• Reassessment of Vitamin C Therapy and Cancer

    Posted April 8, 2016: by Bill Sardi

    A modern reanalysis reveals there are ways to optimize vitamin C therapy and significantly prolong the lives of cancer patients.

    In 1978 Dr. Ewan Cameron and Nobel Laureate Linus Pauling published a study that reported long-term survival of cancer patients who had undergone intravenous + oral mega-dose (10,000 milligrams) vitamin C therapy. Vitamin C-treated cancer patients lived 20 times longer than a control group. While most patients succumbed to their cancer, intravenous vitamin C therapy outperformed conventional cancer therapy. By comparison, 0.4% of cancer patients who did not undergo vitamin C therapy survived 1-year versus 22% who had undergone intravenous vitamin C therapy. [Proceedings National Academy Science 1978]

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    Posted March 7, 2016: by Bill Sardi

    Labeled as “health fanatics” and “vitamin whackos,” the users of mega-dose vitamin C pills are about to be vindicated. No more hiding their vitamin C pills from their doctors. No more condescending glances from their friends when they say they are taking a few grams of vitamin C every day. According to newly revealed science, the belittled mega-dose vitamin C users may be purchasing the cheapest and most effective health insurance one can buy.

    The prevalent belief is that vitamin C is an essential nutrient but excessive amounts consumed from mega-dose vitamin pills produce expensive urine since excesses are excreted. This flawed idea emanates from studies conducted by researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 1996. [Proceedings Natl. Academy Science 93:14344-8, 1996] Ever since then physicians, pharmacists, dietitians and other health practitioners have echoed the same mistaken chorus — you’re wasting your money by taking mega-dose vitamin C pills.

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  • Sixty Good Reasons Why You Should Be Taking Vitamin C Supplements

    Posted April 27, 2015: by Bill Sardi

  • If You Love Your Bacon You Had Better Reach For Some Vitamin C

    Posted July 22, 2014: by Bill Sardi

    This report doesn’t cover new ground, just an old but forgotten topic.

    A recent 15-year study of 74,645 men and women in Sweden reveals that consumption of red meat was associated with shorter survival (-2 years) compared to adults who were not red meat eaters.  In the breakdown of the data red meat was only associated with reduced survival when processed red meat was consumed!  [American Journal Clinical Nutrition July 16, 2014]

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  • Are Vitamin C Pills Worth Taking? Don’t Ask Your Doctor!

    Posted July 13, 2014: by Bill Sardi

    According to one self-proclaimed authority, vitamin C therapy is nothing but health quackery.  [Quackwatch.com] WebMD advises physicians that supplemental vitamin C is only marginally able to reduce symptoms and duration of the common cold.  But the primary study referred to employed just 200 milligrams of vitamin C, barely enough to marginally raise blood levels of this essential vitamin.  [WebMD June 20, 2012]

    None of this negative science discouraged laboratory researchers in China however.  They inoculated mice with influenza virus and then injected 3 milligrams of vitamin C per gram of body weight.  (Laboratory rats weigh about 300-500 grams.) [University of Wisconsin]  So these animals were injected with 900-1500 mg vitamin C.

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  • Vitamin C: Myths And Reality Outside The Research Laboratory

    Posted March 23, 2014: by Bill Sardi

    If a news reporter asks the vitamin C experts at the Linus Pauling Institute today about how much vitamin C is needed to maintain health they are going to answer with the same nonsense that has polluted the minds of millions over the past 3-4 decades – only 200 milligrams a day and forget vitamin C pills, fruits and vegetables will do.

    As one reads the latest discourse from the experts (“Myths, Artifacts, And Flaws: Identifying Limitation And Opportunities In Vitamin C Research,” Nutrients Volume 5, page 5161, 2013), who certainly must know more than the rest of us, after careful examination one begins to wonder if they live in the real world or just their world filled with test tubes and lab rats where they can create their own reality.

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  • According To A Recent Study, You Are At A 30 in 100, or less than 1 in 100, Increased Risk Of Developing Prostate Cancer If You Take High-Dose Vitamin C Pills. Which One Is It?

    Posted October 20, 2013: by Bill Sardi

    The headline above considers both the real world risk for prostate cancer in hard numbers versus the relative risk.  The difference in mortality risk is 40-fold.   Which one is it?

    Steve Hickey, PhD, of Manchester, England, in his book entitled TARNISHED GOLD, co-authored with Hilary Roberts PhD, explains how researchers use overly large studies to find meaningless differences in health risks among human populations over a long period of time, differences that simply aren’t instructional to individuals.

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  • Immune-Boosting Vitamin Cure From Japan Goes Online

    Posted July 24, 2013: by Bill Sardi

    The Saisei Mirai Clinics in Kobe, Japan have taken their “cancer cure” online and graphically describe how it works, including published studies for the more scientific investigator.  A key part of the therapy is injection of Gc-macrophage activating factor (Gc-MAF) which is gleaned from blood samples of healthy adults.  Gc-MAF instructs white blood cells called macrophages to destroy cancerous cells as well as other foreign invaders like viruses.

    The Saisei Mirai Clinics report they have successfully treated 345 consecutive patients with terminal metastatic (spreading) cancer.  Some cases are reported at the website.  They include the case of a 62-year old woman who was diagnosed with uterine cancer with spreading to the lymph nodes in 2011 and had undergone two prior chemotherapy sessions.  After a battery of treatments to boost her own immune system, she achieved complete remission from cancer in 2013 (no tumor visible on CAT scan and normal tumor markers).

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  • Vitamin C In The Emergency Department: Nose Bleeds

    Posted June 17, 2013: by Bill Sardi

    A published report explains the case of a 10-year old boy presented to the emergency department of a hospital in Philadelphia with a six-month history of bloody nose (epistaxis).

    The child also exhibited bleeding gums and red eyes (subconjunctival hemorrhages). The child was not taking any medications.

    The child was diagnosed with hepatitis (liver inflammation) and started on steroid drugs to relieve symptoms.  Elevated liver enzymes declined.  Not at any point in the 7-page report on this patient was scurvy suggested, even though the patient exhibited overt signs of vitamin C deficiency (gums, eyes).  Steroids deplete vitamin C and represent inappropriate medication.

    A common reason for misdiagnosis of bloody nose is the lack of recognition that aspirin depletes vitamin C which then weakens blood capillaries which results in hemorrhage.

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  • What The News Media Isn’t Telling You About Vitamin C

    Posted May 22, 2013: by Bill Sardi

    One would think the news media with its army of biology-trained medical reporters would serve as a watchdog for breakthroughs that could dramatically improve the health of Americans who face challenging health problems.  But today the news media appears to be almost totally bought off by commercial interests.  The public hears about every newly approved FDA drug, but little about remarkable natural remedies that often work when existing medicines fail, remedies that are also likely to lower the cost of care significantly.

    While in recent months there has been an upsurge in published studies that demonstrate successful use of vitamin C for a wide range of medical applications, it is not likely the public has heard of even one of them.

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