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Orthomolecular Medicine

Orthomolecular medicine describes the practice of preventing and treating disease by providing the body with optimal amounts of substances which are natural to the body. These natural substances include vitamins, minerals, amino acids and fatty acids, as well as other naturally occurring compounds. Acquisition through the diet is the main focus, though supplementation in concentrated forms is also generally employed. Orthomolecular medicine puts nutrition, exercise, and meditation ahead of surgery, radiation, and drugs.