• Why Animals Age: They Produce Less Vitamin C. Same for humans?

    Posted August 19, 2012: by Bill Sardi

    Due to an inherited gene mutation, humans lost their ability to internally produce vitamin C many generation ago and are totally dependent upon dietary or supplemental sources of vitamin C to avert scurvy, a state of frank vitamin C deficiency that produces symptoms of hemorrhage (eyes, skin, kidneys, etc.), fatigue, irritability, weak bones, poor immunity, etc.

    On the other hand, most animals produce their own vitamin C internally, either in the liver or kidneys via an enzyme called gulonolactone oxidase that converts blood sugar to vitamin C (ascorbate).  Only fruit bats, guinea pigs and primate monkeys do not synthesize vitamin C naturally and are in the same predicament as humans.

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  • Isn’t Aspirin-Induced Asthma The Result Of A Drug-Induced Vitamin C Deficiency?

    Posted June 26, 2012: by Bill Sardi

    Modern medicine plods along, with blinders on in regard to nutritional medicine, feeling its way in the dark and never really investigating the origins of disease in the light of vitamin and mineral shortages.

    Aspirin-induced asthma is one such example.  Aspirin-induced asthma is a severe inflammatory disease, which affects patients after ingestion of aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (ibuprofen).  And it can have deadly consequences if you experience a closure of your breathing pipes.  Modern medicine says it has no clue why aspirin can provoke a sudden and severe invasion of white blood cells (eosinophils) that block the upper and lower airways.  Despite treatment, that someone should die of sudden asthmatic closure of their wind pipes is appalling in this era of modern medicine.

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  • British Paper Re-Issues Ten-Year Old Factitious Story As News That Too Much Vitamin C Damages DNA

    Posted August 22, 2011: by Bill Sardi

    To the editor
    Editor: Paul Dacre

    From: Bill Sardi, Knowledge of Health, Inc. San Dimas, Ca. USA

    I am writing to complain about an apparent false story released in your publication 3 days ago, according to Google’s log. The report refers to a study that is a decade old. It was reported in Science Magazine in June 15, 2001 and fully rebutted in that same publication on September 14 of that same year. The report, entitled “Vitamin C Cancer Fear” is a total falsehood as it has recently been confirmed that mega-dose vitamin C, given intravenously, is totally non-toxic, transiently creates hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) that selectively kills cancer cells and does not harm healthy cells, and then converts to harmless non-toxic H2O (water). The University of Pennsylvania study was conducted in a lab dish while doses of vitamin C up to 10,000 milligrams had already been tested in humans and found to be non-toxic to DNA. Why has the DAILY MAIL chosen to re-publish a story that is not news and that has been thoroughly dismissed as junk science a decade ago? (See referenced story, referenced reports below)

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  • Researchers Achieve Cancer-Killing Effect With Oral-Dose Vitamin C

    Posted January 15, 2010: by Bill Sardi

    In an overlooked study first published in 2008, for the first time, using a special liposomal form of oral-dose vitamin C, researchers in Britain demonstrated it is possible to achieve cancer-killing blood concentrations of this vitamin without undesirable side effects.

    Heretofore, National Institutes of Health Researchers claimed the maximal concentration of vitamin C that can be achieved following oral intake is not sufficient to produce a cancer-killing effect. Now British researchers demonstrate they were able to achieve blood concentrations of vitamin C that were twice what was incorrectly reported to be maximal, and in the range of what is known to be selectively toxic to tumor cells, yet not harmful to healthy cells.

    Studies with various forms of cancer show a 30%-to-50% cancer cell-killing effect at the same blood concentration of vitamin C achieved in this study. For comparison, anti-cancer drugs are approved by the FDA if they achieve 50% tumor shrinkage.

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  • Did 1918 Spanish Flu Deaths Result From Aspirin-Induced Scurvy (Vitamin C Deficiency)?

    Posted October 12, 2009: by Bill Sardi

    The Daytona Beach News Journal cites the death of a 15-year-old New Smyrna Beach high school student, a confirmed swine-flu victim. The report says: “This student struggled with medical conditions his entire life. He was at higher risk for medical complications.” [Daytona Beach News Journal, October 8, 2009]

    A Texas 8th-grader was diagnosed with the flu on Wednesday at the doctor’s office and denied the anti-viral drug Tamiflu because she wasn’t “high risk.” Her mother was advised to continue monitoring her daughter whose condition worsened with “crackling sounds in her lungs.” She was finally hospitalized on Saturday. This otherwise healthy child succumbed to the flu by Sunday morning. [WFAA-TV 11 news Sept 30, 2009]

    The CDC also just released a report showing a striking mortality rate among pregnant women. Among 100 pregnant women hospitalized due to influenza infection, 28 died. This is an unprecedented 28% mortality rate! [Washington Post October 2, 2009] There is no way to confirm this alarming report since it is not cited in a published report that can be examined. A CDC transcript only says “28 pregnant women have died.” (Scare tactic by the CDC?) A published report does show 6 of 45 pregnant women infected with the pandemic H1N1 virus infection died during the period from April 15 to June 16, 2009. [Lancet 374; 451—57, 2009] However, no data is provided that vaccination prevented the women who survived from a fatal consequence.

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  • Vitamin C Deficiency Still Prevalent In US Population

    Posted August 15, 2009: by Bill Sardi

    Few Americans Achieve Optimal Vitamin C Levels Despite Food Fortification and Programs Aimed At Increasing Fruit And Vegetable Intake

    The latest data on the status of vitamin C deficiency in the US population has just been published, and while it shows a significant reduction in the percentage of Americans who are truly deficient, particularly among low-income and ethnic groups, still ~7% of the US population exhibit signs of overt deficiency (called scurvy), an embarrassing fact for a country that has abundant food supply, fortifies foods and takes vitamin supplements.

    Strikingly, the study found that a significantly lower percentage of African and Hispanic Americans exhibit vitamin C deficiency compared to White Americans.

    The most arresting fact is that the spectrum of vitamin C deficiency/adequacy appears to follow along the same lines as the rates of disease and mortality in the population. Smokers and low-income groups who typically exhibit low blood serum concentrations of vitamin C also have the highest rates of disease and mortality.

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  • Call For Zinc-Based Multivitamin To Reverse Immune Ageing Clock

    Posted November 1, 2018: by Bill Sardi

    A newly published report published in the journal Biogerontology calls zinc therapy to quell the age-related decline in the immune system.

    As people age and grow old so does their immune system, making them prone to life-threatening infections from microbes that would have normally have been intercepted in young adulthood by memory T-cells that in turn produce antibodies that result in life-long immunity.

    Zinc plays a key role in priming the human immune system throughout life.  Far too many Americans living in a well-fed country are zinc deficient.

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  • Coronary Artery Disease: The Overlooked Vitamin

    Posted October 26, 2018: by Bill Sardi

    Quick, all you savvy readers who know about vitamins, without any further investigation, which antioxidant vitamin listed below is NOT known to exert therapeutic benefits for coronary artery disease?

    1. Vitamin A
    2. Vitamin E
    3. Vitamin C
    4. Vitamin D
    5. Vitamin K

    There is no trick to the above question. It is well documented that vitamins E, C, D and K may be beneficial in preventing and treating coronary artery disease. Most astute followers of vitamin therapy would likely say vitamin A shouldn’t even be on the list.

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  • It’s Time To Substitute Methyl Folate Instead Of Folic Acid In Multivitamins.

    Posted May 20, 2018: by Bill Sardi

    Main points

    • Folic acid (vitamin B9) is now being supplied in fortified food and supplements, in sufficient doses to overwhelm the slow gut and liver metabolism of this B vitamin to produce un-metabolized folic acid.
    • Un-metabolized folic acid can also result from a gene mutation that affects 30-50% of humanity.
    • Un-metabolized folic acid has been linked with number of health problems, the most prominent being an undesirable rise in homocysteine levels. Un-metabolized folic acid is linked with mental disorders, miscarriages, strokes, migraine headaches, even a compromised immune system.
    • Folic acid food fortification to prevent birth defects among offspring of fertile women may result in disease substitution rather than disease prevention.
    • Methyl folate is the predominant form of vitamin B9 in the blood circulation and dietary supplements that provide methyl folate instead of folic acid would be less problematic and more appropriate for use by the masses.
    • The stakes are high. While researchers sort out all the data, based upon the best available science, it is best for multivitamins to substitute methyl folate in place of folic acid.

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  • Needless Hysterectomies Still Prevail While Vitamin Therapy Is Ignored

    Posted March 1, 2018: by Bill Sardi

    Unnecessary hysterectomies are in decline but still 1 in 5 women who undergo the procedure may not need this operation.

    Putting young women on birth control pills which depletes folic acid that then induces breaks in DNA in the uterine lining which in turn produces an abnormal Pap smear that results in a hysterectomy is still a shameful practice.

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