Are you signed up for Bredesen's study? If so, it will be interesting on the integration. I think Gundry and his approaches are complementary.
How long was your call with Gundry?
As to Vit C, a friend who is into this sent me the following the other day when I mentioned my CIMT results. I've yet to follow up and read the books or act on Levy's protocl:
Colorado cardiologist, Thomas E. Levy, MD, JD, has been writing about the importance of vitamin C as preventive for illness…. and has segments addressing arterial calcifications in his books and talks.
I recommend two of his books on C… the most recent is Primal Panacea and the other is Stop America’s #1 Killer…. He has another titled… Curing the Incurable…. which is also excellent. They all overlap somewhat but the underlying focus is that vitamin C in high enough dosing cures virtually everything and is also preventive.
In Panacea – he specifically addresses in Chapt. 4 atherosclerosis and says:
ALL coronary arterial blockages have a solitary root cause!
Then, the very newest is Death by Calcium which is also excellent and at the end, he includes observations on how vitamin C deficiencies affect health.
Dr. Levy worked as a consultant to the LivOn Laboratory people when they developed the liposomal delivery form of vitamin C… As I mentioned, most people don’t have access to the high dosing like upwards of 100,000 mg of IV C that he reports on as being highly curative so the LipoC is perfect.
I order what I call “ LipoC” from both LivOn and iHerb… and have been using it for over two years. http://www.livonlabs.com/
One packet delivers 1,000 mg of the liposomal C.
The substitution equivalencies (Lipo C equivalent to C as ascorbic acid
1,000 mg = 3,000 – 4,000 mg powder
2,000 mg = 8,000 – 10,000 mg powder
3,000 mg = 12,000 – 18,000 mg powder…. (page 133 of Primal Panacea)
Typically, no bowel tolerance issues or stomach distress.
I‘d suggest you order several boxes today…along with the books, but start taking the C immediately… while you are reading …. Never travel without it.
A tip for consuming the LipoC… Best taken on an empty stomach although apparently some say it doesn’t matter. I’d think it might.
Tear off the top of the packet. Fold in 3rds or half and squeeze the contents down into a small glass of water… I use about 3 ounces. The LipoC gel is thick and gooey… and will clump at the bottom of the glass or cup. It doesn’t taste horrible but it isn’t great tasting, either… but I ignore that as a minor.
Swirl the contents so the gel is moving in the water… and then toss it down the hatch…Cowboy Style … like you were pounding back Tequila.
Otherwise, it sticks to the cup and you have to scoop it out with your finger and then lick that off. Sometimes that happens anyway. I put in 3 packets at a time and it still works easily.
If you have the time… there are a number of Thomas Levy MD YouTube presentationshttps://www.google.com/search?q=Thomas+E+Levy+MD+YouTube&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&channel=nts
And his website is…. http://www.peakenergy.com/index.html
Lots of goodies there.
An excerpt from Death by Calcium…
The Cause of All Disease: A Unified Theory (p 329)
As mentioned at the end of the introduction, osteoporosis is really a chronic focal scurvy or severe vitamin C deficiency of the bones. And even though this book is primarily concerned with osteoporosis and the negative health consequences of calcium ingestion, the explanation of what causes osteoporosis falls quite nicely under a more general explanation of what causes all disease. Understanding these common denominators to all diseases allows for the reasoned, optimal choice of treatment for any given patient.
The clinical goal for all diseases is the same: Lessened oxidative stress in a given organ or target tissue. Clinically speaking, all diseases will respond very positively to the practical suggestions offered in Chapters 16 through 18 unless secondary organ and/or tissue damage has advanced beyond the point of allowing a reasonable measure of reversal. Minor protocol modifications are usually necessary in the treatment of different diseases, however.
In this book, he emphasis the importance of eliminating or reducing significantly the oxidative stress factor… and free radical damage … and talks about the benefits of limiting calcium influx into cells. Also covered… calcium channel blockers effectively treat many degenerative diseases and that…
“increased intracellular calcium levels are always accompanied by increased intracellular oxidative stress and are probably the primary cause for it.” Then he talks about the effectiveness of calcium channel blockers …and has a chapter on Magnesium as nature’s calcium channel blocker… which we already know about.