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Orthomolecular Medicine

Helping you achieve genetic potential through nutritional support.

Therapeutic doses of nutrients such as vitamins and minerals can be used to prevent illness. According to Linus Pauling, “Orthomolecular medicine describes the practice of preventing and treating disease by providing the body with optimal amounts of substances which are natural to the body.”

The term “orthomolecular” was first used by Linus Pauling in a paper he wrote in the Journal of Science in 1968. The key idea in orthomolecular medicine is that genetic factors affect not only the physical characteristics of individuals, but also the biochemical structure of the body. Biochemical pathways have significant genetic variability and diseases such as atherosclerosis, cancer, schizophrenia or depression are associated with specific biochemical abnormalities that are causal or contributing factors of the illness.

This means that the genetic potential of the human body is affected by how it is working on a biochemical level. Proper supplementation plays a large role in this biochemical functioning. Ask your naturopathic doctor if nutrient supplements can help you achieve your genetic potential.