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The Nutrition InvestigatorThe health and nutrition blog by Dr. Roc Ordman.



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About Roc

Dr. Roc Ordman is the founder and a professor emeritus of the
Biochemistry Program at Beloit College, in Beloit,
WI.  The biographical information below explains
more about him.  However, the short story is that
since being elected to the American Society of Nutrition
in 1994 for his nutrition research, he has come to agree
with most professional nutrition researchers that we
do an awful job informing the public about the exciting
progress being made in our field, and have let commercial
marketers and the media fill our minds with frequently
deceptive and confusing information designed for
commercial purposes.  So in this blog, I review the top
four journals regularly, summarizing the latest findings,
often with links to the actual articles.  Since retiring from the College, I now include notes from all of my scientific readings.  I have also been selected for the Gerontology Research Group, which discusses many issues and articles related to extending the human healthspan.  And finally, in 2019, I have developed two nutritional supplements, Mito-C produced by MDR, and Triumph, developed with Triumph Health Corp.

It has been proven that just reading about nutrition
improves people’s health.  I hope glancing at my summaries
on a regular basis will help you become more conscious
of what you put in your body.  See How to Use This Site
to learn how to find answers to questions.  Thank you.

Dr. Ordman’s e-mail address is ordman@beloit.edu. As comment response to website is often not reviewed, please email him directly with comments.

Click here for his Beloit College page.

His expertise includes:

  • why humans age
  • human nutrition
  • nutrition supplements

His peer-reviewed published research since 1990 has included:

  • optimal dosage of vitamin C
  • optimal dosage of calcium
  • weight loss clinical trial based on nutrient signaling
  • optimal combination of vitamins C and E as antioxidants

Dr. Ordman received his Ph.D. in biochemistry in 1974 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a department distinguished for its work on vitamins. Since 1984 he has been conducting research on why humans age, and in 1994 was selected by the American Association for the Advancement of Science for public service announcements about “Why Humans Age”.

In October, 1994, he published a paper in AGE on his discovery of the saturating dosage of vitamin C, 500 mg twice a day, which made the page 1 banner headline of USA Today.

In 1996, he received a patent on his vitamin C dosage, which was reported in the New York Times.

In 1998, he received a patent for a method for testing for saturating dosages of water-soluble substances in the urine, which can be used by individuals to determine if they are getting enough vitamin C, and other water-soluble nutrients in the diet.

In 1996, he investigated the proper dosage for calcium supplements, and has a patent on his discovery.

In 2006, he published a pilot study on finding the optimal dosage of vitamins C and E.

In 2008, he published a pilot study to find the cure for obesity. For more information on the site author, click here.

For current stories about Dr. Ordman, click here.

How To Use This Site

First, please note that since retiring, my site has moved to a new server. So the old site has not been edited since my retirement, and has many errors since nutrition information has changed.

Site 1 unedited or updated.

Site 2 newsletters since starting new site

1. WHAT THIS SITE IS: This is my database for sharing all of the latest information from peer-reviewed scientific journals and professional books that I read about nutrition, for my research and college teaching about nutrition. On the toolbar at the top of the main page, you find a link to About – how Roc Ordman obtains the peer-reviewed information for this site

A. To find information on a specific topic, on the right edge of the toolbar at the top of the main page, you find a Magnifying Glass. It is a search command to find the key word(s) you enter. It will only find pages containing all of the words you enter, for instance Arthritis, vitamin C, headache will find only articles with all three of those words in the same page. If there are lots of articles, an arrow at the bottom of the page provides more pages containing the key words you provided.
B. To learn legitimate nutrition information usually linked to peer-reviewed publications in general, on the toolbar click on CATEGORIES – My effort to index main areas of interest
C. To get bimonthly summaries written by me with links to the latest nutrition research findings published in the two best nutrition journals, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and the Journal of Nutrition,  send an email to ordman@beloit.edu, SUBJECT: add to nutrition mailing list.  I will then add you to the hundreds of people worldwide who get the latest summaries of what is being discovered that is legitimate. D.  Note that there is a ton of nonsense and marketing about nutrition these days – None of that will be found at this site, though there are responses to certain widespread errors in the media – see the CATEGORY: Media responses.  You can also click on Contact – Where you can send a comment. I usually reply within a week.  If your question is of general interest, I also post the response under the Category, Questions.

E. Comments, Questions and Suggestions are welcome to ordman@beloit.edu

Please be conscious of what you put in your body.

HINT: There are NO posts in the category called Test