Registered Ortho-what?

As of August 2008, the designation of RNCP (Registered Nutritional Consulting Practitioner TM) given by the IONC is being changed to ROHP (Registered Orthomolecular Health Practitioner TM). For this year practitioners have the option of keeping the old designation, using both, or registering under only the new designation, and after August 2009 the old designation of RNCP will be no longer used.

Why the Name Change

IONC is creating this new designation in order to better represent it’s practitioners and differentiate them from other professionals who also use the name ‘nutritionist’ such as dietitians. The new name better represents practitioners with the IONC and puts emphasis on the nutritional supplementation, detoxification, and drainage that is used alongside nutrition.

Meaning of Orthomolecular

The term “Orthomolecular” literally means ‘correct molecules,’ with the molecules being vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, and essential fatty acids that are essential for proper functioning of the body. Orthomolecular therapy is health preservation and disease prevention with supplementation (sometimes in high doses) of substances normally present in the body.

For more information on the fascinating efficacy of orthomolecular medicine as pioneered by Linus Pauling, the first ROHP and double Nobel Laureate visit

(Taken from IONC Newsletter)

Author: Emily

Emily wants you to become your own nutrition expert. She has dissected countless food products and nutritional supplements to discover which (if any) could benefit her clients. As a nutritionist, her goal is to teach and inspire you to eat best foods for your life – foods that will have a lasting impact on your current vitality and future well-being.