The Vitamin C Experts
- Linus Pauling
- Robert Cathcart, III
- Steve Hickey and Hiliary Roberts
- Thomas Levy
- John Ely
- Sherry Lewin
- Fred Klenner
- Irwin Stone
- Sydney Bush
He has been given credit by many people for almost single handedly making vitamin C the most popular and widely used nutritional supplement in the world and for helping to significantly advance the fields of clinical nutrition, primary prevention, and "orthomolecular" medicine (a term he coined)."
- Linus Pauling's Last Published Interview (ION 1994)
- The Scientific Achievements of Dr. Linus C. Pauling
- The LINUS PAULING PAPERS from the National Library of Medicine
- LINUS PAULING AND THE RACE FOR DNA - 50-YEARS LATER...
WHY LINUS PAULING IS SMILING:
Low Blood Vitamin C Concentrations in the Older British Population Strongly
UK STUDY: ANTIOXIDANT VITAMINS AND MORTALITY IN OLDER PERSONS...RESULTS: Strong inverse relationship for blood ascorbate (vitamin C) concentrations with all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality, which were only marginally reduced after adjustment for confounders or supplement use. Those in the lowest fifth (< 17 micromol/L) had the highest mortality, whereas those in the highest fifth (> 66 micromol/L) had a mortality risk nearly half that (hazard ratio = 0.54; 95% CI: 0.34, 0.84). Similar results were found after the exclusion of those subjects with cardiovascular disease or cancer at baseline (hazard ratio = 0.51; 0.28, 0.93). In fully adjusted models, there was no evidence for an influence of alpha-tocopherol (vitamin-E), beta-carotene, or retinol (vitamin-A) on total mortality. Dietary antioxidants measured by the food-frequency questionnaire were not associated with all-cause or cardiovascular disease mortality."The risk of stroke was 70% higher among those in the lowest quartile for serum vitamin C than among those in the highest.""Ames et. al. want to help us remain as healthy and as young as possible, right up until the end. That goal fits nicely with the vision of the man whose name hangs over the door of the institute where Hagen now works. Two-time Nobel prize-winner Linus Pauling predicted decades ago that free radicals, or other oxidants, were causing many of our problems, including age-related declines. That's why he vociferously pushed for vitamin C, a natural antioxidant.
But like most of us, he hated the thought of getting old. I know that because a number of years ago I celebrated his 90th birthday with him. I followed him around for three days, from his fabulous estate on California's Big Sur coastline to Stanford University, where he taught a graduate seminar on chemistry.
While delivering his lecture, the 90-year-old Pauling forgot something he was about to say. That happens to all of us from time to time, but the grand old man of science looked terrified as he stood speechless in front of his young audience. They probably figured he was getting senile.
Pulling himself together, he finally said, "I guess you're all wondering what we're doing over at the institute."
He picked up a piece of chalk and wrote a formula on one of three huge blackboards that blanketed three walls in the lecture hall. For nearly an hour, he expanded on the formula until it filled all three walls. Then he turned to the students, who sat with their mouths hanging open in absolute awe.
"Any questions?" he asked.
Not a one.
Now there's a man who knew how to stay young.
- Linus Pauling Vindicated
Ten Years Since the Death of Linus Pauling
A Tribute to Linus Pauling: Vitamin C, he was right all along...
- Pauling/Rath Unified Theory of Cardiovascular Disease
- Summary: of the Unified Theory
"This pooled study shows health benefits at >700 mg vitamin C from supplements compared to no supplementation. This ABSOLUTELY disproves the RDA and the false idea that there is a 200 mg daily limit on health benefits!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" - B Sardi
Steve Hickey and Hiliary Roberts
The printed version is in press and will be available shortly for about $15.00.
This book presents a new model, describing the action of vitamin C in health and disease. It demonstrates conclusively that the establishment has misinterpreted the evidence, potentially resulting in epidemic levels of avoidable disease. [More]
GOVERNMENT SCIENTISTS NO LONGER DEFEND THEIR DATA, NOW THEY VIOLATE SCIENTIFIC PROTOCOL
Please Get Involved!
Letter to Congress (Road map for letters to your local newspaper editors)
THE HICKEY LETTERS TO AUTHORITIES RESPONSIBLE FOR THE U.S. RDA
ASCORBATE: The Science of Vitamin CTo be blunt — the NIH gave a dose of vitamin C, waited until it had been excreted, and then measured blood levels.
NEW BOOK by Dr. Steve Hickey and Hilary Roberts
The failure of the medical establishment to perform critical follow-up experiments may have resulted in much suffering and countless deaths. As Dr Hickey says, "If this book doesn't shock you, you haven't understood it". For this reason, the book ASCORBATE lists the essential experiments necessary to restore respectability to the scientific evaluation of vitamin C. If even a few of the hypotheses are confirmed, readers will understand why double Nobel Prize winner Dr Linus Pauling was prepared to stake his scientific reputation on ascorbate.
"Large-scale double-blind mega-studies are the current fashion in medicine. The assumption is made that by increasing the number of subjects, the work somehow becomes more valid. Regrettably, these studies are borderline science, as a large-scale study is difficult to repeat and replication is at the core of the scientific method. Of particular concern are those studies that are so expensive that only pharmaceutical companies are ever likely to perform them. The way studies are financed and the potential source of any experimental bias or error become more important with larger studies, as they are more difficult to replicate. Replication reduces the possibility of bias. A large-scale study giving positive results is less convincing than, say, three smaller, equally positive studies by independent researchers, in different institutions, separately funded and using dissimilar methods."
Hickey is now challenging authorities to explain or stand behind their previous work. The Hickey findings are surprising, and so far his effort is being ignored by the National Institutes of Health and the Linus Pauling Institute, and of course, the Media.
THE HICKEY LETTERS TO AUTHORITIES RESPONSIBLE FOR THE U.S. RDA
Observations On the Dose and Administration of Ascorbic Acid When Employed Beyond the Range Of A Vitamin In Human Pathology By Fred Klenner, MD.
Robert Cathcart, III, MD
- VIDEO: Intravenous Sodium Ascorbate: Preparation & Use
- FAMOUS PAPER: Vitamin C, Titrating to Tolerance...
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Vitamin C, Infectious Diseases, and Toxins
John Ely and the Glucose-Ascorbate Antagonism Theory
Ascorbic Acid and Glucose
Irwin Stone's Entire Book Now Posted
Now Posted: Irwin Stone's 1972 book: The Healing Factor
Nature developed ascorbic acid to save the living process from extinction. This same procedure occurred many times in subsequent evolutionary crises, so that ascorbic acid became, in a sense, the favorite evolutionary life saver."
The Rapid Loss of Vitamin C In WaterAn important contribution from Dr. Lewin's lab is the measurement of the rapid degradation of vitamin C in water. This quick loss of vitamin C (almost 50% in four hours) must be accounted for during vitamin C research. The following graph represents the amount of vitamin C in solution versus time in hours. The rapid loss in vitamin C reminds us of of the Hickey/Robert's predicted 30 minute half life in the blood stream.
Lewin's Molecular ModelsSherry Lewin's Molecular Models
As you look at these pictures of vitamin C models from the Sherry Lewin 1976 book Vitamin C: Its Molecular Biology and Medical Potential, note how the ascorbate is the "hat" that fits on many different organic molecular "heads."
For example, when ascorbate (vitamin C) binds with adrenaline (noradrenaline) it prevents what would otherwise be a rapid breakdown of this hormone. When it binds with a cation of histamine, it fits like a glove, and this may explain why a nasal drip can be stopped within five minutes of ingesting high-dose ascorbic acid.
There is a picture of the arginine "guanidinium group" bound with ascorbate.
Dr. Sydney J Bush. PhD. DOpt. (IOSc. London)
BREAKTHROUGH: RETINAL PHOTOS CONFIRM VITAMIN C PILLS CAN REVERSE ARTERY DISEASE...
Dr. Sydney Bush's passionate tome provides a wealth of information about Vitamin C. Dr. Bush is an optometrist who discovered that the eyes are not only the window to the heart, but they can be used to monitor reversal of heart disease.. He (as have many other eye doctors) has been able to measure the progression of heart disease in the retinal arteries.
It is generally accepted by the medical profession that the atherosclerosis eye doctors observe in their patients cannot be reversed. It is medical dogma that arterial plaques always get worse. Dr. Bush discovered that these plaques can be made to go away quite easily! After Dr. Bush saw that it can and was being reversed in his patients on high vitamin C and other nutrients (The so-called Pauling therapy), he became intrigued, informed and tried to spread the word in Britain. He was amazed by the resistance of the medical profession, National Health Service, etc. Just like Linus Pauling before him, Bush hit a brick wall of disbelief and suppression. Dr. Bush's new book is a product of his studies into vitamin C. It is meant to expose the wealth of knowledge about vitamin C that science has uncovered, but that has been deliberately kept from the medical profession.