I was leaning against the wall when she walked in. I wanted to take some weight off of my knee which had been hurting to the point where walking was becoming fairly painful. After briefly describing my problem she immediately responded with the question, "are you taking enough vitamin C?". I wondered what the hell vitamin C had to do with the pain in my knee, but upon acting on her advice, the pain indeed subsided after a week or so of consuming roughly 10-15 grams (10,000-15,000 mg) of C each day, which is actually a very small amount.
There are many studies regarding vitamin C (ascorbic acid is the synthetic form) and its effects on health and while many of them indicate a possible benefit, few have considered the potential of high-dose vitamin C and this is where the real benefits of the vitamin are realized. Many of us know about the enormous influence the pharmaceutical companies wield in the "healthcare" industry (aka "disease management") and how that influence directly impacts which studies receive funding and what ones do not, as well as which ones are accepted for publication in mainstream medical journals, so it is hardly surprising that the effectiveness of a cheap, safe, non-patentable vitamin would ever be allowed to compete with expensive, toxic, for-profit drugs.
"The case against science is straightforward: much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue. Afflicted by studies with small sample sizes, tiny effects, invalid exploratory analyses, and flagrant conflicts of interest, together with an obsession for pursuing fashionable trends of dubious importance, science has taken a turn towards darkness." -- Dr. Richard Horton, Editor in Chief of The Lancet, one of the worlds most respected, peer-reviewed medical journals, 2015 (source)
My research on vitamin C quickly led me to Dr. Andrew Saul (YouTube channel) who has published a lot of content on his website regarding C. One of the first videos i watched was of him giving a lecture for the IVC & Chronic Illness Symposium presented by the Riordan Clinic in 2016 titled High Dose Vitamin C Therapy for Major Diseases (IVC is an abbreviation for intravenous C).
Here's some of the highlights from Dr. Saul's talk:
- gave his kids 1 gram (1000 mg) of vitamin C per years of age daily (i.e. a 9 year old would receive 9 grams of C per day)
- the maximum dose of oral vitamin C intake is limited by bowel tolerance (i.e. the point where the stool becomes soft)
- experimenters using high-dose vitamin C consistently report excellent results
- medical literature has ignored more than 80 years of studies on high-dose ascorbic therapy
- pioneers of high-dose vitamin C therapy include Claus Washington Jungeblut, MD, William J. McCormic and Frederick Robert Klenner
- for decades Dr. Klenner used vitamin C to treat a wide variety of health issues, giving his patients 350 to 1200 mg per kg of body weight per day
- Dr. Klenner treated diseases which included: bladder infections, arthritis, leukemia, atherosclerosis, ruptured inter-vertebral discs, high cholesterol, corneal ulcers, diabetes, glaucoma, burns and secondary infections, heat stroke, radiation burns, heavy metal poisoning, chronic fatigue, multiple sclerosis and complications resulting from surgery
- Dr. Robert Fulton Cathcart treated all forms of viral illnesses using high-dose vitamin C
- Dr. Cathcart wrote an important paper titled, VITAMIN C, TITRATING TO BOWEL TOLERANCE, ANASCORBEMIA, AND ACUTE INDUCED SCURVY
- a list of publications by Dr. Cathcart is available on Dr. Saul's website (archive link)
- since the 1970's Dr. Hugh D. Riordan used high-dose intravenous vitamin C to treat cancer
Dr. Andrew Saul is also featured in That Vitamin Movie (2016) which is well worth watching:
A respected documentary maker, hears from a friend, that his long term depression has been helped after watching a video entitled, "Food matters" and following a nutritional protocol involving high doses of vitamins, as outlined by a featured speaker in Foodmatters, by the name of Andrew W Saul. Beatie visits Saul and is given an outline of Orthomolecular Medicine, the protocol envisaged by Nobel prize winners and eminent scientists.
The late Dr. Robert Cathcart, who Dr. Saul referred to, started working with vitamin C in 1969. He gave the following presentation in a video titled Dr. Robert Cathcart, vitamin C pioneer for the Smart Life Forum.
Here's some of the highlights from Dr. Cathcart's talk:
- high-dose vitamin C is extremely effective at treating allergies
- a very important point is that, the sicker a person is, the more vitamin C they can tolerate without reaching bowel saturation (loose stool)
- Cathcart thinks that sugar is "the big killer of our time" which is responsible for a lot of the degenerative diseases we see
- the consumption of sugar inhibits vitamin C from entering the cells
- vitamin C neutralizes free radicals
- large doses of ascorbic acid relieves asthma
- anytime the body is stressed an increased destruction of ascorbic acid results
- some sports trainers who secretly prescribe large doses of vitamin C to athletes find that they tend to have fewer injuries
- high-dose vitamin C reduces pain and shortens recovery time after surgery
- many animals make vitamin C in the liver which is why, for example, a dog can eat rotten meat without issue, however humans do not and therefore must rely on food and/or supplements
- an interesting quote: "whether you should be immunized or not depends on your skill at taking vitamin C" (more on "viruses" in the last paragraph of this article)
- vitamin C, along with other supplements, seems to prevent osteoporosis
- anyone who suffers stomach problems when taking ascorbic acid has another, potentially serious problem
Dr. Cathcart wrote a paper in 1994 titled Vitamin C in Controlling Allergy, Asthma, and Disease in which he recommends protocols for using C.
Unfortunately doctors Andrew Saul and Robert Cathcart, like most western trained doctors, subscribe to "germ theory" which students are taught in medical school. For the unaware, germ theory is basically the unproven and untenable theory that viruses exist and can be transmitted among humans (there are many other logical and proven explanations as to why people get sick, even large numbers at or around the same time). The theory was developed by Louis Pasture, a fraud who kept some of his journals secret and altered certain experiments in order to produce a desired result, a fact that wasn't revealed until long after his death by which time germ theory became a cornerstone in mainstream medicine which drives the multi-billion dollar vaccine industry today. Many doctors who are aware of the benefits of high-dose vitamin C, including Dr. Saul, have used it to successfully treat a wide variety of so-called "viral infections" when, in fact, there is no creditable evidence to support the existence of viruses, much less the theory that they are transmissible. No doubt these people were sick and were helped by vitamin C, however their illness was not due to any virus. Such statements will undoubtedly disturb many who read this, but i assure you that if you do the required research, you will reach the same conclusion. I would strongly suggest reading my introduction to the subject, 'Germ Theory' isn't spreading like it used to. More resources can be found in the Health category on this website.
During the course of my research into alternative healthcare, it has become apparent that there are several natural, or at least non-toxic treatments that can each address a wide variety of health issues. These include vitamin C, ionic silver, colloidal silver (almost all "colloidal" silver solutions sold are not colloidal silver) and chlorine dioxide, all of which i have experience with. This leaves me with the question as to why one substance can often be used to treat the same illnesses as another. While i can guess what the answer to that question might be, that's all it is, and my guess is that these treatments have a lot more to do with frequency and/or energy than what they are made of. I think evidence of this lies in the placebo effect where just believing that something may help, or hurt you, will do exactly that roughly 40% of the time. I'm not suggesting that the benefits of high-dose vitamin C are realized purely due to belief because that is clearly not the case -- the benefits can be verified with science and experience. What i'm suggesting is that the energy or vibrational frequencies of these substances may be quite similar and thus they affect the human body in much the same way.