Vitamin C and Swine Flu

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citrusThe article that follows is profound and is a true story that may well have a big impact on you. It’s a story that needs to be aggressively embraced by mainstream media and social media but it hasn’t, not to date anyway.


Because this is considered one of the more important true medical stories in recent history and as such is one that needs to be read by the widest possible audience.

This is why I’ve been given permission to reprint the article and make it available to my subscribers.

This story can have an impact on everyone either negatively, or very positively by whether you choose to ignore the information or take it on board and research the breadth of the subject and the benefits you, your loved ones and friends could experience.

It is vitally important information!


Reprinted with Permission: Uncensored 22: December 2010 – March 2011

This is one of the most important medical stories in recent history.

In 2009, Waikato farmer Allan Smith developed a severe case of swine flu and was air lifted to Auckland Hospital’s Intensive Care unit in New Zealand. His lungs had filled with fluid, preventing him from being able to breathe and necessitating that he be put in an induced coma and hooked up to an ECMO machine, which oxygenated his blood and kept him alive.

Three weeks passed and Allan wasn’t getting any better. His liver was also starting to fail. Tests also showed that in addition to swine flu, Allan was suffering from hairy cell leukaemia. Allan’s doctors were convinced that he was terminally ill and recommended that his life support be turned off, allowing Allan to die.

However, Allan Smith’s family had other ideas. They didn’t want to lose him if they didn’t have to and they knew that were was an anti-viral treatment that Allan’s doctors had not tried – high doses of intravenous vitamin C.

Initially, the medical team opposed the idea. However, after Allan’s family made impassioned pleas on his behalf, one doctor agreed to read some research that the family provided to him about the benefits of high dose intravenous vitamin C. Having read the information he agreed that the treatment was worth a try. Certainly in Allan’s case there was nothing to lose.

Allan Smith’s response to the intravenous vitamin C was spectacular. Within two days of the treatment starting, a CT scan of his lungs showed a dramatic improvement. He no longer had “white” pneumonia: air could now enter part of his lungs.

However, just as his family were celebrating this improvement, Allan’s health took an unexpected turn for the worse. Roster changes at the hospital meant that a new consultant was now in charge of his care. The new consultant stopped the intravenous vitamin C (IVC) treatment. What’s more, Allan’s family had to fight to get the treatment re-instated, which it was but at much lower doses. Nevertheless, once the IVC was re-started, Allan’s health began to improve again but this time his progress was slow. Finally, he did improve enough to be transferred to Waikato Hospital, which was nearer his home than Auckland.

However, the doctors in charge of Allan’s care at this hospital didn’t know anything about intravenous vitamin C – and didn’t want to know. They refused to administer the IVC, thus forcing Allan’s family to hire top lawyer Mae Chen to remind the hospital of their obligations to Allan and his family under the Health and Disability Commission’s Code of Rights (when receiving a health or disability service). Under this legal pressure the hospital resumed Allan’s intravenous vitamin C treatment, but only at a low dose. Fortunately, when Allan regained consciousness he could take vitamin C orally in addition to the low dose of IVC and his rate of recovery increased. Today, he is alive and well.

Allan’s story made national news when his remarkable recovery was documented in a 60 Minutes story in July 2010.

Unfortunately the medical profession has been slow to use high dose intravenous vitamin C in other patients. According to the NZ Herald, as of September 30, twenty New Zealanders had died from swine flu in 2010. Some of these people had underlying conditions but others had been in good health prior to becoming ill with influenza.

Since the 60 Minutes story on Allan Smith was broadcast, many family members have asked for their loved ones suffering from influenza to be given the same change to survive that Allan Smith was – and be administered high dose IVC. In some cases the doctors have simply refused to do this. In the case of 57-year-old Bob Goodwin his family begged for him to be given high dose IVC for days before the doctors in North Shore Hospital finally consented. However, by this time Mr. Goodwin’s condition had deteriorated too far and the IVC treatment he received came too late to save his life.

In more positive news, in late September doctors at North Shore Hospital recently agreed to administer IVC to a patient with swine flu.

In response to the intransigence of the medical establishment, the Vitamin C Can Cure Coalition: was formed in late 2010 to inform both the New Zealand public and health professionals about the benefits of high dose intravenous vitamin C as a treatment for influenza and other viral infections so that in future families of patients who are critically ill will not have to resort to hiring lawyers so that their loved ones can get high dose intravenous vitamin C. The use of this registered medicine (!) should have become a normal medical practice long ago.

Reprinted with Permission Uncensored 22: December 2010 – March 2011
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