Orthomolecular Nutrition: Food As Medicine

Nature is wise and our body is a perfect machine that reacts directly to every element we
introduce into it. We are what we eat and very often, our mood, our health and even our thoughts
are conditioned by the food we carry.

That is precisely why lately, the orthomolecular nutrition has been increasing the number of
followers interested in taking care of themselves at a level that goes beyond wearing a beautiful
figure. Orthomolecular nutrition teaches us that food can be our best medicine.

All detox diets talk about eliminating toxins and purifying the body to free it from anything it
does not need. This depuration is always associated with losing weight, but in reality, it is much

We know that our body is prepared to clean itself and there are organs that work precisely for
that. What happens is that time and again these bodies require a little help to prevent certain
substances end up hurting your health.

The question is: What organs are these and how can we help? What does it mean for our
body to eliminate toxins?

The organs that naturally eliminate toxins from our body are the large intestine, the kidneys,
bladder, skin, lungs, liver, and gallbladder.

But there are also other biochemical mechanisms that serve to eliminate undesirable substances
that when deposited day after day in our cells and tissues, end up causing diseases.

It is enough to know some scientifically proven examples to confirm that it is worth paying
attention to what we put in our mouths.

Did you know that your brain is made up of 60% fat?

It is convenient to eliminate the deposits of amyloid beta substance that are deposited in neurons
and causes Alzheimer’s disease.


This can be done by helping in the production and maintenance of myelin that covers and
protects neurons. For this, it is essential to consume Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, which
you will find in dried fruits, bluefish (salmon, tuna, trout, anchovy, and bonito), olive oil, olives,
seeds, and avocado. Regarding the last one, it is the world’s healthiest fruit.

Did you know that your bones are made of tissues and cells?
It is convenient to eliminate uric acid deposits that cause joint and rheumatic problems.


The habitual consumption of fruits and vegetables helps lower the levels of uric acid in the blood
and improves the osteoarticular apparatus due to the contribution of alkaline minerals.
What few know, too, is that the toxins have polarity in adipose tissue and therefore, will make us
fat. Luckily, as science itself indicates, food rich in antioxidants (fruits, vegetables, and seeds)
and lipolytic power (like green tea) help burn fat and not accumulate in our body.
Therefore, the good news is that these deposits of toxins are neutralized with substances that
come from our diet, so nothing better than a healthy and balanced diet so that the machine of our
the body continues to work for a long time.

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