Share on Google Plus Share on Twitter Share on Facebook 2 Share on LinkedIn Share on PInterest Share on Fark! Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon Tell A Friend 10 (12 Shares)  
Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites View Stats   10 comments

Exclusive to OpEdNews:
Life Arts

Vitamin C Saves Man Dying of Viral Pneumonia

By (about the author)     Permalink       (Page 1 of 3 pages)
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; ; , Add Tags Add to My Group(s)

Must Read 1   Valuable 1  
View Ratings | Rate It Headlined to H4 10/8/10

Become a Fan
  (13 fans)
- Advertisement -

IV Vitamin C ascorbate cures viral pneumonia

Left image: IV Bag with Vitamin C, Courtesy of wikimedia Commons.

Vitamin C Saves Life of Man Dying of Viral Pneumonia,

The Allan Smith Story, a TV Documentary from New Zealand

by Jeffrey Dach MD, For Original Article: Click Here

Allan Smith, a New Zealand Dairy farmer, contracted Swine Flu while away on vacation in Fiji. When he returned home, the flu quickly evolved into severe pneumonia which left him in a coma on Life Support in the Intensive Care Unit. Chest Xrays showed the lungs were completely filled with fluid with an "opaque" appearance called "white out". After three weeks of this, Allan's doctors asked the family permission to turn off the machines and let him die. Allan's wife Sonia had a brother with some medical knowledge, so he stepped in and said, "you haven't tried everything, You have got to try high dose IV vitamin C on Allan". At first, the doctors resisted, saying it was useless. Next, the three sons weighed in with a persuasive argument to try the IV vitamin C, saying there was nothing to lose.

Doctors Agree to Try IV Vitamin C

The Doctors were in unanimous agreement that IV Vitamin C would be useless and a waste of time, and that the patient will certainly die. However, one doctor "felt slightly uneasy" with the decision to turn off life support, without first acceding to the family's wishes, and so they reluctantly agreed to give the IV Vitamin C. Their plan was to give the IV Vitamin C, show it was useless, and then turn off life support.

Dramatic Recovery

That day, Allan Smith was given 25 grams of IV Vitamin C in the evening and another 25 grams in the morning. The next day, a CAT scan of the lungs showed improving air flow and a few days later the Chest Xrays showed the lungs were no longer white, indicating air movement. The improvement was dramatic, clear and plain for all to see. However, the doctors denied it was the Vitamin C, and instead, attributed the improvement to "turning patient into a prone position".

- Advertisement -

Vitamin C Molecule Structure Ascorbate Ascorbic Acid

Left upper image: Vitamin C molecule chemical structure, Courtesy of wikimedia Commons.

Another Battle For Vitamin C

Soon after starting the IV vitamin C, Alan could be taken off ECMO life support, and started breathing on his own. However, unexpectedly, a different physician consultant came in, took over the case and stopped the IV vitamin C. Alan Smith's condition promptly deteriorated. Allan's wife, Sonia, called a meeting with this new doctor to no avail. The new doctor rolled his eyes, looked up at the ceiling and uttered, "No More Vitamin C ". Not giving up so easily, the three brothers again weighed in, and demanding the IV vitamin C for dad. The three brothers again used their powers of "persuasion", and the new doctors reluctantly gave in, restarting the life saving IV vitamin C, but only at low doses of one gram a day. The brothers said, "Mucking about with the Vitamin C showed in his fathers health". "You had to be thick not to see it."

Oral Lyposperic Vitamin C

- Advertisement -

Allan's condition continued to improve and was eventually transferred to a hospital closer to home, still breathing with ventilator assistance. Here, the family had yet another battle with a new doctor who again stopped the IV Vitamin C. This time. the family brought in a lawyer who sent a warning letter to the hospital threatening legal action. The hospital was forced to restart the vitamin C, however, allowing only low dosage. Finally, Allan Smith was able to sit up in bed and take oral liquids. On their own, the family gave dad 6 grams a day of oral vitamin C. This was a highly absorbable form called Lypo-spheric C from LivOn Labs . Allan continued to improve and was discharged home from the hospital. At home, Allan's neighbor John joked with him, and said, "Allan, you owe me the 15 dollars I paid to have my suit dry cleaned for your funeral, and you bum, you came back." They laughed together at the joke.

Click Here to watch 60 Minutes New Zealand TV - the Alan Smith Story, recovery from terminal viral pneumonia with high dose IV Vitamin C.

Here to Watch Part Two of Documentary- Denying the Obvious

Interviewed in part two was the Principle Advisor to the Health Ministry and Senior Intensive Care Specialist, David Galler who denied that the intravenous Vitamin C was a contributing factor in the Allan Smith's recovery. He proclaimed that the recovery could have been just as likely from a "bus driving by" as the high dose Vitamin C . When asked what he would need as proof to that Vitamin C is effective, he replied he would need a randomized controlled trial, such as those for new drug approval funded by a pharmaceutical company.

Next Page  1  |  2  |  3

Jeffrey Dach MD is a physician and author of two books, Natural Medicine 101, and Bioidentical Hormones 101, both available on Amazon, or as a free e-book on his web sites. Dr. Dach is founder and chief medical officer of TrueMedMD, a clinic in (more...)

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Go To Commenting

The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Follow Me on Twitter

Contact Author Contact Editor View Authors' Articles
- Advertisement -
Google Content Matches:

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Failed Hatchet Job on Larry King, Suzanne Somers, Knockout

Bioidentical Hormones on Oprah, Are They Safe?

Why Natural Thyroid is Better than Synthetic

Wheatgrass, Natural Medicine in the Kitchen

Fish Oil Increases Risk for Prostate Cancer, New Study?

Spontaneous Remission Cancer Breakthrough


The time limit for entering new comments on this article has expired.

This limit can be removed. Our paid membership program is designed to give you many benefits, such as removing this time limit. To learn more, please click here.

Comments: Expand   Shrink   Hide  
3 people are discussing this page, with 10 comments
To view all comments:
Expand Comments
(Or you can set your preferences to show all comments, always)

Click Here for Original article with references ht... by Jeffrey Dach on Friday, Oct 8, 2010 at 8:47:36 AM
Vitamin C causes me to have colds.Is that my imagi... by GLloyd Rowsey on Friday, Oct 8, 2010 at 10:33:04 AM
That's funny, it seems to work quite well for me.H... by Jeffrey Dach on Friday, Oct 8, 2010 at 11:17:05 AM
indicate increased incidence of common cold in sub... by GLloyd Rowsey on Friday, Oct 8, 2010 at 12:04:51 PM
GLloyd Rowsey,I would disagree with your hypothesi... by Jeffrey Dach on Friday, Oct 8, 2010 at 12:50:38 PM
or the common cold. Assuming those ailments are c... by GLloyd Rowsey on Saturday, Oct 9, 2010 at 11:53:52 PM
Hi GLoyd, Our experience has been the exact opposi... by Jeffrey Dach on Sunday, Oct 10, 2010 at 6:25:00 AM
for this information as well as the valuable artic... by GLloyd Rowsey on Sunday, Oct 10, 2010 at 7:07:16 AM
If you do not reply to the previous questions, I'l... by GLloyd Rowsey on Monday, Oct 11, 2010 at 5:27:02 AM
"The reader is advised to discuss the comments on ... by Ken L. Klaser on Friday, Oct 8, 2010 at 1:56:24 PM