Vitamin C; The Granddaddy Of All Vitamins!
Genetics or vitamins, what will determine how long and well you live? Just this week a reporter for ABC news announced that our genes are truly the driving force for how long we will live. The news agency was promoting the idea that you really have no control over how long or well you live, it is all in your genetic makeup. So why bother to eat right and take supplements like vitamin C, if your genetic time clock will stop at its predetermined time anyway? The scientific evidence is abundant and the bible is clear on this issue. Your genes are not the driving force that determines your longevity. First, I am going to share two, out of hundreds of Bible verses, that declare God’s opinion about our ability to lengthen and improve our lives through our life-choices. Then I will give you the scientific evidence that confirms God’s word.
- Ephesians 6:1-3 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise),3 “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.”
- Deuteronomy 11:18,19a “Observe therefore all the commands I am giving you today, so that you may have the strength to go in and take over the land that you are crossing the Jordan to possess, and so that you may live long”
The bible does not say that your genes determine your longevity. The bible says your actions determine your strength and longevity. And if that ABC reporter wanted to be honest, the article in Scientific American he was referring to, did also give credit to lifestyle changes for promoting long life.4 True science is not in contradiction to God’s word, it actually confirms the Word of God. The study of epigenetics is another proof of this.
Scientific American has numerous articles on the new science of Epigenetics. Epigenetics is the discovery that lifestyle can change your genes. That is, your genetics are not static they can be altered. We will discuss more about epigenetics in a later article, stay tuned.
Linus Pauling, Author of “How to live longer and feel better”
Linus Pauling the only person to ever win two undivided Nobel Prizes.1 Pauling has been listed among the “20 greatest scientists of all time.” Francis Crick acknowledged Pauling as the “father of molecular biology“.
Linus Pauling is a great case against the idea that your genes determine your longevity. Pauling’s mother only lived to the age of 45, and his father died at the age of 34; not exactly the best genetic heritage that you could ask for. Despite his poor genetic makeup, Pauling lived to the ripe old age of 93 and was very productive in his later years. He attributes his longevity and strength to vitamin C and other supplements.
Linus Pauling, over his lifetime, tried many times to get the Mayo Clinic to repeat his studies his Studies showing vitamin C’s effect on Cancer, but they refused, or altered his techniques and in the end denied that his research in vitamins and minerals was of any value. It seems odd that a man of his stature and renown was unable to get the mainstream medical community to repeat his studies to see for themselves if his theories were true. But, Pauling persisted, and the world has embraced vitamin C as a valuable supplement. Unfortunately, most people who do take vitamin C don’t have any idea what quantities are necessary to get the results that Pauling promised. So here is the unedited version of Pauling journey to greatness and his recommended quantity of vitamin C intake per day.
In 1941, at age 40, Pauling was diagnosed with Bright’s disease, this disease is distinguished by, inflammation of serous membranes, hemorrhages, apoplexy, convulsions, blindness, coma and, if not treated properly, death. Following the recommendations of Thomas Addis, who actively recruited Ava Helen Pauling, Linus’s wife, as “nutritionist, cook, and eventually as deputy ‘doctor'”, Pauling was able to control the disease with diet changes and vitamin supplements. It was this instance that convinced Pauling that many deadly diseases could be controlled or eliminated with vitamin and mineral supplements.
In 1966 Pauling started taking 3 grams of vitamin C every day to prevent colds. It worked so well that Pauling published a scientific review of the practice.
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In the 1970’s, Linus Pauling discovered that it was the white blood cells that need a high dose of vitamin C… to combat the common cold. He also discovered that vitamin C was needed by white blood cells so that they could phagocytize (ingest and destroy) viruses and bacteria.2 This was a major breakthrough in human wellness.
In 1996 a website was created expounding Pauling’s treatment of heart disease, which it referred to as Pauling Therapy. Pauling proved that heart disease can be treated and even cured using only Lysine and Vitamin C and without drugs or heart operations.
In 1971 Pauling and Ewan Cameron, a cancer surgeon, wrote many technical papers and a popular book, Cancer and Vitamin C, that discussed their observations. Pauling made vitamin C popular with the public and eventually published two studies of a group of 100 terminal patients that proved vitamin C increased survival by as much as four times, compared to untreated patients. In that study they gave terminal cancer patients large-dose vitamin C supplements (10,000 mg. per day) they saw substantial relief in the 5th to 10th day of treatment. Their patient’s experience increased well-being, tumors were retarded or stopped. Particularly distressing pain from tumor pressure stopped and there was a relief from respiratory distress,3
Another landmark study was done by Dr. Abram Hoffer. Hoffer is a specialist in psychiatry, and in his Canadian practice (in Victoria, British Columbia). More than a decade ago he began to register cancer patients who had been sent to him because of emotional distress, usually, severe depression or anxiety. Dr. Hoffer put them on a regimen involving an average of 12,000 mg. per day of vitamin C and large amounts of vitamin E, vitamin B3, other B vitamins, beta-carotene, and some minerals. Initially, this was done to improve their mental state, but other benefits quickly became evident.
In a report published in the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine in 1990, Dr. Hoffer and Dr. Cameron, tracked 134 patients with advanced cancer who had come under Dr. Hoffer’s care. The report noted that 33 patients, refused the vitamins and minerals Dr. Hoffer recommended; those patients averaged only a few months of life after beginning therapy. The 101 patients with advanced cancer who followed the vitamin regimen prescribed by Dr. Hoffer, on average, lived 16 times longer than those who did not. Many of the 101 patients were still alive when the study was concluded, so the results may have been even greater.
So, if you don’t have cancer, do you still need vitamin C? Yes, vitamin C is the granddaddy of all vitamins and yields many many great benefits. Here are some other common ailments that vitamin C can cure.
Among other things, allergies, loose teeth and receding gums are a problem of insufficient vitamin C intake. In 2001 my wife’s allergies got really bad, she happened on to some information that suggested vitamin C was a natural antihistamine. Shary started taking about 5,000 mg. of vitamin C, she has never taken allergy medicine since she substituted it with vitamin C. More recently Shary had muscle, joint and tooth pain, she was also experiencing loose teeth and receding gums. Nothing she tried seemed to work until she started taking 10,000 mg of vitamin C. After the first night her teeth quit hurting and her joints started feeling better, she said it was the first time in months that she woke up without pain.
Vitamin C helps your immune system fight off all diseases. Most of us are not taking enough vitamin C to do any good. The governments recommended daily allowance of only 60 mg/ day, will barely keep you from having scurvy. Linus Pauling who made vitamin C a household word, recommended we take 3,000 to 10,000 mg/ day.
Here are some foods that are rich in vitamin C.
- Yellow bell peppers 569% of the RDA per pepper.
- Red bell peppers, 349% of the RDA per pepper.
- Green bell peppers, 220% of the RDA per pepper.
- Oranges, 116% of the RDA per orange.
- Broccoli has 149% of the RDA
- KIWI fruit has 151%
- Watermelon has 112% per cup.
Note: natural sources tend to be more digestible, thus, more usable to your body. Vitamin C is water soluble so it does not store up in the body and must be eaten every day. If you take too much vitamin C you will get the opposite of constipation (The other way of saying this seems so disagreeable) 🙂 Some people find this an added benefit.
God says it is what you do that determines how well and how long you will live, not your genetic make-up or your parental heritage.
Jeremiah 31:29 Contemporary English Version (CEV) 29 No longer will anyone go around saying, “Sour grapes eaten by parents leave a sour taste in the mouths of their children.”
You are going to have to eat good food, take vitamins and generally listen to the God given advice found in his word, the Bible. Happy eating and happy reading from my family to yours.
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- “None of These Diseases” by S. I. McMillen, M.D. and David E. Stern, M.D.
- “Let’s Play Doctor” by Dr. Joel Wallach
- “God’s Guide To Biblical Health and Healing” by Rev. Chris & Shary Schauermann
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- Pauling, Linus; Cameron, Ewan. Cancer and Vitamin C: A Discussion of the Nature, Causes, Prevention, and Treatment of Cancer With Special Reference to the Value of Vitamin C, Updated and Expanded (Kindle Locations 133-134). Camino Books. Kindle Edition.
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- Pauling, Linus (1930s). “Notes and Calculations re: Electronegativity and the Electronegativity Scale”. Oregon State University Libraries Special Collections. RetrievedFebruary 29, 2008.
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