I grew up in Vejle and graduated from Herlufsholm boarding school in Næstved with a mathematics curriculum. I then received a Higher Commercial Exam in Copenhagen and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. After traveling the world and reflecting, I followed my gut and chose to study medicine. My interest in my father’s work and existing knowledge made this decision easy.
As a graduated doctor, I was relieved to avoid the elbows-out mentality that a career in economics would have required. I was clear on my future goal: to help people lead better lives.
“Most doctors aim to help people lead better lives, but few become so knowledgeable through their work that they become orthomolecular doctors. But that’s where I start and I have big ambitions.”
The first part of my studies went smoothly; there are few disagreements in anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry. Fate had it that I had a biochemistry professor who found my perspectives so interesting that he let me give all the vitamin and mineral lectures. My classmates were so impressed that they lined up for advice on solving their own and their family’s health problems. For me, the real challenges started when pharmacology, surgery, and the clinic were introduced.
Well, the orthodox part of the education is over, I am now a doctor and it’s a great satisfaction to work with cause-based treatment and health promotion, as opposed to the medication-based symptom treatment that mainstream medicine often represents. And best of all, the encounter with the enthusiastic patient who finally feels that the doctor takes them seriously – without resorting to the prescription pad.