The word orthomolecular is not often passed around in casual conversations; however, its usage is becoming more common as the public slowly wakes up to the destructive consequences of conventional medicine (i.e., pharmaceutical drugs).

The Toxic Nature of Pharmaceutical Drugs and their Long-Term Side Effects

Drugs can and should be understood as toximolecular concoctions because that’s what they are: toxic, or more specifically, toxic poisons given in sub-lethal doses. So they don’t kill you straight out (usually), but over time they will short-circuit body systems, which will diminish your ability to enjoy life. You can count on that!

As an orthomolecular counselor who speaks out against drugs, with all their nefarious consequences, I have encountered the occasional client who reminds me that people are living longer these days, due in part to drugs.

Actually, the latest reports are saying that the next generation will not outlive their folks, but even if they do, consider what Big Pharma’s version of life is: zombified in front of a nursing home TV, waiting for the next round of meds. Sure, they’re still utilizing oxygen, so they’re not legally dead, but just barely.

My work as a chemical addiction counselor intersects with many people who feel betrayed by their “health” practitioner, who now desperately wish to get off the drugs they have been prescribed.

If you wonder why they didn’t stop when they first got started, you don’t understand the insidious way an addiction sneaks up on you. Be thankful. It’s a lot harder to get off a drug after it has distorted your brain than it is to get started. Understanding why this is, reveals a fundamental truth of why orthomolecular medicine is superior to toximolecular medicine.

First, consider what drugs do. As I mentioned at the onset, they are toxins; they contribute nothing to support the blueprint of life.

The basic fault of these weapons [drugs] is that they have no known connection with the disease process itself. Drugs are wholly unlike nature's weapons. They tend to mask the difficulty, not eliminate it. They contaminate the internal environment [with side effects], create dependence on the part of the patient, and complicate the physician's job by erasing valuable clues as to the real source 
[cause] of the trouble. 

–Roger Williams, Ph.D.

Why People Use Drugs

The reason people go for drugs is because they mask symptoms. By interfering with selective areas of the biochemistry, (poisoning enzymes, blocking receptors for important metabolites, etc.), life-supporting chemicals are rerouted into brain/bio-systems at unnatural levels, which produces distorted effects. Sometimes these effects can be quite pleasurable, even euphoric at first.

Patient’s are often fooled into believing they’ve found the good medicine they’ve always needed. But in time, as the real (life-supporting) chemicals get fired off (at an accelerated rate), and the brain/body reset to a new homeostasis that anticipates the drug(s) will always be present, the effect wanes. That’s addiction, because if the drug isn’t present, the brain demands to have it. The euphoria may be long gone, but the altered structure of the brain is permanent. Yes, drugs alter the blueprint of life, sometimes permanently. Fortunately there’s an answer.


Orthomolecular Medicine: Naturally Restoring the Biochemistry

Orthomolecular medicine is a term coined by two-time Nobel Laureate Dr. Linus Pauling. He defines it as “establishing the right molecules in the brain and body by varying the concentration of substances normally present and required for optimum health” When Dr. Pauling states “right molecules” he is clearly describing supporting substances that empower the blueprint of life rather than poison it. This is the approach used by Health Recovery Center in Minneapolis. It is, in my opinion the only hope people have to recover their brain once an alien chemical has changed it.