Megavitamin Therapy

Megavitamin therapy, also called orthomolecular medicine, is the use of large doses of vitamins, often more than the recommended daily amount, to prevent or treat disease.

Vitamin Cure

Can common nutrients curb violent tendencies and dispel clinical depression?

High-Dose Vitamin C: Can It Kill Cancer Cells?

Interest in using very high doses of vitamin C as a cancer treatment began as long ago as the 1970s when it was discovered that some properties of the vitamin may make it toxic to cancer cells.

More Matters: Treating Illness with Megadose Vitamin C

One of the most famous examples of the healing power of vitamin C is that of former U.S. diplomat and author, Norman Cousins, who in 1964 was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis, an extremely painful degenerative condition of the connective tissue of the spine.

How to Treat Depression with Therapeutic Doses of Vitamins

The most common forms of depressive disorders are major depressive disorder and dysthymia, notes the National Institute of Mental Health. Symptoms can include feeling hopeless, irritability and fatigue.

Megavitamins May Be Useful Treatment for Many Genetic Diseases, or Just Good Insurance to Tune Up Body’s Metabolism

Linus Pauling’s claim that megadoses of vitamin C can prevent colds remains unproven, yet high doses of some vitamins could play a big role in the treatment of disease and perhaps slow the effects of aging, according to a University of California, Berkeley, biochemist.

Orthomolecular Medicine: The Therapeutic Use of Dietary Supplements for Anti-Aging

Dietary supplements at high doses as part of medical therapy have been controversial, but the evidence suggests that they play a significant role in prevention and treatment of diseases as well as protection from accelerated aging that results from oxygen free-radical damage, inflammation, and glyca...

Lifetime Spent Healing

In 1952, a patient with catatonic schizophrenia lay in a Saskatchewan hospital bed, in a coma and dying. Dr. Abram Hoffer, then a research psychiatrist, was determined not to let him go.

Can Taking Vitamins Be Dangerous?

The Journal of the American Medical Association published a study that not only questioned the efficacy of antioxidant supplements, but also their safety. TODAY nutritionist Joy Bauer breaks down the results and how you can take the right vitamins safely.

High-Dose Vitamin C Benefits and Side Effects

Vitamin C (also called L-ascorbic acid or ascorbate) is a nutrient that humans must get from food or dietary supplements since it cannot be made in the body.

The Role of Vitamins and Minerals in Psychiatry

Roughly 90 years of research demonstrate the relevance of dietary nutrients for mental health.


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