1) You're saying Vit C knocks out the 'flu'. However, the working principle
behind many mainstream pharmaceuticals is that mild toxicity gives the
impression of a cure by raising the metabolism. Thus you may be validating my
father's experience that Vit C pills are mildly toxic.
On Fri, 30 Dec 2011 13:06:43 -0500, Mitchel Cohen
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>Well, not to invalidate your father's reaction to ascorbic acid.
>Different people no doubt have different reactions to every nutrient,
>which is why individual profiles are needed. (I know that individual
>profiles go against the "standard" one-shoe-fits-all approach of
>Western medicine, but even in Western medicine there have been
>significant shifts towards individualizing doses and kinds of
>nutrients -- pretty significant changes, actually, since that was one
>of the main arguments by corporate medicine against homeopathic
>For me, Vitamin C has been indispensable. I rarely get colds or the
>flu, and when I do I combine large hourly doses of Vitamin C and
>bioflavanoids (which are necessary to make the Vitamin C effective)
>with increased amounts of garlic, turmeric and the like. (I remember
>how people scoffed at me for putting a clove of garlic up my nose for
>an hour, removing it, and then putting another clove into the other
>nostril for an hour; but that, combined with the Vitamin C, was all
>it took to greatly reduce the severity and time of the flu, the 2
>times I had in in the past 10 years. It was gone in hours.
>At 10:03 AM 12/29/2011, Jim West wrote:
>>Phil, Thanks, and have a few things to add.
>>One unadvertised bit of info I realized last year, is that humans
>>C" (unlike other primates), and thus don't need a continuous supply.
>>My father has violent reactions when he tries to continue his Vit C megadose
>>program. Apparently his body thinks ascorbic acid is toxic.
>>My experience with following the flu with Vit C, is a fever rise, as
>>if the Vit C is
>>The human body uses super-oxidization to fend off certain (reductive) toxics
>>and microbes; Vit C might disable that
>>capability. Example: Arsenic poisoning
>>is facilitated by ascorbic acid supplements.
>>I still eat citrus etc., assuming that anti-oxidant capabilities are
>>gained in a
>>proper way thereby. I still keep my eyes open for pro-vitamin C
>>science, as it
>>does make some intuitive sense, perhaps as an antidote for reductive toxics
>>like heavy metals.
>>On Wed, 28 Dec 2011 00:05:31 -0600, Phil Gasper
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