Women’s Health: Orthomolecular Medicine
Restore the body’s balance, correct deficiencies and/or excess vitamins and minerals to neutralize free radicals. This is the principle of orthomolecular medicine, a treatment that has been winning more and more supporters, including among celebrities.
But the proposal of orthomolecular medicine is not recent. Although popular today, the idea of rebalancing nutrients in the body arose in the 1960s, presented by chemist Linus Pauling.
The main measures to be taken by those who want to follow the principles of orthomolecular therapy are dietary reeducation and lifestyle change. It is necessary to abandon quick meals and scratch the menu of nutrient-poor foods that help form free radicals.
It is worth mentioning that free radicals are molecules that cause the oxidation of cells. To better understand, just take as an example what happens to a cut apple when it comes in contact with the air.
External factors such as pollution, cigarette smoking, alcohol, stress and an unbalanced diet are largely responsible for the exaggerated production of free radicals. The destruction of cells causes diseases and health problems such as chronic fatigue, insomnia, mood swings, memory impairment, among others. This is also one of the main factors of premature aging, which can be perceived in the appearance of the skin and hair.
In the orthomolecular diet, whole foods, fresh and functional, prevail in addition to nourishing, they offer substances that strengthen the organism.
Re-establishing the body’s biochemical balance can also be achieved through personalized supplementation, which may include herbal medicines, amino acids and vitamins.
However, these supplements are recommended depending on the organic needs of each person, so it is not worth copying the recipe of the girlfriend or the soap opera actress that you find wonderful, only a specialist can prescribe the best options for your case.
Improved health is the main benefit of orthomolecular medicine , but not the only one. By consuming healthy foods, the body gains more disposition and energy to engage in physical activities. Thus, it is possible to lose weight without losing health.
Orthomolecular medicine also serves to soften the symptoms of PMS, control that crazy urge to devour sweets and carbohydrates, decrease fluid retention and boost immunity. Skin and hair more beautiful and full of life are visible effects and do very well for female self-esteem.