Vit C: “Intermezzo 1”: Favorite Supplements & FDA Overreach

My Favorite Supplements. “Intermezzo”. Basically, “intermission” in Italian. Going to the movies in Rome, yes, that was the first time the film I was watching got interrupted so a guy could go around the theater selling ice cream and popcorn. Was a hoot! LAG-TIME. I will deal with the specifics of the *lag-time* and theContinue reading “Vit C: “Intermezzo 1”: Favorite Supplements & FDA Overreach”

Me, Thee, and Vitamin C

There is a tremendous paradigm shift underway regarding medicine, preventive medicine, in particular. The focus of this is seen most clearly in the field of nutrition. For me, the best example of this paradigm shift (now a full-blown clash) would be the controversy over Vitamin C. First, a quick overview of American health. This helpsContinue reading “Me, Thee, and Vitamin C”

Paradigm Shift II

What is a paradigm? Well, gee, maybe we should have covered this first. This, however, is the academic “shoe”  dropping. The first “shoe” , Paradigm Shift I,  covered the idea as we experience it. All about “the forest and the trees”, or, in other words, the relationship between abstract generalizations and concrete phenomenon, and, secondarily,Continue reading “Paradigm Shift II”

Paradigm Shift I

“It’s all about the forest and the trees.” The first time I heard the expression I was somewhat insulted because I understood that the teacher had just implied that I couldn’t see what was obvious because the obvious facts of the situation somehow blocked me from seeing the obvious relationship… I wasn’t quite that articulate.Continue reading “Paradigm Shift I”

One More Proverbial Straw Cont. (IIIb)….EDTA

Part 3. Foundation for a Paradigm Shift As soon as I moved to the East Bay in the early ’70s, I got that exposure to the anti-establishment point of view regarding diet and nutrition. Antioxidants. UC Berkeley was one of the centers of investigation of the whole antioxidant aging theory.  A newly-minted PhD in PhysiologyContinue reading “One More Proverbial Straw Cont. (IIIb)….EDTA”