By Arturo Galindo, Cert. Nutritional Therapist
Many information exists about vitamin C, or ascorbic acid. There are also several online books on vitamin C available for free. They all contain valuable information for people that struggle with disease.
Who wrote all this information? The impressive list includes Nobel Laureates, Scientists, Doctors, Cardiologists and even Optometrists. They are all vitamin C experts in their own areas.
This valuable information can better help you understand the importance of this critical substance. And its power to help your body beat disease and maintain good health, when taken in large enough doses.
Several of the books listed below are available to read for free online. What that is the case, there will be a “read online” notation and a link to the website where you can read this book for free.
Also, there is a lot of scientific literature available online. Unfortunately, a lot of this information is not available in mainstream medical journals. This is because medical databases exclude alternative medical journals.
As far as books, there are a lot of little gems written by some of the pioneers several decades ago. Some of these books are available at public libraries. Some of them are for sale on amazon or other online book retailers.
This is a historical compendium of 20th century medical and scientific literature on Ascorbate
The Vitamin C Foundation contains a lot of information for general people and also physicians who want to use vitamin C in their practice.
Below is a collection of the published and unpublished work of Dr. Klenner, a pioneer in the use of high dose intravenous vitamin C therapy.
How to Feel Better and Live Longer (Linus Pauling, 1986).
This is the book that changed my life. Dr. Pauling offers a simple plan to avoid sugars, stress, work on a job that you like, and being happy with your family. To avoid illness he recommends taking vitamins. And explains the critical role of vitamin C for optimal health.
The Healing Factor: Vitamin C Against Disease (Irwin Stone, 1972)
This is one of the best online books on vitamin C. In this book, Irwin Stone explains why vitamin C is a critical enzyme. A substance that the body needs it in large enough amounts. It also explains why most people live in a state of vitamin C deficiency (or sub-clinical scurvy). And why many conditions today are symptoms for this deficiency . This includes heart disease, infections, cancer, allergies, and even premature aging.
The Key to Good Health: Vitamin C (Fred R. Klenner, Fred H. Bartz)
This is a little research report from 1959. It contains information on how vitamin C prevents and controls disease. And how it can protect against toxins such as sprays, gases, alcohol, and auto exhaust emissions. And also tobacco, polluted air, drinking water.
Vitamin C and the Common Cold (Linus Pauling, 1970)
Dr. Pauling explains the value of vitamin C and how it can prevent the common cold when taken in large enough doses. The author reviews the evidence in this book.
Vitamin C, the Common Cold, and the Flu (Linus Pauling, 1976)
This book is a follow up to the fist book published by Pauling on Vitamin C and the Common Cold. It contains more studies that determine the value of vitamin C for other viral diseases such as influenza. The book also includes details about the nature of the common cold and influenza. And also the general properties of ascorbic acid.
Curing the Incurable – Vitamin C, Infectious Diseases and Toxins (Thomas E. Levy)
This book includes over 1,200 scientific references. It explains how vitamin C is able to cure or contribute to the cure of many common infectious diseases. And it presents documented evidence on the value of vitamin C.
Vitamin C Against Polio (Frederick R, Klenner)The Clinical Experiences of Frederick R. Klenner, M.D., (by Lendon H. Smith, M.D)
Stop America's #1 Killer!: Proof that the origin of all coronary heart disease is a clearly reversible arterial scurvy (Thomas E. Levy)
Dr. Levy, MD, explains the proper role of vitamin C and antioxidants in the treatment of heart disease. This book contains over 600 medical references. This is a must read if you have heart issues.
Practicing Medicine Without a License (Owen Fonorow)
This is the story of the Linus Pauling Therapy for heart disease. It’s written by Owen Fonorow whose the founder of the Vitamin C Foundation. The book explains in detail how vitamin C can stop, and even reverse heart disease. It also includes amazing testimonials of former heart patients.
700 Vitamin C Secrets (Professor Sydney Bush)
This book is not your “normal” book. It is a compendium of all the notes and struggles from Professor Sidney Bush. Sidney Bush was a distinguished optometrist in the UK. He’s the founder of Nutritional Cardio Retinometry. This is a method for studying heart disease through the analysis of the eyes. It shows using photos of the retina how vitamin C can reverse artery disease.
Cancer and Vitamin C (Linus Pauling, Ewan Cameron, 1979)
This book explains the causes of cancer. And the limitations of the various treatments used today. It then goes on to explain the value and importance of vitamin C to support all cancer treatments. It provides details on dosage and methods of administration.
Primal Panacea (Thomas E. Levy)
Lots of documentation in this book on how vitamin C can prevent and cure many diseases. This is when given in high enough doses. Cancer. Heart Disease. Infectious Disease, toxins, etc.
Free Radical: Albert Szent-Gyorgyi and the Battle over Vitamin C. (1988)
This is the biography of Dr. Gyorgy, the scientist who discovered vitamin C. It explains how the ascorbic acid substance was first isolated.
Ascorbate: The Science of Vitamin C (Steve Hickey, Hilary Roberts)
This is one of my favorite books. It goes into details about how ascorbate works in the body. And how it can prevent or cure heart disease, stroke, cancer, and infections. It also explains why the recommended daily amounts (RDA) are so low and the process that the government used to establish them.
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