W. Gifford-Jones, MD
In 1847 one woman in six who entered the University hospital in Vienna left in a coffin. Why? Because esteemed professors ridiculed Dr. Semmelweiss for showing that by simply washing his hands after doing an autopsy, these deaths were prevented.

In 1860 Louis Pasteur was also ridiculed by the French Assembly for daring to say that bacteria caused disease.

Years later Dr. Linus Pauling, two-time Noble Prize winner, has been ignored for reporting the lack of vitamin C is responsible for the epidemic of cardiovascular disease.

During an interview 25 years ago Pauling told me that animals make vitamin C and humans do not. That’s why sailors died of scurvy during long sea voyages, but the ship’s cat survived. Vitamin C is required to manufacture healthy collagen, the glue that holds coronary cells together, just like mortar is needed for bricks. Pauling claimed people now receive enough C to prevent scurvy, but not enough to support coronary health. A mere 10 milligrams daily of C will prevent scurvy, but several thousand is required for coronary support.    

Williams Stehbens, Professor of Anatomy at Wellington University in New Zealand, proved Pauling was right. Stebhens’ research showed that coronary arteries closest to the heart are under the greatest pressure. This causes collagen glue to weaken resulting in the formation of a blood clot and death.

Vitamin C and Lysine work together to build collagen, which strengthens and holds together the coro-nary cells. Inadequate amounts of vitamin C mean poor collagen. Coronary cells then fall apart just as bricks do without good mortar. Coronary arteries, closest to the heart, receive the greatest pressure and without enough vitamin C the collagen weakens. This sets the stage for heart attack. Lysine is required for healthy collagen by providing the extra strength to collagen – like the steel girders in concrete.

The work of Dr. Sydney Bush shows that vitamin C + lysine can help support cardiovascular health. Dr. Sydney Bush, an optometrist, decided to use high doses of vitamin C to see if it decreased the risk of infection for those using contact lenses. Fortunately he took retinal photographs before using C and again a year later. To his surprise atherosclerosis had regressed in the retinal arteries.

Before After

Fourteen years ago following coronary attack, I was told by cardiologists to take cholesterol-lowering drugs (CLDs). They claimed it was medical madness to say no to such therapy. Instead, I decided to take high doses of vitamin C plus Lysine with breakfast, repeating this at the evening meal.

With this in mind I developed a combination powder, called Medi-C Plus from Preferred Nutrition, and it is now available at Health First Stores. See www.docgiff.com for more information.

It’s tragic that since reporting the value of Medi-C Plus, not a single cardiologist has supported this natural treatment. But humans are rarely receptive to new ideas.