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.
Table of Contents
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.
Aruna Bakhru M.D.,F.A.C.P. is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and a Fellow of The American College of Physicians. She graduated in Medicine and Surgery from Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India and did her Residency in Internal Medicine at Prince George's Hospital and Medical Center in Maryland. She also conducted research with Valerie Johnson, M.D., Ph.D. at New York Medical College, Lincoln Hospital and Medical Center. Currently, she is affiliated with Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie New York. A respected and long-standing figure in her field, Dr. Bakhru currently serves as a physician with a focus on integrative and internal medicine at her private practice, which she has maintained for over 25 years. Dr. Bakhru has held numerous appointments over the course of her career, she acted as the Young Physician Section Representative of The Dutchess County Medical Society, also as the Chair of the Integrative Medicine Subcommittee of The Dutchess County Medical Society. She has also served in the past on the Ambulatory and Emergency Services Committee at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, the Medical Audit Committee of Vassar Brothers Medical Center, and the Complementary Care Committee at Vassar Brothers Medical Center. She has also served on the Utilization Review and Quality Assurance Committee of Mohawk Valley Plan Health Plan. She has over 20 years of experience and training in many other modalities such as Nutrition, Functional Medicine, Ayurvedic Medicine, Herbal Medicine as well as Bioenergetic Medicine, Sound and Light as healing modalities. She trained with The American Academy of Environmental Medicine, learning to treat 21st century problems caused by our lifestyle and environmental issues. She has also been involved with numerous community service activities such as the medical clinic for the indigent at Vassar Hospital, volunteer physician for the summer camp run by SVSC a non profit group. She has also written for numerous publications and appeared on radio and television as well as lectured on medically related topics. Dr. Bakhru has been endorsed by Marquis Who’s Who as a leader in the healthcare industry. She recently was named a Lifetime Achiever by Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process. In addition to her status as Lifetime Achiever, Dr. Bakhru has previously received the Excellence in Integrative Medicine Award from Emord and Associates, she has also been honored by The Holistic Doctors Recognition Board as one of the Top Ten doctors in New York State. Additionally she received Awards in Pathology and Forensic Medicine from the University of Delhi as well as the Certificate of Excellence from many insurance Groups. Furthermore, Dr. Bakhru has been a featured listee in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who in Science and Engineering. She also volunteers at Cyber safety India International Board of Advisors and is an Executive Committee member of the Dutchess County Regional Science Fair. She has also published various articles in her local newspapers as well as appeared on public television in White Plains, and radio talk shows for WKIP and WVKR 91.3 FM out of Vassar College. Her website is www.centerforenergymedicine.com She currently practices in New York and believes that treating the patient as a whole leads to better outcomes and satisfaction for both the physician and patient.
"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)