2500 years ago, Hippocrates, the “Father of Medicine”, said to his students, “Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food”. Moses Maimonides, the great 12th century physician, repeated the Hippocratic statement when he said, “No illness which can be treated by diet should be treated by any other means”. In essence, Hippocrates and Maimonides were insisting that their students practice nutrient therapy.
This type of medical therapy is being used by doctors today, but only by a minority. It is more likely to be applied by nutritionists who have studied the specialist subject of nutrition in depth. There is little training in nutrition at medical schools and unless a doctor has pursued the study of nutrition out of choice, he or she is unlikely to be sufficiently informed to advise about optimum nutrition.
In 1968 one of the great minds of this century, twice Nobel prize winner Linus Pauling, coined the term Orthomolecular Nutrition. “Orthomolecular” is, literally, “pertaining to the right molecule”. Pauling proposed that by giving the body the right molecules (optimum nutrition) most disease would be eradicated. This Website is based on Pauling’s premise that “Optimum nutrition is the medicine of the future”.
Ortho vs. Toxic Medicine
Orthomolecular doctors and nutritionists believe that the treatment of infectious and degenerative diseases should be a matter of varying the concentration of “right molecules” (i.e. vitamins, minerals, trace elements, amino acids, enzymes, hormones, etc.) which are present in the body. The optimum nutritional micro-environment of every cell in the body is vital to achieve or restore optimal health; deficiencies in this environment cause the body to be more susceptible to disease and degeneration.
The list of necessary nutrients is the same for every human being, but the relative amounts needed by each individual are as distinctly different as the shape of people’s bodies, and for this reason a “one for all” daily nutritional requirement is impossible to specify.
Why is this? Because the kind of food you eat, the physical, mental and emotional stress you experience, the environment in which you live and work, your inherited biochemical and physiological makeup, the constituents of soil in which your food is grown, the contents of water you drink, the amount of exercise you have, and many other factors, determine the fact that you are a unique individual with unique needs.
In other words, your optimum daily need is determined by your own biochemical uniqueness, which in turn relates to your mental and spiritual state. Optimum nutrition is not just about preventing or reversing disease states, to cross the line where deficiency is directly causing disease; more than that, it is about living optimally, where you have room to stretch your physical, mental and spiritual “muscles” to the full, without overstepping the threshold at which cellular health in any of the systems of the body becomes threatened.
By contrast, Toximolecular medicine, used by the majority of doctors (especially in the past 50 years) is the administration of drugs at sub-lethal levels. Drugs, of course, are alien chemicals which serve to cover-up the disease process – to mask the difficulty, not eliminate the real cause. They offer symptomatic relief but often at the cost of severe and dangerous side effects. They create dependence on the part of the patient and often complicate the doctor’s job by erasing valuable clues as to the real source of the trouble.
Of course, drugs can save the life of an ill patient, as can surgery and the other techniques at which doctors are so expert. But the paradigm is changing. As a doctor in Dublin recently said, “The evidence for nutritional therapy is becoming so strong that if the doctors of today don’t become nutritionists, the nutritionists will become the doctors of tomorrow.”
Patrick Holford, Director of the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London which is at the forefront of research and education in this field, makes this very clear:
Tomorrow’s medicine will not be about using nutrients instead of drugs. It will be about looking through a new pair of glasses which reveal the true causes of disease. In most cases these lie in faulty nutrition, pollution, stress, negativity, addiction and lack of exercise – the greatest cause of all being ignorance. The original meaning of the word ‘doctor’ is “teacher or learned man” and that is perhaps the most important role a health professional can perform.
You are what you eat, they say, but taking full responsibility for food and healthy eating in your life can be quite a challenge. Especially nowadays, in the modern world, we are all surrounded by temptations to consume too much, and too much of the wrong thing. And not only temptation – a whole industry is devoted to persuading us to indulge ourselves to excess.
And what if your challenge is in the other direction? What if you have been depriving yourself unhealthily, and are trying to return to a more balanced approach? All that pressure is no help to you either.
Of course you need to take practical measures to manage your food intake and establish a good and healthy routine, but you will be much more likely to succeed at this if you focus on the psychological aspects of nutrition and eating. And this is where hypnosis can really help you.
The following food and healthy eating hypnosis downloads are based on a solid understanding of the psychological underpinnings of unhealthy consumption. You can find a download to help you comfortably, easily and effectively take control of how food contributes to your healthy lifestyle…
You can begin to free yourself from anorexia
This download can help you control and overcome bulimia
|Drink More Water|
This session will help program your unconscious mind to remember to drink plenty of water
|Eat More Vegetables|
You really can look forward to being able to eat more fruit and vegetables
Get motivation and focus to gain weight quickly
|Gluten Free Diet|
Hypnosis is a great help if you really want to keep to your gluten free diet regime
It’s easy to stop being a picky eater when you use hypnosis to help
|Reduce Salt Intakep|
Reduce your salt intake by getting your unconscious mind on your si
|Stop Drinking Soda|
Drinking soda is bad news for your health – now you can cut it out
Are you struggling with weight loss? Hypnosis can provide the extra motivation and determination to keep you moving in the direction of your goals, and help you escape the many food traps that can cause weight gain.
Self hypnosis for weight loss is the perfect tool for re-educating your unconscious mind – the part that creates cravings and impulses – to give you back real choice in what you eat. You know that a real and permanent change in your weight only comes with a change in lifestyle, not through fad diets that you can’t possibly keep up over the long term. The following weight control hypnosis downloads can help you make those changes, and far more quickly and easily than you ever imagined possible.
Why is hypnotherapy so much more effective than just dieting alone? Because it lifts you out of a double bind. On the one hand, faddy dieting and unnatural calorie restriction actually causes your body to store fat more effectively, and create cravings for high-calorie, unsatiating foods. In addition, feeling ‘deprived’ on a daily basis is eventually going to drive you to bingeing and rebellion, no matter how strong your self-control. In short, hunger always wins in the end.
Break the patterns and habits of poor or over eating and take control of your hunger and weight.
Taking a psychological approach with hypnosis deals with the hidden patterns behind poor eating and over-eating at the same level as they occur – deep in your unconscious mind. That’s why it’s so much more effective. Taking control back and giving your body the foods it needs will make maintaining a healthy weight natural and easy.
Save 42% with the 10 download Weight Loss Hypnosis Pack, containing the 10 most needed solutions to weight loss problems.
|Banish Fast Food|
Use hypnosis to break the fast food habit and achieve your weight loss
Quickly get control over the monotony munchies with hypnosis
Use hypnosis to learn a new way to respond to hunger signals
Slow down your eating and give your digestion a chance
|Enjoy Healthy Cooking|
Get the motivation to cook healthy food and develop a helpful habit
|Keep Weight Off|
Hypnosis will help you keep weight off after a successful diet
|Low Carb Diet|
Use hypnosis to ‘reprogram’ your brain to recognize a low carb diet as attractive
Learn how to unconsciously know when enough is enough on your plate
|Stop Binge Eating|
Hypnosis can free you from the grip of compulsive bingeing
|Stop Comfort Eating|
Escape the compulsion to make yourself feel better with food
|Stop Emotional Eating|
Keep emotional and physical needs apart with hypnosis
|Stop Night Eating|
Reprogram your subconscious mind to eat at appropriate times
Stop snacking on the wrong stuff. Eat the right stuff instead
Train your brain to lose your sweet tooth
Use hypnosis to re-train your brain and lose weight naturally
|TV Junk Food|
Stop the wrong food types creeping up on you when watching TV
|Weight Loss Motivation|
Use hypnosis to help yourself maintain your weight loss regime until you reach your goal
|Weight Loss: Healthy Eating|
Hypnosis can teach you to steer clear of diet busters and choose healthy options