ROBERT F. CATHCART III, M.D.
ALLERGY, ENVIRONMENTAL & ORTHOMOLECULAR MEDICINE
127 SECOND STREET, SUITE 4
LOS ALTOS, CALIFORNIA 94022
FAX (650) 949-5083
I have treated a number of patients with the mumps and the disease is always ameliorated or cured by massive doses of ascorbic acid orally or sodium ascorbate intravenously. In children the disease is usually mild but can cause deafness. Particularly in adults, it can cause , meningitis, a swelling of the testicles or ovaries and, rarely, death.. All of these complications result when free radicals get out of hand in the affected tissues. Even the usual swelling of the parotid glands is mediated by free radicals. All of this can be prevented by forcing electrons onto the affected tissues, forcing a reducing redox potential onto the affected tissues. The trouble is that these massive doses of ascorbate will ameliorate all acute infectious disease and so be a financial disaster for the drug industry.
In case one is interested in exactly how to do this read the article on how to titrate to bowel tolerance with ascorbic acid or in the more serious cases try to get a physician to give intravenous sodium ascorbate in large doses. In serious cases in adults the dose should start with 60 grams of sodium ascorbate intravenously given in 4 hours. If that rate does not decrease the symptoms but is well tolerated, increase the rate of administration. Ascorbic acid should be given orally, if tolerated, to bowel tolerance at the same time. When the intravenous is no longer necessary, continue with the ascorbic acid orally until completely well. With children, teenagers will take adult doses and smaller children will take ascorbate proportional to their weight. Actually, usually children will tolerate ascorbate proportionally to their weight at a little higher amount than adults.
Physicians who might help with intravenous ascorbate may be found at: http://www.acam.org/dr_search/index.php
They can brace all they want but what they will not do is use massive doses of ascorbate. Viva la profits of the drug industry, to hell with the patients.
Last Updated June 23, 2006
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