HIGH-DOSE VITAMIN C FIGHTS ASTHMA
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>Date: Tue, 9 Aug 2005 13:14:32 -0500
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>Subject: HIGH-DOSE VITAMIN C FIGHTS ASTHMA
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>Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, August 9, 2005
>ASTHMA TREATMENT THAT WORKS
>(OMNS) People with severe asthma have low blood concentrations of
>ascorbate (vitamin C), particularly men  and children .
>Effective asthma treatment is readily available with cheap, safe and
>convenient vitamin C. The only requirement is to take enough vitamin C
>to be effective. Typical dietary quantities and low supplemental doses do
>not work. Robert F. Cathcart III, M.D., who has treated many asthma
>sufferers, says âAsthma is most often relieved by bowel tolerance doses
>of ascorbate (vitamin C). A child regularly having asthmatic attacks
>following exercise is usually relieved of these attacks by large doses of
>ascorbate. So far all of my patients having asthmatic attacks associated
>with the onset of viral diseases have been ameliorated by this treatment.â
>If you want asthma relief, consider trying this:
>Go to a discount store and buy a large bottle of 1,000 mg vitamin C
>tablets. The cost should be less than $15.
>Beginning when you awake in the morning, take 1,000 to 2,000 mg of vitamin
>C every 30 minutes and continue doing so until you have a single episode
>of loose stool (not quite diarrhea). If you havenât had loose stool
>after 15 hours on this dosage, increase the vitamin C to 3000 mg every 30
>After you have a loose bowel movement, reduce the dosage to 2,000 mg of
>vitamin C every hour. You will quickly find the dosage that is right for
>you. Adjust the dosage of vitamin C downward to stay below the dosage
>that will cause loose stool and adjust it upward to relieve asthma
>symptoms. The usual maintenance dosage to remain asthma-free is 15,000 to
>50,000 mg of vitamin C per day taken in eight equally divided doses.
>People with asthma should also avoid tobacco smoke, minimize stress in
>their lives and minimize their consumption of junk foods, meat and dairy
>Vitamin C replaces antibiotics, antihistamines, antipyretics, antitoxics,
>and antiviral drugs at saturation (bowel tolerance) levels. It reduces
>A vitamin can act as a drug, but a drug can never act as a vitamin.
>The reason one nutrient can cure so many different illnesses is because a
>deficiency of one nutrient can cause many different illnesses.
>There is not even one death per year from vitamins. Pharmaceutical drugs,
>properly prescribed and taken as directed, kill over 100,000 Americans
>annually. Hospital errors kill still more. Unlike drugs, with vitamins,
>the range of safe dosages is extraordinarily large.
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>by the provision of the optimum molecular environment, especially the
>optimum concentrations of substances normally present in the human body."
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> Misso NL, Brooks-Wildhaber J, Ray S, Vally H, Thompson PJ. Plasma
>concentrations of dietary and nondietary antioxidants are low in severe
>asthma. Eur Respir J. 2005 Aug;26(2):257-64. âLow plasma concentrations
>of specific antioxidants are associated with more severe asthma. Increased
>antioxidant intake may help reduce the burden of severe asthma,
>particularly in males.â PMID: 16055873
> Harik-Khan RI, Muller DC, Wise RA. Serum vitamin levels and the risk
>of asthma in children. Am J Epidemiol. 2004 Feb 15;159(4):351-7. â(L)ow
>vitamin C and alpha-carotene intakes are associated with asthma risk in
>children.â PMID: 14769638
> Robert Cathcart, MD, âVitamin C, Titrating to bowel tolerance,
>asascorbemia and acute induced scurvyâ, Medical Hypotheses,
>7:1359-1376. PMID: 7321921
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