The right balance for a healthy body
Vitamins, minerals and proteins are the building blocks of your body, they nourish you and give your body and mind energy. That’s why you make sure you eat as varied and healthy as possible. However, it does happen that you have physical complaints. This is not because you are not eating well, it may be because you do not have the right balance in your diet. Whether this is indeed the case is not so easy to determine.
An orthomolecular therapist helps you to find out what your complaints are, where they come from and how your diet can be adjusted. You don’t just do this by supplementing certain nutrient deficiencies with supplements. You are also encouraged to work on your physical or mental condition if necessary.
Is an orthomolecular therapist a dietician?
At first glance, an orthomolecular therapist has many similarities with a dietician. Both give you advice about a diet that suits your health and lifestyle. A dietician is often consulted when people want to lose weight. The treatment plan is tailored to that goal. Orthomolecular therapy mainly focuses on the cause of certain physical complaints. Weight loss can have an additional effect, for example because you adjust your eating habits. But it is generally not the goal of treatment.
A personal treatment plan for various complaints
There is no standard solution for physical complaints. Every person is different and the treatment method is therefore focused on the individual. However, the symptoms are often recognizable. A therapist can draw up a treatment plan for various complaints. Consider irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or other stomach and intestinal complaints.
But the therapist can also offer a solution for hormonal imbalance during menopause, skin problems and burnout. The treatment for orthomolecular therapy falls under alternative care. If you have additional health insurance, you may be reimbursed for the costs of the treatment.