Dr. Sydney Bush
Vitamin C Eye
Dr. Bush is an optometrist who discovered that the eyes are not only the window to the heart, but they can be used to monitor reversal of heart disease. He (as have many other eye doctors) has been able to measure the progression of heart disease in the retinal arteries. It is generally accepted by the medical profession that the atherosclerosis eye doctors observe in their patients cannot be reversed. It is medical dogma that arterial plaques always get worse. Dr. Bush discovered that these plaques can be made to go away quite easily! After Dr. Bush saw that it can and was being reversed in his patients on high vitamin C and other nutrients (The so-called Pauling therapy), he became intrigued, informed and tried to spread the word in Britain. He was amazed by the resistance of the medical profession, National Health Service, etc. Just like Linus Pauling before him, Bush hit a brick wall of disbelief and suppression. Dr. Bush's new book is a product of his studies into vitamin C. It is meant to expose the wealth of knowledge about vitamin C that science has uncovered, but that has been deliberately kept from the medical profession. Aimed at his fellow optometrists, but if you know someone who thrives on trivia, then 700 Vitamin C Secrets is for them! (Really 1600 tidbits!)
"In my letter of 23rd July I redefined scurvy as "Any state in which supplementary vitamin C improves the pericorneal vasculature." and this has passed without challenge. " - Sydney J. Bush, Ph.D., DOpt
700+ Vitamin C Secrets by Dr. Sydney Bush
As to lack of ability to differentiate between retinal arterioles and venules I must agree that the difference should be apparent to anyone with 6/60 in this case.
What I find noteworthy however is the degree of retinal atheroma in these images which has passed without comment. The non-surgical reversal of such atheroma by nutritional prophylactic cardioretinometry (NPCRet) is not difficult. I should also anticipate some improvements and restoration of the lumen in such cases with NPCRet.
In my letter of 23rd July I redefined scurvy as "Any state in which supplementary vitamin C improves the pericorneal vasculature." and this has passed without challenge. I should hasten to add that because scurvy exists in two forms, ephemeral and - more difficult to spot - chronic subclinical, this definition only applies to the most obvious which is the ephemeral form. Approximately ninety free radical diseases are now thought to be rooted in Chronic Subclinical Scurvy although Denham Harman, whose modesty is inversely proportional to the importance of his so fundamental free radical theory, never made a great point of this after fathering the Free Radical Theory of Aging and Disease an astonishing fifty years ago this month. Indeed, that he is still waiting for a Nobel Prize is most curious.
Because it is so difficult to diagnose, chronic subclinical scurvy is perhaps, best defined as "That state in which retinal atheroma can be proven by sequential imaging to be improved by Nutritional Prophylactic CardioRetinometry (NPCRet)."
I have not carried out any serious veterinary ophthalmological research but would welcome comments on the relative state of the retinal vessels in animals that, perhaps, like the goat, are said to produce up to 100 grams of vitamin C endogenously/day. I doubt there is any cholesterol visible in their arteries until they become old and feeble. The mouse eye is frustratingly small as a model that, tantalisingly, produces up to 20 grams/day in 70Kg terms. This animal would be interesting for it produces so much ascorbate as to be immune to the Sterne strain of respiratory anthrax.
As I stated in July; Chronic Unbalanced Circadian Atheroma is advanced as the principal aetiological factor in coronary heart disease. It is diagnosable from the retinal atheroma and any subject in the Wong presentation to whom the fundii belong, would be very suitable for NPCRet in its therapeutic form. Such cases (and I have many hundreds of such images) often belong to people with low to normal cholesterol levels for whom statins are irrelevant. Sadly, my invitations to their medical practitioners to cooperate in NPCRet are largely ignored.
Competing interests: AntiCoronary Clinics (UK) Ltd