > prevention and treatment of most human diseases.
>
> > 1 Rath M, et al. Hypothesis: lipoprotein(a) is a surrogate for
> > ascorbate. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 1990 Aug;87(16):6204-7
> > 2 Rath M, et al. Immunological evidence for the accumulation of
> > lipoprotein(a) in the atherosclerotic lesion of the hypoascorbemic
> > guinea pig. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 1990 Dec;87(23):9388-90
> > 3 Matthias Rath, et al. Unified Theory of Human Cardiovascular Disease
> > Leading the Way to the Abolition of this Disease as a Cause for Human
> > Mortality. Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine (1992; 7: 5-15)
> > 4 Axel Niendorf, et al. Morphological detection and quantification of
> > lipoprotein(a) deposition in atheromatous lesions of human aorta and
> > coronary arteries. Virchows Archives of Pathological Anatomy, 1990,
> > 417, Pgs 105-111
> > 5 Matthias Rath, et al. Nutritional Supplement Program Halts
> > Progression of Early Coronary Atherosclerosis Documented by Ultrafast
> > Computed Tomography. Journal of Applied Nutrition (1996; 48: 68-78)
> > 6http://www.wpro.who.int/health_topics/micronutrient_deficiencies/gene....
> > 7http://www.who.int/nutrition/topics/ida/en/index.html
> > 8http://hubpages.com/hub/Drugs-can-Deplete-Your-Body-of-Nutrients
> > 9http://www.ncpad.org/nutrition/fact_sheet.php?sheet=346
> > 10http://www.who.int/nutrition/topics/vad/en/index.html
> > 11http://www.drpasswater.com/About.htm
> > --- other supporting references ---http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/vitamin-c-000339.htmhttp://www.sci...
>
> Matthias Rath is a murderer:

And you're the Pope.

> Matthias Rath, the vitamin campaigner accused of endangering thousands
> of lives in South Africa by promoting his pills while denouncing
> conventional medicines as toxic and dangerous, has dropped a year-long
> libel action against the Guardian and been ordered to pay costs.

That doesn't prove anything or change the results of studies published
to his credit.

> Rath sued over three Guardian articles that condemned his promotional
> activities among Aids sufferers in South African townships.

Rath's dedication to service is not fairly described as "promotional
activities."

> A qualified doctor who is thought to have made millions selling
> nutritional supplements around the globe through his website empire,
> Rath claimed his pills could reverse the course of Aids and
> distributed them free in South Africa, where campaigners, who have won
> a hard-fought battle to persuade the government to roll out free Aids
> drugs to keep millions alive, believe Rath's activities led to deaths.

It's hardly surprising that drug maker profits, when threatened, find
their way into the fray.

http://www4.dr-rath-foundation.org
From: Mark Probert on
On Dec 11, 11:15 pm, PeterB - Original <p...(a)mytrashmail.com> wrote:
> On Dec 11, 4:20 pm, Mark Probert <mark.prob...(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> > On Dec 11, 3:59 pm, PeterB - Original <p...(a)mytrashmail.com> wrote:
>
> > > Disease is Not the Mystery the Drug Makers Would Have You Believe
>
> > > It is well known that many diseases are caused by nutritional
> > > deficiencies, however the incidence of human illness triggered by
> > > vitamin insufficiency (less than optimal intake) is also well
> > > documented. Most are familiar with the more obvious examples, such as
> > > scurvy, pellagra, rickets, Beri Beri, and pernicious anemia.  But
> > > other conditions and symptoms are also medically linked to a shortfall
> > > in key nutritional food factors, including chronic fatigue, cold
> > > intolerance, low IQ, tingling sensations, irritability, gingivitis,
> > > easy bruising, nosebleeds, even leg cramps and chronic low back pain.
> > > Less commonly known nutrient-deficient diseases are  osteomalacia,
> > > koilonychia, hypocalcemia, cheilosis, protein energy malnutrition,
> > > electrolyte imbalance, copper-deficient anemia, Menkes Disease, and
> > > Xerophthalmia.   It is wholly consistent with biological science that
> > > hundreds of clinical pathologies are, in fact, the effects of chronic
> > > and overlapping vitamin and mineral deficiencies not readily
> > > diagnosed, in part because conventional diagnostics are focused on
> > > disease management rather than cure.  For example, it is well known
> > > that acute scurvy is fatal within months, yet the chronic effects of
> > > insufficient vitamin C intake over many years, which includes damage
> > > to arterial walls that leads to heart disease(1-5), are rarely
> > > considered.  What do pre-clinical scurvy, pellagra, anemia, or other
> > > nutrient-deficient diseases look like in their earlier stages?  These
> > > questions have indeed been scientifically studied and their results
> > > published in scientific journals, however the focus of the patent
> > > based model of medicine is drug development as opposed to nutrient-
> > > based therapies.  Is it any surprise that so many "vitamin" studies
> > > have relied on various synthetic forms manufactured by the drug
> > > makers, rather than their naturally-occurring plant forms?  This
> > > despite the fact that various synthetic vitamins are known to have
> > > more immediate toxic effects in human health at levels supposed to be
> > > therapeutic.  Furthermore, even when various illnesses are diagnosed
> > > as a result of nutritional deficiency, it remains largely unknown
> > > whether such conditions have resulted from dietary lapses or possibly
> > > the effects of prescribed medications known to interfere with nutrient
> > > uptake (8-9).  Linus Pauling, the nobel prize winner who championed
> > > supplemental vitamin C, said that many people with cardiovascular
> > > disease are actually suffering from "scurvy of the heart," or
> > > chronically low intake of vitamin C.  One naturopathic doctor with a
> > > well-known practice has also identified patients for a condition he
> > > refers to as  "beri beri" of the heart, resulting from chronically low
> > > intake of certain B vitamins.  The WHO has published its evaluation
> > > that some 3.5 billion or more human beings suffer the health effects
> > > of low-level iron intake even in industrialized nations and despite
> > > the absence of frank iron-deficient anemia (6-7).  Vitamin A
> > > deficiency is estimated to be prevalent in one half of the worlds
> > > nations (10).  The substantial research by Richard A. Passwater, Ph..D.
> > > provides overwhelming evidence over several decades of the
> > > relationship between nutrition and disease in sizable human
> > > populations (11).  Indeed, except for rare genetic disorders that
> > > affect only a very small percentage of people, the evidence is now
> > > clear that essential nutrients are of primary importance in both
> > > prevention and treatment of most human diseases.
>
> > > 1 Rath M, et al. Hypothesis: lipoprotein(a) is a surrogate for
> > > ascorbate. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 1990 Aug;87(16):6204-7
> > > 2 Rath M, et al. Immunological evidence for the accumulation of
> > > lipoprotein(a) in the atherosclerotic lesion of the hypoascorbemic
> > > guinea pig. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 1990 Dec;87(23):9388-90
> > > 3 Matthias Rath, et al. Unified Theory of Human Cardiovascular Disease
> > > Leading the Way to the Abolition of this Disease as a Cause for Human
> > > Mortality. Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine (1992; 7: 5-15)
> > > 4 Axel Niendorf, et al. Morphological detection and quantification of
> > > lipoprotein(a) deposition in atheromatous lesions of human aorta and
> > > coronary arteries. Virchows Archives of Pathological Anatomy, 1990,
> > > 417, Pgs 105-111
> > > 5 Matthias Rath, et al. Nutritional Supplement Program Halts
> > > Progression of Early Coronary Atherosclerosis Documented by Ultrafast
> > > Computed Tomography. Journal of Applied Nutrition (1996; 48: 68-78)
> > > 6http://www.wpro.who.int/health_topics/micronutrient_deficiencies/gene...
> > > 7http://www.who.int/nutrition/topics/ida/en/index.html
> > > 8http://hubpages.com/hub/Drugs-can-Deplete-Your-Body-of-Nutrients
> > > 9http://www.ncpad.org/nutrition/fact_sheet.php?sheet=346
> > > 10http://www.who.int/nutrition/topics/vad/en/index.html
> > > 11http://www.drpasswater.com/About.htm
> > > --- other supporting references ---http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/vitamin-c-000339.htmhttp://www.sci...
>
> > Matthias Rath is a murderer:
>
> And you're the Pope.

That would be a first. I am Jewish.

>
> > Matthias Rath, the vitamin campaigner accused of endangering thousands
> > of lives in South Africa by promoting his pills while denouncing
> > conventional medicines as toxic and dangerous, has dropped a year-long
> > libel action against the Guardian and been ordered to pay costs.
>
> That doesn't prove anything or change the results of studies published
> to his credit.

Sure it does, It demonstrates his faulty thinking, and the fact that
he would say anything to promote his ideas. Do not confuse his
"studies" with sales hype.

> > Rath sued over three Guardian articles that condemned his promotional
> > activities among Aids sufferers in South African townships.
>
> Rath's dedication to service is not fairly described as "promotional
> activities."

So you say. However, the intelligent world says otherwise.

> > A qualified doctor who is thought to have made millions selling
> > nutritional supplements around the globe through his website empire,
> > Rath claimed his pills could reverse the course of Aids and
> > distributed them free in South Africa, where campaigners, who have won
> > a hard-fought battle to persuade the government to roll out free Aids
> > drugs to keep millions alive, believe Rath's activities led to deaths.
>
> It's hardly surprising that drug maker profits, when threatened, find
> their way into the fray.

Free aids drugs do not equal profits.

> http://www4.dr-rath-foundation.org-

A sewer of bullshit.
From: PeterB - Original on
On Dec 12, 6:45 am, Mark Probert <mark.prob...(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> On Dec 11, 11:15 pm, PeterB - Original <p...(a)mytrashmail.com> wrote:
>
> > > > Disease is Not the Mystery the Drug Makers Would Have You Believe
>
> > > > It is well known that many diseases are caused by nutritional
> > > > deficiencies, however the incidence of human illness triggered by
> > > > vitamin insufficiency (less than optimal intake) is also well
> > > > documented. Most are familiar with the more obvious examples, such as
> > > > scurvy, pellagra, rickets, Beri Beri, and pernicious anemia.  But
> > > > other conditions and symptoms are also medically linked to a shortfall
> > > > in key nutritional food factors, including chronic fatigue, cold
> > > > intolerance, low IQ, tingling sensations, irritability, gingivitis,
> > > > easy bruising, nosebleeds, even leg cramps and chronic low back pain.
> > > > Less commonly known nutrient-deficient diseases are  osteomalacia,
> > > > koilonychia, hypocalcemia, cheilosis, protein energy malnutrition,
> > > > electrolyte imbalance, copper-deficient anemia, Menkes Disease, and
> > > > Xerophthalmia.   It is wholly consistent with biological science that
> > > > hundreds of clinical pathologies are, in fact, the effects of chronic
> > > > and overlapping vitamin and mineral deficiencies not readily
> > > > diagnosed, in part because conventional diagnostics are focused on
> > > > disease management rather than cure.  For example, it is well known
> > > > that acute scurvy is fatal within months, yet the chronic effects of
> > > > insufficient vitamin C intake over many years, which includes damage
> > > > to arterial walls that leads to heart disease(1-5), are rarely
> > > > considered.  What do pre-clinical scurvy, pellagra, anemia, or other
> > > > nutrient-deficient diseases look like in their earlier stages?  These
> > > > questions have indeed been scientifically studied and their results
> > > > published in scientific journals, however the focus of the patent
> > > > based model of medicine is drug development as opposed to nutrient-
> > > > based therapies.  Is it any surprise that so many "vitamin" studies
> > > > have relied on various synthetic forms manufactured by the drug
> > > > makers, rather than their naturally-occurring plant forms?  This
> > > > despite the fact that various synthetic vitamins are known to have
> > > > more immediate toxic effects in human health at levels supposed to be
> > > > therapeutic.  Furthermore, even when various illnesses are diagnosed
> > > > as a result of nutritional deficiency, it remains largely unknown
> > > > whether such conditions have resulted from dietary lapses or possibly
> > > > the effects of prescribed medications known to interfere with nutrient
> > > > uptake (8-9).  Linus Pauling, the nobel prize winner who championed
> > > > supplemental vitamin C, said that many people with cardiovascular
> > > > disease are actually suffering from "scurvy of the heart," or
> > > > chronically low intake of vitamin C.  One naturopathic doctor with a
> > > > well-known practice has also identified patients for a condition he
> > > > refers to as  "beri beri" of the heart, resulting from chronically low
> > > > intake of certain B vitamins.  The WHO has published its evaluation
> > > > that some 3.5 billion or more human beings suffer the health effects
> > > > of low-level iron intake even in industrialized nations and despite
> > > > the absence of frank iron-deficient anemia (6-7).  Vitamin A
> > > > deficiency is estimated to be prevalent in one half of the worlds
> > > > nations (10).  The substantial research by Richard A. Passwater, Ph.D.
> > > > provides overwhelming evidence over several decades of the
> > > > relationship between nutrition and disease in sizable human
> > > > populations (11).  Indeed, except for rare genetic disorders that
> > > > affect only a very small percentage of people, the evidence is now
> > > > clear that essential nutrients are of primary importance in both
> > > > prevention and treatment of most human diseases.
>
> > > > 1 Rath M, et al. Hypothesis: lipoprotein(a) is a surrogate for
> > > > ascorbate. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 1990 Aug;87(16):6204-7
> > > > 2 Rath M, et al. Immunological evidence for the accumulation of
> > > > lipoprotein(a) in the atherosclerotic lesion of the hypoascorbemic
> > > > guinea pig. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 1990 Dec;87(23):9388-90
> > > > 3 Matthias Rath, et al. Unified Theory of Human Cardiovascular Disease
> > > > Leading the Way to the Abolition of this Disease as a Cause for Human
> > > > Mortality. Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine (1992; 7: 5-15)
> > > > 4 Axel Niendorf, et al. Morphological detection and quantification of
> > > > lipoprotein(a) deposition in atheromatous lesions of human aorta and
> > > > coronary arteries. Virchows Archives of Pathological Anatomy, 1990,
> > > > 417, Pgs 105-111
> > > > 5 Matthias Rath, et al. Nutritional Supplement Program Halts
> > > > Progression of Early Coronary Atherosclerosis Documented by Ultrafast
> > > > Computed Tomography. Journal of Applied Nutrition (1996; 48: 68-78)
> > > > 6http://www.wpro.who.int/health_topics/micronutrient_deficiencies/gene...
> > > > 7http://www.who.int/nutrition/topics/ida/en/index.html
> > > > 8http://hubpages.com/hub/Drugs-can-Deplete-Your-Body-of-Nutrients
> > > > 9http://www.ncpad.org/nutrition/fact_sheet.php?sheet=346
> > > > 10http://www.who.int/nutrition/topics/vad/en/index.html
> > > > 11http://www.drpasswater.com/About.htm
> > > > --- other supporting references ---http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/vitamin-c-000339.htmhttp://www.sci...
>
> > > Matthias Rath is a murderer:
>
> > And you're the Pope.
>
> That would be a first. I am Jewish.
>
>
>
> > > Matthias Rath, the vitamin campaigner accused of endangering thousands
> > > of lives in South Africa by promoting his pills while denouncing
> > > conventional medicines as toxic and dangerous, has dropped a year-long
> > > libel action against the Guardian and been ordered to pay costs.
>
> > That doesn't prove anything or change the results of studies published
> > to his credit.
>
> Sure it does, It demonstrates his faulty thinking, and the fact that
> he would say anything to promote his ideas. Do not confuse his
> "studies" with sales hype.

Your bias in favor of unproven synthetic medicine makes your criticism
of Rath and other pioneers in natural medicine meaningless.

> > > Rath sued over three Guardian articles that condemned his promotional
> > > activities among Aids sufferers in South African townships.
>
> > Rath's dedication to service is not fairly described as "promotional
> > activities."
>
> So you say. However, the intelligent world says otherwise.

You're wrong. As usual.

> > > A qualified doctor who is thought to have made millions selling
> > > nutritional supplements around the globe through his website empire,
> > > Rath claimed his pills could reverse the course of Aids and
> > > distributed them free in South Africa, where campaigners, who have won
> > > a hard-fought battle to persuade the government to roll out free Aids
> > > drugs to keep millions alive, believe Rath's activities led to deaths..
>
> > It's hardly surprising that drug maker profits, when threatened, find
> > their way into the fray.
>
> Free aids drugs do not equal profits.

It's called promotion masquerading as good will. Sad that.

> >http://www4.dr-rath-foundation.org-
>
> A sewer of bullshit.

You and your sponsors are wrong about that. Read about it in the
"Warning" post, at http://groups.google.com/group/sci.med/msg/f569f86c8ed22f4e