Finding a Practitioner
Not all practitioners are knowledgeable about how diet and nutrition can promote mental and physical well-being. You can help promote awareness by telling your practitioners about ION's education resources.
We regret that it is not possible for ION to assist you in finding a specific practitioner.
When choosing any type of new practitioner it is important to think about:
- Scope of services,
- How they integrate the therapeutic use of nutrition,
- Regulation and training,
- Payment, and
Some options to help with your search include:
- For a family physician contact your provincial/territorial College of Physicians and Surgeons or your provincial/territorial ministry or department of health.
- For a naturopath contact:
As well, in some provinces naturopaths are regulated and there is a professional college that may provide referrals.
- For a nutritionist contact the one of the many training facilities across Canada or your local health food retailer may be able to make a referral.
Many countries have organizations dedicated to molecular or integrative medicine.
If you are looking for a practitioner outside of Canada these organizations may be able to help you.
Belgian Society for Orthomolecular Medicine (BSOM)
Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Ortomolecular (SBMO)
Dansk Selskab for Orthomolekylaer Medicin
Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Orthomolekular-Medizin
Korean Society for Orthomolecular Medicine
De Maatschappij ter Bevordering van de Orthomoleculaire Geneeskunde
Ortho Institute: firstname.lastname@example.org
Swiss Society for Anti-Aging Medicine and Prevention (SSAMP)
Institute for Optimum Nutrition