Nutrition and Mental Illness

An Orthomolecular Approach to Balancing Body Chemistry
Nutrition and Mental Illness
An Orthomolecular Approach to Balancing Body Chemistry

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Pages : 136

Book Size : 5.25 x 8.50

ISBN-13 : 9780892812264

Imprint : Healing Arts Press

Release Date : April 01, 1988

Format : Paperback Book

Dr. Carl Pfeiffer’s extensive program of research into the causes and treatment of mental illness found that many psychological problems can be traced to biochemical imbalances in the body. He achieved unprecedented success in treating a wide range of mental problems by adjusting diet and providing specific nutritional supplements for those conditions where deficiences exist. This book documents his approach.
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About Nutrition and Mental Illness

Believing that drugs and psychoanalysis were not always the best course of treatment for a variety of mental illnesses, Dr. Carl Pfeiffer began an extensive program of research into the causes and treatment of mental illness, and in 1973 opened the Brain Bio Center in Princeton, New Jersey. Here, with a team of scientists, he found that many psychological problems can be traced to biochemical imbalances in the body. With these patients, he achieved unprecedented success in treating a wide range of mental problems by adjusting diet and providing specific nutritional supplements for those conditions where deficiences exist. This book documents his approach.

Each year, thousands of people are diagnosed as schizophrenic; many more suffer from depression, anxiety, and phobias.

Dr. Pfeiffer's methods of treatment presented in Nutrition and Mental Illness are a valuable adjunct to traditional therapies, and can bring hope of real wellness to many of those who suffer. 

Table of Contents

Table of content

Nutrition and Mental Illness
An Orthomolecular Approach to Balancing Body Chemistry

Preface
Foreword

1. Mental Illness- Not All in the Mind
2. Understanding Mental Illness
3. Anxiety and Phobias-The Copper Connection
4. High Histamine Can Cause Depression
5. B6 and Zinc-The Missing Link
6. Brain Allergies
7. The Dangers of Daily Bread
8. Hypoglycemia-The Sugar Blues
9. Minerals, Mood Swings, and Manic Depressive Disorders
10. Diet, Crime, And Delinquency
11. How to Age Without Senility
12. Drugs-The Treatment That Leads Nowhere
13. Why Nutrition is the Way Forward
14. There is an Alternative to Hospitalization
15. Optimum Nutrition for Mental Health
16. Nutrition Programs for Specific Diseases
Conclusion-Have Faith in Tomorrow's Medicine
Summary of the Schizophrenias
References and Further Reading
Useful Addresses
Index

Author Bio
Carl C. Pfeiffer Ph.D., M.D. was the Director of the Brain Bio Center in Princeton, New Jersey. 
Reviews

Reviews

Book Praise

Book Praise

"A proper biochemical balance is necessary to mental as well as physical health. In Nutrition and Mental Illness, Pfeiffer details how deficiencies (and excesses) of various nutrients can lead to imbalances that result in mood swings, manic-depressive states, schizophrenia and antisocial behavior. Pfeiffer also explains how these conditions are treated with nutrients rather than drugs; he calls the latter 'a door that leads nowhere."
Health Foods Business

"Many of the chapters outline possible causes and nutritional treatment for different mental disorders-from depression to senility. His methods may be a valuable adjunct to traditional therapies, and may offer hope to those who have had no success with those therapies."
Let's Live

"Nutrition and Mental Illness is very readable for physician and patient, presenting itself almost as a cookbook for approaching mental illness and most chronic physical illnesses."
Jonathan Collin, M.D., Townsend Letter for Doctors

 

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