Linus pauling says to take vitamin c as ascorbic acid. Excerpts from vitamin c and the common cold by linus pauling. Picture courtesy of oscar falconi the healing factor vitamin c against disease by irwin stone with forewords by nobel prizewinners dr. Linus pauling biography linus pauling institute oregon. Cancer and vitamin c by ewan cameron and linus pauling. His landmark book, the nature of the chemical bond, is frequently cited as the most influential scientific book of the 20th century. Linus pauling made the vitamin c science understandable to the rest of us with his books for the lay public. Linus pauling institute web site, accessed june 8, 2008. Popular books in which linus pauling detailed his nutritional recommendations are vitamin c and the common cold, cancer and vitamin c with ewan cameron, m. The book promoted the idea that taking large amounts of vitamin c could reduce the duration and severity of the common cold. Vitamin c, the common cold and controversy paulingblog. Nov 09, 2010 the book sold wildly, and so did vitamin c.
The text is exciting and a challenge to mainstream vitamin views. Twotime nobel laureate in 1985 dover reprinted introduction to quantum mechanics with applications to chemistry, a wellknown older book by linus pauling and e. Years ago, by reading this book at age 28, i discovered that vitamin c deficiency was causing the major joint problems i was having at the time deficiency sometimes mimics rheumatism. This new edition has an updated preface and appendices authored by stephen lawson. How linus pauling duped america into believing vitamin c cures. Heart disease formerly practicing medicine without a license documents the amazing 12year, now 26 year, history of the linus pauling and matthias rath theory and the linus pauling therapy for reversing coronary heart disease linus pauling and associates invented and patented a safe, lowcost, effective, nonprescription therapy for heart disease that. Linus pauling, father of orthomolecularmedicine reveals the benefits of vitamin c to the public. After reading this book by linus pauling, i am very convinced about vitamin c and other vitamins for better health.
Vitamin c and beyond pauling s long association with cal tech ended in 1963, when he became a research professor at the center for the study of democratic institutions in santa barbara, california. Linus pauling biography life, family, children, death. The story of the linus pauling therapy for heart disease, by owen fonorow and sally snyder jewell, explains the science and specific detailed vitamin c and lysine dosage recommendations made by the twice nobel prizewinning scientist which have now helped thousands of. The real story home two writers with an expertise in orthomolecular medicine have created the best book so far with current vitamin c knowledge. Therefore, the linus pauling institutes intake recommendation of 400 mgday of vitamin c for generally healthy adults takes into account the currently available epidemiological, biochemical, and clinical evidence, while acknowledging the extremely low toxicity of vitamin c and the incomplete information regarding optimum intake.
Linus paulings claim, that he knew a cure for heart disease, cancer and infections, was greeted with ridicule. For a weak acid, such as ascorbic, the ionization state depends on the ph it is dissolved in. Vitamin c the common cold and the flu by linus pauling. This work is the very definition of a long run for a short slide. I have, however, formulated the hypothesis which has not yet been tested by experiment that the effectiveness of ascorbic acid in providing protection against viral diseases results from its function in the synthesis and activity of interferon in preventing the entry of virus. Contents summary function role in immunity bioavailability deficiency the rda disease prevention cardiovascular disease cancer type 2 diabetes mellitus. I have, however, formulated the hypothesis which has not yet been tested by experiment that the. February 28, 1901 august 19, 1994 was an american chemist, biochemist, chemical engineer, peace activist, author, and educator. Heart disease formerly practicing medicine without a license documents the amazing 12year, now 26 year, history of the linus pauling and matthias rath theory and the linus pauling therapy for reversing coronary heart disease. This series contains both a manuscript of the book as well as documents pertaining to its writing and publication. Linus pauling s recommendations and the linus pauling institutes recommendation for vitamin c intake.
D linus pauling wrote this book when he was about 85 years. May 31, 20 the potential health benefits of vitamin c may be linus pauling s most famous legacy among the public, but the oregon state university graduate and twotime nobel prize winner is better known. Pauling recommendation linus pauling institute oregon. Heart disease, ascorbate, lysine and linus pauling by jeffrey dach md the steam roller is not joking i once had a conversation with a cardiologist friend of mine in which i casually mentioned the linus pauling theory of heart disease, and the subsequent idea that a nontoxic nutritional supplement program with vitamin c and a few amino acids. How linus pauling duped america into believing vitamin c. Heart disease vitamin c and linus pauling by jeffrey dach md. Bush has documented reversal of atherosclerotic plaque with vitamin c supplementation. It is easily understood by the interested layperson, and will give new knowledge to the specialist as well. Linus pauling s brilliant invention and now therapy named in his honor increases the blood concentration of vitamin c and of lysine to neutralize the lpa.
Published two of the first best selling nutritional bookks. Based on this finding, linus pauling and his associate matthias rath formulated in 1989 a unified theory of human cardiovascular disease which was published in the journal of orthomolecular medicine in 1992 and invented what tower has coined as the pauling therapy vitamin clysine and other nutrients treatment for heart disease. Linus pauling pdf books vitamin c, cancer and vitamin c. A discussion of the nature, causes, prevention, and treatment of cancer with special reference to the value of vitamin by linus pauling. Linus pauling has 49 books on goodreads with 6248 ratings. Linus pauling vitamin c, that every person will have different results. Linus pauling vitamin c with bioflavonoid complex mg. Vitamin c and the common cold is a popular book by linus pauling, first published in 1970, on vitamin c, its interactions with common cold and the role of vitamin c megadosage in human health. Humans cannot make vitamin c, and we suffer cardiovascular disease.
By following the simple, inexpensive and safe regimen described in this book, you can. Because of the very high benefittorisk ratio of vitamin c supplementation, and to ensure tissue and body saturation of vitamin c in almost all healthy people, the linus pauling institute recommends a vitamin c intake of at least 400 mg daily for adult men and women. Linus pauling s most popular book is general chemistry. The 1960s had seen a resurgence of interest in natural health based on a holistic attitude that said body, mind, and soul were one. Linus pauling makes a case for the prevention of the common flu by taking megadoses of 2000 to 4000 mg of vitamin c daily. However, the vitamin offers some other extraordinary health benefits, especially for the heart, that are not only lesser known but poorly understood. In 1970 linus pauling claimed that vitamin c prevents and alleviates the episodes of the common cold. Coauthor ewan cameron, a scottish surgeon, collaborated with pauling for two decades. After reading this book i now take the vitamins linus paulings suggests plus some others i have read about for asthma and allergies.
Pauling was correct in concluding from trials published up till then, that in general vitamin c does have biological effects on the common cold, but he was rather overoptimistic as regards the size of benefit. The mechanism of its vitamin c effectiveness against viral infection, such as a common cold, is not yet known. I recommend that every person who is at risk of heart disease should take 5 or 6 g of vitamin c and at least 2 g of lysine, although larger amounts may be necessary. Pauling discovered that vitamin c affects every cell in our bodies and we need it daily. Linus pauling vitamin c therapy the role of vitamin c in preventing and treating cold, flu and many other infectious diseases is possibly the most recognized. Vitamin c is required to strengthen arteries so that the body does not try to patch arteries with plaster casts atherosclerosis. Matthias rath has been a close collaborator and friend of the late dr.
He summarized his views in the 1970 book vitamin c and the common cold. Linus pauling quotes that influenced nutrition science. Pauling was a chemist, and is the only person to receive 2 unshared nobel prizes. Vitamin c and the common cold is a popular book by linus pauling, first published in 1970, on vitamin c, its interactions with common cold and the role of. The information from the linus pauling institutes micronutrient information center on vitamins and minerals is now available in a book titled, an evidencebased approach to vitamins and minerals. Heart disease, ascorbate, lysine and linus pauling by. February 28, 1901 august 19, 1994 was an american chemist, biochemist, peace activist, author, educator, and husband of american human rights activist ava helen pauling. His 1986 book how to live longer and feel better is an updated and expanded version of his earlier landmark vitamin c and the common cold 1970 and is still one of the best references on the true nature of vitamin c. Linus pauling premium vitamins are formulated according to dr. Jun 20, 2017 it really doesnt make any difference, not simply because it doesnt work, but because the two forms will achieve the same state in your tissues.
He published more than 1,200 papers and books, of which about 850 dealt with scientific topics. Linus pauling advised taking vitamin c throughout the day in. His belief that vitamin c was helpful in preventing illness became more pronounced and less selective over time. Generally, 3,000 to 6,000 mg of vitamin c is the recommended preventive dosage. An organic compound is considered a vitamin if a lack of that compound in the diet results in overt symptoms of deficiency. A discussion of the nature, causes, prevention, and treatment of cancer with special reference to the value of vitamin c camino books ewan cameron, linus pauling.
While some studies seem to contradict pauling by not finding any effect of the proposed treatment, these studies normally only tried smaller doses of 250 to 500 mg daily. Jan 19, 2012 indeed, yudkins claims in his 1976 book this nutrition business that paulings beliefs about vitamin c were completely incorrect did not deter pauling from citing yudkins work on sugar in a favorable light in how to live longer and feel better, published ten years later. Basic theory is that most of animal species produce own bitamin c in the liver. January, 2008 the mechanism of its vitamin c effectiveness against viral infection, such as a common cold, is not yet known.
Vitamin c and the common cold book by linus pauling. See all books authored by linus pauling, including how to live longer and feel better, and general chemistry, and more on. Linus pauling books list of books by author linus pauling. Practicing medicine without a license, the story of linus pauling and heart disease by owen fonorow. This book had been first published fifty years earlier and remarkably still found readers in 1985, and still does today, twentyfive years further on. A discussion of the nature, causes, prevention, and treatment of cancer with special reference to the value of vitamin c by. Pauling lent his name to support a ground breaking new line of vitamin products. The lively 92yearold first gave a candid history of how he came to take up the vitamin c cause. They gave a later group of terminally ill patients a broad spectrum of other vitamins and minerals with their vitamin c. A discussion of the nature, causes, prevention, and treatment of cancer with special reference to the value of vitamin c, the 21stcentury edition by ewan cameron and linus pauling nov 30, 2017. Jun 12, 2018 linus pauling vitamin c therapy the role of vitamin c in preventing and treating cold, flu and many other infectious diseases is possibly the most recognized. In addition to taking vitamin c to prevent atherosclerosis, pauling recommended a combination of vitamin c and the amino acids lysine and proline to help remove existing plaque while strengthening weak and damaged arteries. Pauling s therapeutic dosage of vitamin c for those diagnosed with cardiovascular disease is from 6,000 mg up to 18,000 mg or bowel tolerance.
He explains the mechanism of how this vitamin will strengthen the immune system, while continuing to benefit all of the other parts of the human organism. Linus pauling vitamin c it is vital to follow the instructions and be aware that everyones body is different. Excerpts from vitamin c and the common cold by linus. Books linus pauling institute oregon state university. Linus paulings first book in ascorbic acid aka vitamin c. Heart disease, ascorbate, lysine and linus pauling by jeffrey dach md the steam roller is not joking i once had a conversation with a cardiologist friend of mine in which i casually mentioned the linus pauling theory of heart disease, and the subsequent idea that a nontoxic nutritional supplement program with vitamin. He also provided the evidence that vitamin c inactivates many viruses and protects against viral diseases. The person who popularized taking megadoses of vitamin c was dr. This book changed the nutritional habits of millions of people when it provided the evidence on the value of vitamin c with colds, influenza and other diseases. His remarkable health claims concerned the substance we know as vitamin c. The american chemist linus pauling was awarded the nobel prize twice. Vitamins linus pauling institute oregon state university. Linus pauling, twotime nobel laureate and the worlds foremost vitamin c proponent, entertained an overflow crowd in the bldg. Linus pauling wrote the famous book vitamin c and the common cold.
The world would be a far better place with more people like him in it. According to linus pauling and others, the condition that doctors euphemistically label as coronary heart disease is not a disease at all. Vitamin c supplementation and the common coldwas linus pauling right or wrong. Heart disease, ascorbate, lysine and linus pauling by jeffrey. Its important to go into taking any new supplement like dr. Rath has published more papers together with the twotime nobel laureate than any other living. Vitamin c and the common cold by linus pauling goodreads.
In 1970, pauling came out with his book vitamin c and the common cold, where he encouraged americans to consume 3,000 mg of vitamin c daily. Linus paulings book vitamin c and the common cold came out in september. This is much more than a human will normally take up via food, hence, according to pauling. Rather, it is a symptom of an enzyme missing in humans that is needed in order to make ascorbic acid vitamin c from glucose in the liver. As mentioned previously, the body produces collagen from lysine and proline. About the pauling therapy heart disease cause and cure. Paulings timing, at least on the public side, was superb. Vitamin c linus pauling institute oregon state university. By 1986, pauling believed vitamin c helped reduce or control a variety of medical problems from heart disease to certain types of cancer. Pauling extrapolates that a typical animal weighing 70 kg would produce 10 g of vitamin c per day. Vitamin c cures heart disease cancer viral infection. They saw significant increases in the life expectancy of these patients, including some complete remissions. Paulings therapeutic dosage of vitamin c for those diagnosed with cardiovascular disease is from 6,000 mg up to 18,000 mg or bowel tolerance.
Vitamin c and the common cold and the flu linus pauling. Following the publication of linus paulings book vitamin c and the common cold, vitamin c consumption rose 300% in the united states and life expectancy increased by 6 years for those who took his advice. Linus pauling s specific therapy for cardiovascular and heart diseases are high dosages of two essential nutrients. Vitamin c the common cold and the flu by linus pauling linus pauling is a real hero to me and his intelligence, logic and compassion for people come through on every page of this book. It continues, pharmacist bob gabriel reported that people are. He was introduced to the subject by biochemist irwin stone in 1966. Vitamin c supplementation and the common coldwas linus. The halflife of vitamin c in the bloodstream is 30 minutes. Feb 27, 2015 in 1970, pauling came out with his book vitamin c and the common cold, where he encouraged americans to consume 3,000 mg of vitamin c daily. Linus pauling vitamin c therapy liposomal vitamin c. It has been completely reset in a type face designed for easy reading, and was printed from new film. Linus pauling vitamin c with bioflavonoid complex mg 90 caplets. A discussion of the nature, causes, prevention, and treatment of cancer with special reference to the value of vitamin c by linus pauling 4.1398 799 275 1440 253 1182 621 1030 654 1414 30 489 290 489 618 730 1030 466 771 103 262 105 572 765 1109 477 1287 752 576 902 1121 1259 728 718 899 1049 75 262 808 1207 1398 1145 137 1021 1201 764 1438 1240