The Vitamin C Can Cure Coalition is is a patient and family support group which has come together to promote the benefits of high dose vitamin C to resolve a variety of life threatening illnesses. We also exist to support patients’ rights to access to this treatment.
Intravenous vitamin C is a registered medicine in New Zealand, yet this medication is currently being refused patients requesting it in New Zealand hospitals. The dangers of such refusal is that it may lead to unnecessary deaths.
Intravenous vitamin C can be a lifesaving treatment when administered in a timely manner and in sufficient doses. Last year New Zealander Allan Smith was critically ill with swine flu and was facing death as his life support was going to be turned off. At his family’s request, Allan Smith was administered high dose intravenous vitamin C and made a full recovery and is alive and well today.
The Allan Smith Story
The story of Allan’s recovery has become known as “one of the most remarkable and controversial turnarounds in New Zealand medical history.” And for good reason. It’s not every day someone walks away from the brink of certain death. What makes this story even more remarkable, is the fact that once admitted to the hospital with swine flu, Allan was also diagnosed with leukemia, which dramatically worsened his chances of recovery.
Vitamin C expert Dr. Thomas Levy is the author of several books, including Curing the Incurable: Vitamin C, Infectious Diseases, and Toxins, and Stop America’s #1 Killer, a book about vitamin deficiency and heart disease. He’s also written extensively on topics such as dental toxicity issues from mercury amalgams and root canals, vaccine safety, and the clinical uses of vitamin C for infectious diseases.
Dr. Levy went to New Zealand in the middle of the furor following the 60-Minutes program about Allan’s case and gave a PowerPoint presentation, “Vitamin C: The Facts, the Fiction, and the Law.” This presentation is available on the home page of his website www.peakenergy.com, along with more information about vitamin C use.
The Smith family had contacted him for advice, and he’d referred them to John Appleton in New Zealand. Appleton provided a lot of information on vitamin C and referred the family to CAM (Centre for Advanced Medicine), www.camltd.co.nz in Auckland. According to Dr. Levy, adequately dosed vitamin C, to his knowledge, has never failed to cure an acute viral syndrome, and Allan’s case couldn’t be a better demonstration of the curative power of vitamin C. Not only did the vitamin C cure Allan’s swine flu infection, but after spending nine weeks in an induced coma, he walked out of physical rehab after 13 days as opposed to the predicted three months. Even more astounding, today, just over a year later, he also has no further signs of leukemia…
According to Dr. Levy’s case report, the vitamin C doses administered to achieve this astonishing turn-around were:
• 25 grams were given intravenously on the first day
• Followed by two 25 gram infusions the next day. At this point, the chest x-ray suddenly showed air pockets in Allan’s lungs – a dramatic improvement!
• On the third day, Allan received 75 grams intravenously
• Followed by 100 grams IV daily for another 4 to 6 days
To the Smith family’s shock, a new hospital consultant decided to discontinue the vitamin C treatment at this point, which led to further battles with the hospital administration. One week later, the intravenous vitamin C (IVC) was restarted, but only at one measly gram, twice daily. Still, despite this tiny dose, his recovery slowly continued. Once Allan regained consciousness, he started taking 6 grams of oral Lypospheric vitamin C a day, at which point he began to rapidly improve. The family firmly believes that had the hospital continued administering IVC at the recommended high dosage, Allan’s recovery may have been far more swift.
The story may be viewed at this link on TV3′s website:
“Some physicians would stand by and see their patient die
rather than use ascorbic acid (vitamin C) because
in their finite minds it exists only as a vitamin”
– Dr. Frederick Robert Klenner