Orthomolecular Health and Naturopathy Video

Natural substances in the human body can be used to prevent and treat diseases. Orthomolecular health is a scientific approach to balancing the body through diet and nutritional supplements such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids and essential fat...
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[Music Playing] Martin Vanderwood: Many of us aren't so sure the key to curing what ails us lies here. There is a growing belief that better health and more effective treatment of disease starts here or even here. Jonathan Prousky is a Naturopathic Doctor, researcher, and author. He uses an orthomolecular approach to treat his patients. Jonathan Prousky: It's no secret that substances found naturally in human body can be used to prevent and treat disease. Centuries ago we know that when the dialect vitamin C scurvy occurred and when the vitamin balance was restored the disease was cured. This scientific approach to balancing the body with substances found naturally in it through diet and nutritional supplementation such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and essential fatty acids is called Orthomolecular Medicine. Martin Vanderwood: Orthomolecular means right or correct molecule, and what is right will differ for each individual based on their body chemistry. This is a safe and non-toxic approach which embraces foods such as berries and green leafy vegetables and dietary supplements to provide the essentials for good health. Exercise is also an important component. Dr. Prousky says no pill can replicate the efforts of exercise on the body. Jonathan Prousky: This generation suffers from affluent malnutrition which is the result of a sedentary lifestyle, eating foods that are way too high in calories and deficient in nutrition. We think that drugs can cure everything. So there is less emphasis, even on the part of most doctors on diet and proper nutrition. Jonathan Prousky: Orthomolecular medicine helps fight illnesses such as cancer, high cholesterol and heart disease. It can benefit those with mental illnesses like anxiety, bipolar disorder, or depression, and it works independent of or in conjunction with traditional treatment. Steven Carter: Orthomolecular medicine is an excellent treatment for those suffering with mental illness. It's effective in up to 80% of cases, and it usually involves the adjustment of the diet and the addition of vitamins and minerals and other essential nutrients according to the needs of the individual person. Martin Vanderwood: According to a recent Léger marketing survey over 50% of Canadians are frustrated with the current healthcare system and they are looking for options to better manage and improve their health. Steven Carter: And they want to hear about these options from their health-care providers and their doctors so they can take control of their health. Martin Vanderwood: To learn about the diseases that can be treated the supplements that can be used in optimal health management and to find a qualified orthomolecular practitioner visit www.orthomolecularhealth.com. To collaborate with a diverse community about wellness nutrition and your role in your own health visit www.helpyourselfcommunity.org, Martin Vanderwood reporting. [Music Playing]

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