The Health Library represents an innovative online source of science-based natural health information
In the early 1990s, Dr. Matthias Rath published several groundbreaking scientific discoveries together with two-time Noble Laureate Dr. Linus Pauling. His findings provided an entirely new understanding of the nature of cardiovascular disease, the underlying condition for the world’s number one killers, heart attacks, and strokes. (Details here).
Explosion of research in the health benefits of vitamins and other micronutrients
The publication of these discoveries triggered a series of global events that culminated in an explosion of research in the health benefits of vitamins and other micronutrients and made science-based natural health one of the fastest-growing fields of medical research globally. (Details here). Moreover, this explosion of knowledge in the field of micronutrient research resulted in a vastly increased production and consumption of these bioactive molecules on a global scale.
Now, 30 years later, the consequences of this historical process are evident. The most visible result was an unprecedented reduction in the death rate from heart attacks and strokes, cutting these killer diseases in many countries by more than 50% over the relatively short period of three decades. (Details here).
Increased knowledge about micronutrients
A significantly increased knowledge about micronutrients is at the center of this improvement of global human health. This fact has to be fully understood by health professionals, political decision-makers, and the public.
Build prevention-oriented health care
This progress in cardiovascular disease can now be extended to other common health problems to reduce the burden of human diseases, including diabetes, cancer, and many infectious diseases. Based on this growing knowledge, millions of people worldwide can actively participate in reducing todays’ most common diseases and help build prevention-oriented health care.
This online library aims to accelerate the reduction of human diseases for this generation and all generations to come.
A scientific breakthrough that has significantly reduced the death rate from cardiovascular diseases during this generation – saving millions of lives each year.
- From 1990 to 1992, Dr. Matthias Rath and Nobel Laureate Dr. Linus Pauling published several landmark articles about their groundbreaking scientific discovery that cardiovascular disease is essentially the consequence of a long-term deficiency in vitamin C and other essential micronutrients. These discoveries triggered an explosion of global research on the health benefits of vitamins.
- The rapidly increasing knowledge about the health benefits of micronutrients in preventing cardiovascular and other diseases led to an increased micronutrient production and supply to the world. The global annual production of vitamin C, for example, has since increased by more than 20-fold.
- In a striking parallel to this dramatically increased micronutrient supply to the population, the death rate from heart attacks and strokes decreased significantly in most countries of the world, including the US (figure 4).
Note: The vertical lines in each graph mark the years 1990-92 when the discovery of micronutrient deficiency as a primary risk factor for cardiovascular disease was first published.