1st Edition

A Holistic and Integrated Approach to Lifestyle Diseases

    360 Pages 15 Color & 62 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    360 Pages 15 Color & 62 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    360 Pages 15 Color & 62 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    Here is an informative collection of peer-reviewed chapters on new and innovative holistic approaches to treat contemporary lifestyle diseases. The volume discusses the basics of holistic medicine along with detailed explanations of lifestyle diseases such as various types of cancers, health problems due to overnight mobile telephone usage, AIDS, arthritis, and asthma. The book also advocates several effective strategies that use a combination of nontraditional treatment approaches. The chapters discuss medicinal mushrooms in cancer therapy, employing Ayurveda to treat obesity, treating AIDS by using gene therapy and gene editing technology, and more. This volume will be of interest to open-minded and forward-thinking scientists, researchers, doctors, and other healthcare experts worldwide who endeavor to employ new holistic approaches for the treatment of contemporary lifestyle health issues.

    1. AIDS: Control and Possible Cure by Using Gene Therapy and Gene Editing Technology 
    Mahek Sharan, Ajay Chaudhary, and Abhimanyu Kumar Jha 
    2. Health Hazards of Overnight Mobile Phone Usage: A Comparative Study 
    K. Anumol 
    3. Individualized and Integrative Management of Pediatric Asthma: A Health Promoting Approach for Clinical Practice 
    Parin N. Parmar 
    4. Holistic Healing Village: Where Food Is Medicine 
    Ann Holaday 
    5. Colorectal Cancer: A Concern for Young Adults 
    Haritha Therese Joseph and Surya M. Vijayan 
    6. Nanotechnology: An Emerging Technology for Therapeutics 
    Jesiya Susan George, K. P. Jibin, V. Prajitha, V. R. Remya, and Sabu Thomas 
    7. Polyionenes as Antimicrobial Agents 
    K. S. Joshy, Stefan Jackson, Aiswarya Satian, and Hong Chi 
    8. Antirheumatic Potential of Justicia gendarussa Root Extract on Chronic Arthritic Models 
    S. K. Kavitha and A. Helen 
    9. Epigenetic Changes Caused by the Contaminants Present in Groundwater and Their Reversal Using Natural Compounds  
    Runjhun Mathur, Sheo Prasad Shukla, Gaurav Saini, and Abhimanyu Kumar Jha 
    10. Medicinal Mushrooms in Supportive Cancer Therapy: A Review 
    C. R. Meera 
    11. Sthoulya: A Holistic Approach to Obesity Through Ayurveda 
    M. L. Aadithya Lakshmi 
    12. Marine Environment: A Reservoir of Natural Anticancer Drugs 
    Aruna M Shankregowda and Jesiya Susan George 
    13. Recent Advances in Scaffold Fabrication Techniques for Tissue Engineering 
    B. Swathy Krishna and K. Vandana 
    14. An Overview on Polymeric Hydrogels for Drug Delivery Applications 
    Neetha John 
    15. Polymeric Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery 
    R. Shelma 


    Jesiya Susan George is affiliated with the School of Chemical Sciences at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. Her area of research includes epoxy nanocomposites, polymer blends, polymer nanocomposites, and anticorrosive coatings. She has published several chapters and presented papers in various international conferences.

    Anne George, MD, is Associate Professor at Government Medical College, Kottayam and Kerala, India. She has organized several international conferences, is a fellow of the American Medical Society, and is a member of many international organizations. She has several publications to her credit and has edited several books.

    Sebastian Mathew, MD, specializes in Ayurveda and holds diplomas in acupuncture, neural therapy (pain therapy), manual therapy, and vascular diseases. He is the doctor in charge of the Ayurveda and Vein Clinic in Klagenfurt and Consultant Surgeon at Privatclinic Maria Hilf, Klagenfurt, Germany. He is a member of the scientific advisory committee of the European Academy for Ayurveda and the TAM advisory committee (Traditional Asian Medicine, Sector Ayurveda) of the Austrian Ministry for Health, Vienna.

    Nandakumar Kalarikkal, PhD, is Director of the School of Pure and Applied Physics and International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. He has collaborated with national and international scientific institutions in India, South Africa, Slovenia, Canada, and Australia, and is co-author of several book chapters, peer-reviewed publications, and invited presentations in international forums.

    Sabu Thomas, PhD, DSc, is Vice Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University, India, where he is also a full professor of Polymer Science and Engineering at the School of Chemical Sciences and Founder Director and Professor of the International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. A prolific author and an outstanding leader with international acclaim, Professor Thomas has received many national and international awards.