Vitamin C - Today's All Star
A while back, I read in Dr. David Brownstein's Natural Way to Health newsletter-one of many I receive-that animals who produce their own Vitamin C never get heart disease. No atherosclerosis. No heart attacks. Just singing a song all the day long.
Sad to report, humans aren't part of that happy group. We have to take it or suffer the consequences. It's supposed to be some kind of genetic defect. Who knew?
Wearied from hearing doctors say, "You're fine," I started studying vitamins and minerals. Although they're held in low esteem by the medical establishment, vitamins and minerals saved my life.
And I'm still studying because more and more research keeps showing up, and the news is really, really good. It's hard to have a favorite among such a group of all-stars, but let me introduce you to an all-star that can play any position in any sport-and make you look good, too.
Vitamin C: what does it do
So let's take a look-see here.
Well, as I just mentioned, Vitamin C protects the body from heart disease. Impressive, eh?
Vitamin C also protects the brain from anesthesia, so if you're undergoing an operation, stoke up on C. Better by IV, but do what you can.
And Vitamin C helps build collagen, the better to stave off the downside of aging. So if you're north of 25, be sure to take Vitamin C.
Not to mention that Vitamin C provides antioxidant benefits, so if you eat, breathe or do anything else that creates free radicals, be sure to throw some Vitamin C down the hatch. Here's to your health and all that.
And of course, there's the old standby of taking tons of Vitamin C at the first signs of a cold.
And did you know Vitamin C helps the endocrine system-thyroid, adrenals, etc?
Not to mention fighting off anemia.
This Vitamin C sounds like pretty good stuff.
Calling Linus Pauling! Calling Linus Pauling!
God is good,
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P.S. Bette Dowdell is not a doctor, nor does she purport to be She's a patient who's been studying and successfully handling her own endocrine problems for more than 30 years. She offers introductory teleseminars and an in-depth 12-month subscription program, "Moving to Health" about living well with endocrine issues. She explains how things work-or don't, discusses what things to avoid as well as the things that help, and she provides a lot of well-researched nutritional information. Subscribe to her free e-zine at Information is power.