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At Ageless Health and Wellness we are at the forefront of medical technologies that help you be well. We understand disease at its most basic level, and use a variety of methods to discover your optimal health requirements.
What is Orthomolecular Therapy?
In 1967, two-time Nobel Prize winner, and molecular biologist, Linus Pauling, Ph.D. coined the word "Orthomolecular" to denote the use of naturally occurring substances, particularly nutrients, in maintaining health and treating disease.
In orthomolecular medicine, we consider the optimal concentrations of substances normally present in the human body. Orthomolecular therapy is the practice of identifying and correcting these optimal concentrations of natural nutrients, and it's based on the premise that a disease state is a deficiency in this context.
Orthomolecular is from the Greek: "ortho" (correct); and "molecule" (simplest compound).
This medical discipline is responsible for our understanding of disease at the molecular (most basic) level. The first disease ever to be understood at the molecular level was Sickle Cell Anemia, when Dr. Pauling proved it was caused by an abnormal protein.