“Ortho” means to “correct” and a molecule is “the smallest particle of a substance that retains all the properties of the substances and composed of one or more atoms. So “Orthomolecular means correct molecule.
Ortho molecular medicine is the practice of preventing and treating the body with optimal amounts of substances which are natural to the body, quite often in megadoses exceeding the “normal” recommended daily dosage
It’s important to stress that this is not referring to the use of the artificial inorganic chemically produced vitamins that are so popular in stores nowadays. Organic matter is something that has been derived from living things, and contains carbon, or is a carbon-bond.
You rarely hear about natural cures from the medical field because of the two big Ps in the pharmaceutical industry or mainstream medicine: IF IT CAN’T BE PATENTED or IF YOU CAN’T MAKE A PROFIT, ITS NOT MEDICINE.
There is a scientific field dedicated to this medicine. It’s called Orthomolecular Medicine, which was conceptualized by the only person in history to have won two unshared Nobel prizes and regarded as one of the greatest scientists of all time.
“In fact, it was Dr. Linus Pauling’s work with molecules and the reactions of molecules within the body that created the basis for modern medicine today,” Dr. Abram Hoffer
OVERVIEW OF ORTHOMOLECULAR MEDICINE
Aims to restore the optimum environment of the body by correcting imbalances or deficiencies based on individual biochemistry, using substances natural to the body.