Orthomolecular - Nutritional Medicine Diploma
Pre-requisite: Healthcare practitioner or 2 years post- secondary education.
Orthomolecular is a term that comes from ortho, which is Greek for "correct" or "right," and "molecule," which is the simplest structure that displays the characteristics of a compound. So it literally means the "right molecule."
Two-time Nobel Prize winner, and molecular biologist, Linus Pauling, Ph.D., coined the term "Orthomolecular" in his 1968 article "Orthomolecular Psychiatry" in the journal "Science."
Orthomolecular medicine describes the practice of preventing disease and maintaining health by providing the body with optimal amounts of nutritional substances which are natural to the body.
Orthomolecular Medical Practitioner
In practice integrative and Orthomolecular practitioner perform non-invasive assessment techniques such as pulse, tongue, physical assessment , non-invasive laboratory and dietary assessments, metabolic analysis, and non-invasive allergy testing ( non-challenge of an allergic response), urine, saliva test, hair mineral (lab interpretation) as well as interpreting standard laboratory analysis in terms of orthomolecular understanding
This course is designed to equip you with the knowledge you need to practice as an orthomolecular Medical Practitioner and be eligible for registration with the Board of Orthomolecular and Integrative Medicine.
Public Health Nutrition
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Microbiology & parasitology
Principles of Holistic Nutrition
Digestion & Nutrition
Nutritional Assessment Techniques
In office Lab medicine
Blood chemistry nutritional interpretation
Hair Mineral Interpretation
Nutrition and aging
Mental Health & Nutrition
Stress management & Nutrition
Addictions Nutritional Management
Pain Management & Nutrition
Nutritional Blood chemistry
Cardiovascular risk assessment
Nutrition research – Thesis
Humanitarian Outreach/Emergency Medicine
- Foundation of Nutritional Medicine by Melvyn Werbach, MD
- Textbook of Nutritional Medicine by Melvyn R. Werbach, MD
- Biochemistry with Clinical Correlations Sixth Edition by Thomas M.Devlin
- Diet and Nutrition A Holistic Approach by Rudolph Ballentine MD
- Medical Mavericks by Hugh Desaix Riordan MD
- CCHM class notes provided after presentation
Presentation format: Web based seminars with independent research and case studies
Fee: 2,000.00(per module) 2000.00 (clinical supervision)