Hyla Cass, MD – Books

The Addicted Brain and How to Break Free Digital Download

This groundbreaking book by acclaimed functional medical doctor Hyla Cass takes a new and natural approach to addiction that offers positive results far from the “tough it out” methods or prescription drugs often employed by conventional medicine to treat addiction. Addiction has become epidemic is today’s society.

Supplement Your Prescription

You Hold the Keys to Your Health – Even If You Need Prescriptions Nutrition!

Prescription drugs can rob you of the very vitamins and minerals your body needs to overcome your current health condition. Whether you suffer from high blood pressure, high cholesterol, chronic heartburn (GERD), arthritis, diabetes, or depression, the prescription drugs you are taking can actually make your condition worse!

Why didn’t your doctor warn you about
this possible side effect?

Most office visits are short, and time is limited. And the truth is, most doctors have very little knowledge about nutrition and how it affects your overall health and well-being. As a result, your doctor is unlikely to tell you how to supplement your prescription. Dr. Cass offers essential information to complement your doctor’s advice.

This straightforward, easy-to-use guide explains:

  • The real story behind many chronic conditions
  • Nutrient depletions you can expect from commonly prescribed drugs, and how to correct them
  • Beyond that, how specific diet changes and nutritional supplements can even help improve your condition
  • How to find more information and become your own health advocate

Your medications should help, not hurt. With Supplement Your Prescription, Dr. Cass shows you the way to optimal health.

Natural Highs

Feel Good All the Time

Hyla Cass, MD and Patrick Holford

What does it take to make you feel “high”? Do you routinely reach for caffeine, alcohol, cigarettes, or sugary snacks to get you through the day or to transition from one event to the next? If so, you are certainly not alone.

In an average week, Americans drink, smoke or consume;

  • 1 billion cups of coffee;
  • 3.4 million cups of tea;
  • 4.5 billion sugared or caffeinated soft drinks;
  • 2.3 billion alcoholic drinks;
  • 8.25 billion cigarettes;
  • 400,000 tons of sugar;
  • 20 million pounds of chocolate

On top of this we take 20 million antidepressants, puff our way through 25 million joints and pop 1 million tabs of Ecstasy. Whether it’s to relax, get a boost or just plain feel good, it is clear that we are dependent on chemical stimulants.

Unfortunately, the quick fixes we have become accustomed to don’t work long-term and often further contribute to the underlying problems of fatigue, depression, brain fog, and anxiety. Are there any alternatives?

In their groundbreaking book, Natural Highs, authors Hyla Cass, M.D., and Patrick Holford answer this question with a resounding yes.

Their remarkable research shows how to formulate the perfect “brainfood” to improve how we think and feel, resulting in a greater sense of connection and joy in everyday life.

There are potent natural substances – herbs, amino acids, nutritional supplements and foods – that can significantly elevate mood, tame stress, and repair memory in ways that work in harmony with your body’s own chemistry.

Rather than artificially changing the way you feel, these substances affect the brain’s neurotransmitters (things such as dopamine and serotonin) that are crucial to our ability to feel good, happy, relaxed, and energetic – naturally. The authors present everything from simple solutions to more comprehensive programs (such as those to overcome addictions) combining supplements and mind-body techniques that will leave you understanding your brain, moods, and cravings in a whole new, fascinating way.

Haven’t you been thinking about weaning yourself off the chemical crutches that seem to rule your life? With these Natural Highs you’ll soon feel good all the time – naturally and without the side effects.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Treatments in Psychiatry

A New Guide for Physicians and Other Healthcare Professionals, as well as the Educated/Interested Public

Done as an educational project by the nonprofit Safe Harbor, this book is packed with information cover a broad range of treatments to improve mental health while promoting wellness and decreasing dependency on medication.

You will learn about these important influences on mental health:

  • An introduction to the philosophy of wellness and recovery
  • Importance of full medical exams
  • Lifestyle changes, including diet, sleep, and exercise
  • Allergies, toxins, and poisons
  • Nutritional treatments
  • Breathing techniques, yoga, and mindfulness


The book closes with a look at “The CAM Psychiatrist at Work.” I had the opportunity to bring together all the elements of the previous chapters into real-world diagnostics and treatment. I had the good fortune to work with lead author and editor, Dan Stradford, founder and director of Safe Harbor, who has dedicated many years to the cause of natural mental health care, and with fellow authors, Christine Berger, Ph.D., University of Maryland School of Medicine, and Garry Vickar, M.D., Washington University School of Medicine Complementary and Alternative Medicine Treatments in Psychiatry will also be available for purchase as a hard copy on Amazon.com in mid-February. I hope you will read this book, share it with friends, family, mental health professionals, and anyone who could benefit from learning more about taking charge of their mental health (and can’t we all?). Together we can make a difference! Enjoy!