Healing Schizophrenia is a ground-breaking account of the discovery and development of vitamin B-3 therapy for this disease. Based on primary research and evidence-based practices, Healing Schizophrenia has become a standard reference text in medical libraries, adopted and recommended for course work at several medical colleges and health science programs.
More than 50 years ago, Dr Abram Hoffer developed the first unified theory of schizophrenia as a nutrient-deficiency disease, subject to treatment with large doses of niacin (vitamin B-3). This programs includes an allergy free diet, assisted temporarily by psychotropic drugs when symptoms are extraordinarily severe. Dr Hoffer has treated more than 4,000 patients with considerable success.
Healing Schizophrenia records the discovery of niacin as a therapeutic agent not only for schizophrenia but also for hyperlipidemia, and recounts the recovery from this disease by such influential individuals as “Bill,” the founder of Alcoholics Anonymous. Healing Schizophrenia is not only an important book for understanding the use of clinical nutritional in treating this disease, but also a landmark book in the history of psychiatry.
Clinical and Educational Features
- Offers conventional health-care practitioners complementary therapies to integrate into their prevention and treatment protocols. This is the first book on schizophrenia to accommodate both naturopathic and allopathic approaches.
- Provides the naturopathic clinician a comprehensive handbook for using clinical nutrition to prevent and treat schizophrenia. This book features a comprehensive index of conditions and treatments.
- Directs students to a rich reserve of evidence-based medical literature on schizophrenia and clinical nutrition. This book is based on more than 500 references to schizophrenia research and more than 4,000 first-hand case studies.