Q. What does an Orthomolecular Epigenetic Therapist do?
We base our advice on the individual biochemistry and the nutritional deficiencies and imbalances in hormones and/or gastrointestinal tract the client has. These nutritional deficiencies may lie in vitamines, minerals or amino acids (which are the building blocks of protein). Based on information about the clients goals, symptoms, medical background, the (social) environment (epigenetics) and genetics, we provide a plan. This plan may include advice about one or more of the following: nutrition, menuplan, exercise, and supplements..
Q. Is orthomolecular medicine scientificallly proven or is it alternative Yemumbojumbo?
Yes, just as regular medicine, orthomolecular medicine has been scientifically proven. In this industry we often use the PubMed library as a source of scientific information.
Q. How long does it take before I start seeing results?
It depends on the complaints. Some issues may be resolved in only a few consults. In the case of complaints that you have had for years, or chronic desease it may take longer before results are shown. Afterall, in these cases it often took years before (major) complaints started.
Q. Is it necessary to have bloodwork done or other testing?
We can get a long way based on the answers to the extensive questionnaire of symptoms you will be provided. However, laboratory tests can help you achieve the goals faster if we know exactly what is going on.
Q. Are blood tests and laboratory tests covered by my health insurance?
There are several tests which are covered by your Dutch health insurance, for example vitamin D test. To know more about this, it is recommended to contact your GP (huisarts). More elaborate bloodtests and feces test are unfortunately not covered by health insurance. My consultations are partially reimbursed by your health insurance, depending on the additional insurance (aanvullende verzekering) you may have.
Q. My budget is low, are you still able to help me?
Definitely! We can get a long way based on the answers to the extensive questionnaire of symptoms you will be provided. In addition, as of January 2017, you may be eligeble to get partially reimbursed for consults, by your health insurance.