Owen wrote:Thank you David - but chronic scurvy requires a specific dosage, and usually does not require the extraordinary dosages that infections and toxins do. A person with heart disease should shoot for at least 10,000 mg, and there is nothing wrong with bowel tolerance, but if the person were like my father - with a bowel tolerance of 200 milligrams - then they need to find another way to obtain more vitamin C - e.g. liposomal.
Your view surprises [and puzzles] me. How can you [or anyone else] ever
say, i.e. "specifically," how much ascorbate is required by any particular individual to "cure" any particular malady, e.g. heart disease? How can a person ever know [for sure] what toxic stresses they are under [at any particular time]? In other words, as just one example, if they have five root canals, can anyone be confident that ten grams of ascorbic acid is going to be enough to solve their CVD? What about any ongoing [currently latent] infections, and/or any other possible [currently latent] maladies, e.g. cancer, etc., etc., etc., ad infinitum, in their body, i.e. would those maladies not be "robbing" [at least some of] the ascorbate that the arteries require
to prevent and/or cure any possible CVD?
My point [in always
recommending a Bowel Tolerance dose of ascorbic acid] is that, short of a [bodily] fluid test, a person would never know how much they need
[at any particular time]. Do you feel comfortable, Owen, in separating out CVD from any-and/or-all of the other many health maladies that require ascorbate? Is the body not all one big organism, in which all organs and systems are "demanding" their share of the available resources? How, i.e. by what means, is that [ascorbate] need to be met, "equitably" [among bodily organs and systems] and adequately, without the method of Bowel Tolerance [dosage determination]?
As one example, in the/this case of John, how can you/we/anyone know that "10 grams" is going to be enough? You've often brought up the case of the scientist with CVD. With the addition of 5 grams of lysine, his 5
grams of ascorbic acid [daily] was apparently sufficient to reverse his CVD. For another it might be 10 grams. For another, 15 grams [etc., etc., etc.]. Aren't we all different? For me, that is the beauty and the "magic" of Cathcart's Bowel Tolerance "discovery," i.e. it is a "tailor-made" method that can work for every
single individual, i.e. and their individual
In cases like your father [which I
would say do not have a healthy/clean enough GI tract], if they are unwilling to go through the time and effort/inconvenience of raising
their Bowel Tolerance, i.e. GI tract health/cleanliness [and I can certainly understand why they might not be willing], then yes [I agree], "another way" would have to found, e.g. IV and/or liposomal. But, of course, with both of those modalities, they would simply have to guess
at how much they really need for optimal health. Even with a fluid test, who, i.e. what "authority," is to decide what is an optimal
reading, i.e. in/from the "test?"
I would really like to understand your thinking upon this, Owen. Perhaps there is something I am missing or not understanding.
P.S. The thought just now occurs to me: Perhaps your thinking is that the idea of "Bowel Tolerance" is just too scary/overwhelming for the average person to think about/contemplate/face. In which case, the best thing to do is just recommend a certain ["specific"] amount for them to "shoot for." If that is your thinking, perhaps you are correct. I would not know. I've just got to keep advocating what [to/for me] is the sheer "magic
" [and simplicity
] of the Bowel Tolerance method of self
dosage determination [for any-and-all health maladies]. And I hope I am not working at cross-purposes with/to you!
JFYI, I have ingested a Bowel Tolerance dose of ascorbic acid [via one gram tablets], in HEALTH, not illness [of which I have had virtually none], basically every day since 1994, amounting to [currently], on average, 75+ grams [daily], in 10 to 15 divided doses.