1st Edition

Nutrition and Integrative Medicine for Clinicians Volume Two

Edited By Aruna Bakhru Copyright 2023
    598 Pages 33 Color & 53 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    598 Pages 33 Color & 53 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    598 Pages 33 Color & 53 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Mystery illnesses can be helped, this book lays the groundwork for it.


    Building on its predecessor, this new volume, Nutrition and Integrative Medicine for Clinicians is an essential, peer-reviewed resource for practitioners, those in allied health care, and complementary/alternative medicine.  The book contains valuable information for healthcare providers to use by helping patients manage, treat and even prevent illnesses and put them on a healthy path to recovery.


    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

    ·       Effects of CIRS on metabolism and insulin resistance

    ·       Pediatric sleep-related breathing disorders and their effects on growth and development

    ·       Environmental hormone disruptors

    ·       Myalgic encephalitis/chronic fatigue syndrome

    ·       Regenerative agriculture

    ·       Circadian effects of artificial light and their effects on mitochondria

    ·       Nutritional support for Covid

    ·       The human body as a biological sound healing instrument

    ·       Art in medicine

    ·       Living life with intention and mindfulness

    ·       Making childbirth a positive experience


    Written by authors at the forefront of their respective fields, this book presents information for people “written off” as having a “mystery illness.”  It is a comprehensive guide on evaluating illnesses that are difficult to diagnose.

    Section I: Environmental Medicine, Chronic Illness and Innovations in Standard of Care.

    1 Introduction to Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS).

    Andrew Heyman and April Vukelic

    2 The Evolution of Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) and the Biotoxin Pathway.

    Ritchie Shoemaker and April Vukelic

    3 The Shoemaker Protocol.

    Andrew Heyman and April Vukelic

    4 Pediatric Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome.

    Scott W. McMahon

    5 Mechanisms of Potential Central Nervous System Injury in Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome.

    April Vukelic

    6 Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) and Metabolism: Proliferative Physiology and Insulin Resistance.

    Ritchie Shoemaker and April Vukelic

    7 Urinary Mycotoxin Testing: An Understanding of its Use in the Evaluation of Human Health.

    Ritchie Shoemaker, David Lark and April Vukelic

    8 Euthyroid Sick Syndrome, CIRS and Glyphosate Toxicity.

    Stephanie Seneff

    9 Are Water-Damaged Buildings Safe? The Literature Speaks.

    Scott W. McMahon

    10 Guidelines for Public Policy Considerations in Building Standards: Safe Buildings are a Human Right.

    Ritchie Shoemaker, David Lark and April Vukelic

    11 Building Science and Human Health.

    Larry Schwartz and April Vukelic

    12 Legal and Ethical Considerations in Mold, Mycotoxins, CIRS and Building Biology.

    Scott W. McMahon

    13 Dying for Representation: My Own Story: Founding Just Well.

    Kristina Baehr

    14 The Intersection between Soil, Nutrients, Toxins and Human Health.

    Arden Andersen

    15 Current Clinical and Research Considerations for ME/CFS.

    Maria A. Vera-Nunez and Kenneth J. Friedman

    16 Allostatic Load/Overload and Myalgic Encephalitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS). 

    Jeffrey Moss

    Section II: Functional and Integrative Medicine: Perspectives in Deep Healing.

    17 Soil Health Impacts on Water and Nutrient Use Efficiency.

    Jerry L. Hatfield, Peter L. O’Brien and Kenneth M. Wacha

    18 Mitochondrial Correction as a Cancer Therapy.

    Michael J. Gonzalez and Jorge R. Miranda-Massari

    19 The Impact of Untreated Sleep Disorders on Children's Cognition, Academics, Behaviors, Health and Safety - Screening, Identification and Treatment.

    Marsha L. Luginbuehl and Alyse Shockey

    20 Circadian and Mitochondrial Effects of Light.

    Joshua Rosenthal

    21 COVID-19: Pathogenesis and Nutritional Support for Prophylaxis and Symptom De-Escalation.

    Chris Newton

    22 A Psychotherapeutic Approach to Living Life Forward: The Neuroplastic Synergy of Mindfulness and Intentionality.

    Martha Stark

    23 Mind, Consciousness and the Design Nature of Sound.

    John Beaulieu and David Perez Martinez

    24 The Use of Sound and Color in Clinical Application.

    John Beaulieu, Thea Keats Beaulieu, and Jerry Wintrob

    25 The Human Body: A Biological Sound Healing Instrument.

    Shawn Marie Higgins

    26 Art in Medicine: Tapping into Creativity for Healing the Mind/Body.

    Susan Imholz and Judy Sachter

    27 Information Medicine for the 21st Century: Physicks and Physics.

    Nisha J. Manek

    28 Birthing the Light, Making Childbirth a Positive Experience.

    Payal Chaudhary and Manju Puri

    29 An Introduction to Hidden Societal Enigmas that Have Significant Impact on Mental, Physical and Spiritual Health.

    Dona Biswas


    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.

    Amazon Reviews:

    "Everyone should be reading this book that is a practitioner, clinician, nutritionist, coach, and parent. This book can explain why some people are UNNECESSARILY suffering from multi-symptom and multi-system illnesses. Why does one child have a sensitivity to fabric? While another has no energy? Why does one child suffer from mood imbalances? While another suffers from severe eczema?

    Understanding CIRS will help so many people find root-cause healing.

    It's time we stop chasing symptoms and basic modalities that don't move the needle enough for healing. We deserve better. Our children deserve better. The people deserve better.

    And because of Dr. Shoemaker et al's work with CIRS, I'm seeing healing every day."

    "This information in this book is what is needed in the medical field today."