I just heard this remedy that is useful for Schizophrenia and even for other psychiatrist problem such as depression, OCD, anxiety.
U should drink 4 glasses of it every day. This drink should contain 15 almonds 1 glass of water 1 table spoon of natural honey. Mix them and drink.
I just wanted to tell you. My son 25, was lost on the streets in phx. No meds, out of his mind with schizophrenia and alcohol addiction. We found him and we are doing Hoffer's advice 3000 + niacin no flush and C. He is DOING WONDERFUL. It's like night and day. His mind is back and the only struggle he has currently is the addiction, which is also helped by nicacin. This only took two weeks in our case. So please give it a try. Nothing to loose, you can't OD on it or get harmed on it. You do need to read their book. Four nobel prize winning doctors wrote that book having studied that vitamin more tha 45 years. Anyone else giving you advice better have the same or more years behind what they studied. Good luck and God bless!
San Ramon, CA
Please google Dr Abrahm Hoffer and his use of Vitamin B3 Niacin (must use the type that gives the flush).
I have used this with my mother when she was diagnosed with Schizophrenia and the results were nothing short of miraculous.
You will also find a lot of information on this site about Schizophrenia and Vitamin B3.
Hi, I wonder if Ted or anyone else could help me with this one. I suffer from schizoaffective disorder with manias and depressions with psychotic episodes sometimes. I am very shy and as a kids always been and maybe that was the cause of having paranoids or stress factors. Not sure.
I have been doing well for 3 days after using Abilify (15 mgs). I feel the meds cause me irritation, sleepyness and sometimes I feel like anxious and not well. I am 35 years old now. I practice meditation to ease the thoughts and be calm.
So I started one day finding a cure for schizophrenia online. I found abram hoffer and his b3 vitamin therapy. I found out that for the illness I should use the following supplements. Correct me (ted or others) if I am wrong:
- 3x 500mg or 3 x 1000mg b3 each day (niacinamide)
- b-complex...... 50 or 100 ( not sure which one)
- vitamine C (ester-c), 3 x 1000mg
- magnesium.. 400 ( at night to sleep)
- zinc: 30 mg ( in case of pyroluria)
- selenium; dose is unkown for me (works well with all B vitamins, not sure)
- manganese ( in case of tardive kineasea)
- vitamin E (anti oxidants)
So, I am not sure if I can leave away the selenium and vitamin E. I eat healthy food and no sugar at all. thanks
White River Jct, Vermont
Richardson, Tx, Usa
I would like to share a remedy I successfully used to cure schizophrenic thoughts. I was always shy as a kid, and little bit "paranoid" I guess you could say. But when I turned 24 I gradually began to have more paranoia, coupled with anxiety, and sometimes felt I was hearing voices. No, not the audible kind that people usually hear, but more or less I felt there were more thoughts in my head than my own; too many to deal with at once. Some very hateful thoughts had emerged and I sometimes became obsessive over certain angry thoughts, feeling like I couldn't relax and eventually would have a panic attack and feel out of control, possibly cry from too much stimulation etc. I soon found myself trying to figure my thoughts out, but they often made no sense, and I would play psycho-analytical games with other people thinking I realy knew what they were thinking about me. I was always suspicious, and eventhough I didn't want to feel this way that's what happened. Anyway, I know there are others out there that share a similiar story: how they once felt normal than started having some sort of mental illness, be it brain fog (which I also had from the obsessive paranoia), or adhd or whatever it may be. Niacinamide could be the answer to your problems. On the advice of Ted, a famous contributor to this site, I began taking 2000mg - 3000mg of Niacinamide (niacin can be used, but the flushing may become too annoying at such doses for some people). I noticed within a couple days my excessive paranoid thoughts dimnished almost completely, but I continue to take 500mg tablets everytime I feel them coming back. I also continue to take at least one B 50 tablet a day to prevent deficiencies. It works~! I realize not every form of schizophrenic thoughts may be cured this way, but its worth a try for anyone seeking help like I did. High doses of niacinamide have cured my excessive anxiety, paranoia, schizophrenic thoughts, and even helped to solve stomach ailments I have had for years along with keeping myself more alkaline. The alkaline remedy I used with most success in over-acidity was 1/4 sodium bicarbonate, and 1/4 potassium citrate (a 99mg tablet) in a glass of water 3x a day. This also helps to keep me much more stable. When I added sodium carbonate to this mixture sometimes it also helped with over-anxious thought patterns, and to calm the brain down. I hope this helps someone like it did for me. Peace and love. Cordell
Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
From the Townsend Letter
It was nearly 60 years ago when Abram Hoffer and his colleagues began curing schizophrenia with niacin. While some physicians are still waiting, those who have used niacin with patients and families know the immense practical value of what Dr. Hoffer discovered. Abram Hoffer's life has not merely changed the face of psychiatry. He has changed the course of medicine for all time. His 30 books, 600 scientific papers, and thousands of cured patients have yet to convince orthodox medicine.... http://www.townsendletter.com/Nov2009/hoffer1109.html
Like john was saying about this vitamin, good for SZ and Bi-Polar, Depression, ect. I found on this site that they also say coffee is a source of this. I feel for you all and especially empathize with the lisanna. I have been dating someone with full-blown, ( there are different levels of course) SZ. He is the most wonderful person, brilliant infact you can see the war inside him almost, and I say almost all of the time. She mentioned something about coffee intake with her friend. Almost every friend I know who has SZ, BI-polar, Major Depression are insane coffee drinkers. Could this be a craving? an attempt to compensate? In that site above it mentions coffee a decent source of this. Its terrible though. He gets sick quiet a bit. Alot in fact. And from being with him almost everyday for 3 1/2 yrs. I believe it is the toxicity of his meds. in fact my beliefs where backed up by his doctors sight for med combinations. doctors rate meds and there combinations on a scale of 1-10. To give you an example, i am on Wellbutrin and Seroquel. My level is 6. Possible seizure. His on the there hand is rated a 2! He is on Geodon, Seroquel, and a Hypothyroid medicine. It feels as though his body is shutting down. Like i can feel him wilting inside. This rating of 2 gives to him the possibility of QT'S. These are the signals between the brain and the heart. The possibility that the communication can lapse and his system shut down! If it doesn't restart itself.
Why if it is a chemical imbalance don't we find a wholistic way to balance it instead of forcing the brains chemistry!!! With dir consequences for the rest of the individuals running system!! its as if we cut off there heads to examine it and treat it forgetting there is much more to the individual and in the process, harm them. During this time of me seeing him. We had attempted moving in with one another. Which brought on him becoming abusive towards me. Turning against me. An episode, after episode. He has thus moved back in with his parents. it was hard because, he became semi-physically, definitely emotionally and verbally abusive. At the same time asking for my help, and then turning against himself abusively, for having realizing what he had done and back again. He is a golden person inside but you can see this scenario play out. To see him in all this pain. And as of 2 wks. ago he has had a none-stop migraine which he has been to the ER with, then later to see our doctor who is running tests. And then for an MRA. Our Doctor who is an excellent one. God Bless him, is actually going to send him to an Acupunturist Which brings me to want to type with Lisanna, because she was saying she did this for this friend of hers and it helped quite abit. This is soooo so hard. It also plays a bit of havoc with my head and I hate to say it. Due to issues I have. But I must find a way!!! This is too much seeing this happen to this Extrordinary person.
Here is an incredible sight called 29 causes of SZ. Please check it out. See what you think. I am going to keep on, and keep on doing research. I will let you all know what we find out. Thank God he has such a wonderful family. His poor mother is always worreid sick. And that is another thing for individuals with this, especailly when they realize that their Condition, causes others so much pain, on top of what it causes them. Why does the medicl community believe more in masking problems treating things singularly and not as a whole part of that persons funtionality. Come on guys we can do this. And anybody is welcome to get ahold of me. And PLEASE. Get ahold of me if you find anything, any nuance that you deem worthy, your Logic OR Intuition.......Here is that website. I am absolutely studying into these.
A friend of mine was diagnosed with Schizophrenia a few years ago and has rotated through a variety of medicines, some that have caused him to have dramatic muscle paralysis, others audio hallucinations. What I am finding very important in the discussion of brain related problems like Schizophrenia, is knowing the persons history. I think it's difficult to find cures if people are not listing, sharing, and linking together common causes. What I am finding in my research is that a lot of these brain diseases have overlapping symptoms and are likely being misdiagnosed. Upon further research, I believe he actually has Parkinson's Disease Dementia.
He has problems walking and with balance, his hands tremble and shake, he has problems learning and problems talking. Many people assume that if someone is hearing voices and is paranoid they have Schizophrenia. However the dementia aspect causes the same thing. I only uncovered this after looking into the cause, since I know what the cause of his problem is. I just have yet to find the cure.
1. He he a history of drug abuse: he was heavily into smoking marijuana in high school. He has done other drugs like ACID on rare ocassions. In high school there has been alcohol poisening through drinking liquor requiring a stomach pump. Heavy beer drinking throughout the process to the point of severe alcoholism. Never during this point or after did he hear audio hallucinations, have severe paranoia, or have muscle problems.
2. Escalated severe substance abuse: he started huffing lacquer thinner over the course of a year. Following this time period, he began having audio hallucinations, severe paranoia, and had muscle problems.
3. Violent behavior led to medication: after a violent act of agression and threats of personal harm to himself, he was medicated and diagnosed with Schizophrenia.
4. Mixing drugs: He took his drugs and continued drinking alcohol because he was addicted, even with AA meetings. He stopped his medication.
5. Poor evaulation of hallucinations: It's unknown whether the audio hallucinations began to happen during huffing, of after huffing. If after huffing it would suggest that the brain damage caused ongoing hallucinations afterwards, even as huffing was discontinued. What is known is that while on his new meds, audio hallucinations continue to occur, possibly less frequently, it's hard to define when no proper evaluation ever done.
It's possible that huffing caused the hallucinations as he huffed, and the new meds cause the current hallucinations to continue. For those that say they have stopped medicating and continue to hallucinate, the question arises of dependency and lingering toxicity in the system of that med. Also the question arises, what would happen if a normal healthy person took those drugs, would they hallucinate? If so it would suggest strongly that the drugs are causing it. Research could be done into the recreational use of these drugs to see if there is any truth in this and to testimonials of people who quick usage that stop hallucinations.
Theory 2: Based on all his symptoms, it appears he was misdiagnosed with Schizophrenia and actually has Parkinson's with Dementia. I've come to this conclusion after not research Schizophrenia or Parkinson's, but by researching Huffing Lacquer. I came across an article of someone else who huffed for was diagnosed with Parkinson's and shown to have it for at least 3 months at the point of diagnosis.
We report the first description of a patient with parkinsonism induced by solvent abuse. Our patient developed parkinsonism acutely, following heavy abuse of lacquer thinner. Her clinical deficits wee indistinguishable from idiopathic parkinsonism (Parkinson's disease) and she responded to levodopa. Parkinsonism has persisted for more than 3 months. Brain computed tomography was normal. Positron emission tomographic studies showed normal fluorodopa uptake and reduced raclopride binding, indicating an unusual disturbance of striatal dopaminergic function. This patient suggests that organic solvents may cause parkinsonism in susceptible individuals."
What this is suggesting is that things you inhale like lacquer thinner, can lead to Parkinsons. This pushed me to research the symptoms of Parkinsons, all things he appeared to have problems with. Showing that a strong comparison of history can help tie together causes and find links, leading to possible cures.
It should also be noted that Celiac Disease is associated with wheat related foods causing intestine problems, that cause nutrient absorption problems. My research showed that almost all beer has gluten in it because they are mostly brewed from malted barley or wheat. This like ties in a series of additional problems like depression and severe anxiety and irratibility.
Theory 3: Many symptoms are actually pre-existing to the disease. If you lookup Schizophrenia, Parkinsons and Dementia, their are similarities. Also they list things like anxiety, feeling uncomfortable in social settings, etc. These are actually things that he felt prior to any hallucinations or any severe issues. This was actually the reason why he started heavily drinking. He stated that it made him loosen up and took the edge off in a social setting. He would drink to talk to women. This theory suggests that many of the symptoms are not symptoms of the disease because they prexist it. It was the huffing lacquer that started the cycle of audio hallucination and paranioa followed by medication that continued it. When forced to stop drinking, the crutch was removed and he was forced to face that underlying issue of anxiety and fear of social situations. It was amplified by his inability to walk, muscle parilysis and inability to talk and think normally that made him even more conscientious. However it was a pre-existing problem that shouldn't be used to define the disease directly because it misleads people and creates an overlapping of disease symptoms and misclassifications.
Forest Park, Ohio
Hi, To those who hear voices, place a soundrecorder or microphone close to your head. Play back what you've recorded, and you may hear the same voices, amplification may be needed. I have discovered they're entities, I got the voices after some EVP sessions, saying exactly the same words on the pc as in my head. The world must know, don't expect answers from science, they'll never accept a supernatural explanation, people must figure this out themselves.
West Covina, Ca
Adelaide, South Australia
I liked the bio Dawn shared with us about her awfull ordeal with SZ . It was concise simple and practical. Something a layperson could understand or even better by someone with SZ.This is actually the point of my commentary. Dawn mentions her frustration with nobody in the medical community explaining her illness to her. Personally that would terrify me more as well as make me angry. I am an acupuncturist who dated a lovely man with SZ for 15 months. He was medicated relatively stable but obviously unwell. I openly discussed his illness with him asking him more personal questions as well as medical ones. This poor man knew nothing nor did anybody apparently know anything about him. Although on meds voices was very bad making him cautious and isolated. I offered him acupuncture .The results were instant after fist treatment he experienced total silence for the first time in 18 years .Treatment lasted up to 3 to 4 days at time .(Although overjoyed initially adjusting was Hard for him )He continued also with his meds .I also made some minor adjustments to his food habits . Coffee act...he drank up to 18 cups a day. Got him down to 4 .This and the Acupuncture combined stopped the severe tremors he had. We thought they were due to meds but were stressed related. Being a cautious person I was moving slowly to broaden our natural approaches. After 9 months he was inspired and also wanted to do therapy. He changed psychiatrist. On first meeting he seemed so well that this med suggested his diagnosis was grossly overboard. He stated he would take him off meds altogether in the very near future ,and that with counseling his longer term prognosis was very good .Well so many radical' improvements in his physical and mental health including this meds hasty' comments S chose to go right off the meds . It took 3 weeks for him to have a major psychotic episode .The change was so swift he took my advice for only a short time later. By then he was refusing acupuncture claiming I was hypnotizing him hence giving me the power over him to change him so. Things got progressively worse .By Dec he'd had 2 hospitalizations. When released he got worse .The paranoia's escalated for him to a point of terror and rage directed at me .He quite brutally amputated the relationship Dec 21. He blocked my phone number .I did not see him until mid February going to visit him unannounced. I could not stand anymore worrying about him .It was disastrous he is worse. Now the heartbreaking part here is this man had a chance to get well. He was eager to try new things and learn .However me trying to teach him what I could was significantly made less effective by the fact that after more than a year of nearly daily research, I did not find a single article of information on schizophrenia addressed specifically to the actual patient. It seems the allopathic community only share indebt information with each other, and often the very good or recent findings are only available to them via subscription to the site on the condition that you are qualified by their defining standards to do so. As well the information for friends and family are superficial in content. Where is the information for the lay person who needs to learn and is not versed in so much obscure scientific jargon. Myself having a non allopathic degree in medicine still have the fundamentals. I find the recourses difficult and get by continuance cross referring and having to look terminology up. Dawn is right in stating that in her experience often this illness is stigmatized still and far too many suffering clients are treated by far and large as if they were "stupid" .There are many highly intelligent individuals out there afflicted with this tragic illness wanting recourses and finding none. I use the word tragic because the lacking availability of information on their illness and current varied modes of treatment is not shared with them .Resulting in much life long suffering. At best they are maintained whereas a broader field of presented forms of treatment often would make a significant difference in their quality of life. Not withstanding that many patients at moment are benefiting from the pharmaceutical approach, allot more investigation needs to take place on the results of altering biochemical imbalances via nutritional and other alternative methods of medicine. I find myself at moment laughing at my own influencing by the present status quo of mistakenly identifying neutrino as a form of alternative medicine. Mother Nature does shudder and rightly so. The old adage we are what we eat should become more familiar. At the onset all life on earth follows that any organism is dependent on a set of other organisms. Nature takes from nature - humans we can identify ourselves as a part of nature hence the same applies. Yes there is more to be tapped into than what most doctors generally present us with. I would like to see allot more information tailored and directed specifically to those diagnosed with schizophrenia. Easily found straightforward and comprehensive. Written clearly for the patients and the average layperson .Many of us are looking for that. We need to understand what ails us and what treatments are available to us. How they work on our bodies and the possible pros and cons. This would be a huge asset to us .As well as making it easier for us to explain to our practitioners what treatments we have followed and how they affect us. Thanks Dawn for sharing your experience and sentiments with us. I can barely imagine the suffering you went through. I, loving and standing by the side of a wonderful man, clearly suffering in great distress; confused and frustrated by this illness was hard. I cried daily and still do just witnessing the pain I did. Those of us who are personally linked and loving an individual with schizophrenia also need this information. Even after the first psychotic break of my close one, there was a window of opportunity of six weeks where he wanted to educate himself and explore something else he might immediately try. His cognition was still sufficient but his paranoia about me being heightened he did not want to take my word for anything. I would have needed to present him with the official type of information I have mentioned above. The window of opportunity is now closed. We might have been spared allot of lasting grief. There is nothing I can do and this hurts. No one in his environment, family and friends, including his medics are informed either. What will happen? In closing I would like to rally you all into expressing your questions and concerns confidently to the doctors who attend you. This is your right you are bright people that can grasp this and dismiss any ignorant attitudes. Encourage those close to you to do the same. Read the longstanding unrevised Hippocratic Oath. This is your medical community's promise to you on how they will attend to your care and in what spirit. If you are a fractioned reread the unrevised Hippocratic Oath. It is lovely and should inspire you.
Respectfully, Lisanna Garrett D.O.Ac
schizophrenia and gluten free: I did hear from a psychologist that trying to be Gluten Free is going to be something that people will be recommended to try.
I myself have schizoaffective a type of schizophrenia and I am gluten free. no sugar flour and wheat. when I went back to those foods I was sick very quicly. the diet works well for me. I tend to become overweight also adn decompensate quickly under stress and with the wrong foods. without b-complex vitamins I am also in a bad spot. I try to keep up with everything. I take a b complex, fish oil, green juice and a multi. without the supps I am pretty bad off. I have hallucinations and things like that. delusions. I become very psychotic. I may add that I also need antipsychotic and mood stabilizing meds. currently I do not require an antipsychotic med. I take that where necessary.
South Pasadena, California
South Pasadena, California
This helped a young man I know of. There is research coming out on this. Many or most schizophrenics are also celiac - but they don't know it. I also have another friend who's brother was homeless in NY and later committed suicide. The family was able to stay in touch with him somewhat (a caring family) - Somehow they learned (possibly from medical records after his death, I don't know) - that he was also celiac. I am sure he did not follow the gluten free diet. It would be nearly impossible as a homeless person. A very reliable web site on the latest research is www.celiac.com (please don't edit out the web site! It is similar to this site - it is there to help people!)
Not all celiacs are schizophrenic - in fact only very few are - but the reverse case is that all or nearly all schizophrenics may be celiac. This can cause severe vitamin and mineral deficiencies because the small intestine is damaged - so in the schizophrenic cases it must be the areas of the intestine that would take in nutrients for the brain
Hello, I'm reading a book by Harold Foster on alternative treatments for schizophrenia. There are different forms of the illness and therefore different nutritional approaches. The main concern is that, while there are definitely genetic aspects of the disease, these can be mitigated through early nutritional support and social support. A low sugar diet, low allergy diet such as paleo (no grains, no dairy) plus a high intake of antioxidants and B3 niacin, and B12, should show improvement if not remission. See more in the full book here: http://www.hdfoster.com/sites/hdfoster.com/files/users/user10/WhatReallyCausesSchizophreniawithp54.pdf
I have a son that has Schizoaffective Disorder. Over the years we tried the orthomolecular medicine based from Abram Hoffner's research. I was taking my son to Pfeiffer Treatment Center in Napersville, Ill. and he was taking compounded supplements based on the tests they had taken. We really saw no improvement over a 2 year period. My son has been on a gluten, dairy, soy free diet for 10 years. No junk foods, coffee, caffeine and strictly organic, GMO free. He has been on either invega or abilify all this time and they have never really quieted the voices.
Just recently I started doing more research and I have found is some new research that looks fairly promising.
"Glutamate is the main excitatory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system. Dysfunction of the glutamatergic system plays an important role in the pathogenesis of schizophrenia.
Schizophrenia is associated with low levels of Beclin-1 in the hippocampus of the affected which causes diminished autophagy which in turn results in increased neuronal cell death.
It is observed that biotinidase, which maintains biotin levels, is very sensitive to oxidative stress."
So with the above in mind, I started to research what would effect the Glutamatergic system and also the beclin-1 and also help with oxidative stress.I discovered they have been running some trials using Sarcosine and N-Acetyl Cysteine.
"Sarcosine (N-methylglycine) is a naturally occurring GlyT1 inhibitor that has been used in early clinical trials in Taiwan. Initial studies with sarcosine showed efficacy similar to - and in some cases better than - that of direct glycine/D-serine site agonists when added to first-generation or non-clozapine second-generation antipsychotics. Sarcosine also has been found to be effective for acute treatment of schizophrenia."
One study administered N-acetylcysteine, a glutathione precursor, as a potential treatment for persistent negative symptomsEncouraging clinical results were observed in this double-blind study, along with improvement in negative symptoms, and overall functioning.
To address the low levels of Beclin-1 in the hippocampus of the affected which causes diminished autophagy which in turn results in increased neuronal cell death. I found that Trehalose reduces p62/Beclin-1 ratio and increases autophagy in the frontal cortex of ICR mice, possibly by increasing Beclin-1.
"biotinidase, which maintains biotin levels, is very sensitive to oxidative stress"
To deal with the Oxidative stress I have found that Cold Pressed Krill oil and astaxanthin appear to be the best course of action I can find.
So to sum it up...
This is our new course of action:
1,000MG twice a day of Sarcosine and N-Acetyl Cysteine via Profrontal a natural product designed to support
NMDA Receptor function
1250 MG Cold Pressed Krill Oil
4 MG Astaxanthin
Trehalose ( sub-lingually ) Not sure on the dosage of the treholose yet
We where going to try CBD Oil (cannabidiol) as they had a very promising clinical trial in Germany where the CBD Oil had the same effects if not better than the typical anti-psychotic medicine without all the side effects of anti-psychotics. BUT the cost would be a minimum of $1,500 a month and only be available in states that had legalized medical marijuana. Yes, you can buy CBD Hemp oil via the mail but the quality and source is very questionable.
I will update my post going forward if we see improvement.