megavitamin therapy


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megavitamin therapy

Also once termed orthomolecular medicine, this is the use of large doses of vitamins to improve physical and mental health.
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Noun1.megavitamin therapy - therapy based on a theory that taking very large doses of vitamins will prevent or cure physical or psychological disordersmegavitamin therapy - therapy based on a theory that taking very large doses of vitamins will prevent or cure physical or psychological disorders
therapy - (medicine) the act of caring for someone (as by medication or remedial training etc.); "the quarterback is undergoing treatment for a knee injury"; "he tried every treatment the doctors suggested"; "heat therapy gave the best relief"
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He is credited with legitimizing megavitamin therapy through 46 books on nutrition, including the bestseller Super--Nutrition: Megavitamin Revolution.
The MDs who practiced alternative medicine had not been trained at their medical colleges to practice nutrition, megavitamin therapy, herbal medicine, and homeopathy.
The suspected role of zinc and iron-deficiency deserves further study, while megavitamin therapy has not been proven to work and may even be dangerous in the long term, it said.