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New journal articles on vitamin C provide more validation for Linus Pauling on the 100th anniversary of his birth

Virus of deadly disease spreads in Iran

New Type of Drug-Resistant Bacteria Reaches England

Mystery Fever Hits British Troops

Attack on alternative medicine could lead to alternative lawsuits

Challenge to Those Who Dispute this Website

The Flu in Nebraska

The British Spider Bite

Codex -  The Drug Pushers Are Trying to Take Your Vitamins Away Because They Are Afraid You Will Find How Effective Vitamins Are to Treat Many Disease Conditions.  This Amounts to Genocide That Will Probably Result in the Death of You or Some of Your Children

Bolen Firewall Report -  Health Freedom News

Elimination of Fear of Backfire Phenomena by Some Madman Makes Bacteriologic Warfare More Practical for Him

Smallpox Page

Officials in Afghanistan Confused about the Difference between Hemorrhagic Fever and Scurvy, 40 Dead Already

Flash!!!! Sloan-Kettering Admits Vitamin C Good for Something.***Finally!!***Is Hell Beginning to Freeze Over?

Flesh Eating Bacteria

Comment on current New Jersey Flu


Anthrax Page

Dengue Fever

Pneumonic Plague

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Robert F. Cathcart, M.D.

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Publications and reference links below.

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"Orthomolecular Medicine emphasizes natural substances such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids, essential fats, and diet in the prevention and treatment of diseases. Food and chemical sensitivities, candida, and parasites are considered important. Chelation for the elimination of heavy toxic metals is utilized where needed. I am especially interested in the use of mega doses of vitamin C, both orally and intravenously." -Robert F. Cathcart, M.D.- 

EBOLA - Acute Induced Scurvy



Dengue Fever

Flesh Eating Bacteria

Bacteriologic Warfare

Winter Vomiting in Great Britain

Publications by Robert F. Cathcart, M.D.

Minnesota Deaths

Stupid Propaganda about C and Colds

Ascorbate for Burns

Probable Cure for Legionnaire's Disease

Quackwatch Falsehoods being Revealed in Court

*****Vitamin C and Cancer NEWS******

Vitamin C in the Treatment of Cancer NEWS

**Polio Cured in 1948 with Intavenous C**

****Important Article on Glutathione****

**************AIDS News*************

*********Bubonic Plague NEWS********

**********Meningitis NEWS***********

*********Snake Bites & Bee Stings******

Ascorbate Should Help Prevent Damage from Ecstacy


Orthomolecular Medicine NEWS

Orthomolecular Health Medicine (OHM), formerly the Orthomolecular Medical Society (OMS), conferences accepted by the California Medical Association (CMA) for continuing medical education (CME)

Bolen Firewall Report -  Health Freedom News

This site is a takeoff on the Drudge Report that reports on various health problems such as the suppression of vitamins and minerals in the treatment of many diseases by the drug industry and others who profit from the sales and distribution of drugs where none drug treatments work better and would save many lives.

***All Persons with PLS Please Read This Link***

Ascorbate for Burns

Because of all the burns in New York and at the Pentagon, I would like to try again to tell the medical profession, if they would listen, how so much misery and how many infections and deaths could be averted if intravenous and topical sodium ascorbate would be used in the treatment of severe burns.  Note that in the above link to Klenner's article, he refers to the ascorbate used as ascorbic acid.  Actually, he means sodium ascorbate for intravenous and topical use.  This difference is caused by previous labeling practices.

Vitamin C Causing Cancer Absurdity - Created by the journal Science article:

IV Ascorbate Used in the Treatment of Cancer

Hugh Riordan, M.D.,

Intravenous Ascorbate as a Chemotherapeutic and Biologic Response Modifying Agent

RECNAC, which is cancer spelled backward

Intravenous Ascorbate as a Tumor Cytotoxic Chemotherapeutic Agent, by N. H. Riordan, H. D. Riordan,

Clinical and Experimental Experiences with Intravenous Vitamin C

Articles on the use on intravenous ascorbate in the treatment of cancer.

Intravenous Ascorbate as a Tumor Cytotoxic Chemotherapeutic Agent

Vitamin C and lipoic acid toxic to cancer cells

Case from the Center: Intravenous Vitamin C in a Terminal Cancer Patient,  Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine, Vol.11, No. 1, 1996.

  Sloan-Kettering Admits Vitamin C Good for Something

Vitamin C prevents DNA mutation induced by oxidative stress, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY.

  • Finally, I thought that hell would freeze over before Sloan-Kettering would admit that vitamin C was good for anything.  But how many generations and how many deaths will be necessary before it is admitted that ascorbate is useful as part of the treatment of almost all diseases.  This almost universal benefit is because massive doses of ascorbate neutralize massive amounts of free radicals and free radicals mediate all inflammations.  Most acute infectious diseases can be cured if the free radicals are eliminated.

Ascorbate Web, Read It Yourself.  An Outstanding Resource of Articles from Medical Literature on Vitamin C.

New insights into the physiology and pharmacology of vitamin C,  Canadian Medical Association Journal

In Extremis: First Aid for Advanced Cancer (or for anyone with cancer, at any stage)

Drug Cartel Plans Genocide by Outlawing Vitamins

Drug companies trying to shove Codex law to outlaw adequate doses of vitamins down the Earth population's throats so as to sell more drugs.  This ridiculous attempt amounts to GENOCIDE.   JOIN THE MOVEMENT TO STOP THIS and learn how not to need dangerous drugs.

Cause and Treatment of SIDS Found and Suppressed

Archie Kalokerinos, M.D.

His book, Medical Pioneer of the 20th Century, Describes how acute induced scurvy is the cause of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.)  His constant fight with the medical establishment in Australia and their refusal to listen to the obvious which would save thousands of infants is recorded.  Describes how innocent people are unjustly jailed for the shaken baby syndrome.  Describes the injustice of the Australian Nanny case (the most famous case of shaken baby syndrome.)  Describes many other nutritional problems of the Aboriginal children which are also present in white children all over the world.


The Answer to Crib Death “Sudden Infant Death Syndrome” (SIDS) by Joseph G. Hattersley

Cause Of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Remains Elusive

See the above book by Archie Kalokerinos, M.D., Medical Pioneer of the 20th Century, who has shown that SIDS is caused by acute induced scurvy. Why is this not investigated?   As far as I know there have never been any studies that refute this claim.  Is admitting that large doses of ascorbate that terrible?  In the reference by Hattersley above one can see the massive number of references on this subject in the literature.   This hiding of the efficacy of ascorbate is going from the ridiculous to the sublime.

New insights into the physiology and pharmacology of vitamin C with suggestions about investigating intravenous ascorbate in the treatment of cancer.

The proposed studies are fraught with possibilities of not making it work if previous patterns of investigating ascorbate are utilized.  One of the frequent problems of investigators who have contacted me about investigating ascorbate is that the investigational committees, ethics committee, or pharmacy committee will not allow the investigator to use adequate doses of ascorbate thereby insuring failure of the project.  To learn how to treat many cancers with ascorbate, the investigators should contact Hugh Riordan, M.D.    Refusing to do that I would suggest no less than 60-120 grams of sodium ascorbate intravenously rapidly infused at a rate of 60 grams in 2 to 3 hours every day for several months.  As the tumor resolves, the infusions may possibly be dropped to 2 times a week for a long time.   One caution is that if the patient has not been taking ascorbate orally in fairly large doses, they should be started on oral ascorbic acid very slowly if there is widespread metastasis.  This caution is because about one out of 100 tumors will suddenly drop dead at the sight of ascorbate and the sudden death of a large tumor mass may kill the patient. This caution was noted in Cameron and Pauling's Vitamin C and Cancer.  Additionally, I would suggest a overall nutritional support plan that Hugh Riordan, M.D. could help with.  Especially important in addition to the basic nutrients is alpha lipoic acid 100 mg 3 times a day.

Proof versus plausibility: rules of engagement for
the struggle to evaluate alternative cancer

The in vitro cytotoxicity of ascorbate depends on the culture medium used to perform the assay and involves hydrogen peroxide.

This paper is important when one is thinking about how ascorbate could selectively kill cancer and not normal cells.  Normal cells have catalase and cancer cells do not.

Polio Cured with Intravenous Vitamin C


Fred Klenner, M.D. Cured Polio in 1948 with Intravenous Sodium Ascorbate.



WHO Says One Polio Strain Eradicated but there are 2 strains remaining affecting more than 28,000 cases a year.  Why are not the more than 28,000 cases a year treated with intravenous sodium ascorbate which would cure most of them?  You know, of course, that how to cure polio was published in 1949?   You didn't know that?  I wonder why not.  There has never been a paper to counter Klenner's clinical observations.  I wonder why not.

Polio Victims Suffering Late Relapse

Virus of deadly disease spreads in Iran

  • Here we go again, another hemorrhagic fever.  These are diseases that involve so many free radicals rapidly that they cause an acute induced scurvy situation and bleeding starts all over the body.  The hemorrhagic fevers can be countered with massive doses of intravenous sodium ascorbate.  However, recognition of this fact would bring the general public to the conclusion that massive doses of ascorbate would be helpful in all infectious diseases and that would be a financial disaster for all the drug companies.  Remember that polio was cured back in 1948 and that was kept secrete because of the polio industry.  The problem is now that if some country such as Iran listened to all this, it would not take a genius to figure out that ascorbate would be a very important weapon in bacteriologic warfare.  Again I make the offer that if any allied military source or, like for instance, the CDC will listen to all this and do something about it for the benefit of the public, I will take all references to this of the website.  So far, no takers.  One of these days, either deliberately or accidentally, one of these hemorrhagic fevers is going pandemic and we are going to be caught with our pants down when the solution is so easy.  Are the profits of the drug companies all that important?

British Commuter bitten by a tropical spider

  • It is too bad that this woman was not treated with massive doses of intravenous sodium ascorbate.  This would have undoubtedly taken care of this problems shortly.  The spider bite itself would have been immediately detoxified, any allergic reaction would have been blocked, and any infection would be more rapidly eliminated.  Even if antibiotics were necessary to treat an infection the spectrum of activity of the antibiotic would be broadened and any allergic reaction to the antibiotic would be blocked.  See the comment on the next entry.  See the part of the article by Klenner on spider bites.


Pat Coleby on Vitamin C Treatment for SNAKE BITES

  • If you love animals, you should read this.  And when you realize that this works in dogs and other animals, why is it not used with humans.  It is interesting that these findings are being made in a different continent, Australia.  It appears that facts are facts in every part of the world.  I have had the experience in treating a warehouse worker with a recluse spider bite where he would have sloughed out down to bone part of his forearm where bitten.  However, because of massive doses of vitamin C, you could not see where he was bitten in 24 hours.

Yellow jackets swarm, kill man


Ascorbic Acid Prevents 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) (Ecstacy)-Induced Hydroxyl Radical Formation and the Behavioral and Neurochemical Consequences of the Depletion of Brain 5-HT

  • Although this study was done on rats (an ascorbate producing animal) anything that works on rats should work even better in humans.  The brain of a human who takes ecstacy cannot be proportionately much larger than a rat (rats are smart enough not to take ecstacy voluntarily) but in addition, since humans do not make ascorbate, they should be benefited even more than rats.

  • DEA Summary on Ecstacy

Flesh Eating Bacteria

Flesh eating rash that killed woman called rare

  • This disease would undoubtedly be ameliorated by massive doses of intravenous sodium ascorbate.  This is because step toxin seems neutralized instantly by sufficient doses of ascorbate.  I come to this conclusion because of my experience with strep throats and scarlet fever.  It turns out that the usual case of scarlet fever is the easiest disease of all to cure with massive doses of ascorbate.  This is because scarlet fever is caused by a allergic reaction to a minute amount of step toxin released by a strep infection which has been left over from an infection which is usually already gone.  The ascorbate instantly neutralizes that minute amount of strep toxin so that the disease immediately resolves, sometimes in 15 minutes.  In the case of these flesh eating rashes caused by streptococcus, the massive doses of ascorbate would have to be administered until the disease resolves because the infection continues to release toxin until the bacteria is killed.  Massive doses of ascorbate also has the advantage of broadening the spectrum of activity of penicillin and prevents allergic reactions to penicillin.  I would recommend starting with at least 180 grams of sodium ascorbate (60 grams in 500 cc lactated Ringers in 8 hours 3 times a day).  The dosage should be increased and given more rapidly if the rash and fever does not resolve in a few hours.  It is possible that the rate should be increased to 60 grams in 500 cc of lactated Ringers in 4 hours or even more rapidly if necessary.

  • In cases where there is some other bacteria involved rather than or in addition to streptococcus, the massive doses of ascorbate would neutralize free radicals preventing free radical deaths if the ascorbate is given soon enough and fast enough.  It would increase the spectrum of activity of the appropriate antibiotics and prevent allergic reactions to them.

Recognize Symptoms



Bubonic Plague NEWS

US health officials keeping an eye on potential bubonic plague exposure

  • Note by RFC:  All of these severe acute infectious diseases do great damage and kill partly because of free radicals.  If these free radicals are eliminated the disease runs a short, more benign course.  This neutralization of the deadly free radicals can be accomplished by intravenous sodium ascorbate.  I would think that 120 to 180 grams of sodium ascorbate intravenously per 24 hours until much better followed by bowel tolerance doses of ascorbic acid for several more days until the patient feels well would be indicated.  This will not conflict with the appropriate antibiotic and make allergic reactions to the antibiotic non-existent.



Football players spread meningitis

Study Finds University Students In Dormitories At Increased Risk Of Meningitis

Meningitis Scare Fills Clinic Lines

  • These patients should be given intravenous vitamin C along with the standard treatments including antibiotics where indicated.  The IVC would ameliorate the disease considerably and probably save some lives.  Sufficiently large amounts of ascorbate easily cross the blood brain barrier and protect the brain and spinal cord from free radical damage.

Ohio to Begin Meningitis Shots

One dead, at least three others are infected with meningitis

Massive rise in lethal form of meningitis

  • This disease is made more deadly because of the "acute induced scurvy" involved.  This means that intravenous sodium ascorbate and later bowel tolerance doses of ascorbic acid should be administered along with the appropriate antibiotic.  Not only does the ascorbate broaden the spectrum of activity of the antibiotics against bacteria and works synergistically with the antibiotic, but it avoids allergic reactions to the antibiotic.  The susceptibility of sick people to allergic reactions is because of the up-regulation of the immune system while you are sick.  This up-regulation is caused by free radicals.  If the free radicals are neutralized by massive doses of ascorbate, the immune system, as far as allergic reactions are concerned, is down-regulated so that allergic reactions to the antibiotics do not occur.  However, unlike steroids that universally down-regulate the immune system, ascorbate up-regulates the ability of white cells to kill viruses and bacteria.

The incidence of meningitis "surges" after the flu because the acute induced scurvy induced by the flu decreases the ability of the body to fight off the meningitis bacteria.

Meningitis Campaign: Too Much For Too Few?

  • This article is interesting because it is cost accounting the value of human lives.  It is ironic in that a disease that can be treated with intravenous sodium ascorbate in combination with the appropriate antibiotics is being considered too expensive to vaccinate against because more die of road accidents, suicides, and AIDS.  Ok, but when a case of meningitis occurs, why not treat it with ascorbate?  There have to be some hidden costs of treating with ascorbate for them not to use it.  Cannot we see around the possible profit to a drug company.   Would it be so terrible to treat the dying cases with ascorbate.  OK, OK, if you cured a case of meningitis with IVC, it might occur to a child that IVC might cure a lot of other things, so I guess we have to accept these deaths.  Too bad.


Measles Kills 45 in India; May Be New Type

Ascorbic acid in large doses orally will ameliorate measles.  In cases where there is inflammation of the brain, intravenous sodium ascorbate should be used.  These types of diseases kill by way of free radicals.  This is a very simple situation to solve.  You just give massive doses of ascorbate in sufficient amounts to provide the electrons to neutralize the free radicals.  The person's immune system then makes short work of the virus.  This works with all acute self-limiting viral diseases because they all kill or cause symptoms and complications with free radicals.

Legionnaire's Disease

Legionnaire's Disease - Probable Cure

The president of one of the companies that I have worked with in the past told me this story:  In 1976, he and his friend went to a conference in Philadelphia.  A few days after he came home, he came down with what he thought was bronchitis.  He said that he thought that it would be a good time to try "Cathcart's titrating to bowel tolerance" with vitamin C.  So he began taking ascorbic acid in large doses (actually he did not get to tolerance at first).  The next day he was not well but he was still working.  So he raised the dose.  Still no diarrhea; he was not well but still working.  Then he heard that his friend had died!!!  He went to his doctor who tested his blood and prescribed him erythromycin.  The first dose made him so sick that he did not take more erythromycin.  He increased the dose of C and after a few days was all well.  The blood work had come back by this time and it showed he had had Legionnaire's disease.  The conference he had gone to was that famous Legionnaire's meeting.  His friend had died of the disease. 

OK gang, why don't you try this?  With a death rate of 20%-50% what could it hurt?  Those who are not yet hospitalized can try the titrating to bowel tolerance method (Do see your doctor and take his prescription probably of erythromycin.)   However, if you are in the hospital and can get your physician's cooperation, be given intravenous sodium ascorbate.   Recovery should be quite rapid.  It cannot hurt and may save your life.  There is no conflict between ascorbate and antibiotics and the ascorbate will, most probably, block any true allergic reaction to the antibiotic.

2nd Autoworker Dies of Legionnaires, March 17, 2001

The massive doses of ascorbate almost always prevents secondary infections.

One dead in Ohio Legionnaire's outbreak, March 16, 2001

Legionnaire's Disease Closes Ford Plant, March 16, 2001

Legionnaire's disease closes Ford plant, March 14, 2001

Frantic over Scarlet Fever

Scarlet Fever Found in Seven D.C. Schools

6 D.C. Students Have Scarlet Fever


Weekly Update: West Nile Virus Activity ---United States, September 12--18, 2001

West Nile Virus Activity --- Eastern United States, 2001

  • From reading this article the importance and danger of this disease is obvious.  All of these cases should have the free radicals generated by the disease neutralized by intravenous sodium ascorbate followed by oral ascorbic acid to bowel tolerance.  Properly utilized these would save the lives of all cases with the possible exception of those also extremely ill with something else.  It is the free radicals that kill in an ordinary case.

The Outbreak of West Nile Virus Infection in the New York City Area in 1999

  • From reading this article the importance and danger of this disease is obvious.  All of these cases should have the free radicals generated by the disease neutralized by intravenous sodium ascorbate followed by oral ascorbic acid to bowel tolerance.  Properly utilized these would save the lives of all cases with the possible exception of those also extremely ill with something else.  It is the free radicals that kill in an ordinary case.

States Regroup On West Nile Disease

  • Here it comes again.  Why not use intravenous sodium ascorbate on seriously ill patients and neutralize all their free radicals so as to save their life.

US Physicians Warned That West Nile Virus Is Spreading Beyond the Northeast

West Nile Virus Kills N.J. Man

  • Here it comes.  Why not try ascorbate in these deathly ill patients.

West Nile virus spreading rapidly, officials warn

West Nile Virus Coming to a Neighborhood Near You?

Scientists keep an eye out for new outbreaks of a rare mosquito-borne virus.

  • When you read this article realize that the severe inflammatory damage is caused by free radicals.  Massive doses of ascorbate will neutralize those free radicals if enough ascorbate is used.  This is a matter of chemistry.

The Plague Dogs: The Black Death Is Decimating Montana Prairie Dogs

  • This disease involves free radicals. Therefore, massive doses of ascorbate would ameliorate the disease.  During the acute phase of the disease sodium ascorbate intravenously would markedly decrease the symptoms.  The appropriate antibiotics should be utilized.   The ascorbate will eliminate allergic reactions to the antibiotics.  Later, maintenance bowel tolerance doses of ascorbic acid should be utilized.

Army Asked To Fight Mosquito Virus

U.S. totally unprepared for bioterrorism

  • The Defense Department should really learn how to use massive doses of ascorbate.  It would certainly be of help in some of these circumstances described.

Mosquitoes Are Not Only A Pest But A Huge
Health Threat

  • I do not have experience with malaria but massive doses of ascorbate are bound to ameliorate the disease.  It might be that with malaria, the use of massive doses of ascorbate would broad the spectrum of activity of the appropriate antibiotics as it does with resistant bacterial diseases.  I do have the experience to say that massive doses of ascorbate will cure acute self-limiting viral diseases.  Ascorbate in massive doses will cure or ameliorate a disease in proportion to how important free radicals are in the perpetuation or symptoms of the disease.  The secret of the massive doses is that we are throwing away the vitamin C for the electrons carried by the vitamin C.  We are wasting much of the vitamin C for the electrons carried.   When free radicals are surrounded by a sufficient reducing redox potential (free electrons), they are neutralized.  This is a matter of chemistry.  It always works.

US facing 'silent epidemic' of hepatitis C

  • Since acute hepatitis A, B, C, etc., is easily cured with massive doses of ascorbate, intravenously and with follow-up with oral ascorbic acid, it is tragic that it is not properly utilized.  Hepatitis C is a special problem because only about a quarter of cases present as acute (when it would be easily cured).  Chronic hepatitis C is more of a problem, however with massive doses of ascorbic acid orally, a no sugar diet, and many other nutrients, I have never seen a case to go onto acute hepatic necrosis or cancer of the liver.

Explanation of how Massive Doses of Ascorbate Cure Acute Viral Diseases from Colds to Polio and Lassa Fever, Etc., Distemper and Kennel Fever

New Type of Drug-Resistant Bacteria Reaches England

  • If massive doses of sodium ascorbate are used intravenously, it will invariably prevent free radical deaths and ameliorate or cure  the disease.  What is important in this case is that massive doses of ascorbate vastly broadens the spectrum of activity of antibiotics while preventing allergic reactions to those same antibiotics.  By neutralizing the free radicals in the tissues involved in the disease, swelling which cuts down on circulation allows better penetration of the antibiotic but more importantly reverses the acute induced scurvy in the involved tissues so that the patients own white cells can resume fighting the infection effectively. 

Mystery Fever Hits British Troops

  • It does not matter what the cause of the fever is, if massive doses of sodium ascorbate are used intravenously, it will invariably prevent free radical deaths and ameliorate or cure  the disease.  The ascorbate should be started even before the definitive diagnosis is made.  If after the definitive diagnosis is made there is anything left of the disease (it is likely to have been cured by this time) then the standard treatment can be added to the ascorbate treatment.  The ascorbate would even block any allergic reactions to any necessary antibiotics.  Let's see if the British value their soldiers more than the profits of the drug companies.  I will not hold my breath but if anyone wants to consult on this, I am available to allied military.

Scientists identify virus afflicting British
troops in Afghanistan

  • So, the organism has been identifies as a virus.  This means that antibiotics will do no good.  Believe me, it would be cheaper to give these men a couple of days of intravenous sodium ascorbate in a field hospital than to ship them out somewhere.  Their recovery would be very rapid and reliable.  But they will use drugs, after all this is the point, sell drugs.

Girl dies of rare virus; 2 other deaths probed: Disease believed to be spread by rodents

  • So here is one of these diseases that kill by overwhelming the victim with free radicals. Now it is here in California. What harm could there possibly be in neutralizing all those free radicals with massive doses of ascorbate?   IVC followed by bowel tolerance doses of ascorbic acid by mouth would be obviously beneficial.

A pilot study to ascertain carotid artery status in high potency vitamin C supplement takers

Aortic wall damage in mice unable to synthesize ascorbic acid

  • Hopefully, these mice that do not make ascorbate will help some "scientists" understand the use of massive doses of ascorbate.  If what we already know works in humans (anecdotal evidence) can be made to work in mice, THAT IS SCIENCE.

Virus Found In Mosquitoes, NYC Birds

  • Are we going to go through another season of people dying of a disease that could certainly be ameliorated by massive doses of ascorbic acid by mouth and, where necessary, intravenous sodium ascorbate?

Researchers Identify Killer Virus

  • Note that in this disease animals usually survive where 40% of humans die.  The animals, of course, have sense enough to make ascorbate in large amounts.  Humans cannot  make ascorbate in their bodies but can make it in their chemical plants but so far most lack the intelligence to take it in large amounts necessary to cure diseases such as this..

Hospitals told to make emergency plans to cope with biological terrorism attacks

  • While this report is about the danger in the UK it is concluded that the danger is greater in the U.S.  I can guarantee that if physicians would learn how to use massive doses of ascorbate, the deaths and injuries from such an attack would be less.

Aid worker with suspected Lassa fever is critical

  • The question is whether his doctors will give intravenous C and whether, if others in the hospital start dying, will they be given intravenous C.  Will they allow the acute induced scurvy kill him?

If virus resurfaces, threat could grow, entomologist says

REPORT: Almost 2,000 people may have been infected with the West Nile virus in New York City...

Return of the killer virus that spread terror in New York

  • Here it comes again.  Will they use adequate doses of sodium ascorbate intravenously this time to cure the acute induced scurvy that makes the disease frequently fatal.  By adequate doses of sodium ascorbate, I mean around 180 Grams of sodium ascorbate intravenously every 24 hours until the patient is well.   Low doses will not work except if they use low doses and it fails, the study would be a publishable paper.  The high, adequate doses in the past have not been publishable but maybe one of these years..........  The reason it takes such huge doses is that the massive amounts of free radicals made by these diseases that cause acute induced systemic scurvy are so great that it takes massive doses of ascorbate at a rapid rate to neutralize the free radicals being produced at a rapid rate.  Small doses will not accomplish this.  Why is that so difficult to understand?

Massachusetts on mosquito alert

The Clogging of the Carotids with 500 mg/day Doses of Vitamin C.  (See toward the end of this site under another point of view.)

Comments on NEWS coverage on all this.

West Nile virus RNA found in New York mosquitoes

Decline In Lung Antioxidants Linked To Asthma Attacks

  • No kidding, why don't they use massive doses of ascorbate (the cheapest and most effective antioxidant) that I have known for years to be effective against asthma.

US Biological Attack Said Inevitable

US Intelligence Sees Growing Disease Threat

  • We had better quit ignoring the Massive Doses of Vitamin C cures of many of these diseases before it is too late.  Even if an epidemic broke out which was 90% fatal, it would take too long for the medical profession to get its act together.  I do not look forward to a small population of vitamin C takers left to populate the world.

What Makes An Epidemic An Epidemic

  • An epidemic of the flu in a country is where they are too dumb to know how to use ascorbate properly.

It's Not A Flu Epidemic - Yet

  • In the US the worst is yet to come . This epidemic is totally unnecessary because we can cure the flu with massive doses of ascorbic acid orally and, in the worst cases (or cases who also have ulcers, gastritis, etc., preventing taking adequate dose of ascorbic acid), with intravenous sodium ascorbate.   The flu virus damages mitochondria in the affected tissues which cause the mitochondria to make free radicals.  These free radicals damage adjacent mitochondria which cause them to make more free radicals.  A free radical cascade results.   This massive amount of free radicals destroys all the vitamin C in the affected tissues.  Without vitamin C the white cells cannot eat up the viruses.  The only thing that saves most is that after a week or so, the antibodies destroy the viruses.   Antibodies are turned on by free radicals.  In the meantime, the "acute induced scurvy " in the affected tissues may result in pneumonia, sinusitis, otitis media, etc.  All this can be averted with massive doses of ascorbate.  What we are doing with the truly massive doses of ascorbate is throwing away the vitamin C for the electrons carried by the vitamin C.  We are driving the electrons in high concentration (forcing a reducing redox potential) into the affected tissues and neutralizing the free radicals.  Incidentally, it also provides enough vitamin C in the affected tissues so that the white cells come out fighting mad and destroy the viruses immediately.  This phenomenon is a threshold phenomenon: a high enough concentration of ascorbate and its electrons must be achieved, and then suddenly the free radicals are neutralized.  Lesser doses will not accomplish this.  If done properly, the massive doses of ascorbate will cure the disease.

20,000 may die from new flu in UK

  • For God's sake, they can use intravenous sodium ascorbate and stop this carnage. These patients should be given up to three bottles of 60 grams of sodium ascorbate per 24 hours until they are much better, then continue bowel tolerance doses of ascorbic acid until well.  If the doctors will not give the sodium ascorbate intravenously then take the bowel tolerance doses of ascorbic acid by mouth and if you have a strong stomach, it will probably save your life.

Flu victims stored in lorry morgues

  • This is tragic.  These patients are dying of acute induced scurvy.   Intravenous ascorbate should be used in all these flu cases.  Ascorbate would markedly reduce the death rate.

Virulent Flu Strain Taxes Hospitals

  • This Flu is obviously causing Acute Induced Scurvy and this causes the spread into bronchitis, pneumonia, etc., and we will be very lucky if there are no deaths among some elderly.  All this could be averted with massive doses of ascorbic acid orally or in severe cases intravenous sodium ascorbate.

True Y2K Bug Hits: Influenza

  • This is ridiculous.  Many people will die if ascorbate is not used.

From Medical Tribune: ‘C’ Is For Crucial Vitamin C is the most important water-soluble nutrient, by Ross Pelton.

  • Comment by RFC:  The Medical Tribune, which under the guidance of the great humanitarian and medical prophet Arthur M. Sackler, M.D., followed my early work on vitamin C ( 1, 2, 3),  is still in the forefront in reporting the importance of nutritional and integrative medicine ( 1, 2).

Concerning the resistant tuberculosis coming out of prison camps in Russia and its inevitable spread around the world: there is good evidence that ascorbate would greatly assist in the treatment of this disease.

Concerning the Viral Encephalitis in New York (and apparently people in Connecticut should  be ready with this also):

Acute Induced Systemic Scurvy Watch   

            Comment by RFC: Note in all of these cases that develop into a  hemorrhagic fever, the toxicity of the disease is so severe as to deplete all of the bodies of vitamin C, this results in acute induced systemic scurvy which results in hemorrhaging from many tissues of the body. The administration of intravenous vitamin C in combination with the standard treatments for the disease would reduce the fatality rates of these diseases.   In all these diseases, if the serum vitamin C were to be measured, it would be found to be zero.  This then results in the breakdown of all tissues requiring collagen which includes blood vessels. Hemorrhage results (a classic sign of scurvy.)

    Graph of Normal Increasing Bowel Tolerance to Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)

   Hypothesized Graph of Normal Increasing Bowel Tolerance to Ascorbic Acid in Hemorrhagic Fevers.

  • Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers, 15 viral diseases in 4 families of viruses have been classified as hemorrhagic fevers.  What they have in common is that they all suddenly deplete all of the victims vitamin C causing acute induced systemic scurvy.

                The patient was bleeding from many places.  This turned out not to be Ebola but the patient died of a hemorrhagic fever                   complication of yellow fever.
                600 cases of dengue including 10 cases of  hemorrhagic dengue
  • Ebola -like virus kills 73 in Congo gold mine, 9/10/99

       73 have died of hemorrhagic fever
  • Netscape Search on Scurvy

    Comment by RFC: Note that these classic cases of scurvy are the result of chronic deficiency of vitamin C.  Imagine what happens when a severe infectious disease wipes out all of the vitamin C in the body in a few hours.  The capillaries hemorrhage all over the body.  Some patients with a disease such as Dengue Fever, if they started out in very good health or have early treatment, etc., may not go onto the hemorrhagic stage; but if the disease is able to totally deplete the vitamin C of the body, shortly the hemorrhages start and the white cells cannot fight the virus.  Death is almost certain unless the acute systemic scurvy is treated with massive doses of C.   The doses have to be massive because the massive amounts of free radicals generated by the disease process destroy the vitamin C at such a rate that the doses based upon the usual concepts of how vitamin C should be administered are many times inadequate. 

New Article: Why Don't Massive Doses of Ascorbate Produce Kidney Stones?  Breaking information about Nanobateria


Robert Cathcart, M.D. spoke at the Health Trends 2000 Conference August 27-29th at Radisson-SAS-Scandinavia Hotel, Copenhagen arranged by the Danish Society of Orthomolecular Medicine, "Vitamin C, The Premier Free Radical Scavenger."

   Slides of the above talk.



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Publications of Fred R. Klenner, M.D.

Polimyelitis cured in the epidemic of 1948.

The Treatment of Poliomyelitis and Other Virus Diseases with Vitamin C.   Comment by RFC:  Note that this paper was published in 1949.

The Classic Paper on Intravenous Vitamin C

The Classic Paper by Fred R. Klenner, M.D,  1971, Observations On the Dose and Administration of Ascorbic Acid When Employed Beyond the Range Of A Vitamin In Human Pathology sodium ascorbateSee my article on how to make intravenous C solutions.  Comment by RFC:  This paper repeatedly refers to intravenous ascorbic acid.  My personal experience, my talking with Klenner, and with his wife, who served as his nurse, would indicate that he means sodium ascorbate when he uses ascorbate intravenously or intramuscularly.  To Print this Classic Paper in Adobe Acrobat.

Significance of High Daily Intake of Ascorbic Acid in Preventive Medicine, by Fred R. Klenner, M.D.

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Preparation of Intravenous Vitamin C - Sodium Ascorbate,   For MD's Only


Orthomolecular Physicians - (some sites under construction)


Medical Pioneer of the 20th Century, Describes how acute induced scurvy is the cause of SIDS, Described how innocent people are unjustly jailed for shaken baby syndrome, Describes the injustice of the Australian Nanny case (the most famous case of shaken baby syndrome.)  Describes many other nutritional problems of the Aboriginal children which are also present in white children all over the world.











The Roots of Molecular Medicine: A Tribute to Linus Pauling




















Orthomolecular Web Sites:








The Linus Pauling Institute

Linus Pauling Research Notebooks

The Linus Pauling Papers

Linus Pauling Video Snippets

Linus Pauling Photographic Plates

On the Orthomolecular Environment of the Mind: Orthomolecular Theory


AMERICAN SCIENTISTS SAY  THEY INVENTED A CURE FOR HEART DISEASE IN 1991 This site is dedicated to the memory of Linus Pauling (1901-1994)

Evidence that Vitamin C Saves up to 621,000 Lives from Heart Disease Alone

New journal articles on vitamin C provide more validation
for Linus Pauling on the 100th anniversary of his birth

  • The problem with all the previous articles and partly the problem with the present articles is that they are all discussing doses that are either too small or just marginally enough to produce a suggestive result.  One would suspect that those pushing and manufacturing drugs are perpetuating this deception so as to keep the real value of massive doses of ascorbate from being recognized by the public.  The press is equally guilty of perpetuating the controversy about small doses of C and refuses to cover the effects of massive doses of ascorbate.  Remember that Klenner cured polio back in 1948 with intravenous and intramuscular injections of massive doses of sodium ascorbate and this has been kept secrete by all concerned at the cost of numbers of deaths and disability that amount to genocide.  In articles mentioning cancer, it is negligent not to discuss the recent discoveries of Riordan about the use of intravenous sodium ascorbate in the treatment of cancer.  I am particularly concerned about the implications of all this and bacteriologic warfare or a pandemic of hemorrhagic fever because massive doses of ascorbate would be a very effective treatment.  The only rational explaination of all this is to protect the profits of the drug companies.  As Hitler said, it is easier to convince the public of a big lie than of little lies.  Perhaps the biggest lie of the 20th Century is that there is no cure of the common cold.


Abram Hoffer, M.D., PhD., F.R.C.P. (C)

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Related Articles and Sites

  • Oxygen Society, Rusting from Within, The Dark Side of O2

    • Abstract:  Free radicals produced as by-products of aerobic metabolism in mitochondria contribute to certain neurodegenerative diseases and aging. At the forefront of the fight against these scavengers, the Oxygen Society and its members seek to understand the
      mechanisms of free radical damage and develop interventions to slow the damage.


    • Comment by RFC: This reference shows that the university professors have become interested in free radicals.  The thing I would like to emphasize is the tremendous volume of free radicals generated by damaged mitochondria in infectious disease and serious trauma.  Free radical scavengers neutralize free radicals by donating electrons to them.  It is becoming politically correct in nutritional medicine to give many free radical scavengers together, such as vitamin C, vitamin E, beta carotene, alpha lipoic acid, selenium, etc., because it is known that they work together as a team, the so-called buddy system, to neutralize free radicals by repairing mitochondria and making sure that none of the “team” of the free radical scavenging system is lacking. 

      Because the number of electrons usually carried at any instant is not enough to neutralize the free radicals formed when a patient is sick, it is usually the mitochondria that actually refuel the free radical scavengers so they can be used repeatedly and continue to donate electrons to neutralize free radicals.  The most critical point I want to make is that when a patient is very sick, the number of free radicals formed and the damage to the mitochondria make it impossible for the whole free radical scavenging system to provide enough electrons to neutralize most of the free radicals. 


      What I am doing with the massive doses of ascorbate is throwing away the vitamin C for the electrons carried.  It is possible to administer enormous amounts of ascorbate carrying massive amounts of extra electrons in order to neutralize the massive amounts of free radicals generated by serious disease processes and injuries.  This “ascorbate effect” is a threshold effect where sufficient reducing redox potential forces electrons into the oxidized tissues and neutralizes all the free radicals.

    William J. Rea, M.D., Environmental Health Center-Dallas  This site is excellent for those with food, chemical and heavy metal sensitivities.



  • Bernard Rimland, Ph.D.   Autism Research Institute.











Health News

(note: I am leaving some of the following links in place even after they have been discontinued because they still serve to illustrated the large number of articles coming out of the lay press that prove that nutrients are of value.  They put some of the statements in a following section "Another Point of View" in proper perspective.)

  • Guinea Pigs as Models for Cholesterol and Lipoprotein Metabolism

    • This article is very interesting in that many areas of guinea pig health problems are similar to human health problems.  The fact that guinea pigs do not make ascorbate similar to man and monkeys is undoubtedly the reason for this.  Guinea pigs would be a much better model on which to conduct experiments on human diseases not like the ascorbate producing animals like rats and mice.


  • RFC comment:  It could be that this is one of the reasons why large doses of ascorbate prevent so many heart attacks.  With infections being a major factor in heart attacks, this would explain one of the effects of large doses of C.  Not only does C neutralized the free radicals caused by the infection but it helps the immune system get rid of the infection.  No one in their right mind would want to take antibiotics all the time but taking C all the time is a very healthy thing.

Possible Use of Ascorbate in Bacteriologic Warfare

  • Ebola-style killer virus sweeps Afghan border

    Maybe we should fear this type of virus occurring naturally in addition to bacteriologic warfare.  If you get Ebola, your only hope is intravenous sodium ascorbate followed by oral ascorbic acid to tolerance.  Ebola is about a 500 gram disease.  This means that the free radicals produced by this terribly toxic disease destroys potentially 500 grams of ascorbate (if it were available.)  If this amount of ascorbate is not available, it causes acute induced systemic scurvy.  (See the diagrams below.)  This results in bleeding in all the tissues of the body;  the collagen begins to break down and cannot be replaced without some vitamin C.  The only chance would be massive amounts of intravenous sodium ascorbate.  How to do this takes some practice.  The medical profession better get with it immediately in order to learn how to use this substance.  Sodium ascorbate needs to be stockpiled.  Never mind the fact that this will lead to a general understanding of how massive doses of ascorbate work and will markedly reduce the sales of almost all drugs for other conditions.  This is a potential national emergency and the decrease in drug sales consideration has to be abandoned.  This paper on how vitamin C does not prevent colds and the concept that 1 to 3 grams of ascorbate is a large dose illustrates the fact that the medical profession is still in the kindergarten on the subject of ascorbate.  This comes from deliberately ignoring the subject for generations at an immense cost in morbidity and mortality.


  • U.S. Steps Up Germ Defense, Speeds Smallpox Vaccine

  • Report: U.S. Ill-Prepared for Bio Attack

  • Anthrax Drug Sales Are Up!

    • The mortality rate is 10% to 20$ for untreated cutaneous anthrax but is very low with antibiotic treatment.  In contrast, the mortality rate for inhalation anthrax approaches 100%, and therapy is usually unsuccessful. The inhaled form is what happens when anthrax is sprayed on people in bacteriologic warfare.  The mortality rate for treated gastrointestinal anthrax is about 50%.  Anthrax meningitis is usually fatal. 

      Since anthrax kills mostly by way of free radicals, intravenous ascorbate in massive doses should improve these statistics considerably.  However, physicians have to prepare for such an attack in advance or else they will not know how to administer the ascorbate and will not have sufficient amounts available.

      As to smallpox, the mortality rate is from 20% to 50%.  If intravenous sodium ascorbate were utilized most of these cases could survive.  The reason is that smallpox is at least a 400 to 500 gram disease which rapidly results in acute induced scurvy.  This causes bleeding from almost every tissue.  This is because massive amounts of free radicals are generated by the mitochondria and other parts of cells damaged by this very toxic virus.  Intravenous sodium ascorbate in massive amounts would prevent this and markedly reduce the morbidity and mortality of the disease.

  • Experts Suggest Bio War Could Be Worse

    • See comments on the next entries.  This refusal to learn how to use massive doses of ascorbate on bacterial and viral infections in this time of national emergency is ridiculous and could cost the life of millions to say nothing of the horrible pain and deaths from burns that could be averted with these massive doses of ascorbate.  In most cases these  problems kill by way of free radicals.  Sufficient doses of ascorbate will neutralize those free radicals.  It is all a matter of dose.
  • US lawmakers warned of "dark winter" in case of bioterrorist attack

    • See the comment of the next entry.  If anyone knows how to get in touch with any of the people listed in this link, please let me know.  Unfortunately, I have found this usually worthless because they are more interested in sounding good than doing anything.  The proper use of ascorbate, if well known, would be such a financial disaster to the pharmaceutical industry that the risk of all of us being killed by some disease, curable with ascorbate, seems insignificant to them.
  • Outbreak of Influenza in Highly Vaccinated Crew of U.S. Navy Ship

    • This article illustrates how easily an infectious disease could spread among the military.  With more serious diseases, this could cause a crisis.  The use of massive doses of ascorbate in a case like this is obvious much as the majority of physicians want to deny it.  One frightening scenario would be some mad dictator who knows how to use ascorbate properly, stockpiling ascorbate and then releasing bacteriologic warfare against us.   The reason that this is not usually contemplated is because of the "backfire phenomenon."  The proper use of ascorbate would eliminate this backfire phenomenon.  When the diseases started to backfire on the mad dictator, he would use the ascorbate on himself and his chosen friends and his military.  Our military ought to get with it and learn how to use ascorbate properly despite physician resistance.  (By the way, Castro is rumored to be interested in orthomolecular medicine.) (This paragraph will be removed as soon as I hear that the Pentagon is doing something about this.  If someone reading this knows anyone in the military or U.S. government with some importance, please have them read this site.)


  • Change In Flu Virus Can Be Fatal

    • So it could produce more free radicals.  This means that it would take more ascorbate to cure it than most flues.
  • IOM Scrutinizes Link Between Vaccines, Neurological Problems

    • Vitamin C and selenium help the body somewhat against mercury.  Vitamin C in high doses might help also if live viruses of the DPT vaccinations are causing  autism by way of small bowel lymph node infection and the "leaky bowel syndrome.  But more importantly, what is the rush to immunize infants.  We should wait until the child's immune system has matured (maybe 2 years of age,) never immunize when the child has any sign of illness, and immunize with one vaccine at a time.  If the child become ill before being immunized, taking large doses of ascorbate will ameliorate or cure the disease.

Drug, Gulf War Syndrome link possible...

I found this link on the Drudge Report but it comes up with a blank page with just the header.  I always wonder what is going on when references like this disappear.  I will try to keep on top of this.  The reason I was so interested in this is because massive doses of vitamin C (ascorbic acid orally or sodium ascorbate intravenously) is helpful with the Gulf War Syndrome.  Subsequently, browsing the newspapers revealed that the suspected drug was a vaccination against nerve gas.

Delay By Intellectualization

As evidence of the value of nutrients, especially vitamin C, as illustrated in the articles above becomes more and more evident to the public, researches produce a mass of articles on minute aspects of vitamin C.  I have been consulted by many researchers who proposed bold studies of the effects of massive doses of ascorbate.   Every time the university center, the ethics committee, the pharmacy committee, etc. deny permission for the use of massive doses of ascorbate and render the study almost useless.  Seasoned researchers depending upon government grants do not even try to study adequate doses.  All of this results in a massive accumulation of knowledge about very little which gives the impression that there is no more of real importance to be learned. This accumulation of minutia hides the great effects of ascorbate already known by some.  The following sites reflect this problem.  As you read these learned papers, you will realize that they seem to be completely unaware of the uses of massive doses of ascorbate.  One of the most amusing aspects of this research are the speculations and research into the toxicity and other adverse reactions of tiny doses of ascorbate when many have used for years 20 to 100 times the amounts being discussed.


Another Point of View

  • Is Stevia A Good Sugar Substitute?

    • The problem is that many patients who are trying to give up sugar completely, including fruit, are addicted to sugar and frequently have "chronic candidiasis."  The candida is causing the patient to crave sugar.  (Conventional medicine denies the existence of "chronic candidiasis and so does not know how to treat it.)   Having patients eat sugar substitutes is like telling a wineo not to drink wine but to carry the cork from the bottle around in his pocket so that he can smell it in an emergency.  I find that patients who get off all sugar for a couple of months do not crave it anymore.  Any cheating or using sugar substitutes will start the craving again.  A no sugar diet is easier for these people than a low sugar diet.
  • Vitamin C Found to Promote Cancer-Causing Agents

  • Vitamin E For That Cut?

    • RFC comment:  This may be true.  Partly it depends upon how soon after healing the evaluation of the scar is done.  At first it does look redder.  The rashes are a problem for some.  It seems to have nothing to do with oral tolerance.   However, if one has ever used vitamin E oil on a second degree burn, they know how it relieves the pain in a few minutes, which at least one of my patients years ago said the little rash was worth the pain relief.  Aloe juice and particularly 3% sodium ascorbate solution is also good on burns without the problem of allergic reactions.
  • Bugs Can Cure What Ails You

    • Interesting, if true.  This is why I am so fanatical about brands.
  • FDA to decide if allergy drugs should be OTC

This article clearly spells out part of how drug companies think.  Did you know that your health is subject to this kind of thinking?  Wake up.

The other thing is the comment that B6 can be dangerous.  Yes, it can cause numbness and tingling, even finally a temporary paralysis but this is really not due to a B6 toxicity; it is an induced deficiency of other B vitamins causing beriberi or pellagra.   Anyone in orthomolecular medicine knows that you never give large doses of B6 without moderate doses of the other B vitamins.  If non-orthomolecular M.D.s would stop cutting vitamins, they might learn how to use them.

  • Vitamins C, E May Help Aging Minds Stay Young

    • Note the attitude of this report as compared with the same story under Health News.
  • Doctors Warns Against Big Doses Of Vitamin C During Cancer Treatment

  • Heart Not be Protected by Vitamin C, Study Finds

  • Re: Vitamin C Foundation response to ABC News article

    • This pretends to be a balanced report but note the advertisement at the top, CBS Health Watch.  I wonder how many drugs CBS advertise whose sales would be hurt if the public understood the proper use of vitamin C.  The report originally came from ABC that advertises drugs.  And as for NBC, about 1978 their  reporter who had just won the Peabody (the rattlesnake in the mailbox story) did a piece on my work up at Incline Village.  She had two photographers who were shooting up film on several of my patients who had been cured suddenly of several infectious diseases (especially on the treatment of hepatitis) with intravenous vitamin C and  massive doses of ascorbic acid orally.  She said this was the best story she had ever done (better than the Peabody winning report?) but the story was squelched the day it was to be aired.  I wonder if they still have that story in the can in their library.  Photographers from PBS came to my office in Los Altos and did a story on my treatment of AIDS with massive doses of C.  They were very impressed but when the story was aired by Spencer Michaels a few nights later, the pitch was that it was quackery.
    • For 3 years straight back in the early '80s, writers who claimed to be writing for the National Enquirer interviewed me about massive doses of C.  The last time, I refused the interviews at first saying that they would never print it and we would be wasting out time.  The reporter was a nice guy and said they printed stuff like this all the time.  So I gave him the interview.  Three months later he called me and said that I was correct, they would not print it.
    • The fact of the matter is that news on massive doses of C has been kept secret by the major media.  I suspect because their advertisers would not like it.  The cost of this in lives and medical expenses has been enormous.
  • Study: Vitamin C Pills Linked To Artery Clogging

    • These are ultrasound studies that show, if we can believe it, thickening of the walls of the carotid arteries.  Maybe this is the muscle layer around the artery.   Arteries carry blood at high pressures and thin some as we age.  Maybe, this thickening as a sign of the strengthening of the artery wall.  I will have to see more details of this study to know.  There has been absolutely no clinical evidence of this.  I have put over 25,000 patients on high doses (2,000 to 300,000 mg/day) of C since 1969 and there has been no sign of increasing arteriosclerosis is any of them as far as I know.  If this report is true as headlined, my practice should be full of patients with arteriosclerosis of the brain.  Remember that the drug companies want to put a bad rap on vitamin C.  As the public accepts vitamin C more and more, there will have to be more scare stories put out to prevent the decrease in sales of DRUGS.  

      One very subtile fact is that by scare tactics arguing over 500 mg doses of vitamin C, they completely hide the fact that to get dramatic cures of some diseases it takes 50 to 200 grams or more (50,000 to 200,000 mg or more) of vitamin C.  The amazing thing is that these huge doses do not cause these troubles but they keep us worrying about a pitiful 1/2 gram or 500 mg.  Really.

  • Vitamin E Might Protect Against Lung Cancer - But For
    Best Protection, Quit Smoking

    • Note the interesting bias.  Even though the study was done with Vitamin E capsules, it is said that natural foods are better.  And then quitting smoking is emphasized.   Anyone dumb enough to smoke in the first place is not really interested in their health or children around them.  This article should be primarily interesting to non-smokers.

  • FDA Warns About Silver In Over-The-Counter Drugs

    • Comment by RFC:  I have worried about silver being used systemically because it is classified as a toxic mineral.  However, topically applied, it seems to be effective against many infections.  If I was still doing orthopaedic surgery, I would try silver plating pins used to fixate or apply traction to bones where the pin protrudes through the skin.  Many women have found that silver or gold earrings do not get infected where other types may.

Comment by RFC:  I really did not know where to put this article because it just illustrates a point of how much money and how many souls will be lost over a subject that is easily treated.  So far, I have never seen a case of acute viral hepatitis which was treated immediately with intravenous sodium ascorbate in the acute stage which ever persisted and went on to the chronic stage.  Usually, the jaundice is cleared in 4 to 5 days.  The SGOT and SGPT start dropping precipitously after the first IVC.  The patient feels better in 2 or 3 days.  Apparently the skin is stained and that is why the jaundice takes so long to go away.  It confounds me as to why this inexpensive, simple, nontoxic  treatment will not be applied to patients.

Comment by RFC: The amounts of vitamin C advised here are too low even for well people because of the toxic contaminations in our environment.  However, the major problem of this article is the complete misunderstanding  or ignoring of the potential of massive doses of vitamin C in the treatment of various diseases such as infections of all sorts, trauma, surgery, burns, autoimmune diseases, prevention of most allergic reactions to antibiotics, the reduction of complications of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, acute pain, etc..  Additionally, the existence of chronic conditions in the patients body such as undetected allergies, chronic pain, all sorts of stress, EBV, CMV, Hepatitis A thru C and +, Herpes 1 thru 6 & +, HIV 1 & 2, over-colonization of the gut with yeast, parasites, and some unwanted bacteria, and many other as yet undiscovered organisms, etc.,  generating free radicals have to be considered in determining the proper dose of vitamin C in a particular person.

SIDS Data Set on L-Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)


  • Note:  I calculate that I have taken over a ton of ascorbic acid since 1969.


Scandal of scientists who take money for papers ghostwritten by drug companies

Vitamin C Fails To Prevent Colds

Here is the reference in the Medical Journal of Australia.  Mega-dose vitamin C in treatment of the common cold: a randomised controlled trial

This study is ridiculous.  It could have not been designed better so as to give worse results.  It was designed to be published in the drug controlled journals.  After a cold begins it takes 30 to 100 grams per 24 hours to abort the cold.  If the 1 to 3 grams used in this study had been given before for prevention, there is some danger that it would have prevented some colds.  The idea that 1 to 3 grams is a high dose is ridiculous.  The problem is that after a cold gets going, 1 to 3 grams is almost worthless.  This is propaganda that this is a high dose.  Nowhere in this whole website is it suggested that 1 to 3 grams of ascorbate is good for anything.  The drug industry wants to keep the idea in the public mind that 1 to 3 grams is a high dose.  They are afraid that if the public discovers how to use adequate doses of vitamin C that the sales of drugs will plummet.  Anyone who knows how to properly use ascorbate will take far less drugs for almost all reasons.  This constant negative propaganda against ascorbate amounts to genocide for the sake of selling a lot of drugs.

The tragedy of all this is that not only are hundreds of people dying unnecessarily from conditions every day that could be cured or ameliorated by ascorbate but that heroes of the Twin Towers who have been crushed or burned are suffering unnecessarily.  Some are dying unnecessarily because of the refusal to use ascorbate properly.  Most stupid doctors believe this drug company propaganda that 1 to 3 grams is a high dose but there are also evil ones that continue this for their own profit.

With the threat of bacteriologic warfare looming, it is criminal that doctors do not learn how to use intravenous sodium ascorbate.  It is possible that millions of lives could be saved.  There is the danger that some mad terrorist, not beholden to the drug companies, who learned to use ascorbate could prevent backfire and would be relieved of one major disadvantage of using bacteriologic agents.

An InteliHealth/Harvard Medical School Look At The News - Antibiotic Vs. Vitamin C For Acute Bronchitis

  • Here is an example of how like Joseph Goebbles said if you here a lie often enough the public comes to believe it  (a lie like there is no cure for the common cold.)  If the inexperts would get some experience with vitamin C, they would not appear so foolish to those who have experience with using adequate doses of ascorbate.  In this study, they used low doses of vitamin C so it could not be expected to do anything except at the very end of the disease, it might knock a couple of days off the length of the disease and its complications.  I am not saying that antibiotics are good for most bronchitis but do not use vitamin C as a placebo.  If you know how to use proper doses, it will have dramatic effects.  In reading this article I wondered what happened to the old idea of a sputum culture to find out if the infection is viral or bacterial.  This culture will not help the diagnosis in every case such as with non-specific pneumonitis like legionnaires disease. but there, if you are giving massive doses of C, that will take care of that problem.

  • Anyway, under the classification of what can I expect in the future: I cannot expect that the experts will ever use proper doses of vitamin C because it would be too expensive to the drug industry.

Colds: What's Myth, What's Fact? January 14, 2002

  • This is the latest ridiculous point of view or the orthodoxy.  I was recently at a medical conference where most of the doctors had colds.  This is stupid in the year 2002.  See the comments immediately above and the article on titrating to bowel tolerance for the routine cold.  If you have a serious flu, you may require intravenous sodium ascorbate in addition.  If the public in general learns of these uses of ascorbate, imagine how much less drugs will be necessary.

Decreased expression of the vitamin C transporter SVCT1 by ascorbic acid in a human intestinal epithelial cell line.

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