Dr. Ron Hunninghake inducted into the 2013 Orthomolecular Medicine Hall of Fame

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Ron Hunninghake, MD of the Riordan Clinic was inducted into the Orthomolecular Medicine Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 27, 2013 by the International Society for Orthomolecular Medicine. Inaugurated in 2004, the Orthomolecular Medicine Hall of Fame honors the contributions of pioneers in the advancement of Orthomolecular Medicine. The ceremony took place during the 42nd Orthomolecular Medicine Today Conference in Toronto, Canada, at which Dr. Hunninghake was also a presenter. “Dr. Ron exemplifies the qualities that make an exceptional orthomolecular physician. In addition to his understanding of nutritional medicine, he understands how human relationships influence health and disease. He has a personal warmth, which enables him to connect immediately with patients,” said Jack Challem, a well-known health and nutrition writer.

In 2005, the Clinic’s founder, Dr. Hugh Riordan, also received this prestigious recognition. The Hall of Fame boasts other well-known names in the field such as two-time Nobel Prize winner, Linus Pauling, Max Gerson, and Abram Hoffer, all leaders in Orthomolecular Medicine, which follows the precept that preventing and treating disease should begin with providing the patient optimal amounts of substances which are natural to the body. “For every drug that benefits a patient, there is a natural substance that can achieve the same effect,” said Carl Pfeiffer, a 2004 Hall of Fame inductee. Information about all Orthomolecular Medicine Hall of Fame inductees can be found at http://www.orthomolecular.org/hof/.

Dr. Hunninghake is the Chief Medical Officer at the Riordan Clinic in Wichita, KS, author of User’s Guide to Inflammation, Arthritis, and Aging and co-author of Stop Pre-Diabetes Now. Dr. Hunninghake began his career as a small town doc in Minneapolis, Kansas where he first started teaching clinic-based wellness. In 1989, seeking even greater involvement in helping patients learn innovative ways to rebuild and maintain their health, he joined the Riordan Clinic as its Medical Director. In addition to his full-time practice at the Clinic, Dr. Ron has lectured in Japan, Spain, the Netherlands, Canada and Mexico, as well as the United States on various health topics and the original research conducted at the Riordan Clinic.