ORTHOMOLECULAR - NUTRITION DIPLOMA
Orthomolecular is a term that comes from ortho, which is Greek for "correct" or "right," and "molecule," which is the simplest structure that displays the characteristics of a compound. So it means the "right molecule."
Two-time Nobel Prize winner, and molecular biologist, Linus Pauling, Ph.D., coined the term "Orthomolecular" in his 1968 article "Orthomolecular Psychiatry" in the journal "Science."
Orthomolecular medicine describes preventing disease and maintaining health by providing the body with optimal amounts of nutritional substances that are natural to the body.This course is designed to equip you with the knowledge you need to practice as an orthomolecular Medical Practitioner and be eligible for registration with the Board of Integrative Medicine.
See timeline on History of Orthomolecular Nutrition here.
Prerequisite course for non-medical practitioner:
Basic review of anatomy, physiology, and Biochemistry
Review of Anatomy & Physiology.
1. Quick Medical Terminology has long been relied on by students and medical professionals looking to build or update their medical vocabulary.
Text book: Quick Medical Terminology
2. A self-Testing Guide, 5th Edition by Shirley Soltez Steiner, Natalie Pate Capps ISBN: 978-0-470-88619-9
The reference of choice for health practitioners and others who need to expand, improve, or refresh their medical vocabularies.
Biochemistry text: Biochemistry for Dummies
This friendly guide presents an overview of the material covered in a typical college-level biochemistry course and makes biochemistry basics easy to understand.
Text; Biochemistry for Dummies: by John T. Moore and Richard H. Langley.
There are twelve subjects divided into three modules and a clinical component module.
IOMN 0-Review of Anatomy & Physiology
IOMN 1-Fundamentals of Nutrition
IOMN 2-Dietary Minerals Types part I
IOMN 3-Dietary Minerals Types part II
IOMN4- Nutritional herbs
IOMN5-Nutritional Enzyme therapy
IOMN8 Nutritional Detoxification
IOMN9-Nutritional Symptomatology technique
Clinical:20 clients case load
Module IV- Advance Assessments
This is advance assessment and clinicical techniques
IOMN12A-Hair Mineral Analysis Interpretation
IONM12 B- Understanding Nutritional Blood Chemistry
Review of Anatomy & Physiology
Pre-requisite refresher course (non-medical practitioner)
Quick Medical Terminology has long been relied on by students and medical professionals looking to build or update their medical vocabulary. This new fifth edition provides the tools and information needed to understand the simple logic behind hundreds of seemingly incomprehensible words, along with fresh exercises and current examples.
Features new review exercises and self-tests, more than 250 new terms, medical measurements, and up-to-date examples
Provides the tools necessary for building and sustaining a large working repertoire of medical terms
The reference of choice for health practitioners and others who need to expand, improve, or refresh their medical vocabularies
Text Quick Medical Terminology
A self-Testing Guide, 5th Edition by: Shirley Soltez Steiner, Natalie Pate Capps ISBN: 978-0-470-88619-9
IOMN 1-Fundamentals of Nutrition
A holistic and comprehensive overview of nutrition that combines insights of the East with the science of the West. The ecology, biochemistry, physiology and pharmacology of nutrition. Food and consciousness. What each vitamin and mineral is, what it does in the body and symptoms of deficiency. How internal and external factors affect the body's absorption of these nutrients. Suggestions for food sources and optimal supplementation.
Text: Diet & Nutrition, A Holistic Approach (24th ed), by Rudolph Ballentine, M.D., 2007
Recent studies have shown a tight linkage between living organisms and chemical elements on this planet. This led to the redefinition elements (commonly known as dietary minerals to nutritional minerals) are the chemical elements required by all living organisms, other than the four elements carbon, hydrogen nitrogen and oxygen. The substances referred to as minerals are really chemical elements.
In this course you will learn the essential role of micro-organisms play in the ecological food chain and how using element as micro dose is most effective.
Text: Compiled manual by Dr. Sheila McKenzie, RDH, PhD, IMD,IONMP
Nutritional herbs can provide safe natural remedies for numerous common ailments and well as nutritional needs. In this course you will learn 75 herbal remedies. Compounding herbal preparations in the form of tinctures and teas will be discussed.
Book: Reference: Duke’s Essential Herbs.
IOMN 4-Nutritional Influences on Illness
Discussion guide to the full range of research on nutritional aspects of 92 diseases, including all the major treats to health to our health, common nutritional deficiencies and degenerative conditions such as Parkinsonism, schizophrenia, osteoporosis and other health challenges will be covered.
Text: Nutritional Influences on Illness by Melvyn R. Werbach, MD
Module II Intermediately Courses
IOMN 5-Lipid Metabolism
The role of fats in health and disease. Essential fatty acids. Saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. Natural versus adulterated fats. Text: Fats that Heal, Fats that Kill by Udo Erasmus, PhD.
IOMN 6-Nutrition and Enzymes
How the digestive system works. Psychological factors, food combining, digestive enzymes, lactic bacteria, fiber. How various enzyme work, therapy programs for over 150 health challenges.
IOMN 7-Nutrition & Aging
Learn the biological processes involved in aging, how the major body systems decline and cell rejuvenation. The latest theories of aging at the cellular and molecular level. An in-depth look at anti-aging nutrients (natural hormones, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, herbs and other phyto-nutrients). A full range of information on lifestyle and its impact on longevity. Text: The 10 Secrets of Healthy Ageing by Patrick Holford and Jerome Burne 2007.
IOMN 8-Sports Nutrition
Nutritional needs for athletes. Improving performance and delaying fatigue. Protein needs, fat loss and lean weight gain. Competition Nutrition. Supplementation. Maintaining hydration. The female athlete. Daily menu plans. Text: The Complete Guide to Sports Nutrition (6th ed.), by Anita Bean.
Module III Applied Courses
IOMN 9--Nutrition Research
How prescription drugs cause imbalances in the body, from depletion of vitamins and minerals, to adverse effects on all systems and functions of the body. How drugs interact with food, drink, and supplements. How your body processes drugs. How to assess the ways in which medications affect health. How to counteract these imbalances with alternative treatments. Text: Prescription Alternatives (4th ed.), by Earl L. Mindell, R.Ph. Ph.D.
IOMN 10-Wellness Coaching
Coaching bridges the gap between your wellness specialties and operating a successful health coaching practice. This intensive 1-on-1 mentoring course will show you how to establish pricing, write programs, run corporate programs, increase client compliance and improve your bottom line! You will also learn how to write your business and marketing plan giving you a definite foundation for success.
Text: CCHM compiled notes.
IOMN 11-Therapeutic Nutrition
The use of diet, vitamins, minerals, herbs and other supplements to help the body correct disease conditions. Causes and possible treatments for over 70 health problems.
Text: CCHM complied notes
IOMN 12- Nutritional Detoxification
Over the last two centuries industrialization has radically altered this planet and in so doing has also reduced our body’s ability to deal with toxic exposure. Human bodies are not designed to manage the magnitude of industrial toxicity. In this course we will explore how toxicity is a contribution factor to many of our modern health challenges and how to support organs of detoxification.
Text: The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan By; Michelle Schoffer- Cook, DNM, D.Ac, CNC
IOMN 13-Nutrition Research
Reviewing understanding and interpreting clinical research and scientific writing and assessing their merits and limits.
Text: Foundation of Nutritional Medicine-A Source book of clinical research. By: Melvyn R. Werbach, MD.
IOMN 14 A-Nutritional Assessment Techniques
Learning proper client centered assessment techniques and interpretation is the foundation of the complete functional (Eclectics) medicine diagnosis. In this course you will learn how to complete a comprehensive clinical assessment using the four primary techniques: Client Interrogation, Inspection, Palpitation, Percussion Auscultation, documentation of clinical findings interpretation of findings and treatment plan.
IOMN 14 B-Hair Mineral Analysis Interpretation
Each day many individuals worldwide take nutritional supplements, on the advice of their health care professionals without knowing their needs for nutritional supplementation or if they are working.
In this course you will:
- Gain the skills necessary to detect sub-clinical mineral imbalances
- Assessing mineral imbalance and heavy metal toxicity by interpreting THMA
- You will gain fundamental understanding of minerals as the core nutrients for optimal biochemical function.
- Indirect detection of non-invasive cholesterol levels.
- You will receive appropriate clinical protocol for prescribing mineral medicines.
By; Dr. Lawrence D. Wilson, ISBN 0-9628657-4-5
Tuition fee: $600.00(per subject
Clinical: 20 case studies
Thesis: two thousand words thesis
Course delivery format: Web based mentoring with independent research and case studies
Qualification: Upon completion a diploma in orthomolecular will be awarded