Orthomolecular nutrition for good mental and physical health
Orthomolecular (Ortho means right in Greek) nutrition is feeding the body with the “right” molecules (necessary molecules) to ensure the smooth biochemical function of the cells.
Therefore, one of the aims of orthomolecular nutrition is to ensure the digestion and the absorption of all the necessary nutrients, in our daily rations. A prerequisite for this is the good function of the gastrointestinal system. For this reason, this is the initial basic approach. The correct foods stimulate the production of peptic enzymes, improve the condition of the gastrointestinal tract and restore the friendly intestinal flora. In this healthy state, the gastrointestinal system is ready to undertake the digestion of the foods and the absorption of nutrients.
A balanced nutrition and a quality of foods on a daily basis ensure the intake of necessary proteins, fatty acids, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytochemicals or phytonutrients that is, the “right” molecules for the organism.When the cells are fed with the “right” molecules, their function is improved and the optimal biochemical and metabolic result is accomplished. This result is also obvious on the outside. The skin and hair glow, fatigue decreases and mood is elevated, weight is regulated, mental capacity is maximized, memory improves, various pains disappear, inflammations subside, health is improved and generally the person achieves a good level of health and well-being.