About the Authors


Matthias Rath, M.D.

Dr. Matthias Rath is an internationally renowned scientist, physician and health advocate. His scientific discoveries in the areas of heart disease, cancer and other diseases are reshaping medicine. He was privileged to discover the principal mechanism of cancer control by specific micronutrients. For his exposure of the pharmaceutical investment ‘business with disease’ as the biggest obstacle to the prevention and elimination of diseases, he has become the focus of attacks by the global drug cartel lobby.

He is the founder of Cellular Medicine, the groundbreaking new health concept that identifies nutritional deficiencies at the cellular level as the root cause of many chronic diseases.

Dr. Rath was a close research associate and personal friend of the late Nobel Laureate Dr. Linus Pauling. Shortly before his death in 1994, Dr. Pauling stated that Dr. Rath’s discoveries would later be seen among the most important of the 20th century.

At that time, Dr. Rath and Dr. Pauling contacted pharmaceutical companies in order to make sure that these discoveries were being implemented globally in order to save as many human lives as possible. Negotiations took place with executives of Hoffman LaRoche, the world’s largest manufacturer of vitamin C and other global pharmaceutical manufacturers as well as with others. While acknowledging the research, all manufacturers contacted refused to support implementation of the discoveries for fear of competition with their in-house patented drugs.

In order to finance the scientific confirmation of these discoveries Dr. Rath decided to start his own research institute in concert with his long-time colleague, Dr. Aleksandra Niedzwiecki. The Dr. Rath Research Institute in Santa Clara is financed today exclusively by people who have benefited from the research conducted and the natural health programs developed at the institute. Over the past decade the Dr. Rath Research Institute has become the leading institution of its kind in the world.

In order to distinguish himself from the profit-driven pharmaceutical investment business with diseases, Dr. Rath assigned all shares of his companies to a non-profit foundation. The revenues of the Dr. Rath Foundation are being used to support research and education in natural health and related humanitarian efforts.

After having been attacked for more than a decade from the stakeholders of pharmaceutical medicine, media and politics, his achievements are now being internationally recognized. Dr. Rath is a member of the New York Academy of Sciences, the American Heart Association and other professional scientific organizations and he has recently been invited to serve as reviewer for several international scientific journals.

Throughout his struggle against special interests, Dr. Rath and his team was supported by patients and the public who early on had recognized the significance of his discoveries for their health. His popular health books “Why Animals Don’t Get Heart Attacks” and “Cancer” have sold millions of copies in all major languages.

Aleksandra Niedzwiecki, Ph.D.

Dr. Aleksandra Niedzwiecki is the head of the Dr. Rath Research Institute and has been coordinating the scientific research confirming this breakthrough in human health. She has been instrumental in the development and growth of Cellular Medicine research. She is a leading biomedical researcher in the development of nutritional approaches in various aspects of health and disease.

Dr. Niedzwiecki has a doctorate degree in biochemistry from the University of Warsaw, Poland, where she started her research and academic career. Her wide scientific interests have been pursued at the world’s leading universities, such as the Rockefeller University in New York (research conducted with the Nobel Laureate G. M. Edelman) and the University of Toronto in Canada. Dr. Niedzwiecki’s areas of scientific expertise include molecular aspects of aging, cellular metabolism, nutrition, cardiovascular disease, cancer and others.

She is the former Head of Cardiovascular Research at the Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine in California. Her work with the laureate of two Nobel Prizes, the late Dr. Linus Pauling, provided significant reinforcement to Dr. Rath’s groundbreaking approach to heart disease.

During her scientific career, Dr. Niedzwiecki has been inspired by Dr. Rath’s scientific ideas, which were instrumental in shifting her research focus to the field of micronutrients and cardiovascular disease. She has been working with Dr Rath for about 15 years in developing and implementing various research projects and ideas. Currently she is working in the capacity of the CEO and Director of Research at the Dr. Rath Research Institute in California.

Throughout her career, Dr. Niedzwiecki has won numerous awards and research grants for her research into the biochemical link between disease and nutrients. She has over 90 original research contributions published in prestigious professional journals, including the Journal of Biological Chemistry, Arteriosclerosis, and Molecular Cell Biology, as book chapters and other scientific and popular research publications. Together with Dr. Rath she has been deeply involved in natural health education efforts worldwide. She has conducted numerous scientific and public presentations in the US, Germany, Holland, Poland, Greece, South Africa and other countries and has published numerous monographs, and articles about various aspects of health.

She is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition and the member of the American Heart Association, American Medical Women’s Association, Council on Arteriosclerosis, the American Society for Cell Biology and the American Academy for the Advancement of Science.

Dr. Niedzwiecki’s leadership and insights at the Dr. Rath Research Institute are helping to propel the research breakthroughs in the area of Cellular Medicine.

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