For many years there was no adequate provision for the severely mentally ill in Cornwall, UK, with the result that patients were institutionalised in various parts of the country, resulting in separation from their families both in time and distance. Chy-Sawel Treatment Centre was set up for those suffering from schizophrenias and other mental illnesses. By adopting an orthomolecular treatment approach, it is the first Centre of its type in the UK. Their treatment is based on the pioneering work of Dr.Abram Hoffer and Dr.Carl Pfeiffer, in Canada and America respectively, known as orthomolecular or nutritional medicine. Their aim is to help participants re-enter society with a programme that will include occupational and recreational therapies, social re-education, psychotherapy and a holistic approach through the orthomolecular method
For more than 20 years, The Center for the Improvement of Human Functioning has been helping people who are ailing learn how to improve their health, regain their vigor and improve their performance with alternative approaches to healing.The Bio-Center Laboratory provides diagnostic services for physicians throughout the country to help reveal biochemical impairments and monitor their correction. The Mabee research library has over 2,500 books, 1,500 audio tapes, 700 videos, and 150 journals and newsletters which are utilized by patients, staff, researchers, students, and the public. The RECNAC cancer research project goals are to discover how and why cancer develops in humans, how to prevent it, and how to treat this disease using means which are not toxic to normal cells. The Institute also gathers clinical data about the effectiveness of the treatment protocols used by its doctors.The Linus Pauling Institute
The mission of the LPI at OSU is to determine the function and role of micronutrients, phytochemicals and microconstituents of food in maintaining human health and preventing and treating disease; and to advance the knowledge in areas which were of interest to Linus Pauling through research and education. The LPI continues the pioneering efforts of Linus Pauling in orthomolecular medicine, an area of medicine devoted to restoring the optimal concentrations and functions of the substances (e.g., vitamins) normally present in the human body. The research at the LPI is aimed at understanding the molecular mechanisms and physiological effects of nutritional factors, and exploring their utilization in health promotion through disease prevention and treatment.DoctorYourself.com
This site is a comprehensive and rich source of information on orthomolecular medicine for doctors and patients. Andrew Saul is Contributing Editor for the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine, and DoctorYourself.com is his personal website, which receives over 1.5 million visitors annually. The information on this site is presented in a way which helps the layperson to understand the concept of orthomolecular treatment, how it differs from conventional medicine and how they can assert their right to safe, effective therapies in a conventional medical world. Archived newsletters and a massive searchable archive of treatments for common diseases make DoctorYourself well worth a visit.Friends of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (FACT)
A community of discerning consumers and qualified professionals with a vision: the creation of a repository of health information that is factual, accessible, credible and ethical. The information comes from different schools of medicine and from different cultures. These diverse resources will provide us with multiple healthcare options, and it will lead us to a healthier future. Learn how you can consult or contribute your knowledge and experience to this growing body of knowledge and participate in our community's exciting and innovative vision.
Priscilla Slagle, M.D. is in the private practice of Nutritional /Functional Medicine & Psychiatry in Palm Springs & Encino, California.She is the author of The Way Up site which contains a great deal of information on nutritional medicine. She has helped thousands overcome the effects of stress, low moods, depression, & a variety of chronic symptoms & diseases and is one of the foremost experts on the prevention & treatment of mental and physical conditions by the use of amino acids. Dr. Slagle evaluates & treats numerous illnesses from a holistic perspective and is the author of "The Way Up From Down," a book on natural treatments for depression.Health-Heart.Org
This not-for-profit public interest site looks at the food and supplement side of the heart health. Created by Eddy Vos, this site offers a comprehensive archive of medical and nutritional research without any commercial funding and provides the basic orthomolecular information necessary to improve your cardiovascular health.Dr. Cathcart's Homepage
A great many links to orthomolecular papers, sites and other information by a leading practitioner in the fieldMedweb: Alternative Medicine
A major internet jumpsite to complementary and alternative medicine sites.20/20 technologies health archive
A good collection of complementary medicine related links covering basic nutrition facts, vitamins and aternative cancer therapiesOrthoeurope
News about orthomolecular medicine in the Dutch language, updated every day.Dr. Huggins Website for information on Mercury Amalgam Toxicity
Dr. Huggins website is devoted to providing information and education to the public about dental materials (such as mercury, dental amalgam, nickel, and root canals) and practices that may be connected to health issues. Hugnet also discusses some of the emerging techniques being utilized to ensure safer dentistry.The Rosenthal Center Directory of Databases
The literature on clinical and scientific research into alternative medicine treatments is widely scattered, as is background information on alternative medicine systems and approaches. This database is a compilation of established sources in the USA, Europe and Asia. The listing is hyperlinked to existing Web sites where available, or to brief information on the resource, such as: how to obtain further details; type of literature covered; size of the holding or mode of access.Health World Online
A large complementary medicine site which includes the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine's archives as well as other journals, professional organizations, libraries, and bookstores.Arbor Nutrition Guide
The worlds largest searchable database of internet nutrition resources. Contains journal listings, food and nutrient databases, education resources, alternative medicine information and many other items.Cyberspace Telemedical Office
A medical site which offers everything from searchable medical libraries to medical yellow pages and physician consultations. A good starting point for health care consumers.Alternative Medicine Homepage
This page is a jumpstation for sources of information on alternative, complementary, and integrative therapies for the public.Reuters Health News
Reuters provides daily breaking news in the health and medical field .
Web Resources: Advocacy
For more than 20 years, The Center for the Improvement of Human Functioning has been helping people who are ailing learn how to improve their health, regain their vigor and improve their performance with alternative approaches to healing.The Bio-Center Laboratory provides diagnostic services for physicians throughout the country to help reveal biochemical impairments and monitor their correction. The Mabee research library has over 2,500 books, 1,500 audio tapes, 700 videos, and 150 journals and newsletters which are utilized by patients, staff, researchers, students, and the public. The RECNAC cancer research project goals are to discover how and why cancer develops in humans, how to prevent it, and how to treat this disease using means which are not toxic to normal cells. The Institute also gathers clinical data about the effectiveness of the treatment protocols used by its doctors.Earth House
Earth House is a model residential treatment center for young adults suffering from major mental disorders such as Schizophrenia and Bipolar disorder.
Located in a rural community near Princeton, New Jersey, Earth House accommodates a maximum of 14 residents generally ranging in age from 18 to 40. The minimum stay is 3 months; the average length of stay is 8 months; the maximum stay is 2 years. Most residents have had multiple diagnoses and have been previously hospitalized, some for 10 years or more. Earth House combines a medical and an educational approach. Medicines and nutrients are prescribed by physicians. To complement medical treatment, the program requires a wholesome diet, daily exercise and the development of habits that will assist recovery and support continued good health. Because of the strong learning orientation, residents are referred to as students rather than patients.
This not-for-profit public interest page looks at the food and supplement side of the picture and has a great deal of relevant material for those interested in nutrition and its relationship to health and disease. For those interested in orthomolecular treatments for prevention and treatment of heart disease, this site has much useful information and links.Canadian Complementary Medical Association
The CCMA is a network of Canadian physicians, osteopaths, residents and medical students with a special interest or expertise in complementary medicine. Their aim is to bring together the best of both conventional and alternative medicine for the benefit of patients. To reach this goal, they encourage education of physicians and public, complementary medical research and support for doctors practising complementary medical therapies.
Internet Mental Health is a free encyclopedia of mental health information designed by a Canadian psychiatrist, Dr. Phillip Long, and programmed by his colleague,Brian Chow. The concept of Internet Mental Health is to use the Internet to freely share the vast amount of information on mental health with the world.Hoffer's Home Page-The Schizophrenias
Abram Hoffer's Home page provides information on the orthomolecular treatment of schizophrenia, along with several detailed case studies of persons with schizophrenia who recovered using orthomolecular therapy.Center for Science in the Public Interest
The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is a nonprofit education and advocacy organization that focuses on improving the safety and nutritional quality of our food supply and on reducing the carnage caused by alcoholic beverages. CSPI seeks to promote health through educating the public about nutrition and alcohol; it represents citizens' interests before legislative, regulatory, and judicial bodies; and it works to ensure that advances in science are used for the public's good. CSPI is supported by 800,000 member-subscribers to its Nutrition Action Healthletter and through foundation grants and sales of educational materials.Mental Health Net
MHN is one of the largest, most comprehensive guides to mental health online, featuring over 6,000 individual resources. This site covers information on disorders such as depression, anxiety, panic attacks, chronic fatigue syndrome and substance abuse, to professional resources in psychology, psychiatry and social work, journals and self-help magazines.Health Research Institute
Health Research Institute is a leading force in the research and treatment of biochemical imbalances. Dedicated to improved health, The Health Research Institute is a vital component of total health care. The HRI mission is to increase the individual's ability to lead a productive and rewarding life,with the focus on research, education and nutritional treatment of biochemical imbalances. The Health Research Institute is a not-for-profit, public charity based in Naperville, Illinois. Since 1989, HRI's Pfeiffer Treatment Center has provided outpatient clinical services for thousands of behavior-disordered children and adults. The Center involves a collaboration between biochemists, nutritionists, and medical doctors who specialize in the effects of biochemistry on behavior and mental health. William J. Walsh, Ph.D. and H. Ronald Isaacson, Ph.D., co-founders of HRI, are researchers with more than 50 years of combined experience, including 30 years at Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, Illinois.Carl C. Pfeiffer Institute
The Pfeiffer Treatment Center is a not-for-profit medical research and treatment facility in Warrenville, Illinois specializing in research and treatment of biochemical imbalances. Since the center opened in 1989, it has treated nearly 20,000 patients who suffer from behavior dysfunctions, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism, learning disorders, or anxiety by balancing body and brain chemistry. The Pfeiffer Treatment Center, the medical clinic of the Health Research Institute (HRI), is staffed by a team of physicians, practitioners, chemists, and other professionals who specialize in the effects of biochemistry on behavior, thought, and mood. The on-site HRI Pharmacy compounds nutrients hormones, and other biochemicals to reduce the number of pills in a prescription using customized methods and equipment. he individualized biochemical treatment that Pfeiffer provides, based on the fact that each person has unique biochemistry, is a result of extensive research and has proven effective for patients seeking our help. An outcome study of the Pfeiffer Treatment Center’s biochemical therapy published in the October 15, 2004 issue of the peer-reviewed journal Physiology & Behavior provides strong evidence of treatment efficacy in patients presenting with tantrums, destructive behavior, and assaultive behavior. One of the few centers in the world with this biochemical focus, the Pfeiffer Treatment Center has grown into a thriving clinic with patients from 70 countries. In addition, the Center evaluates patients in other states during its Outreach Clinics. HRI continues to study biochemical imbalances and treatment of behavior, learning, and mood disorders. HRI and the Pfeiffer Treatment Center are constantly breaking barriers and expanding the frontiers of medicine.The Schacter Center
The Schachter Center's director, Michael B. Schachter, M.D., is a 1965 graduate of Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons. He is Board certified in Psychiatry and Chelation Therapy and has more than 20 years experience in complementary medicine. The center's staff of more than 50 work together to evaluate and treat patients who have a wide variety of medical complaints as well as those who simply wish to optimize their health. Biochemical testing is available. Treatment programs emphasize lifestyle changes and address diet, exercise, nutritional supplements and stress management. For many patients, programs involving injectable vitamins, minerals, chelating agents and bio-oxidative substances play a major role in treatment. Conditions they treat include: Heart and blood vessel disorders, Cancer, Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Allergies, Candidiasis, Glandular Disturbances, Neurological Conditions, Immune System Disorders, Gastrointestinal Disorders, Gynecological Disorders, Musculoskeletal Disorders, Pediatric Disorders and Psychiatric Disorders.
The Tahoma Clinic is one of the finest nutritional medical clinics in the world and run by Dr. Jonathan Wright and the Tahoma Clinic staff. This centre providing non-prescription drug, non-surgical means to improved health, a state of the art clinical laboratory and many other resources.
The Center for the Study of Autism
CSA is located in the Salem/Portland, Oregon area. The Center provides information about autism to parents and professionals, and conducts research on the efficacy of various therapeutic interventions. Most of the research is in collaboration with Bernard Rimland's Autism Research Institute in San Diego, California.
The Ortho Institute
Dr. Gert Schuitemaker's orthomolecular organization of the Netherlands offers clinics, seminars, and publishes an orthomolecular journal and yearbook.
The Hoffman Center for Holistic Medicine
The Hoffman Center in New York City combines orthodox medicine and complementary modalities such as acupuncture, nutrition and vitamin therapy, chelation therapy, herbal medicine, sports medicine and pain treatment, allergy testing & treatment, environmental medicine and natural care for women. An on site diagnostic lab facility also provides analysis for patients.
The Amsterdam Kliniek
The Amsterdam Kliniek in the Netherlands specializes in integrative medicine, which utilises healing methods aimed at fighting disease in a natural way and promoting health without incurring damaging side effects. When needed, conventional therapies are integrated as part of the treatment.
Dr. Johnson's clinic in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan,Canada specializes in orthomolecular medicine; chelation therapy and Orthopaedic medicine.
Blake Graham's nutrition website, where there is information about the work of Abram Hoffer, Carl Pfeiffer, and many other orthomolecular physicians:
The Linus Pauling Institute (LPI) was established at Oregon State University (OSU) in August 1996 under an agreement reached between its antecedent organization, the Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine, and OSU.The mission of the LPI at OSU is to determine the function and role of micronutrients, phytochemicals and microconstituents of food in maintaining human health and preventing and treating disease; and to advance the knowledge in areas which were of interest to Linus Pauling through research and education.
International Society for Molecular Nutrition and Therapy
Located at the Molecular Cardiology Laboratory, Philipps University of Marburg, in Germany, the objectives of ISMNT are to promote nutritional research at the molecular level with respect to health and disease; to organize scientific meetings in the area of molecular nutrition including: cancer; cardiovascular diseases; immune disorders; neurosciences; nutritional abnormalities; vitamins and trace elements
Centro de Actualización Médica", Buenos Aires, Argentina
An orthomulecular institute in Buenos Aires, Argentina directed by Albert Dardanelli, M.D.
Aging Research Centre (ARC)
The Aging Research Centre is dedicated to providing a service that allows researchers in this field to find information that is related to the study of the aging process. ARC also endevours to introduce this field to laymen who would like to know more about the research that is being conducted in this field.
American College for Advancement in Medicine
The American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM) is a non-profit alternative medicine society dedicated to educating physicians on the latest findings and emerging procedures in preventive/nutritional medicine. ACAM's goals are not only to improve physicians' skills, knowledge, and diagnostic procedures, but also to develop awareness in the public at large of alternative methods of medical treatment.
Batstyr University was founded in 1978 to train naturopathic physicians with a scientific approach. Since then, degree programs in nutrition, acupuncture and Oriental medicine, and applied behavioral science have been added, expanding the mission to serve as an effective leader and a vital force in the improvement of the health and well-being of the human community.
The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians website offers resources and information regarding disease prevention and health restoration, as well as curricula for naturopathic medical schools, and links to other organizations that share our mission to transform the medical paradigm from disease management and managed costs to true health care.
The Cognitive Enhancement Research Institute (CERI)
This web site familiarize visitors with information on new smart-drug-and-nutrient treatments for Down’s syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson's disease as well as provides holistically oriented physician referral services.
The Dutch Orthomolecular Education Foundation
The Dutch Orthomolecular Education Foundation S.O.E. (Stichting Orthomoleculaire Educatie) was founded in 1987 with the objective of distributing the expert knowledge and the application possibilities of orthomolecular science by supplying information and advice. Ruud A. Nieuwenhuis RA, founder and director of the S.O.E. is widely known as the tireless advocate of the orthomolecular movement in the Netherlands.
Web Resources: Periodicals
Medline will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.