International Organization of Nutritional Consultants
IONC International Organization of Nutritional Consultants (originally the Nutritional Consultants Organization of Canada) "is the professional organization that represents 700 plus Holistic and Orthomolecular health Practitioners in Canada and internationally. IONC is a not for profit corporation established in 1983 to assure the public that practitioners are meeting high educational standards." 
In 1983, David W. Rowland "founded the Nutritional Consultants Organization of Canada (NCOC), a nonprofit association claimed to "help inform the public about nutritional consulting and to provide standards of practice for Nutritional Consultants." Rowland has stated that he served as "elected president" from 1983 to 1988 and as one of ten directors after that. In 1991, NCOC's seven-person "advisory board" included: Linus Pauling, Ph.D.; Abram Hoffer, M.D., Ph.D. (a proponent of megavitamin therapy for schizophrenia); Morton Walker, D.P.M. (a nonpracticing podiatrist who writes about questionable health methods); Lendon Smith, M.D. (who surrendered his medical license rather than face charges of insurance fraud); Maureen Salaman (president of the National Health Federation); and Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D. (who subsequently was charged with false advertising by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission). All six had the letters "R.N.C." after their name on NCOC's letterhead, even though I have never seen these initials displayed by any of them."