In this interview, repeat guest Dr. Andrew Saul, editor-in-chief of the Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, reviews what we currently know about vitamin C (ascorbic acid) for the prevention and treatment of novel coronavirus COVID-19. • The only real defense against COVID-19 is your own immune system, which works best when fed right. While changing your diet is a commonsense solution for the long term, a rapid-response strategy would be to use vitamin C • Vitamin C strengthens your immune system and kills pathogens, including viruses, when taken in high doses • Other important immune boosting nutrients are vitamin D, magnesium and zinc• • A Korean doctor who’s giving patients and hospital staff 100,000 IUs of vitamin D and 20 to 24 grams of vitamin C by IV reports virus-infected patients are getting well in a matter of days • If you own a sauna, now’s the time to put it to regular use. By increasing your core body temperature, which is what happens when you have a fever, your body becomes more efficient at killing pathogens.
There is reason to be concerned about the current pandemic, in order
to take responsible actions to contain it. But there is no reason for
hysteria or to succumb to a global psychological paralysis that
primarily serves the corporate interests propelling it.
There is reason to follow the safety advice of the authorities, but
there is no reason to give up our fundamental human rights. To the
contrary, now is the moment to defend them.
This Open Letter offers effective, safe and affordable advice to
strengthen the immune resistance of everyone. But this advice goes far
beyond the current pandemic. Vitamins and other essential micronutrients
are effective in helping to prevent other diseases as well, including
cardiovascular disease and cancer. Thus, for the people and governments
of the world, the current crisis offers a unique opportunity to
familiarize themselves with the rapid progress made in this field of
medical science and to take a giant leap forward towards a global system
of health care that focuses on the prevention and eradication of
I am hereby calling upon:
1. The people of the world
Follow the instructions of the authorities. The following recommendations are additional recommendations:
Make – ideally fresh – fruits and
vegetables, rich in vitamins and essential amino acids, your main
nutrition throughout the day. If you can, start an organic garden at
Fight isolation, fear and paralysis by carefully reading this letter and studying the links it contains.
Familiarize yourself with current knowledge about the benefits of micronutrients from the world’s largest online library, Pubmed.gov. If you search for the following key words you will be surprised about the knowledge that is available today:
You may use online translation programs
to translate the available summaries (abstracts) of these studies into
your own language. Even if the texts are scientific, you will be
surprised how much you can understand.
After browsing through this wealth of
natural health information, I encourage you to switch on the TV and
watch the news or read a newspaper. You will hardly hear anything about
the thousands of studies on the health benefits of vitamins. This way
you can experience the media’s amazing natural health ‘wall of silence’
Talk about the health benefits of
vitamins in fighting infections and other diseases with everyone you
know – in your family, community, church, and sports club etc.
Email the facts you learned from this letter and forward them to everyone you know.
Print out this letter out mail copies
of it to people who, like you, may also be interested to learn about
this important information.
Hardly any political decision taker –
from local to national level – has this information. So send it to your
mayor and the political representatives of your local community as well.
Then call them by telephone and make sure they have read it. You should
also ask them to forward this information to the higher levels of
Above all, help improve the immune
system of yourself, your children and your loved ones by developing a
‘family health plan’ based on healthy nutrition. This way the current
crisis turns into a life-changing positive experience.
Natural Health becomes a human right
of my readers may have followed the contents of this Open Letter with
some disbelief. Can it really be that a powerful global industry has
risen in the midst of our societies that is based on such unethical
principles, and now – that the world community is turning their back on
them – is trying to cement its grip on humanity through enabling laws
and psychological warfare?
For all such readers, the following historical analogy may be helpful: In the 16th century,
human progress had reached a point when mankind had advanced to usher
in the Modern Times. The Medieval powers, however, insisted on
maintaining their feudal privileges. In the ensuing ’30-Year War’
these Medieval powers of Europe dragged the entire continent with them
into the abyss. To no avail – the advent of Modern Times could not be
stopped. I already shared this historic analogy with the readers of the New York Times 17 years ago, on March 9, 2003.
Today, the merchandise of the global petrochemical as well as
pharmaceutical investment business is – in the interests of the people
of the world – being systematically replaced by superior and safer
technologies. This pending demise of these multitrillion-dollar global
investment businesses poses an existential threat to their stakeholders.
In an attempt to postpone their own demise, they are apparently ready
to drag all mankind with them into the abyss, ruin the existence of
countless people and businesses, curtail human rights and abolish
The current pandemic is a decisive moment in human history. In the
16th century the people of Europe had no chance to avoid the destruction
of their continent – because there was no precedent in history
available for them to learn from. Today, the situation is different:
With the events 400 years ago, we have such an historic parallel. We can
act and prevent this!
With the help of information in this letter, the people and
governments of the world have the opportunity – and responsibility – to
protect democracy and turn this crisis into one of the greatest steps
forward in human history: The starting point for a global movement with
the goal to liberate human health from its century-long captivity by
special interests – and deliver into the hands of the following
generation a much more healthy world.
Vitamin D is crucial for good health and many important bodily functions…
But in a society where processed foods are the norm and being indoors has hidden us from the sun’s rays; it’s even more important to pay attention.
Vitamin D plays a huge role in bone growth, immune function, cell growth, and many other bodily processes. But, sometimes we experience symptoms that clearly reflect a deficiency and you must be aware of them to prevent long term, serious health issues. (1, 2)
Now, Vitamin D is only available through limited foods like fatty fish (Salmon, sardines, mackerel), cheese, eggs, dark greens (Collard greens, spinach, kale) and beef liver. Sometimes it’s even added in certain foods like orange juice and milk.
But, most of the time getting it through food is not enough and we need supplements, plus sufficient time in the sun to maintain healthy levels. (2, 3)
But, if you’re not sure whether or not you’re getting enough Vitamin D, we’ve listed 7 areas to be aware of when it comes to the potential need to correct a deficiency.
First, though, let’s quickly go over the importance of supplementation and sun rays…
Vitamin D3 Supplementation and Sunshine
To make sure you’re getting sufficient amounts of Vitamin D, follow the recommendation of a minimum 600 International Units (IU) per day if you’re 70 and under, or 800 IU if age 71 and older. (3)
But, this is a conservative number with recent recommendations being even high, at 1,000-2,000 IU per day. But it really depends on your geographic location (Since sunshine varies), current state of health, and current Vitamin D levels. (2)
Now, you can get Vitamin D through multivitamins and/or just Vitamin D supplements.
And/or you can get Vitamin D through plenty of sunshine and Ultraviolet-B rays (UVB). But there’s no one-size-fits-all for the time needed in the sun since it really depends on your skin tone and current Vitamin D levels. However, getting at least 15 minutes of sun rays per day should be appropriate for most people. (4)
But, you don’t want to stay in the sun too long as this can cause skin damage and possibly cancer.
Here are 6 signs of possible Vitamin D deficiency…
Vitamin D deficiency has been documented to be highly prevalent among populations with liver issues, according to researchers from Thailand. Their new review of published studies outlines what we know so far about the vitamin’s role in liver health.
There is growing evidence that vitamin D deficiency is now a serious global health problem. Even in Australia, a country where people typically enjoy an outdoor lifestyle with plentiful sunshine, deficiency is said to have reached crisis levels. In the United States and Canada, the problem is also widespread. In Europe, blood levels of vitamin D have been shown to be low in 50 to 70 percent of the population. Pregnant Arab women have an ‘extraordinarily high prevalence’ of deficiency, with India also now home to a growing epidemic of the problem.
But while the increasing worldwide awareness of vitamin D deficiency and promotion of the need for supplementation are certainly positive developments, we should not be fooled into thinking that deficiencies of other micronutrients are rare. To the contrary, and as Dr. Rath’s groundbreaking Cellular Medicine concept explains, deficiencies of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and other essential micronutrients are not only commonplace, they are the primary cause of today’s most common chronic diseases. Based on pioneering work conducted at the Dr. Rath Research Institute, this knowledge has given rise to the revolutionary discovery that specific combinations of micronutrients can be used for the prevention and control of diseases.