Orthomolecular Mindset

Updated: May 4, 2021

In the years since we started this farm with a commitment to using no agricultural chemicals and no pharmaceutical chemicals on the land or with livestock, we have had considerable success using only nutrients (high-dose "vitamins") to treat issues in animals. Like orthomolecular treatments with humans, the results can be dramatic, with issues resolving in hours or days, or they can resolve or improve over weeks or months of consistent treatment.


The orthomolecular mindset is different than the industrial-medicine/veterinary mindset.

  1. "Diagnosis" versus "Issues" In the industrial-medicine model, a lot of effort goes into assigning a "diagnosis" to a problem. They run expensive tests, assign a diagnosis, prescribe a drug, and, in the case of humans, submit the diagnosis and prescription to insurance that, if all the codes match up in their computer, pays the bill. As an orthomolecular farmer, I use the term "issues" with the animals on the farm rather then spending time trying to assign a diagnosis. For example, warts, skin cancer, other skin bumps and rashes, and even skin or teat injuries are all lumped one category I call "skin issues." The orthomolecular approach I use to heal skin issues: hypernourish a broad area of the skin around the issue so the skin can dissolve or push out the issue. I'll write a future post about these groups of "issues" and treatment approaches for each category.

  2. "Which drug?" versus "Which nutrients?"