Complementary Medicine Solutions - Charles Gant, M. D., Ph.D. ($34.95)
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At $34.95 it costs less than a doctor's appointment, but worth many with Dr
Gant himself. This is an easy to understand book that explains nutritional
and other solutions to complex triggers for ADD/ADHD.
Treatments for Autism and PDD - William Shaw, Ph.D.($25.00)
This phenomenal book describes some ways in which there
have been cures - yes cures - for autism. It is not the norm, but both cures and
dramatic improvements are now possible thanks to Dr. Shaw's pioneering work.
The book is included here because of the relevance for other CNS disorders
like bipolar disorder.
*End Your Addiction Now : The Proven Nutritional Supplement Program That Can
Set You Free - Charles Gant, M. D., Ph.D. and
Greg Lewis, Ph.D.
($25.95) One hardback left. Paperbacks are $14.95.
Dr. Gant presents phenomenal outcome data
from his inpatient treatment program. The secret? Assessing metabolic and
nutritional deficiencies and then restoring brain health and functioning
with customized solutions.
Depression The Chromium Connection
- Malcolm Noell McLeod, M.D.
Author's Amazon Review: His patients try psychotherapy, antidepressants,
but what really works for the 70% for whom it does work is chromium
picolinate. Their diagnosis? Atypical depression with associated symptoms
such as tiredness, excessive appetite, weight gain and a heavy feeling in
It is wonderful to see a psychiatrist sharing the increasingly respectable,
though, for some, still radical view that nutrients can restore "mental"
What I like most about the book is reading between the lines. Even while he
supports a psychoanalytic approach, most (not all) of his patients say it is
the chromium that made the difference. While the author respectfully defends
what I consider to be an overrated ideology, in my view, he also undercuts
it with his own research. The influence of his socialization into the field
of psychiatry is not lost as the author frames his initial impressions of
rapid improvement through his psychopharmaceutical lenses.
Still, Dr Mcleod is supporting an approach to "depression" based on
treatable biological risk factors. The implications of this perspective are
yet to be seen. If chromium is so effective perhaps tryptophan, magnesium,
amino acids, etc. can also be effective for specific identifiable biological
Breaking the Vicious Cycle - Elaine Gottshall, B. A., M.Sc.
unique perspective on the relationship of diet and the health of the gut as
it relates to overall health, including mental health.
A Dose of Sanity - Sydney Walker III, M. D.
A classic. One of the first to point out the obvious, that labels do not
guide treatment; rather they limit assessment and treatment options.
Depression, Cured at Last - Sherry A. Rogers, M. D.
This is but one of a number of outstanding books by Dr.
Rogers addressing a multitude of environmental, nutritional, and metabolic
factors involved in depression.
Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills - Russell Blalock, M.D.
An important book for bipolar patients who risk brain injury by ingesting excitotoxins
such as glutamate. Did you know that some farmers
are now spraying
on your produce?
Mad In America: Bad Science, Bad Medicine, and The Enduring Mistreatment of
the Mentally Ill - Robert Whitaker
review of the care of the mentally ill provides a unique perspective for
understanding current practices.
Seeds of Deception - Jefferey Smith
Some years ago, when tryptophan was pulled from the market
after killing or injuring hundreds of people the public was led to believe
the cause was poor industrial practices by a Japanese company. That was half
Actually, the cause was a new method of using Genetically Modified Organisms
(GMO's) to produce the tryptophan. Scientist-sleuths were able to track
down the cause because the problem was acute and lethal. What
happens when the problem is subacute and chronic? In Too Good to be True,
Nutrients Quiet the Unquiet Brain, I discuss risk factors for
mania such as glutamic acid. I also raise unanswered question about the role
of mitogens and antigens. While Jeffery Smith does not address the specific
issue of bipolar disorder, or even mental illness, his book is nonetheless
instructive for those whose body chemistry already puts them at risk for
The Natural Medicine Guide to Bipolar Disorder - Stephanie Marohn
Very concise and well written; includes some excellent summaries of the
work of William Walsh, Ph.D., Julia Ross, M. A., among others. Presents a
number of different models, leaving the reader to determine effectiveness.
Missing is a discussion of broad based supplement approaches such as Empower
Nutritional Influences on Mental Illness - Melvyn Werback, M. D.
Includes comprehensive summaries of research
studies as they related to nutrition and mental illness.
Skywriting: A Life Out of the Blue - Jane Pauley
This memoir by one of America's favorite TV personalities
includes a description of an episode of hypomania which may have been
secondary to an unknown condition that gave her hives, the steroid treatment
she received for hives, or the antidepressants for the depression from the
steroid treatment for hives. Her narrative, in my opinion, confirms one of
the painful lessons in Too Good to be True? Nutrients Quiet the
Unquiet Brain, that treating symptoms before getting an accurate
diagnosis is not only risky but also can obscure the original problem. For
example, what was the problem to be solved, the hives, the steroids, or the
anti depressants? What about the initial cytokine-mediated response that
caused the hives? Her reporting that her antidepressant medications
"unveiled" an underlying disorder may not reflect the whole picture.
The responsibility for the symptoms seems to rest with the "unveiled"
illness, not with the iatrogenic effects of steroids and
antidepressants, or even the cytokine-mediated inflammation that preceded
Omega-3 Connection: The Groundbreaking Anti-depression Diet and Brain
Program - Andrew Stoll, M. D.
Describes Dr. Stoll's groundbreaking research
on the role of omega-3 fatty acids in maintaining mental health.