Food and nutrients are the original medicine and the shoulders on which modern medicine stands. But in recent decades, food and medicine have taken divergent paths and the natural healing properties of food have been diminished in the wake of modern technical progress. With contributions from highly regarded experts who work on the frontlines of disease management, the bestselling first edition of Advancing Medicine with Food and Nutrients, Food and Nutrients in Disease Management effectively brought food back into the clinical arena, helping physicians put food and nutrients back on the prescription pad.
Board-certified in General Preventive Medicine, Ingrid Kohlstadt, MD, MPH has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition and a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine. Guided by Dr. Kohlstadt, this authoritative reference equips clinicians with the information they need to fully utilize nutritional medicine in their practice.
New in the Second Edition
- Toxic exposures such as molds, microbial infections, xenoestrogens, heavy metals, and inert nanoparticles
- Food safety issues: precautions for patients with preexisting medical conditions, adequate labeling of food allergens such as gluten, potential adverse effects of artificial sweeteners, consequences of applying ionizing radiation to food, food-borne mycotoxins, critical food restrictions following bariatric surgery, precautions for preparing food in the home
- Consumer advocacy issues on navigating claims of medical foods and dietary supplements
- Physical forces on nutritional needs, such as ultraviolet light initiating vitamin D synthesis, non-ionizing radiation’s effects on brain glucose metabolism and excess body fat’s effects on inflammation and hydration
- Preventive medicine and how to preserve resiliency at the individual and public health levels
Written by doctors for doctors, Advancing Medicine with Food and Nutrients, Second Edition reunites food and medicine. Buttressed with new evidence, leading physicians on the frontlines of disease management apply the latest scientific advances to the clinical practice of medicine. Each chapter offers adjuncts to standard care, fewer side effects, improved risk reduction, or added quality of life.An article by Ingrid Kohlstadt on education and nutrition appeared in TIME Magazine online on November 12, 2014.
Table of Contents
Disorders of the Ears, Eyes, Nose, and Throat
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Geoffrey R. Harris, M.D., Steven G. Pratt, M.D., and Stuart Richer, Ph.D.
Alan R. Hirsch, M.D., and Bradley W. Whitman, M.D., M.S.
David Kennedy, D.D.S.
Cardiovascular, Hematologic, and Pulmonary Conditions
Mark Houston M.D., M.S., and Ruth DeBusk, Ph.D., R.D.
Ralph E. Holsworth, Jr., D.O., and Young I. Cho, Ph.D.
Mark C. Houston, M.D., M.S.
Congestive Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy
Stephen T. Sinatra, M.D.
Stephen Olmstead, M.D., and Dennis Meiss, Ph.D.
Nicole M. Farmer, M.D.
Kenneth Bock, M.D., and Michael Compain, M.D.
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Eileen Marie Wright, M.D., and Mark Hyman, M.D.
Peptic Ulcer Disease and Helicobacter Pylori
Georges M. Halpern, M.D., Ph.D.
Viral Hepatitis and Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis
Trent W. Nichols, Jr., M.D.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Linda A. Lee, M.D., and Octavia Pickett-Blakely, M.D.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Gerard E. Mullin, M.D., Colleen Fogarty Draper M.S., R.D., and Melissa A. Munsell, M.D.
Celiac Disease and Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity
Thomas O’Bryan, D.C., Rodney Ford, M.D., M.B.B.S., and Cynthia Kupper, R.D.
Recognizing Gluten-Related Disorders
Russell Jaffe, M.D., Ph.D.
Bariatric Surgery and Post Bariatric Surgery Nutrition Needs
Mark DeLegge, M.D., Debbie Petitpain, M.S., R.D., and Nina Crowley, M.S., R.D.
Endocrine and Dermatologic Disorders
Ingrid Kohlstadt, M.D., M.P.H.
Diabetes and Insulin Resistance
Mark Hyman, M.D., Jayashree Mani, M.S., and Russell Jaffe, M.D., Ph.D.
Sheila George, M.D.
Michael F. Holick, Ph.D., M.D.
Acne and Diet
Valori Treloar, M.D.
Atopic Dermatitis and Diet
Jose M. Saavedra, M.D.
Lynda Frassetto, M.D., and Ingrid Kohlstadt, M.D., M.P.H.
Chronic Kidney Disease
Shideh Pouria, M.B.B.S., Ph.D.
Neurologic and Psychiatric Disorders
Daniel G. Amen, M.D.
Genetic Testing in Alzheimer’s Disease
Jay Lombard, D.O.
David Perlmutter, M.D.
Damien Downing, M.B.B.S., M.S.B., Joseph E. Pizzorno, N.D., and Maya Shetreat-Klein, M.D.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Valencia Booth Porter, M.D., M.P.H., and Kelly L. Olson, Ph.D.
Jyotsna Sahni, M.D.
Alcohol and Drug Addiction
Patricia Mulready, M.D.
Alan R. Vinitsky, M.D., and Ronald R. Parks, M.D.
Soft Tissue and Musculoskeletal Disorders
Frederick T. Sutter, M.D., M.B.A.
David M. Brady, N.D., D.C., Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D., and Alan Weiss, M.D.
Joseph Lamb, M.D.
David Musnick, M.D.
Cancer and Insulin
D. Barry Boyd, M.D., M.S.
Keith I. Block, M.D., and Charlotte Gyllenhaal, Ph.D.
Geovanni Espinosa, N.D., Scott Quarrier, M.P.H., and Aaron E. Katz, M.D.
Reproductive Health and Toxicology
Leah Hechtman, M.Sci.Med (R.H.H.G.), BHSc (Nat), N.D., and Roger Billica,
Yoshiaki Omura, M.D., Sc.D.
Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity and Implications for Metabolism
John C. Cline, M.D., B.Sc., and Beth Ellen DiLuglio, M.S., R.D.
Neal Speight, M.D.
Dietrich Klinghardt, M.D., Ph.D.
Ingrid Kohlstadt, MD, is Founding President and Chief Medical Officer at INGRIDients, Inc., a consulting and research service in nutritional medicine. She is also Associate Faculty at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, where she is a lecturer, researcher, and student mentor for identifying nutritional determinants of health in international populations.
Featured Author Profiles
When we walk into a grocery store, we are really entering a pharmacy with precious nutrients and potentially dangerous toxins. The power of nutrition in enhancing our most innovative medical interventions as well as avoiding their need become readily apparent in this well organized, comprehensive work that is an essential textbook for healers around the world. The sacredness of food is often forgotten and leads to many of the chronic illnesses that ail modern society. This text reminds us of the strong scientific foundation for arguing that healing starts with our diet.
—Mehmet Oz, M.D., Professor and Vice-Chair of Surgery, New York Presbyterian/ Columbia Hospital
This book is an excellent in depth review of the evidence to support the role of nutrition in health promotion and disease prevention. This book should be read by all those who strive to improve the health of the people they serve. It should certainly be a well-read addition to the library of every health care provider who wants to use an evidence-based approach to treating and caring for their patients. Dr. Kohlstadt has pulled together a wonderful array of scientists and clinicians who have brought the science and practice of medicine into one compendium.
—Miriam Alexander, MD, MPH, Director, General Preventive Medicine Residency Program and Director, Mid-Atlantic Public Health Training Center, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Advancing Medicine with Food and Nutrients is a wealthy string of clinical pearls, this book maximizes the subtle and significant effects of food and nutritional supplements. It represents a unique collaborative, written by leaders in naturopathic and allopathic medicine. Current, with relevant research and practical details, it merits a place on any naturopathic physician’s shelf or teaching library.
This work should empower practitioners to better follow Hippocrates admonition to "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food".
—Dr. Michael J. Cronin, ND, Naturopathic Physicians Group, President, American Assoc. of Naturopathic Physicians, and Chair, Naturopathic Physicians Research Institute
Dr. Kohlstadt has edited an up-to-date, comprehensive, massive yet easy-to-navigate guide for using nutrition to improve health …Well laid-out and very helpful treatment-oriented nutritional guidance. … Will become a favorite go-to handbook for any practitioner wanting to use nutrition to improve others’ health….The breadth and scope of this new book by Dr. Kohlstadt is truly immense. Down-home, real-life, scientific rationale for incorporating nutrition into practice. …Comprehensive and massive enough to satisfy detail-oriented practitioners, but also edited to be a quick and handy guide for practices.
—Luke R. Bucci, PhD, CCN, CNS, Research & Scientific Affairs Specialist, Schiff Nutrition International
This is not just a second edition, this is volume II - filled with new chapters, topics, updates, authors. Together they provide valuable information and indispensable source of reference for medical practitioners and especially any busy Integrative Medicine Clinic like ours. The consistent and practice friendly format give the book a uniform, accessible feel, all to the credit of a strong editor, Dr. Kohlstadt.
—John C. Pan, M.D., Clinical Professor, Founder and Executive Director, Center for Integrative Medicine, The George Washington University Medical Center
We live in a time a great transition. Millions more people are suffering from diseases associated with too few calories, protein, or vital nutrients each year, while even a greater number are still suffering from overnutrition. Evidence continues to mount that nutrition, along with exercise, other key lifestyle factors, and decisions regarding environmental exposure are fundamental to health, well-being, and compression of morbidity in association with medicine and genetics. This book, Advancing Food and Nutrition, is, perhaps, the most important compendium of articles by physicians and other health scientists describing the role of the intelligent use of food and nutrients in medicine. It lays a foundation for a knowledge base critical to the medical management of health and disease, not only as a supplement to other modalities of therapy, but in the case of literally millions of Americans, the scientific application of food and nutritional knowledge is primary to their health and disease conditions.
—Michael D. McDonald, Ph.D., President, Global Health Initiatives, Inc.
Food and Nutrients in Disease Management, Second Edition, is an extraordinary evidence-based information source for the treatment and prevention of disease. Written for doctors by doctors, this book is essential to the library of any clinician who wants to optimize their patients’ health.
—Erminia Guarneri, MD, FACC, Founder and Senior Consultant, Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, La Jolla, CA
Any health collection strong in professional nutrition references will find Advancing Medicine with Food and Nutrients a 'must have' addition to a collection. While this appears in a second edition, this is actually Volume II —packed with new chapters, topics, extensive revamps and updates, and discussions applicable to clinical and consumer interests alike. Chapters cover everything from chronic inflammation and kidney stones to fibromyalgia and other conditions affected by diet choices. Scientific research, mathematical formulas, charts, diagrams, and chemistry discussions mark a survey packed with insights into prevention, repair, and how the medical profession is enhanced by nutritional research. The result is an extensive reference and discussion recommended for any professional's health library.
—California Bookwatch, November 2013
Praise for the First Edition:
An interesting and practical addition to the regular medical textbooks.
—Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews, Vol. 7, No. 4, June 2010
Food and Nutrients in Disease Managementprovides a wealth of information on the relationships between food, nutrients, and management of disease. All of the chapters are well referenced. The book is an up-to-date reference text that physicians, particularly family practice physicians, should have on their bookshelves. The text should be of interest to nutritionists, dieticians, pharmacists, and other health professionals. …
—Judith A. Driskell, JAMA, Vol. 302
Fantastic! Every physician who treats patients should devour this book.
—Sherry A. Rogers, M.D., ABEM, FACAAI, FACN, ABFP
Food and Nutrients in Disease Managementis a text that is long overdue. Written by pioneering experts in the field of nutrition and health, this text pulls together in one convenient place material that has been difficult to find in mainstream medicine. Every physician in the world should read, refer to, and apply the information in these pages.
—Christiane Northrup, M.D.
Ingrid Kohlstadt, M.D., is prominent among the 22,000 physicians and scientists of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, who see the potential for dramatic improvements in both health span and lifespan, and her new book gives the prescription and clear roadmap to maximum longevity.
—Ronald Klatz, M.D., D.O., President, American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
Dr. Kohlstadt has established a benchmark of nutrition and nutrient effects on health and disease that meets the educational needs of a growing group of doctors, who are poised to use the best foods and nutrients available to promote health and treat disease.
—Patrick J. Hanaway, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Genova Diagnostics, President, American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine
… Many of the bright lights of nutritional medicine have had a hand in crafting this practical, well-done text. As an educator in an integrative medicine academic practice, I would have this text available and required reading for all of the students, residents, and fellows that rotate through our program. The recommendations for use of nutrition and nutritional supplements during healthcare are made with the latest evidence at hand, coupled with great clinical insight.
—Jeanne A. Drisko, M.D., Riordan Professor of Orthomolecular Medicine, The University of Kansas Medical Center
… Dr. Ingrid Kohlstadt has skillfully edited the contributions of 64 distinguished contributors to create a comprehensive resource on the importance of good nutrition in the promotion of health and in healing disease. The industrialization of agriculture and the tremendous growth of processed foods threaten the availability of a diverse, nutrient-rich diet. This book will inform clinicians to provide scientific advice to their patients and help them to improve.
—Robert S. Lawrence, M.D., Director, Center for a Livable Future, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
There are some books that have classic written all over them, destined to take up a permanent position within arm’s reach in the library of every writer, researcher, and clinician concerned with holistic health . . . Food and Nutrients in Disease Management is such a book . . . Virtually every chapter in this brilliant volume can serve as a basic reference article on the disease being discussed, as well as providing a treasure trove of research summaries of the relevant effects of various foods, dietary strategies, and nutritional supplements. Highly recommended.
—Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., Townsend Letter, June 2009
If you are looking for the research evidence behind the use of food and nutrients to improve outcomes for major disease states, or to deepen your understanding of the biochemistry thereof, then this is it. And Food and Nutrients in Disease Management is masterful at that task. … I think this textbook will have a major impact on the way allopathic medicine looks at food and nutrients in clinical care, and it is desperately needed.
—American Nutrition Association