Nutritional Medicine/Orthomolecular Medicine
The focus of orthomolecular (a term coined by Linus Pauling PhD. meaning straight molecules) medicine is on finding and correcting the underlying difficulty which is causing the symptoms rather than using substances to suppress the symptoms. Depression, for example, may be caused by innumerable difficulties; anything from heavy metal overload, nutritional deficiencies, cerebral allergies, and viral illness, ad infinitum. Conversely, the same underlying problem whether it be hypoglycemia or Mercury overload could manifest in a multiplicity of ways Ð attention deficit disorder, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder etc.
There is a growing awareness of the importance of nutrition in health. The empty calories of fast food are fueling a pandemic of obesity, which we now understand causes not only heart disease, but also cancer as well as depression and other mood disorders. By assisting our patients in making good lifestyle decisions, we encourage them to take charge of their well being as opposed to utilizing chemicals so that they can tolerate their disease.
Dietary and Wellness Education
Frequently, chronic illness is made worse by dietary and lifestyle factors which frequently need to be addressed for a person to have an effective transition into recovery. Dietary factors can have a profound effect on many chronic disorders like: Autism, mood disorders, schizophrenia, diabetes, arthritis, allergies just to name a few. Environmental factors like household mold overgrowth and chemical exposures can also have an effect on many chronic illnesses. Identifying and addressing these considerations can be very difficult for people to manage. Many people find counseling and support helpful with implementing these necessary lifestyle changes.
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"In view of this long experience with him, I can say without any exaggeration, that Dr. Bonnet is quintessential healer of the most gentle kind. He has adopted an approach that is simultaneously state-of-the-art yet practiced as closely in tune with your own body's natural, "built-in" healing capabilities—e.g. the LEAST invasive approach, tailored to that particular person's body."
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