Thursday, September 6, 2012

Great orthomolecular psychiatry ebooks - free

Repost of an article from Orthomolecular Medicine News Services.
A generous offering of ebooks in honor of Dr. Riordan.
For schizophrenia info, see Dr. Pfeiffer's: The Schizophrenia, Ours to Conquer.
This article may be reprinted free of charge provided 1) that there is clear
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Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, August 30, 2012

Books by Nutritional Medicine Pioneers Now Available for Free Download

(OMNS Aug 30, 2012) On Friday, January 7, 2005, a physician and pioneer in
orthomolecular medicine penned what would later be discovered to be his
final thoughts: "What we learn from these superb observers and
orthomolecular doers can literally change our lives for the better." The
doctor was Hugh D. Riordan, M.D..In honor of Dr Riordan, his maverick
spirit, and his contribution to orthomolecular medicine over the years that
continues today through his clinic, a number of books written by or about
pioneers in orthomolecular medicine are now available for open access and
free download as described below:

The Wonderful World Within You: Your Inner Nutritional Environment

by Roger J. Williams, Ph.D. (1998)

Understanding your individual differences can be the key to a healthier,
more vigorous life. This 21st century edition neatly summarizes Dr Roger J.
Williams' lifetime of wisdom about many topics: nutrition, wholesome foods,
nutritional supplements, our individual differences, preventing alcoholism,
and finding a healthy and satisfying life.


The Vitamin C Controversy: Questions and Answers
by Emanuel Cheraskin, M.D., D.M.D. (1988)

Professor of Medicine Dr. Emanuel Cheraskin became interested in lifestyle
as a solution to many serious medical problems. This led to studies in
nutrition eventuating in this publication, The Vitamin C Controversy:
Questions and Answers, is intended to respond to the fifty most commonly
asked questions dealing with vitamin C research studies.


Health and Happiness
by Emanuel Cheraskin, M.D., D.M.D. (1989)

It almost seems as if there is no rhyme or reason to health and happiness.
But there is... and it's lifestyle. Those who seem to be well are
characterized largely by positive social habits (pluses). The unhealthy and
unhappy are more often than not laden with poor lifestyles (minuses). Within
these pages you will find the simple techniques for measuring your own way
of life.

The Schizophrenias: Ours to Conquer
by Carl C. Pfeiffer, Ph.D., M.D., Richard Mailloux, B.S. and Linda Forsythe,

"This impressive volume contains the observations and theories about the
schizophrenias gathered by Carl Pfeiffer and colleagues over more than
twenty years. I have heard Dr. Pfeiffer lecture dozens of times and have
always enjoyed listening to his clear exposition of his work. More
important, I always learn something. Unfortunately, too few psychiatrists
have been wise enough to attend his lectures. They can remedy this
deficiency by studying this book. " - Abram Hoffer, M.D., Ph.D.

Medical Mavericks Vol. 1
by Hugh Desaix Riordan, M.D. (1988)

Often reviled by their contemporaries, medical mavericks blazed the trail of
scientific progress. These tales of discovery, personal hardship, court
intrigues, and hardball professional rivalry make for fascinating reading.
Medical Mavericks will raise the eyebrows of many, and bring a sense of
relief to contemporary mavericks who can take comfort in the thought that at
least they aren't being burned at the stake.

Medical Mavericks Vol. 2
by Hugh Desaix Riordan, M.D. (1989)

Medical Mavericks, Volume Two continues what Volume One started. This is a
good book for medical professionals, history buffs, and anyone who wants to
learn more about the pioneers in the field of medicine. After all, even the
concept that physicians need to wash their hands was once ridiculed.

Medical Mavericks Vol. 3
by Hugh Desaix Riordan, M.D. (2005)

Dr. Riordan was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and the University
of Wisconsin Medical School, and had practiced clinical medicine for nearly
50 years. Medical Mavericks, Volume Three, is the completion of Dr.
Riordan's trilogy of biographical vignettes about these fascinating
trailblazers. It also marks Dr. Riordan's final publication.


For further reading:

Pyramid on the Prairie
by Craig Miner (2011)

This is the story of the first quarter century of Dr. Riordan's Center for
the Improvement of Human Functioning (now the Riordan Clinic), which
pioneered an alternative approach to medicine despite fierce criticism from
within the medical profession and staunch resistance from the insurance


The Riordan Clinic is a non-profit organization whose mission is to
stimulate an epidemic of health worldwide. For more information about the
Riordan Clinic, visit
. To review the listing of free publications online, visit

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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Curación Natural para Esquizofrenia

Curación Natural para Esquizofrenia
por fin está disponible en español. Ir a:

Más profundo agradecimiento al traductor, la Señora Graciela Martínez de Zepeda, y el Editor, la Señora Norma Reyna.

Curación Natural para Esquizofrenia abarca décadas de experiencia clínica y la investigación pionera a nivel mundial por los médicos. Describe la importancia de cada nutriente y hierba a la salud mental, y representa a los principales subgrupos bioquímicos. También explora el papel de las alergias, desequilibrios de azúcar, metales pesados ​​y otras toxinas, y las enfermedades que contribuyen. Contiene un glosario, recursos, bibliografía y referencias extensas.

Dr. William J. Walsh, PhD: Este es el volumen más útil de los métodos nutricionales para trastornos mentales que se ha escrito en los últimos 20 años. Creo que será un recurso de gran valor para los investigadores, especialistas clínicos y familiares por igual. Es una lectura necesaria para nuestros investigadores y médicos.

Dr. Oscar Rogers Kruesi, MD: Un recurso invaluable para cada familia afligida no sólo por la esquizofrenia, sino por cualquier trastorno mental. Este libro nos ilumina a todos los de la profesión médica y dará una gran esperanza y consuelo a los pacientes. Lo recomiendo entusiastamente.

Dr. Abram Hoffer, PhD, MD, Padre de la Psiquiatría Ortomolecular: Una descripción magnífica y pormenorizada de los tratamientos ortomoleculares, con suficientes detalles para que cualquier médico, con sólo el material aquí presentado pueda empezar a usar el tratamiento. Al mismo tiempo, este libro provee un excelente plan de estudios, de lo que podría ser un curso de varios semestres, para enseñar a los médicos acerca de los mejores tratamientos para esquizofrenia que se encuentran disponibles hoy.

Dr. Ralph Golan, MD: Edelman ha compilado y hecho contribución magnífica y necesaria en el campo de la salud mental. Bien organizado, claramente escrito, entendible, será cambiará sin lugar a dudas la vida de los que sufren una enfermedad mental y la de sus familiares. Su lectura, debería ser obligatoria para psiquiatras, psicólogos y otros profesionales de salud, así como, para aquellos que planean una carrera médica o una política nacional de salud. Es un excelente trabajo y un faro de esperanza.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Schizophrenia: Histapenia Symptoms

The histamine imbalance biotypes were initially introduced by Dr. Pfeiffer, who found extremes in blood histamine in two-thirds of his schizophrenic patients, with improvement occurring as nutrients brought histamine toward normal (as indicated by biochemical tests). He gave the name, histapenia, to the biotype associated with low histamine.
Dr. Walsh later suggested that the primary imbalance underlying the low histamine chemistry is, simply put, neurotransmitter overmethylation plus insufficient folic acid.  More on this later.

In detailed labs taken for over 25,000 schizophrenics (just in the two clinics of Doctors Pfeiffer and Walsh), 45-50% fell into the histapenia subgroup, making histapenia the most common biochemistry in those diagnosed with schizophrenia.

Symptoms of histapenia (tendencies)
High anxiety, perhaps panic attacks. Racing thoughts, grandiosity. General overstimulation.
Obsessions, suspicious, dysperceptions.
Learning disorders, underachiever in school. Problems with abstract thought.
Depression, but usually less than in other biotypes,
Often artistic or musical. Increased religiosity.
With high copper / low zinc, insufficient niacin (vitamin B3): paranoia, voices, psychosis, usually classic schizophrenia symptoms.
Physical tendencies
Dry eyes, mouth (increasing tendency to carries). Dry skin, tendency to eczema. Hairy.
Low libido, often overweight, low metabolism.
High pain threshhold. Any pain clusters in the head, neck, upper body.
Restless leg syndrome, ringing in the ears. Insomnia, turning day into night.
Food and chemical sensitivity, particularly perfume sensitivity. Seasonal allergies uncommon. Increased estrogen (e.g., postpartum) often associated with psychosis.
Reacts poorly to methionine, SAMe, antihistamines.

Low blood histamine and often absolute basophils, low folic acid, high copper, low serum zinc, elevated norepinephrine and/or dopamine, and often, serotonin.
For further discussion and visuals, see the sample pages from
 my schizophrenic book at:

Reminder: This information is presented for educational purposes only, and is not intended for diagnostic or treatment purposes. If you need treatment for schizophrenia, or any other medical condition, please consult a knowledgeable physician.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Orthomolecular Treatment of Schizophrenia: Key Bibliographies

Some studies by practitioners discussed in: Research and clinical data supporting the therapeutic use of nutrients for schizophrenia (March 22, 2010 post), which see.

Bibliography from the work of Dr. Abram Hoffer, MD, PhD,  Father of Orthomolecular Psychiatry.

Bibliography from Dr. Carl C. Pfeiffer, MD, PhD, the major force behind the schizophrenia biotypes.

Bibliography from Dr. William J. Walsh, PhD, who expanded the use of biotype treatments to other mental disorders.