Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Registered Orthomolecular Health Practitioner (ROHP)?

Registered Orthomolecular Health Practitioner is the designation given by the IONC (International Organization of Nutritional Consultants) to a qualified healthcare professional that specializes in maintaining or restoring biochemistry and physiology in the body for optimum health and well-being.

Orthomolecular Health Practitioners assess the unique dietary and nutritional requirements of an individual and utilize a full spectrum of customized naturotherapies including: diet and nutritional supplements, detoxification and drainage.

Only practitioners who meet IONC standards may refer to themselves as a ROHP.

What Is Health?

Health is a state of complete physical, mental and emotional well-being. It is not merely the absence of disease or illness. Health often comes down to individual responsibility; we have healthy or unhealthy choices in life, which ones do you make? Are you eating a diet that will provide the nutrients needed for basic bodily functions?

What Can Nutritional Therapy Do For Me?

Nutritional therapy involves the detection of subtle symptoms and signs of various nutrient deficiencies which can cause organ system imbalance and weakness in the body long before disease or illness sets in. It is important to remember that most diseases are not “caught”, they are built, slowly over time; often the result of chronic nutrient deficiency. Nutritional therapy helps to identify and overcome deficiencies by using whole foods and/or supplementation.

Nutritional Therapy is recommended for:

How Can A Nutritional Practitioner Help Me?

First we must realize that there is no single way or standard therapy for everyone, each person is an individual with specific nutritional and biological needs. We will assess your specific needs through a comprehensive analysis and provide you with guidance to give your body the nutrients it requires to bring itself back into balance regardless of what condition it may be in. Therapies used will include professional guidance in the proper therapeutic use of food, supplements (vitamins, minerals, enzymes, herbs, glandular concentrates etc.) and education regarding the benefits of a sound nutritional program to encourage the body to heal itself.

Who Needs Nutritional Supplements?

A healthy individual with a balanced diet and low stress levels may not need to take supplements regularly, however, there are times in a healthy persons life when certain supplements or a general nutrient-dense nutritional program will be helpful on a daily, monthly, or yearly basis.

The average person who leads a busy , active life with a stressful job and has many responsibilities will benefit from daily basic nutritional supplementation. It is essentially “insurance” so that we don’t become deficient in any nutrient and begin to notice signs and symptoms of that deficiency.

For those people who are ill, who experience specific signs and symptoms, who are highly stressed, pregnant, injured or are going through a life transition, a supplement program would be of tremendous value. If a person is on a limited diet, on the birth control pill, eats a diet high in sugar, smokes or drinks alcohol regularly; a supplement program to make up for missed or lost nutrients is highly recommended.

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