Naturopathic Nutrition, a Guide to Health Food and Nutritional Supplements
- Author: Abram Hoffer & Jonathan Prousky
- Published: March 2006
- Publisher: CCNM Press
- Number of pages: 350 pages
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From two leading authorities in naturopathic clinical nutrition comes this consumer-health and patient-care book, diagnosing the dangers of our modern low-fiber and high-carbohydrate diet, while prescribing an optimum diet of nutrient-rich food and supplements for better health. The authors identify the nutritional deficiencies and dependencies caused by our 'junk-food' diet that lead to malnutrition and other serious dietary diseases and disorders. They recommend a diet that is whole, alive, fresh, and varied, rather than processed, dead, stale, and monotonous. For individuals with nutrient deficiencies and dependencies, they recommend appropriate vitamin,mineral, essential fatty acid, and amino acid therapy. The book features a 12-step program for developing an individualized diet and a 30-page analysis of the nutrient content of common foods.
About the author:
Abram Hoffer (November 11, 1917 – May 27, 2009) was a Canadian biochemist, physician and psychiatrist who developed a theory that nutrition and vitamins may be effective treatments for schizophrenia. This general approach is not considered credible within the medical community. It includes the use of large doses of vitamins and is commonly called megavitamin therapy in general. Hoffer is also known for his "adrenochrome hypothesis" of schizoaffective disorders and protocols for remediation based on natural compounds such as vitamins, minerals and specific fats. Hoffer was also involved in the discovery that high dose niacin can be used to treat high cholesterol and other dyslipidemias.
Jonathan E. Prousky graduated from Bastyr University (Kenmore, WA) with a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine. He furthered his clinical training by completing a Family Practice Residency sponsored by the National College of Naturopathic Medicine. His pre-medical training was completed at the University of Toronto where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Physical and Health Education. Jonathan also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Health Sciences from Bastyr University. In 2008 he obtained a Master of Science degree in International Primary Health Care from the University of London.