What’s the first thing you do when you think you might have a cold? For many of us, it is taking vitamin C or drinking it in the form of orange juice, in the hope that we can avoid a cold or at least reduce its severity. But what if you were told that taking lots of vitamin C can prevent heart attacks and strokes, or even help prolong the life of a cancer patient?
The role of Orthomolecular Medicine is restore nutritional imbalances with the body’s natural substances, vitamins, minerals and amino acids. These substances are often used in large doses, but since they are not drugs, there is no risk of toxicity, so the body can respond more positively.
Orthomolecular Medicine conceives the recovery of the well-being of each individual in a different way, since it gives special importance to nutrition and the use of nutrients not only preventively but also therapeutically, and has as one of its fundamental bases the cellular rehabilitation through its internal chemical restoration.
It is based on the conviction that if the body is provided with the micronutrients necessary for its proper functioning, many of the diseases we contract would not manifest themselves, and those that have already done so could partially or totally subside.
Today, Orthomolecular Medicine is widely recognized and accepted by countless physicians around the world. While conventional medicine works against disease, Orthomolecular Medicine works to stimulate the personal potential of each individual and contribute to living a life of maximum quality.. It would be like high performance training, but not from sports, but from life itself.
The term Orthomolecular Medicine was created and defined in 1968 by Nobel Prize winner Dr. Linus Pauling, a chemist and biochemist best known for his work on the nature of chemical bonds and the structure of molecules. Although Pauling was the first to give it a name, orthomolecular medicine has been in practice since the 1930s..
The word Ortho means in Greek correct so Pauling came up with the name to mean, the right substances in the right amounts . Pauling’s 1970 book, vitamin C and the common cold, has the merit of having made it an accepted practice to take vitamin C for the common cold.
The basic theory is that some of us have imbalances of one or more substances that we already have in our bodies, such as vitamins, minerals, hormones or amino acids, even if we do not show the traditional signs of a deficiency. The imbalance can lead to disease, so correcting it will prevent or cure the disease..
Following an orthomolecular treatment plan may mean changing your diet. Many doctors use the Paleolithic diet, which emphasizes meat, fish, produce and nuts, and excludes dairy, sugar, fats and grains..
Many experts claim that our ancestors did not suffer from the same types of degenerative diseases as modern humans because they ate unprocessed foods, free of chemicals, additives and other toxins. Depending on your diagnosis, at Rigo Clinic Aesthetic Medicine in Tarragona we can also suggest other dietary changes to eliminate possible food allergens.
It is also possible to prescribe a regimen of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids, hormones or other supplements, depending on each case.. Treatment varies from person to person, as each person has a unique biochemistry influenced by genetic variability.
The perfect level of a nutrient for one person, for example, may be too low in another. A person may lack the ability to effectively absorb or process a specific vitamin or mineral.
An orthomolecular treatment plan may also include undergoing detoxification to remove heavy metals from the body.. Elevated copper levels, for example, are associated with behavioral and learning disorders in children, as well as schizophrenia.
Excellent health can be maintained and a wide range of diseases can be improved or even cured by providing the body with optimal amounts of nutrients. The orthomolecular view challenges conventional medicine’s position that through our diet we can obtain sufficient vitamins, minerals and other substances essential for long-term health..
Orthomolecular medicine can be more effective or as effective as conventional drugs in most cases. However, patients should not attempt to self-treat, as it is necessary for a professional to determine the types of orthomolecular drugs, doses, administration times and route of administration that will be most effective.
For this reason, it is important and recommended that you book a consultation at Clínica Rigo Medicina Estética in Tarragona. in order to evaluate your case and determine the best course of treatment for you. Don’t wait any longer to bring quality health to your body.