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Sailing with Scurvy and Lemons

Sailing with Scurvy and Lemons

In this Food Non-Fiction podcast episode, we talk about scurvy and its Vitamin C cure. Although the cure for scurvy was discovered a long time ago, changes in the understanding of science, medicine and the human body, caused people time turn away from the tried and true cure of fresh fruits and vegetables time and time again.
We discuss the various events that brought the fresh produce cure in and out of favor.
Thanks to Looperman artists for the music:
Nerves Drums Part 1 & 2 by Lodderup
Nerves Part 1 & 2 by Lodderup
Never Again by Jawadalblooshi
Thought of You by Jawadalblooshi
Sad Piano by Danke 
Mental Floss
Jason Allen Mayberry
Article: Advancements, challenges, and prospects in the paleopathology of scurvy: Current perspectives on vitamin C deficiency in human skeletal remains
Article: Lind, Scott, Amundsen and scurvy (Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine)
Article: Scott and Scurvy (Canadian Medical Association Journal)
Article: Scurvy: Historical Review