By Arturo Galindo, Cert. Nutritional Therapist
Linus Pauling Vitamin C information changed my life. And it can change your life too. How? Dr. Pauling offers a very simple plan to live a long and happy life that every person can follow.
Dr. Pauling was one of the greatest scientists who has ever lived. He's the only person to win two unshared Nobel Prizes. And he was one of the most famous vitamin c experts to treat and prevent disease.
Some of Linus Pauling’s achievements include:
Dr. Pauling is also a pioneer in Orthomolecular medicine. This is the clinical use of substances that occur naturally in the human body. He dedicated almost 30 years of his life to research vitamin C and other micronutrients.
After his death, Linus Pauling left behind more than 400,000 scientific papers. This collection makes up one of the great scientific archives of the 20th century.
When our daughter was born 10 years ago, I came across Linus Pauling book How to Live Longer and Feel Better.
This book helped changed the way I thought about nutrition. It also introduced me to Linus Pauling Vitamin C research and information that I was not aware of. And I learned that most people suffer from a vitamin C deficiency that can lead to other diseases.
In his book, Pauling offers an inexpensive plan to avoid sugars, stress, and smoking. Also, to work in a job that you like and be happy with your family.
For optimal heath, Dr. Pauling recommends taking vitamins to avoid disease and enjoy a longer life. He also created the Pauling Therapy... a nutritional program to control heart disease using vitamin C and the amino acid Lysine.
This seemed a very simple plan. It became clear to me that diet and lifestyle were the keys to prevent disease and to live a longer and happy life. And Linus Pauling vitamin C was a critical piece of the diet.
From that point, I decided to take the driver's seat of my own health. And help my family stay healthy by following Dr. Pauling’s recommendations.
Linus Pauling died in 1994 from prostate cancer. He was 93 years old. Many people ask why did he die from cancer if he took all that vitamin C?
I ask a different question. Was he able to live close to 100 years because he took all that vitamin C? Did he need to take more vitamin C to fight cancer? Vitamin C deficiency is common in patients with advanced cancer . . . and patients with low plasma concentrations of vitamin C have a shorter survival.
You see, it’s all a matter of perspective. When there’s water in a glass, the optimist sees the glass as half full, and the pessimist as half empty.
Here's some of Linus Pauling best quotes around nutrition, science and vitamin C.
I decided long ago that I wanted to live a long and happy life. And I will make sure that I do all the things that are under my control to be able to achieve my goal. But there are things that are not under my control, and I decided not to worry about those.
Do you also want to live a long a happy life?
Other books from Linus Pauling include: