My approach goes back to the roots of medicine. Wholesome food is still the best remedy to become and stay healthy. A proper diet remains the best prevention against cancer, cardiovascular disorders, dementia, fatigue, rheumatism etc. Moreover, the right intake of proper nutrients is a fundamental basic requirement for optimal health. This is the principle of nutritional medicine, or ‘medicine through nutrition’, mostly referred to as orthomolecular medicine. The strength of the nutritional medicine lies in the way it stimulates you to take control of your health by opting for the correct nutrition, possibly supplemented with vitamins and mineral supplements, and to rely on classical medication as a last resort. In my medical practice, I help and advise my patients to obtain as many nutrients as possible through healthy unprocessed food. Food supplements are advised based on blood tests deficiencies with food supplements (vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids and plant extracts).
Medication plays a significant role but will only be prescribed if the self-healing power of the body – supported by orthomolecular means if needed – is no longer operative. Classical drugs, like antibiotics, are valuable but do have their strict indication. Next to their function, they always have side effects that will damage the body in the long run, this contrary to orthomolecular remedies that do not cause any harm at all.
‘The groundwork of all happiness is health’