Our extensive book list in pdf form provides professionals and the public with a resource for self-education in orthomolecular therapies for physical and mental illnesses. We carry books as well as reprints from our journal which cover a wide range of issues. Click on the relevant publication list to download the pdf. Please check any items you are interested in, fill out the contact and shipping information and fax the order back to us. We will process your order ASAP.
To order books visit our book page.
Feed Your Head: A New ISF Documentary
Feed Your Head, the new ISF documentary about the life and work of Dr. Abram Hoffer, won the Founder’s award “for an outstanding production exemplifying historical Canadian characters or events” at the Yorkton Film Festival in Saskatachewan in May this year. Shot across Canada over a three year period from 2006 to 2009, the 45 minute film tells the gripping story of Dr. Hoffer and Humphry Osmond, who met in 1951 and embarked on a quest to find what psychiatry said didn’t exist: a cure for schizophrenia. They showed that mental illness could be controlled with natural foods, a healthy lifestyle, and large doses of vitamins. Linus Pauling called this approach “orthomolecular.” Sixty years later thousands have been helped by these heretical ideas, and educated consumers have begun to demand more common sense in mental health care. Feed Your Head is produced by Connie Littlefield, Kyle Cameron and Steven Carter and directed by Connie Littlefield.
Order your Feed Your Head DVD from the ISF for $25, including tax and shipping within North America. Call: 416 733 2117 or email: email@example.com or order online by filling out the form below
A Documentary on the Orthomolecular Treatment
Produced by Sisyphus Communications in conjunction with the ISF. 49 minutes, 1998. View a 15 minute synopsis
The ISF has produced a documentary on the orthomolecular approach to mental illness, and the finished film is now ready for prime time. This documentry will be aired on television and is also available to the general public as a video. Masks of Madness: Science of Healing chronicles the experiences of patients and health care profession als who went beyond the inadequacies of conventional psychitry to find their answers in or thomolecular medicine.
Hosted by actor Margot Kidder who herself suffered from manic depression, we hear how she finally recovered using orthomolecular medicine. Other former patients participate in a roundtable discussion of their individual descents into mental illness, their extraordinary difficulties in getting answers from conventional psychiatry, and their final recoveries using diet, vitamins and a minimum of pharmacological intervention.
Doctors and other health professionals recount their experiences as well. Abram Hoffer, Patrick Holford, Hugh Riordan, Hyla Cass, Bradford Weeks, Michael Janson and others recount for us their therapeutic methods, their professional satisfaction at seeing patients actually recover from the “incurable,” as well as the political dangers they faced when incorporating orthomolecular medicine into their psychiatric practices. The major orthomolecular building blocks to optimal mental health are introduced in an understandable way with the goal being to demonstrate that yes, orthomolecular medicine is a real answer for people suffering mental illness and physicians who long to make real changes in the lives of their patients. This is a documentary which everyone, including health professionals, will benefit from watching. Available from the International Schizophrenia Foundation for $30.75.
To order th full length DVD, visit our book page (above) and download our publication list for books.
Abram Hoffer Commemorative Fine Art Poster $25
by internationally acclaimed illustrator Dusan Petricic
“I have always particularly enjoyed illustrating portraits of remarkable people who have, in some way or another, left an important mark on humanity. I hadn’t heard of Abram Hoffer until recently, when I engaged in several compelling conversations with Steven Carter about the significance of this brilliant man. After a few rough sketches, I got the idea for the poster in front of you. Dr Hoffer’s importance and the impact of his work were exceptionally inspirational.”
(mailing tube $5.00)
About the Artist
Dusan Petricic was born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia in 1946. He graduated from University of Belgrade Faculty of Applied Arts and Design in 1969. During the last several decades his political cartoons and illustrations have appeared regularly in major Yugoslav newspapers and magazines and since 1993 also in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Toronto Star, Scientific American and many publications.
As co-author and/or illustrator Dusan created more than 30 books for children, published in Yugoslavia and North America. Among them: Mordecai Richler - Jacob Two-Two, Tundra Books 2009; Sarah Elis,:The Queen’s Feet, Red Deer 2006; Joan Dash: A Dangerous Engine - Benjamin Franklin. New York, 2005; Margaret Atwood: Bashful Bob and Doleful Dorinda. Toronto, 2004; , Margaret Atwood: Rude Ramsay and Roaring Radishes. Toronto, 2003; Aubrey Davis: Bagels from Benny. Toronto, 2003; Joan Dash: The Longitude Prize. New York, 2000; Wynn-Jones, Tim: The Tumbledown Hill. Red Deer, 1998; Vivienne Shalom: The Color of Things. New York, 1995; Gryski, Camilla: Let’s Play. Toronto, 1995; Davis Aubrie: Bone Button Borscht. Toronto, 1995; Radovic, Dusan: Prica o detinjstvu - Nikola Tesla. 1980; Rsumovic, Ljubivoje: Jos nam samo ale fale. Beograd, 1972.
Dusan Petricic is a recipient of many prestigious international awards from Tokyo, Amsterdam, Belgrade, Leipzig, Moscow, Budapest, Ankara, New York, Toronto, Montreal and Skopje.
He was a professor of illustration and animation at the University of Belgrade, as well at the Sheridan College, Oakville, Canada.
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