Global Inventory Control…NAIS, ADT, but in England

For many of us who fought against the National Animal Identification system, it was apparent that the goal was total inventory control. Globally, not just in certain countries. Here is an article from England that illustrates the future of animal agriculture here in the US if we don’t stay vigilant. Please don’t buy that “we beat NAIS”, they simply changed the name and moved the penalties to the states instead of to individuals from the fed level enforcement.

Suffolk farmer fined nearly £50,000 for cattle offences

Author: Suffolk Trading Standards Published: 3rd November 2014 14:58

Suffolk farmer fined nearly £50,000 for cattle offences

Suffolk farmer, Eric Moss and his company ARP Farms Limited have been fined a total of £47,450 today for not disposing of cattle carcasses properly, and not registering the births and deaths of cattle under animal health legislation.

The offences were discovered following joint inspections last year by Suffolk Trading Standards and Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) at Botany Farm, Farnham, Saxmundham.

When Trading Standards initially inspected Botany Farm, cattle corpses were found in open areas around the farm in varying stages of decay and several cattle did not have ear tags for identification.

Without cattle identification and traceability, any meat consumed cannot be traced back to its origins and therefore cannot be guaranteed to be free from diseases such as BSE.

Despite ongoing advice to Moss, from Trading Standards and AHVLA, to ensure he inspected his cattle regularly and dispose of dead cattle compliantly, more corpses were discovered on further inspections.

Eric Moss was fined £6,000 for 3 x Animal By Product offences.

ARP Farms Ltd were fined £9,600 for 3 x Animal By Product offences.

Eric Moss was fined £5600 for 2 x Cattle ID offences and sentenced to 4 weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months.

ARP Farms Ltd was fined £12,000 for 2 x Cattle ID offences.

Eric Moss was also fined £250 for a Bail Act offence for not turning up at court for a hearing in April this year.

A total of £14,000 was awarded for costs.

Today’s fines follow a previous prosecution against Moss and his business ARP Farms Ltd when he pleaded guilty to charges concerning Cattle Identification and Animal By-Product legislation in November 2011.

Councillor Colin Spence, Suffolk County Council’s cabinet member for public protection, said:
“Prosecutions such as these are rare but when a farmer has received repeated advice and warnings but has chosen to ignore animal health legislation that could potentially put animals and humans at risk to disease, Trading Standards has no option but to take robust action against them.

“The court has sent out a clear message that anyone who continues bad practices such as those carried out by Mr Moss and ARP will be dealt with severely.”

Lee Nunn, Suffolk Trading Standards Officer, said:

“The vast majority of the Suffolk farming community identify and dispose of their dead animals and take on board Trading Standards advice.  This collectively provides the public reassurance that effective animal disease control measures are in place.”

“We would encourage the public or farming community to report any instances of farm animals they have concerns about to us on 03454 04 05 06.”

Mr Moss has also pleaded not guilty to Animal Welfare allegations.  Offences include causing unnecessary suffering to cattle and his failure to provide adequate food and shelter to his cattle under Welfare of Farmed Animals regulations. A trial concerning these offences will be heard at Ipswich Magistrates Court at a later date.

 

Passenger Dies Enroute from Nigeria to JFK-NY

Wow. Just WOW! As I have said before, quarantine now means fly all over the country or the world, and now, the Port Authority is in charge of removing possible ebola victims from flights. America, killed by incompetent inept authorities and people continuing to have”trust” in them.

News flash: Americans are on their own.

Alarm after vomiting passenger dies on flight from Nigeria to JFK

 

 

A plane from Nigeria landed at JFK Airport Thursday with a male passenger aboard who had died during the flight after a fit of vomiting — and CDC officials conducted a “cursory” exam before announcing there was no Ebola and turning the corpse over to Port Authority cops to remove, Rep. Peter King said on Thursday.

The congressman was so alarmed by the incident — and by what he and employees see as troubling Ebola vulnerabilities at JFK — that he fired off a letter to the federal Department of Homeland Security demanding more training and tougher protocols for handling possible cases there.

The unnamed, 63-year-old passenger had boarded an Arik Air plane out of Lagos, Nigeria, on Wednesday night, a federal law enforcement source said.

During the flight, the man had been vomiting in his seat, the source said. Some time before the plane landed, he passed away. Flight crew contacted the CDC, federal customs officials and Port Authority police, who all boarded the plane at around 6 a.m. as about 145 worried passengers remained on board, the source said.

“The door [to the terminal] was left open, which a lot of the first responders found alarming,” said the source.

“My understanding was that the passenger was vomiting in the seat,” King (R-LI) said.

“The CDC went on the plane, examined the dead body and said the person did not have Ebola,” King said.

“It was what I was told a cursory examination. The Port Authority cops and personnel from Customs and Border Protection were there, and they were told there was no danger because the person did not have Ebola,” King said.

“But their concern was, how could you tell so quickly? And what adds to the concern is how wrong the CDC has been over the past few weeks.”

Rep. Peter T. King letter to Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Between 70 and 100 passengers a day arrive at JFK from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the three West African countries that are the epicenter of the outbreak, King said.

“These individuals transit the airport with the rest of the traveling population, including using the restrooms,” King wrote to Jeh Johnson, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, in a letter Thursday.

“Only after they arrive at the Customs and Border Patrol primary screening location that they are separated and sent to secondary inspection for a medical check and to complete the questionnaire,” he wrote Johnson.

King’s letter demands that Homeland Security immediately beef up protocols for what happens to potentially infected passengers in flight and at the terminal itself, prior to their reaching the screening location.

The letter also demands that training and safety equipment improve for the Port Authority police and Customs and Border Patrol officials who can come into contact with high-risk passengers.

“I believe there should be a suspension of direct flights and connecting flights from these three countries,” King said. “And maybe anyone with a visa from those countries, and who has been living in those countries, should be barred” from entering the US, he added.

No other information was immediately available about the deceased Nigerian passenger.

Nigeria is 1,000 miles east of the three West African countries suffering from an Ebola outbreak, but has had 19 confirmed cases of the deadly virus. The country has had no new cases over the past month; the World Health Organization has said that if there are still no new cases of Ebola by Monday, they will officially declare the country “Ebola-free.”

 

Yellow Fever Mosquito in California

Anyone else feel like when they are reading the news headlines every day that we are in the Book of Revelation? I mean, plagues, beheadings, other plagues, financial meltdowns, war, earthquakes, volcano activity, and all the ridiculously foolish statements by our “authorities”. Like “If we stopped flights from ebola infected countries we would spread it faster”, “Our borders are secure”, “Ebola cannot be airborne” and on and on.

At any rate, here’s the article on Yellow Fever mosquitos:

Virus-transmitting ‘yellow fever’ mosquitoes discovered in L.A. County

 

A new aggressive daytime-biting mosquito capable of transmitting debilitating and possibly deadly viruses has been found in the Los Angeles region, officials announced Wednesday.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
The yellow fever mosquito, shown in a file photo, has been found in Commerce and Pico Rivera. It is capable of transmitting viruses including dengue and yellow fever, but officials say those viruses aren’t currently present in L.A. County.

 

Known as yellow fever mosquitoes, the insects were found Oct. 7 and 8 in Commerce and Pico Rivera, respectively, according to the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District.

The Aedes aegypti species, which has black and white stripes and grows to about a quarter-inch in size, can transmit dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever — viruses that can cause painful symptoms including headaches and high fever, officials said.

“While these debilitating viruses, so far, aren’t locally transmitted in L.A. County, the mosquitoes that can transmit them are now here,” Susanne Kluh, the district’s director of scientific-technical services, said in a statement. “Infected travelers can bring these viruses to Los Angeles County.”

The mosquito is the third species of the Aedes genus found in Los Angeles County in the past three years, said district spokesman Levy Sun.

In September 2011, officials found Asian tiger mosquitoes, which come from Southeast Asia, in South El Monte and El Monte. The mosquito population has since grown and spread into 10 neighboring communities, officials said.

Then this summer, authorities found Australian backyard mosquitoes in Montebello and Monterey Park.

The yellow fever mosquito — which was first found in California, including in the Central Valley, in 2013 — is an aggressive daytime biter that thrives in urban environments, preferring small, man-made containers to lay eggs.

“We’re aggressively attacking the populations wherever we find them,” said Jason Farned, spokesman for the San Gabriel Valley Vector Control District.

Determining how the Aedes species were introduced to California has been difficult, but officials say imported tires and plants are typically to blame. They can also travel via planes, ships and other vehicles.

Officials urged residents to report any daytime-biting mosquitoes with black and white stripes.

The San Gabriel Valley district can be reached at (626) 814-9466, the Los Angeles district at (562) 944-9656

 

Vermont and GMO Labeling

Vermont Plans Rules, Meetings for GMO LabelingLaw

 

They claim it’s going to be too troublesome to follow the labeling law passed in Vermont. I say they should have thought about that before they started ok’ing pesticides and herbicides for human consumption. What a load. They can label for dairy, nuts, etc., but those who are so proud of GMO don’t want to put on the label that it “MAY CONTAIN GMO Ingredients!” It looks like the Grocery Manufacturers Association thinks it is better to conduct experiments on mankind with no oversight and without people’s knowledge or consent. 

Yeah…it makes me kind of angry.

Story below:

MONTPELIER, Vermont—A legal challenge hasn’t deterred Vermont authorities from moving forward to implement the nation’s first law requiring labeling of genetically modified organisms in food.

The Office of Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell has scheduled three public meetings for next week to introduce draft rules to implement Act 120, the GMO labeling law that is the subject of litigation in federal court. The meetings will be held Oct. 21 in Burlington, Oct. 22 in Montpelier and Oct. 24 in Brattleboro.

Sorrell anticipates making the draft rules public in advance of the meetings, according to an Oct. 10 press release.

Last month, the Grocery Manufacturers Association and other organizations that filed a lawsuit to invalidate Act 120 moved to enjoin Vermont authorities from implementing the law until the litigation has run its course. Other plaintiffs in the lawsuit include the Snack Food Association, International Dairy Foods Association and National Association of Manufacturers.

Among other arguments, the food groups contend the law fails to serve a legitimate government purpose, violates federal labeling requirements and is preempted by the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

Act 120 doesn’t take effect until July 1, 2016, but the food groups argue the industry will suffer irreparable harm without a preliminary injunction due in part to costs they must incur to comply with the law.

“Manufacturers have no way to reliably distinguish ingredients derived from genetically engineered plant varieties from those that are not,” plaintiffs stated in their request for a preliminary injunction filed with the U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont. “The changes manufacturers would need to demand from their suppliers and initiate in their own facilities to segregate ingredients require money and time—much more time than the Act’s July 1, 2016 effective date allows.”

A federal judge, Christina Reiss, may hear oral arguments in December on the motion for the injunction and a separate request by the defendants to dismiss the lawsuit. Plaintiffs also have moved to amend their complaint.

In a motion filed in August to dismiss the lawsuit, Sorrell’s legal team argued the labeling law advances a number of legitimate state interests, including preventing confusion about whether consumers are purchasing genetically modified foods. Food manufacturers are free to express their view about genetically modified foods, and nothing in Act 120 prohibits manufacturers from noting FDA’s viewpoint that such foods are not materially different from natural ones, the state lawyers said.

Last week, Reiss denied a request by two organizations—the Center for Food Safety and Vermont Public Interest Research Group—to intervene in the case.

The lawsuit in Vermont is being closely watched across the United States because it could have ramifications for labeling initiatives in other states. Lawyers for the State of Vermont said roughly 80 percent of processed food sold in the United States is produced with genetic engineering

 

Missouri Grassroots Radio- Pete Kennedy from FTCLDF

Missouri Grassroots Radio This Weekend
Friday night 7 pm to 9 pm Dave Cort and Mike Slack host with an update on John Diehl with Laura Hausladen followed by Dean “Draig” Hodge Libertarian candidate for the​ Missouri House of Representatives, 103rd District.
Saturday night at 7pm, the first hour guest will be Pete Kennedy, of the  Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund, a group that defends the rights of farmers against overreach by the state and federal government.
Saturday night’s second hour will feature Doug Enyart, Constitution Party candidate for the 8th Congressional District of Missouri.
Please call into this number to listen in, or to speak to the hosts and guests and join our conversation.
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Link to listen to show online
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A Law to Stop Liars? Farm Market Fraud

Here’s an article from Modern Farmer talking about an effort to prevent Farmer’s Market Fraud in California. I really don’t think that this is the answer. I do think that people need to be more educated so they can make the most intelligent choices possible, but if there are certifications, then there are regulatory oversights, and we all know that inspectors are the most trustworthy people of all, right? Sarcasm is inherent in that statement. I just think that people need to be informed and educated about their food and then when they ask questions of the seller of the product, they can tell if they are answering truthfully or not.

I know, I am too altruistic. Just look at how the “organic” program has been co-opted. Look at how people have perceived the “USDA Prime” and “Grade A” stamps. They thought they meant these were good things that someone who actually cared took a look at. I don’t believe agencies can fix the problems. People, and integrity combined with education, CAN. Sigh.

Here is the article: (click on the title for the source)

Stamping Out Farmers Market Fraud

 

A new task force in California will be dedicated to stamping out farmers market fraud. Is this a problem nationwide? We called up the director of New York City’s biggest greenmarkets to find out.

Last week, Jerry Brown, the governor of California, signed a bill authorizing a million dollars to, as NPR puts it, “deploy a small army of inspectors to farmers markets around the state.” This is following a few well-publicized incidents of farmers market fraud, or FMF (as nobody calls it).

It should be no surprise that farmers markets are occasionally home to fraudulent or misleading behavior; small producers are notoriously strapped for cash, and farmers market profits can be the difference between making money and losing it. Farmers might be tempted to fudge the truth a bit, by bringing in produce they didn’t grow — or in the worst cases, produce they purchased from the same retail or wholesale channels that their customers could frequent themselves, with a significant price bump.

Los Angeles in particular has had a rough go of FMF in the past few years; this LA Times investigation from last year showed some pretty unsavory practices, including bringing in imported fruit from Mexico. The new bill will send forth inspectors to check for telltale signs of produce grown by somebody else. But how is that even done?

We called up Michael Hurwitz, director of the greenmarket program at GrowNYC, the non-profit organization that runs and monitors the majority of New York City’s markets, including its largest ones in Union Square and Grand Army Plaza, to ask about farmers market fraud. “There’s no other food location in New York City that has such a strict oversight,” he says about GrowNYC’s policies and policing. “No other retailer is as strict as we are.”

GrowNYC is a producer-only market, which means that the booths at the farmers market are only allowed to sell what they’ve produced themselves. No reselling is allowed whatsoever, whether you sell goat meat or fairytale eggplants or shoofly pie. In order to maintain that position, GrowNYC has a very robust inspection system, with a few different types of inspectors: All market managers can inspect the individual booths, and they also employ dedicated inspectors to head out to the farms and make sure everything’s legit. Every single year, all producers must submit a crop plan, which includes estimates of yield, specific products they intend to bring to market, and the dates at which they’ll bring them.

Then there are random checks at the market themselves, which vary mostly based on quantity: Heavy producers get inspected more. The inspectors are looking for anything that doesn’t jibe with the crop plan, or anything suspicious, like waxed fruit or boxes from retailers. “Some folks we’ll inventory weekly for a month at a time, so we can get a full picture of their entire product line, if they’re someone with a substantial amount of product,” says Hurwitz. “Otherwise, once every few months.” The farmers don’t know when the inspection is happening; it’s a delicate balance for the inspectors, because the inventory can be burdensome and time-consuming. Not to mention, GrowNYC’s main objective is to help farmers, not annoy them. But Hurwitz was very firm that the inspections are very, very serious, and that GrowNYC won’t hesitate to kick farmers out of the program or fine them if there are violations.

Farm inspections are less frequent; there are about 60 to 75 inspections on the farms per year, out of 240 current vendors. “Roughly a quarter of our farmers are being inspected on farm every year,” says Hurwitz, but some of the big farmers may be inspected three or five times a year. It’s worth noting that GrowNYC is not in the business of certifying organic, but for the farmers that do make that claim, they’ll take a look around to make sure nothing distinctly un-organic is going on at the farm.

It’s very rare that GrowNYC has a problem with its farmers; Hurwitz estimates there are 6-10 violations per year. Usually, he says, those are simple things, like a farmer without enough to sell bringing a neighbor’s products to the market. That kind of thing would usually just result in a fine. But what’s the worst offense a New York farmer can make? “An extreme case is when somebody brings in product from outside the region,” says Hurwitz. “That’s like, a class A felony. That will get you an immediate suspension. That’s the one we have absolutely no tolerance for.”

New York City’s markets are a bit unusual and certainly different from Los Angeles’s in that New York’s are wholly producer-driven. There are markets, says Hurwitz, like some in Los Angeles, that allow reselling. “As long as they’re transparent about that, I think that’s totally fine and legitimate,” he says, but that transparency is why Governor Brown needed to dedicate a million dollars for a farmers market fraud task force.

Hurwitz approves of the new bill; cost is primarily the problem for policing markets. GrowNYC gets around this by requiring that farmers pay a fee to sell in their markets. Fraud doesn’t just reflect poorly on the individual offender; it kind of ruins the whole enterprise, which is largely about trust — trust that by buying your groceries at the market, you’re supporting local agriculture, that your money is going where you want it to go.

 

 

 

Help Against Ebola

The following is a VERY lengthy post. It contains some specific protocols regarding protecting yourself against Ebola.

I know there are several people who I generally have high respect for that are saying the entire Ebola issue is a false flag. Frankly, I wish I believed that about this one. If it is, I will be really happy! However, the bottom line is that there has been a definite interest in reducing the population for years. What better way to do it and save those bullets for when you really need them? The governments can just claim incompetence and negligence as their cover story. After all, that is largely truthful.

Again, this is lengthy, but maybe really important info. And of course, the FDA doesn’t recognize any of this as helpful or potentially effective. You’ll have to wait for Bill Gate’s vaccine if you want their stamp of approval on anything.

Be well!

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Essential Oils:

 FOR EBOLA, a direct quote:
Single Oils of:  Rosemary with Geranium and Lemon

Recipe:
10 drops rosemary
10 drops geranium
10 drops lemon
1/2 raw lemon
1 Tablespoon honey

Mix in 8 ounces of warm water. DRINK EVERY 2 hours.  Every hour take 2 JuvaTone.  Do a rectal implant of 2 tablespoons of Protec.  Drink a mixture of 1/2 cup sauerkraut juice, 1/2 cup tomato juice, a Tbsp. olive oil.

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Thanks to Dr. Richard Alan Miller for sending this report.

~~ EBOLA Whitepaper

08-15-14 – Ebola Africa has cure
In the recent WA Post a clue to the cure was mentioned
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2014/08/13/they-survived-ebola-now-they-are-shunned/

“Re-hydration and nutrition can only help keep patients alive long
enough for their body to develop antibodies to fight the virus back.”
(Ya think?)

Confirming what we have been working on, but of course that was
not the focus of the article, instead it was the SHUNNING.

To me the REAL SHUNNING is the TRUTH ABOUT DISEASE – That
people who live even reasonably healthy lives and avoid most well
known transmission risky behaviors are DOING FINE

Now with the new HEALTH TREATMENT LIST  we know that it may
be very close to curing even the afflicted and not just preventative.
I contacted a group in Sierra Leone today and also toured the Hospital
its like two differnt worlds !   One helps people and keeps them well,
the other operates in the most scary secretive fashion beyond Sci FI

And has been suspected now of …. Well from the situation one’s mind
races to conclusions but lets just say it scary beyond belief.  The nice
folks I contacted are hopefully going to tell me their programs and we
can share info etc.   Stay tuned !

I also hope to post a list of news links as a briefing and how this
developed and continues to spread due to all sorts of  factors, which
COULD BE FIXED.  There is simply no need for this to continue now
that we know the score.  but you can bet its not over yet by a long
shot the good guys are not running things ya know

http://drsircus.com/medicine/ebola-saving-lives-natural-allopathic-medicine

EBOLA TREATMENT
http://www.quantumbotany.info/ebola.htm

There is a radical treatment rather recently attempted to save the
life of a rabies virus patient (it worked).  Previously, before this last
ditch attempt called the “Milwaukee Protocol” was employed, rabies was
100% deadly with or without treatment once it crossed the blood brain
barrier – no known survivors.

They basically put the patient in an induced coma and pumped her full
of antivirals, namely, Ketamine (yes it seems to also have anti-viral
properties which is interesting) and Amantadine derived from the Queen
of the Mushrooms – (Amanita muscaria).

Treatment schedule for Ebola
1.  an extensive list spanning from standard support (O2, hydration,
nutrition, anti-pain, antibiotics to fight off bacterial supra-infections, etc)
2.  exotic enema concoctions
3. the utilization of more standard treatments such as anti-virals and
monoclonal antibodies
4.  last ditch options such as blood transfusions (which like the previously
mentioned ergotamine in your link, might worsen the condition of the
patient).
5.  also insist that the doctors and nurses treating would also be
quarantined and would concomitantly be on a prophylactic regimens of
at least clomiphine and amiodarone – both of which have side effects.

Specifically disconcerting about this virus – definitely in the category of
civilization destroyer.
1.  It seems undeniable that it has recently mutated into a more
transmissible/virulent form.
2.  It takes up to 3 weeks for symptoms to show up.
3.  The worst strain (zaire) has a high (90%) death rate that mere
herbs alone can do little for.
4.  It is transmissible through sperm by male patients (convalescent)
that have had it and have successfully fought it off.
5.  This virus seems to have a cruel mechanism of action/pathological
progression wherein the patients might start looking and feeling better
a few days right before they die.

The American doctors currently being treated, although feeling better,
are still not out of the woods yet.

08-20-14 – Ebola Treatment: How Big Tobacco and the Military Came
Together – NBC News
http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/ebola-virus-outbreak/ebola-treatment-how-big-tobacco-military-came-together-n173311

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*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*
*Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, August 20, 2014*

Can Vitamin C Cure Ebola?Commentary
by Steve Hickey PhD, Hilary Roberts PhD, and Damien Downing
MBBS, MSB.

(OMNS Aug 20, 2014) If there were a drug that worked on Ebola you
should use it. There isn’t. There is only vitamin C. But you must be
extremely careful what you believe, because, as it ever was, the
Internet is full of dangerous loonies. For coming up to a decade now
the OMNS has reported on nutritional therapies; we leave the medical
politics to one side and work from the facts. Here are the facts about
vitamin C and Ebola.

1. Taking a gram or so of day of vitamin C won’t protect you against
anything except acute scurvy; it doesn’t matter whether the vitamin
is liposomal, nano-particles, or even gold-plated. Beware of websites,
companies, and Youtube clips making wild and unsubstantiated claims
about the efficacy of vitamin C.

2. Clinical reports suggest that taking vitamin C almost to bowel
tolerance every day (in divided doses) will help to protect you against
all viruses. Reports by independent physicians have been consistent for
decades. However, the doctors also stipulated most emphatically that
the dose and the way you take it must be right – or it will not work.
There is no direct placebo controlled “evidence” that massive doses of
vitamin C will work on Ebola, and nobody would volunteer to take part
in that study.

But massive doses are reported to have helped against every virus it
has been pitched against. This includes Polio, Dengue and AIDS, and it
even makes vaccination work better. In the 1980s when no other
treatment was available it was reported that full blown AIDS could be
reversed and the patient brought back to reasonable health.[i,ii]

At risk or worried about Ebola?
This is what you should do.  Vitamin C

Vitamin C is the primary antioxidant in the diet. Most people do not
take enough to be healthy. While this is true of many nutrients, vitamin
C is a special case. Ignore governments telling you that you only need
about 100 mg a day and can get this amount from food. The required
amount of vitamin C varies your state of health. A normal adult in
perfect health may need only a small intake, say 500 mg per day, but
more is needed when someone is even slightly under the weather.
Similarly, to prevent illness, the intake needs to be increased.

The intake for an otherwise healthy person to have a reasonable
chance of avoiding a common cold is in the region of 8-10 grams
(8,000-10,000 mg) a day. This is about ten times what corporate
medicine has tested in their trials on vitamin C and the common cold.
Ten grams (10,000 mg) is the minimum pharmacological intake; it may
help if you have a slight sore throat but more (much more) may be
needed.

To get rid of a common cold, you may need anything from 20 to 60
grams (60,000 mg) a day. With influenza the need might be for 100
grams (100,000 mg) a day. Since it varies from person to person, and
from illness to illness, the only way to find out is to experiment for
yourself.

Dynamic flow
The problem with oral intakes is that healthy people do not absorb
vitamin C well due to something Dr Robert Cathcart called bowel
tolerance. [iii]  Take too much of the vitamin in a single dose and it will
cause loose stools. In good health, a person might be able to take a
couple of grams at a time without this problem. Strangely, when a
person becomes sick they can take far more without this side effect: as
much as 20-100+ grams a day, in divided doses. [iv]

High dose vitamin C has a short half-life in the body. The half-life is
the time for the level in the blood plasma to fall back to half its
concentration. Until recently, some people claimed that the half-life of
vitamin C was several weeks. We have shown that this long half-life
applies only to very low doses.[v] By contrast, the half-life for high blood
levels is only half an hour. This short half-life means that for high dose
vitamin C the period between doses needs to be short – a few hours at
most.

The aim is to achieve dynamic flow, to get vitamin C flowing continuously
through the body. Dynamic flow requires multiple high doses taken
throughout the day. When separated in time, each dose is absorbed
independently. Two doses of 3 grams, taken 12 hours apart, are absorbed
better than 6 grams taken all at once. Multiple large doses, say 3 grams
four times a day, produce a steady flow of the vitamin from the gut, into
the bloodstream and out, via the urine. Some of the intake is not
absorbed into the blood and stays in the gut, as a reserve against the
early onset of illness. As illness begins, the body pulls in this “excess”
to help fight the virus.

The idea behind dynamic flow is that the body is kept in a reduced
(antioxidant) state, using high doses. There is always vitamin C available,
to refresh the body and other antioxidants. Each vitamin C molecule
(ascorbic acid) has two antioxidant electrons, which it can donate to
protect the body. It then becomes oxidised to dehydroascorbate (DHA).
This oxidized molecule is then excreted, so the body has gained two
antioxidant electrons. The kidneys reabsorb vitamin C, but not DHA; the
vitamin C molecule is absorbed, used up, and then the oxidized form is
thrown out with the rubbish.

The effectiveness of vitamin C is not directly proportional to the dose;
it is non-linear. There is a threshold above which vitamin C becomes
highly effective. Below this level, the effect is small; above it, the effect
is dramatic. The problem is that no-one can tell you in advance what
intake of vitamin C you need. The solution is to take more – more than
you think necessary, more than you consider reasonable. The mantra is
dose, dose, dose.

Types of Vitamin C
Straightforward, low cost ascorbic acid is the preferred form of s
upplement. Vendors may try to sell you “better absorbed” forms with
minerals or salts such as sodium, potassium or calcium ascorbate, and
so on. These are irrelevant, if not counterproductive, for high intakes.
It is worth noting the following:

1. Timing is more important than form. Two large doses of ascorbic
acid taken a little time apart are better absorbed than a single dose
of mineral ascorbate.

2. Mineral ascorbates are salts and do not carry the same number of
antioxidant electrons. Ascorbic acid has two electrons to donate while
a salt typically has only one. With high doses, the “improved” forms
are thus only about half as effective. This is consistent with reports
that mineral forms are correspondingly ineffective in combating illness.

3. Ascorbic acid is a weak acid, much weaker than the hydrochloric acid
in the stomach. Mineral ascorbates may be better tolerated, as they
make the stomach more alkaline than ascorbic acid. However, an
alkaline stomach is not a good idea – there are reasons the body
secretes hydrochloric acid into the stomach, including preventing
infection.

Furthermore, if you are coming down with a haemorrhagic viral infection,
mild discomfort will not be something of great concern.

4. For high intakes, capsules of ascorbic acid are preferable to tablets.
This is because tablets are packed with fillers and it is not wise to take
massive doses of these chemicals. Check the ingredients – you want to
take ascorbic acid and very little else. Bioflavonoids are alright, and
the capsules may be made with gelatine or a vegetarian equivalent.

5. The cheapest way to take ascorbic acid is as powder, dissolved in
water. If you do this, use a straw to avoid it getting on the tooth
enamel, as it is slightly acidic. You will need a set of accurate
electronic scales to monitor the dose. If you do not weigh it carefully,
it will be difficult to keep close to bowel tolerance.

Intravenous Vitamin C
Ideally, infected people would be given a continuous intravenous (IV)
infusion of massive doses of vitamin C (sodium ascorbate is preferred
as ascorbic acid is irritant to veins).

1. People who are sufficiently ill will not be able to take vitamin C by
mouth.

2. IV provides the highest possible blood levels

3. IV means continuous drip, not an injection (short half-life)

Unless you are a medical professional who can treat yourself and your
family, or are exceptionally rich, IV ascorbate will not be an option in
an Ebola outbreak.

Rectal Vitamin C
Rectal administration of sodium ascorbate is a method that can be
used in emergencies, and in developing world circumstances, when IV
is unavailable or unsuitable. Nurses can quickly be trained to mix 15-30
grams of sodium ascorbate in 250-500 ml clean water, and give it by
enema. It can be safely and effectively used in children. An enema also
removes from the bowel material that may be challenging. This has been
done successfully with aboriginal people in the Australian outback.

Liposomes
In healthy people, liposomes help the absorption of oral vitamin C; in
some circumstances this is also true for sick people. However, we need
to dispel some popular myths.

In a healthy person, higher blood levels (about 600 microM/L) can be
achieved using liposomal vitamin C compared with standard ascorbic
acid (about 250 microM/L). We were the first to demonstrate this fact
experimentally.[vi] However, the two absorption methods are different
and if both are used together the resultant plasma levels are additive
(something like 600 + 250 = 850 microM/L). Since ascorbic acid is
much cheaper than liposomal vitamin C, it is cost effective for a
healthy person to start with ascorbic acid and top up with liposomes
as required.

When a person becomes ill they can absorb massive doses of standard
ascorbic acid, using the dynamic flow approach. So if you are sick,
taking a gram of liposomal vitamin C instead of a gram of cheap
ascorbic acid will provide little extra benefit. Both will be well
absorbed, and the liposome contains sodium ascorbate which is less
effective. Liposomes only provide added benefit once the sick person
has approached bowel tolerance levels, using standard ascorbic acid.

Liposomal vitamin C is NOT more effective than IV for fighting acute
infections. This suggestion is unscientific and unsupported by data.
We prefer liposomes for chronic infections and cancer, but this does
not extend to acute illness. There is also a lot of hype around the fact
that liposomes can be absorbed directly into cells. Many liposomes
are absorbed from the gut and pass into the liver, where they are
stored and the vitamin C released. Liposomes may also float around
in the bloodstream, lymph nodes, and so on, waiting to release their
contents or be taken up by cells. But the cells that take up the
liposomes are not necessarily those that are most in need of vitamin
C. Moreover cells may suffer side effects; liposomes are basically
nanotechnology and have additional theoretical issues.

Prevention
To have a reasonable chance of avoiding a major viral infection, a
daily intake of at least 10 grams of ascorbic acid is needed. The idea
is to start low, taking say 500 -1,000 mg four times a day. Build up the
intake to close to bowel tolerance; increased wind and large soft stools
will  occur before diarrhea signals that bowel tolerance has been
exceeded. At this stage, back off the dose a little, to a reasonably
comfortable level.

At the first hint of an infection – feeling unwell, itchy throat, fatigue,
and so on – take more ascorbic acid. If the hint of impending sickness
is mild, take perhaps 5 grams every half hour or even more frequently.

Anything more than a hint of infection, take as large a dose as you
feel could be tolerated and follow this by taking 5 grams every half
hour. The rule is to take as much as you can without going over the
tolerated level:  you will probably be taking too little, even though you
are trying hard to take a massive dose.

If you are already in dynamic flow and want extra protection, then
add liposomal vitamin C. Take it at the same intervals as the ascorbic
acid; that is several times a day. The limit is once again bowel
tolerance – take too much and it will give you loose stools. This will
provide the maximum preventive effect, for the lowest cost.

Treatment
We assume that you are not a medical professional and do not have
access to IV ascorbate. However, if IV sodium ascorbate is available,
it should be given slowly and as continuously as possible. For children,
enemas may be the most practical method (we hope to publish
practical instructions for this soon). Medical professionals can deal
with such things with little difficulty, but others may do more harm
than good.

The first important thing is to start the treatment early. The longer a
person waits after the initial symptoms, the less effective the
treatment will be. Also if the illness is allowed to develop the sick
person may become unable to take anything orally.

Once again, the idea is to get dynamic flow going with as much
ascorbic acid as can be tolerated. In this case, the doses are massive.
Five to ten grams every half hour, through the day, will provide 120
to 240 grams a day. Even at this high intake, the blood plasma levels
may be low or undetectable; at most 250 microM/L will be achieved.
So the question then becomes how much additional liposomal vitamin
C the patient can tolerate.

A practical approach would be to start with 5 grams of ascorbic acid
and a similar amount of liposomal vitamin C in very frequent doses.
Remember the key is dose, dose, dose. More vitamin C!

How it Works
The mechanism of action of high dose vitamin C is known and
understood. In normal healthy tissues it acts as an antioxidant.
In other tissues, it generates hydrogen peroxide, the chemical that
platinum blondes use to bleach their hair. This happens in sick and
inflamed tissues, for example in a malignant tumour. The process is
typically a form of Fenton reaction, generating free radicals. The
oxidation and free radicals arising from the hydrogen peroxide kill
bacteria and inactivate viruses. In other words, vitamin C acts as a
targeted bleach and antiseptic.

Vitamin C is unique, because it has low toxicity and can be taken
safely in massive amounts. Other antioxidants and supplements will not
have a similar effect. Do not be confused and think that Echinacea, for
example, will help. Yes, there may be supplements and herbs that
provide a little immune system support, but this is Ebola we are talking
about – get real!

Note, vitamin C is not some magical antitoxin; this idea is a metaphor.
A disease such as Ebola is not caused by toxins that are inactivated by
vitamin C. Free radicals are not toxins. Oxidants are not toxins. Vitamin
C nearly always acts by transferring electrons, as an oxidant or
antioxidant. It is just basic chemistry. Also, it does not matter if you
have poor dental hygiene, this will hardly affect how massive intakes
of vitamin C tackle an acute viral infection.

Interactions
Sugar interferes with the uptake of vitamin C. If you are using vitamin
C to combat a viral infection do not eat any sugar or carbohydrates
(long chain sugars) or the vitamin C will not be absorbed properly. We
stress that this means no sugar and no carbs, at all.

Smoking releases enormous amounts of oxidants and free radicals
into the bloodstream. The vitamin C will expend itself, trying to mop
up the chemicals from the smoking. We have no moral objections to
people smoking: it is a personal choice. However, smoking will hinder
even massive doses of vitamin C from preventing infection. Once
infected with Ebola, smoking will stop the vitamin C from keeping you
alive.

It is sensible also to supplement with a little chelated magnesium,
such as magnesium citrate, which helps overcome the (largely
theoretical) risk of kidney stones.

The reaction that generates hydrogen peroxide in sick tissues can be
enhanced a little by taking selenium with the vitamin C. A little caution
is needed as too much selenium will cause diarrhoea, fatigue, garlic
breath, and hair and nail loss; severe toxicity can have more severe
effects but is hard to achieve. Methylselenocysteine is a less toxic form
and this would be our choice. The normal intake is perhaps 100-200
micrograms (0.1-0.2 mg) a day; we would take 400 micrograms a day
during an epidemic and up this to 1,000 micrograms
(one milligram) a day, at the initial onset of symptoms. It is possible
to go up to 3 mg for short periods, with medical supervision.

Other supplements may be synergistic with vitamin C. Alpha-lipoic
acid can be taken at reasonably high levels reasonably safely. We
would take up to a gram or two a day (1,000-2,000 mg) in the short
term. Vitamin K also helps with blood clotting and is safe in the
recommended amounts – we would get the highest dose vitamin K2
supplement available. Note vitamin K is contraindicated in those with
clotting disease or those on blood thinners such as warfarin.

Contraindications
The only established side effects of ascorbate therapy are wind, loose
bowels and chronic good health. There are some contraindications;
people with kidney disease, iron overload disease, or
glucose-6-phosphatase deficiency should not immediately take high
doses of vitamin C. In the setting of an epidemic they can start as
we recommend but should increase more cautiously, with appropriate
medical monitoring.

Why Put This Out?
People need to know that vitamin C is an option for fighting Ebola, and
how it works. There is a great deal of misinformation, particularly on
the internet, both from vested interests and from “loonies”. Moreover,
in an Ebola epidemic vitamin C supplements may be hard to source.

This account is intended for intelligent adults, who can make their
own rational decisions and take responsibility for their health. We
strongly promote the idea that medicine should be based on rational
patients, rather than authoritarian doctors. Doctors are there to provide
the information for patients, to help them choose between available
options. This is information only – what you decide to do with it is up
to you.

In our opinion the use of vitamin C in Ebola is a no-brainer. Get the
illness and, it is said, you have at best a 50-50 chance of surviving
without vitamin C-based therapy. Corporate medicine has no effective
treatment. Furthermore, if a drug were available, it would be untested
and almost certainly unavailable to you, dear reader. Vitamin C is
considered safe and should do no harm. The cost of treatment is low.
The clinical reports of vitamin C in viral infection are that if you get
the dose right, you will survive. Vitamin C is known experimentally to
inactivate viruses.

In the event, we hope people make rational decisions.

For further reading:
There are lots of other sources but these make a good fast start for
a person beginning an investigation into the antiviral properties of
vitamin C.

Hickey S., Saul A. (2008) *Vitamin C: The Real Story, the Remarkable
and Controversial Healing Factor*, Basic Health. The book gives an
easy readable account of the story of vitamin C.

Archive of the *Journal or Orthomolecular Medicine*. Decades worth of
clinical observations and reports on vitamin C are available.
http://www.orthomolecular.org/library/jom/index.shtml
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Pubmed contains mostly abstracts of medical research papers.
Unfortunately, most of these have been selected to exclude
observations on high doses of vitamin C.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed
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ii Brighthope I, Fitzgerald P. (1988) *The AIDS Fighters*, Keats.

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