Linus Pauling

Linus PaulingIn 1954, Linus Carl Pauling (Linus Carl Pauling) received the Nobel prize for the discovery in the field of chemistry, laying the cornerstone in the Foundation of molecular biology, which is a fruitful area of science. Then he became an ardent fighter for the world against nuclear war and so convincingly played that in 1962 he was granted the second time the Nobel prize, this time for activities to strengthen the world." He paved the way for the new science, named after genetic engineering.
Near San Francisco Institute was opened in his name - the Institute of science and medicine, working mainly on the study of the influence of nutrition on health of the person and on disease prevention. There is begun, for example, the study of respiration and blood and urine composition, extremely rich in various nutrients (about 200), analyses the various elements present in the organism of the healthy and sick person. This branch of science Pauling called orthomolecular medicine, considering that the doctors underestimate her. Enumeration of the discoveries made just for them, would take too much space. They relate to areas such as the study and the role of some enzymes, the values of hemoglobin and other proteins immunology, anesthesia, mental diseases, anemia, and so on, Pauling laid the basis for further investigations in new fields of medicine, the science of nutrition, disease prevention, and so on
For each of us extremely important that Pauling, we could avoid many diseases, if properly lived and ate. Pauling he estimated that can prolong the life of 15-20 years, if we adhere to the following rules:
daily take the necessary dose of vitamin C (in reasonable limits);
every day take a certain dose of vitamin E;
to provide a certain number of other vitamins and mineral salts;
to limit your intake of carbohydrates, especially Sugars;
quitting Smoking.
Pauling argues that vitamins C and E as strong antioxidants warn aging. They not only neutralize, but also prevent the formation in the body of the free, unbound particles - free radicals, which, according to the new theory, are the cause premature aging of the organism. Their activity in our body Pauling called the "free hooliganism".
In addition, Nobel laureate emphasizes that vitamin C is the best means of protecting from common colds. It should take up to 1 g per day, and at the first signal of the disease, the doctor should prescribe the dose corresponding to the condition of the patient.
Linus Pauling in his book "the Vitamin C and the common cold" writes that vitamin C in doses of 1 to 5 grams per day can alert, and at doses of up to 15 grams per day to effectively treat a cold. He had tested it on himself and his family. After lots of research, conducted by scientists in different countries, it turned out that the intake of vitamin C every half hour 1,5 g relieves the symptoms of a cold, but not all patients. Most of us on this treatment does not respond. So think now recognized that vitamin C in the cases of the common cold is not so effective, and for patients with gout undesirable, as large doses it can increase the concentration of uric acid in our body fluids.
Pauling, and after him and other scientists have confirmed that ascorbic acid contributes to transition of iron from the gut into the blood. To do this, the body needs to 75 mg of vitamin C a day. This "assistance" is very desirable, considering the difficulties involved with the absorption of iron.
It should be noted that not the whole scientific world agrees with this point of view. However, there is no doubt that the responsibility for the prevention of a physician is providing patient's organism with all necessary for health elements. So, and vitamin C.