It was discovered 235 years ago that Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, which is closely linked to Acute Infantile Scurvy, is preventable in nearly all cases.
Dr. James Lind: Eliminated S.I.D.S. in 1774
In 1774, Dr. James Lind, a Scottish physician in the British Navy, conducted experiments concluding that citrus fruits were a cure for 'scurvy'. He wrote the following about scurvy (vitamin C deficiency):
"Persons that appear to be but slightly scorbutic are apt to be suddenly and unexpectedly seized with some of its worst symptoms. Their dropping down dead upon an exertion of their strength or change of air is not easily foretold."
The resemblance between these symptoms and S.I.D.S. is not merely coincidental. While the name, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is relatively new; this identifiable pattern of sudden death has been around for a long time, and the methods of preventing it were known in centuries past.
Dr. Archie Kalokerinos volunteered to undertake the mission of reducing the rate of S.I.D.S. amongst aboriginal people in the opal mining region of Australia. At the time, approximately 50% of all aboriginal infants died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. He found that almost all of them were terribly deficient in vitamin C, so he provided them supplementation. None of the infants died from S.I.D.S following that. He later wrote the book, Every Second Child, about his experience, alongside the Nobel Prize winner, Linus Pauling.
The good doctor went on tour with other doctors throughout the United States, in an attempt to spread the word about the true cause of S.I.D.S.. They were ignored by the medical establishment, because the cure was non-pharmaceutical. As a result, about 8 babies die each day from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
All deceased S.I.D.S. victims who are tested for vitamin C deficiency show only trace levels of this vital nutrient.
Dr. Kalokerinos also noted that many of the aboriginal babies died directly after receiving vaccines. He blamed this on the amount of extra sodium ascorbate (vitamin C) that their bodies needed to counteract the toxic effects of vaccines. He recognized that massive amounts of vitamin C are utilized whenever someone is sick, or when his immune system is otherwise aggravated. Vaccines are designed specifically to aggravate the immune system in order to trigger an immuno-response.
Whilst in the womb, a baby needs vitamin C to aid in development, and pre-birth vitamin C helps prevent the future onset of S.I.D.S.. Even after birth, most infants desperately need the natural vitamins found in breast milk; at least in the beginning. Nutritional deficiencies place infants at risk of developmental problems and infantile death. Formulas are not a healthy alternative. The inability of manufacturers to properly mimic human breast milk and vitamins is shown in the long-term reduced immune systems of children fed infant formulas. The nutritional deficiencies caused by infant formulas vastly increases the likelihood of childhood health disasters, such as S.I.D.S..
Many scientists, especially those from New Zealand, have partially blamed mattresses for the modern epidemic of Cot Deaths. Since the 1950's, mattresses have been doused with arsenic, phosphorus, and antimony to make them flame retardant. A fungus that grows inside mattresses (Scopulariopsis Brevicaulis) can cause these poisons to become airborne in gas emissions, resulting in sudden halts to the central nervous systems of infants. It is a sound hypothesis considering the constant drooling of infants, combined with their tendency to place everything in their mouths, and their overall exaggerated vulnerability to toxins. It means that we have yet another thing to thank the chemo-pharmaceutical industry for unleashing upon us. Never mind that they had already played a role in covering-up the natural method for preventing almost all infant deaths.
New Zealand manufacturers created specially formulated mattresses for infants to sleep on, which eliminate the risks of fungi and chemical poisons. No infant has ever died from S.I.D.S. whilst sleeping on these mattresses. Of course, New Zealand also has not adopted the huge vaccination rates that the U.S.A. has, nor are its foods so depleted of nutrients, nor are its foods laden with chemically engineered toxins: all of which the body needs vitamin C to cope with. New Zealand is not ranked 38th in the world by the World Health Organization either, like the United States is.
Mattresses can obviously play a large role in the onset of S.I.D.S., but S.I.D.S. has been around since well before the 1950's, and nutrition should be the primary concern for parents. Safer (i.e. organic) materials should certainly be used, but above all, remember nutrition..Please read the Vaccine connection to prevent SIDS simple
Dr. Archie Kalokerinos wrote a book, Every Second Child, that describes his work in Australia with Vitamin C and SIDS. He treated Aboriginal women and their babies, a very high-risk group for SIDS.
The results of his work showed that not a single baby under his care died of SIDS! He feels that SIDS is a reaction to what he calls acute infantile scurvy. If you are an expectant mother, or plan to be one, it is vital that you supplement your diet with adequate Vitamin C. If a baby comes under a significant stress load, its body stores of vitamin C are used up quickly leaving a serious amd potenially life-threatening situation. It is thought that vaccinations may present an adequate stress to provoke this reaction of sudden death, which is not limited to newborns.
Dr. Frederick Klenner of North Carolina had mother's take 5-15 grams per day of vitamin C during both pregnancy and the nursing period. None of the babies in his care ever died of SIDS .
Your baby's dependence obviously continues during the nursing period. If you plan to use a commercial formula, I strongly recommend that you mix Vitamin C powder in the formula to increase your babies Vitamin C intake.
To figure out how to do this, you might shoot for a Vitamin C level of around 50mg/bottle. If your baby drinks ten bottles a day, that would work out to 500mg/day, which would be fine. You will need to be sensitive to how much your baby can tolerate.
As an example, if you buy canisters of powder, figure out how many "bottles" are in a canister. Multiply this number by 50. This will tell you how much C to add to the canister. Since vitamin C powder contains about 5000mg per teaspoon, divide your last figure by 5000 and this is the number of measuring teaspoons of C to mix into your dry formula.