Orthomolecular Medicine for Everyone: Megavitamin Therapeutics for Families and Physicians (英語) ハードカバー – 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 worldâ€™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.
The nice thing about this volume is that it is so very detailed. It is an excellent introduction, and an excellent reference, and most of the things I have utilized worked for us. Even with mainline medicine, sometimes you can't tell if something is cured or contained by a particular thing. Most of the time, I do not have the background to tell what is going on. I can read this book as a text book or an active part of a program. I consider that invaluable.