This summer I attended a talk given by an orthomolecular physician for parents of children with Trisomy 21 and afterwards spoke with him one on one. It came up in discussion that a family member of his had cancer and was healed using high dosage intravenous vitamin C.
Knowing how effective this is in healing cancer since I’ve done quite a bit of reading on this topic in the past, the good results were predictable. My big question was, how was he able to have this protocol used with his relative!
He told me that it helps being a physician. Unfortunately I’m not a physician but at least I now know someone in Israel who has used this tool!
In a new documentary titled That Vitamin Movie, the message is about the efficacy of vitamins in maintaining health and healing illness. (It’s free to view for about another week and a half.)
The person who made this documentary began his journey of exploration of this topic when a friend of his was helped with depression by changing his diet and getting supplements. As he researched, he found more and more stories of those recovering with help of large doses of vitamins much larger than the daily recommended amounts.
The approach of conventional medicine is to treat the symptoms, not to get to the root of what is causing the problem. I regularly ask the doctors or dentists that I take my children to why they are having the issue we are there for, and I’ve consistently been told: “That’s the way it is. Sometimes this happens.”
The response is to prescribe medication, surgery, dental work. But the question remains, why is the problem happening? If you don’t address the root issue that the symptoms are stemming from, you’ll continue to see health issues coming up. And if you go the route of medication, often the side effects of one medication lead to the need for the prescription of another, and so on.
It was to explore some of these questions that this man said he set out to interview some of the world’s vitamin experts.
Dr. Andrew Saul commented in the beginning of his film that he raised his children to college without antibiotics and says very few people can say that – but I can! I only have three children of college age, but 2 of the 3 haven’t had any antibiotics. The third had them twice. Ds16 was treated with antibiotics when he had a hip infection (I wished at the time I had access to high potency intravenous vitamin C because we weren’t able to give high enough doses orally of vitamin C to counter the infection), and other than ds3, the others haven’t had any. Bli ayin hara.
By the way, this was an issue for a potential shidduch once. The other side found out that we prefer to use natural antibiotics rather than prescription drugs to deal with illness and this was problematic for them. I had to explain to the shadchan that we’re not dogmatic about this, and that although we have used medications at time, we’ve found this approach most effective to help our family stay healthy.
I think if people understood how much research there was on the use of vitamin C alone and read even a fraction of this, they wouldn’t see the use of it as extreme but rather as logical and self-apparent why it would be the preferred approach.
(While vitamin C is repeatedly mentioned in this film, it’s not the only supplement recommended. However, almost six years ago I wrote a detailed post with specifics of how to dose vitamin C and if you’re interested you can read it here.)
This film is a consciousness raising of the benefits of using vitamins for the average person. Vitamins can be amazingly effective in treating a huge spectrum of issues: some of those referenced by the experts in this film include depression, cancer, heart disease and ADHD. Though I’m familiar with all the information shared, I’m feeling prompted to mentally dust off that knowledge and be more conscientious about applying it.
Wishing you all abundant health – enjoy the film!