When people find out that I have
launched a global initiative to eradicate Scurvy, generally the first thing they do
is ask the obvious question:
"Didn't we already cure Scurvy,
like, a hundred years ago?"
That's when I tell them:
"No, we cured Scurvy almost
400 years ago..."
Scurvy is a disease that has been recognized by doctors since before the days of the Ancient
Greeks, but even though we have had a quick, easy and cost effective cure available to us since the
17th century there are still hundreds of cases of Scurvy are reported in the United States every
single year, and even more cases worldwide.
Each one of these cases could easily be prevented by simply eating an
apple, drinking some orange juice, or just enjoying a couple of
Margaritas on the back deck in the summertime - just use real lime
The humble Mission of LimeStrong is to make sure that every single person in the world
(at least those savvy ones with internet access) are aware that the only
thing they need to eradicate Scurvy from their lives forever is to
simply eat at least a
couple of fruits or vegetables a week.
And that is the reason for International Scurvy Awareness Day and
goal is made even easier by the fact that Scurvy is one of only two diseases known to
modern medicine that can be easily cured by drinking a wide variety of
readily available cocktails. Just enjoying a Bloody Mary, Margarita,
fruit tart, or even just a cool glass of lemonade twice a week will insure
that you stay fit and healthy.
So however you ended up here, why not take a second to poke around the
rest of the website and learn more about May 2nd - International Scurvy
If you would like to learn more about how you can get involved with Scurvy Day, Click Here!