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Jun 22, 2021

Vitamin C is a potent vitamin with many benefits to our body. Although many studies prove it can cure diseases and prolong lifespan, many doctors are still wary of this unconventional treatment. In hospitals, it is not a protocol to deliver IV vitamin C therapy to critically ill patients.

Dr Ron Hunninghake of the Riordan Institute joins us in this episode to explain the uses of IV and oral vitamin C in several chronic, life-threatening diseases. He also talks about the different studies and trials conducted to explore the mechanism of vitamin C in action.

If you want to take control of your health and dive deeper into IV vitamin C therapy, then this episode is for you.

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Here are three reasons why you should listen to the full episode:

  1. You will learn about the uses of both oral and intravenous vitamin C in many diseases such as cancer and sepsis.
  2. Discover the latest clinical trials that show how IV vitamin C therapy exerts its healing abilities.
  3. What are the problems facing functional medicine versus allopathic medicine and the pharmacological model dominant in our system today?

Resources

  • Find out more about the Riordan Institute and access Medical Mavericks Trilogy through their website.
  • Follow the Riordan Institute’s YouTube channel.
  • Learn more about the Riordan protocol for cancer patients.
  • Cornell University's clinical trial on IV vitamin C therapy and cancer
  • University of Iowa's clinical trial on vitamin C and pancreatic cancer
  • Watch the case of Allan Smith on an episode of 60 Minutes Living Proof.
  • Explanation lecture of the CITRIS-ALI study by Dr Fowler
  • Learn more about Dr Paul Marik's protocol for sepsis using vitamin C and steroids.
  • Access the VICTAS trials designed to investigate the efficacy of combined use of vitamin C, thiamine and corticosteroids versus indistinguishable placebos on patients with sepsis.
  • Watch Professor Margreet Vissers’ lecture on her work on vitamin C.

Episode Highlights

[05:16] Dr Ron’s Background

  • Dr Ron went to medical school wanting to learn more about health.
  • He specialised in family medicine because it is the best opportunity to deal more directly with patients.
  • Dr Ron met Dr Hugh Riordan, an orthomolecular psychiatrist who was interested in general health and well-being, particularly cancer. He created the Riordan protocol.
  • The RECNAC Project was created to look for non-toxic ways of dealing with cancer.
  • Vitamin C was used in the project as an in vitro treatment to stop cancer growth and determine its mechanism.

[11:56] IV Vitamin C Therapy for Cancer

  • Oral vitamin C is essential, but in extreme illness, IV vitamin C is more crucial to get higher doses.
  • Vitamin C reduces iron.
  • Reduced iron interacts with oxygen, forming a hydroxyl radical.
  • Hydroxyl radicals interact with water to create hydrogen peroxide, a potent killer of cancer cells.
  • Various studies illustrate the importance of IV vitamin C as an adjunct to cancer care.

[16:55] Humans’ Inability to Produce Vitamin C

  • We cannot make our vitamin C because of a mutation in the L-gluconolactone oxidase gene.
  • This gene is responsible for converting glucose to ascorbic acid.
  • There is a misconception that taking vitamin C is a one-and-done scenario.
  • When you are sick, the body’s need for vitamin C goes up.
  • You must take vitamin C at specific dosages and frequencies to maintain adequate levels in the body.

[21:53] Oxygen Deficiency in Cancer

  • Lack of oxygen is the starting point of cancer.
  • In the absence of oxygen, hypoxia induction factor (HIF) triggers cells to shift back to glycolysis, drastically decreasing the number of energy molecules we produce.
  • The body starts cannibalising itself to provide sugar to the cancer cells, creating the early signs of cancer: profound fatigue and cachexia.
  • Vitamin C suppresses HIF.

[28:33] Finding a Doctor Who Knows the Protocol

  • Go to the local health food store or find people who are recognised in the area of nutrition.
  • Some doctors who follow the Riordan protocol keep a low profile so as not to get in trouble with the medical board or get into a political battle.
  • Intravenous vitamin C is a tremendous synergistic adjunct to natural methods of helping the body heal itself.

[34:46] Use of Vitamin C in Chronic Illness Care

  • Most chronic illnesses are mitochondrial dysfunction diseases.
  • Vitamin C would be a rescue molecule for threats to life.
  • It works holistically and goes to the very heart of mitochondrial repair.
  • Oral vitamin C would have to be taken frequently throughout the day to get high enough levels in the blood.

[38:29] Liposomal vs Normal Vitamin C

  • Liposomal vitamin C is packed with phospholipids and omega-6.
  • The advantage of liposomal forms is that they get into the lymphatics faster and do not cause an upset stomach. Omega-6, however, can cause mitochondrial dysfunction.
  • You can dose 100 to 150 grams of sodium ascorbate orally without causing diarrhea.

[34:46] Why Is Vitamin C Given at Low Doses?

  • Doctors are afraid high doses of vitamin C will cause renal stones or dysfunction.
  • Vitamin C does not cause kidney stones, but having a history of renal stones will not stop its formation.
  • Vitamin C is metabolised to oxalate, but you have to have an excess of calcium in the kidneys for oxalate to combine with it and form stones.

[52:51] Oxidative Basis of Disease

  • The reduction is the process of donating electrons; oxidation is the process of removing electrons.
  • There is a dynamic balance in electron flow when we are healthy.
  • When there is injury, oxidation is a signal to start the healing process.
  • Oxidation is not necessarily harmful. However, when it is out of balance, it can cause chronic infections, abscesses and sepsis.

[54:55] Vitamin C in Redox Medicine

  • IV vitamin C continuously gives electrons.
  • Glutathione also donates electrons. But when it does, it becomes oxidised and can no longer function. Therefore, IV vitamin C works better.
  • Our red blood cells have a redox system to rejuvenate vitamin C, but it is very slow.
  • You need to get vitamin C through your diet and intravenously to take in large amounts during emergencies.
  • It has a short half-life and must be supplemented orally three to four times a day.

[59:33] When Can Endurance Athletes Take Vitamin C?

  • Some endurance runners take too many antioxidants to gear up their body and become stronger. However, this is an inappropriate way to use antioxidants.
  • Let the injury occur first and take vitamin C after for recovery.

7 Powerful Quotes from This Episode

‘Vitamin C is probably, as one friend of Dr Riordan said, the most interesting molecule in the world and does things that no other molecule can do’.

‘This is why we're seeing these incredible death tolls is because, once again, vitamin C has not been recognised even though the International Orthomolecular Association has put out several studies and protocols that would work and would really solve the crisis very quickly if they would start using vitamin C’.

‘Science is not about belief. Science is about trying things and trying to see how things work and what we can do, especially in the field of medicine. If it can save a life, do it’.

‘I don't want people to think that if you don't have access to intravenous vitamin C, you're out of luck. I think it's just a matter of learning to dose yourself more frequently if you've got a chronic illness’.

‘All progress in medicine is met with resistance. It's not just vitamin C. Anything new, unless it's a big profit maker in the realm of something that people already know, then it can weave through fairly quickly. But if it's something that's really original and unique in the realm of medical thought, it's a huge, huge battle to get something new in’.

‘We cannot win politically; we cannot win economically. The only way we can win is if we completely show that the science does play out accurately and people do live better, longer. They get better faster’.

‘It's not that all oxidation is bad and all antioxidants is good. It's the cycles that occur within the body that are part of life and you just need to learn how to nuance your supplementation so that you get the best results’.

About Dr Ron

Dr Ron Hunninghake or Dr Ron, as patients fondly refer to him, is a family medicine doctor. He began his career as a small-town doc in Minneapolis, Kansas, where he first started teaching clinic-based wellness. Later, he joined nearby Salina Family Physicians and was instrumental in founding WellPlan, a comprehensive lifestyle modification program.

Seeking even greater involvement in helping patients learn innovative ways to rebuild and maintain their health, he joined the Riordan Clinic in 1989 as its medical doctor.

Following in the footsteps of Dr Hugh Riordan after the clinic founder’s untimely death in 2005, Dr Ron set about articulating the Riordan approach in seven core precepts:

  1. The primacy of the doctor/patient relationship
  2. Identify and correct the underlying causes.
  3. Characterise the biochemical uniqueness of the patient as co-learner.
  4. Care for the whole person.
  5. Let food be thy medicine.
  6. Cultivate healthy reserves.
  7. The healing power of nature

In addition to his full-time practice as a holistic medical doctor at the Riordan Clinic, Dr Ron has made multiple trips to Japan, Spain, Ecuador, Columbia, New Zealand, Canada and South Korea to lecture on the Riordan IVC protocol for cancer.

Here at the Riordan Clinic, he has presented more than 300 lectures dealing with all facets of nutrition, lifestyle and optimal health. He has co-authored three books on subjects including inflammation, energy-boosting supplements and how to stop pre-diabetes.

You may contact Dr Ron through Riordan Clinic or contact him at +1 316-682-3100 on Mondays, 4:30 to 5 PM, CST.

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