- Paperback: 800 pages
- Publisher: Basic Health Publications, Inc.; 1 edition (June 1, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781591203704
- ISBN-13: 978-1591203704
- ASIN: 1591203708
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.7 x 11 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 65 customer reviews
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Orthomolecular Treatment of Chronic Disease: 65 Experts on Therapeutic and Preventive Nutrition 1st Edition
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"Dr. Andrew W. Saul has performed a great service to humanity by compiling this monumental work of key research supporting the curative power of nutrition and vitamin supplements in the treatment and cure of chronic disease. If tomorrow, every health practitioner started applying the information in The Orthomolecular Treatment of Chronic Disease, the improvement in the health of the nation and the reduction in suffering would be unprecedented."
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Many readers will want to know, "How is The Orthomolecular Treatment of Chronic Disease different from all other nutritional therapy books?"
The book's Contents will help provide the answer:
PART ONE: FOUNDATIONS OF ORTHOMOLECULAR THERAPY
Including detailed discussions of megavitamin therapy, vitamin dependency, "Safe Upper Levels," supernutrition, orthomolecular psychiatry, administration of vitamin C, dynamic flow, vitamin C treatment and bowel tolerance, children and vitamin C, clinical procedures in treating terminally ill patients with vitamin C, and much more.
PART TWO: PIONEERS OF ORTHOMOLECULAR MEDICINE Including the work of William McCormick, MD, Max Gerson, MD, Albert von Szent-Gyorgyi, MD, PhD, Roger J. Williams, PhD, Bill W., Linus Pauling, PhD, Adelle Davis, M.Sc., Carl C. Pfeiffer, MD, PhD, Irwin Stone, PhD, Frederick Klenner, MD, Wilfrid Shute, MD, and Evan Shute, MD, William Kaufman, MD, PhD, Abram Hoffer, MD, PhD, Humphry Osmond, MD, Lendon H. Smith, MD, Ewan Cameron, MD, Archie Kalokerinos, MD, Robert F. Cathcart III, MD, Hugh Desaix Riordan, MD, Alan R. Gaby, MD, Ronald E. Hunninghake, MD, Claus W. Jungeblut, MD, and many others.
PART THREE: ORTHOMOLECULAR TREATMENT
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Depression and Anxiety
Schizophrenia and Other Mental Illness
Where Are the Bodies? The Safety of Antioxidants and Micronutrients
The Riordan Intravenous Vitamin C Protocol
Radiation Injury Protocol
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Why does modern medicine push patented drugs which are foreign materials to the body with their serious side effects? Why aren't they starting with mega doses of vitamins which are exponentially safer and have negligible side effects? Does a one day bout with diarrhea match side effects like an asthma or heart attack?
This book is for people who question the status quo and wish to gain more self reliance by learning about alternatives to medical school prescribed remedies (drugs). This book may be uplifting to those who have been told there is no hope for their condition. Perhaps there is;it just may not be in the doctor's toolbag.
Andrew Saul's 800 page compilation on the treatment of chronic disease with therapeutic amounts of substances naturally occurring in the human body ( such as minerals, vitamins, co factors ) should be enough to convince any open minded person that this approach should be tried ahead of any pharmaceutical approach to the treatment of chronic disease. The book is organized into three sections: Foundations of Orthomolecular therapy ( 130 pages ) Pioneers or Orthomolecular Medicine ( 43 pages ) and about 600 pages dealing with the specifics of treatment of Alcoholism, Alzheimer's Disease, Cancer, Depression and Anxiety, Drug Addictions, Eye Diseases. Fatigue, HIV/Aids, Hyperactivity , Radiation Sickness, Schizophrenia and Psychosis.
In Part one and part three is a compilation of short articles written by specialists within the field, and edited by the author. Because of this format the reader will come across some duplication of facts, but these tend to reinforce the learning of the non professional reader. The style of writing is accessible, though written at level that will engage the health care provider. Many of the case histories where details of protocol that could only be used by a doctor are probably not that helpful to the average reader, other than to convince him that important therapies can be achieve through this approach. Hopefully, the detailed discussions of case histories will convince some independent doctors to offer some of these therapies to their patients.
This book gives no guidance in the use of herbs to heal.
I was at first disappointed to see no discussion of liposomal vitamin C. However the authors colleagues have provided a good summary in their discussion as to how vitamin c and its potential to help people recover from the Ebola virus. see: http://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v10n13.shtml
I suggest first reading Orthomolecular Medicine for Everyone by PHD/MD Abram Hoffer, which is probably still the best book on Orthomolecular medicine. If you were hoping for an updated version to that outstanding book, this is not it. Unfortunately its missing treatments for many major diseases like Crohn's, and the total picture on type 2 diabetes, alzheimers. I suppose as it takes a long time to conduct the RCT and get it published. So if you're looking for cutting edge information this book is missing a lot.
I highlight some of the major disappointments
It does not cover the importance of Serrapeptase (enzyme of a silk worm), which maybe as important substance as Niacin at treating inflammation, heart disease, and in treating alzheimers. Serrapeptase plus nattokinase has been shown to reverse Alzheimers in 100 % in
one rat. It does not incorporate Hoffer's extensive work on Alzhemiers and Dementia either. Hoffer/Walkers book 'smart nutrients' is still
probably the best guide. Nattokinase is another major orthomolecular substances like niacine, taurine, for the heart that should have been covered.
It misses many of the modern smart nutrients for mental/brain health such as Lithium orotate, Saint Johns Wort, phosphatidylserine
It does not cover the importance and safety of high doses of vitamin D3 and K2 in treating Crohns, Luspus, MS, Cancer . See Jeff Bowles
books on Vitamin D3 and Dr. Zaidis.
It leaves out Linus Paulings/Hoffers epic trial of cancer, their work 'Healing Cancer', and is badly outdated compared to Russell Blaylocks book, Natural Healing Strategiesfor Cancer.
I think as far as diabetes it misses that most diabetes is caused by a deficiency in the trace minerals of vanadium, chromium, manganese,
and other vitamins and minerals. It does not cover the importance of japanese bitter melon extract either in getting blood sugar back to normal
quickly. Look at the supplements Doctors Choice for Diabetics, it has an almost perfect formulation of herbs, vitamins, minerals etc for diabetics.
If you have Crohn's there are four good natural treatments (plus Hoffers, Orthomolecular Nutrition).
1) Cannibis Oil (aka RSO, 90 grams over 120 days) see 'Run from the Cure ' on youtube
2) Low Dose Naltrexone Therapy (lowdosenaltrexone.org)
3) High Dose Vitamin D3/K2 therapy
4) Curcumen, and Aloe Vera AMP supplements
I'm very glad I purchased this but found very little that was on the cutting edge of orthomolecular treatment.
The Orthomolecular MDs really need to get together and write a book that gets updated every 2 years. No one has really picked the ball
up from where Hoffer left off, and carried it up field very far.
Sadly Pubmed is still necessary reading and the Journal of Orothomolecular Medicine.