Human Cold Stress
This book provides an up-to-date, accessible, and comprehensive coverage of human cold stress from principles and theory to practical application.
It defines cold stress and how people respond to it. It describes how to assess a cold environment to predict when discomfort, wind-chill, hypothermia, shivering, frostbite, and other consequences will occur. It also advises on what to do to prevent unacceptable outcomes, including determination and selection of clothing to preserve comfort and health.
The book will be of interest to practitioners and students and anyone involved with fields such as textiles, clothing, and industrial hygiene.
Paul Joseph Ratte, ND(Northwestern Health Sciences University)
This book is a review of current research on the use of traditional herbal
therapy for the human immune system. The 16 chapters are written by various
experts in the field to address both specific and general topics related to
The purpose of this book is to introduce readers to the benefits of traditional
herbal medicine for human immune function. Given the incidence of immune
dysfunction around the world, this book presents up-to-date research to
validate the use and continued study of traditional herbal medicine.
This book is written for both clinicians and researchers interested in the
potential use of traditional herbal therapy to support, enhance, and strengthen
the human immune system. Clinicians will find the information relevant, up to
date, and of sufficient depth to validate both familiar and unfamiliar herbal
therapies. Researchers will find the text a valuable filter for current
research on individual herbal therapies and specific applications.
This book approaches traditional herbal medicine from a variety of perspectives:
individual herbal remedies, traditional herbal systems (e.g., Brazilian, South
Indian, etc.), and specific immune applications (e.g., antibacterial,
anticancer, COVID-19, etc.). These different perspectives offer readers the
ability to follow their line of interest. This text is best read as separate
chapters rather than as a cohesive whole as there is repetition in content.
Almost every chapter contains a useful summary table that compares and
contrasts the specific herbal therapies discussed. The reference lists are excellent.
This useful book provides practitioners and researchers with in-depth
information on traditional herbal medicine. Curious practitioners will discover
new therapeutic possibilities, whereas seasoned scientists will identify herbal
therapies deserving of further research.
Weighted Numerical Score: 76 - 3 Stars