808 pages | 164 B/W Illus.
While medical professionals continue to practice traditional allopathic medicine, the public has turned toward nutritional and integrative medical therapies, especially for addressing the proliferation of chronic diseases. Written by leaders in the academic and scientific world, Nutrition and Integrative Medicine: A Primer for Clinicians presents various modalities to help restore health. This book provides users with a guide to evaluating and recommending nutritional and integrative therapies.
The book offers insights on the microbiome of the human body, examines the relationship of human health to the microbiome of the food we ingest, and introduces the concept of "food as information." It provides enlightenment on anti-aging and healing modalities, mind–body medicine, and an investigation of psychological trauma as related to disease causation. Integrative therapies, including water, light, and sound therapy, are explored, and information on healing chronic disease through nutrition, the tooth–body connection, the role of toxins in disease causation, and electromagnetic field hypersensitivity, as well as its management, is presented.
"This unique and unusual book covers a vast number of topics in nutrition and
integrative concepts of well-being, with a section on each, written by a global
group of contributing authors. […] This book is interesting overall and contains compelling information. It offers a landing place for those interested in exposure to a large array of integrative modalities as well as fields that they may never have heard of before."
-Geeta Maker-Clark, MD (NorthShore University HealthSystem)
Nutritional and Functional Medicine. The Role of the Microbiome on Human Health. Nutritional Approaches to Chronic Illness. Othomolecular Parenteral Nutrition Therapy. Toxicology: Exploring the Concept of Exogenous and Endogenous Toxins. Environmental Toxins and Chronic Illness: Clinical Management Using Both Traditional and Allostatic Load-Based Approaches. Neuroprotection, Aging, and Gut-Brain Axis: Translating Traditional Wisdom from the Mediterranean Diet into Evidence-Based Clinical Applications. The Dental Connection to Health: Dental and Gingival Health and Its Relation to Chronic Illness. The The Crucial Role of Craniofacial Growth on Airway, Sleep, and Temporomandibular Joint. The Role of the Clinical Laboratory in Nutritional Assessment. Integrative Medicine. Revisioning Cellular Bioenergetics: Food as Information and the Light-Driven Body. The Scientific Basis of Ayurvedic and Chinese Medicine. Ayurvedic Medicine: An Integrative Approach. An Introduction to Ayurveda: Marma Therapy. Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. Yoga and Healing: Yoga Asanas, Breath, Mudras, and Their Relation to Human Anatomy and Subtle Anatomy. Mind-Body Medicine. Meditation, Neurobiological Changes, Genes, and Health: A New Paradigm for the Healthcare System. The Fourth Phase of Water: Implications for Energy, Life, and Health. Sound Healing, Theory and Practice. Healing with Light. The Role of Light and Electromagnetic Fields in Maintaining Vascular Health. Electromagnetic Hygiene. Identifying Pharmaceutical-Grade Essential Oils and Using Them Safely and Effectively in Integrative Medicine. On the Sophistican of Herbal Medicines. Psychological Trauma: Integrating Somatic and Psychological Methods to Treatment. Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. Overcoming Chronic and Degenerative Diseases with Energy Medicine. Non-Invasive Early Diagnostic Methods of Various Cancers (Part I) and Safe, Effective, Individualized Treatrment of Cancer (Part II). Low Doses Big Effects: Application to Pediatrics. Nutritional and Alternative Medicine: Legal and Ethical Considerations.