Martin Luther King had a great dream: what’s mine on my 40th?

To dream of what might be is a good thing. Martin Luther King had a great dream but only some of his dream has been realized. The U.S. now has a black President, Jackie Robinson became a great baseball star and a friend of mine became Professor of Medicine at The Harvard Medical School. So, this week marks the 40th year I’ve written this column and I too have a dream. But it’s far from reality.

For 40 years I’ve hoped that by passing along medical information I’ve helped people live a healthier lifestyle and longer life. I believe one of my most important messages is that high doses of Vitamin C and lysine can prevent and reverse atherosclerosis (hardening of arteries).

Like King, I’ve encountered major opposition. But I’m convinced that several thousand milligrams (mg) of Vitamin C and lysine has kept me alive following a severe heart attack 17 years ago. Cardiologists thought at that time, and still do, that I was a damn fool to deny cholesterol-lowering drugs (CLDs). Initially, I worried they might be right, as I had no definite proof that Vitamin C would work.

So why take such a gamble? Primarily my decision was due to my interview of Dr. Linus Pauling, Nobel Prize winner. He warned that, due to a genetic mutation, humans, unlike animals, lost the ability to manufacture Vitamin C. Pauling said we consumed enough Vitamin C, one sixth of an orange, to prevent scurvy, but not enough to prevent heart attack and other cardiovascular diseases. He knew that Vitamin C is needed in quantity to manufacture collagen, the glue that holds cells together. The lack of large amounts sets the stage for atherosclerosis.

At the time I was also seeing patients on CLDs complaining of several side-effects. And I believed that interfering with cholesterol metabolism was a dangerous decision. Besides, pharmaceutical companies were making billions of dollars promoting CLDs and I believe they had seduced cardiologists with questionable science. Some researchers agree with me.

Since that time Dr. Sydney Bush, an English researcher, has reported his dramatic photos to show that high doses of C and Lysine prevent and reverse hardening of arteries. His research convinced me that I made the right decision. Besides, C is a natural remedy that is safe, less expensive and effective. See the photos at www.docgiff.com

Will the medical establishment ever look at this research? Highly unlikely.

During the past three years I’ve tried to get medical journals, university health publications and Deans of major medical schools to publish this information without success. Yet, no cardiologist has ever explained why this research is wrong.

So I continue to believe that history will prove that the use of CLDs is an unethical and dangerous medical experiment conducted by Big Pharma and the medical profession on millions of unsuspecting people. And that ignoring new research will result in the needless death of untold numbers of people.

But why should I be right and all cardiologists wrong? My answer is, don’t just believe me.

Rather, research the internet and look for complications of CLDs. This shows increased risk of emotional problems, amnesia, cataracts, muscle pain, liver and kidney troubles. But what should get everyone’s attention, particularly cardiologists, is that those on CLDs have a 25 to 50% risk of Type 2 diabetes. And patients with diabetes have a 50% chance of dying of heart attack. So, in effect, CLDs are causing the very disease they’re supposed to prevent!

I know of no contraindication that prevents high doses of Vitamin C (4,000 – 6,000 mg and lysine (3,000 -4,000 milligrams) along with CLDs. These high doses in powder or capsules are available in Health Food Stores. But remember, I am not your doctor who must make such medical decisions for you.

So, like Martin Luther King I too can dream that good sense will eventually prevail. But so far the medical establishment maintains a closed mind on this research.

I would like to thank the many readers who have said they have benefited from the column over the last 40 years.

See website www.docgiff.com. For comment, go to info@docgiff.com.

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