Monthly Archives: February 2012

JACK CARTIER

In the winter of 1534-1535, the French explorer Jack Cartier tried to survive and expedition in North America with a crew of more than one hundred men. In the course of the three voyages, Cartier exploring about the Gulf of … Continue reading

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ANNEDA

Then Cartier came across an Indian who explained to what could be done about his ailment. He directed the Frenchman towards a tree which he identified with the name “Anneda.” He explained how you could concot an extract from the … Continue reading

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VITAMIN C

Hand in hand with the growth of scientific developments in biochemistry, twentieth century researchers tried to find out what the particular anti-scurvy substance or substances were in fresh fruits and vegetables. An enormous Nobel Prize winning achievement was made; when … Continue reading

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DREADED SCURVY

At the time of explorers like Cartier, scurvy was a dreaded problem.  People called it “the big disease”. Today we know that no consuming fresh fruits or vegetables for over two months completely exhausts the body’s vitamin C supply, causing … Continue reading

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REMAINING UNEXPLAINED QUESTIONS

Although the relationships between ascorbic acid and scurvy had been well established, certain questions remained unexplained. During all of the experimental research done with ascorbic acid on animals in the early years, it appeared that totally purified or synthetically made … Continue reading

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