Updated: Jun 22
I haven't written a blog entry response to the Covid-19 "pandemic" yet. On an orthomolecular farm, one that uses no agricultural chemicals, and no pharmaceutical products with animals or farmers, we have a different perspective on viruses, and thus our response to this situation is going to be counter to what is generally propagating. It might be uncomfortable to read, but healing is not necessarily comfortable...
I'm not known for doing what everyone else is doing, but responding the Covid-19 seems like it might be valuable to some who read this blog. So here's my contribution to the Covid story, and. be assured, as you read it, that you can take it (which means proving it) or leave it.
First a little history...
Vitamin C Mutants!
In 1979, Irwin Stone published a paper, a medical hypothesis, that's indexed in PubMed titled Homo Sapiens Ascorbicus, a Biochemically Corrected Robust Human Mutant. Stone had been researching and publishing papers on vitamin C for decades, and personally was taking lots of vitamin C in an attempt to match the levels he knew that animals make in their bodies continuously. He and his wife had been in a head-on collision years earlier where he had broken most of his bones. Both had been taking many grams of vitamin C daily, and, to the surprise of medics that arrived on the scene, neither were in shock when the ambulance arrived. He was told that he would never walk again, but he was fully recovered and walking in 3 months, and he attributed that to his taking 50-60 grams of vitamin C a day while in the hospital. Stone and his wife had both experienced being the robust human mutants that he described in his paper.
A goat our size, when under stress, can produce up to 100 grams of vitamin C, converting glucose, blood sugar, to ascorbate all day. Humans produce none, but we have the same mammalian cells as a goat and the same need for ascorbate, according to Stone. Stone called ascorbate "the healing factor" and he and other vitamin C researchers felt that calling ascorbate a "vitamin" did not adequately describe its necessity in helping humans prevent and heal from disease and injury.
Orthomolecular vs Pharma
Double Nobel Laureate, Linus Pauling, coined the term "orthomolecular" in 1968 in an article he published in the journal "Science" which was titled "Orthomolecular Psychiatry". In 1970, he wrote a book titled "Vitamin C and the Common Cold." In it is a chapter where he criticizes the pharmaceutical industry of the time for selling toxic chemicals as cold remedies when all humanity needed to know was that they needed to take high levels of ascorbate to neutralize viral infections. His colleague at Stanford, Dr. Robert Cathcart, ended up showing us that any viral infection could be addressed by raising the ascorbate level in the body high enough. So viruses, even viral pneumonia, handled by people who are "skilled at taking vitamin C" as Cathcart said, were a non issue. Essentially Cathcart showed that, to the robust human mutant called Homo Sapiens Ascorbicus, viruses are a non-issue.
Also by the 1970's, the pharmaceutical industry had taken over the governments of the world, the mass media, and had a huge influence on the information distributed through our educational systems. They had essentially programmed humanity into building a dependency on their industry and products. They took control of both sides of every argument, arguing that vitamin C was important for every human, and that everyone needed to take vitamin C daily in mg quantities and propagated rumors about the dangers of overdosing vitamin C. Mainstream medicine marginalized the information that Pauling was trying to get out, shoved his message off into a hidden corner, and those of us who grew up in the 60's and 70's simply weren't trained to understand vitamin C and our human need for vitamin C. We were thus trapped in a model that had been obsoleted by Pauling and his orthomolecular colleagues, and the model we were trapped in did not lead us to optimal health for ourselves or our children, even though it claimed to offer solutions.
Fortunately, Orthomolecular Medicine continued to develop out of sight, in the background, and it continued to evolve and heal people with nutrients. Today, it is emerging as a full-fledged branch of medicine that is a serious competitor to the dominant pharmaceutical medicine model, because many of the treatments are effective at relieving disease in a few hours or even a few minutes, as in the case of using vitamin C in a nebulizer for lung issues like asthma. And it's very easy to prove that any human can take a few grams of vitamin C every 15 minutes or 30 minutes during a day and shut down a virus.
Somewhat battered by the dominant "health-care" paradigm, Kira and I came at livestock farming with a commitment to living in a new paradigm: being pharmaceutical free and chemical free in all of our farming and living methods. We had knowledge and experience using vitamin C when we moved to this farm. We had already used it for things like shutting down viral pneumonia and eliminating Kira's dependency on epi-pens when she got stung by a wasp, and we used it to help a horse heal a broken hip bone. I had personally shut down many colds and other viruses in a day or two and was discovering how I could prevent sunburn using Vitamin C and E. We kept my handicapped son Cameron going for years beyond his life expectancy by high dosing him with vitamin C when he had respiratory issues. We already, at that time, had one grandchild, Helios, who was a vitamin C baby, and since then more vitamin C baby grandkids have been born.
Each of these cascading experiences are powerful revelations on our journey to a new paradigm based on truth. Through our personal experiences, and by contrasting our gullibility earlier in life with the dramatic health benefits we realized and observed by high dosing vitamin C, we had come to one, single, conclusion...
We Are Immersed In Lies
When a steer suddenly goes blind and starts walking in circles, its nervous system is shutting down and it is about to die. This is called "circling disease" and one cause is known to be listeriosis, an infection of listeria bacteria that inflames the covering of the cow brain, similar to meningitis in humans. A couple winters after we started here, one of our steers presented with these symptoms. It was suddenly blind and walking in circles. The internet was helpful in diagnosing the problem, and it also informed me that the steer was going to die without massive high-powered antibiotics. And even then it was likely to die after an expensive visit from the vet to get those drugs.
A vet visit is not generally an option here, so equipped with my understanding of vitamin C as a powerful anti-inflammatory, I put the steer in the barn and gave it high doses of vitamin C, working toward one gram per pound of weight per day, an oral dose that Cathcart showed will treat very serious conditions in humans. The steer was recovered and normal by the end of the afternoon (it didn't take a gram per lb). I kept the steer on high doses of vitamin C for a couple more days, and then let it out to pasture. It was not dead, but rather, it was fine.
Over and over, we repeat these methods with animals and humans on the farm. We tell other farmers about them and they try them and, if they do them correctly, they repeat the results. Over the years, the issues here are fewer and any that arise, like the calf we had few weeks ago with a lumpy cheek issue that looked like the fatal disease called calf diptheria, are easily addressed using high-dose nutrients. Very little of the mainstream advice about how to deal with animal issues or illness applies on this farm. The standard info all involves things like vaccines, antibiotics or other pharma chemicals that we never use. We use minerals and nutrients. That's all we have in our toolbox, and we can solve just about any issue with those tools.
As Orthomolecular practitioners with extensive experience dealing with all kinds of animal and human health issues now, we are simply not impressed by the mainstream misinformation. We have been telling people that we are immersed in lies for years: lies about raw milk being dangerous, lies about food additives being safe, lies and obfuscation about nutrients, lies about vaccines being safe and useful, and lies by omission about the importance and power of a balanced microbiome in the soil, plants, animals, and humans. When you have proven for yourself the truth, the lies have no traction and they get no respect. We have become, essentially, immune to the lies.
A New Farmer Species
I titled this blog entry "Covid vs Homo Sapiens Ascorbicus" because I think one of the main things we've proven over the years and continue to prove daily is Irwin Stone's hypothesis. On this farm, we strive to match the levels of vitamin C in our bodies that animals produce. In doing so, we have become the robust human mutants that Irwin Stone predicted was possible all the way back in 1979. The reason we don't worry about viruses, even novel viruses, is because they don't affect the animals here and they just don't affect the homo sapiens ascorbicus farmers that we have become.
On top of that, the abundance of raw milk available here and the positive impact that raw milk has on microbial balance of the farm and all the foods that come from the farm all have accelerated our transformation into this new robust, mutant farmer species.
Mask-free, Gloves-free, Purel-free
To the robust mutant, I have to say that the world has looked very strange for a long time, way before the covid craze. Out in the world, back when we were original-recipe homo sapiens, we were downing food additives like polysorbate-80 (an emulsifier) in processed foods and injecting the same additive in vaccines to "boost" the immunity of our children and open up their blood brain barriers to the flow of more toxins. Now, as transformed mutants, we no longer buy into the logic behind these practices. Homo sapiens ascorbicus aren't affected by, and certainly don't fear, viruses. So using pharmaceutical products to alter our immune systems or the immune systems of our animals won't make any sense, ever.
Although we are here to serve many homo sapiens friends and families, we really can't comply with unconstitutional dictates like masks, gloves, and purel to avoid a disease that will never affect us. We know how to prevent viral infection using vitamin C, and we even understand that high dosing vitamin C will protect us from the carcinogenic "sanitation" products being sprayed and spred freely now from shopping cart to shopping cart, on plexiglass and pin pads, and airborne in the stores that we must frequent in our quest to recruit and transform new homo sapiens ascorbici.
So if you see a maskless farmer in the crowd, you may be looking at one of the new robust mutants.
A New Model
One of the founding quotes of our farm is from Buckminster Fuller, who was a brilliant contemporary of Linus Pauling and his colleagues. Bucky said:
"You never change things by fighting against the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the old model obsolete."
For the last decade, we have been busy building a reality, a farm share owner community, that we prefer to live in, one that better fits our robust mutant transformation. In observing the happenings of the past few months, it seems that the existing reality, which is currently dominated by homo sapiens (original-recipe), is failing and fading away into fear and overdue obsolescence.
The new model is ours for the building, and the new model will be occupied by fearless mutants of the species homo sapiens ascorbicus and many others who, in their own way, have transcended the histeria of the mainstream narrative.
So that's my response to Covid-19. If you haven't already figured out your relationship to Ascorbic Acid, the healing factor, Vitamin C, ascorbate, you might want to. It will change your life. However, be aware that you may become a robust human mutant as well and you may find yourself with a naked face in a crowd of masked homo-sapiens who live in a different reality.
I will write another blog entry later this week that is more of a farm update about all of the amazing abundance we see emerging from our remote canyon in the middle of Oregon. Right now, I have cows, hogs, and chickens to get fed and comfortable, and a delivery truck engine to put back together.