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Orthomolecular Medicine, An Alternative Route To Better Health?

Many of us today deal with numerous health complaints that inhabit our daily lives. From exhaustion to chronic pain, the list is endless and only lengthens for women, who deal with an abundance of hormones each month. There are plenty of ways to improve your lifestyle, from better diets to supplements such as cbd for women. If you already follow an alternative route for your health quest, then the question is, have you ever heard of Orthomolecular medicine? 

Proper nutrition by definition is a diet that provides a person with all the various food components (nutrients) that the body needs as building materials and energy production. These substances nourish the various processes that take place in the body and are supposed to enable the healthy functioning of the body. Carbohydrates, proteins, and fats are not always consumed in appropriate and healthy amounts and ratios for the purpose of nourishing and maintaining health. Until quite a few years ago, and even today, some of the public is mistaken in thinking that a varied diet allows the body to get all the ingredients it needs. Unfortunately, this is a wrong assumption and very far from the health reality of most people. Most people do not consume enough varied food whether for reasons of certain tastes or for reasons of inaccessibility, time, lack of knowledge, varied dietary approaches, and more. As we know, the food we consume today is not at all similar to what our parents consumed even a few decades ago. The food today is sprayed and covered in pesticides, and full of additives. The soils are highly cultivated so there are minerals and vitamins that are almost impossible to obtain through nutrition. At least not in sufficient quantities to maintain health. It is also known that a lot of our water undergoes a process of desalination and therefore lacks many minerals.

Now we know the facts, how does orthomolecular medicine help?

Orthomolecular medicine is a method of treatment that advocates the prevention and treatment of diseases, through proper nutrition and maximum supply of nutrients (proteins, fats, carbohydrates) and of vitamins, minerals, and enzymes. 

The human body needs proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals. It is very important to provide all the nutrients to the body so that we are very healthy. When there is a shortage of vitamins or minerals, the body will show various signs of deficiency. It is very important to identify and diagnose which vitamins or minerals are missing to give the body what it needs and not just take various supplements. In most cases, you can try to supplement the deficiencies through the diet but there are cases that need to take supplements to give the body a supplement of large deficiencies that cannot be provided through the food we eat only. Therefore, this type of medicine encourages supplementing where needed and maintaining this for a better lifestyle. You should however always consult your doctor before starting a new regime, even if you feel it is safe.

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I’m Marian Mitchell, Health Coach, Chronic Illness Warrior, Mom, and Food Lover. I help you navigate the food and lifestyle side of Chronic Disease Management with coaching, meal plans, recipes, podcast, and this blog. You can thrive without eating the same 4 things every day. I’m here to show you how.

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