ust to let you know that I was interviewed today by the Tv show "Today Tonight"
The current affairs show is on channel 7 and it is a good news story about our garden and why I am a keen vegetable grower, they will also be featuring Jeremy Cordeux`s garden and Steve Hailstone. My new blog will be promoted on Today Tonight face book page which is great! The show will be aired on Monday 22nd April (unless they change this) and will be advertised on the weekend, you can probably view it on their website.
Higher primates (including humans) and guinea pigs cannot make vitamin c and so it must be ingested daily.
I believe that we should get most of our vitamins and minerals from food and vitamin supplements are only for supplementation to an already excellent diet. We are not always perfect (including myself!) nor can we always rely on the nutrient content in the food we buy due to freshness and farming methods so I choose to take a natural vitamin C powder made from fruit in very small amounts and I use citrus zest and lemon juice on my food to enhance my vitamin c consumption and iron absorption.
Vitamin C has been used successfully intravenously to treat cancer instead of chemotherapy by medical practitioners in the US and here is a 60 Minutes Program story about a farmer in NZ with swine flu, nearly died and Vitamin C saved his life.
Dietary C is also very important because your body will not absorb plant based iron called nonheme iron unless there is Vitamin C present in the gut at the same time. Vitamin C is very heat sensitive and is destroyed when heated above body temperature so it is important to add raw fruits or vegetables such as red capsicum, citrus, raw kale, cauliflower, strawberries, collards or sauerkraut in the same meal and always include them in your salads.