What the Reviewers Say
As a patient, this book has really opened my eyes. For over two years now, I’ve suffered from debilitating symptoms due an adverse drug reaction to metronidazole (aka, Flagyl). These symptoms mysteriously wax and wane—some days I barely notice them and then, due to a mild illness or physical exertion, they resurface, sometimes forcing me to back to bed to rest and recoup for days at a time or longer…
…Every single one of my symptoms is listed in this book. It even explains why they keep flaring up.
From Metabolic Mom:
This book was life changing to say the least! After reading it, I was able to see thiamine issues back into my childhood and discovered I was presently dealing with full blown beriberi. After 6 weeks of supplementing with thiamine, my thyroid function is coming back to normal levels without medication. That’s pretty incredible since Drs tell you that you have to take medication for the rest of your life. I’m so thankful for this book! It’s expensive but the information is invaluable! Read it and then read it again!
This book is a god send, it addresses many specific ailments that have accumulated because of B1 deficiency, now I have a scientific reference tool to aide in my healing…
…“Thiamine Deficiency Disease, Dysautonomia, and High Calorie Malnutrition” will rapidly become the authoritative source on thiamine, and, hopefully, will stimulate fruitful medical research on this important topic.
From Integrative Doc777:
Chandler Marrs and Derrick Lonsdale have written a wonderful, informative, well-researched book on thiamine (vitamin B-1). They cover the history of thiamine deficiency disease (Beriberi), thiamine’s importance to the functioning of the autonomic nervous system, its importance in mitochondrial aerobic energy production, and specific health conditions along with case studies that demonstrate that targeted thiamine supplementation can be profoundly useful for seemingly hard to understand health conditions. I’m hoping the authors will write books on the other B-vitamins because they are masters at covering the essentials and beyond. Dr. Dean Raffelock
…This book outlays the entire model on how many of the “common” diseases, seen in the 21st century, is a result of this high calorie malnutrition, with Thiamine acting as a gatekeeper all the way down to the mitochondrial level.
I highly recommend this book, from my hero Dr Derrick Lonsdale and his co author on this Dr Chandler Marrs.
From Kelly Brogan MD:
As a conventionally trained physician who came to see the limitations of the allopathic approach, I am so grateful to have this science-based text supporting the vanguard of natural healing. The truth is that we are getting sick in more and more complex ways, and dysautonomia is emblematic of the ways in which our bodies are struggling in the setting of malnutrition and toxic burden. This text is clinically relevant, evidence-based, and entirely readable. In fact, a deep desire to contribute to the healing of “mysteriously” sick patients comes through in the tenor of this writing. For clinicians and struggling patients alike, this text is a one-of-a-kind essential resource on the newest biology of healing.
From Edward Manning:
As a primary care physician, I can attest that the book “Thiamine Deficiency Disease, Dysautonomia, and High Calorie Malnutrition” by Lonsdale and Marrs should be required reading for all physicians. It points out a glaring deficiency in our concept of disease. We all see puzzling clinical presentations that often may be explained by nutritional deficiencies.
From Russell Johnson:
As a non-medical professional, I read Dr. Lonsdale’s book for two reasons: The first was to know even more about Dr. Lonsdale,whose knowledge, skills, and persistence literally saved my youngest daughter and later her second born son from having less than a full and normal life. The second was to better understand for myself, why given today’s medical advances, many patients are still condemned to a life of less physical and/or mental potential because their doctor followed the “standard treatment.” Obviously, for non-medical people, such as myself, the book is a “tough read” in terms of the scientific vernacular it uses – but it can be done, and by working through it, I think that any non-medical person will become a better patient or caregiver. When I am finished with the book, I intend to donate it to the Chief Medical Officer of our State with the recommendation to send it to all of the Doctors in the State.
From Kenneth Hull:
This amazing information.
Giving real direction to so many of us that have a wide spectrum of mystery illnesses.
I learned so much following Dr. Marrs’ Facebook page, Hormones Matter. Reading Dr. Lonsdale’s articles.
Real Hope. Real Help.
The book was a must have. It does not disappoint.
I suggest buying a copy for your Doctor too!
From Amy (Dr. Russell Schierling):
Incredible Book that Covers Much More than the Title Suggests. Back in my days at Kansas State University, I was a dual major in their nutrition / exercise physiology program, where I naturally took lots of classes on diet. There were any number of 3rd world diseases that I learned about, including beriberi. Dr. Marrs’ book explained how relevant beriberi (vitamin B1 deficiency) is to our modern Western culture as well as the fact that it’s not just a third-world phenomenon —- another example of what living a high carb lifestyle does to metabolic function. From a ‘Functional Medicine’ point of view, this book is groundbreaking, showing how numerous metabolic pathways are fouled up when people consume too much processed junk. “Thiamine Deficiency Disease, Dysautonomia, and High Calorie Malnutrition” is not only relevant to today’s primary care provider, it’s a primer for thinking outside the box, with every point made backed by peer-review. When I first got this book several months ago, I was writing notes in a spiral notebook for a book review on my website (which I hope to do this summer). Before long I realized that my review might end up being longer than the book itself. Since reading the book I’ve become a regular follower of Dr. Marrs’ work on her Hormones Matter website, where she covers any number of equally important and related topics. Dr. Russell S Schierling (using my wife’s account), Dr. Schierling.com.
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