High doses of vitamins have been known to cure serious illnesses for nearly eighty years. Klaus Jungeblut, M.D., prevented and treated polio in the mid-1930s with a vitamin. Chest specialist Frederick Klenner, M.D., was curing multiple sclerosis and polio back in the 1940s, also using vitamins. William Kaufman, M.D., cured arthritis, also in the 1940s. In the 1950s, Drs. Wilfrid and Evan Shute were curing various forms of cardiovascular disease with a vitamin. At the same time, psychiatrist Abram Hofer was using niacin to cure schizophrenia, psychosis, and depression. In the 1960s, Robert Cathcart, M.D., cured influenza, pneumonia, and hepatitis. In the 1970s, Hugh D. Riordan, M.D., was obtaining cures for cancer with intravenous vitamin C. Dr. Harold Foster and colleagues arrested and reversed full-blown AIDS with nutrient therapy, and in just the last few years, Atsuo Yanagasawa, M.D., Ph.D., has shown that vitamin therapy can prevent and reverse sickness caused by exposure to radiation. Since 1968, much of this research has been published in the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine. This book brings forward important material selected from over forty-five years of JOM directly to the reader. If readers want to know which illnesses best respond to nutrition therapy, and how and why that therapy works, they will find this book a must-read. Part One presents the principles of orthomolecular pioneers, presenting an introduction to maverick doctors and nutrition scientists in a way that brings the subject to life. Part Three brings together extraordinary clinical and experimental evidence from expert researchers and clinicians. If the word "cure" is intriguing, this book will be even more so. It shows exactly how innovative physicians have gotten outstanding results with high-dose nutrition therapy. Their work is here for all to see and decide for themselves.
Orthomolecular medicine can be effective in the treatment of schizophrenia, a mental disorder often treated with drugs. Deficiency often plays a major role in the onset of this condition. Thus, nutritional supplementation is integral to Dr. Hoffers approach to schizophrenia. This short, concise guide explains how the disorder is diagnosed, what causes it and how to effectively treat it without drugs.
An encyclopedia of integrative medicine discusses the causes, prevention, diagnosis, and treatments of over two hundred health concerns, as well as the history and practice of almost one hundred alternative and complementary therapies.
New hope for the victims of schizophrenia and the friends of schizophrenics Dr. Abram Hoffer pioneered the use of Vitamin B-3 (niacin) as a treatment for various schizophrenias starting in 1952 and has proven over a long series of experiments and case studies that this treatment can double the natural or spontaneous recovery rate. Despite these conclusive findings, the American Psychiatric Association and international drug companies have shown no enthusiasm for such vitamin treatments, promoting instead the use of high-priced tranquilizers and antidepressants which can be patented (unlike vitamins) and sold at high cost. This is the story of Dr. Hoffer's quest to provide natural, effective treatment for schizophrenics; this is also the story of schizophrenic patients who have been healed by vitamin treatment.
In honour of the 90th birthday of Nobel Prize-winner Linus Pauling, this volume contains essays which examine the many areas of science to which Pauling has contributed. The topics range from molecular and crystal structure determination to the use of vitamins in cancer research.