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.

 

Preparing for my 1st Big Cleanse/Detox

I’m so excited to be preparing for the biggest cleanse/detox of my life!

I’ve tested out a new product and within 48 hrs I dropped 3 lbs!

I had the best energy and mental alertness of my life and I slept like a baby!
Not bad for someone with ‘Chronic Fatigue’, ‘Brain Fog’ and who is normally kept up at night due to mis-regulated adrenaline production from Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.

Now a super cleanse and a months worth of the product is due any day – Eek!!

As you know I believe it is of paramount importance to ensure that we all (people and pets) get sufficient, bio-available, quantities of all 90 essential nutrients daily.  This is something I’m highly passionate about and will never be swayed otherwise on, but what about energy and fat loss?

I seem to have discovered the answer…

Most people have heard of a ‘Ketogenic Diet’ and upon further investigation discovered that it can be highly complex, can take months to achieve ‘ketogensis’ (natural fat burning), that there’s something really horrible called ‘Keto Flu’ that everyone goes through and that you’ve only got to look at your ‘favorite foods’ to get kicked out of Ketosis and have to start again.

That’s what I discovered last year.  I tried it (well a lazy version) again and again and failed over and over.  I only reached ‘natural ketosis’ once in all that time, I cheated most weekends and eventually daily.  I found it incredibly hard, although I knew it was what is best for me, I simply couldn’t resist those carbs.

On the plus side, I did go down a jeans size, which is quite amazing when you think about it, but honestly I was going to bed at the same time as my toddler as I was completely exhausted and my energy for the day was pretty much completely gone by 3 pm.

Well I’m happy to say, that is no longer the case.

Following a simple routine of a ‘Protein Shake’ in the morning with my full days nutritional supplementation, a balanced lunch (ketogenic), a delay long enough to let that go down and then a drink that contains ‘the magic formula’, followed by fasting until the next morning I can satiate my hunger, easily get into ketosis without feeling the need to snack, skip ‘Keto Flu’ and not have any carb cravings!

I’ve also had to start adding a belt to those jeans that I bought last year.

Hurrah!!

Can’t wait for the full Reboot: looking forward to seeing my fat drop, whilst maintaining muscle, and watching energy levels, clarity of mind and sleep soar!

 

 

What’s in your Supplements

Were you aware that the familiar RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) has now been changed to NRV (Nutrient Reference Values), and that this occurred in 2014?

No, me either!

OK, so are they the same?

Yes.

But what do they mean anyway?

As of May 2016 the daily NRVs are:

13 Vitamins:

Vitamin A 800 µg / 2664 IU
Vitamin D 5 µg / 200 IU
Vitamin E 12 mg / 17.9 IU
Vitamin K 75 µg
Vitamin C 80mg
Thiamin 1.1 mg
Riboflavin 1.4 mg
Niacin 16 mg
Vitamin B6 1.4 mg
Folacin/Folic Acid 200 µg
Vitamin B12 2.5 µg
Biotin 50 µg
Pantothenic Acid 6 mg

14 Minerals

Potassium 2000 mg
Chloride 800 mg
Calcium 800 mg
Phosphorus 700 mg
Magnesium 375mg
Iron 14 mg
Zinc 10 mg
Copper 1 mg
Manganese 2 mg
Fluoride 3.5 mg
Selenium 55 µg
Chromium 40 µg
Molybdenum  50 µg
Iodine 150 µg

NRV covers 27 nutrients

The Office of Dietary Supplements recommends between 75 & 90 mg of vitamin C a day to prevent scurvy in an adult and a minimum of 40mg per day in a newborn, however the NIH proposes 200mg per day.  Further research suggests that due to absorption rates 2000 – 3000 mg should actually be minimum intake and 30,000 – 200,000 mg when ill.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends 400 iu per day of Vitamin D to prevent rickets, the Vitamin D Council recommends 1000 iu per day in children, per 25kg of body weight, other information says 125-250 iu per lb of body weight.

Taking Selenium at a rate of 400 mcg per day has been scientifically proven to reduce the risk of a number of cancers.

So how does the supplement you take/give measure up?

Well, unfortunately it’s not that easy.

Some products claim 100% NRV, but are using synthetic vitamins that are not absorbed properly. Some use natural ones, but do not include the co-factors necessary for the body to utilize them.

Some ‘Children’s Multi-Vitamins’ only contain 25% of the NRV for a newborn and are recommended for children aged 3-12.

On top of this the average absorption of supplements is around 12%!

So many products don’t have any where near the variety of nutrients required by the body to function, and they also contain insufficient amounts of the nutrients they do contain, that’s if they are bio-available and not synthetic.

One supplement deficiency can lead to multiple diseases e.g. a calcium deficiency can lead to 147 different diseases.

Further, billions of dollars worth of research has found that we require, 90 essential nutrients (essential meaning we cannot produce them ourselves), including:

  • 60 Mineral
  • 16 Vitamins
  • 12 Amino Acids
  • 2-3 EFAs (Essential Fatty Acids)

So what do I do?

I refer to Naturopathy, and go to the gentleman who did the billions of dollars worth of research and produced the supplements that contain all #90forlife at amounts that benefit my body that are often well in excess of RDA/NRV :

e.g. some of the nutrients in BTT 2.0 Tablets

  • Vitamin A 200%
  • Vitamin C 2083% (plus I take more on top)
  • Vitamin D3 250% (plus I take more on top)
  • Vitamin E 200%
  • Thiamin (B1) 2000%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1765%
  • Niacin 200%
  • Vitamin B6 1500%
  • Vitamin B12 16,667%
  • Pantothenic Acid 1500%

they also contain all the necessary co-factors and a 90-98% absorption rate and list the ORAC value (amount of anti-oxidants), it is recommended that you take 100,000 ORAC per day, you can get some from your food, but it’s a challenge to get that many:

  • Cranberries 9,090
  • Blackcurrants 7,957
  • Plums 6,100
  • Blackberries 5,905
  • Red Raspberries 5,065
  • Blueberries 4,669
  • Strawberries 4,032
  • Broccoli (Raw) 3,086
  • Apples 3,049

(ORAC per 100 grams)

the BTT 2.0 tablet example above, which contains all 90 essential nutrients, have an ORAC value of 160,000.

I also eat/feed a diet that eliminates the ’12 Bad Foods’ which would prevent absorption even from the quality of supplements that we take.

If you’d like to know more and learn how Nutritional Competence can help you,

please feel free to get in touch

Healing is Easy

I absolutely love this 1 hr talk from Dr. Peter Glidden

Your body needs 90 Essential Nutrients a Day to be healthy, and if you’re not healthy, you’re missing some.
He describes how Naturopaths don’t cure anything, they just give the body what it needs, cut out the foods that are holding you back, and give the body a chance to do what it does best…

Here are the ‘Healthy Body Paks‘ he’s talking about.