The Vitamin C Foundation is now actively seeking contributions to help us promote vitamin C around the globe. No contribution is too small. We are a recognized 501(c)(3) so your donations are tax-deductible within the guidelines of U. S. law.
See initiatives below.
Linus Pauling Saved My Life.
It is perhaps more correct to say that without the knowledge of vitamin C in Linus Pauling's books, I would long be dead. My death would have been from chronic scurvy, but that condition would not have been noted on the death certificate. Instead, my death would have been attributed to either a heart attack, or serious infection, or cancer.
As I have posted elsewhere (bio), my lengthy list of infections ceased after reading Pauling's 1970 book Vitamin C, The Common Cold and the Flu and beginning a daily vitamin C intake of 3 grams. (Today, my intake matches Linus Pauling's of between 15 and 20 grams.)
Once I started to feel better, and stopped being a couch potato at age 29, I began to think about how much my life had changed. (You don't know how good you can feel until you start feeling good.) I became interested in how and why medicine ignored vitamin C, and sometimes even ridiculed Linus Pauling.
In 1996, soon after Linus Pauling died, my brother Michael S. Till, Sr. and I created the Vitamin C Foundation. Our idea was to counter the misleading and often false news stories about vitamin C that seemed to be increasing. At that point in time, we had lost the most recognized authority to counter the proliferating misinformation about vitamin C.
We believe that the period of new leadership at the Linus Pauling Institute after Pauling's death and relocation of LPI to Oregon State University ushered in an era with heightened problem of misinformation and inaccuracies. The dosages of vitamin C recommended by Pauling were drastically reduced by LPI rendering this extraordinary vitamin therapeutically ineffective.
Who Will Be Helped By Your Contribution?
The more people with whom we can share Linus Pauling's knowledge of vitamin C, the healthier they will be, the better they will feel, and the longer they will live.
We feel safe predicting that, with your help, there will be a bright future for the health of humanity.
Do you Contribute to the Linus Pauling Institute?
The Vitamin C Foundation is now the only nonprofit organization that adheres exactly to Pauling's recommendations and to his finding from his work with vitamin C. As we move towards bringing the Linus Pauling Institute under the auspices of The Vitamin C Foundation, we encourage you to support our efforts.
CONTINUING TO PROMOTE VITAMIN C THROUGH OUR WEBSITE VitaminCFoundation.org
According to web traffic analysis, VitaminCFoundation.org is one of the most visited web sites in alternative medicine. (See our statistics). Our popular discussion forum provides a means for the public to ask questions about vitamin C. Our open and honest interactions are responsible for the forum's great popularity.
MOVING THE VITAMIN COMPONENT OUT OF THE LINUS PAULING INSTITUTE
One of our top goals is to move the vitamin division of the Linus Pauling Institute from Oregon State to the Vitamin C Foundation, where it belongs.
FUNDING VITAMIN C RESEARCH
Surprisingly, (at least to us!) we have received calls from the Mark Levine group at the National Institutes of Health asking for grant monies to assist with their work! Apparently, the tiny vitamin C group at the NIH cannot obtain public funding. (Note: NIH is publicly funded to the tune of more than $28 billion per year.)
We will earmark funding for this group at the NIH.
We also plan to fund the first clinical trial of the Pauling therapy for cardiovascular disease.
(It should be noted that Pauling himself earmarked $10,000 at the Linus Pauling Institute for this purpose, but to our knowledge, these funds have never been allocated to study the cure for America's number one killer.)
FUNDING LEGAL DEFENSE FUNDS FOR MEDICAL DOCTORS WHO PRESCRIBE AND
UTILIZE VITAMIN C IN THEIR PRACTICE OF MEDICINE
Dr. Warren Levin was the first doctor in New York City to prescribe vitamins in his medical practice. For this "crime," doctor Levin was persecuted by the New York State Medical board. This is not an isolated case as the pattern has been repeated in almost all states. The cost of legal defense has made it almost impossible for medical doctors to adopt vitamin C in their practices.
We will establish a Vitamin C Foundation defense fund or we will donate to existing legal defense funds for any doctor accused of prescribing vitamin C.
EDUCATING PHYSICIANS AND OFFERING CERTIFICATION
The sad fact is that medical education today ignores vitamin C. One of our future initiatives will be to serve as the primary proponent of vitamin C in health maintenance and medical therapy through a network of affiliated professionals, advocates and spokespersons. This highly experienced and knowledgeable cadre of professional will actively and effectively present both new and well-established information about vitamin C to the media, to the public, and to practitioners.
We also plan to provide continuing education and certification programs in vitamin C therapies.
ESTABLISHING A VITAMIN C FOUNDATION LABORATORY
Although Vitamin C is one of the most studied molecules in the history of science, not everything is yet known. There are always scientific questions to be answered.
By following in the footsteps of the original Linus Pauling Institute in Palo Alto, CA, our laboratory will be devoted to the study of vitamin C. Fostering vitamin C research and facilitating professional information exchange through abstracts via an electronic bulletin board and periodic published bulletins, the exchange will acquaint or connect biomedical researchers with ongoing or prospective projects and studies that relate to their own areas of interest in vitamin C: whether in laboratory or clinical settings, whether in epidemiological or theoretical work.
PUBLISHING QUARTERLY MEGASCORBATE THERAPIES JOURNAL
The peer-reviewed scholarly journal will publish papers on vitamin C. There will be no advertising. Its purpose will be to educate the public and health care professionals about a means of achieving optimal health and longevity, through the advocacy of higher-than-RDA ascorbate intake, along with that of other complementary and synergistic micronutrients or dietary substances.
LAUNCHING VITAMIN C FOUNDATION CLINICS
We envision clinics across the country that will provide walk-ins with access to intravenous vitamin C.
PROVIDING VITAMINS FOR THE POOR
Former Manhattan project physicist Theodore P. Jorgensen wrote us a letter. This American hero had a brilliant idea at the age of 99: provide every citizen with free vitamin C. It is the one thing government could do that would immediately solve the health care crisis.
While we wait for governments to act, our initiative will be to provide a nutritional program to the poor. The project will monitor participants' health and measure the change in associated costs of health care.