Gustav Ringhofer, Heart Patient from Austria
This speech was given at the demonstration on November 26, 2001 outside
the BgVV (Federal Consumer Health Protection Agency) building at Diedersdorfer
Weg 1 in Berlin-Marienfelde.
Well, good morning. You'll hear from my accent that I'm
from abroad. I come from Graz. I want to say a few quick words about my
Last year in April I suffered a severe posterior myocardial
infarction. Conventional medicine told me, or rather didn't tell me but
ordered me in an almost military tone of voice to have a quadruple bypass,
both leg arteries new, both carotid arteries new. And I quite simply refused
to spend the rest of my life going round as a spare parts repository for
garden hoses! My consultant told me that if I didn't have these operations
- and as I said that was in April last year - my life expectancy would
be three months.
That makes me all the more pleased to be able to be here today to tell
you what saved me from these operations and - I feel this is right, not
that I know - that I will almost certainly not end up in hospital because
of a heart attack, stroke or similar. And I have Dr. Matthias Rath to
thank for that.
I do know one thing: if these people today (Codex Alimentarius) force
through their resolutions, then I will probably become the biggest lawbreaker
in Austria with three court cases a week. I don't give a damn. I will
... spread this message far and wide and if I end up in prison, then I'll
also find people to listen to me there.
So thank you all for listening to me. I wish you all the best and the
best of health. And the truth is on our side and it will not allow anything
to stand in its way. Ciao. Goodbye.