Us Limeys Still have Scurvy and So Do You!

We are a Global Population under the Pandemic of being under nutrified and over exposed to toxicity and radiation, causing the pharmaceutical monopoly to rub their hands together with dollar signs in their eyes whilst waiting for our bodies to break.

An evolutionary anomaly (Stone, 1972), developed to protect us from Malaria (yes, we all hail from sunnier climes), lost us L-Gulonoletone Oxidase (GLO), which is the enzyme required to make Vitamin C in the liver (Burns, 1959), leaving us with the terminal condition Hypoascorbemia (a lack of vitamin C) (Stone, 1965). This essential nutrient, which we have to supplement with, is well known from our history classes as the reason for Scurvy, however, what is not well known is that the ‘Recommended Daily Allowance’(RDA) (40mg in the UK, 75-90mg in the USA) is only enough to prevent the end stage of the disease, not enough for optimal health and certainly nowhere near enough to prevent Chronic Subclinical Scurvy Syndrome (CSS) (Stone, 1977), which we all suffer from.

Chronic Subclinical Scurvy, clinical indicators and symptoms:

  • Gastrointestinal disease
  • Poor Dentition
  • Food Faddism
  • Alcoholism
  • Bruising
  • Arthalgias
  • Joint Swelling
  • Myalgia
  • Fatigue (Olmedo et al. 2006)

Vitamin C is needed for iron absorption, collagen  production, detoxification and many other functions, and the lack of it is associated with heart issues, SIDS (Kalokerinos, 1974: Stone, 1978: Cook, 1978), diabetes, neurological conditions and much more.

We know that Vitamin C can ameliorate a cold or flu, and deal with gastric issues, and the only side effect from overdose is loose stool (even when mega dosing), but if we took sufficient amounts daily (which varies person to person and due to stress levels/illness and must be titrated to ‘bowel tolerance’ (Cathcart, 1981)), it could also contribute to the prevention of many other diseases that the current medical establishment need not be having to attempt to deal with.

Current UK NHS Spend per person is around £240 per month, and the US spend is around $895 (£740), but what if we could reduce the overall spend significantly, or even free up more funds for unbiased research, simply by spending around £10 per person per month (quality dependent) on something as simple vitamin C supplements?

Well, we can, if like me, your priority is health, and you’re aware that whilst there is no Planet B, there is also no Body B, you’ll find a way to do this yourself, if your budget is bigger, you could add in all the essential nutrients, at ranges for optimal health, (rather than the levels that prevent debilitating disease or death) on top of the simple L-Sodium Ascorbate that’s needed, and you will soon notice the difference.  In addition, you could give up the foods which have a negative affect on absorption (listed in my FREE .pdf when you subscribe to my Newsletter) and are therefore linked to other issues due to us all being over weight (well, most of us) and certainly nutritionally starving, which is what leads to snacking (or self-medication) with the wrong foods, only compounding the problem and therefore multiplying the health risks.

If every cell in your body is getting optimal amounts of all the nutrients required to function, the ‘ageing’ process as we know it will change, our collective health and therefore mood will improve and we could move forward with more innovation rather than stagnating in the gutter of malaise in which our race currently resides.

If you’d like to discuss this with me, please feel free to make an appointment.

References

Burns, J. J. (1959) Biosynthesis of L. ascorbic acid: Basic Defect in Scurvy. American Journal of Medicine. 26:740-748

Cathcart, R.F. (1981) Vitamin C, titrating to bowel tolerance, anascorbemia, and acute induced scurvy. Med Hypotheses. 7[11]:1359-76.

Cook, D. (1978) Cot Deaths – Now We Know. Report on the clinical research of Drs. A, Kalokerinos and G. Dettman leading to the successful solution of the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Scientific Australian. 49:10-14

Kalokerinos, A. (1974) Every Second Child. Thomas Nelson Australia Ltd. Melbourne

Olmedo, J.M. Yiannias, J.A. Windgassen, E.B. Gornet, M.K. (2006) Scurvy: A disease almost forgotten. International Journal of Dermatology. Volume 45 Issue 8

Stone, I. (1965) Studies of a Mammalian Enzyme fro Producing Evolutionary Evidence on Man. American Journal of Phys. Anthrop. 15:83-85

Stone, I. (1972) Hyposcorbemia, Our Most Widespread Disease. Bull. Nat. Health Fed. 18[10]:6-9

Stone, I. (1977) The CSS Syndrome, a Medical Parradox. Northwest Acad. Prev. Med.1[1]:24-28

Stone, I. (1978) Sudden Death. A Look Back from Ascorbate’s 50th Anniversary. Presented at the World Congress on Vitamin C, Palm Springs, March 18, `1978. J. Internat. Acad. Prev. Med. In Press.