Practitioner Course

Unimportant Molecules with Joe Pizzorno

Modern agriculture decreases the diversity of molecules in the food supply. These “unimportant” molecules play many critical roles in health maintenance and disease prevention.

Online Course
1 lesson


12 Months OR Subscriber Pass


90 min/lesson
1.5 Hours total


Joseph Pizzorno

About this course

The foods we eat contain 43 widely-recognised nutrients that we all know. Unfortunately, most nutritional attention is limited to these and ignores an enormous and continually expanding list of highly valuable nutrients. This huge list of phytochemicals is gaining considerable research attention but are still considered "unimportant" molecules by modern medicine.

Over the past century, cumulative decisions made on prioritisation of biochemistry research, changing seed varietals, chemically growing foods and food processing have combined to substantially decrease the diversity and quantity of molecules in the food supply. They were lost because they were considered “unimportant” with no need to conserve. Evolving research shows that these “unimportant” molecules play many critical roles in health maintenance and disease prevention. Just like in plants, these diverse molecules are antiviral, antibacterial, protect against oxidative stress, prevent cancer, promote mitochondrial function—the list is long and growing and clinically very useful.

In this webinar, Jo Pizzorno discusses this fascinating world of “unimportant” molecules, their wide-ranging effects and their amazing potency. "Unimportant” molecules are largely found in plants and fungi and they come from a very wide group of chemicals. Interestingly, when comparing organically-grown produce to other forms of agriculture they don’t differ too much in their compositions of the 43 nutrients. Their “unimportant” molecules, however, are substantially better. We hope you can join us for this very interesting presentation by one of the founders of natural healthcare.
What you receive:
  • Clear protocol explanations from some of the world's top practitioners
  • Clinical pearls for improved practice results
  • Access to your audio and video recordings via the App Store
  • A downloadable PDF of the presenter’s slides
  • Links to all referenced research papers and useful clinical handouts
  • Access to the community hub where you can get answers to your questions
  • A 30-day money back guarantee

From this course you will

  • Learn how Joseph Pizzorno thinks about nutrients and their application
  • See why phytonutrients need to be used more widely in clinical care
  • Learn about some new phytonutrients that you may not have heard of before
  • Know when phytonutrients are most indicated and for which conditions
  • Find out why chemically growing foods results in the loss of many molecules normally present in plants 
  • Discover why many nutraceuticals and phytonutrients being widely touted are primarily replacements for molecules that should have been in food

What's in this course

Your Presenter

Dr Joseph Pizzorno

Dr Joseph Pizzorno, ND is a world-leading authority on science-based natural medicine, a term he coined when founding Bastyr University in 1978. A naturopathic physician, educator, researcher and expert spokesman, he is Editor-in-Chief of PubMed-indexed IMCJ, Treasurer of Board of IFM, board member of the American Herbal Pharmacopeia, and a member of the science boards of the Hecht Foundation, Gateway for Cancer Research and Bioclinic Naturals.
Dr Pizzorno has been licensed in the State of Washington since 1975 and is the recipient of numerous awards and honors such as the Linus Pauling Award by the Institute for Functional Medicine, Holistic Medicine Pioneer by the American Holistic Medicine Association and Naturopathic Physician of the Year by the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. He was appointed by Presidents Clinton and Bush to two prestigious commissions advising the US government on how to integrate natural medicine into the healthcare system.
Author or co-author of 5 textbooks for doctors including the internationally acclaimed Textbook of Natural Medicine and upcoming Clinical Environmental Medicine and 7 books for consumers, such as the best-selling Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine and recently released, The Toxin Solution, he has been an intellectual, academic and political leader in integrative medicine for four decades.