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1st Edition

Integrating Nutrition into Practice

ISBN 9781138294752
Published May 26, 2017 by CRC Press
508 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Integrative medicine is an approach to wellness that makes use of both conventional and alternative therapies to achieve optimal health and healing. Nutrition-based therapies are consistently among the highest used alternative therapies to treat a wide variety of illnesses. This book provides consumers and health care professionals with practical guidance on integrating nutrition therapies into disease prevention and management. It provides reliable and accurate information from experts in the nutrition field including dietitians, nutritionists, physicians, researchers, and academic professionals.

Integrative Nutrition Therapy includes up-to-date information on dietary supplements, popular diets, physical activity, and food allergies. The book covers disease prevention for cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity. Additional topics include liver/pancreatic conditions and musculoskeletal disorders as well as nutrigenomics, epigenetics, and metabolomics. The book provides evidence-based recommendations for which therapies might be appropriate for various conditions and discusses the possible adverse effects that may develop. It also includes guidelines and suggestions for creating individualized, integrative care plans.

Integrative Nutrition Therapy is organized in a systematic manner that presents the scientific data using an evidence-based, how-to approach. An overview of integrative medicine is written by Dr. Roberta Lee, a leading authority in the field. Award-winning nutrition experts provide practical knowledge for the integrative practitioner, covering topics such as:

  • Nutrition screening and assessment
  • Search for the optimum diet
  • Functional foods and nutritional supplements
  • Nutritional recommendations for women’s health
  • Health benefits of physical activity
  • Diet and mental health

Although unanswered questions still exist, this resource gives you a much-needed guide to the information currently available on nutrition and lifestyle-based therapies.

Table of Contents

Nutrition Assessment
Britta Brown, MS, RD, CNSC

Integrative Medicine
Roberta Lee, MD, CaC

Searching for the Optimal Diet: Which Is Best?
Danielle Flug Capalino, MSPH, RD and Gerard E. Mullin, MD

Functional Foods
Kristi M. Crowe-White, PhD, RD and Coni Francis, PhD, RD

Integrative Nutrition: Supplements
Jennifer Doley, MBA, RD, CNSC, FAND

Integrative Approach to Nutrition in Infants, Children, and Adolescents
Hilary H. McClafferty, MD

Women’s Health and Nutrition
Laurie Tansman, MS, RD, CDN

Integrative Nutritional Therapy for Cardiovascular Disease
Guarneri, MD, FACC and Ryan Bradley, ND, MPH

Breast Cancer
Cynthia A. Thomson, PhD, RD and Deborah Straub, MS, RDN

Prostate Cancer
Michelle Bratton, RDN, CSO

Gastrointestinal Cancer and Complementary Therapies
Lindsay Dowhan, MS, RD, CSO, LD, CNSC and Monica Habib, MS, RD, LD, CNSC

Traditional and Nontraditional Treatments for Diabetes
Patricia G. Davidson, DCN, RDN, CDE, LDN and Dwight L. Davidson, PhD, MA, LHMC

Sherif El Behiry, MD, Laura E. Matarese, PhD, RND, LDN, FADA, CNSC, FASPEN, FAND and Hossam M. Kandil, MD, PhD

Nutritional Management of Upper Gastrointestinal Disorders
Francis Okeke, MD, MPH and Bani Chander Roland, MD

Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Alyssa Parian, MD

Use of Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Hepatic Disorders
Alia S. Dadabhai, MD

Nutrition in Acute and Chronic Pancreatitis
Neha Jakhete, MD and Vikesh K. Singh, MD, MSc

Nutrition and Mental Health
Nora Galil, MD, MPH, FAACAP and Robert Hedaya, MD, DLFAPA

Neurology and Nutrition
Maya Shetreat-Klein, MD

Physical Activity
Karen M. Gibson, RDN, CD, CssD

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