Dr. David Brownstein,  editor of Dr. David Brownstein’s Natural Way to Health newsletter, is a board-certified family physician and one of the nation’s foremost practitioners of holistic medicine. Dr. Brownstein has lectured internationally to physicians and others about his success with natural hormones and nutritional therapies in his practice. His books include Drugs That Don’t Work and Natural Therapies That Do!; Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It; Salt Your Way To Health; The Miracle of Natural Hormones; Overcoming Arthritis, Overcoming Thyroid Disorders; The Guide to a Gluten-Free Diet; and The Guide to Healthy Eating. He is the medical director of the Center for Holistic Medicine in West Bloomfield, Mich., where he lives with his wife, Allison, and their teenage daughters, Hailey and Jessica.

Tags: vitamin C | scurvy | heart disease

Vitamin C: Underrated Nutrient

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Thursday, 06 December 2018 01:36 PM Current | Bio | Archive

Unlike most animals, humans do not have the ability to manufacture vitamin C. We have to get adequate amounts in our diet because vitamin C is another nutrient that we can’t live without.

Unfortunately, most Americans do not get nearly enough.

What’s more, the U.S. government’s recommendation — 90 mg of vitamin C daily — is, quite frankly, silly. The only thing such a paltry intake can do is prevent scurvy.

A mere 90 mg of vitamin C daily simply isn’t enough to maintain normal body function. It falls far short of preventing many serious vitamin C deficiency diseases, such as heart disease.

Food sources for vitamin C include fruits and vegetables — but most Americans don’t eat enough of those.

In our toxic world, it is important to supplement with 3,000 to 5,000 mg of vitamin C daily, if your stomach can tolerate it. If you get diarrhea, lower the dose.

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