Current Issue: Volume 33, Number 5, 2018

Current Issue 2018-11-29T07:20:11+00:00

Abram Hoffer Lecture Series Award

Review Article

Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid and Psychosis: A Review

JOM Archives

An Orthomolecular Theory of Human Health and Disease

Case Report

Intravenous Vitamin C and Infectious Mononucleosis: A Case Report

Book Review

Book Review: Beyond The Label

Celebrating 50 Years of Orthomolecular Medicine in 2018

The term ‘orthomolecular’ was first used by Linus Pauling in his seminal article, Orthomolecular Psychiatry, published in the journal Science, April 19, 1968. Orthomolecular medicine, as conceptualized by Pauling and established through the pioneering leadership of Abram Hoffer is defined as the therapeutic use of substances that occur naturally in the body. Originally defined in the context of treating and preventing psychiatric diseases, the intent of orthomolecular therapy is to provide the optimal molecular environment for the brain and other tissues by altering the intake of nutrients such as vitamins (and their metabolites), minerals, trace elements, macronutrients, as well as other naturally occurring metabolically active substances.


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