Nutritional medicine is the study of the nutritional value of food and how diet affects health and well-being. A nutritional medicine practitioner views food from a therapeutic perspective and provides dietary advice (sometimes recommending nutritional supplements as well) to help in the treatment of health conditions.
Many of our most common modern health conditions and diseases are a result of leaky gut syndrome. When the lining of the gut becomes too permeable, foreign particles are allowed to enter the bloodstream, where they then impact different organs and biological systems.
The orthomolecular concept is a simple one, using optimal nutrition to combat, heal and prevent physical and mental illness. Orthomolecular nutrition is based on diets and food supplements of essential vitamins and minerals specifically selected to solve individual problems and needs.