Addictive substances make great demands on the body; they destroy essential nutrients, cause genetic damage, diminish mental stability, and accelerated aging. Labeling someone an addict, alcoholic, or “emotionally impaired” and talking about their behavior is useless; prescribing new drugs to change a behavior only creates new, often more severe, problems over time. The answer is to stabilize the brain and repair the damage addictive substances do. The answer is mega-nutrient therapy.


Health Recovery Center (HRC) emphasizes correcting the cause of addictions and mental distortions by restoring chemical balance to the brain.

  • HRC does not use drugs, except in short-term situations where circumstances become too complex to stabilize a client without them (e.g. weaning).
  • HRC follows the “blueprint of life” to correct chemical imbalances underlying addictions and mental distortions by supplying abundant amounts of nutrients needed by the brain/body to heal.


When exploring substances that support the “Blueprint of Life” it is helpful to develop a better understanding of life itself. Keep in mind, we all run on the same nutrients, but the amounts we need can vary significantly based on various stressors that have shaped us: heredity/genetics, our environment, our unique micro-biome, our diets, etc. All of these factors form us into unique individuals with special biochemical needs. When those needs are not met, when we become depleted in the nutrients required to maintain health and mental stability, this is when the disease process begins.

At a molecular level, cellular health is not based on minimum daily requirements, (as the FDA would have you believe), but rather, optimum daily requirements that vary from person to person. This is precisely what orthomolecular medicine is about: Restoring people with the necessary amounts of substances needed to support life in an optimum state of health.

Two-time Nobel Prize laureate Linus Pauling said it like this:

Orthomolecular Medicine may be defined as establishing the right molecules in the brain and body by varying the concentration of substances normally present and required for optimum health.

The power of this idea is all around us. For example, consider the role of iodine in guiding the formation of the brain (inutero). Inadequate amounts may result in mental retardation and cretinism, whereas optimum amounts can produce an above average brain.

So it goes with disease. In a nutritional deficient state, symptoms will persist indefinitely, but when generous amounts of the real chemicals that support life are supplied (Nature’s chemicals), healing will begin. A simple idea, yet, it is clear that many physicians (experts in the study of disease) have never grasped this simple concept, basic to the understanding of how life works, if they did, they would not deride or minimize orthomolecular approaches while promoting toximolecular alternatives.


What Is Toximolecular?

toximolcular-substances.jpgToximolecular means drugs, alien chemicals not found in the cellular environment. Drugs do not halt or prevent disease processes. At best they mask symptoms while allowing the fundamental underlying disease process to continue.

Roger Williams, Ph.D. put it this way:

The basic fault of these weapons [drugs] is that they have no known connection with the disease process itself. Drugs are wholly unlike nature's weapons. They tend to mask the difficulty, not eliminate it. They contaminate the internal environment [with side effects], create dependence on the part of the patient, and complicate the physician's job by erasing valuable clues as to the real source [cause] of the trouble.

Clearly, promoters of drugs are not concerned about CAUSE. Treating the cause of illnesses diminishes the demand for drugs, undermining the foundation of their very profitable empire. Understanding the consequence of treating cause has prompted campaign of confusion designed to scare people off the very thing that could help them —mega-nutrients. One cornerstone of the confusion is research; deciphering research can be tricky. Studies, warning us to stay away from supplements, are often done with inferior products, or with amounts insufficient to induce a healing response. In addition, unlike drugs, nutrients are difficult to evaluate one-at-a-time. They function synergistically. Obscuring this fact has fooled many people into thinking supplements don’t work!

Then, for more chicanery we have the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). They have promoted confusion and deception by requiring nutritional products print illogical nonsense on their bottles: “These products are NOT intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.” Think about that; we’re being told to beware of substances that support the molecular basis for life. If it were true, if indeed nutritional substances couldn’t treat, cure, or prevent disease, then what could? The FDA tells us only drugs (toximolecular concoctions) can treat, cure, or prevent disease. But as esteemed scientist Roger Williams, Ph.D., discoverer of Pantothenic Acid told us, drugs can do no such thing; I agree, and would add, it is the drugs we should be worried about.

In contrast, vitamins are much different. They are essential to life. A study by Hugh Reardon proved deficiencies in even one B vitamin could be as detrimental to health as if they were all missing. Remember, nutrients (vitamins, minerals, amino acids, essential fatty acids, hormones, probiotics, etc.) work as a team, and without all of them the chance for disease goes up. Science has learned mental health problems, delusions, depressionanxiety, and compulsions, etc. are organic disease processes; they result from nutritional imbalances impairing metabolic functions. Talking about a symptom never corrects it. Prevention and treatment comes from normalizing levels of crucial substances that fuel the body/brain. Mental and physical health is a direct result of the nutritional integrity of the person.