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The Clinical Impact of Vitamin C: My Personal Experiences as a Physician

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Vitamin C Research

Actual cases of flu, mono, lyme disease and more treated with intravenous vitamin C.

Commentary by Thomas E. Levy, MD, JD

(OMNS Sept 3, 2014) My ongoing relationship with vitamin C now spans a full 20 years, when I first met Dr. Hal Huggins, a pioneering dentist who opened my eyes to a wide array of clinical approaches to different diseases with hitherto unheard-of clinical results at his clinic in Colorado Springs. I can honestly say that my first visit to his clinic began the most meaningful part of my medical education. Nothing has been the same since. My office where I practiced adult cardiology ended up being shuttered shortly after that first visit. And I have never looked back.
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How to Heal Leaky Gut Syndrome

Friday, January 31st, 2014
Leaky Gut Syndrome Bone Broth

Could healing your gut also heal your disease?

In our article “Autoimmune and Inflammatory Diseases Caused by a Leaky Gut?” we described how a leaky gut happens, what diseases it causes, and what to avoid to keep your gut healthy. “Refined flours and highly processed foods are really hard on the epithelial lining of the gut. High glycemic index foods, dairy products, and gluten are damaging. High chronic caffeine use, excessive alcohol consumption, and overuse of antibiotics are bad for the epithelial lining. All of these things weaken the bonds between the cells letting particles escape.
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Autoimmune and Inflammatory Diseases Caused by a Leaky Gut?

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Intestinal Health Leaky Gut

Could a leaky gut be the source of all your disease?

Leaky gut syndrome is opening the eyes of people suffering from a wide array of conditions. Leaky gut is found in people with obesity, thyroid disorders, endocrine disorders, lupus, sarcoidosis, rheumatoid arthritis, epilepsy, adrenal fatigue, diabetes, fibromyalgia, Crohn’s disease, heart disease, ulcerative colitis, autism, and even schizophrenia along with many, many more. (more…)

Immunomodulator Supplements – Normalizing the Immune System

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Immune Response Graphic

Calm Autoimmune Responses or Strengthen a Weak Immune System.

Immunomodulator drugs are relatively new and have just about “cured” many people suffering from autoimmune diseases or compromised immune systems. Immunomodulators are unique in that they adjust to each person’s immune problems. If a person has low immunity, immunomodulators boost the immune system to an optimal level. If a person is autoimmune, or has an overactive immune system, then immunomodulators decrease the action and production of immune cells, regulating the immune system. An interesting fact about immunomodulators is that if a person with a normal immune system takes them, there is basically no effect.
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Chronic Disease Prevention Discovered

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Gut Flora Healthy Gut

Healthy Gut Flora Combined with B Vitamins Can Protect You From Chronic Diseases and Infection

Until about a year ago, the part of our immune systems that identifies and differentiates between good bacteria and bad, was a mystery. Considering that around 70% of our immune system is in our gut, understanding how it works could have a major impact on learning how to prevent and treat a wide range of diseases and conditions.
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Tips for Recovering from Pneumonia

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Pneumonia Recovery

Don't Suffer Through Pneumonia Recovery

If you’ve recently had pneumonia, then you are all too familiar with the aftereffects. Pneumonia is a serious condition that can take a month after the infection has cleared to get yourself back to good health. Use these tips to take care of yourself and speed your healing process.
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Protect Yourself from 2013 Flu Strains

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

2013 Flu

Know the Risks, Symptoms, Prevention, and Treatment for This Year's Top Illnesses

2013 has brought three different flulike illnesses that have many people running for the hand sanitizer and scrambling to get their hands on a flu vaccine. A very aggressive flu, a new norovirus, and the worst whooping cough outbreak that we’ve seen since 1955 are gripping the nation. Learn about what is going around, how to protect yourself, and how to recognize symptoms early on.

THIS YEAR’S FLU

This year’s predominant flu is a very aggressive H3N2 strain, which luckily is well matched to the current flu vaccine, according to the CDC. The more common H1N1 strain is not being seen very often, but is also included in the vaccine, along with a “B” strain of the flu. There are two “B” strains, one of which is well matched to the flu vaccine this year, the other is not.
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Vitamin C Can Prevent Febrile Seizures

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Vitamin C Can Prevent Febrile Seizures

Protect your child from Febrile Seizures with the best vitamin C.

Vitamin C works on several levels to eliminate viruses, bacteria and toxins from the body, thus reducing fever and symptoms. It also plays a vital role in strengthening and nourishing the body so to a point where it can handle invaders. This can help you to be sure that febrile seizures are not facilitated by the body’s weakened state. Learn how vitamin C affects each invader and body system to help prevent seizures caused by fever. To learn more about febrile seizures, go to http://nutri.com/blog/2012/08/10-facts-about-febrile-seizures/.

Viruses

Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, enters cells and interrupts the process by which viruses multiply. It attaches to viruses and destroys their protective coating that disguises them from our immune systems and protects them from our bodily defenses. It keeps the virus particles from producing nucleic acid, which they need to create new coatings and new viruses.
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Why Vitamin C Works on Colds and the Flu

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

There is just about nothing more miserable than a bad cold or the flu. Colds can be just as hard on your body as the flu, depending on what type of viruses are invading and how much damage they are doing. The actual “flu” is caused by the virus influenza A or B. A “cold” can be caused by over 200 different viruses, which is one reason that it is very difficult to treat.

How Do Viruses and Bacteria Make Me Sick?

Viruses and bacteria can make us sick in a few different ways. Most bacteria do not harm you and can actually help your body. The bacteria that make you sick use your body to live and reproduce. They drain your body’s resources and create a lot of waste products that are toxic. These toxic wastes are produced in the form of free radicals.

Viruses invade cells, reproducing inside of them, and reprogramming them so that your own cells make more of the virus. This destroys cells and can make you very sick very fast.

How Does Vitamin C Combat Bacterial Waste?

As we mentioned before, bacteria create waste in the form of free radicals. Think of free radicals as weak, unstable molecules travelling around in your body looking for an electron to steal. They need another electron to stabilize, so they attack healthy cells and steal their electron. This causes the once healthy cell to turn into a free radical itself. This causes a chain reaction, or cascade effect, that can be very damaging and make us very sick.

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals by giving them the electron that they’re looking for. This does not turn the vitamin C into a free radical itself, because it is stable whether it is carrying a free radical or not. Vitamin C is considered to be a “free radical scavenger” that mops up excess free radicals and clears them from the body, preventing cellular damage and sickness.

How Does Vitamin C Protect Us From Viruses?

Viruses use our own cells against us, reprogramming our DNA to create more of the virus. A virus is essentially a parasite. It has a protein coating that protects it from being recognized by our immune systems until it has caused enough damage to finally alert our bodies to the damage that it is causing.

Vitamin C removes this protective protein while the virus is still in the bloodstream, before it gains cell entry. This allows our own immune systems to recognize the virus and attack it. Vitamin C also binds with the virus diminishing its ability to produce the chemical that it needs to reproduce. If a virus does enter a cell, it will be unable to reproduce.

How Much Vitamin C Do I Need?

The amount that you need is directly proportionate to the amount of damage, sickness or disease that is in your body. In other words, the worse you feel, the more you need. If you feel fine, the daily amount that you should get is very low. With your doctor’s consent, you can take doses of vitamin C every few hours until you hit “bowel tolerance”. If stomach upset occurs, or if you are worried about the acidity of vitamin C, use buffered vitamin C powder. You should not experience any stomach discomfort until you have consumed enough vitamin C for your condition.

About the Author: Stacy A. Pessoney is Wholesale Nutrition’s Chief Editor and Communications Research Director. She has a strong interest in helping people achieve greater brain and body health with the help of vitamins and supplements, with an emphasis on vitamin C powder in the form of buffered vitamin C. Wholesale Nutrition has provided the world with the best vitamin C and wholesale vitamins since 1970. Visit http://www.nutri.com to buy high-quality discount vitamins today!

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Vitamin C Saves Man Dying of Viral Pneumonia

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

Here at Wholesale Nutrition, we highly value valid research and news articles, such as these, where someone’s life and health is improved or saved by vitamins or supplements.

We are particularly interested in studies using buffered vitamin C, which people can take at home, and IV vitamin C that can be given intravenously in high enough doses to make a difference in the most severe cases.

We hope you find it as fascinating as we do!

Vitamin C Saves Man Dying of Viral Pneumonia
October 8, 2010
By Jeffrey Dach
http://LALEVA.org

Allan Smith, a New Zealand Dairy farmer, contracted Swine Flu while away on vacation in Fiji. When he returned home, the flu quickly evolved into severe pneumonia which left him in a coma on Life Support in the Intensive Care Unit. Chest Xrays showed the lungs were completely filled with fluid with an “opaque” appearance called “white out”. After three weeks of this, Allan’s doctors asked the family permission to turn off the machines and let him die. Allan’s wife Sonia had a brother with some medical knowledge, so he stepped in and said, “you haven’t tried everything, You have got to try high dose IV vitamin C on Allan”. At first, the doctors resisted, saying it was useless. Next, the three sons weighed in with a persuasive argument to try the IV vitamin C, saying there was nothing to lose.

Read the rest of this riveting article by clicking on the link below:

http://www.laleva.org/eng/2010/10/vitamin_c_saves_man_dying_of_viral_pneumonia.html