Category Archives: Orthomolecular Medicine

General Definitions – O

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Observing or Observer Self: A mental “self” concept which observes one’s thoughts and behaviors, and clarifies what one wants and doesn’t want, and motivates one to take desirable actions.

Optimistic: A confident, hopeful, and positive outlook about the future; can be unrealistic.

Orthomolecular Medicine: An alternative medicine that uses diet and nutritional supplements to create an optimum environment in the body and that will fight diseases.

Orthomolecular Psychiatry: The use of orthomolecular medicine to treat mental illness, using unorthodox forms of testing, diagnosis, and treatment.

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Amino Acid Therapy Precautions

Amino Acid Therapy PrecautionsConsult a knowledgeable professional if you:

  • React negatively to supplements
  • Have a serious physical illness, particularly cancer
  • Have severe liver, kidney, or ulcer problems
  • Are pregnant or nursing
  • Have Bipolar or other mental disorders
  • Are taking mood-stabilizing medication

If you have:                                           

  •  Melanoma, PKU, Grave’s Disease  –  be cautious of DLPADPA
  • High blood pressure  –  be cautious of L-tyrosine, DLPA, DPA
  • Very low blood pressure  – be cautious of  L-tyrosine, DLPA, L-phenylalanine
  • Bipolar tendencies  –  be cautious of L-tyrosine, L-phenylalanine, DLPA, L-glutamine
  • Asthma, severe depression  –  be cautious of Melatonin
  • A carcinoid tumor  –  be cautious of L-tyrosine, DLPA
  • Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis  – be cautious of DLPA, DPA

Additional Nutrients for Detoxification

For all addictive substances: General multivitamins and minerals, Vitamin C (up to 5,000 mg daily), Omega 3, and a pro-recovery diet are helpful. Amino acids vary with your situation. There are specific amino acid compounds blended to help your brain regenerate in early recovery.

For liver detox: Vitamin C.

Testing

Tests help determine whether something physical or chemical is working or not working. There are tests that examine neurotransmitter and amino acid levels, as well as those pertaining to adrenal glands, blood sugar, food allergies, Vitamin D, the liver, pancreas, Pyroluria, and thyroid gland. Consult with a qualified professional.

Orthomolecular Medicine and Psychiatry

Orthomolecular medicine is the practice of preventing and treating disease by providing the body with optimal amounts of substances that are natural to the body. According to this field, Pyroluria is a blood disorder that appears to cause depression and contributes to many addictive, psychiatric, behavioral, and physical conditions. The established medical field currently disputes the concepts behind orthomolecular medicine.

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