Pray for Katie

Katie is 13 years old and was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Disease, a lymphatic cancer. This site is a request to pray for her. Call her prayer pager 1-361-333-KATY (5289), enter your ZipCode and # key, to let her know you have prayed for her. Updates of her progress will be posted on the site. The Power of Prayer is Awesome.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Vitamin C and Heart and Artery Diseases

Judge Carl Lewis could have prevented his torn aorta by simply supplementing his diet with Vitamin C. I sent the Judge the following scientific article as proof: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 97, Issue 2, 841-846, January 18, 2000 Aortic wall damage in mice unable to synthesize ascorbic acid by Nobuyo Maeda*,, Hiroyuki Hagihara*,, Yukiko Nakata*, Sylvia Hiller*, Jennifer Wilder*, and Robert Reddick§ * Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7525, and § Department of Pathology, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX 78284-7750. The article conludes that: "The most striking effects of the marginal dietary vitamin C were alterations in the wall of aorta,..." I hope he has taken it to heart! I bet his doctor and surgeon didn't tell him that. We are continuing to pray for his full recovery.

Meanwhile closer to my heart, Michele's mother is having open heart surgery to repair a defective heart valve. So Michele is in Wisconsin. Please pray for her mother's full recovery. I suffer from torn retinas in my eyes and blood sugar problems of Type II diabetes. Now I am beginning to see the cause of all the problems mentioned above.

Some doctors that study nutrition contend that humans need 6 to 8 grams a day of oral Vitamin C in divided doses, a figure much higher than the RDA, but a level that is comparable to other animals when adjusted for weight. High oral doses of Vitamin C can prevent ruptered aorotas, arterosclerosis, and type II diabetes. You also need to supplement with lysine and omega 3 oils like flax seed to get maximum benefit and usage of the Vitamin C. Linus Pauling first discovered this over thirty years ago. We ignored it, others wanted to hide the information, and now we are reaping the consequences. Perhaps I will include more on this later. I hope that others will benefit from the information in this blog.