Research into vitamin C is progressing rapidly despite a lack of funding from conventional medicine into its clinical applications. The medical establishment scoffs at orthomolecular medicine, which uses nutrients in large doses to treat disease. This rejection of the orthomolecular approach has little basis in science and reflects a bias at the heart of the status quo.
This book tells the story of how the controversy about vitamin C has grown and continues while the increasing evidence demonstrates the value of the orthomolecular approach. The story of vitamin C is an exciting journey into the workings of science and medicine, the intrigues of political economic influences, and the evolutionary history of humankind. Someday, medicine without vitamin C therapy will be compared to childbirth without sanitation or surgery without anesthetic.
You’ll see that mega doses of vitamin C have proved to be an effective antibiotic, a nontoxic anticancer agent, and also a treatment for heart disease.
We’ll explain the real reasons behind conventional medicine’s rejection of vitamin C therapy.
You’ll meet the pioneers of vitamin C research, who often faced great resistance in their advocacy for the health benefits of this nutrient.
Vitamin C is a simple molecule with powerful effects. If you want to be healthy, you should take enough vitamin C. After reading this book, you will know why and how much.
About the Author
Steve Hickey has a B.A. (math and science) from the Open University, membership in the Institute of Biology by examination in pharmacology, and is a chartered biologist and a former member of the British Compute Society. He did research into ultra-high-resolution computerized tomography body scanning, leading the physics team in Europe’s first clinical magnetic resonance imaging unit at Manchester Medical School. He has more than 100 scientific publications, covering a variety of disciplines. He is a member of the biology department of Staffordshire University. Andrew W. Saul, Ph.D., has more than 30 years of experience in natural health education. He is chairman of the Independent Vitamin Safety Review Panel, editor of the Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, and assistant editor of the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine. He is the author of "Doctor Yourself: Natural Healing that Works" and "Fire Your Doctor! How to Be Independently Healthy." His popular, peer-reviewed, non-commercial natural healing web site is DoctorYourself.com.