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What is orthomolecular therapy/medicine?

Orthos = correct/good/proper
Molecular: molecules — in other words: on a molecular level.

The term orthomolecular was used first by Dr. Linus Pauling in 1968, the founder of orthomolecular medicine. 

Orthomolecular medicine is focussed on supporting the organism’s own power and ability to heal itself, by providing an optimal availability of molecules which are needed for the healing processes, which results in a long-term solution and optimal functioning of the whole system. 

Orthomolecular medicine uses the latest evidence based research and insights around nutrition and wellbeing. Orthomolecular therapists look at the body and its cells needs to function on an optimal level using (prescribed) natural substances and health promoting choices and adjustments around food and lifestyle. Orthomolecular medicine is focussed on prevention as well as healing and recovering from physical and/or mental dis-ease.  

What is your approach to therapy/your practise?

I use a science based evidence as well as a practise based evidence approach to health and wellbeing. This means that I look at and focus on results, and not merely rely on the evidence of science. There’s no average person as opposed to the perspective science often has. I acknowledge that every human is different and unique and needs a personal practise and/or therapy. Customised nutrition and lifestyle really is the key to a healthy and balanced life. 

I choose to use a system approach, rather than a symptom approach.

What exactly does that mean?

Most of the time symptoms show up as a result of something staggering or malfunctioning in the system. You can look at it as a car of which the fuel supply is not adjusted properly. This results in an improper combustion, which then expresses itself in malfunctions with all the consequences that follow. 
Our system (and a system in general) shouldn’t be approached from a perspective of individual parts, but as as whole together — on what it needs and what it gets and the relation between it. This way you can trace the symptom(s) down to the core and work on a suitable solution. 

The first step is an intake consult where we’ll lay out your challenges and health issues, medical history and current lifestyle and diet. This includes a filled out questionnaire prior to our session. Lab research for blood levels, microbiome, bio resonance and more are optional. Together we’ll make a plan based on what we’ve layed out in this step. 

The next step is restoring deficiencies and making lifestyle and nutritional adjustments so we can work on returning to homeostasis (balance) for the body and/or mind. 

From there we’ll reflect and adjust the plan where it’s needed and peel the onion step-by-step to get to your central point of balance. 

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What can you help me with?

Examples of health issues/challenges:

  • Low energy levels
  • Stress related issues
  • Gut related issues, irritable bowel syndrome, hyper permeable intestine (leaky gut) 
  • Low resistance/immunity 
  • Depression, anxiety and restlessness
  • Allergies, acne and eczema
  • Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  • ADHD and ADD
  • Insuline resistance and prediabetes  
  • Metabolic syndrome and diabetes 

But also for personalised advice around:

  • Losing weight 
  • Detoxing
  • Bulking / cutting (building muscle / losing fat)

What are your thoughts on conventional medicine?

I believe conventional medicine has proved how useful it is in times of acute diseases and accidents and has been life saving in this area. Also its technical ingenuity used for operations are and have been incredibly essential for saving countless of lives. 

But it’s of utmost importance to take steps towards an individual approach and prevention. It’s important to get a good view of the influence we have as humans on our environment, the influence and effect of environmental factors and challenges, nutrition and lifestyle and the connection between body and mind in relation to our health and wellbeing. Only by getting a clear overview of the whole we can customise an individual method to restore balance. 

We’re in an era where both conventional medicine and complementary/alternative medicine are slowly starting to learn from and compliment each other. I believe that we can learn a lot from each other as we start to open our arms and minds to new, as well as ancient/traditional practices (such as Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine). 

A common sense approach to health and wellbeing, being critical, asking questions and educating ourself is a responsibility we have to take to connect the dots. This way, I believe, medicine has an environment to fully fulfil its task and its purpose— reaching optimal health. 

Do you prescribe drugs?

No. 

I only work with natural substances of which the body is familiar with. 

Can you explain RDI (recommended daily intake), DV (daily value) and UL (upper limit)

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