You are Closer to Being Vitamin C Deficient Than You Think

Written by Dr. Randy Wysong

Okay, so you think you are doing pretty well with your diet. You prepare most of your meals at home, don’t eat much junk food and aren’t a fast food eater only rarely. You think vitamins are pretty much nonsense—particularly since you are eating so well—and besides, you feel pretty healthy.

Well let me rain on that parade a little.

Consider this. In order for nutritional researchers to determinerepparttar required levels of nutrients, diets must be designed of known nutrient content with a specific deficiency inrepparttar 149141 nutrient being studied. Then varying doses ofrepparttar 149142 nutrient can be added torepparttar 149143 diet to determine at what level symptoms of deficiency disappear. Inrepparttar 149144 American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, a vitamin C-depleted real meal menu is described. The diet consists ofrepparttar 149145 following choices: Breakfast: Apple Juice, Applesauce, Raisin Bran, Shredded Wheat, Unprocessed bran, Hominy grits, Cream of Wheat, Eggs (scrambled or hard poached), Cheddar cheese, French toast, Syrup, Yogurt (plain or strawberry), Bran muffin, Glazed doughnut, Mini bagel, Cream cheese, White toast or bread, Wheat toast, Margarine, butter, Honey, Peanut butter, Sugar substitutes, Low-fat cream cheese, Coffee (regular or decaffeinated), Tea (regular or decaffeinated), Cream, White milk (whole, 2%, or skim), Chocolate milk, Buttermilk.

Lunch: Chicken noodle soup, Cream of chicken soup, Croutons, Escalloped chicken, Pork chops, Brown gravy, Garlic herb pizza, Grilled cheese sandwich, Tuna chunks, Yogurt (plain, vanilla or blueberry), Rice royale, Black beans, Rice, Pretzels, Applesauce, Diet Jell-O™, Cookies (chocolate chip or sugar), Ice cream (vanilla or chocolate), Bread (white or wheat), Saltines, Margarine, Butter, Sour cream, Peanut butter, Mustard, Mayonnaise, Sugar substitute, Relish, Coffee (regular or decaffeinated), Tea (regular, decaffeinated or iced), Cream

Dinner: Chicken and rice soup, Cottage cheese, Croutons, Fried shrimp, Roast beef, Brown gravy, Macaroni and cheese, Cheeseburger, Chicken salad, Yogurt (plain or peach), Pinto beans, Rice, Diet Jell-O™, Vanilla ice cream, Angel food cake, Bread (white or wheat), Margarine, Butter, Peanut butter, Coffee (regular or decaffeinated), Cream, Tea (regular, decaffeinated or iced) Evening Snacks: Peanut butter crackers, Graham crackers, Chocolate chip cookie, Popcorn, Ginger ale, Diet cola If you review these choices you should note something familiar. They arerepparttar 149146 very foods thatrepparttar 149147 majority of people now consume! By eating these foods a person will restrict vitamin C intake to less than 5 mg per day. The bare minimum RDA (Recommended Daily Alolowance) so far established for vitamin C is 90 mg per day for men and 75 mg per day for women -- and this is highly contested as being far too low. There is a huge body of research now demonstrating that humans need several hundred milligrams (some believe more than a thousand) per day to achieve optimal health.

Is Common Sense or Research Needed to Cure Cancer?

Written by Dr Randy Wysong

It is an incredible feat that organisms can begin from one cell and then differentiate and compartmentalize intorepparttar millions of diverse tissue and organ niches that represent a mature body. Why brain, fingernail, liver, intestine and bone cells ever become what they are is mystery enough. Why they stay what they have become while still retainingrepparttar 149140 full genetic information to produce an entire new body, compoundsrepparttar 149141 miracle even more. Cancer is a condition in which cells lose their orientation and proliferate uncontrollably. Any cell can become cancerous. A lot of them do, but are squelched by cell death (apoptosis),repparttar 149142 immune system or nipped inrepparttar 149143 bud by DNA repair mechanisms. Successful cancer cells escape these impediments, disregard normal cellular checks and balances and become an island unto themselves with only their own survival and self-interests at heart. The cause of cancer is no mystery. It is our aberrant modern living context that has put us at cancer risk. When cells are forced to bathe in a milieu (the tissue soup we create with modern foods, drugs and lifestyle) entirely unlike what they are genetically programmed to expect, they revert to their most primitive directive – multiply, multiply, multiply – without regard for neighbors. It’s a sort of payback for our disregard for “neighbors” when we pollute and repudiate nature. Why should our cells be polite to their neighbors if we don’t have regard for ours? Sincerepparttar 149144 immune system is compromised fromrepparttar 149145 chronic stresses created by modern living, defenses are down. Couple this withrepparttar 149146 nutritionally depleted and perverted modern processed diet and you haverepparttar 149147 incubator for cancer. Today, about one in three humans will get cancer. In pets it is worse and perhapsrepparttar 149148 leading cause of death. No evidence exists thatrepparttar 149149 disease was of similar incidence before our modern era. President Nixon's "War on Cancer" (beginning inrepparttar 149150 early 1970s) isrepparttar 149151 most failed and embarrassing "military" campaign ever undertaken by any nation at any time in history. One person in 30 got cancer atrepparttar 149152 beginning ofrepparttar 149153 20th century, now almost one in two do. Some will say thatrepparttar 149154 only reasonrepparttar 149155 incidence has increased is because humans and animals live longer due to modern medical measures. So when science fails in their mission to defeat cancer, they cleverly spinrepparttar 149156 failure as their success. As I have shown previously (Why Modern Medicine isrepparttar 149157 Greatest Threat to Health, this is nonsense since modern medical measures are themselves probablyrepparttar 149158 number one threat to life. The reason for cancer and most chronic degenerative diseases is modern living, pure and simple. We have subjected ourselves to an artificial environment to which we are not adapted. Nature – not exhaust, sugar, pop and plastic – is what we are designed for. Screw with Mother Nature and a price will be paid. Whateverrepparttar 149159 inciting cause, it is known that inducement and propogation needs to be relentless and of long-standing duration. Cancer can have a latency period of decades, requiring continuous exposure torepparttar 149160 inciting stress. Our departure from our genetic roots certainly qualifies. If disease does not strike immediately after a bad life choice, thenrepparttar 149161 conclusion is thatrepparttar 149162 choice is just fine. We refuse to takerepparttar 149163 long view and make intelligent decisions now for consequences that may not emerge until years later. It's a common human failing we see replayed in every aspect of human endeavor. It'srepparttar 149164 modus operandi in government, economics, agriculture, social issues and health care. Living inrepparttar 149165 moment is what children and animals do. We should do better withrepparttar 149166 pounds of gyri and sulci resting on our shoulders. Nevertheless, this common sense approach (returning to our genetic roots) to preventing cancer and other diseases will be ignored. Instead we will pour billions of dollars into research to discoverrepparttar 149167 cure for cancer. But there will never be a cure other than respecting our genetic heritage and living, eating, breathing and drinking as we were designed to do. A pill or vaccine to save us just isn't going to happen. Let me give some examples of recent research findings that revealrepparttar 149168 obvious. First there isrepparttar 149169 "discovery" that fresh fruits and vegetables contain anti-cancer nutrients such as antioxidants, vitamins and flavanoids. Why would they not be anti-cancer, they arerepparttar 149170 natural food of humans? No research is necessary to discover that! Then there isrepparttar 149171 "discovery" that cancer preferentially feeds on glucose, diverting it from body use and inefficiently metabolizing it by glycolysis into lactate and a couple ATP energy molecules. (Glucose normally yields 38 ATP.) The body then has to reconvertrepparttar 149172 lactate back, viarepparttar 149173 Cori cycle, into glucose (at an energy cost). The net result is thatrepparttar 149174 cancer acts like an energy sink resulting in cachexia, a pathetic condition of severe muscle wasting and debilitation. Modern diets are laden with sugar and starches that not only providerepparttar 149175 perfect food for cancer butrepparttar 149176 perfect acidic medium in tissues. Processed sugar and starch is not a natural human food. No research is needed to discover that!

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