May 04, Joni rated it it was amazing This very well referenced and documented book is a must read for all. I had been a big proponent of Vitamin C before but after reading the various case studies from physician after physician it has reinforced my belief that Vitamin C is powerful and not used enough by conventional medical doctors but then are we to be surprised? Sep 30, Judy rated it really liked it Very difficult read since it really is mostly addressed to the medical professional. Lots of references for everything he writes.
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Thomas Levy, the idea that the typical doctor stays on top of the latest medical science by reading medical literature is terribly naive. Levy recalls discussing it with fellow doctors. The movie dramatizes the conflict between the mom and doctors. She is ridiculed and threatened with legal action to keep her from trying the diet in an attempt to avoid surgery. The diet works and the movie ends happily. The boy is healthy and the small community that was so divided over his treatment is at peace again.
The slightest suggestion that there might be something to a ketogenic diet made them angry, even though most of them had never heard of it. Levy logged into one of the popular databases of medical literature that doctors have access to and in a matter of minutes found references to the ketogenic diet. Visit CharlieFoundation.
Levy says that most doctors become set in their ways through their medical school textbooks and residency. Levy speaks from experience. After undergraduate studies at Johns Hopkins, he did his medical degree and residency at Tulane, where he specialized in cardiology.
He also received a law degree and is a member of the bar in Colorado and the District of Columbia. He has served on hospital review boards, conducted investigations, published a variety of medical journals, and been a professor at a medical school. Now he lectures all over the world, telling this story: The more he delved into the medical literature about Vitamin C, the more amazed he became. This background is important for answering a common objection to Dr.
It sounds too good to be true. Curing the Incurable begins with polio, because the evidence for it being cured by Vitamin C is staggering. Studies showing Vitamin C can inactivate polio date back to the s.
Then there is the forgotten work of Dr. Frederick Klenner. Klenner, M. Furthermore, he reported that none of the 60 patients treated had any residual damage from the polio virus that often left its survivors crippled for life. This evidence was subsequently presented by Klenner in to an annual session of the American Medical Association that dealt with the treatment of polio patients.
Levy argues that there is plenty of evidence to conclude Vitamin C cures, prevents, and reverses a host of infectious diseases. The book cites more than 1, scientific references. Where he finds the evidence compelling, but would like to see additional confirming research done, he adds a question mark. Before getting into all the research, Levy presents some basic concepts and historical perspectives.
There are several entrenched misconceptions about Vitamin C therapy, starting with basic terminology. According to Dr. Levy, the ascorbates we call Vitamin C should never have been labeled a Vitamin in the first place. The dosing misconception shows up in the medical literature too. Another common misunderstanding is that the very small amount of Vitamin C that prevents scurvy, or the amount in the World War II-era government recommendations known as Recommended Daily Allowance, is enough to maintain optimum health.
Trace amounts of Vitamin C do prevent scurvy, but much larger amounts are necessary for the body to maintain healthy and optimum metabolic functions. Furthermore, there is much evidence that Vitamin C depletion is often the reason that many common infectious diseases develop in the first place. A third misconception is that eating healthy foods can supply the body with optimum amounts of Vitamin C. Here Dr. Levy is asserting something consistent with the Christian doctrine of the Fall.
Creation—including our bodies and our food—is subject to decay, and wisdom calls for supplementing our diets. Levy recounts the fascinating history, dating back 85 years, of pioneering doctors treating infectious diseases with Vitamin C. They developed very simple protocols. They administered Vitamin C every few hours. Levy says. One of the challenges of using larger quantities of Vitamin C is that it sometimes causes bowel problems, but this challenge actually helps doctors determine dosage and learn some important things.
If the patient develops loose stools, the Vitamin C is not being used by the body and it is going into the excretory system. Then the dosage is backed down a bit, and the optimal dose has been determined. Depending on the disease, how far it has advanced or how much it has been reversed , and the individual patient, the Vitamin C is used up at varying rates. When dealing with major health problems, patients sometimes are able to use to times as much Vitamin C as a healthy person would before reaching the bowel tolerance.
Whether adjusting the dosage up or down, the bowel tolerance helps determine the optimal dose. A medical paper that is very readable for lay people summarizes how bowel tolerance is used to adjust dosage. Doctors have also learned that administering Vitamin C through injections or IVs avoids the bowel problems and requires less Vitamin C, because it is more easily absorbed and used by the body.
Another technological innovation called Liposomes began to be developed in the s. It allows patients to take Vitamin C orally, but without bowel problems. Liposomes are microscopic spheres, molecules that combine a nutrient such as Vitamin C with a lipid. They are very similar to components of the cell walls in the body, and allow the nutrients to be absorbed very efficiently.
Research on liposomes is ongoing, and Dr. Levy presents evidence liposomal Vitamin C is even more effective than that administered by IV. Scientists are still working out all the mechanisms by which Vitamin C has antioxidant and antimicrobial effects in the body.
In one chapter Dr. Levy goes beyond infectious diseases. Levy also devotes a chapter to answering some common concerns about safety. Again, he presents study after study. Vitamin C has been shown repeatedly to be safe in high doses and over long periods of time.
Levy refutes the suggestion that Vitamin C might contribute to kidney stones. He explains that there is only one rare genetic disease where there is a known reason not to use Vitamin C therapy—G6PD Deficiency. The final chapter makes some practical suggestions about Vitamin C.
In spite of all the evidence supporting optidose Vitamin C therapy, there are challenges to getting it by any method. Depending on the circumstances, a combination of IV, liposomal, and regular oral Vitamin C should be used. Administering it by IV is pretty straightforward, but hydration of the patient must be closely monitored.
Additional concerns come into play if there are kidney problems. Calcium ascorbate must never be used. Unfortunately, doctors that offer any kind of optidose therapy are few and far between.
Liposomal Vitamin C is now available to consumers to meet this need as well, but unfortunately, it is currently quite expensive. Curing the Incurrable is available from peakenergy. Levy by using the contact button. Many of Dr.
Curing the Incurable: Vitamin C, Infectious Diseases, and Toxins
Thomas Levy, the idea that the typical doctor stays on top of the latest medical science by reading medical literature is terribly naive. Levy recalls discussing it with fellow doctors. The movie dramatizes the conflict between the mom and doctors. She is ridiculed and threatened with legal action to keep her from trying the diet in an attempt to avoid surgery.
Book review: ‘Curing the Incurable: Vitamin C, Infectious Diseases, and Toxins’
Thomas E. Levy, M. Henderson, Nevada; Livon Books, After World War II polio epidemics swept the United States, leaving adults and especially children paralyzed or maimed.
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