“Now I’ve got to the point where I think we can get almost complete control of cardiovascular disease, heart attacks and strokes. The proper use of vitamin C and lysine can can prevent cardiovascular disease and even CURE it.”[Linus Pauling, 1994 Interview]

According to one of the world’s most highly regarded scientists , we human beings no longer have to fear premature death or heart attack caused by progressive cardiovascular disease (CVD), undergo heart by-pass surgery or angioplasty, or suffer the chest pain of Angina Pectoris.

The medicinal substances involved are not drugs. The two primary ingredients of the Linus Pauling invention are both required in some daily amount for life itself. The great benefit comes from taking these two completely non-toxic substances in amounts much larger than one normally consumes in the diet.

Linus Pauling did not make this claim lightly, although he made it without fanfare. Pauling waited until after careful experiments at his institute confirmed the Lp(a)/vitamin C connection.

No one in the medical community denies (at least publicly) that the Pauling Therapy works, in theory or in practice. We believe it can prevent the build-up of atheroslcerotic plaque, or even reduce existing plaques in most people in a matter of weeks. If the experience of the past few years with the many so-called “terminal” heart disease patients who contact this web site is any guide, melting plaque is not dangerous.

The story of the century?

The details of this amazing discovery, its suppression by medical authorities, elements of the United States government and other governments, and the mainstream press, are described on these web pages. You can also view a Linus Pauling lecture on video tape. Pauling explains how you can return your cardiovascular health, safely, without surgery.

Thanks to medical science, it is now possible for cardiovascular disease patients to live a more healthful future; free of pain and symptoms of their former cardiovascular illness. An extraordinary claim. A claim unknown to most doctors, but one those suffering severe disease can verify for themselves in a few weeks.

This is not a hoax. The “quackbusters” have fought long and hard to keep you from seeing this information.

Naturally, no government agency has sanctioned these remarks……

“If you are at risk of heart disease, or if there is a history of heart disease in your family, if your father or other members of the family died of a heart attack or stroke or whatever, or if you have a mild heart attack yourself then you had better be taking vitamin C and Lysine.” [Linus Pauling, 1994 interview]

The Pauling Therapy for Heart Disease (1994)

The Pauling Therapy consists of two substances that inhibit the binding of lipoprotein(a). Pauling’s specific treatment recommendation for the lipoprotein(a) problem is as follows:


Agent 1                                         Agent 2

Vitamin C (3-6 gm)                   L-Lysine (3-6 gm)

Both ingredients are required in the daily diet for life itself. Neither has any known toxic dose. These amounts Pauling recommended are needed to increase blood serum levels to therapeutic levels.


In 1986, the late American scientist, two time Nobel prize winner, and humanitarian, Linus Pauling wrote:

“Hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent by the National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association, and other agencies in support of studies of cardiovascular disease in relation to LDL and HDL cholesterol, triglycerides, saturated fats, and unsaturated fats. Very little attention has been paid to vitamin C and other vitamins. I think that these agencies have been betting on the wrong horse.

“It is fortunate that vitamin C is not a drug ­ it is an orthomolecular substance, normally present in the human body and required for life, and it has extremely low toxicity. You do not need to have a physician’s prescription or the approval of the medical establishment to use it in the best way to improve your health and to prevent heart disease. Your knowledge may even be greater and your judgment better than theirs.”[Pauling, How to Live Longer and Feel Better, 1986]

Eight years later, in 1994 after experiments at the Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine, Pauling announced that in his opinion:


It is now well established that lipoprotein(a) cholesterol, or Lp(a) for short, binds to the Lysine Binding Site (LBS). Linus Pauling explained:

“Knowing that lysyl residues are what causes lipoprotein(a) to get stuck to the wall of the artery and form atherosclerotic plaques, any physical chemist would say at once that the thing to do is prevent that by putting the amino acid lysine in the blood to a greater extent than it is normally. You need lysine to be alive, it is essential, you have to get about 1 gram a day to keep in protein balance, but you can take lysine, pure lysine, a perfectly non toxic substance in food , as pills, which puts extra lysine molecules in the blood. They enter into competition with the lysyl residues on the wall of arteries and accordingly count to prevent Lp(a) from being deposited, or even will work to pull it loose and destroy atherosclerotic plaques [Linus Pauling, JON, Aug 1994].”

This information, so far, has been ignored by the medical journals and national media.

During the last few years of his life, Pauling lectured on this monumental development. His words, published in 1994, bear repeating. After crucial animal experiments were conducted at his institute, he stated unequivocally:

“Now I’ve got to the point where I think we can get almost complete control of cardiovascular disease, heart attacks and strokes. The proper use of vitamin C and lysine can can prevent cardiovascular disease and even cure it.” [L. Pauling, 1994]


The Pauling therapy is drug free and safe on the basis of what is known. However, our medical doctors need to know more. Does it really work? In all cases?

The current system is designed to ascertain the safety and efficacy of “drugs.” There are no established medical research processes or procedures to evaluate “non drug” remedies, and with good reason. There is little evidence that vital substances required for life in small amounts can have great therapeutic effects in larger amounts. The medical scientific establishment, to put it simply, doesn’t know how to evaluate the claim you are reading about.

It stands to reason that any safe heart disease therapy, no matter how low the probable success rate, should be vigorously investigated. Hundreds of thousands of people world wide might benefit. If only ten to 20 heart by pass operations are avoided, the savings is a million dollars.


But wait a minute!? Anecdotal and empirical experience over the last two years matches Pauling’s own experience as described on the video. Heart patients declared terminally ill with no more medical options, tell us the same thing. All have said that they experienced a remarkable recovery from the Pauling multiple gram therapy. An apparent outright cure invented by the only person ever to win two unshared Nobel Prizes: world famous chemist Linus Pauling. (Even CVD patients who had not been declared terminal by their MDs claim great benefit.)

While reasonable souls do not expect 100% success for any therapy, more than 9 out of 10 reports match Pauling’s initial experience as described on his video.

Maybe Linus Pauling was right? Maybe Heart Disease in humans is caused by a chronic Vitamin C deficiency!?!

That’s right. Many of these former heart patients had been declared beyond hope … at least according to their MDs… Surgery was no longer an option… As luck would have it, they found this internet page…

Drug free therapy aside, it is beyond comprehension that no scientific studies can either refute or support Linus Pauling’s specific claim of a cure for heart disease. (Apparently, the march of science these days depends on expected monetary returns.)

Read the above paragraph again. Pauling made his pronouncement in 1993/1994. (If you are getting a headache, you are not alone. This is difficult to believe.)

Recently, the United States government, National Institutes of Health, rejected a proposal to study this claim.

If the NIH/Government sponsored a good study, the outcome could potentially stop about 900,000 heart operations and angioplasties (of the 1 million U.S. operations currently.) This creates a strong vested interest opposing such a study.


Albert Szent­Gyorgyi, M.D., Ph.D., Nobel Laureate

My own interest in ascorbic acid centered around its role in vegetable respiration and defense mechanisms. All the same, I always had the feeling that not enough use was made of it for supporting human health. The reasons are rather complex. The medical profession itself took a very narrow and wrong view. Lack of ascorbic acid caused scurvy, so if there was no scurvy there was no lack of ascorbic acid. Nothing could be clearer than this. The only trouble was that scurvy is not a first symptom of lack but a final collapse, a premortal syndrome, and there is a very wide gap between scurvy and full health. But nobody knows what full health is!”

Irwin Stone from THE HEALING FACTOR: Vitamin C Against Disease

“We can surmise that the production of ascorbic acid was an early accomplishment of the life process because of its wide distribution in nearly all present­day living organisms. It is produced in comparatively large amounts in the simplest plants and the most complex; it is synthesized in the most primitive animal species as well as in the most highly organized. Except possibly for a few microorganisms, those species of animals that cannot make their own ascorbic acid are the exceptions and require it in their food if they are to survive. Without it, life cannot exist. Because of its nearly universal presence in both plants and animals we can also assume that its production was well organized before the time when evolving life forms diverged along separate plant and animal lines.”

Dr. Emanuel Cheraskin, Dr. Ringsdorf and Dr. Sisley from THE VITAMIN C CONNECTION

“There are more than ten thousand published scientific papers that make it quite clear that there is not one body process (such as what goes on inside cells or tissues) and not one disease or syndrome (from the common cold to leprosy) that is not influenced ­ directly or indirectly ­ by vitamin C.”

Yet there is an inexplicable void about vitamin C in typical “pre­med” textbooks. It is a fact that one Biochemistry text book (e.g. the one used at Illinois Benedictine) does not have a single entry in its index for vitamin c, ascorbate or ascorbic acid (the technical name for vitamin C)!?

This can be verified by examining the text BIOCHEMISTRY by Mary K. Campbell, Copyright 1991 by Saunders College Publishing, ISBN 0­03­052213­7

E. Cheraksin, M.D., D.M.D., in his recent book VITAMIN C: Who Needs IT? makes a similar point on page 98:

“So, what do the experts tell us about a vitamin C connection in the control of sugar metabolism?

We turned to five of the leading textbooks dealing with diabetes mellitus published during the last five years. Would you believe? There was not one word indicating any connection ­ or a lack of correlation ­ between ascorbic acid and carbohydrate metabolism!

This is even more incomprehensible when one realizes that reviews of the literature as far back as 1940 showed that blood sugar can be predictably reduced with intravenous ascorbate.”


“It is interesting to note that surgery entered the modern world as a very disreputable procedure, little better in the eyes of medical orthodoxy than the herbalists or quacks with whom it competed for the same lower-class clientele. Surgeons could not write prescriptions, for example, without the countersignature of a physician, nor could they perform operations except in the presence of a licensed physician.” Ralph Moss, THE CANCER INDUSTRY, Equinox Press, Brooklyn, NY.

We agree with Dr. Whitaker that the money involved has corrupted the heart surgery industry. According to Dr. Julian Whitaker in his newsletter that reportedly reaches over 500,000 people:

“A good example of this is angioplasty, in which a balloon on the tip of a catheter is used to open blockages. In my opinion, there is never a reason for anyone to have an angioplasty. It is a dangerous procedure looking desperately for validation. Whenever it is compared to a non surgical therapy­and there have been very few of these studies­patients treated with angioplasty virtually always fare worse. There is a higher death rate, higher heart attack rate and, in general, a higher repeat surgery rate. This procedure will, in my opinion, always be an unproven, expensive and dangerous gimmick that became an accepted therapy based on self­serving “presumption” only. Bypass surgery may be helpful for some patients, but it should not be used as the first treatment, and clearly not in mild heart attack patients. Medication, dietary and lifestyle changes, plus nutritional supplements are more effective approaches” [J. Whitaker, MD]


Names and telephone numbers of outstanding physicians and other health professionals from across the USA who are familiar with the Pauling/Rath lipoprotein(a) discovery and other alternative heart disease therapy.

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1951 Canadian cardiologist Dr. J. C. Patterson reports that more than 80% of his heart disease patients have low vitamin C levels compared to other patients.

1954 Dr. G. C. Willis shows that vitamin C supplementation can reduce arterial deposits. Makes first claim that atherosclerosis is reversible.

1960s Biochemist Irwin Stone and others recommend increased dietary vitamin C supplementation to improve health.

1967 Boris Sokoloff studies 1­3 gm vitamin C on 60 over age 60 with CVD. Not a single vascular event during the year long study period when 6­12 were expected.

1970 Dr. Linus Pauling publishes his first book on vitamin C.

1970s Vitamin C consumption in the U.S. rises by 300%. Mortality from heart disease decreases by 30% in the U.S. ­ the only country with a significant drop in heart disease fatalities.

1986 Dr. Pauling summarizes the evidence for vitamin C against heart disease and other diseases in his book “How to Live Longer and Feel Better”, which becomes a bestseller.

1989 Dr. Rath and Dr. Pauling discover that optimum dietary vitamin C prevents the deposition of lipoprotein(a) in artery walls.

1991 Dr. Rath and Dr. Pauling publish “Solution to the Puzzle of Human Cardiovascular Disease”. This scientific paper explains (a) that vitamin C deficiency is the direct and most frequent cause of heart attacks, (b) how plasma risk factors lead to atherosclerotic deposits in arterial walls, (c) why humans suffer from heart attack and stroke but rarely from failure of other organs, and (d) why animal species who are able to produce their own vitamin C in the body do not develop heart disease.

1992 Dr. Enstrom and colleagues (UCLA) show, in over 11,000 Americans, that increased intake of vitamin C reduces the death rate from heart disease by nearly half and prolongs life for more than six years.

1993 At age 92 Pauling tapes video lecture on Heart Disease.

1998 The Vitamin C Foundation submits grant proposal to U.S. National Institutes of Health to study Pauling’s claim.


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