A planeload of Medi-C Plus to China?

Antelope Valley Press - - VALLEY LIFE - W. Gif­ford-Jones M.D. For com­ments, [email protected]

One of my sons has been in the travel busi­ness for years. To­day he said, “We’ve can­celed all of our tours to China due to the coro­n­avirus scare.”

I replied, “That’s un­for­tu­nate, but if we don’t send tourists just now, per­haps we should be send­ing Medi-C Plus. I’ve been ar­gu­ing for years that high doses of vi­ta­min C is a life­saver in boost­ing im­mune sys­tem per­for­mance.”

The ques­tion arose, what would I do if a fam­ily mem­ber con­tracted the coro­n­avirus?

Last week, sev­eral univer­sity pro­fes­sors and in­ter­na­tional vi­ral disease ex­perts re­ported ways to treat coro­n­avirus in­fec­tion. Their unan­i­mous opin­ion was that high doses of in­tra­venous vi­ta­min C would be ef­fec­tive in con­trol­ling in­fec­tion.

In China, many peo­ple have de­cided to use Chi­nese reme­dies to treat a dan­ger­ous and po­ten­tially lethal virus. Chi­nese dis­pen­saries re­port they’re run­ning out of honey suckle, the dried fruit of the weep­ing for­sythia, eu­pa­to­rium and patchouli. And other phar­ma­cies have been cleaned out of a va­ri­ety of Chi­nese herbs.

Ap­par­ently Chi­nese author­i­ties have au­tho­rized the use of these reme­dies to treat coro­n­avirus. It may be that this med­i­ca­tion does ease some of the symp­toms as­so­ci­ated with the in­fec­tion, but peo­ple are still dy­ing.

There is a great irony in this sit­u­a­tion. The ma­jor­ity of vi­ta­min C sold in North Amer­ica is im­ported from China. Medi-C Plus is no ex­cep­tion.

There is no con­cern about the qual­ity of the prod­uct. As­sured Nat­u­rals, a man­u­fac­turer in Van­cou­ver, uses so­phis­ti­cated spec­trom­e­try to de­tect one bil­lionth par­ti­cle of lead or mer­cury con­tam­i­na­tion in im­ported ma­te­rial. If de­tected the prod­uct is de­stroyed.

The other irony? Medi-C Plus pow­der is avail­able in North Amer­ica and helps to build up im­mu­nity, of­fer­ing pro­tec­tion in the event coro­n­avirus strikes.

But vi­ta­min C is not be­ing used in China for the same pur­pose. (See my web­site for the dosage sched­ules I sug­gested last week.) Medi-C Plus and other brands are avail­able in Health Food Stores in Canada or through Ama­zon in the U.S.

I hope that coro­n­avirus in­fec­tion will soon sub­side. But I doubt this will hap­pen quickly and more North Amer­i­cans will die need­lessly. This is a tragic and un­con­scionable sit­u­a­tion for sev­eral rea­sons.

“Cred­ite re­bus” (be­lieve the facts) is the an­swer to the coro­n­avirus, but the facts are be­ing ig­nored. I’m not an ex­pert on vi­ral dis­eases. But last week’s ar­ti­cle shared the opin­ions of in­ter­na­tional author­i­ties that high doses of in­tra­venous vi­ta­min C is an ef­fec­tive treat­ment.

I say this with great re­luc­tance. But if a fam­ily mem­ber of mine died due to coro­n­avirus in­fec­tion, af­ter a doc­tor re­fused to use IVC, I would chal­lenge his or her treat­ment in a court of law. I would win. Cred­i­ble re­search can­not be ig­nored.

The fact is that peo­ple are still dy­ing of other vi­ral dis­eases, such as in­fluenza and pneu­mo­nia, be­cause IVC is still a taboo treat­ment within the med­i­cal es­tab­lish­ment.

Dis­cus­sion of the coro­n­avirus con­tin­ues in the me­dia. But I have not heard men­tion of the ther­a­peu­tic value of in­tra­venous vi­ta­min C.

His­tory has al­ready proven the naysay­ers wrong, Dr. Fred­er­ick R. Klen­ner, a U.S. fam­ily doc­tor, did it in 1950 when he treated 60 po­lio pa­tients with IVC and none de­vel­oped paral­y­sis. Yet when he pre­sented these cases at an in­ter­na­tional med­i­cal meet­ing, no one lis­tened.

All this re­minds me of Sir Oliver Cromwell, the Lord Pro­tec­tor of Eng­land. Dur­ing a heated dis­cus­sion he re­marked to his par­lia­men­tary crit­ics, “In the bow­els of Christ, think it pos­si­ble that you may be mis­taken?”

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