Metagenics, Inc., said today that its Chief Science Officer Jeffrey Bland, PhD, FACN, CNS was recently inducted into the Orthomolecular Medicine Hall of Fame by the International Society for Orthomolecular Medicine (ISOM).
The term “orthomolecular medicine” was coined by double-Nobel Laureate Linus Pauling and describes an approach to medicine that seeks to restore the body’s optimum environment through the use of natural substances, such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids, trace elements, and essential fatty acids. As an ISOM Hall of Fame member, Dr. Bland joins a distinguished list of health care providers and academicians who have made significant contributions to the modern use of nutrition in medical therapy.
“I’m especially proud to receive this award, as Dr. Pauling was mentor to me and a friend,” said Dr. Bland, who early in his career served as the Director of Nutritional Supplement Analysis at the Linus Pauling Institute in Palo Alto, California.
Metagenics, headquartered in San Clemente, CA, is a global life sciences company focused on reversing chronic illness and improving health. Founded in 1983, the company serves tens of thousands of health care professionals and more than a million patients throughout the world and holds more than 40 proprietary formula patents for use in nutraceuticals, medical foods, and pharmaceuticals. Today, Metagenics continues its leadership role by successfully merging the disciplines of nutritional genomics, functional medicine, and therapeutic lifestyle change programs to find solutions to society’s most pressing health concerns. For more information, please visit http://www.metagenics.com.