What Really Causes Schizophrenia

Dr. Harold D. Foster, Ph.D. (1933 – 2009) was one of the giants in orthomolecular medicine with boundless enthusiasm and a prolific gift of writing. He was a researcher with a soaring scientific mind who made unique contributions to the understanding of health and disease. Dr. Foster was professor of geography at the University of Victoria.

Using evidence from disciplines as diverse as history, geography, biochemistry and genetics, Dr. Foster demonstrates in the book “What Really Causes Schizophrenia” (2003) that schizophrenia is caused by the hallucinogen adrenochrome and its derivatives. Effective treatment involves orthomolecular substances that reduce adrenochrome production or mitigate its impact.

Dr. Abram Hoffer (1917 – 2009) wrote in 2004 a book review of “What Really Causes Schizophrenia” in the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine. For more information on the science and research based on Dr.Foster’s work, visit The Harold Foster Foundation and Foster Health.

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An Orthomolecular Approach to Diabetes

Julian Whitaker, MD (born August 7, 1944), graduated from Dartmouth College in 1966, and received his medical training at Emory University Medical School  in Atlanta in 1970. He is a member of the American Medical Association and is board certified in anti-aging medicine.

In 1979 Dr. Whitaker opened the Whitaker Wellness Institute in Newport Beach, California, and today it is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive alternative medicine clinic. At this clinic they have unparalleled success treating diabetes. Their personalized nutritional protocols at and weight-loss strategies have helped thousands of patients reduce their reliance on insulin and oral diabetes drugs — often eliminating them altogether.

 

Masks of Madness: Science of Healing

A Documentary on the Orthomolecular Treatment of Schizophrenia: 

Masks of Madness: Science of Healing (1998) explores the orthomolecular approach to treating mental illness, chronicling the experiences of patients and physicians who have gone beyond the inadequacies of conventional psychiatry to find real hope in orthomolecular medicine. Hosted by actor Margot Kidder, who herself suffered from bipolar disorder, the film recounts her journey to recovery using orthomolecular medicine.

Joining Margot, other patients participate in a candid roundtable discussion of their individual descents into mental illness, their difficulties in getting answers from conventional psychiatry, and their final recoveries using alterations in diet, vitamin and mineral supplementation, and a minimum of pharmacological intervention. Well known doctors and health professionals also share their experiences.

Abram Hoffer, Hugh Riordan, Hyla Cass, Bradford Weeks, Michael Janson, Patrick Holford and others describe the elements of their therapeutic approach, their satisfaction at seeing patients recover from the “incurable,” as well as the professional resistance they faced when incorporating orthomolecular treatment into their medical and psychiatric practices.

The major orthomolecular building blocks for optimal mental health are introduced in a comprehensive way to demonstrate that orthomolecular medicine is a real answer for people suffering from mental illness and for physicians who long to make significant changes in the lives of their patients. Everyone will benefit from seeing this absorbing, informative and inspiring documentary. (Excerpt from orthomed.org)

This video is produced by Sisyphus Communications in conjunction with the International Schizophrenia Foundation.