IS THERE ANYTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN?
Fish oil use for medicinal as well as dietary purposes dates back at least to Viking times; but the 1922 scientific study of fish oil by Jack Drummond & Sylvester Zilva is the first paper on it on Pubmed, as a source of vitamin A.
But in this ‘scientific’ era it took till the 1930s for fish (ie codliver) oil’s wide medicinal benefits to be recognized.
Since then fish oil has proven to be the most pluripotential ‘micro’nutrient – at a dose as little as perhaps 100mg/day- in prevention and treatment (via either it’s omega3 EPA+DHA content, or its vitamins A and D content) of all common major diseases from learning , behaviour and memory disorders from birth to dotage, to infections, inflammation, arthritis, vision, pregnancy, growth and osteoporosis, mood, Parkinson’s, hypertensive, vascular, thrombotic, lipid, cancer and diabetic disorders – probably halving all-cause ‘natural’ aging mortality.
The recognition of citrus juice- vitamin C – as a medicinal dates back apparently only 250 years to Dr James Lind’s recognition of it’s reversal of lethal scurvy. But it was first identified and isolated only about 80 years ago . Since then it has proven to be as pluripotential a preventative as fish oil and now vitamin D3, and balanced sex hormone replacement.
The 1940s give the first reference on Pubmed to bioflavonoids-which are anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-cardiovascular disease, anti-varicose veins, anti-piles and anti-cancer- and promote the absorption of vitamin C.
In 1971 Borgman & Haselden described the effects of cod liver oil on dissolution of gallstones.
from 1973 Cameron Pauling & Campbell published their landmark work on vitamin C to tolerance (not antiscurvy doses or below many grams a day) in the prevention and treatment of many human cancers.
In 1974 Krumdieck & Butterworth’s landmark paper on cholesterol-lecithin interactions: factors of potential importance in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. summarized the evidence for combining supplements of vitamin C and soy lecethin (ie polyunsaturated fatty acid at position 2) in the prevention of atherosclerosis- since once this disease is present, it can take months to reverse.
in 1976 Navarro & Guevara described the importance of vitamin C in prevention of gallstones.
and by 1989 Wechsler ea described how omega-3-fatty acids – fish oil– just 1.5gm a day decreases biliary cholesterol and lithogenicity.
by 1997 Mizuguchi ea described prevention by fish oil of cholesterol gallstone formation in hamsters.
and in 1999 Takenaga ea described how Lecithinized ascorbic acid (PC-AS) effectively inhibits murine pulmonary metastasis.
Lecitithin is derived from food – meat, liver, legumes, cereals, fish and eggs – but not from fish oil. It – phosphatidylcholine- is a principal component of fat metabolism, cell membranes, brain, semen, and against gallstones, atherosclerosis (and thus heart – vascular-hypertensive -brain-), breast, cirrhosis and other liver diseases.
The crucial DHA and EPA omega3 fatty acids are, practically, derived exclusively from marine algae and thence krill and fish oil .
Hence the paramount importance (in preventing all common diseases) of promoting fish oil (by the teaspoon or capsule) together with lecithinized Vitamin C to tolerance eg vitamin C 50% enhanced with perhaps 15% calcium carbonate, 5% mag oxide, 10% bioflavonoid and 20% lecithin. Up to a heaped tsp 2 – 3 times a day of such an Enhanced Vitamin C mix – ie to bowel tolerance- will provide 5 – 7.5g vitamin C, 500-750mg calcium, 300 -450mg magnesium, 1-1.5g bioflavonoid and 2- 3g lecithin, without diarrhoea.
This self-degassing self-emulsifying blend puts within reach orally the eg 1gm/kg vitamin C per day vitamin C to produce the high enough plasma levels of vitamin C that have been shown to be lethal to cancer cells in vitro and in vivo. For the much higher doses of vitamin C for this purpose eg 30gm daily, some of the calcium and magnesium obviously need to be replaced with sodium to avoid 3000mg/day calcium and 1800mg/day overdose.
Adding say 1tsp cod liver oil to half a glass of water with eg 3tsp of the powder blend (ie 6gm vitamin C) and beating it produces a smoothie emulsion that is easy to drink. Who needs fish oil capsules now?. And there is virtually no limit to the amount of lethicinized calmag ascorbate – bioflavonoid omega3 emulsion that can be poured into the body to combat eg infection, atherosclerosis and cancer.
Obviously to this should be added a blend of all the other few-score safe proven potential preventative supplements to combat all the other chronic diseases of premature aging including even multiple sclerosis (especially highdose vitamin D3).
So while oil and water dont usually mix in a glass, ie vitamin C and bioflavonoids are soluble in water but not in oil, combining them by taking them together with lecithin, fish oil and calmag (to lessen acid load with better absorbed calmag ascorbate) a few times a day makes huge sense for all disease prevention let alone support..
And none of it is news.
But the farce from “authorities”- ‘Regulators’ (who are paid big protection money by Drug Companies) – is that labels, marketing materials are not allowed to say that cheap harmless food supplements prevent let alone treat disease!..
And “Authorities” want to regulate (or put on doctors’ prescription only) safe medicinal food supplements when they will not ban the biggest killer drugs- like DDT, PCBs, PVCs (and other estrogenics eg from the highdose xenoestrogens & -progestins consumed orally by possibly a billion women and excreted into the water chain to pollute land and sealife) ie throughout the environment and food chain; and stuffing sodas and processed foods with cornstarch, aspartame and phosphates; and over-the-counter refined sugar and salt, smoking tobacco and alcohol which should at best be made prescription- or permit-only .