David Smith first contacted me on January 21, 2014. His purpose was to open the doors to vitamin c for me so that I could achieve optimal health in my most desperate time. I hope that these emails bring you the strength and light that they brought me.
Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2014 19:35:23 -0600 Hi FMW, I am sorry to hear of your health problem(s). As a possible approach to a solution, you may be interested in considering the following: As "grist for your mill," are you aware of the almost miraculous results many tens (hundreds?) of THOUSANDS of people have experienced, dealing with MOST of the physical health issues known to humankind, from ingesting the powerful ANTIOXIDANT, ascorbic acid? If you are seriously interested in finding a solution to your health problem(s), and gaining better health in ALL areas of your body, I encourage you to read [at least the first ten paragraphs of] this article, written by Dr. Robert Cathcart, M.D. http://vitamincfoundation.org/www.orthomed.com/titrate.htm. It may just solve some or all of your health issue(s). You have only better health and well-being to gain by applying its recommendation. What have you got to lose? These two quotes are instructive: "There are more than ten thousand scientific papers that make it quite clear that there is not one body process (such as what goes on inside cells or tissues) and not one disease or syndrome (from the common cold to leprosy) that is not influenced - directly or indirectly - by vitamin C." -- Dr. Emanuel Cheraskin, M.D., Dr. Marshall Ringsdorf, D.M.D., and Dr. Emily Sisley, THE VITAMIN C CONNECTION. "I have never seen a patient that Vitamin C would not benefit." -- Dr. Frederick Klenner, M.D. I wish you BEST success, FMW, in your search for better health! Sincerely, David
Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 5:44 AM Subject: RE: Diflucan sensetivity. Help me if you can!
Thank.you for this information. it is very interesting. I am.wondering how I would accomplish knowing how much is enough? Also I am curious if it would be possible to get the needed vitamin c from foods. I am not much of a vitamin or med taker unless recommended by my enviro doctor. due to terrible experiences. Do you have personal experience using vitamin c?
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2014 08:51:03 -0800
You are most welcome.
You have asked the "$64,000" question! And that is the "magic" of Dr. Cathcart's discovery. If you take a look at the article I gave the link to, you'll note it talks about ingesting an amount up to one's Bowel Tolerance. In other words, we let our body indicate to us, at any particular moment, just how much ascorbate it wants/needs/is willing to accept. When our body can no longer absorb any more ascorbate [for the moment], it passes the excess on to the lower intestine, where it draws extra water and produces [typically] a "loose stool." It is really that simple, Katie, and as one gains experience, it becomes easier and easier to discern when one has ingested enough, i.e. for the moment.
We can get enough [so-called] vitamin C from food to [minimally] prevent outright scurvy, but not enough to cure ailments, e.g. Candida, cancers, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, autoimmune diseases, etc., etc., etc. It is the "free"/extra/alkalinizing/toxin neutralizing/antioxidizing electrons that we are after, Katie, beyond the minimal amount of ascorbate needed to prevent and cure scurvy. The animals all [with few exceptions (guinea pigs, us and the other primates being most of those)] produce multi-gramdoses [standardized to 154 pounds] of ascorbic acid for themselves every day of their lives. Need we wonder why they, with very few exceptions, are so much healthier than us?
As "grist for you mill," Katie, here is a little about myself: I am 64 years old; started Bowel Tolerance dosing with ascorbic acid 20 years ago [and have built up my Bowel Tolerance to being able to consume (on average) in the "neighborhood" of 2 to 3 ouncesevery day (in 10 to 15 divided doses)]; never get sick [period (including even so much as a headache)]; never need to visit a doctor [dentist excepted]; ingest no drugs whatsoever [be they over-the-counter or prescription (including any pain-killers, the occasional "novocaine" injection excepted)]. As an aside, Katie, although I have worked at exercising a lot in my life, I have not done so now formany years [and do not intend too again].
All this from ingesting an adequate dose of antioxidant electrons throughout each day [and for the rest of my life]. Oxidation is ultimately the cause of all "diseases"/ailments, Katie, and although there is probably nothing we can do to prevent it 100%, the morewe can do so, i.e. ingest, the healthier we become [and remain]. Although there are many, many antioxidant substances/nutrients we can ingest, e.g. the vitamins, like E and A, and the minerals, like selenium and cesium, etc., etc., etc., after much research and study, I know of none that we can ingest [safely/healthfully] in adequate, i.e. therapeutic, doses, over a lifetime [other than ascorbate].
There is much material available to/for you to prove all of this to/for yourself, Katie, if you so desire. The article I referenced was the one that really "turned the light on" for me, 20 years ago, and so it is the one I usually [initially] refer people to.
If you have any other questions, comments, and/or concerns, Katie, I invite you to please pass them on to me.
You have all my best wishes, Katie, for a successful resolution to your current health challenge(s), and for the best of health in the future!
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2014 4:34 AM Subject: RE: Diflucan sensetivity. Help me if you can!
Hi David. I have a question for you. I began 1000mg of vitamin c Saturday. it definitely lessened my anxiety! Then yesterday I took a second 1000mg in the afternoon. but what confuses me is I have replaced my anxiety with an.intense afternoon lethargic, brain fogged, exhaustion. Is this normal? I am almost scared to continue.
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2014 09:02:12 -0800
Please understand: The toxins that have built up in your body over your lifetime [causing your health malady(s)], will gradually be neutralized and eliminated by the electrons in the ascorbic acid. For these toxins to be excreted from the body, they must come out from their "hiding places" [for elimination]. When these toxins are in circulation, either for elimination by the urine and/or feces and/or lungs and/or sweat glands, we do not feel too good! Ascorbate is not like a drug, in that it does not simply mask symptoms and/or transfer them to some other part of the body [for some other, typically worse, health problem(s) to simply "pop-up" in the future]!
So have no fear, Katie, the "free"/extra/alkalinizing/toxin neutralizing/antioxidizing ELECTRONS [in the ascorbic acid] are ALWAYSbeneficial to one's health. Ascorbate is a powerful [internal] cleanser, so if the reaction you are getting is more than you are comfortable dealing with [or is inconvenient, at any particular time], simply cut back on [or stop] the dosage until you are ready to begin again. You can control your own healing in this way, Katie, but make no mistake about it: If your goal is really to heal yourself [vs. simply temporarily masking symptoms], you will have to "put up with" [in one way or another] the cleansing process. I know of noway around this [conundrum]!
As an example, Katie: If you didn't feel well, and then took some morphine, you would undoubtedly [very rapidly] feel much better! But would we say that the morphine actually improved your health? The end result(s) are that your health is actually worse than when you began. And so it is with ALL drugs!
Your health malady(s) took years to manifest, Katie, so it will take a fair amount of time to be fully resolved. But I would think you should [at least] start to see [sometimes subtle] improvement in a reasonably short period of time. I can only encourage you to "hang with it," if overall health is your [ultimate] goal!
Please do not hesitate to contact me, Katie, with any and all future questions, comments, and/or concerns you may have about your ascorbate use.
All my best wishes, Katie,
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2014 10:38 AM Subject: RE: Diflucan sensetivity. Help me if you can!
David, I am very blessed that you are sharing this wealth of information with me. I am.already benefiting from the large doses of vitamin c. my chemical sensitivity is better as well as my anxiety. I am glad to rid my body of these toxins but my three little ones are not so patient with an unwell mother. but I have this hope to be 100% again. so I am taking smaller doses of vitamin c frequently. I am very grateful to you for this information! Katie
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2014 11:19:01 -0800
You are most welcome!
Yes, just vary your total ascorbate intake [according to your current circumstances and overall bodily"feeling(s)"/sensations]. And yes, the more you can divide your doses up, e.g. the more often you can ingest, the better it will be utilized. I generally dose 10 to 15 times per day, and double that would be even better.
As Dr, Thomas Levy, M.D. put it, "There are very few human diseases or medical conditions that are not improved, to at least some degree, by the regular dosing of optimal amounts of vitamin C....the three most important considerations in effective vitamin C therapy are "dose, dose, and dose." If you don't take enough, you won't get the desired effects. Period!...you will rarely ever fail to observe a dramatic response...if you take a large enough dose for a long enough time..." So I wish you the best of success, and godspeed, Katie, in your determination "to be 100% again!"
All my best, and you have my warmest regards,
Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 12:04 PM Subject: RE: Diflucan sensetivity. Help me if you can!
Hi David! What is your opinion on high oxolates? Someone has me.worried about vitamin c producing high oxolates and causing kidney stones and stones throughout the body.
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2014 08:54:50 -0800
Yes, this is an old [and false and debunked] rumor that has been circulated for decades [fomented by the pharmaceutical-medical cabal just trying to "protect their turf"]! It has been disproven in/by many studies. The following quotes [and thoughts] should put you at ease:
Dr. Robert Cathcart, M.D., the man with more clinical experience "prescribing" Bowel Tolerance doses of ascorbic acid than anyone in history [over 25,000 patients], had this to say, "It is my experience that ascorbic acid probably prevents most kidney stones. I have had a few patients who had had kidney stones before starting bowel tolerance doses who have subsequently had no more difficulty with them. Acute and chronic urinary tract infections are often eliminated; this fact may remove one of the causes of kidney stones."
As Dr. Thomas Levy, M.D. wrote, "What's this about vitamin C and kidney stones? Newsflash: A Harvard study involving over 50,000 people shows that, not only did vitamin C not cause kidney stones, but it reduced the incidence of kidney stones, and helped resolve pre-existing kidney stones....a study was conducted by Harvard Medical School, keeping it from being automatically undermined and discredited. A large population of women (85,557 to be exact) with no history of kidney stones was monitored for 14 years. The researchers concluded that "vitamin C intake was not associated with risk" of kidney stone formation....Previously, another large scale study found that: the intake of high-doses of vitamin C does not increase the risk of calcium oxalate kidney stones." In fact, the members of the group with the highest vitamin C intake "had a lower risk of kidney stones" than those with the lowest intake....high-dose vitamin C has been administered all over the globe for decades with no noticeable increase in the incidence of kidney stones."
And remember, Katie, I personally have ingested [on average] well in excess of 50 grams of ascorbic acid every day for the past twenty years, i.e. that's over 365,000 grams [or 365 kilos] or 804 pounds. If ascorbic acid had any chance of causing kidney stones [or any other kind of stones, for that matter], do you not think I [of all people] would have noticed something? Yeah, I have noticed something:Increasingly good health!
You questions are all good, Katie. Keep them coming until they are all resolved!
Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2014 12:27 PM Subject: RE: Diflucan sensetivity. Help me if you can!
David, thank you for taking the time to answer all my emails. My mind was eased by the last one about kidney stones. I keep a journal of how I'm feeling and wow such major change since I began ascorbic acid. I am up to one gram every fours hours but I have noticed my brain fog comes on quicker, I'm thinking this is a sign to take more sooner. How far do you space your consumption? I also used it to cure my daughters ear infection in 2 days! I am very grateful you introduced me to ascorbic acid. But now another question on a personal level. I take desensitization drops to prevent reactions to allergic foods like dairy and wheat. I also am still on this candida diet. I miss having pizza with my family once in a while or even a slice of cake for my birthday. I will always be healthy but right now I'm extreme healthy. My question is do you feel as though ascorbic acid protects you from bad foods on occasion. My point is I don't know what's wrong with me. I just suddenly had food and chemical induced panic attacks. But I want to live a normal life and eat out once in a while without being afraid of it affecting whatever is wrong with me whether it be candida or leaky gut. Would you recommend a healing time on ascorbic acid? Can ascorbic acid give me the normal life I hope for?Thank you for all your help David! Katie Gironda
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2014 21:43:36 -0800
You are most welcome.
I usually take my dose roughly every 60 to 90 minutes, but it all depends upon whether I feel I need more. As you gain more experience, Katie, you will start to feel/know when it is time to ingest more.
I am very glad to hear of your success in curing your daughter's ear infection!
It is very difficult to predict how soon you will gain your full health back, Katie. Just keep ingesting a Bowel Tolerance dose each day [divided into as many doses as is practicable], and I believe you will experience gradual, but steady, health improvement.
And yes, Katie, I do believe, with perseverance, you will regain the ability to eat whatever you like! A little background about myself might be useful to you: I tried for decades, off and on, to live on the "garden of Eden" diet, i.e. strictly raw fruits and vegetables. While I definitely found it a challenge physically, that was, far-and-away, not the biggest challenge of sticking to that diet. For me, the real difficulty came from not being able to enjoy the social interaction(s), e.g. with my family and friends, that comes from eating together. So I cancompletely relate to your dietary challenges!
There is no question in my mind, whatsoever, Katie, that IF you can build up to being able to ingest enough ascorbic acid each day, i.e. if you can raise your Bowel Tolerance high enough [as I have been able to do], you will regain your health, and be able to eat anything you like. But I have been Bowel Tolerance dosing, Katie, for 20 years. My Bowel Tolerance initially began at around 10 to 15 grams per day, and it has gradually, but steadily, increased to where it is now, i.e.75 to 100 grams per day. That level of antioxidant electrons, Katie, allows me to eat whatever I like, and still maintain very good health, all of the time. If you persevere, I believe you will see your overall health gradually, but steadily, improve [as I have experienced]. I not only believe, Katie, that ascorbic acid can protect you from the health damage(s) caused by eating "bad" foods occasionally, but I think it can protect you from the damage of eating a less than ideal diet [as I do] all of the time! But, again, that is only if you can ingest enough, i.e. a Bowel Tolerance dose every day. This, of course, assumes, Katie, that you are at least regularly consuming enough calories and nutrients to minimally meet your body's needs. I do ingest one, low dose, multiple vitamin and mineral tablet each day [with dinner], as "insurance" because of not eating strictly an ideal diet.
There are many beneficial health modalities, Katie, e.g. exercise, sauna, alkali ingestion, calorie restriction, the "garden of eden" diet, etc., etc., etc. But most of them are a lot of work, and the others are only minimally effective! And I have tried them all in very large doses! I do believe, Katie, that ascorbic acid, has the potential to replace them all, IF it is ingested in sufficient quantities. To me, Katie, that is amiracle, and an approach to health I highly recommend to anyone looking to improve [or just maintain] their current health status.
I hope that helps, Katie, and I invite you to continue to contact me about any and all questions, comments, and/or concerns you may have about ascorbic acid [and to let me know how you are doing on/with it].
All my best wishes, Katie, for a speedy resolution to your health issues!
Sent: Friday, January 31, 2014 6:59 AM Subject: RE: Diflucan sensetivity. Help me if you can!
That's exactly what I.was hoping to hear! Its so easy to become consumed by thoughts of exercise, diets, organ cleansing, etc... and boy can thoughts of these things diminish the quality of life. I am taking the only form I could find just yet. its a vitamin c tablet with otheringredients such as cellulose gel. I will be looking for straight ascorbic acid but in the meantime is this tablet safe in such high doses? Thank you! Katie Gironda
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2014 09:18:43 -0800
Yes, I also found it very good news when I fully figured it all out! My quality of life, including more free time, is definitely better now that I do not have to worry about such time consuming and difficult things as exercise and/or sauna, i.e. sweat therapy, and/or body pH, e.g. constant testing and alkali ingestion, and/or diet!
You are ingesting the correct tablet, Katie, i.e. ascorbic acid [which is hydrogen ascorbate, vs. a mineral, e.g. sodium, calcium, etc., ascorbate]. Also, the primary filler is correct, e.g. cellulose vs. calcium carbonate. Theoretically, the pure ascorbic acid powder/crystals is/are a more healthful option [and usually cheaper] than the tablets [and/or capsules], i.e. because you do not have to ingest any fillers [and other tableting agents] with it. However, I use the tablets for two reasons: 1) because, over an extended time of manyyears, the powder/crystals can potentially weaken one's tooth enamel, i.e from the acid passing by; and 2) I find the tablets a much more convenient way to ingest the ascorbic acid [vs. mixing the powder/crystals in water].
As an aside, if you are concerned with ingesting that much "filler," etc., you can alternatively use the capsules. I use the tablets [I get mine from Costco (Kirkland Signature)], because they are less expensive [than the capsules]. As long as you are ingesting a Bowel Tolerance dose of ascorbic acid every day, I do not think it is an issue you have to worry about [at least in my opinion], one way or the other.
You are most welcome, Katie!
All my best wishes,
Sent: Saturday, February 01, 2014 7:59 AM Subject: RE: Diflucan sensetivity. Help me if you can!
Hi David. I have yet to reach bowel titration. I am working up.to.it but I noticed the higher doses I go the more I get lightheaded after taking it.I'm just taking straight ascorbic acid in.water and afterwards sodium bicarb. any idea why this lightheadedness could be happening? Thanks!
Date: Sat, 1 Feb 2014 16:05:17 -0800
The only reason I can imagine would be the detoxification the ascorbic acid is bringing on. Again, just vary your dose according to yourcleansing speed and schedule preferences. I suspect the lightheadedness will not last long. It is all a matter of what toxins need to be removed from your body.
Question: Are you ingesting the sodium bicarbonate because you think you should, or is it because you have an overly acidic stomach? Go ahead and ingest whatever amount of sodium bicarbonate you need [to], but do not ingest any more than that [for maximum health].
You're most welcome, Katie!
Sent: Monday, February 03, 2014 1:55 PM Subject: RE: Diflucan sensetivity. Help me if you can!
Hi David! I have reached titration twice. My dilemma is that the bloating and gas is so painful I've had to use an enema and my stools were extremely loose. like I definitely reached titration yet could not get there on my own. I.apologise for such details. So today I have reached the not too terrible gas and bloating stage and kept myself there with maintenance doses all afternoon. does this sound about the correct method? I definitely am noticing my body expressing the need for when its time for dosing.
Date: Mon, 3 Feb 2014 18:34:39 -0800
If it is painful, just back-off the dosage. Be assured, the process you are going through is a cleansing process that will take you to a higher level of health [if you persevere]. It certainly sounds to me, Katie, like you are making progress!
Isn't it great to be able to monitor your own dosage needs! I love the fact that I need no doctors, etc., for this journey to better health!
All my best wishes to/for you, Katie, and please do keep me informed as to your progress.
Sent: Saturday, February 08, 2014 6:37 AM Subject: RE: Diflucan sensetivity. Help me if you can!
Hi David! Im wondering if maybe you have a resource or info in regards to this. I've been titrating everyday but the last 4 days I've had extreme head pressure. Its so intense it gives me anxiety and makes me want to get a cat scan I'm wondering if this has anything to do with the vitamin c. its the only thing differentin my day to day. I've not been able to.find any insight into this problem. thank you! Katie
Date: Sat, 8 Feb 2014 13:02:18 -0800
I do not remember ever reading anything about "head pressure," i.e. caused by ascorbic acid. My guess is that this is being caused by the extra elimination being brought on by the [extra] ascorbic acid. Did you stop ingesting and just wait to see what would happen? That is my best recommendation, i.e. just experiment. Remember, Katie, this is your journey to health, and you can travel it at any rate that you want to.
We are all in somewhat different health circumstances, Katie, so each of our paths to health will be slightly different. Just adjust your intake to a level where you are comfortable with the amount of elimination being brought on. While I know that you want to get there just as soon as possible, we do all [typically] have our duties to attend to while we are going through the process of cleansing and healing.
I hope that helps, Katie, and please do keep me informed.
All my best wishes,
Sent: Sunday, February 09, 2014 6:31 AM Subject: RE: Diflucan sensetivity. Help me if you can!
Thank you. It's easy to forget I'm going through a healing crisis. My doctor mentioned lyme disease. I'm curious if ascorbic acid has any record of curing that I case that perhaps is an underlying cause of my suffering. I have improved allot so far by the way!
Sent: Sunday, February 09, 2014 1:49 PM Subject: Re: Diflucan sensetivity. Help me if you can!
You are, as always, most welcome.
Dr. Thomas Levy, M.D., wrote this about Lyme disease in his book Primal Panacea:
"...I have successfully treated a number of conditions that modern medicine still approaches only with bed rest, supportive care, and the guarded optimism that the immune system may eventually prevail....Even Lyme disease has shown great response to vitamin C therapy....With Lyme and other chronic infections such as AIDS and chronic hepatitis C, vitamin C can often restore the patient to a symptomless or near-symptomless state. This state can allow them to "coexist" indefinitely with their infections and even enjoy a normal lifespan....Infections rarely have the opportunity to take hold when vitamin C levels are normal in the body."
Please understand, Katie: I believe the evidence shows that the "free"/extra/alkalinizing/toxin neutralizing/antioxidizing electrons in ascorbic acid can, either directly or indirectly, either cure or [at least] ameliorate the symptoms of, any and all diseased conditions in the body, i.e. it is just a matter of time and dosage.
Again quoting Dr. Levy: "Electron flow supply > high flow = health; low flow = illness; no flow = death....I am absolutely convinced of one thing -- when enough vitamin C is given, in the right form, and for a long enough time, vitamin C helps virtually every condition, resolves many of them, and prevents still others....Furthermore, I have never found a single article showing properly dosed and administered vitamin C to fail to improve the status of a toxic or infected patient."
Good news, Katie, and glad to hear it! Just persevere with your "electron therapy."
All my best,
Subject: Fw: Diflucan sensetivity. Help me if you can! Date: Sun, 9 Feb 2014 13:55:02 -0800
P.S. One more quote from Dr. Levy that may interest you: "The evidence unequivocally shows that mega-gram doses of vitamin C can prevent and cure a vast list of conditions that plague mankind. It is both inexpensive and completely safe. My conclusion: vitamin C is the "Primal Panacea." You may care to look up the definition of both "primal" and "panacea."
Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 12:36 PM Subject: RE: Diflucan sensetivity. Help me if you can!
Thank you as always for so much information. I have been browsing the vitamin c foundation website allot and noticed you are on there. how long.does it usually take for them to approve me to the group? I cant believe how little people know about this amazing vitamin!
Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 2:04 PM Subject: Re: Diflucan sensetivity. Help me if you can!
I did not know it took any time at all, i.e. I thought joining was instantaneous. If you have any problems there, please let me know.
As to why there is so little known about this [so-called] vitamin, you may find the following quotes, from the book Primal Panacea, by Dr. Thomas E. Levy, M.D., of interest:
"It's all about money -- and control. Most drugs only mask symptoms, ignoring the real underlying causes of disease, all the while generating new illnesses and conditions that will require another drug. The drug companies know this, and knowingly hide it from you....Mainstream medicine and the media, under the control of the FDA and their pharmaceutical company "clients," have done everything in their power to keep things like vitamin C...from being routinely used as the first line of response to any health issue we encounter....They do not want the public to know the unbelievable power that high doses of oral and intravenous vitamin C...provide, to help mankind deal with some of our most challenging chronic and acute health problems." -- Dr. Garry Gordon, M.D. [from the Forward]
"High dose vitamin C has been proven to be a successful treatment -- and in many cases a complete cure -- for most viral and many bacterial infections. So why does it continue to be ignored?...ridiculed?... shunned?...penalized? Unfortunately, there are four deadly conditions that seem to be unaffected by high-dose vitamin C: * Ignorance * Cynicism * Fear of being proven wrong * Greed....
"Given the fact that modern medicine has no effective therapy for all viral and many bacterial infectious diseases, why aren't doctors turning to high-dose vitamin C to save the lives of their patients? For decades, men in places of influence have tried to keep the knowledge of high-dose vitamin C locked away. When that has not worked, they have tried to discredit it....
"when tiny doses have been tested against many different infections, researchers often report that vitamin C had no positive clinical effect. Many seemingly unethical studies appear to have employed this fact to discredit vitamin C's efficacy by purposely testing with very small amounts. The researchers then conclude that vitamin C was of no value at all, rather than just ineffective at a tiny dose....
"Dr. Klenner's assertion that it "borders" on malpractice was much too kind. The scientifically proven efficacy of vitamin C...screams "criminal negligence" when such therapy is ignored. But the herd mentality of most physicians provides great comfort and legal security in the world of medical incompetence....
"Like his results with polio, Dr. Klenner's many successes using vitamin C as an antitoxin were met with deafening silence. But it is not just Klenner that has been ignored. Thousands of articles about the truly remarkable properties of vitamin C have been ignored as well....Even worse, many supporters of "traditional" medicine consistently attack vitamin C -- they not only belittle its value, but they also question the intelligence of anyone who would dare to promote its values. Unfortunately, this unforgivable and even malicious negligence means countless men, women, and children will continue to die needless, and often horribly painful deaths....
"Many doctors will not even believe their own eyes when it threatens what their textbooks dictates....
"A thorough review of the scientific evidence indicates that coronary arteries with uninterrupted, abundant access to vitamin C would NEVER develop artery-plugging plaques. If all of us maintained a C-rich environment in our coronary arteries, the massively lucrative heart disease industry would dry up over night....
"Don't expect "traditional" medicine to embrace and promote vitamin C....Shiploads of ego and unimaginable quantities of money stand behind maintaining established heart disease treatment methods....Yet, an even greater resistance -- more money and greater ego -- oppose the proper use of vitamin C against cancer....
"Unfortunately, peer-reviewed medical journals are littered with...pseudo-scientific rubbish where vitamin C is concerned....
"Unfortunately, some who profit from the big business of "treating" diseases, work to keep the truth about high-dose vitamin C little-appreciated and little-utilized. This is accomplished in several ways. The first way involves the propagation of lies -- lies that keep people sick; lies that doom people to pre-mature death....
"...how vigorously medicine resists and blocks change that does not come from its traditional channels....
"Vitamin C is held to a much higher standard than all of the prescription drugs. And even when that standard is met, the results are largely ignored....
"...millions upon millions of lives could have been spared and hundreds of billions, or even trillions of dollars saved, if the population was supplementing with adequate doses of vitamin C, and doctors were using it in their treatment protocols. But, sadly, I believe this is exactly why vitamin C is yet to be properly embraced, and may never be. In a nutshell, it would ruin the big business of medicine....
"Perhaps some can find "no evidence" because it is easier to travel with the herd -- to accept and repeat a lie -- than it is to search for the truth. Myths and lies eventually become accepted as truth when repeated often enough. I've personally witnessed hundreds of "medical miracles" as a response to high-dose vitamin C. Doctors all over the globe have told me of similar experiences. This book references hundred of studies that show vitamin C works. Truth is, there is plenty of evidence for anyone who is willing to see it!....
"The medical community has continued to stonewall the use of vitamin C for decades because it doesn't fit into their "treat but don't cure" model....
"...the vast majority of "negative" studies are only negative in the sense that vitamin C was determined to be ineffective. Often conclusions are so broad that they leave out important facts. Instead of conveying a dose-specific truth such as, "A daily vitamin C dose of 50 mg was found to be ineffective in the treatment of lung cancer," the researchers and media will convey what is effectively a lie by saying, "Vitamin C is ineffective in the treatment of lung cancer." Since successful treatment is ALWAYS dose-dependent, this omission of dose in the conclusion is misleading at best, and basically dishonest....Does this happen? Yes! And frequently....
"All the objections against using vitamin C are clearly myths that are easily debunked. The resistance from the "traditional" medical community against vitamin C will not be so easily thwarted.Trillions of dollars per year are dependent upon maintenance of the status quo. Decades of propaganda have blinded physicians and patients to the truth. Unfortunately, millions of lives -- and even the financial solvency of our nation -- are in the balance. The time has come for people to insist on science-based medicine structured to improve the health of patients rather than the bottom line of huge, multi-national pharmaceutical corporations....
"...either the FDA is grossly incompetent or it has another agenda. Or maybe some of both?...
"...a substance like vitamin C that can render better results -- without side effects -- for a fraction of the cost [and therefore] puts the whole drug money-making monopoly in jeopardy. Studies...clearly indicate that the incidence of heart disease, strokes, cancer, and chronic degenerative diseases could drop by 50% or more if the entire population was taking high-dose vitamin C. It is extremely doubtful that the current pharmaceutical industry could survive such a bitter pill. So, when a nutrient, like high-dose vitamin C, clearly has the potential to eliminate much of the enormous revenues of a whole host of drugs, wouldn't there be a tremendous temptation to discredit, disparage, and even destroy such a threat? Certainly the spawning and spreading of "Lies that Kill" would be a powerful strategy....
"Because Big Pharma has huge amounts of money at its fingertips, they fight the war on many fronts, including influencing public opinion. Drug companies spend billions on medical school scholarships and research grants. Billions are also spent on advertising (TV, newspapers, magazines, as well as ads in peer-reviewed journals). No matter how benevolent the advertising appears, this money directly and indirectly influences medical school curricula, health news content, researchers and research directions, popular opinion, the way doctors practice medicine, and the way the FDA processes new drug applications....
"Might this huge pharmaceutical industry influence explain why medical students get almost no training in nutrition? Might it also explain why thousands of studies showing the effectiveness of vitamin C are totally ignored by the "gold standards" of medical information, Cecil Medicine andHarrison's Principles of Internal medicine? In a world where money talks, the drug propaganda is understandable but never forgivable....
"The Big Pharma-controlled FDA has a history of blatant Gestapo-style "enforcement" activities that occurs purely for the protection of Big Pharma's turf. Some of these actions of our pro-pharmaceutical government against the public are so terrifying that it is hard to believe that they still occur in freedom-loving America....
"To maintain their lucrative monopolies, Big Pharma, the FDA, and the National Cancer Institute simply have to protect the cancer drug business....they will go to very great lengths to keep a legitimate cancer cure away from the public. Millions upon millions have died who could have been cured during the 28 years that the FDA -- in an attempt to protect the pharmaceutical industry's wildly profitable cancer cartel -- tried to lock Dr. Burzynski away forever. This is far beyond criminal. In any other context, causing the death of millions of people is called GENOCIDE!...
"Unfortunately, the use of high-dose vitamin C is at cross-purposes with an industry that CANNOT EXIST without a chronically ill population. Don't be fooled. The government and the traditional medical industry are looking for cures about as diligently as crack dealers search for a non-addictive form of cocaine. Even though the traditional medical world is starting to give lip service to "health and wellness," the truth is that sickness and disease pay the bills....
"...what if just 25% of the population was significantly healthier? How would that impact the medical system? One would hope it would rejoice -- but it couldn't! Would any pharmaceutical company embrace a cure for heart disease or cancer when their financial existence depends on selling heart and cancer drugs? How could the current medical establishment not see the Primal Panacea as a threat? Fortunately for them, many people will never know about the power of high-dose vitamin C, and will never avail themselves of its benefits. The myths will continue to circulate and the masses will continue to believe. But what about those of us who do know?...we need to learn the best ways to drink from this wonderful life-giving fountain."
All my best, Katie, and as always, you are most welcome!
Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 2:10 PM Subject: Fw: Diflucan sensetivity. Help me if you can!
P.S. Did not Schopenhauer sum it up so well when he wrote, "Really significant steps forward for mankind go through three stages: First, they are ridiculed. Second, they are heavily fought by those who have economic interests in the status quo. And finally, when the dam is breaking, everyone says: Well we knew it all along." It has always been this way in this world, Katie, e.g. Socrates, Galileo, Lind, Semmelweis, etc., etc., etc., and perhaps always will be!
Sent: Sunday, February 23, 2014 9:53 AM Subject: RE: Diflucan sensetivity. Help me if you can!
Hi David! I hope all is well for you. I am.curious about gall stones. I noticed I have passed some and believe this has to be a good thing. but I'm.curious if you know Anything about them and vitamin c? Thanks! Katie
Date: Sun, 23 Feb 2014 17:38:33 -0800
Yes, all is well. And I hope the same for you and yours.
I did a little research, and came up with the following:
Gall stones are apparently made [primarily] of cholesterol, and [excess] cholesterol is lowered, i.e. eliminated, in the body by the abundance of ascorbate. So it would seem logical to me that your increased ascorbic acid intake would be helping the body eliminate these stones.
These two quotes, from Dr. Fred Klenner, M.D., and Dr. Lendon Smith, M.D., are where I derived this information from:
"Working with guinea pigs, many research groups have proved that acute avitaminosis C produces an increase in cholesterol concentration in the whole body....The main pathway of cholesterol catabolism is in conversion to bile salts. The stimulating effect of ascorbic acid on the oxidation of polyunsaturated fatty acids, and decreased oxidation of linolenic acid in the tissues of scorbutic guinea pigs, has been well documented. Mjasnikova found that intravenous injections of high doses of ascorbic acid to patients with high level blood cholesterol is followed by a distinct decrease of cholesterolemia. It must be remembered that the referred high doses of vitamin C employed by other scientists does not approach the dose schedule that we recommend. For example, Tjapina reported on the effect of intravenous doses of 500 mg ascorbic acid on cholesterolemia in patients suffering from atherosclerosis. The hypocholesterolemic effect from vitamin C was apparent within one hour. With continued daily injections of 500 mg there was continued drop in blood cholesterol. Spittle showed that blood cholesterol levels, in humans, vary with the amount of vitamin C employed. In our own experience we lowered the blood cholesterol in one patient 42 points in six weeks by increasing the vitamin C intake by mouth from 10 gm to 20 gm each day. Spittle advanced the theory that atherosclerosis is a long-term deficiency or negative balance of vitamin C, which permits cholesterol levels to build up in the arterial system and results in changes in other fractions of the fats. Ginter also demonstrated that with a high cholesterol diet, guinea pigs used up all their dietary vitamin C while rats and rabbits who manufacture their own vitamin C showed a gain in ascorbic acid tissue levels. Ginter also showed that experimental animals given 50 mg vitamin C each day had cholesterol deposits 40% lower than animals fed the same diet but given only 5 mg of C daily. In a survey of 1000 school children, Ginter et al showed that 97% suffered from vitamin C lack during winter months when C-rich fruits and vegetables were less abundant. The children also showed corresponding rise in cholesterol. Czechoslovakian workers also reported thatwhen guinea pigs are fed a diet deficient in vitamin C and rich in cholesterol, they frequently develop gallstones. Small reported to the Society of University Surgeons in New Orleans in 1973 that when gallstones are removed from patients they are 60%-70%cholesterol. This suggests a causative factor in human gallstone formation. Reviewing the literature and summarizing his own studies, Ginter concluded that there is no doubt that the daily intake of ascorbic acid in the control of cholesterol will have a more pronounced effect in those persons who are already saturated with vitamin C. Tjapina and many others have reported that when amounts of ascorbic acid as low as 500 mg each day, by needle, were continued for 60 days, the clinical picture in the majority of the patients was dramatic..."
"There is a relationship of Vitamin C and cholesterol. Scorbutic guinea pigs have high cholesterol levels. Way back in 1947 high intravenous doses of Vitamin C were found effective in lowering cholesterol levels....Dr. Klenner saw the cholesterol levels in the blood of subjects vary with the amount of C used. In one patient the cholesterol was lowered 42 percent in six weeks when his oral intake of Vitamin C was increased from 10 grams a day to 20 grams a day. This all makes sense as the main pathway of cholesterol catabolism is in conversion to bile salts. Vitamin C aids in the enzymatic conversion. Guinea pigs, who like humans cannot manufacture their own Vitamin C, will use up dietary Vitamin C if fed a high cholesterol diet. Guinea Pigs fed a diet free of ascorbic acid showed a 600% acceleration in cholesterol formation in the adrenal glands....Gallstones can be made to develop in guinea pigs when fed a diet rich in cholesterol and low in C."
And yes, I would agree, Katie, that the passing of the gall stones is a good thing [health-wise].
I hope this helps, Katie, and you are, as always, most welcome!
Sent: Monday, February 24, 2014 5:38 AM Subject: RE: Diflucan sensetivity. Help me if you can!
Wow thanks for all that information! I'm a little confused. I seem to hit bowel tolerance in.the morning at less than 10 grams. I'm not sure if my body is not absorbing the ascorbic acid which wouldn't make sense because I've seen major health improvements or if its just ny body needs less than it did two week Ago. I'm confused because I've read the body will be able to handle more over time.
Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2014 08:28:42 -0800
You are most welcome!
Bowel Tolerance definitely varies. The body has its own [mysterious, at least to us consciously] rhythms and cycles. My experience was that as my GI tract became cleaner, I was able to ingest more ascorbic acid [but, that increase happened over a period of months and years]. So, that notwithstanding, it does seem reasonable to assume, i.e. in the short-run of just a couple of weeks, that any lessening in your Bowel Tolerance is, as you speculated, probably from over-coming [initially] whatever health malady your body is taking care of first [which I assume was whatever was the most importantmalady to take care of, i.e. initially].
Fort me, a real "magic" aspect of the Bowel Tolerance method of dosage determination, is that we can tell for ourselves [vs. needing a doctor, etc.], i.e. via letting the body "tell" us how much ascorbic acid it needs [or, at least, how much it is willing and/or able to ingest] at any particular moment. I believe, Katie, that the body is always attempting to heal itself, i.e. back to [physical] "perfection." For myself, therefore, I just trust that the body knows what it is doing, and therefore I just try and make sure it always has whatever amount of "extra" electrons it can use [for that purpose], at any particular time/moment. As Dr. Thomas Levy, M.D., put it, "Electron flow supply > high flow = health; low flow = illness; no flow = death." And, "ALL diseasesymptoms are induced by oxidants, i.e. electron depletion." [emphasis mine]
I average 75 to 100 grams per day, Katie, but every now and then, it seems I only ingest, i.e. get to [a Bowel Tolerance of], around 50 to 60 grams in a day. On a day-to-day, basis, Katie, I would not be too concerned, e.g. just monitor your health [progress], and keep up with daily Bowel Tolerance dosing [and I suspect all will be well and workout appropriately, i.e. health-wise].
I hope that helps, Katie, and you have all my best wishes,
Sent: Thursday, May 15, 2014 10:58 AM
Hi David! I hope you are well. I appreciate your words of wisdom on the foundation forums. I have something strange going on. Yesterday I had a pounding heartbeat and almost passed out. Then felt very faint all day. It scared me. Then I made a connection. Exactly one month ago around the same time I had the same thing happen and ended up calling ems and going to the e.r. everything checked out fine. So I went through my texts with my husband and posts on Facebook and have made a connection. I seem to go downhill dramatically around full moons. This may sound very irrational. But during full moons I experience very scary symptoms a d feel like I've stepped back in healing. I've read parasites are more active during full moons. I'm wondering if you know of any resources that show vitamin c helping parasites or of I should add something else into my healing. I hope this does not sound too off the wall! :)
My first thought is that: Are [only] two months “in a row” sufficient for you to come to a conclusion, i.e. about full moons and/or parasites?
Frankly, my second thought is that you are [“simply”] going through [the necessary] healing/detoxification reactions. Your case is interesting, Katie, and I appreciate your sharing it, because it just goes to prove [at least to me] how powerful a cleansing modality, daily Bowel Tolerance dosing with, ascorbic acid is [and, therefore, that I need to use caution when recommending it to people]! Since I was relatively healthy when I started this modality [20 years ago], it is easy [for me] to forget that fact, i.e. and overlook the fact that I am invariably recommending this health/disease protocol to people with [typically] quite serious symptoms.
So, practically speaking, Katie, you need to moderate your ascorbic acid intake to your own comfort level. You are in charge of your own health and healing regimen. Just vary your ascorbate intake to suit your own circumstances and “comfort” level. Perhaps you are pushing this too fast/quickly? Frankly, Katie, when I hear/read of your various reactions [since starting this modality], I just keep thinking how you are soon going to be feeling healthier than you have felt in years!
As for ascorbate’s efficacy in treating parasites, the following two quotes may be of interest:
Dr. John Tilden, M.D., wrote, "Normal persons are deadly to all germs and parasites peculiar to the human habitat." Also this from Dr. Thomas Levy, M.D., “Vitamin C can also prevent and cure non-viral infections....bacterial, parasitic, and other non-viral infections.” So just continue your health journey to “normal”[ness], Katie, and all should [gradually] be well taken care of. Whether there are other substances/modalities you can [successfully] use for/on parasites, I do not personally know for sure [although I am aware there are an untold number of them being offered (for sale) and promulgated/promoted out there]. As you might suspect, Katie, I am a “true believer” in the body’s ability to heal itself if/when given the proper circumstances. And, calorie restriction aside, I believe ascorbic acid to be the best approach to providing that “circumstance” [assuming adequate nutrition]. To quote Dr; Levy [again]: “I am absolutely convinced of one thing -- when enough vitamin C is given...for a long enough time, vitamin C helps virtually every condition, resolves many of them, and prevents still others....Furthermore, I have never found a single article showing properly dosed and administered vitamin C to fail to improve the status of a toxic or infected patient….The evidence unequivocally shows that mega-gram doses of vitamin C can prevent and cure a vast list of conditions that plague mankind. It is both inexpensive and completely safe. My conclusion: vitamin C is the 'Primal Panacea.'" If you like, Katie, you might enjoy [looking up and/or contemplating] the definition of those last two words. I did! Best wishes, Katie, and warm regards,
P.S. Yes, all is “well” here, and I hope [relatively] the same for you and yours!
P.P.S. And thank your for the kind and generous comment.
6-27-2014 Hi David! I hope you are well! I wanted you to know my life has improved just about to normal since you introduced me to vitamin c. I started eating normal again three weeks ago. Being able to sit down in a restaurant with my family and not be afraid of food is an amazing thing! By you introducing me to vitamin c and my health improving so drastically I have been trying to introduce other people to it. I'm curious if you are on facebook? I started a group that now has something like 160 people taking bt doses of ascorbic acid. Sometimes I cant keep up with explaining everything you've taught me and iv'e read! It's pretty wonderful. I was thinking if you are on facebook you could join us because you have so much to teach! Anyways you are a hero to me, and I cant thank you enough for that day you emailed me and supported me with all your info and support through detoxing! Thank you!!! Katie
"No evidence compels the conclusion that the minimum required intake of any vitamin comes close to the optimum intake that sustains good health." - Linus Pauling