Taking into account our modern life, one that is moving at a fast pace, working long hours in contaminated environments can make our physical and mental body age prematurely and cause the rise of free radicals in our blood. Using its broadest definition, people who take a daily multi-vitamin pill to supplement their diets are practicing orthomolecular medicine-they are trying to correct" the nutritional deficiencies in the food they eat. For more than 50 years, it has gained growing significance for the treatment of acute as well as chronic diseases, and for preventive medicine in that country.
While the US RDA for vitamin C was recently raised (for men from 60 mg to its current 90 mg, and for women from 45 mg to 75 mg, and somewhat more for smokers), even higher doses have greater health benefits. Disillusioned after years of failed doctor-patient relationships and determined to avoid short cuts, I read about orthomolecular health professionals who apply the life science of biochemistry to the art of medicine.
Three fatty acids play an important role in the body: linoleic acid and linolenic acid, which are not produced by the body itself and must be absorbed from food. 1982 In Japan, Murata, Morishige, and Yamaguchi show that vitamin C greatly prolonged the lives of terminal cancer patients.
Orthomolecular Medicine is a strategy for the maintenance of health and the treatment of disease by varying the amounts of substances normally found in the body, such as vitamins and minerals. 3rd, 2015, Dr. Rhonda Patrick delivers the keynote lecture at the Orthomolecular Medicine Congress in Bussum, Netherlands (MBOG Congres 2015).
Orthomolecular nutrient therapy is part of nutrilogical medicine and has been defined scientifically as Orthomolecular Medicine
(OM)" by Nobel Prize laureate L. Pauling. The experimental group received amounts of megavitamins based on their individual serum vitamin levels plus dietary restriction based on Radioallergosorbent (RAST) tests.
The short answer is that vitamin C supplementation has some interesting benefits and some downsides, but Linus Pauling over-hyped that particular nutrient. I give my critics full credit for having delayed the full introduction of orthomolecular medicine into the medical world and for having denied life, health and happiness for innumerable patients.
This fruitful collaboration eventually led to their co-founding of the Institute for Orthomolecular Medicine, now known as the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University. Vitamin E may be useful in the treatment of feline steatitis (inflammation of fat cells) and some forms of liver disease.
Most people in the industrialized world should be able to get whatever vitamins and minerals they need from food. These vitamins may be used in combination with other natural substances to help the body heal from alcoholism or drug addiction, based on an individual's biochemistry and particular needs.
Klenner claimed to have cured many people of many diseases, including polio, with mega doses of vitamin C. He wrote many research papers on cases involving either self-administered vitamin C or of others he claimed to have treated, but he did no studies involving control groups or randomization and his work is largely ignored outside of the orthomolecular world.
Controlled trials of the Feingold diet, which is based on the hypothesis that various food additives are the cause of hyperactive behavior, have not shown consistent benefit in children with ADHD. A proper diet and supplementation (taking drugs) with micro-nutrients and anti-oxidants to protect the people against the adverse health effects of lead, cadmium and mercury.
Inspired by some encouraging results in his work with nutrition in schizophrenia, and wanting to do more than just give spiritual counsel to his terminal cancer patients, he began to prescribe large doses of vitamins and minerals for them. Orthomolecular medicine uses safe, effective nutritional therapy to fight illness.