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Naturopathic Nutrition: A Guide to Nutrient-Rich Food & Nutritional Supplements for Optimum Health
by Abram Hoffer
A consumer-health and patient-care book, diagnosing the dangers of our modern low-fibre and high-carbohydrate diet, while prescribing an optimum diet of nutrient-rich food and supplements for better health. It identifies the nutritional deficiencies and dependencies caused by our 'junk-food' diet.
Paperback, 350 pages
Published February 25th 2015 by Ccnm Press
(first published May 30th 2006)
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I bought this book hoping to use it as an adjunct to my work with a naturopathic physician. Unfortunately, it's more of a basic vitamin primer and less of a diet/menu food book than I was looking for. Much of the information I knew from other sources, and didn't find anything else that grabbed me in the content. I can't really recommend it to anyone unless they're looking for the basic foundation and underpinnings of naturopathic treatment.
As far as I know, this guy actually had no formal medical training as a Naturopathic Physician. After reading the book, I did a little research and it looks like he was an MD and a PhD. So it is not surprising that we are as disappointed as we are.... Does anyone know otherwise?
Lots of basic info on vitamins , dosages, and case stories, written by a practising "house" doctor. Although the title says "Naturopathic", Hoffer was more of an "Orthomolecular" doctor, meaning using vitamins in large doses to cure various diseases which are possibly clinical deficiencies. Very interesting case histories with Niacin (Vit. B3).
Biochemist, physician and psychiatrist known for promotion of megavitamin therapy as a treatment for schizophrenia and alcoholism.More about Abram Hoffer...