Orthomolecular Treatment of Chronic Disease: 65 Experts on Therapeutic and Preventive Nutrition (Paperback)
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High doses of vitamins have been known to cure serious illnesses for nearly 80 years. But, unlike other books, this book is not about simple "deficiency" diseases. Instead, The Orthomolecular Treatment of Chronic Disease targets all-too-common, often severe ailments that are generally not believed to be treatable with nutrition therapy. Claus Jungeblut, MD, prevented and treated polio in the mid-1930s, using a vitamin. Chest specialist Frederick Klenner, MD, was curing multiple sclerosis and polio back in the 1940s, also using vitamins. William Kaufman, MD, 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 Hoffer, MD, was using niacin to cure schizophrenia, psychosis, and depression. In the 1960s, Robert Cathcart, MD, cured influenza, pneumonia, and hepatitis. In the 1970s, Hugh D. Riordan, MD, was obtaining cures of 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 Yanagisawa, MD, has shown that vitamin therapy can prevent and reverse sickness caused by exposure to nuclear radiation. All of these doctors used very high doses, and all consistently reported striking success rates. And, all these doctors reported great patient safety. Orthomolecular (nutritional) medicine is based on physicians' reported experiences as well as laboratory study. Since 1967, much of this research has been published in the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine (JOM). This book brings forward important material selected from over forty-five years of JOM directly to the general reader, and the general reader's doctor. The Orthomolecular Treatment of Chronic Disease is a very large book, but it is also a very practical book. As you read it, you will see that it takes a problem-based approach, not an encyclopedic one. If you want to know which illnesses best respond to nutrition therapy, and how and why that therapy works, this is the book for you. Part One presents the principles of orthomolecular medicine and the science behind them. Part Two is devoted to orthomolecular pioneers, presenting an introduction to maverick doctors and nutrition scientists in a reader-friendly way that brings the subject to life. Part Three brings together extraordinary clinical and experimental experiences with vitamins by experts in the major chronic illnesses discussed. Physician reports and patient case histories appear throughout to illustrate safe, successful nutrition-based treatment.If the word "cure" intrigues you, this book will also. Inside, you will find a body of knowledge that you, and your doctor, have likely never been exposed to. Many people have heard their doctor say, "I have never seen any evidence that nutrient therapy cures disease." Those doctors are telling the truth: no, they personally have never seen the evidence. But that is not because it doesn't exist. It does, and The Orthomolecular Treatment of Chronic Disease shows exactly how innovative physicians have gotten outstanding clinical results with high-dose nutrient therapy. Their work is here for you to see and decide for yourself. Be prepared to marvel at the power of vitamins to save lives.
About the Author
Andrew W. Saul, M.S., Ph.D., is editor-in-chief of the Orthomolecular Medicine NewsService and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine. Has published more than 180 peer-reviewed articles and has written or coauthored 12 books.