An Introduction to Probiotics Dr Nigel Plummer

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Thank you Seroyal for sharing  a brand-new five-part video series featuring Dr. Nigel Plummer, researcher and formulator of Genestra HMF probiotics.

Part 1

An Introduction to Probiotics

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ORTHO HEALTHOrthomolecular Health educate the public and health professionals on the benefits & necessity of an individualized, nutrition-based approach to healing and caring for the body. Orthomolecular Therapy employs the use of vitamins and nutrients in the form of diet and supplements to support the body with optimal nutrition, encouraging proper functionality and promoting mental & physical health.


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The health benefits of probiotics

nutritionist-expert Lisa Petty ROHP


Why am I suddenly reading about the benefits of probiotics?  Is this something I need?

Probiotics are live, beneficial bacteria that occur naturally in your digestive tract. They’re important for helping you digest food and producing certain vitamins, including vitamin K and B vitamins. We’ve known for some time that probiotics play a crucial role in maintaining the health of the mucosal immune system, as well as producing antibodies to bacteria and viruses. [Read more…]

Stress, Mental Health and Nutrition

Good Food Mental healthStress, Mental Health and Nutrition – the Missing Link

Find out what’s missing in the body, and give it what it needs


By Rosalie Moscoe, RHN, RNCP


Stress is a normal part of life; it keeps us challenged, moving forward and focused on our goals. However, we all have heard of or know someone who is on stress/sick leave. Maybe it’s you. Overstress seems to be the ‘disease’ of our fast-paced, frazzled times and many live as though they are careening through their days on a high-speed, runaway roller coaster. Many are under the illusion that ‘busyness’ is being productive. In our work-oriented society, it was always considered a crime to be idle, to daydream, to (heaven forbid) look out the window. [Read more…]

A Brief History of Orthomolecular Nutrition

ORTHO HEALTHBy: C. Carleton-Fitchett, ROHP
Healing with Optimal Nutrition Based upon Biochemical Individuality: “When in doubt, try nutrition first”. – Roger J. Williams Ph.D. The term “orthomolecular” comes from the root words ‘ortho’ and ‘molecule’, meaning ‘correct molecules’ or (vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, and essential fatty acids) that are essential for the biochemistry and physiological functioning of the body.
Two –time Nobel Prize winner, and molecular biologist, Linus Pauling Ph.D., first coined the term “orthomolecular” in the journal of “Science” in 1968. Pauling referred to orthomolecular therapy as a means of health preservation and dis-ease prevention through varying the concentrations of substances normally present in the body. While Linus may have been the first to use the term “orthomolecular”, there are a number of pioneers in the concept of orthomolecular nutrition responsible for development and advancement in the use of varying diet and supplements for optimal health and healing. [Read more…]

Success Stories from our members #1

Evidence-based clinical nutrition and integrative healthcare - Case Study: Discontinuing Statins After 17 Years

by Josh Gitalis Ba(H) CNP RNCP/ROHP

Evidence-based clinical nutrition and integrative healthcare

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Susan: High Cholesterol

I had been working with Susan on a number of other issues and I had mentioned many times the possibility of normalizing cholesterol with diet, lifestyle, and supplements.

Drug discontinuation: As a clinical nutritionist I am not legally permitted to recommend anyone discontinue their prescription medication. I do however work with a client to normalize their biochemistry, which often results in the client not needing the prescription anymore. I do this with cooperation of their physician or prescribing practitioner.

Susan finally decided that she was ready to do a trial to see if her cholesterol could, in fact, be controlled without pharmaceuticals. [Read more…]

Breast Health by Lisa Petty ROHP

Watch IONC Director Lisa Petty ROHP offer advice on how you can keep your breasts healthy, through nutrition.

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Mental Illness in Children at an All Time High

By Rosalie Moscoe RHN RNCP 

sadchild-300x199 (1)Today’s young people face a constellation of social, health, financial and school pressures that are weighing down their minds at the same time that poor diet and exercise habits, stress and environmental toxins are affecting their bodies. The result is a generation of children and teens at increased risk for mental illness.  [Read more…]

What Is Orthomolecular Medicine?


Linus Pauling

The IONC advocates the advancement of “Orthomolecular” Medicine.

Orthomolecular medicine describes the practice of building health and wellness by providing the body with optimal amounts of substances which are natural to the body.

Dr. Linus Pauling Ph.D coined the term in his 1968 article “Orthomolecular Psychiatry” in the journal “Science.” [Read more…]

Essentials of Nutrition and Metabolism: The view from 30,000 Feet

viewIONC One Day Seminar Presented by:

Dr James Meschino DC, MS, ND, ROHP. 
On October 25  2013 Dr Meschino presented this new seminar to IONC members. Dr Meschino reviewed the key aspects of digestion, metabolism, and utilization of all important macro and micronutrients, as they impact energy production, body fat status, lipoprotein physiology, lipid levels and atherosclerosis, blood sugar, brain, liver, kidney, thyroid and adrenal function, myocardial function, blood pressure, as well as cancer prevention and development. [Read more…]