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What is Orthomolecular Nutrition?

by Kim Risley on August 27, 2011


Orthomolecular Nutrition is giving the body the right nutrients at a cellular level.  Orthomolecular is a term that comes from “ortho”, which is Greek for correct or right, and “molecule,” which is the simplest structure that displays the characteristics of a compound. So it literally means the “right molecule.” Orthomolecular Nutrition is the practice of preventing and treating disease by providing the body with optimal amounts of vitamins/minerals which are natural to the body.

So are we giving the body what it needs? No we are not.

As an example, many of you may have heard of Vit. D Deficiency.  I came across an article in the New York Times and the title was “Vitamin D Deficiency Called Major Health Risk”.   In the article it states that even children are having Vitamin D deficiency.  Some children are suffering from rickets, a bone disorder which is caused by Vit. D Deficiency. That is just one vitamin among the 28 vitamins/minerals that our bodies need on a daily basis.

What Orthomolecular Nutrition does is help the body to be able to protect it’s self against disease. If you eat non-processed whole foods and take all the vitamins/minerals your body needs on a daily basis then the body can repair itself. The body gets disease/illnesses largely because of lack of vitamins/minerals and unhealthy eating habits. It simply does not have the arsenal, the building blocks to keep itself healthy.

Add that to the toxins we are exposed to daily, and you get the picture. As an example, the skin is the largest organ on the body, so even putting hair dye or lotion on can be effecting one’s health.

So that’s why Orthomolecular Nutrition is important to implement in our lives.  My husband and I use Orthomolecular Nutrition every day.  We eat organic as much as possible and stay away from processed foods.  When we do eat out we eat at sit down restaurants –  not fast food restaurants. We also limit our sugar intake.

We also have found a good supply of vitamins/minerals. We get our vitamins through Advanced Scientific Health now called Ask Insider Doctors.

Learning about Orthomolecular Nutrition is easy.  There are many resources that you can find that cover the subject of Orthomolecular Nutrition and its benefits to improving health.

It’s easy to make the change, one simply needs to begin – and then stay with it.

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