June 21, 1997
"Only once in the history of mankind comes the moment when the breakthrough towards the control of cardiovascular disease is made. This moment is now." This is the beginning of the proclamation for the worldwide initiative - 21st Century - Eradicating Heart Disease.
Today we have come together to make a major stride forward towards this aim. Today will be the day when we, the people of Chemnitz, Germany, and the world, begin to liberate ourselves from the yoke of those who make billion dollar businesses at the expense of our health. We are determined to protect our health and lives, and to liberate ourselves from the perils of cardiovascular death and other diseases.
Throughout thousands of years of recorded history, our ancestors have looked at the night sky and asked themselves about the nature of the universe and the laws that determine the movement of the sun, the moon, and the stars. For thousands of years their conclusion was that the earth is the center of the universe, the sun circles around the earth and the stars are attached to crystal domes in heaven. The daily sunrise in the East and the sunset in the West left no doubt that these were the laws governing the universe as described by the Greek astronomer Ptolemy. read more...
It changed with the life of this man, Galileo Galilei. Galileo was born in 1654, the sun circled around the earth. After he had died, it was the other way around -- the earth circled around the sun. Of course, the planets did not change their course. What changed was the way mankind had learned to look at the universe. The scientific discoveries of Galileo Galilei terminated the medieval age in science and inaugurated what we know today as modern time. Was this groundbreaking discovery immediately welcomed? Of course not. Galileo faced life-long opposition by his colleagues, and the Roman Church banished him for heresy.
Now, not even 400 years later, the American spacecraft Voyager has crossed our entire solar system. Everything Galileo discovered is confirmed. Before Voyager left our solar system into the darkness of the universe, it turned around one last time and provided us with a fascinating view of our solar system and of Planet Earth. For the first time, a summary picture was taken that provided us with a unique look at ourselves and mankind's role in the universe. Planet Earth is only a small dot.
New perceptions are not confined to the universe. Of particular importance are these changes in medicine because they directly affect millions of lives. Throughout history, many other epidemics including plague, cholera and smallpox, were the number one killers. As recently as 400 years ago, one-third of the European population fell victim to epidemics. The cause of these epidemics was well known at the time: epidemics were the curse of heaven for the sins of mankind. ...read less
Greatest Challenge to HumankindGreatest Challenge to Humankind
Everything changed 100 years ago. The French chemist, Louis Pasteur, discovered that infections are not a curse, but are caused by bacteria and other microorganisms. Pasteur's discovery paved the way for the development of vaccines and antibiotics. Was this important discovery immediately welcomed? No, of course not. His colleagues and the medical academy attacked Pasteur on the grounds that he was not a physician - merely a chemist.
When cowpox vaccines were first used to prevent deadly smallpox infections, this treatment was openly ridiculed. Nineteenth century caricatures show cows growing out of the bodies of people who had just been vaccinated with the lifesaving cowpox vaccine. ...hide content
People Are the Driving Force for New DiscoveriesPeople Are the Driving Force for New Discoveries
It is important that we understand the following: the driving forces behind the acceptance of Pasteur's discoveries were not his academic colleagues. People like YOU discovered that these vaccines could save their own lives and the lives of their children. They did not care about dogmas. People like you swept away the medieval times in medicine. Only 100 years later, the World Health Organization officially declared smallpox as eradicated for mankind.
During the 20th century, heart attacks, strokes, and other forms of cardiovascular disease replaced infectious diseases as the leading cause of death. In all industrialized countries, cardiovascular disease has reached epidemic proportions. Today, every second woman and man dies from this epidemic, and it continues to spread on a worldwide scale. This is even more surprising considering the fact that the largest study ever conducted on Planet Earth leaves no doubt: heart attacks and strokes are not actual diseases. They are, rather, the direct consequence of long term vitamin deficiency, and they are preventable.
Nature itself conducted the largest study ever with countless study participants and over thousands of generations. One study group in this investigation comprised the entire animal kingdom, 99.9% of all living beings on Planet Earth. Animals don't get heart attacks because they produce a large amount of vitamin C in their own bodies, which stabilizes the artery walls. The second group in this giant investigation comprises six billion people today. Among us humans, heart attacks and strokes are rampant because our body cannot produce its own vitamin C and almost none of us receive enough vitamins in the diet.
The most astonishing fact about this study is that hardly anybody knows about it. Don't you think it is high time that we spread the result of this global study everywhere? Don't you think these discoveries are much more relevant to everyone than those 400 years ago that the earth circles the sun? ...hide content
Cardiovascular Disease Is an Early Form of ScurvyCardiovascular Disease Is an Early Form of Scurvy
This is also the reason that my new book is entitled "Why Animals Don't Get Heart Attacks… But People Do." The answer to this question literally concerns every human being in your town. I am urging you to help spread this lifesaving information. Why animals don't get heart attacks is summarized in the following figure: cardiovascular disease is an early form of scurvy. The left column shows how the artery walls of animals are stabilized by an optimum production of elastic collagen molecules. The more vitamin C there is, the more stable and resistant are the artery walls. The right column shows the other extreme: the sailor's disease, scurvy. Sailors of earlier centuries died during long sea journeys within a few months from massive internal and external bleeding. Their bodies did not produce vitamin C, and the ship's diet contained scarcely any vitamins.
The cause of cardiovascular disease lies right in the middle. We all get a small amount of vitamins in our daily diet, so that open scurvy is rare. However, the vitamin intake from our diet is not sufficient to stabilize the artery walls, as in the case with the vitamin C producing-animals. Over decades, millions of small cracks and lesions develop at the inner surface of the artery walls. As soon as the surface of the artery walls has become brittle, cholesterol and other repair factors, particularly the sticky lipoprotein-a, enter the artery walls. The deposition of cholesterol inside the artery wall is therefore not the cause of cardiovascular disease, but a reaction to the underlying problem: vitamin deficiency of the artery wall. With insufficient vitamin supply over many years, the repair of the wall continues and leads to the feared atherosclerotic deposit.
If these deposits form inside the coronary arteries of the heart, they lead to heart attack. If these deposits develop in the arteries of the brain, they lead to stroke. Albert Einstein once said: "Truly important discoveries are generally so simple that they can be understood by everyone." The connection between scurvy, vitamin C deficiency and cardiovascular disease is no exception.
For our patents we could show that it is not only possible to prevent the further growth of atherosclerotic deposits. We could also show that cardiovascular disease can be reversed without bypass surgery and angioplasty. For this therapy, the amino acids lysine and proline play a particular role. They form a Teflon layer for the artery walls and release the fat particles that are already attached inside the artery walls. Existing deposits are dissolved naturally. Besides fat particles, advanced atherosclerotic deposits also contain calcium molecules. These calcium molecules are so characteristic that they gave the disease atherosclerosis its name. These calcium molecules can also be released in a natural way, as documented in our clinical study. The most important vitamin that optimizes calcium metabolism is vitamin D. Please make sure that your daily diet contains an optimum amount of vitamin D. ...hide content
Atherosclerosis at 30Atherosclerosis at 30
At age 30, every second young person has already developed early forms of atherosclerosis in their coronary arteries. This disease develops over many years without us knowing it. If nothing is done, this process will sooner or later lead to a heart attack. It was our goal to develop a natural therapy to stop this dangerous process in its early stages. We knew that if we were successful in halting atherosclerosis, we would ultimately prevent the occurrence of heart attacks, and the eradication of heart disease would become reality. The natural health program that we developed is composed of vitamins, amino acids, minerals and trace elements, and it has become the world's leading cardiovascular health program. The following clinical study took a further step on this way. We tested our vitamin program in a clinical study with 55 patients with different stages of coronary heart disease. To measure the degree of coronary artery deposits we used the most advanced diagnostic technology in the world, the Ultrafast Computer Tomography, the so-called mammogram of the heart.
The computer automatically measured the size of the deposits within the arteries by multiplying the area and the density of the deposits. From these data the coronary sclerosis factor was obtained. The larger this sclerosis factor, the more advanced was coronary artery disease. Because of its importance for the health of every human being, I have completely documented this important study in my new book, "Why Animals Don't Get Heart Attacks." The most important study results are the following:
First, we evaluated how fast the atherosclerotic deposits develop in coronary heart disease patients without any vitamin therapy. We measured that every year the coronary deposits increase on average by 44%. Thus, without any vitamin therapy, the deposits increased at an accelerated speed, every year they increased by half of their previous size. Untreated coronary atherosclerosis does not develop in a linear fashion towards a heart attack, but at an accelerated speed. This is the first time that the actual growth rate of coronary sclerosis has been measured.
Subsequently, the patients started with our vitamin program. Under this therapy the development was reversed, and the growth rate of coronary deposits substantially decreased. Subsequently, the patients started with our vitamin program. Under this therapy the development was reversed and the growth rate of coronary deposits substantially decreased.
For patients with early coronary heart disease the process could be stopped within one year. In individual cases this vitamin therapy led to the complete disappearance of coronary artery deposits in a natural way. The existing deposits, in the picture on the left-hand side, have totally disappeared after one year on our vitamin program. The explanation for this picture is logical: the ingredients of the vitamin program have stimulated a natural healing process of the artery wall. This study marks a turning point in medicine and in health awareness on a worldwide scale. It confirms that heart attack is the direct consequence of vitamin deficiency. Coronary atherosclerosis, the cause of heart attacks, can be stopped in its early stages.
This study also confirms that the natural reversal of coronary sclerosis is possible and that, in the future, bypass surgery and angioplasty will be the exception. We now also know that the worldwide cardiovascular epidemic can be controlled at a fraction of the previous cost. However, the most important fact is that this medical breakthrough can be used immediately by millions of people worldwide. The application of these findings will lead to a significant reduction of heart attacks and strokes and, during the next century, essentially to their eradication. This study also confirms that the following statistic is not a coincidence: vitamin C consumption in the United States has increased several fold over the last three decades. Exactly in parallel, the frequency of heart attacks and strokes as the cause of death has been cut in half.
Our study now paves the way for similar successes in Europe and other parts of the world. How urgently this development is needed can be seen from the following statistics: While heart attack and strokes have decreased by 50% in the United States, in Europe and other parts of the world people continue to die like flies from this epidemic. In Western Europe, the frequency of heart attacks has remained constantly high, while the frequency of heart attacks and strokes in eastern European countries still increases. Our study also provides an explanation for this phenomenon: every second person in America takes vitamins on a regular basis. In Europe, these are fewer than 5%. ...hide content
Victory Over Cardiovascular DiseasesVictory Over Cardiovascular Diseases
Once again, mankind is urged to liberate itself from another disease that has taken the lives of millions of people and brought on indescribable misery over this planet. The only obstacle that we still have to overcome is resistance by pharmaceutical corporations. With the continuation of cardiovascular disease, the pharmaceutical industry is making hundreds of billions of dollars every year. With the eradication of cardiovascular disease, this billion-dollar market is going to collapse. To assure the continuation of this billion dollar pharmaceutical market, the German and international pharmaceutical corporations have formed a worldwide cartel. They gave this cartel the Latin name "Codex Alimentarius." The purpose of this Codex cartel is to bring about international legislation that bans the distribution of lifesaving health information in relation to vitamins.
We have to recognize that the pharmaceutical cartel is deliberately continuing the cardiovascular epidemic in the interests of securing a worldwide pharmaceutical drug market. We, the people of the world, can no longer close our eyes to the fact that they're willing to let millions of people die unnecessarily from preventable heart attacks and strokes in order to increase the share price.
We have launched the international initiative, 21st Century - Eradicating Heart Disease to counteract these unethical interest groups. Talk about the aims of this initiative wherever you live and work. It is clear that we cannot rely on anyone else to accomplish the goal of eradicating heart disease. We ourselves, millions of people, have to liberate mankind from this epidemic. We can accomplish this goal, because we have at our disposal a completely new understanding of health and disease of our human body.
The foundation of this new understanding is Cellular Medicine, a health principle that everyone can understand and use. Health and disease are determined on the level of millions of cells. The most frequent cause of malfunction of these cells is insufficiency of bioenergy. Like the motor of your car with too little oil, millions of cells in our body are running dry of essential bioenergy. The most important energy carriers that we get from the diet are vitamins, minerals, certain amino acids, and trace elements. Cardiovascular diseases are particularly frequent because this organ system is subject to high mechanical demands due to the continued pumping functions of the heart and blood circulation. An optimum daily supplement of vitamins and other essential biological energy compounds can effectively prevent not only cardiovascular diseases, but also other chronic diseases.
In a similar way the causes of the most common diseases, like high blood pressure, heart failure, and irregular heart beat, are no longer a secret. They are the immediate results of long-term deficiency of our bodies' cells in vitamins and other essential nutrients. During the next decade competent applications of Cellular Medicine will cut back the most common diseases to a fraction of their current numbers. ...hide content
Cellular Medicine - Medicine of the FutureCellular Medicine - Medicine of the Future
A comparison with conventional medicine underscores why Cellular Medicine is the medicine of the future: in the treatment of coronary heart disease conventional medicine today essentially offers mechanical solutions which are unable to correct the underlying problem. The deposits in the coronary arteries are either squeezed flat by means of a balloon catheter, or bypass surgery will be performed, a sort of detour around the problem zone.
In contrast, Cellular Medicine is focusing on the natural correction of the underlying problem--the reversal of the deposits themselves. This is accomplished by providing vitamins and other vital energy carriers to the cells of the artery walls in order to stimulate collagen production and natural healing processes. This picture also shows how important it is to stop the lie and deception campaign that vitamins and other natural substances are a way back to medieval times.
The opposite is the case: vitamin therapy and cellular medicine are the prevention and basic therapy of the future. Think about the comparison in this picture. Isn't it impressive how our thinking has been manipulated in such a way that we accept expensive and dangerous repair intervention in our body? At the same time, we allow the pharmaceutical industry and their PR and lobby groups to spread lies about alleged side effects of natural substances and publicly question their documented healing power.
We have to realize that this confusion in public opinion is no coincidence and is deliberately used by the pharmaceutical industry and other interest groups. The aim of this mass manipulation is to neutralize the true causes of health and disease for the people. By doing so, a false and fatal dependency upon this industry is created, which leads the people to surrender responsibility for their bodies and their health. We also have to recognize that this dependency is the precondition for a billion-dollar business feeding on existing diseases. Effective health care reform begins by us, the people, freeing ourselves from these dependencies. Vitamin research and Cellular Medicine literally enable everyone to take responsibility for their own health and lives to an extent unknown up to now.
A further impressive example of why a future of medicine belongs to Cellular Medicine is heart failure. Everyone knows people with shortness of breath, edema, and chronic fatigue. If you are diagnosed with heart failure today your chances of surviving the next five years are less than 50%! The only hope that conventional medicine can offer you is that a donor heart for a heart transplantation is found in time before you die. Modern Cellular Medicine is a logical and convincing way out of this deadlock. The main cause of heart failure is a chronic deficiency of bioenergy in millions of cells of the heart, the purpose of which is to maintain an optimum pumping function for the blood circulation. If this bioenergy is supplied in the form of vitamins and other natural energy carriers, heart failure is effectively treated by preventing the underlying problem. Heart transplantation and drug therapies that only treat the symptoms of this condition become unnecessary.
When Christian Barnard first transplanted a heart in 1967, this procedure was built up to a media spectacle, which was only rivaled by the landing on the moon. It is sobering to see that in exceptional cases, certain important surgical techniques were abused to continue to hide the true causes of this disease, chronic vitamin deficiency. The consequences for human health: in the last three decades over 100 million people died worldwide from the consequences of heart failure--a preventable health condition. At the same time, the pharmaceutical companies made millions of dollars selling pharmaceutical drugs, which are simply unable to correct and treat the underlying causes of heart failure. Do you realize how powerful the interest of the pharmaceutical industry is to hide the facts and and nebulize the truth?
This is Joey, a former stewardess. At age 20 she received her first heart transplantation because of acute heart failure. Five years later, her health condition had deteriorated to the point where a second heart transplantation had become necessary. This is when she started on the vitamin program we developed. After a few months, her health condition had improved to such an extent that the heart transplant could be cancelled entirely. Joey asked me to tell her story to everyone, and you will also find it documented in my new book, "Why Animals Don't Get Heart Attacks.” Of course, there will always be a need for specialists who can conduct bypass surgery and heart transplantation in severe cases. But this will be the exception. Bioenergy supply through vitamins will be the basic prevention and therapy for heart failure in the future. ...hide content
Solution to the PuzzleSolution to the Puzzle
I am inviting you today to join us in our mission to eradicate heart disease. I am convinced that the truth will prevail against economically strong, but morally weak, interest groups. The next part of my presentation will provide you with insights into the milestones we have already passed in the historic process.
My 1991 scientific publication, "Solution to the Puzzle of Cardiovascular Disease," laid the foundation of the new understanding of this health condition. For the first time it became clear that heart attacks and strokes are not actual diseases, but the direct consequence of chronic vitamin deficiency. It also became clear that cardiovascular disease can be eradicated and will be essentially unknown in future generations. At that time, I was Director of Cardiovascular Research at the Linus Pauling Institute in California, and I asked the two-time Nobel Laureate to support these far-reaching conclusions as co-author. Linus Pauling happily complied, because he saw his own life work confirmed.
The scientific sensation immediately reached the executive offices of the pharmaceutical companies. It was immediately clear that if this discovery were understood by millions of people, a multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical drug market would inevitably collapse. The scientific sensation immediately reached the executive offices of the pharmaceutical companies. It was immediately clear that if this discovery were understood by millions of people, a multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical drug market would inevitably collapse. As a countermeasure, the pharmaceutical companies decided to form a worldwide cartel in order to prevent the further distribution of this information by all means. ...hide content
Criminal Reaction of the Pharma-CartelCriminal Reaction of the Pharma-Cartel
To implement these unethical plans, the pharma-cartel maintains a legion of hired lobbyists. In Washington, D.C. alone, over 1,000 lobbyists work for the pharma-cartel, two lobbyists for each member of Congress. The figures for Germany are comparable. Day in and day out, the mission of each lobbyist is to influence public opinion and legislation of the most important industrialized countries in the interest of the pharmaceutical cartel.
Also, many opinion leaders in science and medicine are subjected to the influence of the pharmaceutical cartel. Initially, we had acceptance by the U.S. Academy of Science to publish the scientific breakthrough towards the "Solution to the Puzzle of Cardiovascular Disease." Under the influence of the pharma-cartel within the Academy of Science, acceptance for publication was revoked only weeks later, with the following argument: "Because there is no puzzle to cardiovascular disease, there can be no solution to this puzzle."
Apparently, it escaped the attention of these gentlemen that the unsolved puzzle continues to take every second human life in America and beyond. We did not hesitate to publish our important publication in the Canadian Journal of Nutritional Medicine. We left no other stone unturned to guarantee the rapid dissemination of this lifesaving information. We presented this new therapy about cardiovascular disease to more than a dozen pharmaceutical companies in order, with the help of a strong partner, to improve human health on a worldwide scale. All pharmaceutical companies in 1991 said, "No" with the exception of one, Hoffmann-LaRoche, the world's largest manufacturer of vitamin C. In November 1991, I introduced my work to the heads of research at the headquarters of the Roche Company in Basel, Switzerland. Roche immediately understood the worldwide importance of this medical breakthrough. Nevertheless, shortly thereafter they expressed that they were not interested in any collaboration. Hoffmann-La Roche's official reason for declining was that they did not want to finance a medical breakthrough for their competition! What a remarkable excuse.
Five years later the world learned what had really happened. In expectation of a worldwide increased demand for vitamin C, lysine and other natural substances mentioned in my work, the Roche Corporation used this information for an artificial increase in the price of the raw materials for these natural substances. In addition, together with the German Bayer Corporation and the U.S. firm Archer-Daniels-Midland, Roche formed a cartel for criminal price fixing of the natural substances mentioned in our work. Isn't it remarkable that these pharmaceutical companies did not want to spend a single dime to spread the information about the eradication of heart disease?
At the same time, they made sure that they cannibalized this process by selling the raw material at prices that have almost doubled the retail price for these vitamin products. On January 30th, 1997, the New York Times reported that the U.S. federal prosecutors uncovered the most comprehensive case of criminal price fixing in the history of the United States. The dimension of this fraud was so vast that "literally hundreds of products and almost every consumer" was affected, according to U.S. prosecutors quoted in the New York Times. A key witness stated that the criminal acts were designed at the highest level of the Roche, Bayer, and other corporations, and that the corporate masterminds were "the masters" whereas the subordinates who had to do the dirty work were called the "sherpas." All three companies were found guilty. From here on everyone can describe Roche, Bayer, and the other pharmaceutical companies publicly as what they are: criminals, who have no scruples about profiteering at the expense of the health and lives of millions of people. ...hide content
The Rath-Pauling ManifestoThe Rath-Pauling Manifesto
We also decided to inform the general public directly through the media. At a press conference on July 2, 1992, we presented the advances in vitamin research and the possible eradication of heart disease. If the information about this medical breakthrough had not been suppressed six long years by special interest groups, the entire world would know today that vitamins prevent heart attacks. If this information had been promoted instead of sabotaged, more than 60 million lives could have been spared from preventable heart attacks and strokes.
At this press conference we also introduced the Rath-Pauling Manifesto to the world. With his last public appeal, Linus Pauling supported the medical breakthrough of my scientific publications. This historic appeal ended with the sentence, "The goal of eliminating heart disease as the major cause of death and disability is now in sight." This sentence marks a turning point in medicine. ...hide content
The Historic Victory of the People of AmericaThe Historic Victory of the People of America
The pharmaceutical companies reacted immediately through the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States. A nationwide campaign was started with the aim of prohibiting all health claims in relation to vitamins and other natural substances. This does not surprise anyone who knows that reviewers and advisors of the FDA are all essentially paid employees of the pharmaceutical companies. I recommend that everyone read Thomas Moore's book, "Deadly Medicine," revealing the fact that the FDA is essentially controlled by the pharmaceutical industry. The pharmaceutical companies, realizing that the information about the eradication of heart disease with vitamins would not be stoppable in any other way, decided to simply have their goals accomplished by changing the law.
1993 was also the year that my book, "Eradicating Heart Disease" was published in the U.S.A. It summarized the medical breakthrough in vitamin research and heart disease in popular language. Tens of thousands of Americans used this book and other studies on the health benefits of vitamins to convince their political representatives not to give in to the unethical plans of the pharmaceutical industry and the FDA. Fighting for free access to vitamins was what Newsweek described as the "largest movement since the Vietnam war."
Again, the interests of the people prevailed over apparently overwhelming economic interests. In August, 1994, the Senate and the House of Representatives unanimously passed the Nutritional Health and Education Act, a monumental law preserving and guaranteeing free access to vitamins and other natural health products for everyone. This law did not simply maintain the status quo, it now also allows truthful health information in relation to vitamins to be distributed. From a historical point of view, a popular movement of millions of Americans had just inflicted upon the pharmaceutical companies and their interest groups the worst defeat in their history. More importantly, millions of Americans have won a historic victory which will benefit all of mankind.
Unfortunately, the pharmaceutical companies did not give in even after realizing that America, the most powerful country in the world, had started to liberate itself from the yoke of the pharmaceutical interests. Under the leadership of the German pharmaceutical companies and the political auspices of the German government, the international pharmaceutical consortium started its latest offensive. They activated a so-called expert commission of the United Nations with the mysterious name, "Codex Alimentarius." This commission met in Bonn, Germany, in October, 1996, in a clandestine meeting under German presidency and guidance. The official participation of high-level representatives of the German government (Departments of Health and Human Services and Agriculture), showed that the aims of this commission have the support of the German cabinet and chancellor, a case of highest priority for Chancellor Kohl.
Against the votes of the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, and representatives of other countries, the German delegation pushed through the following decisions: All health statements in relation to prevention and therapy of vitamins and other natural substances shall be prohibited for all member countries of the United Nations, that is, worldwide. Only those natural vitamins and other natural products that meet the much too low daily allowances of the pharmaceutical cartel can be sold in the future. Countries resisting the implementation of these decisions as binding laws in their countries are punished by international economic sanctions which would be organized under the United Nations World Trade Organization and other bodies.
In January of this year we talked with United States Congressman Peter de Fazio, an advocate for vitamin freedom, about the goals of the Codex Commission. Of particular interest was the threat of economic sanctions against those countries that did not comply with the "Codex" cartel. By imposing economic sanctions the pharma-cartel wants to force all other industries at its side. The motto of the pharma-cartel is apparently "If you, Microsoft, Volkswagen, and Sony, do not support the information boycott for vitamins, we will make sure within the framework of the Codex law, that you will not be able to sell your software, cars, and electronic products in other countries."
We must realize that the pharma-cartel and its political representatives have apparently declared war on the health and life interests of all mankind. The ongoing battle is so serious that all industries worldwide must be allied with the pharma-cartel by force of law, in order to press through the pharma-cartel agenda against the health interests of all mankind.
Our answer is clear: these inconceivable and unethical ends are not a sign of strength on the part of the pharmaceutical companies, but a sign of desperation. The news that animals don't get heart attacks because they manufacture their own vitamin C will bring down a billion dollar market in cholesterol-lowering drugs, beta blockers, calcium antagonists, and other cardiovascular drugs. Our determined "No" to these unethical human plans is summarized in the Petition for Vitamin Freedom. I encourage you to talk with friends, neighbors, and colleagues about the Codex Commission, collect signatures. There is no doubt in my mind that, together, we will prevent the unethical plans of the pharma-cartel. One looks at the global intrigues of these special interest groups and one question comes to mind: why is it that in these plans which inevitably will endanger the health and lives of millions of people, the German pharmaceutical industry and the German government play a leading role?
Every visitor to the Frankfurt airport in Frankfurt/Main, Germany, can guess the worldwide influence of the German pharmaceutical and chemical industry. The majority of the signs at the official corporate meeting point at the airport belong to pharmaceutical companies, a sort of business card of the German industry. But this is only the surface. To understand the key global role of the German government in connection with the Codex Commission, we have to consider the close entanglement between the German government and the German chemical and pharmaceutical industry during this century.
The most powerful German economic corporate imperium in the first half of this century was the Interessengemeinschaft Farben or IG Farben, for short. Interessengemeinschaft stands for association of common interests and was nothing other than a powerful cartel of BASF, Bayer, Hoechst, and other German chemical and pharmaceutical companies. The IG Farben was single largest donor to the election campaign of Adolph Hitler. One year before Hitler seized power, IG Farben donated 400,000 marks to Hitler and his Nazi party.
Accordingly, after Hitler's seizure of power the IG Farben was the single largest profiteer of the German conquest of the world, the Second World War. One hundred percent of all explosives and 100% of all synthetic gasoline came from the factories of the IG Farben. Whenever the German Wehrmacht conquered another country, IG Farben followed, systematically taking over the industries of these countries. Through this close collaboration with Hitler's Wehrmacht, IG Farben participated in the plunder of Austria, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Norway, Holland, Belgium, France and all other countries conquered by the Nazis.
The U.S. government investigation of the factors that led to the Second World War in 1946 came to the conclusion that without the IG Farben the Second World War would simply not have been possible. We have to come to grips that it was not a psychopath, Adolph Hitler, or bad genes of the German people that brought about the Second World War. Economic greed by companies like Bayer, BASF and Hoechst was the key factor in bringing about the Holocaust.
No one who saw Steven Spielberg's film "Schindler's List" will forget the scenes in the concentration camp Auschwitz. Auschwitz was the largest mass extinction factory in human history, but the concentration camp was only the appendix. The main project was IG Auschwitz, a 100% subsidiary of IG Farben, the largest industrial complex of the world for manufacturing synthetic gasoline and rubber for the conquest of Europe. On March 1, 1941, the Reichsführer of the SS, Heinrich Himmler, inspected the construction site. On April 14, 1941, in Ludwigshafen, Otto Armbrust, the IG Farben board member responsible for the Auschwitz project, stated to his IG Farben board colleagues, "our new friendship with the SS is a blessing.
We have determined all measures integrating the concentration camps to benefit our company." The pharmaceutical departments of the IG Farben cartel used the victims of the concentration camps in their own way: thousands of them died during human experiments such as the testing of new and unknown vaccines. There was no retirement plan for the prisoners of the IG Auschwitz. Those who were too weak or too sick to work were selected at the main gate of the IG Auschwitz factory and sent to the gas chambers. Even the chemical gas Zyclon-B used for the annihilation of millions of people was derived from the drawing boards and factories of the IG Farben.
The Nuremberg War Criminal Tribunal convicted 24 IG Farben board members and executives on the basis of mass murder, slavery and other crimes against humanity. Amazingly however, by 1951 all of them had already been released, continuing to consult with German corporations. The Nuremberg Tribunal dissolved the IG Farben into Bayer, Hoechst, and BASF. Today each of the three daughters of the IG Farben is 20 times as big as the IG Farben mother was at its height in 1944, the last year of the Second World War. More importantly, for almost three decades after the Second World War, BASF, Bayer and Hoechst each filled its highest position, chairman of the board, with former members of the Nazi, NSDAP:
Carl Wurster, chairman of the board of BASF until 1974, during the war was on the board of the manufacturers of the Zyclon-B gas Carl Winnacker, chairman of the board of Hoechst until the late 70's, was a member of the Sturm Abteilung (SA) and was a member of the board of the IG Farben Curt Hansen, chairman of the board of Bayer until the late 70's, was co-organizer of the conquest of Europe in the department of "acquisition of raw materials."
Under this leadership the IG Farben daughters, BASF, Bayer, and Hoechst, continued to support politicians representing their interests. During the 50's and 60's they invested in the political career of a young representative from a suburb of the BASF town of Ludwigshafen, his name: Helmut Kohl. From 1957 to 1967 the young Helmut Kohl was a paid lobbyist of the "Verband Chemischen Industrie," the central lobby organization of the German pharmaceutical and chemical cartel.
Thus, the German chemical and pharmaceutical industry built up one of their own as a political representative, leaving the German poeple only with the choice of final approval. The result is well known: Helmut Kohl has been chancellor of Germany for 16 years and the German pharmaceutical and chemical industry became the leading export country in the world for chemical products with subsidiaries in over 150 countries, more than the IG Farben ever had.
Germany is the only country in the entire world in which a former paid lobbyist for the chemical and pharmaceutical cartel is head of the government. In summary, the support of German politics for the global expansion plans of the German pharmaceutical and chemical companies has a 100 year old tradition. It is with this background that we understand the support of Bonn for the unethical plans of the Codex Commission. The U.S. lead prosecutor in the Nuremberg War Criminal Tribunal against the IG Farben anticipated this development when he said, "these IG Farben criminals, not the lunatic Nazi fanatics, are the main war criminals. If the guilt of these criminals is not brought to daylight and if they are not punished, they will represent a much greater threat to the future peace of the world than Hitler if he were still alive."
Learning From the Past Twice in this century, indescribable worldwide grief originated from German soil. If the pharma-cartel prevails with the help of German politicians, the now possible eradication of heart disease will be prevented, and in the next generation alone, over half a billion people will die unnecessarily from heart attacks.
Twice in this century the people in Germany have kept their mouths shut until it was too late. This cannot happen a third time. We, the people of Germany, now have a chance to prove to the entire world that we have learned from history. The next meeting of the Codex Commission will take place in Bonn in the autumn of 1998. What can we do? We will step on the toes of our political representatives until the German government prohibits any future participation in the Codex Commission by political or corporate representatives. Those political representatives who do not listen to us we will vote out of office next year. It's that easy! We don't forget: we are the people.
Concerning Chancellor Kohl he will receive a letter with today's date in which he will be asked to immediately stop any further support of the Codex Commission by the German government. If he does not comply with this request within four weeks, I will publicly demand that he be impeached for breaking his oath of office to prevent any harm to the German people. ...hide content
The Pharma-Cartel Deliberately Obstructs the Eradication of DiseasesThe Pharma-Cartel Deliberately Obstructs the Eradication of Diseases
As far as the pharmaceutical industry is concerned, it continues to control our society. Pharmaceutical interests control medical research, and have brought entire health professions in their direct dependency. To maintain and secure their position of power, the pharmaceutical companies manipulate legislation and the media. In large-scale advertising campaigns in Der Spiegel, Focus, and other large media, the pharmaceutical PR and propaganda department creates a smoke screen concealing the true interests of pharmaceutical industry. The pharmaceutical companies try to portray themselves in the light of Louis Pasteur, Robert Koch and other pioneers in medicine. They claim to be interested in the eradication of diseases in order to serve humanity.
The truth, however, is the exact opposite: the pharmaceutical industry is interested in keeping diseases alive as a basis for an expanding pharmaceutical drug market. The goals of the Codex Cartel deliberately obstruct the eradication of diseases. Thus, the pharmaceutical industry acts not in the tradition of savior of humanity, but in the tradition of the IG Farben, a group of organized criminals willing to sacrifice countless human lives in order to maintain their profits. In some advertisements the pharmaceutical industry claims that the eradication of infectious disease is their intended agenda. However, the fact is that the most important causes of infectious diseases, as well as penicillin and other remedies, were discovered at publicly financed universities.
The only credit the pharmaceutical industry deserves is that they immediately tried to use these discoveries for their own profit. Millions of people and taxpayers were defrauded twice: they paid for the research at public universities, but they did not get the benefits from their investments. On top of that, they had to pay for the drugs developed with public funds but marketed by pharmaceutical companies. In other deceptive PR campaigns, the pharmaceutical companies claim that with their help, life expectancy has doubled throughout this century.
However, the fact is that every medical textbook documents that this progress is the result of better hygiene and has nothing to do with antibiotics and other pharmaceutical drugs. What a lie, considering the fact that the pharmaceutical cartel is trying to ban health information for vitamins, fully aware that by doing so they shorten the life span of millions of people by decades. A further deception of the public is the campaign for cholesterol-lowering drugs. Millions of hibernating animals have cholesterol levels of 400 mg to 600 mg per deciliter, yet they don't get heart attacks because they stabilize their artery walls with sufficient vitamins produced in their own bodies, and taken up in the diet.
The connection between cholesterol and heart disease obviously is another illusion maintained by the manufacturers of cholesterol-lowering drugs. The only thing we know for sure about cholesterol-lowering drugs is that all of them can cause cancer. In January, 1996, the Journal of the American Medical Association alerted the medical community and the general public that cholesterol-lowering drugs have caused cancer in dosages close to those currently swallowed by millions of people worldwide. The pharmaceutical companies are not impressed by these facts. In large-scale TV spots and advertising campaigns they continue to sell these cancer time bombs like lollipops and chewing gum. The great German poet, Johann Wolfgang Goethe, may have had large scale public deceptions in mind when he wrote in his Faustus: "If I hear that, I feel as dull as if a millstone were turning in my head."
On June 23, 1997, Fortune magazine, one of the major Wall Street weeklies, carried an article about the health care system. It contains an interview with an investment consultant for pharmaceutical companies, "everyone loses if eradication therapy catches on." With "everyone" he, of course, does not mean you or millions of patients, this consultant simply stated what everyone on Wall Street knows: the research and therapeutic decisions within the pharmaceutical companies are guided by the financial interests of the shareholders. The following picture shows that the profits of the pharmaceutical companies during the past 25 years were on average 500% percent above the average of all industry branches. In other words the business with ongoing diseases is the most lucrative business in the world, and millions of people pay the bill, directly and indirectly. Exploding health care costs, paid for by the people and the patients, are nothing but the insatiable greed of pharmaceutical companies. ...hide content
What Can We Do?What Can We Do?
These facts underscore the necessity for an entirely new structure of the health care system. Every day that we allow these unscrupulous practices to continue thousands of people will pay with their lives. What can we do?
In the United States the attorneys general of 34 states sued cigarette manufacturers in order to recover the health care costs caused by cigarette smoking. The cigarette giants started to shake in their boots, and they face an ultimate fine of over $400 billion dollars to make up for damages caused by their product. Of course, they knew all along about the crimes they had committed. If I am not mistaken, the damage caused by pharmaceutical corporations to millions of patients and to the public sector of essentially every country in the world, exceeds the damage done by tobacco by an order of magnitude.
The most important step to change things is that we are not only willing to denounce abuses, but we are taking part in constructing a new health care ourselves. Once we have liberated ourselves from the yoke of the pharmaceutical cartel, the prospects for improvement of human health are breathtaking. Within the next few generations, most common diseases can be controlled, and the average life expectancy can increase by ten years or more. Growing older in full physical health will be the rule, not the exception. I have asked myself whether there has ever been a parallel situation in human history when the people had to liberate themselves from such an ever present suffocating grip by a small but powerful interest group. Here is this historic parallel. ...hide content
Liberation From Antiquated RulesLiberation From Antiquated Rules
Imagine that you live somewhere in Europe 500 years ago. Eighty percent of the people are farmers living in the poorest conditions imaginable. You cannot read or write, and every other one of your children dies before their fifth year from preventable childhood diseases. Tributes to the earthly dukes and magnates have already left you penniless. Now, the Roman Church comes along, the only church in Europe at that time, and declares to millions of believers that the key to going to heaven is through Rome. If you do not pay, says Rome, your soul will go to purgatory or immediately to hell.
Billions of thaler, the currency of the time, were thus extorted by the Roman church from their faithful believers, in the form of indulgence payments. The extorted indulgence money, of course, was used for rather worldly projects, for example, for the reconstruction and gold ornamentation of the St. Peter Cathedral in Rome. To secure the constant flow of money the indulgence sellers regularly visited the villages and towns of medieval Europe. Their sales pitch sounded like this: “Only if the thaler is clinking in the chest, the soul will spring out of purgatory." Here you are, and you don't know whether you should use your last pennies to feed your children or to buy entrance to heaven for your own soul. But then, it happened -- on October 31, 1517, a young monk nailed 35 theses to the castle church of Wittenberg. Martin Luther's message was simple and clear: neither the church in Rome nor anybody else can sell the key to heaven because the key to heaven is within yourself.
This simple message released a windstorm of spiritual liberation. Suddenly millions of people realized that they had been humbugged and cheated for decades, and served only one purpose: the boundless enrichment of Rome. The storm of liberation was so powerful that the existing systems of the world came tumbling down. In April, 1521, only four years later, Luther was called in front of the emperor's Diet in the city of Worms. In the presence of Emperor Charles V and the pontifical legates, he was pressured to recant in order to stabilize the antiquated order of things. Luther did not recant. This day in Worms is considered the single most important day in this millennium, because, like no other, it influenced the further development of this millennium. The liberation of the human mind from a century-old yoke of spiritual slavery had become irreversible.
Millions of illiterate farmers started to learn to read and write with the help of the German translation of the Bible. During the course of the 16th century the illiteracy rate in Europe dropped from 80% to 20%. Commerce and trade began to blossom because people now could write. Ulrich von Hutten, a contemporary of Luther, described the incredible feeling of liberation with the words, "What a joy it is to live." The medieval times had ended once and for all and the liberation of the human spirit and intellect released resources in all sectors of society and made Europe the most influential continent on Planet Earth.
Today, 500 years later, we find ourselves in a similar dependency. This time it is not the dependency of the mind and the intellect, but the dependency of the body and our health. Just as 500 years ago, millions of people have been deprived of their last money for an illusion: health through the pharmaceutical industry. It is high time that this illusion is ended. Thus, as it was 500 years ago, the message today is simple. Nobody else owns the key to your health. The liberation of mankind towards health will liberate similar resources in all sectors of society, like the intellectual liberation 500 years ago. We cannot wait another day. Today, here in Chemnitz we hammer the thesis of liberation for human health to the walls, but this is more than a thesis. The results of the clinical studies have already confirmed this thesis. Therefore, we present here today the Chemnitz Program, which will become the foundation of a new health care on a worldwide scale.
1. We, the people of the world, realize that at the end of the 20th century we have hardly any understanding about the causes of health and disease of our own body. This physical illiteracy is deliberate and millions of people are kept in physical and financial dependency from interest groups which make money from diseases, particularly the pharmaceutical industry.
2. The very nature of the pharmaceutical industry is to make money from ongoing diseases - not the prevention of diseases or their eradication. The pharmaceutical industry has a direct financial interest in making sure that diseases continue as the basis for a growing pharmaceutical market. This is the reason, why pharmaceutical drugs are designed to alleviate symptoms, but not to treat the causes of the disease.
3. Those diseases that are widespread are the most profitable for the pharmaceutical companies. The pharmaceutical industry itself has become the main obstacle why no medical breakthrough towards the control of cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, heart failure, cancer, osteoporosis, and other common diseases has been made. All these diseases continue to expand on a worldwide scale.
4. The business with disease is one of the most profitable of all businesses. Over the past three decades the average share prices and profits of the pharmaceutical industry rose over five times higher than the average of all other industries. These profits of the pharmaceutical industry are the main reason for the exploding health care costs. The economies of all industrial nations of the world are held hostage by the pharmaceutical industry
5. We, the people of the world, are harmed twice: For one, we have to pay for the exploding health care costs, for the other, we do not receive any value for our money in the form of better health and the control of diseases.
6. Against the declared opposition of the pharmaceutical industry, a medical breakthrough has now been achieved that will lead to the eradication of cardiovascular diseases. Heart attacks and strokes are not diseases but the consequence of vitamin deficiency - and therefore preventable.
7. Now that mankind has the unique opportunity to liberate itself from the threat of cardiovascular death, the pharmaceutical companies have formed an international cartel in order to protect their billion dollar market of artificial cardiovascular drugs. These actions of the pharmaceutical industry cartel deliberately continue the cardiovascular epidemic and cause the unnecessary death of millions of people.
8. With this action the pharmaceutical companies reveal their true face and the nature of their business to everyone. We, the people of the world are no longer willing to remain under the yoke of these unethical interests.
9. We declare the pharmaceutical industry, the business mission of which is to guarantee the continuation of diseases, as unethical and incompatible with all fundamental human rights. We demand immediate legal actions to terminate any such business.
10. Deliberate prolongation of diseases and obstruction of their eradication causes the death of millions of people. Because of the magnitude of these crimes they have to be punished with the maximum sentence possible under existing laws. National laws have to be amended immediately to punish these crimes appropriately. International courts have to prosecute these acts as crimes against humanity.
11. Existing pharmaceutical companies will be subjected to a thorough investigation in the extent to which they have caused or participated in the deliberate prolongation of diseases. Once convicted of these crimes, the assets of these companies have to be seized to pay for the damages to millions of people affected and to the health care service.
12. Politicians and other accomplices who are found guilty of assisting these crimes or protecting them will be held responsible in court.
13. Laws obstructing free access and unrestricted use of vitamins and other natural therapies only serve to keep unnecessary pharmaceutical drugs on the market. These laws have to be declared null and void immediately.
14. Above all, this Program defines the foundation of a new health care system. As a first step, the protection and optimization of human health will be declared a fundamental and non-tradable human right for this generation and all future generations.
15. The most important goal of this new health care system is the prevention of diseases and their eradication. Vitamin research and Cellular Medicine are an essential scientific basis for an effective, safe and affordable health care system.
16. We, the people of the world, declare that we will construct this new health care system ourselves and that we are the corner stones of this new health care system.
17. The foundation of this new health care system is a comprehensive program of health information and health education for everyone, young and old. In every town new information and consulting centers will be created. These centers allow interested lay people and health professionals alike to start building this new health care system without delay.
18. In order to meet the needs of a community-oriented primary health care network, the training of existing health professions will be expanded and new health professions will be created.
19. Health education becomes part of every step of education from kindergarten through high school and college. Further education of the public at large will be prompted at every level and by all means available. ...hide content