Feel Better, Live Longer with Vitamin B-3, Nutrient Deficiency
- Author: Hoffer Abram, Foster Harold
- Published: January 2007
- Publisher: CCNM Press
- Number of pages: 100
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This is the first unified theory of nutrient deficiency and dependency. It is Dr Linus Pauling's revolutionary idea in the 1960s: the world is in a B-3 deficiency and dependency pandemic. Some patients may be vitamin deficient and others may be vitamin dependent. Dependency arises when the person has extremely high vitamin requirements. Both these patients will experience general ill-health and manifest a wide variety of disease conditions that are now inadequately treated with drugs in conventional medical practice. The authors prove that large, controlled doses of vitamin B-3 or niacin, are effective in preventing, treating, and even reversing such niacin deficiency and dependency disorders as pellagra, schizophrenia, Huntington's disease, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, alcoholism, cardiovascular diseases, (high cholesterol), and anxiety.
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.
Harry Foster, former Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Victoria, died on August 15, 2009. Dr Foster was born in Tunstall, Yorkshire, England where he was educated at the Hull Grammar School and University College London. While at university, he specialized in Geology and Geography, earning a B.Sc. in 1964 and a Ph.D. in 1968. He was a faculty member in the Department of Geography, University of Victoria, from 1967 to 2008. Last year he received his 40-year service commendation from the university. Harry will be best remembered for his contributions to medical geography, where he developed many early concepts regarding the spatial distribution of diseases and environmental causality behind certain diseases long before such relationships were recognized. He wrote books on schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s, AIDS and cancer, to name a few. He was also the series editor for the department’s well known Western Geographical Series of book publications