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Nutrition and Integrative Medicine for Clinicians
Volume Two

Edited By

Aruna Bakhru

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ISBN 9781032110127
February 27, 2023 Forthcoming by CRC Press
584 Pages 33 Color & 53 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Mystery illness can be helped and this book lays the groundwork for it!

Can a water damaged building ruin your health and cause debilitating exhaustion, chronic pain, insomnia, anxiety, obesity, and "brain fog?" Could a flood or wet basement make you sick even if it has long dried out? Building on its predecessor, Nutrition and Integrative Medicine for Clinicians: Volume Two, is an essential, peer-reviewed resource for practitioners to help patients with various illnesses found in society, including those contracted from water damaged structures, that can lay groundwork for a healthy road to recovery.

Written by authors at the forefront of their respective fields, this book presents information for people "written off" as having a "mystery illness," fibromyalgia, or chronic fatigue. Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) is ubiquitous and affects so many body systems, yet it is largely unrecognized by doctors who misdiagnose CIRS patients daily. This book is a comprehensive guide on evaluating illnesses that are difficult to diagnose including CIRS.

This volume contains information on various subjects including:

  • Illnesses resulting from water damaged buildings and subsequent change in the microbiome of the building
  • Steps to heal from mold/mycotoxin illnesses
  • Legal and ethical considerations in health issues from exposure to a water damaged building as well as introducing the science of building to clinicians
  • Effects of CIRS on metabolism and insulin resistance
  • Environmental hormone disruptors
  • Myalgic encephalitis/chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Regenerative agriculture
  • Pediatric sleep-related breathing disorders and their effects on growth and development
  • Circadian effects of artificial light and their effects on mitochondria
  • Nutritional support in Covid
  • The design nature of sound and its relationship to neural networks
  • The human body as a biological sound healing instrument
  • Art in medicine
  • Living life with intentionality and mindfulness
  • Making childbirth a positive experience

Table of Contents

Section One: Environmental Medicine and Chronic Illness: Innovations in Standard of Care. Mold and Mycotoxin- Related Illness as a Public Health Problem. Evolution of Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) as a Medical Paradigm. Issues in Building Biology. Principles and Practice of Testing for Endotoxins, Actinomycetes, and Fungi. Are Water Damaged Buildings Safe? Treating the Patient with CIRS. Hypometabolism. Ancillary Studies in CIRS. Mechanisms of Injury in CIRS. CIRS and Cellular Membranes, Phospholipids, and Bioactive Lipids. Using Additions to the Shoemaker Protocol. Transcriptomics Brought to bear on CIRS. Pediatric CIRS. Dietary and Urinary Mycotoxins; Anti-fungals and Microbial Resistance. Legal and Ethical Considerations in Mold, Mycotoxin, CIRS, and Building Biology. Quality Measures and Health implications of Water Treatment and Wastewater Treatment Systems including Septic Systems. Environmental Hormone Disruptors and Microbial Endocrinology. Circadian and Mitochondrial Effects of Artificial Light. Myalgic Encephalitis (previously known as Chronic Fatigue syndrome): New Methods of Diagnosis and Treatment. Allostatic Overload and Myalgic Encephalitis. Section Two: Functional and Integrative Medicine: Perspectives in Deep Healing. Metabolic Correction and Physiological Modulation as Functional Medicine Tools. Neurological and Psychiatric Issues from Toxin Exposure. Behavioral Breathing and the Systemic Connection Effects on Childhood Growth and Development. Scientific Evidence for Magnetic Field Therapy. Synergy of Mindfulness and Intentionality. Art in Medicine: A Healing Modality in the Mind-Body. The Design Nature of Sound and its Relationship to Geometric Wave Functions in Neural Networks. Deep Healing and its Relationship to Sound, Water, and Color. Psychological Factors Underlying Disease Causation and Treatment.

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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 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.