Vitamin C Deficiency Is the Origin of ALL Heart Disease By Thomas E. Levy, MD, JD The bold statement in the subtitle of this book says it all. Sub-clinical scurvy, caused by a lack of Vitamin C, is the origin of all heart and coronary disease. Does that mean everyone can be protected simply by taking extra Vitamin C? Not quite. The first step is to eliminate those conditions that deplete Vitamin C levels in the first place. Here is the whole story told in fascinating detail. Simply stated, coronary disease is preventable and reversible without drugs. 320 pages.