RICHARD KUNIN, M.D. earned his M.D. Degree at the University of Minnesota, located in Minneapolis. Dr. Kunin has had a busy career as a Captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corps., as a Research Fellow at Stanford Medical Center in Neurophysiology and as a Consultant in Behavior Therapy, training Psychology graduate students.

Dr. Kunin was a Co-Founder of the California Orthomolecular Medical Society and for the last 35 years has been dedicated to his Orthomolecular Medical Practice in San Francisco, California.

Unlike conventional medical diagnosis, this approach includes laboratory testing of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fatty acids, enzymes and hormones. These are the ‘ortho-molecules’ that fit into the biochemistry and physiology of the body and regulate the process of adaptation for health and resistance to disease, Toxic molecules, including food and water additives (fluoride, chloramin) pesticides, allergens and microbes, are also considered as well as other appropriate medical tests.

Dr. Kunin has authored two best-selling books MegaNutrition published in 1980 and MegaNutrition For Women published in 1983.

Inspired by Linus Pauling, PhD.’s work with Vitamin C and antioxidants in Orthomolecular Medicine, Dr. Kunin has worked for over 40 years in the development of a physiological, “natural” approach to medicine. His 1973 discovery of manganese as a cure for drug-induced dyskinesia (muscle-movement disorder cause by drug therapy) was the first orthomolecular research to verify such efficacy of Mineral Therapy. His studies on the effect of niacin in 1975 were first to identify prostaglandins in the niacin flush and aspirin as an antidote to the flush in treating schizophrenia.

Dr.. Kunin founded the Society for Orthomolecular Health Medicine in 1994 to honor Dr. Linus Pauling, and to promote a physiological and biochemical strategy of medical practice that gives nutrition, pollution and stress top priority in medical diagnosis and treatment. These are the indispensible factors in health care because they are all treatable!

Dr. Kunin may be contacted at his Clinic by phone 415-346-2500, e-mail and website

He will speak on Blood Clotting, Methylation & Cancer Control.

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