"If you or a relative are troubled with alcoholism, The Vitamin Cure for Alcoholism is a great read." (Ronald Hoffman, M.D.) "Having the foremost advocates of megavitamin therapy, or orthomolecular medicine, tell us how they define and treat alcoholism and other addictions, is quite exciting. Both authors have that great ability to boil down highly technical material into clearly understandable language." (Ralph Campbell, M.D.)
About the Author
THE VITAMIN CURE FOR ALCOHOLISM is a unique book that has a unique perspective: Dr. Abram Hoffer was Bill W.'s personal physician. This book provides the largely unknown story of exactly how Dr. Hoffer cured Bill W.'s depression with niacin. Born on a Saskatchewan farm in 1917, Abram Hoffer graduated with a B.S. in agriculture from the University of Saskatchewan in 1938. He also has a Master's Degree in agricultural chemistry and a Ph.D. in biochemistry. He got his M.D. from the University of Toronto in 1949 and completed psychiatric training in 1954. His early work led to the use of vitamin B3 in treating schizophrenia and other psychiatric conditions and he demonstrated the effectiveness of niacin as an anticholesterol treatment. Dr. Hoffer was involved in the formation of the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine and published over 600 reports and articles as well as 30 books. He was awarded the Dr. Rogers Prize for his contribution to alternative and complimentary medicine, and is a member of the Orthomolecular Medicine Hall of Fame.
Andrew W. Saul is the author or editor of nearly two dozen books, the most popular being DOCTOR YOURSELF
and also FIRE YOUR DOCTOR
. A colleague of Dr. Hoffer for years, he was Dr. Hoffer's coauthor for ORTHOMOLECULAR MEDICINE FOR EVERYONE
; HOSPITALS AND HEALTH
; and NIACIN: THE REAL STORY
. Saul is well known for his website and prominent appearance in the movie FOODMATTERS
. He was inducted into the Orthomolecular Medicine Hall of Fame in 2013.