Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

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It goes without saying that we love hearing from visitors to our website.

You are all awesome, intelligent, good looking, and impressively insightful.  It is an honor and a privilege to fight Scurvy on your behalf.

That said, we’ve noticed that a lot of you Rock-Stars tend to ask a lot of very similar questions, so we’ve started keeping track of the most frequently asked questions ones and have been adding them to the list below.

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If you don’t see the question you have in mind listed, it’s probably for one of the following general reasons:

  • Maybe, but we typically don’t do that with people we just met.
  • Your question is 100% original – Nice Job!

In either scenario, feel free to Email Us and we’ll do our best to help.  Although, if your question falls into Category #1 above it’d be good to include a photo with your email – preferably with something green in it.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_raw_html]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[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column]

Choose a Frequently Asked Question from the list below:
1. Is this website for “Real”?
[vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1493352209287{padding-left: 50px !important;}”]badge-100-percentSadly, Yes: LimeStrong is for real.

The “real”, honest to goodness goal of www.LimeStrong.com is to eradicate Scurvy from the face of the Earth by 2050 by bringing common awareness to the source of Scurvy – as well as it’s well known cure:

  • Consume 50 milligrams of Vitamin C per day – that’s it.

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Follow-Up: Wow, do you think it will work?

We probably have a better shot at making out with Jessica Alba than actually bringing a global end to Scurvy, but that doesn’t mean that we’re not going to try.

Why don’t you check out this page to see how you can Help Us?[/vc_column_text]

2. Didn’t we already cure Scurvy, like, a hundred years ago?
[vc_column_text]Actually, we cured Scurvy almost 400 years ago…

Scurvy was first formally documented as a disease by Hippocrates, a 5th Century Greek physician, nearly 2500 years ago. Even more impressively, it has been proven that Ancient Egyptians had recorded Scurvy symptoms as early as 1550 BCE – almost 3600 years ago!

However, it was not until the 17th Century that doctors finally associated a lack of Vitamin C as the source of Scurvy.  This breakthrough opened the doorway to a quick, simple, easy and cost effective cure.

Despite the relative ease of this cure, the World Health Organization still tracks hundreds of cases of Scurvy in the United States, and even more cases worldwide every single year.
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 – just use real lime juice!

So however you ended up here, why not poke around the rest of the website and learn more about International Scurvy Awareness Day, and maybe even get some ideas of how you can help get the word out on May 2nd?

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3. Are you making fun of people with Scurvy?
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No! We have simply observed that there are two ways to bring awareness to serious issues:

  1. Make everyone sad and uncomfortable by showing scary photos of Scurvy symptoms, such as corkscrew hairs and bleeding gums. This is effective in the short term, but the interest generated by these means has proven to wear off quickly.
  2. The second way is to make being healthy fun. If people are happy or entertained about something, they tend to look forward to talking about it, rather than dread it.

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Follow-Up: Can you give me a poorly defined example of how this approach has worked for other health related causes?

Of course!  tooth-costume

Remember when you were a kid and that weird dental hygienist would visit your elementary school dressed as a Giant Tooth?  The Giant Tooth would tell jokes, act silly, sing songs, hand out toothbrushes and along the way interject how fun it is to prevent tooth decay. Yeah, it’s pretty lame but the kids go nuts for it!  Inevitably they are excited to tell their friends and parents about how cool it was to meet the Giant Tooth, share what they learned, etc.

Now, if you were to replace the Giant Tooth with a slideshow of sad, toothless and diseased people who didn’t take care of their teeth…  Pretty soon those kids would be afraid of “Dental Hygiene Day” and probably not too inclined to brush, either.

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4. What fruit or vegetable offers the MOST Scurvy protection?
[vc_column_text]kakadu-plum-2Every food source contains its own unique level of Vitamin C, but when it comes to the No contest – the Australian Kakadu Plum, with over 3100 mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams of fruit!

Check out the Vitamin C levels of all types of fruit by Clicking Here[/vc_column_text]

5. Is Scurvy the same thing as Malnutrition?
[vc_column_text]No! (But that is an incredibly intelligent question – Nice job!)

It is actually a very common misunderstanding that Scurvy and Malnutrition are the same thing, but the fact is that Scurvy is just one of the many accompanying diseases of malnutrition.  Other micronutrient deficiencies include beriberi or pellagra.

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6. Why is International Scurvy Awareness Day on May 2nd?
[vc_column_text]sunkist-smallYour other question was much better, but since you asked…

Back in the 1970’s the Sunkist corporation attempted to bring awareness to the plight of Scurvy by launching a humorous ad campaign focusing on the health benefits of eating fruit.  Unfortunately, the ad campaign was a complete bust and Sunkist pulled the plug shortly afterwards.

As an homage to that early attempt, we have chosen May 2nd for our observance of International Scurvy Awareness Day.[/vc_column_text]

7. What kind of medical training does the LimeStrong Team have?
[vc_column_text]It is really important to point out that absolutely NOBODY at LimeStrong is medically trained in any way whatsoever.

Seriously – We once had an office cactus, and it died.  Think about that: A plant designed by nature to thrive independent of any human assistance in desert conditions and without water literally died while under our care.  Despite our insane good looks and charm, we are not the ones you want to come to for medical help.

If you are experiencing any sort of medical situation we highly recommend seeking out professional medical attention (instead of emailing an anti-scurvy website).  Although informative, our website is no substitute for actual qualified medical advice.[/vc_column_text]

8. Wow, this is a great Website! The care and effort you have obviously put into this subject would seem to imply that you have an inordinate amount of free time. Is that an accurate assessment?
[vc_column_text]Without a doubt.

Now go eat a lime!

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