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The 2 men were checked constantly for ketosis. The possibility of them drinking any sugared beverages was ruled out. I don't know if they drank coffee or tea, or if coffee/tea has any Vit-C anyway, but the book also explains in detail how that when you eat low carb, your need for dietary vit-C drops significantly because Glucose and Vit-C share the same metabolic pathways. All this to say: When eating low carb (meat only) the amount of vit-C in the meat is more than adequate to avoid scurvy.

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on November 03, 2012
at 12:47 AM

Perhaps their beverages contained vitamin C?

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on October 19, 2012
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maybe the adrenal glands

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on October 05, 2012
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I think the innuit get a fair bit from certain animals blubber or skin or something. Youd need to eat whole animals of some kind to do this though.

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on October 05, 2012
at 11:49 PM

From liver and raw oysters.

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on October 06, 2012
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Fish roe has vitamin c, also more vitamin e than fish meat, perhaps everything else too. So i figure its better source for good oils than fish meat.

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on November 03, 2012
at 12:32 AM

Don't remember the page numbers off the top of my head, but in Gary Taubes' Good Calories Bad Calories, he writes about a couple guys who went on strict meat only diets for a 2 year period. All meat was cooked, and neither developed scurvy. By this logic, one can get Vitamin-C even from cooked meat. So raw meat is almost definitely a yes.

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on November 03, 2012
at 12:47 AM

Perhaps their beverages contained vitamin C?

20cc903ebccaeb1e652da3a596e8dfb4

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on November 04, 2012
at 01:32 PM

The 2 men were checked constantly for ketosis. The possibility of them drinking any sugared beverages was ruled out. I don't know if they drank coffee or tea, or if coffee/tea has any Vit-C anyway, but the book also explains in detail how that when you eat low carb, your need for dietary vit-C drops significantly because Glucose and Vit-C share the same metabolic pathways. All this to say: When eating low carb (meat only) the amount of vit-C in the meat is more than adequate to avoid scurvy.

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on November 03, 2012
at 12:45 AM

Proceed with caution, this is what scurvy does to a person:

There are four stages of scurvy with the first occurring between 60-90 days of vitamin C deficiency. The first signs, fatigue and lethargy, are accompanied by muscle and joint aches and pains. In the second stage the gums become swollen over the teeth and bleed at the slightest abrasion or pressure, the teeth become loose at the roots and there is increased pain in the muscles and joints. Third stage scurvy results in the gums becoming putrid, reeking of rotten flesh and bleeding profusely. The skin of the affected person will hemorrhage and develop ulcers that become gangrenous. In the final stages, the person???s skin will develop black spots; they will develop body tremors and a frailty of mind and spirit that can cause a sight or sound to result in fainting or death. This part of the disease is referred to as the ???disease of nostalgia??? where the person is so weak that fright can trigger the hemorrhaging of the brain or the heart. Even at this stage in the disease, reversing the vitamin C deficiency can return the patient to health (although I doubt they'll ever be the same).

Most of my information was gathered from this paper: http://leda.law.harvard.edu/leda/data/658/Mayberry.html

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