Orthomolecular Medicine for Everyone: Megavitamin Therapeutics for Families and Physicians ペーパーバック – 2008/11/1
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Explains the basics of orthomolecular medicine, plus megavitamin therapy for arthritis, cancer, behavioral problems, and more.
I have lived a full, interesting and creative life supported by my family and many friends and irritated and spurred on by the hostile criticisms of a group of psychiatrists representing APA and NIMH. I was born on a farm in Southern Saskatchewan in 1917, completed High School in a rural school, my PhD at University of Minnesota and Medical degree at University of Toronto. By the time I got my first job I was 33 years old, had three children and was totally fed up with being a student. The last thing in the world I wanted to do was to become a psychiatrist, then the lowest branch of medicine. My wife Rose put up with these long student years while she brought up our three children. Bill became one of the world’s best antiquarian book experts. He died 6 years ago from lung cancer. John is a Professor of Medicine at McGill University in Montreal a great clinician and researcher into nutrition, and Miriam is dietitian at Women College hospital in Toronto and recently published her very good book Fueling Body, Mind and Spirit. Rose died in August 2001 and since then I am alone but absorbed with my family and my work. I have the support of remarkable friends and scientists and all of us working together will eventually overhaul medicine back to its interest in nutrition and in nutrients. Since they did not know me personally I never took it personally although I must admit I would have preferred had they been supportive. I give my critics full credit for having delayed the full introduction of orthomolecular medicine into the medical world and for having denied life, health and happiness for innumerable patients. Supporters of old paradigms never realize how much damage they do by their remarkable rigidity and adherence to old theories.
After seeing the dramatic effects of Vitamin C for my sister, both my husband and I started the vitamin regimen for arthritis and cardiovascular health outlined in the book. In the past 2 short weeks we have been on them, we are noticing many improvements. My husband used to get off work, then fall asleep in a chair and complain of his neck pain which limited his ability to do many things. Now in the evenings he is out in the garden working, trimming bushes, doing woodworking etc. We are both feeling more motivated, energized, and all around better since starting the vitamin regimen. His arthritis pain has improved greatly, it is not 100% gone....but he is feeling better all the time. I am a believer in vitamins now!!
As a nurse it really makes me wonder.....why aren't nurses and doctors learning this stuff in our training?
The authors bare mention magnesium, calcium, amino acids, digestive enzymes and the like which is why I couldn't give them 5 starts. Fortunately, there are books on those subjects that you can buy to fill in the gaps.
The one thing I do appreciate is that they discuss how much of various nutrients your body needs, and the side-effects to look for, if any.
Overall, the book is a winner. I gave it 4-stars because of the lack of specifics. Each individual reading this book will be able to meke up their own minds about the dosage and duration of same. This is good. From speculation comes critical thought derived from actual trials and experiments. Which can at some point become a standard to live by.
Buy the book, and explore the possibilities of natural healing. I have undertaken some of the suggestions and must say, I believe that the megadosage works. But proceed with caution, since mega dosages can at some point become toxic. When that happens, just decrease the dosage slowly down to nothing. Vitamin E remains in the tissues for months. Some nutrients just get washed out of your system if the body no longer need them. Read and learn. YOU MUST be in contact with your own body and mind. Afterall you are the Master of that body. That body is all that you really own.
One more thought. Orthomolecular Medicine is researched and written by MDs and PhDs. Which makes for a good mix. Some Medical Doctors look down on this type of thinking. Mine does. That's ok, I have my own mind to look and judge for myself. Allopathic Medicine very seldomly accepts or agrees to any form of alternate cures. It's all about the money. Allopathic medicine to me is extreme medicine, that should be used for extreme sickness. If you are beginning to get sick, start looking for a cure in the Holistic field of alternative medicine before the sickness gets out of hand. Don't hesitate about this.
Read the book, it is exceptionally helpful for expanding the mind of YOU! The Doctor is already inside of you. This book will help you to wake him/her up. Nuff' said.
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