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Movement of Life: Ending Health Illiteracy

We must fully understand the transitional power and the breathtaking opportunity of this moment in history. We must refocus our efforts, identify our allies and renew our commitment towards our great goal “Health for All by the Year 2020.”

Eradication through Education

Let us first have a look at the dimension of the task that lies ahead of us in the coming years.

During the 18th century, the British physician James Lind discovered that the sailor’s disease scurvy could be prevented and even cured with the help of lime juice. This discovery ultimately saved the lives of tens of thousands of sailors.

A century later, the French chemist Louis Pasteur discovered that epidemics are not a curse of heaven, but that they are caused by microorganisms. This discovery paved the way for the development of vaccines against rabies and other infectious diseases and helped to save the lives of a few million people.

These were truly major contributions to medicine and to the progress of mankind. But they are dwarfed by the magnitude of the task that lies ahead of our health alliance. Our goal is not to control just one single disease or a group of diseases.

Our task is the significant reduction and possible eradication of today's most common diseases. The most important of these diseases are: heart attacks, strokes, high blood pressure, heart failure, irregular heartbeat, diabetic circulatory problems, cancer, osteoporosis, immune deficiencies and others. These diseases are responsible for about 80% of all deaths in today's industrialized world.

Thus, our task is enormous: we set out to save the lives of the tens of millions of people.

The scientific discoveries enabling us to reach this goal have been made. The natural substances needed for the prevention and control of these diseases are available. The only obstacle that separates us from reaching this great goal and saving millions of lives is one factor: education.

We have to realize that health illiteracy is the main reason for the continuation of today's most common diseases. Health education, in turn, terminates this illiteracy and paves the way for disease eradication. In short: education equals eradication.

Over the past two decades, we have already contributed to ending the “illiteracy” about many common diseases, as well as the illiteracy about the true nature of the pharmaceutical business with disease.

In the next sequence of my presentation, I will highlight some of the “illiteracies” that have prevailed for decades – or even centuries – and which we could help to remove through education.

Ending health illiteracy about cardiovascular diseases

For centuries, the people of our planet have been dying from cardiovascular diseases. During the 20th century, however, these diseases reached epidemic proportions, taking the lives of every second man and woman in Europe, and the entire industrialized world.

Whenever diseases – such as cardiovascular diseases – reach epidemic proportions, this must be for one of two possible reasons: first, the underlying cause of the disease has not yet been identified and no effective therapy is available.

Or, second, the people of the world are being kept illiterate about the true cause of the disease as a precondition to deliberately maintain the disease as a global market for patented pharmaceutical drugs.

This illiteracy about cardiovascular diseases ended in 1991. In two scientific publications [1], [2], I could summarize our new understanding about these diseases. The first to support these discoveries was my colleague and friend, the late Dr. Linus Pauling.

For the first time, mankind received answers to the most basic health questions that had remained open in connection with the number one killer in the industrialized world:

  • Why do almost all human beings develop arteriosclerosis – the hardening of arteries – but hardly anyone suffers from “veno-sclerosis” – the hardening of our veins?

  • Why do we suffer from heart attacks, but not from nose or ear attacks?

  • Why do animals not get heart attacks, but people do?

These discoveries also ended the era when the atherosclerotic deposits developing inside our arteries were no longer a stroke of fate. The development of these deposits – the causes of heart attacks and strokes – had become a predictable reaction of our body to the growing instability of the blood vessel walls due to vitamin deficiency.

Four years later, in 1996, we provided the first clinical proof that vitamin supplementation can stop – and in some cases even reverse – the development of atherosclerotic deposits in the coronary arteries of patients.

For the first time in the history of medicine, the natural disappearance of calcium deposits in human coronary arteries was documented in pictures.

Yet today – almost two decades after the veil of illiteracy has been lifted from cardiovascular diseases – 15 million people continue to die each year from these diseases.

This number corresponds to the population of cities like New York and London combined, or of Hong Kong and Mexico City combined. These millions of people are vanishing each year from diseases that could largely be gone by now. They are sacrificed by the pharmaceutical business with disease, who feed their insatiable greed on the health and lives of their victims.

To keep cardiovascular diseases as their market, this industry is maintaining an army of lobbyists in medicine, the media and politics. They are the “gatekeepers of health illiteracy.”

Today we come together to renew our commitments to intensifying our health education efforts and to overcome these forces of greed and death with our message of health and life.

Ending health illiteracy about cancer

For decades, the gatekeepers of illiteracy have kept the true causes of cancer hidden from the people. Health illiteracy about cancer was a precondition to maintain this disease as a multibillion dollar market for toxic drugs, deceptively promoted as “chemo”-therapy.

Unlike other diseases, cancer was also strategically maintained over decades as a psychological instrument to subjugate the people of this planet to the unscrupulous business with disease. As a result of this strategy, the diagnosis “cancer” is still widely perceived as a “death verdict.”

The cancer market with toxic chemotherapy is a perfect example for the strategic expansion of diseases by the pharmaceutical industry.

Cancer patients – intimidated by the “death verdict” of a cancer diagnosis – accept the infusion of toxic chemicals into their bodies as an alleged “therapy.” Due to the extreme toxicity of these chemicals to millions of cells in the body, the most frequent side effect of “chemo” drugs is the generation of new cancers in the body.

These new cancers are “chemo” therapy induced cancers. The winners and losers of this vicious strategy are known: millions of cancer patients feed the limitless greed of the drug companies with their health and lives.

But this unscrupulous investment business with cancer only functions under one condition – that the public is being kept illiterate about alternatives.

Finally, in 1992, the veil of illiteracy was also lifted from cancer. After the publication of new ways for the natural control of cancer the door was wide open for this disease to no longer be a death verdict.

The natural control of cancer is based on the following facts:

  • All cancer cells use collagen-digesting enzymes to spread in the body.

  • Unlike other diseases, cancer escapes the body's defense system, because the same enzymes are already being used by our bodies under normal conditions e.g. during ovulation, immune defense and other physiological processes.

The natural blockade of these enzymes, e.g. by the amino acid lysine and other micronutrients, allows the natural blockade of cancer cell spread and metastases.


It was clear that, by applying this knowledge, cancer would no longer be a death verdict and could one day be largely unknown.

The centerpiece for removing the veil of illiteracy about cancer are collagen-digesting enzymes, also called collagenases or metalloproteinases.

The knowledge about these enzymes is such a heavily guarded secret that the world’s most widely used medical textbook “Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine” even avoids talking about it when teaching such elementary processes like “ovulation” to future generations of doctors.

The clinical confirmation followed soon. This CT picture of a brain tumor that disappeared by natural means was one of many cases, proving that the scientific concept published in 1992 about the possibility of the natural control of many cancers is reality today.

With more than 7 million people – corresponding to the population of London or Tokyo –still dying from cancer today, our task to end health illiteracy about this disease will eventually save tens of millions of lives.

Ending mankind’s illiteracy about the true nature of the pharmaceutical industry

Throughout the 20th century, an army of paid lobbyists made the pharmaceutical industry shine like the “Rolls-Royce” of all industries. Criticism of individual drugs and certain drug companies occurred, but the public remained illiterate about the fundamentally fraudulent nature of the pharmaceutical industry’s business with disease.

This changed on June 21, 1997. In a public lecture in the City Hall of Chemnitz, Germany, I described the pharmaceutical industry as what it is: the biggest obstacle to the health of the people.


On that day, the mask of the drug companies as the “Good Samaritans” of this world was torn off and the ugly grimace of the business with disease and death became visible to the world.

This public exposure has triggered an avalanche of books, exposés and media reports about the fraudulent nature of the pharmaceutical business with disease.

Among the critics are prominent “insiders”, like Dr. Marcia Angell, the former editor-in-chief of the influential “New England Journal of Medicine”.

The most important laws that end the illiteracy about the true nature of the pharmaceutical business with disease are the following:

  1. The pharmaceutical industry is not a health industry but an investment business accountable to the profit interests of its shareholders.

  2. The prevention and eradication of disease decreases the global markets for pharmaceutical drugs and is therefore not in the interests of this industry and is being actively fought by them.

  3. Micronutrients address the cellular root causes of diseases. By preventing diseases at their roots, this natural, non-patentable health approach threatens the multi-billion global drug markets and ultimately the continuation of the pharmaceutical investment business with disease.

The pharmaceutical industry, one of the largest investment industries in the world has now been exposed as an organized fraud: it promises health but delivers disease – and feeds itself on this global deception.

Never before has mankind been closer to a world where today's most common diseases are essentially unknown. As scientists, we have opened the doors to this new world. Now it is up to you, to the people of the world. Together we must make sure that this world of health and life becomes reality!

Speech by Dr. Rath, Kerkrade, the Netherlands


Reference Sources
July 25, 2011


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