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CCHM - Canadian College of Humanitarian Medicine

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.


Module I

Public Health Nutrition
Medical Chemistry
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Microbiology & parasitology

Module II

Principles of Holistic Nutrition
Nutritional Biochemistry
Digestion & Nutrition
Weight Management

Module III

Nutritional Assessment Techniques
Nutritional Cardiology
In office Lab medicine
Blood chemistry nutritional interpretation
Hair Mineral Interpretation

Module IV

Sports Nutrition
Nutrition and aging
Mineral Medicine
Nutritional Prescription

Module V

Mental Health & Nutrition
Stress management & Nutrition
Addictions Nutritional Management
Pain Management & Nutrition
Nutritional Blood chemistry
Cardiovascular risk assessment

Module VI

Client management
Nutrition research – Thesis
Humanitarian Outreach/Emergency Medicine
Physical assessment

Text books
- 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)