Top Ten Nutrition Myths (Part 1)


Truth and Lies About Vitamin C, Kava Kava, St. John’s Wort, Beta Carotene, and more…

(Editor’s note: This month we bring you the first segment of Dr. Rona’s feature on Nutrition Myths, which covers the first two items on his Top Ten list. To see the complete Top Ten, click on the link at end of article.)

This list of nutritional medicine myths hasn’t changed much in nearly 40 years. I hear about one or more of them every day in my private practice. The people making the erroneous assertions tend to be very dogmatic in their views. The source of these misleading facts is most often practising medical doctors untrained in nutritional medicine, or those who are just plain out of date. These are the most widely known fake news items in natural medicine that diehard. Although there are others not listed here, what follows is my current top ten.

Vitamin C Myths


Dr. Zoltan P. Rona is a graduate of McGill University Medical School (1977) and has a Masters Degree in Biochemistry and Clinical Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut (1984). He is the author of 11 books on natural medicine – three of which are Canadian bestsellers, The Joy of Health (1991), Return to the Joy of Health (1995), and Childhood Illness and The Allergy Connection (1997). He is co-author with Jeanne Marie Martin of The Complete Candida Yeast Guidebook (1996) and is medical editor of the Benjamin Franklin Award-winning Encyclopedia of Natural Healing (1998). He has had a private medical practice in Toronto for the past 42 years, has appeared on radio and TV as well as lectured extensively in Canada and the U.S. Visit his website for appointments, call (905) 764-8700; Office: 390 Steeles Ave. W. Unit 19, Thornhill, ON

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