Who is the founder of Orthomolecular Medicine?
Linus Pauling (1901-1994) was an American chemist, biochemist, peace activist, author, educator and husband of American human rights activist Ava Helen Pauling. His discoveries inspired amongst others, the work of James Watson, Francis Crick and Rosalind Franklin on the structure of DNA, which in turn made it possible for genetics to crack the DNA code of all organisms. He’s the only person to win two unshared Nobel Prizes (Chemistry and Nobel Peace Prize). The start of Orthomolecular Medicine was in 1968.
What does Orthomolecular Medicine mean?
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, orthomolecular literally means the ‘right molecule’. 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 such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids and fatty acids.
How did I start working with Orthomolecular Medicine?
In 1991, one of my family members was born without a bladder. After a challenging time, the urethra was then implanted into the colon. Unfortunately, this was not the best solution because one duty of the colon is to recycle fluid back into the body. This means the urine remains in a cycle within the system and doesn’t get released from the body, which is akin to poisoning yourself. Taking care of the pH and gut was necessary to help this family member stay alive. I am a qualified Intensive Care Nurse and knew the pH mechanism well, as well as the importance of keeping the gut healthy. I did a lot of research and started my pH/gut and Orthomolecular Medicine journey. Since then the unexpected phenomenal improvements associated with Orthomolecular Medicine kept me intrigued to attend education seminars and reading a lot about nutrition, minerals and functional medicine. In 2018 I decided to officially become an Orthomolecular Medicine Therapist. I did the class in the company of GP’s and Homeopath's. We all got along very well, and I feel most fortunate to be part of an online platform with these participants, to further discuss themes and support each other. Furthermore, I’m very happy to announce that I’m collaborating with one of the Lectures of the class, Dr med Rainer Didier. He is a GP, Homeopath and Orthomolecular Medicine Therapist as well. I stay in my professional boundaries always and with this unique opportunity, I’m still able to help people with very sophisticated needs, being able to refer them to Dr med Rainer Didier when required.
Remember, beauty and health do start on your plate. That’s why I offer a combination to your treatments, checking your blood test and explaining how to detox and get on top of any deficiencies you may have.
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