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Sunday, September 9, 2012

[AlternativeAnswers] Dr Bate's newsletter 9/9 - The Miracle Vitamin

*The "Miracle Vitamin - Ascorbic Acid

*
In medical school, there is little or no time spent on vitamins and
thousands of hours of instructions spent on pharmaceuticals (drugs). Add to
that lack, the total control of medical journals by Big Pharma advertising
and the result is most MDs are "educationally handicapped" about vitamins.

In the days of "wooden ships and iron men", the most dreaded disease was
scurvy. It was the result of a lack of vitamin C. Captain Cook and others
found that a little bit of lemon or lime juice every few days prevented it
and kept their sailors better able to do their duty to King and Country.
This is where the term "limey" came to be applied to English sailors.

*How the Vitamin C RDA Myth Started*

At the beginning of the last century, the then US government became
somewhat more worried about the public health than today's government and
funded several cereal companies to research and find a minimum amount of
vitamins that would prevent the deficiency diseases of scurvy, pellagra and
beri-beri.

Of course, the cereal companies were mostly concerned about pellagra and
beri-beri, (deficiencies of niacin - then known as B3 and a deficiency of
B2). They already knew that a lime a day or so prevented scurvy. So they
set up a MINIMUM DAILY ALLOWANCE (MDA) chart. It was (and is) designed to
be just enough to prevent these three terrible deficiency diseases. It has
been modified and added to along the way. But it is still a MINIMUM.

Also, along the way, the food industry lobbied successfully to change that
name to "Recommended Daily Allowance". This sounds better and it leads the
public to believe (as they do now) that this RDA is somehow good enough for
good health. The RDA is definitely NOT sufficient for good health. That's
the myth that has been promoted by advertising. The RDA amounts are barely
enough to prevent bad health. Particularly with vitamin C.

Because of this wide belief, even researchers are misled. Since the RDA for
vitamin C is only 75 mg (about an orange a day), then anything 5-10 times
that amount MUST be a "megadose". And that amount is used to test vitamin C
and to "scientifically prove" that vitamin C cannot cure a cold, a flu, or
a virus borne disease at all. Take any such studies with a salt shaker -
they are false!

*The Actual RDA For Good Health*

What isn't well known is the actual RDA for 'good health'. It turns out
that it's about 4000 mg (4 grams) of vitamin C per day per 150 pounds of
every primate. Every zoo vet knows this and since a 150 pound ape is very
valuable, they carefully make sure that they get this amount in food and
supplemental vitamin C. Since vitamin C only lasts in the bloodstream for
3-4 hours, splitting up any dosage is best. I use 2 grams AM and PM for
this reason.

You should know that all primates, monkeys, apes, and us), lost a very
important enzyme some 65 million years ago that is necessary to chemically
change glucose (blood sugar) into Vitamin C in the blood. Virtually all
other animals actually manufacture vitamin C in their bodies, increasing it
as needed with stress and or disease. That's why cats, dogs, vultures and
other animals can eat dead meat loaded with bacteria and not get sick. If
we could get that enzyme back, we'd be very healthy with all the junk food
that could transform into glucose. Oh well!

That ratio of about 4 grams per 150 pounds of body weight seems to be
pretty good for establishing "good health" guidelines for vitamin C. A
small mouse generates a proportional average amount of vitamin C daily. So
does a cow, or an elephant. The actual amounts that are generated depend on
how much is needed to combat any stress, fight germs, etc. Studies show
that most animals can generate 10 times this average as needed.

I weigh almost 200 pounds and I eat enough whole fruits so that I believe
that 4 grams per day is right for me. I take 2 grams with breakfast and 2
grams at supper, leaving noon for taking all other vitamins and minerals.
This way, the nutritional minerals needed aren't taken out of the
bloodstream by the vitamin C.
*Vitamin C and "Germs"*

Probably the most important job that vitamin C can do is kill bacteria and
virus cells in the bloodstream. Let's call them both "germs" for
simplicity. Remember that this killing is only effective in the
bloodstream. If germs get into an organ or a cell, vitamin C cannot reach
them.

Vitamin C kills invaders by combining with them and this uses up the
available vitamin C fairly quickly. Bacteria and viruses double in about 20
minutes (binary math gets big fast . This means that if you take only
enough vitamin C to kill off half of the invader before being used up, in
another 20 minutes, the invader is back up to the previous strength.

Very few of those scientists use much more than a few grams of C in their
tests. In most of the studies I've seen, only 500 to 2000 mg is used. That
might kill half of the invaders as in the example above. Or, let's be very
generous. Let's say that this researcher actually used a dose that kills
off 99% of the invaders. Would you believe that it only takes 140 minutes
to get back to original strength? No wonder that so many so-called
"scientific tests" show that vitamin C isn't effective against colds and
flu and other problems. If you take 1/100 of an aspirin, it probably won't
cure a headache either!

The above is why it is necessary to saturate the blood with vitamin C and
keep it saturated for some time in order to kill all the invaders. This
takes massive amounts of vitamin C. Now you see why some of the "scientific
studies" on vitamin C are not so scientific at all. Again, a clear case of
"educationally handicapped" researchers fooled by Big Pharma!

*Vitamin C and Bowel Tolerance*

While it is impossible to harm yourself by overdosing on vitamin C, there
is a point where the "overdose" causes diarrhea. This is actually a very
interesting signal. Where this saturation point is for any individual is
different and dependent on several factors. Bowel tolerance is used by
alternate health therapists to determine actual saturation level. Overdose
until that point where diarrhea just starts, then cut down to just below
that point.

The problem is how to cut down to that "point" just before diarrhea. Cut
down too little and you run the risk of the "germs" recovering, multiplying
and getting out of hand again. Too much and diarrhea may cause dehydration.
Diarrhea isn't that much fun, but it beats the snot out of a cold. (Bad
pun?)

Whenever I even think I might have a flu or cold coming on, I start taking
4 grams every 15 minutes until I just start diarrhea. Then I cut to every 2
hours or maybe every 2.5 hours trying to keep the bloodstream saturated
with vitamin C and trying to just keep at that point between blood
saturation and diarrhea.

As the "germs" are killed, that bowel tolerance gets lower and lower, so
you have to keep cutting back just to the point below diarrhea.

If you don't get to that bowel tolerance, then you might not get enough
vitamin C. I've seen patients get to 65-100 grams of vitamin C in one day.
I sometimes got to over 48 grams in a day with a cold or flu, but it's
usually over in less than 1 hours. Again, that beats the snot out of any
Big Pharma Cold Medicine.
*Vitamin C and Cancer*

Our only two time Nobel prize winner - Linus Pauling - wrote at length on
this subject. He did a research in Scotland with 100 "terminal" cases used
as controls. (Terminal cases means that the persons have an estimated 3-6
months to live). The test patients got 10 grams per day in divided doses
and the controls got none.

The results were startling. As I recall, about 80-90% of the controls had
died during the first 6 months, while most of the tested ones were still
living. At the end, all the controls died, while at least 40-50% of the
tested ones were alive and many of those were still alive 5 years later
after full remission.

Once again, an "educational handicap" is present, Few MD's realize that it
takes very large amounts of vitamin C to saturate the blood and without
this, the virus wins because of the reproduction rate. Adding vitamin C via
injection is much simpler for large amounts.

Many Cancers have been found to be mediated by virus cells. These are
susceptible to vitamin C in large doses as are all viruses. However, there
are several cancers - prostate, cervical, vagina and breast cancers that
are mediated by hormones and vitamin C is impotent against these. It can
only kill germs in the bloodstream.

An ironic fact: Linus actually died from prostate cancer, yet he was taking
18 grams a day of vitamin C. That mediation factor was unknown to him
obviously.

As you can easily see, the RDA figure of 75 mg is ridiculously short and
leaves us very susceptible to both bacterial and viral diseases.

(Ever wonder why humans (and the ape family) is more susceptible to disease
than our pets? Ascorbic acid vitamin C is the answer. They make it in
their body - we can't.)

*Vitamin C and Chelation of Toxic Minerals*

This brings us to one of most important uses of vitamin C - chelation of
minerals, particularly the heavy metals which are toxic in very small
quantities.

Chelate means to "grab onto" and there are several different chelators used
today. The "medical standard" is a chemical called EDTA and you can sit in
an MD's office with a needle in your arm for an hour, a couple of times per
week for a few months or more and it will take out any heavy metal that is
toxic. (Not cheap!)

While vitamin C isn't a true chelator, as it metabolizes the C with the
mineral, making it into an ascorbate form. This does the same job -
removing of ALL minerals from the bloodstream. It does it by combining with
all minerals (good and bad) and making a new chemical (ascorbate) out of
the combination that is water soluble. This means that it can be filtered
out by the kidneys and excreted by the urine pathway in the same way as all
chelators.

(As a memory tool when comparing vitamin C types, if it has my last name in
it (Bate), then it will not take out minerals - only the basic acid form
does that).

Remember that it takes out ALL minerals, so you MUST supplement with needed
minerals while chelating out all. (Yes, it's a "clunky" way to get bad ones
out - take out all, and then put back in the "good" ones. But it's the only
known way for all chelating methods).

A new chelator called zeolite has had mixed reports and there are several
more touted on some alternate health web sites. I cannot recommend them, as
I have no experience with them. I know that ascorbic acid C works!

The problem is that so-called heavy metals are toxic to humans in even
small amounts. These include mercury, arsenic, lead, cadmium and even
excess copper. I worked with many schizophrenic persons with excess copper
taking it out successfully with vitamin C in my former practice.

Since I was not an MD, I couldn't prescribe EDTA or other chelators. So, I
learned that vitamin C works as well as any chelator. (Carl Pfeiffer told
me first and referred me to Linus in 1981.) It also has several advantages
over the commercial chelation therapies as well. First, the cost is much
lower. Next, you have much better overall health while getting the problem
solved, even if it takes a year or more. Last and certainly not least,
there is no danger whatsoever.

VITAMIN C OVERDOSING! You really can't. The worst that can happen, even to
a baby, is that it may cause diarrhea. While diarrhea isn't a lot of fun,
it's not that dangerous to health!

There are some MD's that have been using chelation for years to take out
excess calcium that forms the "plaque" in blood vessels. The good idea here
is to get the calcium so low that even the calcium that is the 'backbone'
of the plaque in the arteries and veins is taken out. The rest of the
plaque consists of fatty (cholesterol and triglycerides) deposits that are
washed away by the bloodstream easily. This therapy is much cheaper than
by-pass surgery and much safer with no deaths recorded. No more need to
take statins, and no worry about high cholesterol. Let's cut into Big
Pharma's profits, and save a lot of money.


*Measuring Toxic and Nutritional Minerals*

There are several ways to measure all the minerals, but none are very
accurate. If you measure the blood, you get a measurement of what it was
when the sample was taken and that may be very different a few hours later.

Because chelated or metabolized minerals are excreted thru urine, a sample
there is slightly better, although it also can vary widely. A 24 hour
collection is much more accurate.

Another excretion route for minerals is the hair and fingernails. The
bloodstream deposits the minerals into those cells. Hair is a perfect
biopsy material. It doesn't spoil and can be shipped across country in a
simple envelope.

This method is pretty accurate, but there's a confusion factor. There is a
huge difference between the minerals that are needed in the body and toxic
minerals. The minerals that are toxic are recognized and are very quickly
filtered out of the bloodstream by the liver BEFORE they can get to the
brain. If these toxins such as mercury, lead, aluminum do reach the brain
they damage brain cells, and cause many problems including autism.

The brain and liver work together, and the brain keeps the liver from
releasing these toxins *Unless and Until* there is some chemical in the
bloodstream that can absorb these toxins and take them out of the body. If
Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C or Glutathione, or some chelating agent isn't
present then there won't be much mineral toxin to measure as a ratio
against nutritional minerals.

In autistic children, the levels of vitamin C and glutathione (natural
chelators) are often very low. Supplementation of glutathione is effective
but expensive. Most MD's don't even know about ascorbic acid vitamin C as
a chelator. So, the results of tests for mercury in many autistic children
often shows up as a 'false negative", even if the child is loaded with
mercury in the liver, and storage.

This, in my opinion, is part of the controversy about mercury in vaccines
causing autism. The usual testing for mineral toxicity just isn't accurate
enough for these children. The above facts have been used in court by Big
Pharma as false evidence that the mercury they put in vaccines as
preservatives wasn't the cause of autism. They lie a lot to cover up their
guilt.

If you want to test your mineral status and particularly your toxic mineral
status, start loading up on vitamin C for at least a few days prior to
either a blood or urine test and a couple of months before a hair analysis.
This pre-loading allows the release of any toxic minerals from storage into
the bloodstream and subsequent excretion. If you suspect that an infant is
autistic, test the mother - much more accurate mercury measurement.

One last point about vitamin C. It is made from corn sugar (dextrose).
There are many people who are allergic to corn. If anyone has allergic
reactions to multiple vitamins, it's usually because of corn allergy and
it's usually "unknown" as such to the person. There are some few companies
manufacturing ascorbic acid vitamin C from potatoes or other fruits.

For all those who would like to learn more about vitamin C as a "miracle
drug" here are some unbiased info by a few of these "greats":

Dr. Frederick R. Klenner's Clinical Guide to the Use of Vitamin C is posted
in its entirety at
http://www.seanet.com/~alexs/ascorbate/198x/smith-lh-clinical_guide_1988.htm

The complete text of Irwin Stone's book The Healing Factor is posted for
free reading at http://vitamincfoundation.org/stone/

http://www.doctoryourself.com/vitaminc2.html by Andrew Saul
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*Weekly Digest of Alternate Health Articles*

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From Natural News:
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Chinese pharmaceutical manufacturers caught using 'gutter oil' to make
antibiotics

http://www.naturalnews.com/037122_gutter_oil_pharmaceutical_factories_antibiotics.html
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Busted! Co-author of Stanford study that bashed organics found to have deep
ties to Big Tobacco's anti-science propaganda

http://www.naturalnews.com/037108_Stanford_Ingram_Olkin_Big_Tobacco.html---
Do you buy organic food? New York Times writer calls you a delusional cult
member suckered into a 'fable'

http://www.naturalnews.com/037094_Roger_Cohen_New_York_Times_organic_foods.html
---
How to reduce your exposure to common pesticides

http://www.naturalnews.com/037106_pesticides_exposure_herbicides.html
---
Debunking the cholesterol myth and cultivating true heart health

http://www.naturalnews.com/037105_cholesterol_myth_heart_health_diet.html
---
95 percent of American parents sacrifice their young children to the
vaccine industry

http://www.naturalnews.com/037092_children_sacrificed_vaccine_industry.html
---
Want healthier teeth? Coconut oil halts tooth decay! (Why doesn't your
dentist know this?)

http://www.naturalnews.com/037089_coconut_oil_bacteria_tooth_decay.html
---
Flawed organic foods study really just a media psyop to confuse the public
about organics while pushing GMOs

http://www.naturalnews.com/037065_organic_foods_mainstream_media_psyop.html
---
The CDC has the entire nation in a state of total paranoia over West Nile
virus, and now Manhattan is about to be sprayed with toxic chemicals:

http://www.naturalnews.com/037078_Manhattan_West_Nile_chemical_spraying.h
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Proposition 37 promises to require GMOs to be labeled on foods. The "No on
37" campaign is exposed as a complete fraud:

http://www.naturalnews.com/037077_Proposition_37_GMO_labeling_California.html
---
Honey and its many benefits to overall health and wellness

http://www.naturalnews.com/037076_honey_health_benefits_natural_sweetener.html
---
Study that sought to disparage health of eggs was authored by scientists
with financial ties to Big Pharma

http://www.naturalnews.com/037062_eggs_junk_science_financial_ties.html
---
From Dr Mercola:
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The Amazing Similarities Between this Toxic Sugar and Alcohol

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/09/09/ethanol-alcohol-and-fructose.aspx?e_cid=20120909_SNL_ArtNew_1
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BPA and Narrowed Arteries: New Study Links Plastics Chemical with Coronary
Artery Stenosis

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/09/08/bpa-narrowed-arteries.aspx?e_cid=20120908_DNL_artNew_2
---
Acceleration Training – The Russian Space-Age Technology That Can Take Your
Fitness Regimen to the Next Level

http://fitness.mercola.com/sites/fitness/archive/2012/09/07/power-plate-acceleration-training.aspx?e_cid=20120907_DNL_artNew_1
---
Six Apps that Can Help You Improve Your Fitness

http://fitness.mercola.com/sites/fitness/archive/2012/09/07/6-best-fitness-apps.aspx?e_cid=20120907_DNL_artNew_2
---
Not All Tech Advances Are Good for You

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/09/06/miradry-sweating-treatment-effects.aspx?e_cid=20120906_DNL_artNew_1
---
Why Did the FDA Approve a Generic Version of this Dangerous Drug?

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/09/06/actos-drug-side-effect.aspx?e_cid=20120906_DNL_artNew_2
---
New Charges of Fraud on Heels of Abbott's $1.5 Billion Plea Agreement

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/09/05/abbot-plea-on-seizure-drug-fraud.aspx?e_cid=20120905_DNL_artNew_2
---
Measles Vaccine Likely Caused Death of Four Infants in Nepal, Authorities
Say

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/09/04/measles-vaccine-kills-infants.aspx?e_cid=20120904_DNL_artNew_1
---
From Alliance for Natural Health:
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New Junk Science Study Dismisses Nutritional Value of Organic Foods

http://www.anh-usa.org/new-junk-science-study-dismisses-nutritional-value-of-organic-foods/
---
USDA Offers the Biotech Industry Blanket Immunity for Contaminating Organic
Crops

http://www.anh-usa.org/usda-offers-the-biotech-industry-blanket-immunity-for-contaminating-organic-crops/
---
FDA Turns South Floridians into Human Guinea Pigs

http://www.anh-usa.org/fda-turns-south-floridians-into-human-guinea-pigs/
---
From Easy Health Options:
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http://easyhealthoptions.com/alternative-medicine/nutrition/natural-ways-to-restore-and-maintain-digestive-health/

http://easyhealthoptions.com/alternative-medicine/nutrition/natural-ways-to-restore-and-maintain-digestive-health/
---
The Astounding Health Benefits Of One Simple Action

http://easyhealthoptions.com/weight-loss/the-astounding-health-benefits-of-one-simple-action/
---
The Hormone That's About To Ruin Your Health

http://easyhealthoptions.com/womens-health/the-hormone-thats-about-to-ruin-your-health/
---
From Newsmax Health:
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These 5 Junk Foods Can Be Good for You

http://www.newsmaxhealth.com/headline_health/healthy_junk_foods/2012/08/27/470910.html
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Pan-Fried Meat Ups Prostate Cancer Risk

http://www.newsmaxhealth.com/health_stories/Meat_Prostate_Cancer/2012/08/20/469588.html
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From Dr Bate:
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If you have purchased any Neuroliminal Training CD in the past, you are
entitled to purchase one (or more) CD at a 50% discount. If you have
friends or relatives that may need one, you can buy it for them at this
low price, or you can buy it for them and then charge them whatever you
want.

That's it for another week. I hope that it helps you in some way.


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