The Ortho Molecular Answer

Learning and Behavior Disorders

Learning and behaviour disorders are often a result of insufficient nutrients in the brain.

The disorders are a breakdown in one of the four processes of the mind:





Prescription medicine does not consider all four processes of the brain when diagnosing learning and behaviour disorders.

Ortho Molecular Science points to food allergies being one of the causes of almost every known psychiatric condition.



Elimination Diet

The most common food allergies found in individuals with learning/behaviour disorders are sugars, dairy products and wheat.  These items are often found in baby formula.

Research indicates that any food may produce a cerebral reaction and that multiple food susceptibility is common.  Foods consumed every three days are usually suspects for allergies.  As well, chemicals in the environment can produce similar allergic reactions such as insecticides, hydrocarbons, sprays and perfumes.  The behaviour reactions are usually labeled neurotic or emotional.

Common psychiatry makes almost no reference to allergies as a cause of mental state dysfunctions.

If the cause is suspected to be reactions to food, an ortho molecular therapist may likely determine the source by taking a detailed food history and placing the client on the elimination diet:

Elimination diet

  • Remove foods to which one is allergic or which are toxic for a minimum of two weeks.
  • Monitor symptoms to see if there is improvement.
  • Reintroduce each food one at a time to determine which foods are causing an adverse reaction. If health deteriorates with the introduction of a specific food then it is toxic to your body and should be avoided, often for life.

Common Suspects

  • Wheat
  • Dairy
  • Sugars

A customized vitamin therapy will also be prescribed.


This program must be customized by an Ortho Molecular therapist.

Daily Therapy

A multi-vitamin tablet not containing copper

Vitamin B3 (as niacinamide or inositol hexanicotinate) 500 mg to 1,000 mg three times daily

Vitamin B Complex (50s or 100s) tablet once daily

Vitamin B6 - 100 mg once daily

Vitamin B9 (folate or folic acid) - 1,200 mcg once daily

Vitamin D - 1,000 IU to 2,000 IU Child - once daily, Adult three times per day

Vitamin C - 500 mg to 1,000 mg three times daily

Zinc - 50 mg once daily

Selenium - 200 mcg once daily

Calcium/Magnesium - 300 mg Calcium/150 mg Mag three times daily

Omega 3 Essential Fatty Acids - 1 gram three times daily