Tagged: Vitamin C

Vitamin C: Primal panacea? Yeah, right! - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Mar 07, 2012

Those that know me, know I regularly rant about the bastion of local journalism that is the Ponsonby News, a whopping 150 page A4 magazine which lands free in my letter box every month (except January when they take a well earned rest…), one of almost 17,000 distributed around Auckland’s inner suburbs. The Ponsonby News is essentially an enormous advertising … Read More

Reviews & IV vitamin C as treatment for severe pneumonia - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Nov 05, 2010

Recently I suggested one approach to check a claim was to look to the review literature. That article was a generalisation of what I originally wrote as a comment in reply to others’ claim that high-dose intravenous (IV) vitamin C was a sound treatment for severe pneumonia. Below is a revised and expanded version of the … Read More

Vitamin C on TV - Guest Work

Guest Author Sep 16, 2010

By Michael Edmonds Last night 60 Minutes ran another piece on intravenous vitamin C, presenting several cases where high dosage intravenous vitamin C appears to have had phenomenal effects in treating severe illness. Now we all know that correlation is not causation and science isn’t based on anecdotes, but I suspect that many New Zealanders will soon be … Read More

Clash of the anecdotes on vitamin C - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Aug 22, 2010

If you read today’s letters to the Sunday Star Times you’ll see the flip side of anecdotal evidence on the use of intravenous vitamin C to treat serious illness. The letter below illustrates well why it is potentially very dangerous when people make decisions that may impact their health based on anecdotal evidence. Miraculous recoveries and “miracle cures” get all … Read More

Vitamins and Exercise - Skepticon

Darcy Cowan Jul 31, 2009

I think it’s safe to say that in recent years the push to “Become Healthier” has become much stronger than it was previously. Statistics like 1/4 of New Zealand adults are obese and New Zealand being the “3rd Fattest” country in the world are used to promote a lifestyle that is aimed at making us [...] … Read More