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Natural Healing for Schizophrenia And Other Common Mental Disorders Paperback – March 3, 2009

ISBN-13: 858-0000717594 ISBN-10: 0965097676 Edition: 3rd Edition, 3rd Printing, Revised

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Borage Books; 3rd Edition, 3rd Printing, Revised edition (March 3, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0965097676
  • ISBN-13: 978-0965097673
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 7.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #787,077 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The most useful volume on nutritional methods for mental illness in 20 years... A valuable resource for researchers, clinicans and families alike." -- William J. Walsh, Ph.D. <br />
A magnificent and needed contribution ot the field of mental health... A superb work... A beacon of hope." -- Ralph Golan, M.D.<br />
"An invaluable resource... This book will enlighten us all in the medical profession, and will give great hope and comfort to patients. I recommend it most enthusiastically." -- Oscar Rogers Kruesi, M.D., F.A.C.P.<br /> --Back cover notes, Natural Healing for Schizophrenia

"It is a daunting task for persons with schizophrenia to find objective information to make informed decisions on therapy. Edelman's excellent book addresses that need: a resource which brings together the rich diversity of orthomolecular treatments. This book is informative and accessible to those with schizophrenia and their families, and is a valuable reference for health care practitioners." -- Greg Shilhab --Nutrition and Mental Health, 1996

"If psychiatry had the good sense to adopt this approach there would be an enormous saving of pain and suffering. -- Abram Hoffer, M.D., Ph.D., Father of Orthomolecular Medicine --Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine, Spring 1997

About the Author

Eva Edelman, is a nutritionist, herbalist and health educator, with twenty-five years experience in these fields. Edelman lectures and writes extensively on natural approaches to mental health, and appears on media nationwide. She has just completed a second volume, "Natural Healing for Bipolar Disorder."

More About the Author

Eva Edelman is the author of two encyclopedic books on nutrients and mental health:
Natural Healing for Bipolar Disorder: A Compendium of Nutritional Approaches, first published in 2009.
Natural Healing for Schizophrenia and Other Common Mental Disorders, in print since 1996 (the latest edition is 2012).
Curación Natural Para Esquizofrenia y Otros Trastornos Mentales Comunes, 2012 (Spanish translation of Natural Healing for Schizophrenia).


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This book contains detailed scientific information and research.
Loveflower10
Eva Edelman’s book is the gold standard in natural medicine for the physical and emotional disorders considered ‘mental’.
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If you have or know of anyone with bipolar disorders, schizophrenia, this is a must have book.
M. T. Ireland

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69 of 71 people found the following review helpful By "schneur2" on May 13, 2001
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This book focuses on how to fight mental illness with up to date advances in nutrition. In the medical field this area of treatment is called orthomolecular medicine. While this field emerged out of research of treating schizophrenia with niacin in 1960's, today orthomolecular medicine offers very effective and safe treatments for large range of mental health conditions. The book covers a broad range of treatments from Vitamin, mineral & herbal treatments to issues such as cerebral allergies (food allergies that effect the function of the brain) and sugar imbalances. Out of all the publications on orthomolecular medicine I have read to date, this one stands out as the very best. This publication combines exhausted in-depth research conveyed in an elegant and well-written fashion. The rich presentation of the book arms the layman reader with knowledge that is far beyond the quality of any professional books on the subject. If I had to change anything about this book, it would only be the title; I would call it "natural brain healing ", since I find it very valuable to all mental illness. It is a real shame that mainstream psychiatry ignores these monumental advances in their own area of science. To them I say, wake up, and smell what is right under your nose.
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67 of 71 people found the following review helpful By K. Jensen on January 12, 2003
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I WISH this book were in the hands of not only all mental health professionals but also family doctors, couselors , etc . .
I am deeply distressed that my son has suffered for 3 years now and none of the doctors or therapists along the way ever questioned his basic biochemistry. He has had the typical treatment of simply being put on medication which may cause him further problems the rest of his life. If any of the professionals he has seen to date had read this book and known about the many possibilities of causes and cures of schizophrenia, perhaps he and the family could have been spared the brunt of this devastating illness. We are now working with a ND and seeing some improvement.
There are no simple answers or step by step instructions for curing any one individual, of course. But the information in this book opens the door to so many possibilities -- for the practitioner and lay person alike. This is the most comprehensive book I've read yet on the subject. In addition to a bounty of information, this book gives hope and encouragement that is so very much needed by sufferers and their families.
Buy 2 copies and donate one to the health professional of your choice!
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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful By M. T. Ireland on November 15, 2007
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I spent the last twenty years trying to sort out my emotional roller coaster of a life and trying to figure out why I have extreme levels of many heavy metals. This book led me -- finally! -- to the answer. Seems I have a genetic zinc deficiency that causes me to retain heavy metals in my body, and a histamine disorder. And thankfully, there is a simple (not easy, simple) nutritional cure for it all. BUT PLEASE NOTE: The book did not diagnose me but led me to the Pfeiffer Clinic in Illinois. THEY diagnosed me and I am now on their program and heading toward the light at the end of a very long tunnel. If you have or know of anyone with bipolar disorders, schizophrenia, this is a must have book. The wealth of information is unsurpassed. I would know -- my bookshelves and computer are FILLED with other books who give this piece or that piece of the puzzle. This book puts all the possible scenarios in one place AND gives information I'd not seen in other sources on these topics. Nicely organized, well written. I can only thank the author from the bottom of my heart.
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53 of 58 people found the following review helpful By Richard C. Jensen on October 10, 2002
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Before I bought this book, I had read some pretty horrible "natural" books dealing with mental illness. Therefore I did not have high expectations for reading this book. I was very pleasantly surprised. This is a great book, and the scientific references are not bad either (most natural remedy-based books have either no references or unreputable references). I especially liked her section on the role of histamine in mental disorders. Histamine plays a much larger role in mental illness than the conventional doctors currently think. For example, only 20-25% of Americans have allergies, yet 85% of depressed patients have allergies---a four-fold difference, and very statistically significant. Histamine may also contribute to anxiety and ADD. This is elaborated in my new book, The Failures of American Medicine.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By R. S. Newland on November 10, 2007
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This book is very in depth, but if (like me) you are a lay-person looking for a cure, I would first recommend reading "Nutrition and Mental Health" by Carl C. Pfieffer. I found this was the key to finding out I was "histadelic". This book by Eva Eldman is like an encyclopedia of nutritional information for mental illness (don't be put off by the term "schizophrenia", this book is for people with mild depression, bipolar etc.). The only real thing I picked up from this book that I didn't get from Pfieffer's was that Vitamin B5 exacerbates histadelia. I'm curious why that is. The problem with this book for a person starting out on the natural healing pathway is there is way too much information in this book and it is possible you could miss your answer by going off on a tangent. It took me two years to finally stick to the simple regieme of calcium, methionine, B6 and zinc that is the key to beating histadelia. It was a catch 22 for me because I had to cure myself far enouth to be stable enough to stick to the answer I found in the beginning and stop obsessively latching on to everything else that possibly could have been the answer. I find the whole low-protein diet hard though.
Don't give up hope if you can't find a doctor! I thought there weren't any doctors in New Zealand that believe in this stuff but I was wrong! There are a few medical GP's that are pfieffer trained even down here in the remotest parts of the earth, so there's gotta be someone where you are (maybe 2-3 hours drive away) that can help!
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