I got a message from a very kind reader, letting me know that doses of vitamin C larger than 125 mg couldn’t be absorbed by the body. I’ve heard this, and I’ve also heard the opposite. Although years ago I was a stubborn skeptic when it came to the need for vitamins and supplements, seeing improvements in my dogs when I supplemented their diets led me to experiment on myself, and I could swear that when I take huge doses of C, I can power right through an incipient illness.
And as I thought about my reader’s message, I realized something very new and surprising about Grace today.
I’ve started to wonder whether this blog has special powers. I write things, and almost immediately they get proven wrong. I told you how great my washing machine is, and within days, it started to leak. I told you that Grace’s congestion wasn’t improving, and damned if today she hasn’t coughed or snorted once. She still sounds a little stuffed up, but there’s nothing ooey gooey for me to wipe, and she simply isn’t coughing today. Was it our lovely bath? Some effect of the humidity, maybe? Or is it the vitamin C kicking in? I just don’t know.
The most remarkable thing of all is this: until I’d read the article at the link below, a half hour or so ago, I had no idea that vitamin C might help cataracts. But for at least a week now, I’ve been staring into Grace’s eyes, asking myself, “Are you seeing things or creating your own personal reality, or is it possible that Grace’s cataracts are fading?” ‘Cause it really, really looks like they are. Her eyes are even reflecting differently, and also I’ve felt that part of the reason she’s moving so much quicker lately is simply because she can see better. She’s been buzzing around today, more confidently than ever, and incidentally just demolished a big dinner, and I suppose I will be happy and grateful and leave the hows and whys for another day. In the meantime, here’s a link to the article. I think there’s probably a bit of bias here, too much fervor, perhaps, but I tend to think the quotes from Linus Pauling are accurate, and very interesting.