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Integrating Nutrition into Practice

1st Edition

Edited by Mary J. Marian, Gerard Mullin, MD

CRC Press

484 pages | 11 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781138294752
pub: 2017-05-26
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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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HEALTH & FITNESS / Nutrition
MEDICAL / Alternative Medicine
MEDICAL / Nutrition