Dr. Kunin discusses the topic of "alternative" medicine, stating that the core of any treatment method should be the focus on nutrition—so important that it should come first in primary care, for without proper nutrition, the body cannot replace or rebalance the molecules that serve the body's adaptive systems, nor revitalize its depleted tissues. Also discussed is how orthomolecular medicine and nutrition can treat effects of pollution and stress on the body.
"Orthomolecular Health-Medicine Nutrition-Pollution-Stress" Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, Vols. 199-200, 2-3/2000; p 26. "Is Alternative Medicine Good Medicine?" Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, Vols. 199-200, 2-3/2000; pp 27-28. (reprint from September 1984 issue of San Francisco Medicine).
Dr. Kunin outlines effective and successful treatment of psychiatric disorders with Orthomolecular therapy in The Roots of Molecular Medicine, a collection of papers presented at a symposium of the Orthomolecular Society in San Francisco on May 7-8, 1983.
The Roots of Molecular Medicine: A Tribute to Linus Pauling, W. H Freeman and Company, 1986; Richard P. Heumer (ed); pp 181-213
In Optimal Digestive Health, Dr. Kunin published two articles (The Problem of Viruses and Nutrients for Repair) that explore how the body's digestive system can be affected by viral infections, and the role of nutrients in both preventing these kinds of infections and how a sound nutritional foundation promotes optimal digestive system health.
In this article, Dr. Kunin writes about the practice of orthomolecular medicine, describing how it works, its basic principles and diagnostic methods, the types of conditions that benefit most from its methods, and both its history and prospects for the future. It's everything you need to know to understand the therapy. He includes a reading list by other authors for those craving more on the topic.
Article from Alternative Medicine: The Definitive Guide, (Celestial Arts, 2002); Burton Goldberg (editor); pp 406-412.
In 1968, Linus Pauling coined the word "Orthomolecular" to denote the use of naturally occurring substances, particularly nutrients, in maintaining health and treating disease. In the is article, Dr. Kunin provides an overview of the principles that identify Orthomolecular Medicine and the holistic approach to health covered by this unique medical specialty.
Article from Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine, Vol. 2, No. 4, 1987, Pp 203-206.
Snake oil, looked upon for decades as an ingredient in questionable potions and quackery medicine, turns out to be a legitimate—and potent—source of Omega-3 EFA. Read this letter by Dr. Kunin, published first in 1989.
Article from Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine, Vol. 4, No. 3, 1989, Pp. 139-140.
This groundbreaking article, “The Action of Aspirin in Preventing the Niacin Flush and its Relevance to the Antischizophrenic Action of Megadose Niacin” was first presented by Dr. Kunin at the fourth annual meeting of the Academy of Orthomolecular Psychiatry in Detroit, MI, May 1974.
Article from ORTHOMOLECULAR PSYCHIATRY, Vol. 5, No. 2, 1976, Pp. 89-100.