Vitamin C – it can save your life

Vitamin C – it can save your life

If you ever have doubts about the power of vitamins…

Watch this news clip from New Zealand about how vitamin C saved a farmer’s life.

And yet it seems the doctors involved in this case would rather have ended this man’s life than risk losing face.

Bear with me. I’m not having a go at doctors. I’m making a point about medical training.

This story is about swine flu – but the lessons are clear for millions of people with typical ‘elderly’ diseases: One of the common factors in dementia, diabetes, heart disease and other illnesses is plaque building up in arteries – both in the body and the brain.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C in high doses is known to help dissolve this plaque – without the harmful ‘side’ effects of drugs. And yet rarely, if ever, will a conventional doctor recommend Vitamin C. Why? Because, generally speaking, doctors are taught to prescribe drugs to temporarily treat symptoms – instead of nourishing a body back to health for the longer term.

Since the year dot humans have consumed vitamins and minerals to maintain health. It’s not complicated. However, conventional medicine has steered us to assume that drugs must be better – and yet vitamins and minerals are some of the most widely researched and tested substances on the planet!

When doctors says that there’s ‘no evidence’ for a particular vitamin or other supplement, what they may actually mean is that their peers have not tested it – and if they have researched it, it may have been tested in such small doses that the results will inevitably say ‘no evidence’.

Why? Because the primary focus of medical training is drugs. And drugs make a lot of money for pharmaceutical companies, and (dare I say it) the pharmaceutical industry supports doctors.

Perhaps that’s also why doctors, such as the ones in the film clip from New Zealand, are scared of acknowledging that a different approach could work better.

My father had advanced Parkinson’s Disease and, as is common with Parkinson’s, he found it very difficult to sleep through a whole night. As a result he had extreme fatigue. Talking to his GP one day I asked if the GP could recommend something to help Dad – but not drugs.

I already knew the answer: “We only do drugs.”

Medical training fails doctors

One of the most dangerous things about any kind of training is when it teaches its students to believe that their way is best and that other approaches are not to be trusted – or even explored – no matter how illogical the premise.

We are failing our doctors and nurses by not providing them with training in nutrition. It makes it very difficult, if not impossible, for them to recommend the things that really nourish and heal.

And until we acknowledge that the human body, even when very sick and/or elderly, can often regain its health with the right nutrients, millions of people will stay dependent on prescribed drugs and the costs of care will simply continue to rise.

Watch the news clip here.

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