• Modern Medicine Throws Stones At Vitamin C Pills, Again

    Posted February 6, 2013: by Bill Sardi

    How many times will modern medicine attempt to scare the public away from vitamin C pills?  The naysayers never stop trying, even if they have to exaggerate their “science” to prove their point.

    So the most recent example is a short report in the most recent issue of JAMA Internal Medicine (formerly Archives Internal Medicine) that said (once again), high-dose vitamin C pills (as ascorbic acid) more than double the risk for kidney stones.

    Well, let’s not get to carried away by their science.  Based upon data obtained from a single questionnaire back in 1997, the absolute increased risk was 0.310% a year for vitamin C pill users and 0.163% a year for non-users, for roughly a 2-fold difference in risk.

    In other words, if you take high-dose ascorbic acid pills your increased risk for kidney stones in a year rises from 1/6th of one-percent to 1/3rd of one-percent.  Got it?

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  • How To Prevent The Fastest Growing Cause Of Legal Blindness (Wet Macular Degeneration) With Vitamin C

    Posted January 21, 2013: by Bill Sardi

    Healthy savvy senior adults with a family history of macular degeneration or who have early-stage retinal disease (exhibited by the accumulation of yellow deposits at the back of the eyes called drusen) would be wise to start supplementing their diet with vitamin C if they want to retain good vision throughout their lifetime.

    There are now two strong lines of evidence for this recommendation. The first is a recent report that reveals the risk for the fast-progressive form of macular degeneration (called wet macular degeneration because there is leakage of blood serum and even red blood cells into the retinal tissues), is more than doubled by taking aspirin. (1) However, researchers did not note that aspirin depletes vitamin C. (6)

    It is already well known that smoking tobacco is a strong risk factor for wet macular degeneration (2,3,4), and smoking also depletes vitamin C (5).

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  • Combination Vitamin C And Anti-Cancer Drug Works Better In Animal Study

    Posted November 28, 2012: by Bill Sardi

    Since the 1970s when Drs. Linus Pauling and Ewan Cameron first utilized intravenous vitamin C to prolong the survival of cancer patients by four-fold, a war has ensued between modern medicine and vitamin C advocates.  Mayo Clinic doctors set out to disprove Pauling and employed single-dose oral vitamin C which did not reach sufficient blood concentrations to transiently produce hydrogen peroxide to selectively kill cancer cells.  Finally, 28 year later, National Institutes of Health researchers conceded that intravenous vitamin C does indeed kill cancer cells.  More recently Drs. Hilary Roberts and Steve Hickey of Manchester, England conclusively showed that even oral doses of vitamin C if taken at frequent intervals could achieve concentrations that can kill cancer cells.

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  • 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
    DAILYMAIL.CO.UK

    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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  • Critical Care Nurses Fight Back Tears As Hospital Patients At Death’s Door Are Miraculously Being Rescued By Vitamin Therapy

    Posted July 30, 2019: by Bill Sardi

    It’s worth clicking through to look at Dr. Paul Merik as he speaks at NPR.org about saving thousands of lives with vitamin C therapy and see the medical student in the background wiping back her tears….. For the first time, after hundreds of failed drug trials, patients are rapidly recovering from blood poisoning (aka sepsis) and leaving the hospital three days later.  And this discovery doesn’t come from Johns Hopkins Medical Center, Harvard Medical School or the Mayo Clinic.  How about Eastern Virginia Medical School!

    Click to hear a nurse speak:  “We would just go day and after day, they (the patients) just weren’t getting any better… it (vitamin therapy) just seemed too simple…. We thought it had to be a fluke, but we had patients getting better. Patients were turning around quickly, within 12 hours.  They would be at death’s door, and 12 hours later they were 50% better… we have seen patients walk out of here that we didn’t think would leave alive.  I have goose bumps now.”

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