Facts On Vitamin C

Vitamin C Boosts The Immune System

Vitamin C is essential for good health, and for preventing disease. Important Note: If you are on prescription medicine of any kind, then you should ask your doctor whether Vitamin C is good for you to use.  This is because some medications do not work with Vitamin C.  Also, Vitamin C is a natural blood thinner, so if you are already taking a blood thinning medicine, such as Warfarin,  then Vitamin C could be dangerous for you, as it could cause excessive blood thinning, combined with your medication.

Vitamin C is found in fresh fruits and vegetables, and many dried fruits as well.   It helps rebuild tissue, oxygenates the cells, removes poisons, and prevents disease from attacking the body.  Taking ample amounts of Vitamin C in the diet each day will help to protect you against illness.

Vitamin C is a natural Antioxidant. Other important vitamins which are antioxidants are Vitamin E, and Beta-carotene, a form of Vitamin A.  These antioxidants have the power to negate and remove poisons from the body.  Vitamin C’s antioxidant qualities mean that it counteract the effects of ‘free radicals’.  ‘Free radicals’ is the term given to the effects of poisons such as car exhaust pollution,  cigarette smoke, radiation, herbicides and pesticides, food additives and other poisons.  Over time, ‘free radicals’ can cause cancer and clog the arteries.

Vitamin C To Avoid Stroke and Heart Attack. So – Vitamin C helps to avoid heart attack and stroke by naturally thinning the blood, and by removing ‘free radicals’ from the blood.  It also helps to protect the heart and arteries by keeping the arteries clean and free from plaque build-ups. Vitamin C is also helpful in reducing high cholesterol (some types), and in maintaining a balanced blood pressure.

Vitamin C Acts as a Mild Sedative: A dose of around 1000mg of calcium ascorbate powder, taken just before bed-time, will help to relax the nerves and the brain, and to induce sleep. Calcium ascorbate Vitamin C is a non-acidic type of Vitamin C which is tolerated better by most people than the standard ascorbic acid type.  Ester C is another non-acidic Vitamin C which I have found very good for sensitive stomachs, and for people with candida.  Vitamin C  calcium ascorbate works also works as a mild anti-depressant for some people.  It has this effect, partly, I think, because of its action in removing toxins from the liver and intestines.  Once the bulk of these toxins are gone, many people find that their depression is gone also.

Vitamin C is an  Anti-biotic, an Anti-Histamine,  an Anti-Viral, and an Anti-Fungal medicine.

Vitamin C in megadoses Is An Alternative Treatment For Cancer.

Vitamin C is a Cure For Constipation: Take 1000mg of  Calcium Ascorbate Vitamin C with a large glass of water every 4 hours until you go to the toilet.  Then try taking 1000mg per day with that important large glass of water:  This will act as a preventative for constipation if you still have trouble.

Fasting on Fruits and Vegetables To Up Vitamin C: An abundance of Vitamin C in the diet helps you to stay healthy and boosts the immune system.  Fasting for one day a week on only fresh raw fruits and vegeatbles and their juices is a good way to get that extra Vitamin C into the body, and cleanse out toxins.  Vitamin C enhances the health and goes a long way to preventing and treating illnesses of many kinds. Fresh fruits and vegetables, or their juices, and plenty of salad material, should form part of the daily diet for everyone, as these things are rich in Vitamin C. These foods help to prevent you from getting sick.  People who have cancer and other serious illnesses often use cleansing raw fruit and vegetable diets for a time, until their condition has improved.

Vitamin C For Chemical Poisoning: Vitamin C can help to reduce the build-up of toxins in the body, so that degenerative disease, such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, may be avoided or averted. A daily dose of 1000mg Vitamin C can be taken to keep those free radicals away. If you are suffering some kind of toxic poisoning, then you need to see a professional health therapist so that the correct remedial dose may be given.

In cases of chronic poisoning, say metallic poisoning from lead or mercury, or poisoning from agricultural chemicals, then high doses of Vitamin C may need to be given intravenously to promptly counteract the poisoning effects. In these cases, anything from 50 to 100 grams might be used intravenously. You need to see a doctor or naturopath to have intravenous Vitamin C administered.

Case Of Chemical Poisoning Cured With Oral Vitamin C Calcium Ascorbate:I have had experience of severe chemical poisoning myself.  This poisoning occurred because of handling broken asbestos roofing, and clearing toxic ash, including lead and mercury from paints and plastics,  from a section which I had bought.  I used 1000mg of calcium ascorbate vitamin C powder to counteract the effects of having all those toxins in my bloodstream. I used this orally, taking it several times a day whenever necessary.  If there was a danger of imminent collapse,  I also used garlic, an antioxidant, and another antioxidant called  kawakawa, which is a native bush plant of New Zealand.

So, in combination with the Vitamin C treatment, I used my Celery and Tuna diet to detox, and also these herbal medicines: garlic and kawa kawa.  I chewed several cloves of raw garlic to avert the attacks of racing heart and collapse, and  munched up a couple of kawa kawa leaves from the bush once or twice a day, if they were needed.  All I could eat for many months was raw celery and tinned tuna fish in oil.  After about six months there was considerable improvement, but I still had to follow a strict diet and use the calcium ascorbate vitamin C on a daily basis for quite a long time.

Homeopathic Preparation Helped To Restore Health: After about 9 months, when I had improved quite a bit, I discovered the Weleda Homeopathic preparation which had Thuja occidentalis, eucalyptus, and some other remedies in it.  This was marvellous and acted as a tonic, increasing appetite and vitality hugely.

Vitamin C is anti-bacterial, so it is a natural anti-biotic. Vitamin C is anti-fungal. Vitamin C is anti-viral, which gives it the capacity to kill many viral infections.

Vitamin C kills the Swine Flu virus. Large amounts of Vitamin C taken intravenously, around 50 to 100 grams per day, depending on body weight, are needed to combat Swine Flu.  Of course this needs to be administered by a doctor or suitably qualified person. Many people have survived due to intravenous Vitamin C being given to treat Swine Flu, and there are many case studies which you can examine which support this claim.

Vitamin C For Infectious Disease: The work of Professor Ian Brighthope in Australia, and Dr Cathcart at the Hale Clinic in America, prove that Vitamin C is efficacious in treating infectious disease. Dr Cathcart has kept records of people who visited his clinic for a monthly shot of Vitamin C.  This was taken as a preventative medicine, a prophylactic, for the flu and any other infectious diseases which might be around.  After a year of keeping records, Dr Cathcart found that not one of his Vitamin C patients  had gotten the flu virus, despite there being a so-called flu ‘epidemic’ in the area.

So – Vitamin C Works As A Preventative For Flu.

Vitamin C is a Prophylactic For Flu, and is also a Prophylactic of other infectious diseases. There are many reports which indicate that Vitamin C, given in large enough doses during times of epidemics, will decrease children’s risk of contracting diseases such as chicken pox, measles, mumps, and whooping cough.  Vitamin C in large enough doses has been shown to minimize the effects of these illnesses if a child already has succumbed to an infection.

So Vitamin C can be used as a Preventative Medicine, instead of vaccination. However, you need to get professional advice on this.  If your child is sick, or anyone has the flu or another illness, then you need to seek medical help.

Read some of Merrilyn’s other related posts on using Vitamin C for treating cancer, etc.

Are There Any Natural Treatments For Aids?

Natural Treatments To Support Immune System:  Useful Herbs and Vitamin C

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All herbs which help to strengthen the immune system are helpful in treating AIDS.  Viruses which attack the immune system often do not respond well to antibiotics and other medications, whereas they will respond to many natural treatments, such as garlic, and Vitamin C.

Garlic, allium sativum, and Echinacea all help to control viruses, but the most effective natural treatment of all in treating people afflicted with the AIDS virus has been proven to be Vitamin C.

But, unfortunately, Vitamin C is rarely offered to people in orthodox medicine, because Vitamin C has many opponents in the drug industry.

Dr Brighthope has said of Vitamin C:  “Its opponents are still trying to discredit one of nature’s most powerful healing substances.”….More about this further on……

Vitamin C is a proven anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-biotic remedy which is extremely useful in treating the AIDS virus and other diseases.

Thomas E. Levy writes in his book ‘Curing the Incurable: Vitamin C, Infectious Diseases and Toxins’ that the AIDS and HIV infection are ‘preventable and reversible conditions’, and sites the research done by Cathcart in 1984 which show this.

Dr Levy states on page 95 of his book that Cathcart proved that Vitamin C  used on a regular basis can result in the complete suppression of all AIDS associated symptoms.

Dr Cathcart did his provings with Vitamin C which was administered by mouth.  The improvement was such that secondary infections usually associated with the disease were prevented.  This is a significant finding, because most AIDS patients die, not from the AIDS virus itself, but from secondary infections.

Dr Levy suggests that if Vitamin C were  to be taken intravenously, and  continued over a longer period of time, it might be possible for the AIDS virus to be properly cured.

Dr Ian Brighthope who is President of the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine at Melbourne is a Vitamin C specialist who has researched Vitamin C as a therapy for many so called ‘incurable’ diseases, including AIDS.

Dr Ian Brighthope  has written an article, which you can read on line, which attests to the fact that the medical authorities, pushed by the drug companies, are choosing to ignore Vitamin C as a powerful healing substance.

Dr Ian Brighthope and his colleague Dr Ian Denman wrote a letter to “Nature” magazine to correct some misleading and incorrect information which was published in “The Melbourne Age” on 4th August, 1998 on the use of antioxidants such as Vitamins E, A, and Vitamin C .

The “Melbourne Age’ had published an article entitled “Cancer Linked To Vitamins” which was written by a Dr David Harrison.  This doctor stated that ‘preliminary studies into the use of anti-oxidant vitamins E,A, and C had indicated it might make the disease worse”……and that “In two studies, they increased the risk of lung cancer and mortality.”  However, as Dr Brighthope and Dr Denman pointed out, this doctor who is an opponent of Vitamin C  declined to name the studies which he said had proven cancer was linked to vitamins.

So this statement by Dr David Harrison is simply not credible: This opponent of Vitamin C is obviously a pawn in the drug companies’ game to cheat people out of the right to the truth, and the right to alternative treatments. In effect, this is murder:

Many people are being deprived of the right to get well, and the right to live, simply because Vitamin C is being denied them as an alternative treatment to drug companies’ prescription medicines.  Dr Brighthope spoke on television late last year about this very sad reality:  He was interviewed on NZTV about people being denied Vitamin C therapy for Swine Flu in New Zealand and Australian hospitals.

Dr Brighthope stated that Vitamin C is a PROVEN remedy for Swine Flu, and said that it was wrong that hospitals were letting people die, rather than administer intravenous Vitamin C.  Why NOT administer Vitamin C, even at the last minute, when all other treatments had failed?

One family of a person suffering from Swine Flu  in New Zealand threatened to sue the hospital if they did not allow Vitamin C to be given.  So the hospital conceded, Vitamin C was given, and THAT person who had Swine Flu actually recovered.

The letter written to ‘Nature’  by Doctors Brighthope and Denman, was ignored by ‘Nature’ magazine, even though these two Doctors are specialists in the field of Vitamin C therapy and other alternatives.  They have  done the research, and had the experience,  to show that Vitamin C therapy really does  work.

Garlic For Treatment of Infections

Herbs For Healing: Garlic

Allium sativum, or Garlic, has been used for thousands of years as a healing medicine, as well as a food condiment.  It has a history as long as your arm, and in the last century much has been recorded about its use.   It is listed in the British Herbal Pharmacopoeia as an effective treatment for sinusitis, common cold, and upper respiratory tract infections.  However, Garlic is also useful for many other infections and conditions.

Garlic is a powerful anti-oxidant which has the ability to neutralize toxins in the body and strengthen the immune system.

Garlic is a natural antibiotic. Louis Pasteur discovered the antibiotic effect of garlic, or allium sativum.  Since then, garlic has been widely used in the treatment of infection: Albert Schweitzer used garlic in Africa to treat amoebic  dysentery and cholera.  Garlic was reportedly used  on wounds during the first and second world wars as a preventative of gangrene.

Garlic has recently been found to be effective in treating ‘untreatable’ illnesses such as AIDS, which is a viral infection resulting from a suppressed immune system.  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, CFS, is another difficult illness which is helped by garlic. There are many viruses and conditions  which do not respond to prescription antibiotics and other allopathic medicines, but which will often respond to Garlic, allium sativum.

The active ingredients of Garlic are its sulphur-containing compounds. The most important of these is thought to be Allicin. It also contains diallyl disulfide and diallyl trisulfide, which are also sulphur-containing anti-viral substances.  Allicin causes the strong odour in Garlic:  Since this is the most potent anti-viral ingredient in Garlic, it is thought that using Garlic fresh is better than using deodorized capsules.

Garlic is capable of helping difficult viral conditions such as herpes simplex, coxsackie viruses, rhinovirus, influenza B, and Candida albicans.  The healing compounds in garlic inhibit the growth of staphylococcus, streptocuccus, bacillus, Brucella and Vibrio, which covers all these illnesses.  It is also useful for treating childhood illnesses such as chicken pox, mumps and measles. 

In herbal medicine Garlic is  made more effective  for the treatment of some conditions when it is used in combination with other herbs, and other modalities. One of the herbs it is often used in conjunction with is Echinacea. Echinacea and Garlic together make a powerful anti-viral and immune-enhancing  medicine.

Vitamin C Therapy for Infectious Diseases

Common Childhood Illnesses Can be Treated With Vitamin C

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Measles, Mumps, Chicken Pox, Hepatitis, even Poliomyelitis, can all be treated effectively with Vitamin C therapy.  Even serious cases of Swine Flu have been cured through megadoses of Vitamin C having being given.  Read the post on how a Swine Flu victim had been given up to die by an Auckland hospital, but how he recovered because his family insisted he be given Vitamin C http://merrilynhope.com/vitamin-c-cures-swine-flu/

When you think about it, if life-threatening illnesses such as Swine Flu can be healed with Vitamin C, then just about any infectious disease can be, if enough of it is given.

Vitamin A is also a powerful healer in the case of infectious diseases.  Read about how UNICEF have been giving out Vitamin A to treat measles in Syria http://merrilynhope.com/unicef-gives-vitamin-a-for-measles-in-syria/

And of course, Homeopathic remedies are another stand-by in the case of infectious diseases.  See the list below for more information on using Homeopathy and other alternative therapies.

Practitioners of Natural Health have been fans of Vitamin C therapy for a long time.  But – so have many doctors, including  the  New Zealand doctor Eva Hill,  the early doctors,  Dr Max Gerson and Dr Zenner, Dr Ann Wigmore,   Dr Brighthope, and Dr Thomas E. Levy.  The last two doctors are modern-day doctors.  Dr Levy wrote a fairly recent book, in 2002, on the aspects of Healing with Vitamin C.  This book is called “Curing The Incurable:  Vitamin C, Infectious Diseases, and Toxins”. It is published by LivOn Books, Henderson, NV 89052, USA.

The post previous to this one has more information on Dr Ian Brighthope, who is the President of the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine, and also the work of Dr Levy.   Dr Brighthope has proved Vitamin C useful in treating many infectious diseases, and has successfully treated Swine Flu with Vitamin C injections.  He has written many articles and books about healing with Vitamin C, and you can see some of his writings on line. Read http://merrilynhope.com/curing-the-incurable-with-vitamin-c/

See Merrilyn’s other posts on Homeopathy and Herbal Alternatives to Vaccination:

Reading these posts might be helpful if you have decided to forfeit those much-promoted and often dubious flu injections.

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Natural Treatments and Remedies For Scarlet Fever

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List Of Common Childhood Illnesses and Vaccination Alternatives

Common Childhood Infectious Diseases

These listed childhood illnesses are common amongst children under the age of ten.  In fact, the earlier that children get these infectious diseases, the less likely they are to suffer complications and adverse side effects.  My mother always thought that it was best if we were exposed to these illnesses at an early age, and she made no effort to protect us against getting them, as we were never so sick if we had them young.  And, once you had the virus, your immune system was made strong naturally, through combatting the disease, and so we never had a recurrence.

The common childhood illnesses came just once.  We welcomed getting the common infections  such as Mumps, Chicken Pox and Measles as a child,  because if you escaped getting these diseases as a youngster, then you could expect to have an incredibly strong and debilitating dose of the disease if you got it when you were an adult.

Should I Vaccinate My Child Or Not? This is a serious question, and it should be carefully considered before charging ahead with vaccination.  One good alternative is Homeopathy.  Consult your Doctor, your Homeopath, your Ayurvedic medicine practitioner, or another health professional to help you decide.

These days, vaccinations, or immunisations,  have complicated things.  Children’s immune systems are weakened by having these innoculations, and immune systems become lazy  when they are repeatedly bombarded with vaccination bugs.  Also, having the vaccination does not necessarily mean that your child will be protected from the disease.  I have heard of many instances, where the child has had a severe infection straight after having the vaccination for it:  The vaccination actually brings on the condition in some people.

The List of Common Childhood Diseases is as Follows. I have listed some Homeopathic alternatives which are worth consideration in the treatment of these illnesses.  Homeopathy is a safe, more natural method  of combatting these illness than vaccination.  Homeopathic Treatment will not cause long-lasting damage to the immune system.

Chicken Pox:  This has red spots which turn to blisters.  The ‘pox’ begins on the trunk, like Scarlet Fever, and then spreads to the face and limbs.  Its incubation period is between 17-21 days after coming into contact with the virus.  Isolation is recommended for around two or three weeks after the onset of the infection, which is when you can expect the scabs to come off the sores, and the skin to heal.  The Chicken Pox is an itchy infection, and children should be discouraged from scratching themselves, as this will make things worse.

Diphtheria:  This is characterized by a sore throat, like Scarlet Fever.  It also has a coated tongue, like Scarlet Fever in its early development.  Bad breath, sickness and choking, and difficulty breathing are symptoms of Diphtheria.  Its incubation period is between 1-5 days after contact.  The isolation period recommended in the old household medical books is about 6 weeks.   Your doctor will advise you on this.

‘German’ Measles:  This is characterized initially by a cold in the nose with a sore throat.  After two days of these symptoms, an irregular rash appears over the body.  Swollen glands, sore neck, and conjunctivitis may be present.  The incubation period for German measles is anything between 2 to 4 weeks.  The isolation period for German Measles is given as  3 weeks in the old text books.  It is important to prevent expectant mothers from coming into contact with the German Measles, as it could have serious consequences.

‘English’ Measles: This type of Measles was more mild than the German variety.  It is characterized by  a rash which appears in small areas of pink patches, after about the 4th or 5th day of being exposed to the disease.   The pink patches grow gradually larger and spread over the body.   Other characteristics are a feverish cold with a runny nose, which usually develops after the rash has appeared.   The eyes become irritated and red.  Small white spots appear inside the mouth on the cheeks.  Isolation should be for about two weeks after the onset of Measles.

Mumps: This condition also affects the throat to begin with.  The throat is sore and there will be difficulty in chewing and swallowing, resulting in loss of appetite.   Other symptoms are likely to be:  Swollen neck glands, pain under the ear, and sore inner ear. The Incubation Period may be between two to four weeks after coming into contact with the disease.  A period of around 4 weeks isolation for Mumps is recommended

Scarlet Fever: Of course you should see your doctor.  But  Homeopathic Belladonna has been proven to be effective in preventing Scarlet Fever in times of an epidemic.  It can also help alleviate the symptoms, and quicken the recovery,  if your child should succumb to this disease.  This illness is characterized by a sore throat in the initial stages.  The tongue starts off white and furry, but changes to a bright red after a couple of days.   Temperature, fever, vomiting, pains in the stomach are symptoms of this disease.  The red rash, which appears within 24 hours of the onset of the disease,  appears first on the trunk of the body, then spreads to the limbs, and finally, to the face.  This rash is made up of tiny red spots.  The Incubation period is between 2 to 5 days.  Isolation is recommended for around 2 weeks after the rash first appears.

Whooping Cough:  This is another of the Childhood infectious diseases.  It often begins like flu,  with a head cold and running nose with the eyes red and streaming.  Loss of appetite and vomiting may accompany the condition   However, the condition is much more serious than simple flu.  Young children, and babies especially, can ‘go down’ very quickly with whooping cough. Babies can easily die of Whooping Cough, so it is important to have treatment handy, and to head for the doctor if you suspect Whooping Cough.   Whooping Cough can come on very suddenly, in the wee small hours of the night when most doctors surgeries are closed.   Your child suddenly finds it difficult to breathe, and makes a wheezing, whooping sound as he or she fights to breath in, and this frightens the life out of you. Of course, you MUST see a doctor, or another health professional such as a homeopathic doctor, or get to the hospital immediately.  But as soon as the alarm has been set off, and you realize that your child has whooping cough, then you can immediately start giving them Homeopathic Drosera. By the time you get to the hospital, you might find that the Drosera has already worked, and that there is no need for further medication. The disease often ends as quickly as it began, with Drosera.   I used the Homeopathic Remedy Drosera for these occasions, and it never failed me.  Drosera is one of those magic Prophylactic remedies for Whooping Cough, which means that it is a preventative of the disease.  Because it is a Prophylactic, you can give your child several doses of this, over several days, the minute that you realize there is a Whooping Cough epidemic around.  Taking Homeopathic Drosera as a preventative can mean that your children may avoid getting Whooping Cough in times of an epidemic.  Keep it in your medicine cupboard, to use in times of emergency, and for the periods when the Whooping Cough virus is going around the schools.