- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing; Revised, Updated edition (May 6, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781626361287
- ISBN-13: 978-1626361287
- ASIN: 1626361282
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 214 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,723 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Nutrient Power: Heal Your Biochemistry and Heal Your Brain Paperback – May 6, 2014
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“Over his impressive career, Dr. Walsh has worked with 30,000 patients with conditions ranging from autism to schizophrenia to Alzheimer’s. His book is an essential tool for anyone who would prefer to heal the brain with nutrients rather than drugs.”
–Teri Arranga, editor-in-chief, Autism Science Digest
This could be an elegantly simple solution to the dysregulation of the extremely complex chemistry.”
”Bill Walsh is not a Renaissance man: he’s a Renaissance scientist. He invented a lithium battery that has been used in cars and hearts; he won the Abram Hoffer Doctor of the Year award, although he is a chemical engineer; he found the physical causes of violence, sociopathic behavior, depression, schizophrenia, and a dozen other troubling behaviors―and he found the treatments too; his studies are elegant and often commissioned by the National Institutes of Health, and his work on autism is as original as the man himself. This book could change medical history.”
–Marguerite, Kelly, syndicated columnist, The Washington Post
”With Nutrient Power, Bill Walsh joins Linus Pauling, Carl Pfeiffer, and Abe Hoffer on the Mount Rushmore of behavioral nutrition. I was one of those doctors who emerged from medical school blind to nutrition. Bill Walsh opened my eyes to unsuspected nutritional needs, which saved my son. That could happen in your family, too.”
–Dr. Woody McGinnis, autism researcher
”A necessary must for practicing physicians, patients and families! This book opens a new door in psychiatric healthcare. When all else has failed, read this book.”
–Dr. Albert Mensah, Warrenville, Illinois
”What began as a quest to help my then-3-year-old daughter has resulted not only in her recovery but has become the journey of a lifetime! Dr. Walsh is a revolutionary thinker who guides us into the emerging world of biochemical balancing, the growing body of research into epigenetics, and understanding how these fields relate so they can be applied right here, right now.”
–Susan Lambert, California parent
Nutrient Power brings a unique new perspective to mental, behavioral, and autistic disorders, including the crucial role of epigenetics. Anyone seeking advanced treatments for mental illness will benefit greatly from reading Dr. Walsh’s new book.”
--John Skelton, former assistant director, Australian Army Psychology Corps
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This is the most exciting book that I wish were in the hands of every patient and family whose loved one suffers from imbalance of nutrients that affect the brain. It shows that tiny amounts of nutrients can impact everything in a persons life. A person who might otherwise be a high histamine go getter MD might instead be getting sentenced to prison becuase they have pyrrole disorder where the body can't rid itself of copper. When did we ever hear of doctors testing for metal levels to help people with emotional problems? This is so far reaching and at this point so little known that we need to do all we can to tell the world about it. So glad for the doctors who are working so bravely in this area. So sad for the docs who like one whose office I sat in said "that won't do anything" pointing at the book...and later saying my loved one should take vitamins. Duh, buddy. The book is already helping. I pray the light gets shown in all the dark crevices of the world of mental health! This book screams HOPE to those in the abyss of the mental health system.
This book is a condensed description of Dr. William Walsh’s 30 years research in the field of nutrient therapy to treat mental disorders. The science-based medical approach developed by this scientist is called "biomedical therapy" or "nutrient therapy." Dr. Walsh created non-profits in order to be able to conduct research about the role of vitamins, mineral, and amino acids in mental disorders. He has presented his research to the American Psychiatric Association. The treatment can be done parallel to the regular psychiatric treatment, if the patient is taking neuroleptics or any psychiatric medication. Dr. Walsh recognizes the importance of methylation processes and epigenetics in brain disorders.
The nutrient therapy treatment aims at regulating the synthesis of neurotransmitters using natural chemistry, without producing the negative side effects that the psychiatric drugs generate. The book is written in a simple language, so that, a layperson like me, can understand some basic chemical processes that occur in the human body/brain. The author explains the neurotransmitter’s life cycle and synthesis such as norepinephrine, serotonin, dopamine, and gaba.
There are chapters on epigenetics, schizophrenia, depression, autism, behavior disorders, Alzheiner’s, and about the clinical process used in the treatment. What I think is great is that they use blood, urine, and sometimes hair tests to diagnose the chemical imbalance of each patient. The treatment is designed specifically for each person, according with the patient’s biochemistry results. The author states that deviant epigenetic marks that cause brain chemistry imbalances are likely to be reversible.
Examining the biochemistry of 30,000 patients diagnosed with mental disorders, the researcher discovered the incidence of methylation disorders. He correlated the DSM diagnosis with the level of methylation he found in the mental disorder patients he studied. Some biotypes tend to be more overmethylated, while others tend to be more undermethylated. Dr. Walsh has great insights into the treatment of behavior disorders. This book is great, and it will revolutionize the psychiatric treatment. Mental health professionals need to realize that there are effective treatments that do not have the terrible side effects that psychiatric drugs do. Medical professionals should learn about these treatments.
“Nutrient Power” is a blessing in my family’s life. I wish I had known about this treatment before. Dr. William Walsh is a wonderful man, who has been dedicating his career to the development of a protocol for patients with behavior disorders. One great difference between nutrient therapy and the regular laboratory created drug treatment is that the nutrient treatment uses natural body chemicals to restore the person to a normal state.
I have been watching videos of Dr. Walsh’s presentations and interviews about his theory and treatment. I also read some of the articles on the non-profit he created, Walsh Research Institute. If it were possible I would give more than five stars to this book and to this great scientist.