Niacin (vitamin B3) is a small molecule-made of only 14 atoms-smaller even than the simplest sugar. But this one molecule has profound effects on health: it plays a role in more than 500 reactions in the body. Many illnesses are caused by too little niacin, and many illnesses can be cured with mega doses of niacin. The authors of Niacin: The Real Story are advocates of orthomolecular (nutrition-based) medicine, supporting an approach to wellness that involves substances that naturally occur in the human body, such as niacin. This book makes the case for the widespread use of niacin for the prevention and treatment of health problems. In Niacin: The Real Story readers will discover: o How to take niacin, with detailed recommendations on forms and therapeutic doses o Accurate information on niacin side effects and safety o How niacin can be used for arthritis, children's learning and behavioral disorders, mental illness, cardiovascular disease, and other conditions Niacin: The Real Story is for people who want to learn more about niacin and its wonderful healing properties.
About the Authors:
Abram Hoffer, M.D., Ph.D., has published over 600 reports and articles as well as thirty books. His early work led to the use of niacin for schizophrenia and as an anticholesterol treatment. He died in 2009 at the age of ninety-one.
Andrew W. Saul, Ph.D., is the author of Doctor Yourself and Fire Your Doctor! With Dr. Abram Hoffer, he co-wrote Orthomolecular Medicine for Everyone and The Vitamin Cure for Alcoholism. He is also coauthor of Vitamin C: The Real Story, I Have Cancer: What Should I Do?, Hospitals and Health, and The Vitamin Cure for Children's Health Problems (all available from Basic Health). He has published over 100 reviews and editorials and his non-commercial, natural-healing website is DoctorYourself.com.
Harold D. Foster, Ph.D., worked as a geomorphologist, professor of medical geography, and consultant to the U.N. in disaster planning. He authored or edited over 300 publications, which focused on reducing disaster losses or identifying the causes of chronic degenerative and infectious diseases. He died in 2009.