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.
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 www.helpyourselfcommunity.org
(Taken from IONC Newsletter)