"A proper biochemical balance is necessary to mental as well as physical health. In Nutrition and Mental Illness
, Pfeiffer details how deficiencies (and excesses) of various nutrients can lead to imbalances that result in mood swings, manic-depressive states, schizophrenia and antisocial behavior. Pfeiffer also explains how these conditions are treated with nutrients rather than drugs; he calls the latter 'a door that leads nowhere." (Health Foods Business
"Many of the chapters outline possible causes and nutritional treatment for different mental disorders-from depression to senility. His methods may be a valuable adjunct to traditional therapies, and may offer hope to those who have had no success with those therapies." (Let's Live
"Nutrition and Mental Illness
is very readable for physician and patient, presenting itself almost as a cookbook for approaching mental illness and most chronic physical illnesses." (Jonathan Collin, M.D., Townsend Letter for Doctors
About the Author
Carl C. Pfeiffer Ph.D., M.D. was the Director of the Brain Bio Center in Princeton, New Jersey.