Orthomolecular Medicine for Everyone by Abram Hoffer, MD, PhD, and Andrew
W. Saul PhD.
In my opinion this is one of the best books available on megavitamin therapy. It’s like the Big Daddy of the Vitamin C and the Niacin books I reviewed earlier. This one will educate the reader on the dangers of severe deficiencies of nutrients. In truth, no-body gets sick because of a deficiency in pharmaceutical medicine, yet our current medical model, is to categorize sickness according to its symptoms and once you can stick a disease label on it, you can prescribe a drug for it. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not anti-medicine. I do believe meds can be extremely useful to preserve life and help to alleviate terrible pain and suffering, but I also believe, especially in cases of chronic illness, that physicians have a responsibility to look for the root causes and address those, not just cover the symptoms with a drug based band aid and hope they go away. Yet in my humble opinion, even nutritional deficiencies should not be treated as a root cause. If people are nutritionally depleted in the bodies, there must be a reason. Is it their dietary choices? Is their gut microbiome messed up and unable to synthesis the nutrients in their gut? Are they carrying a heavy emotional load from guilt or abuse, or a toxic load from pollutants? Are their lives overloaded with stress? All these and more effect the ability of the body to regenerate. Multivitamin therapy is an extremely valuable and safe aid to health when used correctly. This book will show you how you can optimize the strength of your immune system and provide your body with the nutrients it desperately needs in order to function optimally and heal. However, if you have a chronic disease, I still advise you to investigate simultaneously why your body has become depleted in the first place. Then you can address the root cause of the problem, not just try to pluck diseased fruit off the tree.