Correcting A Damaged Gene (GULO) With Vitamin C…

In Today’s Version of Humans We ALL Have This Defect…

 By Owen R. Fonorow – Vitamin C Foundation

Vitamin C is a panacea for many conditions due to the fact that humans evolved to require a great deal more Vitamin C than we can eat. Unlike our ancestors, we humans can no longer make Vitamin C in our bodies.

All humans are born with a genetic defect. Our livers are missing a key enzyme, xl-gulono-§-lactone oxidase, which is required to synthesize ascorbic acid from glucose. The loss of this single gene prevents humans from making their own Vitamin C. The negative mutation of the so-called GULO gene has been well studied in both human and primate genomes. If this negative mutation could be corrected, most people would no longer need to supplement Vitamin C in their diets.

Thanks to modern science, it is easy and inexpensive to correct this damaged gene by supplementing Vitamin C (ascorbic acid or one of its salts) into one’s diet.

As with any inherited malfunction, the inability to produce the GULO enzyme has negative consequences. Most people are taught to believe that they can obtain enough Vitamin C in their food, and so they supplement too little. While this ‘food argument’ generally holds true for most other vitamins, the idea that one can obtain the necessary amount of Vitamin C in food sources is countered by facts.

When compared to all of the species alive today, humans are nearly the only species with a GULO-like genetic defect.

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The Greatest Medical Tragedy of All Time…

CoQ10 and Statins: The Vitamin C Connection

An opinion by Owen R. Fonorow  – Vitamin C Foundation

“We are now in a position to witness the unfolding of the greatest medical tragedy of all time –  never before in history has the medical establishment knowingly created a life threatening nutrient deficiency in millions of otherwise healthy people.” Peter H. Langsjoen, MD

Ubiquinone (CoQ10) is a popular heart medication. 

Until 2001, it was only available by prescription in Japan. Much of the public is unaware that an increasingly popular class of cardiovascular drugs called statins (HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors) interferes with the body’s synthesis of CoQ10. Top selling statin drugs, such as Lipitor® and Zocor®, earn their makers over 20 billion dollars per year. These drugs lower the endogenous production of cholesterol and are often touted as “life saving” by cardiologists and the media.

Are the statin drugs really good for us, or are cardiologists mistaken? How can drugs that lower the body’s production of CoQ10, a co-enzyme required for energy utilization, benefit heart patients? Are the health benefits attributed to CoQ10 supplementation hype, or is it that there is something fundamentally wrong with the thinking and science being used by those who market statin drugs?

COQ10 BASICS

Coenzyme Q10 is a vitamin-like fat-soluble antioxidant found in the body, and the highest concentrations have been measured in vital organs such as the heart and pancreas. At age 20, the heart has a higher CoQ10 level than other major organs. At age 80 this is no longer true, as the heart levels reduce by more than half. Over 35 controlled clinical trials in Japan, Europe, and the U.S. have proven that CoQ10 therapy is highly effective in treatment of congestive heart failure, angina and ischemic heart disease, and myocardial infarction. It is now believed that CoQ10 is the key nutrient for generating 95 percent of the total energy required by the human body.

A healthy, youthful human body can make its own CoQ10. Endogenous production or biosynthesis of CoQ10 has 17 steps, requiring at least seven vitamins (vitamin B2 – riboflavin, vitamin B3 – niacinamide, vitamin B6, folic acid, vitamin B12, vitamin C, and pantothenic acid) and several trace elements.

Merck, a pharmaceutical giant, has known for more than 15 years that statin drugs interfere with CoQ10 biosynthesis, which leads to low serum levels. Low serum levels can cause damage to one’s body, specifically causing muscles (and internal orgams)  to atrophy. The following claim from a 1990 Merck patent (4,933,165) discusses the addition of CoQ10 to statin drugs, in order to overcome statin induced myopathy.

“A pharmaceutical composition comprising a pharmaceutical carrier and an effective antihypercholesterolemic amount of an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor and an amount of Coenzyme Q.sub.10 effective to counteract HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor-associated skeletal muscle myopathy.”

This invention has never been implemented, most likely because the entire world supply of CoQ10 is limited, and current production would only supply one-sixth of the world’s statin users.

VARIOUS HEALTH BENEFITS ATTRIBUTED TO COQ10

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Who Among Us Has The Power To Routinely Plant “Fake Health-Science News” Reports?

Heart Disease is the number one killer in the United States – 800,000 Americans Die Needlessly EVERY Year…

Not because science has failed, but because of a deliberate campaign to misinform and mislead the public.

By Owen Fonorow – President – Vitamin C Foundation

 

Fake News is not just political…

Fake health-science “news” reports are now appearing so often in the Press that ordinary people take notice.

Planted stories resembling a professional CIA- or KGB-style propaganda campaign are responsible for the death of at least 1,000 Americans every day.  The campaign has been in operation since 1984, and its roots may date back to 1970 [1]. The First Amendment to the United States Constitution protects these perpetrators. Save defamation and libel, the American Press can print misinformation.

Propaganda masquerading as health-science news is not hard to spot, especially for those with knowledge of the science behind the success of alternative medicine.

The drumbeat that ‘cholesterol is bad, causes heart disease, and every effort should be made to lower it’ has droned on for more than a decade. This BIG LIE is reinforced daily even though the leaders of the American Medical Association cautioned that our fears are misplaced and there is not sufficient evidence to fear elevated cholesterol [2]. We are conditioned to fear fats, favor carbohydrates, and lately fear “antioxidants.”  Most insidious of all, we are being conditioned to fear the most important life giving substance known: ascorbic acid, or vitamin C!

Propaganda artists understand that the bigger, more widely distributed and more bold-faced the lie…

…the more people will believe it.

Few substances in the world are safer than vitamin C, but this well established fact has not stopped not-recent worldwide health-science “news” scare stories, which imply that vitamin C may cause heart disease and cancer!  Not a single one of these reports has been substantiated [3].  However, the truth does not appear to matter. “Vitamin C consumption is down 19% year-over-year,” according to Nutrition researcher and journalist Bill Sardi.  The “terror” campaign works.  The public are now frightened about taking vitamin C!

The Media can and does not act alone. 

The “propaganda as news” campaign could not succeed without the tacit support of medical professionals and scientists who know better, and who profit from the ill health of Americans.

There is circumstantial evidence of a conspiracy. Medicine and pharmaceutical companies profit from illness. Doctors generally look the other way, or else routinely cite these articles to questioning patients.  Social security programs are facing bankruptcy from servicing the elderly. Recently, funeral homes in Israel complained after doctors went on strike and the death rate dropped dramatically [4].

We have been examining false health-science “news” stories for years.

One objective seems to be to promote dietary behavior that leads to chronic, rather than acute, medical conditions. These conditions are normally treated long-term with prescription drugs.  Another objective is to undermine confidence in cheap, effective alternatives to prescription drugs. Usually this means ridiculing vitamins, but sometimes the campaign attacks how vitamins and herbal products are made, or cite a “lack of regulation.”

Another hint towards who might be behind the false health-science “news” is the obvious secondary objective: confusion and obfuscation. If one is able to keep the public confused, then the public will have no choice but to rely on their doctors. Health care costs amount to more than 7% of GDP.  No reason to rock that boat.

The real science is clear…

These propaganda stories, to the extent they reduce vitamin C and other anti-oxidant consumption, will increase the incidence of heart and other chronic diseases; creating an economic advantage for medicine. Not all who die are old.  Many heart attack and stroke victims are in their 30s and 40s.  According to the American Heart Association, in spite of the decline in heart disease mortality since the 1970s (741,000 in 1970 to less than 500,000 in the year 2000), more than 1,000 people die every day in the USA of some form of heart disease [5].

When you profit from sickness…

…your marketing department will sooner or later figure out how to make people sick.

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A Report from the “Health Care” Twilight Zone…

The Reality of The Value Of “Vitamin C” Will Not Go Away Despite The Best Efforts of Big Pharma…

This author believes that pharmaceutical companies lie because they cannot tell the truth and stay in business…

By Owen Fonorow – Vitamin C foundation

“Harvard found a 30% reduction in heart disease by taking a SINGLE daily vitamin C pill, meaning one pill would save more than 300,000 lives per year! One pill. Yet, medicine needs more “studies” before recommending vitamin C…

On July 15, 2003, I began to realize just how far my life had transmuted into the Twilight Zone. This thought struck quietly in the back of the hearing room at the Wisconsin Department of Licensing and Regulation (DORL) headquarters in Madison.

Tim and Jan Bolen at the Statue of Liberty

I had finally met the infamous Crisis Management Consultant Tim Bolen, who was working for an alternative doctor who had been attacked by the Wisconsin state medical board.

Tim was here organizing the counter-attack on behalf of his client – and it was a show-and-a-half.

I watched and listened intently as the crowd swelled, and swelled while the subject of the cross examination, the state’s star witness, and current President of the National Council Against Health Fraud (NCAHF) testified under oath that he had, in fact, collided with cars on two separate occasions while jogging.  (start to smile here, for the story gets better).

Dr. Robert Baratz, MD, DDS, PhD testified that after both incidents, he had attempted to collect damages. Unfortunately, the 70-year old Dean of Tuft’s University Law School was driving the second car he ran into. Baratz not only lost the case, he was also ordered to pay the Dean’s legal fees.

Thinking the testimony couldn’t get any stranger; frail, mild mannered, 100 lb and 70-year-old Florence Wilson, MD entered the room. The elderly lady had been flown in for this occasion. It seemed that Dr. Baratz and Dr. Wilson once worked for the same institution, and that there had been an “altercation.”

Baratz claimed that Dr. Wilson had “tugged” at his arm, attacking him “like a doberman,” causing it to lose all function. Baratz subsequently sued Wilson for 3 million dollars in damages. This disability was what he claimed kept him from the practice of medicine in recent years. Under oath, testimony was given that Dr. Baratz lost the lawsuit, but apparently he filed a workman’s compensation claim to “protect his rights.”

Dr. Baratz’s CV then claimed that he is a consultant to Congress. Under oath, it turned out that his consultancy was “testimony before a congressional Anti-Aging Committee against ‘anti-aging’ quakery.”

There was a notable gasp from the audience after he testified that the “skin rejuvenation clinic” he owns and runs brags about the “clinically proven power of antioxidants in the skin creams he sells.” He also testified that he had seen the studies supporting these statements.

For me, it was just another day in the Twilight Zone.

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Are Prescription Drugs Designed to Actually Make People Sick?

Let’s Examine the Situation…

There is no question that we need to change the US Health Care System.  Below we have outlined one of the MAJOR PROBLEMS…

Opinion By Owen Fonorow – President – Vitamin C Foundation

“At least 70 pharmaceutical drugs are on the market after passing clinical trials based on fraudulent data provided by a California doctor,” said Kurt Eichenwald, an investigative reporter for The New York Times…

“Senior executive Allen Roses, of GlaxoSmithKline, is quoted in a national newspaper as stating that more than 90% of drugs only work in 30-50% of people.”

Medicine, impersonating science…

has co-opted the word “proof” to provide comfort to the gullible; and in so doing it has tarnished the reputations of science as well as of medicine.

When the medical profession pretends that there is such a thing as scientific proof, labeling their remedies as “proven” and decrying unproven alternatives, it seems unaware that in physical science there are only guesses, hypotheses, theories and few laws. Only repeatable experiments determine truth.

To the degree that medicine relies on carefully conducted experiments and collects data without preconceived notions, which can be duplicated and criticized by other scientists, it follows generally accepted scientific principles. Conclusions may be drawn, but to imply that there are “proven” methods for controlling disease, is to lie.

When Medical Proof Meets Reality…

The problem with a medical system based upon “proof” is that, over time, people discover that unproven remedies work and so-called proven remedies may not.

The common cold is a good example. Millions have discovered that there is a simple “cure” for the common cold, before the virus takes hold. The public may not be able to verify for themselves whether or not medical “science” is right about the likes of heart disease and cancer, but thanks to Linus Pauling, many have discovered that it is easy to stop the cold virus in its tracks.

The public is becoming increasingly aware…

…that something is rotten in the state of medicine. Generally, doctors are well educated in the arts that do not directly compete with prescription drugs, e.g., diagnosis, surgery and trauma treatment. Regrettably, doctors receive little or no training in non-prescription substances, which are ignored by medical authorities as “unproven.” When proven remedies fail, and unproven remedies easily succeed, the reputation of all scientists is unfairly harmed.

Linus Pauling is the prime example of a scientist whose reputation has been unfairly impugned. The void in medical school surrounding the therapeutic uses of nutrients, especially vitamin C, is conspicuous and can hardly be accidental. The result is that medical doctors are losing their good reputations and fewer patients are tolerating this nutrition-ignorance. In 1998, the AMA revealed that Americans made more visits (above 100 million more) to alternative practitioners than regular doctors.

Most people, and almost all medical doctors, still believe that prescription drugs are based in good science, and that pharmaceutical companies offer them in good faith. The truth, however, is not difficult to uncover. Many top selling prescription drugs are useless; some even cause the disease for which they are prescribed.

Cleansing The Medical Mind…

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99-Year-Old Atomic Scientist Says: “Lower Health Care Costs – Give Everyone a Free Supply of Vitamin C”

A Brilliant Suggestion From A Former Member of the Manhattan Project…

“… a free supply of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) to every person would lower the cost of health care in a major way…” – Ted Jorgenson

 

By Owen R. Fonorow – Vitamin C Foundation

The Vitamin C Foundation received this letter below  from Dr. Theodore P. Jorgensen in 2003.  As he tells us, he was at the time, age 99, a physicist, and he helped develop the atomic bomb as a member of the Manhattan Project.

Theodore P. Jorgensen
4932 High Street
Lincoln, Nebraska, 68506
26-Nov-03

To whom it may concern,

What I am about to tell you is difficult for me to write; however I hope you will understand why I have written it. This letter concerns vitally important ideas, far more than one could imagine. The calendar tells me that I am in my 99th year (this is not a misprint) and as such I feel compelled tell you a few things about myself.

I am a retired physics professor, with a Ph.D. from Harvard. I spent the war years working on the Atomic Bomb at Los Alamos. On my return to teaching, I originated and directed an atomic accelerator project at the University of Nebraska, which continues to be financed to the present time by the Federal Government. I was retired from the University in my 70th year. Since that time, my mental activities have mainly involved studying the swing of a golf club; which allowed me to write a best seller on the Physics of Golf.

I grew up on a subsistence homestead in northwestern South Dakota. The many grasshoppers on the prairie inspired my mother to feed them to our turkeys; which led her to discover the turkeys laid fertile turkey eggs only when fed cod-liver oil. She fed it not only to her turkeys, but also to her five children. Thus, at the age of thirteen years, I became interested in nutrition.

Vitamin C was discovered to be ascorbic acid in 1931. Shortly after, chemistry developed to the stage where this substance could be synthesized. When a supply of pure ascorbic acid was obtained, this substance was used in medical research. Unfortunately, the substance was thought to be a vitamin and since it was known that vitamins were effective in very small amounts, for many years only small amounts of the substance were used in research. Many years later, it was discovered that ascorbic acid could be used to produce fabulous results when used correctly in medical and clinical research.

It was also discovered that Vitamin C was not a poisonous substance when used in the human body. We learned that solutions of ascorbic acid, in proper concentrations, would kill bacteria and viruses. Happily; a patient’s blood could, through the proper use of ascorbic acid, also kill bacteria and viruses. However, the concentration needed in specific cases had to be determined.

It was determined that most animals produce their own ascorbic acid; and that human beings, apes, monkeys, and guinea pigs do not produce any. A conclusion was drawn that animals that could not make ascorbic acid had a genetic defect involving one enzyme, which was lost millions of years ago. This enzyme was not necessary then, as ascorbic acid was easy to be obtained in the available food sources.

It was decided that the Recommended Daily Allowance, or RDA, for a healthy human male would be arbitrarily set at the 60 mg per day. The rate chosen for monkeys was substantially larger than that for humans.

The amount of ascorbic acid needed for a man to have optimum health is unknown. Some idea of the amount he should have would be determined by the amount his body would make, if the human body had this natural ability. This leads to the consideration of the rate of ascorbic acid made by healthy animals. Such studies have been made and the values range far above those of the current RDA for humans.

Another effect of ascorbic acid must be mentioned. The level of cholesterol in a person’s blood varies inversely with the level of the ascorbic acid in the blood. When I learned of this, I decided to perform an experiment on myself. My cholesterol level had been running at 240 units for several years. My doctor told me he could give me a drug to lower the cholesterol level, but he was afraid of the damage that might be done by the drug. An experiment had been reported that a person’s cholesterol level depended on the amount of white sugar ingested. With this information in mind, I decided to eliminate sucrose in my diet as much as possible, while I arbitrarily set my intake of ascorbic acid at five grams per day. Much to my doctor’s surprise, my cholesterol level fell from 240 units to 180 units. Additionally, I have not had a cold since beginning to take the ascorbic acid. I know of similar experiments with similar results.

When I learned that a solution of ascorbic acid, in a proper concentration, has properties for killing both bacteria and viruses; and that the concentration of ascorbic acid in a person’s blood could be adjusted to such a concentration by the amount of ascorbic acid ingested, I hoped to seek out confirmation of these findings within medical literature.

Dr. Robert F. Cathcart of Los Altos, California has found a method of determining the amount of ascorbic acid to be used in any given case. His findings indicated that the amount of ascorbic acid to use was just less than the amount which would produce a laxative effect in the patient. Dr. Cathcart reported that he has treated 9,000 patients with various infections, and not a single patient treated with ascorbic acid had to be hospitalized. Other reports exist by doctors who have had phenomenal similar effects, in which they determined the amount of ascorbic acid by trial.

In order to determine the amount of ascorbic acid human beings should take, research was done to identify which other animals made ascorbic acid for their own use. The result of this study determined the value of ascorbic acid at 2.3 to 10 grams per 154-pound man in good health.

It is virtually impossible for any person to obtain this much ascorbic acid per day from ordinary or casual ways. This also indicates that human beings are living with dangerously low levels of ascorbic acid. The above information provides some explanation for the reason our cost of health care is so high and our average age of death is so low. I believe that this problem is a national disgrace, and should be challenged on a national basis. I believe that here are two reasons why this should be done.

One reason is that a free supply of ascorbic acid to every person would lower the cost of health care in a substantial way.

The other is that we are in the age of possible terrorist attacks with chemical and biological agents, both bacterial and viral. We are vulnerable to these attacks because we have not applied and extended the knowledge we do have to the practice of medicine. However, any practical approach to the ascorbic acid problem would require the cooperation, prestige, and authority of the federal government.

I can only leave the possible solutions to these problems of public health, and the implementation of corrections, to our younger generations. As I hope you can hear, I believe we can and should work towards a solution. Have I convinced you of this possibility, too?

Theodore P. Jorgensen
4932 High Street
Lincoln, Nebraska, 68506
26-Nov-03

Who Knew?  More Than 90% of All Vitamin C Is Produced In China…

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What If 800,000 Americans Didn’t Have to Die This Year?

Health Care “Fake News” Has Been Around for a Very Long time…

By Owen Fonorow – President – Vitamin C Foundation

 

The US, and hence, the entire world’s health care system is badly broken.  Everyone knows that.

More, even isolated segments of the world’s population are beginning to figure our what’s wrong with health care, and what needs to be done to fix it.

Unnecessary deaths are happening,  and they have  happened for over 20 years. But the system ignores this simple fact – and goes on raking in the cash.

What if, besides the 800,000 deaths…?

Another 62 million Americans are being deliberately poisoned and maimed to fill the pockets of foreign pharmaceutical companies?

EPA rules have been manipulated to move strategic interests out of the United States?

There are agents of a foreign enemy first maiming, then killing, Americans from the inside the U. S. Government — killing Americans after first draining them of all their assets from unnecessary medical expenses.

Harsh words?  Keep reading…

This BIG LIE campaign to kill Americans documented below is propped up by an orchestrated propaganda campaign fostered by Big Pharma advertising revenues.

The Great Suppression of American Alternative Medicine…

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“Vitamin C” Cures “Sepsis…”

The Standard of Emergency Room (ER) Medical Care Has Changed Overnight…

But will Big Pharma be able to stop it?

 

By Owen R. Fonorow – President – Vitamin C Foundation

Dr. Paul Marik, a critical care doctor at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS), believes he has found the cure for sepsis, a common infection that gets into the blood and kills 1,000 people a day in the U.S. alone.

In a February 2018 article in “Health and Medicine” author Elizabeth Simpson, from the Virginia Pilot says:

When an EVMS doctor was faced with a patient on the brink of death, he decided to order a combination of Vitamin C infusions and steroids. By the next morning, her symptoms had turned around. He wants to spread the word to other doctors.”

Doctor Paul Marik, in his video says…

“More people die from sepsis than die from breast cancer, colon cancer and AIDS put together..”

“the sepsis deaths in this country are equivalent to 3 jumbo jets crashing every single day.. Every single day..”

“Its the most common cause of death in our hospitals and costs our country more than 20 Billion dollars..”

“Over a hundred randomized trials have been done with all kinds of pharmaceutical agents, and none have worked…”

“on top of 2000 studies looking at sepsis..”

“… we are vitamin C mutants..”

“Vitamin C is Completely devoid of side effects..”

” .. Nobody is going to make any money from this, but it has the potential of saving millions of lives..”

” ..Millions of patients will die waiting for these trials..”

“.. There is data to support using it right how…”

 

The New Standard of ER Care

The Vitamin C genie is now out of the bottle since the mainstream press inadvertently gave this publicity.  Any patient can demand Vitamin C now, or tell the doctor/hospital to face the legal consequences.
“It’s all a question of when critical mass is reached, and I think the TV report pushed the issue to that point…” – Dr. Thomas E. Levy. MD, JD

Earlier Research Ignored…

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