Beating the coronavirus: as simple as A, B, C

Last weekend, we held our Get Well Health Expo at Olympia. Thousands came to meet the many dozens of pioneering doctors and therapists of all varieties that we had carefully selected to offer alternative solutions proven to work.

Of nearly 50 brilliant talks and demonstrations, two delivered by Dr. Damien Downing, a pioneer in ecological medicine and president of the British Society of Allergy and Environmental Medicine, and Dr. Thomas Levy, a cardiologist and one of the world’s experts on vitamin C, offered the same message: there is a simple solution to the coronavirus, which has gripped the world in fear.

Dr Downing was one of a team of orthomolecular doctors (who offer therapeutic nutrition based on biochemical individuality) to put together an effective plan of attack for the coronavirus.

He and the others released a statement in late January by the Orthomolecular Medicine News Service to say that the coronavirus pandemic ‘can be dramatically slowed, or stopped with the immediate widespread use of high doses of vitamin C.’

This is nothing new. A raft of studies carried out in the 40s and 50s showed that very high dose vitamin C, particularly given intravenously, could stop the deadliest of infections, including polio.

Dr. Frederick Klenner was one of the pioneering doctors in the 1940s who successfully cured many viral diseases, from flu and hepatitis, to viral pneumonia and even polio using very high doses of vitamin C, anywhere from 30,000 – 200,000 mg, given as divided dosages throughout the day with no ill effects.

More recently, a 1999 study of 700 students with cold and flu symptoms compared one group, which just received the usual cold and flu drugs, against another, which received hourly doses of 1 g of vitamin C. The researchers discovered that symptoms decreased by 85 percent in the group treated with vitamin C. As the researchers concluded: ‘Vitamin C in mega doses administered before or after the appearance of cold and flu symptoms relieved and prevented the symptoms in the test population compared with the control group.’

Alan Smith is a recent case showing the power of this simple and inexpensive supplement.

In July 2009, Smith’s life hung in precarious balance. A farmer in New Zealand, Smith had come down with a severe form of swine flu and was deteriorating rapidly. Doctors at Tauranga Hospital induced a coma, then transferred him to Auckland Hospital, where he was put on specialized life-support equipment.

X-rays showed that his lungs were completely clouded with fluid – among the worst his doctors had ever seen. They then discovered that Smith also had hairy-cell leukaemia, but he still had a chance at survival if he could recover any lung function at all. However, in his present condition, the Auckland doctors told his wife Sonia that he was not likely to survive and recommended turning off his life-support.

Smith’s brother-in-law, however, refused to accept this death sentence and insisted that he be given intravenous (iv) vitamin C. To humor the family, the skeptical doctors agreed to administer 25 g/day of vitamin C for several days. By the end of the second day, however, new X-rays showed large air pockets in Smith’s lungs. His lung function had so dramatically improved that he was able to come off the life-support system.

Nevertheless, the doctors refused to acknowledge vitamin C as the source of the improvement and so stopped the IV drip, after which Smith rapidly deteriorated. But, at his family’s insistence, the doctors eventually gave Smith a far lower dose- 1 g of vitamin C twice a day; he began to improve, albeit much more slowly.

After a move to another hospital, he regained consciousness and his vitamin C regimen was stopped permanently.

Sonia Smith then decided to give her husband a new form of vitamin C, touted as being as powerful as IV dosing, called liposomal vitamin C. Smith’s recovery was dramatic.

Although doctors believed he would need three months of hospitalization for rehabilitation, he walked out of the hospital after two weeks. By the time he was released, he also had no signs of leukaemia.

Dr Downing and other physicians from the International Society for Orthomolecular Medicine urged preventive supplementation to ‘prevent or minimize symptoms for future viral infection,’ including the coronavirus.

These include:

Vitamin C:  3000 mg daily, in divided dosages

Vitamin D3: 2000 IUs daily (Start with 5000 IU/day for two weeks, then reduce to 2000 IU

Magnesium: 400 mg daily (in citrate, malate, chelate, or chloride form)

Zinc: 20 mg daily

Selenium: 100 mcg (micrograms) daily

As vitamin C champion Dr. Robert Cathcart once noted, ‘I have not seen any flu yet that was not cured or markedly ameliorated by massive doses of vitamin C.’

So stop panicking about the so-called pandemic and start this simple prevention program.