The Standard Recommended "Schizophrenia" Nutritional and Dietary Regimen: A remarkable 90% recovery rate
Based on the works of Abram Hoffer, M.D., pioneer of nutritional psychiatry, as reported in Nutritional Influences on Mental Illness by Melvyn Werbach, M.D.
Our grateful acknowledgement to Dr. Hoffer for permission to use his work.
The following dietary and nutritional regimen is reported to have over a 90% success rate with patients who are ill for the first time or who are suffering their second or third episode with healthy periods in between. It is reported that after two years over 90% will be well, none will be worse, and none will have tardive dyskinesia (drug-induced involuntary muscular movements). They will have to remain on the regimen many years, perhaps their entire lives.
For chronic patients those who have failed to improve from previous treatment, including those mentally disturbed for years (although not the chronic patients seen in the back wards of mental hospitals) about 50% will improve after 10 years. However, not all will be working.
These results are based on:
Six prospective double-blind studies. 1
Elimination of all processed or prepared foods containing added refined sugars and probably 90% of other additives, as foods that contain added sugars usually contain other additives.
Elimination diets to remove all foods to which the patient is allergic or sensitive.
Vitamin B3 (niacin or niacinamide) 0.5 2 grams 3 times
1. Prospective applied to double blind studies means that the
study was planned in detail, that it was laid out in advance
and that it was analyzed after the study was completed. This
is in contrast to studies where the comparison was made only
after the study been completed and the results were known. I
don't particularly like the term but use it since it is recognized
by double blind theorists. Under my direction between 1952 and
1960 we completed six of these experiments, the first in psychiatric
history. Probably in the whole field of medicine I know of only
two studies done by doctors for condition like arthritis before
we completed ours. What is ironic is that our critics have continued
to misreport our work and claimed that we had not done any controlled
studies. Read my recent book "Vitamin B-3 and Schizophrenia."