While the gastrointestinal tract ingests, digests, and absorbs nutrients, the liver transforms nutrients, synthesizes plasma proteins, and detoxifies bacteria and toxins absorbed from the gut. It is therefore not surprising that gastrointestinal and hepatic diseases have a major impact on the nutritional state of the individual. Integrating nutrition and the gastrointestinal system, the Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease Nutrition Desk Reference brings together experts in the field of nutrition, gastroenterology, and hepatology to offer dietary, nutritional, and natural therapies for gastrointestinal and hepatic ailments in order to improve overall health.
Providing a review of the digestive tract, liver, and core concepts, this important reference presents the nutritional consequences and considerations of digestive disorders. Contributors examine the role of nutrition in gastrointestinal and liver disease, including alcoholic and nonalcoholic liver disease, viral hepatitis, cirrhosis, malabsorption, colorectal disease, transplantation, pancreatitis, and inflammatory bowel disease.
Of special interest to the practitioner are chapters on food allergy and intolerance, the effects of medicinal plants, and the role of fiber in the gastrointestinal tract. The reference also addresses the challenges of managing nutritional issues for hospitalized patients and covers eating disorders and ethical issues.
Other key topics include:
This comprehensive reference offers a toolbox of key concepts, charts, tables, algorithms, and practical therapeutic strategies for practitioners involved in gastrointestinal and hepatic nutrition care.Dr. Mullin maintains a website discussing the integration of both Eastern and Western (conventional) medicines to help patients overcome their digestive illnesses.
Although "Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease Nutrition Desk Reference" is geared toward the health care provider, I believe the data presented is simple enough for a lay person experiencing any of the gastrointestinal or liver issues to find solace in the information presented. As well, the knowledge would assist the patient to make an informed decision on alternatives provided by the practitioner. I believe this reference is concise, thorough, and gives the reader an inclusive indication of issues at hand as well as understanding of possibilities and healing methods.
—Reader Views, March 2012
Major Components of the Gastrointestinal System and Their Role in Digestion; Monica Van Dongen and Gerard E. Mullin
Malabsorption; Babatunde Adeyefa and Carla W. Brady
The Role of the Gut Microbiota and Probiotics in Gastrointestinal Disease Prevention and Management; Gerard E. Mullin
Short Bowel Syndrome; Laura E. Matarese
Celiac Disease; S. Devi Rampertab
Food Allergy and Food Intolerance; John Leung and Sheila E. Crowe
Anatomy and Physiology of the Liver; Melissa Palmer
Nutrition and Alcoholic Liver Disease; Melissa Palmer
Nutrition and Nonalcoholic and Viral Liver Diseases; Melissa Palmer
General Nutritional Guidelines for Liver Disease, Cirrhosis, and Its Complications; Melissa Palmer
Nutrition and Liver Transplantation; Melissa Palmer
Nutritional Considerations in Acute and Chronic Pancreatitis; Deepa Gosine, Mohammed Kaleel, and Vikesh K. Singh
Nutrition in Irritable Bowel Syndrome; Gerard E. Mullin and Ashley Koff
Inflammatory Bowel Disease; S. Devi Rampertab, Amy Brown, and Gerard E. Mullin
Nutrition and Colorectal Disease; Myles R. Joyce and Victor W. Fazio
Nutrition and Colorectal Cancer; Mitra Rangarajan and Gerard E. Mullin
The Influence of Bitter, Aromatic, and Pungent Medicinal Plants on Gut Function; James Snow and Kevin Spelman
Obesity and Nutrition; Katrina B. Seidman and Lawrence J. Cheskin
Micronutrients; Omar S. Khokhar and Timothy O. Lipman
The Role of Fiber, Prebiotics, and Probiotics in Gastrointestinal Health and Disease; Martin H. Floch and Violeta B. Popov
An Overview of Genomics and Gastrointestinal Health and Disease; Ruth DeBusk
Enteral Access and Enteral Nutrition; Amy Berry and Mark H. DeLegge
Parenteral Nutrition; Mandy Corrigan, Bijo K. John, and Ezra Steiger
Pediatric Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition; Jenifer Hampsey and Tiffani Hays
Drug-Drug and Drug-Nutrient Interactions in Gastrointestinal Disease; Mark G. Klang
Nutrition Assessment; Tina Colaizzo-Anas
Critical Care Nutrition; Tara Nealon and Jonathan Waitman
Perioperative Nutrition Support; Jill Schuman and Kishore R. Iyer
Bariatric Surgery; Scott A. Shikora, Kerri Anne Hawkins, and Meghan Ariagno
Home Parenteral Nutrition (HPN); Alice Illian, Kevn McNamara, and Carol Ireton-Jones
An Integrative Nutrition Approach to Eating Disorders; Carolyn Coker Ross and Gerard E. Mullin
Ethical and Medical-Legal Considerations; Julie O’Sullivan Maillet