© 2006 – CRC Press
634 pages | 35 B/W Illus.
Consumers look to health professionals for guidance on how to integrate complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies into their lifestyles, yet most health care professionals are trained only in conventional practices. Integrating Therapeutic and Complementary Nutrition provides the scientific foundation necessary to understand CAM nutrition practices and how they are being integrated into conventional care. Working within a framework that examines complementary and alternative therapies alongside conventional nutrition practice, the authors examine controversial issues surrounding CAM practice. Integrating Therapeutic and Complementary Nutrition replaces popular myths with fact based and verifiable information from nutritionists, professors, researchers, and industry professionals.
Each chapter describes in detail the underlying process involved in both healthy function and dysfunction of each organ system and disease state to provide the necessary background for the comparison, contrast, and conjunction of conventional and alternative therapy. Paying particular attention to determining which therapies might be appropriate for which conditions, including which supplements, in what amounts and from which manufacturers, this book uses scientific data, considered opinions and case studies to weed out the beneficial from the harmful. While aware that there unanswered questions exist, the editors provide a much needed reference to the information currently available, clearing the confusion between what is known and what is not; what is proven and what is, though well-intentioned, just wishful thinking.
"Because of the breadth of material, this book is useful for both trainee and experienced health professionals."
-Dale A. Schoeller, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Doody's Review Service
Fundamentals of Integrative Nutrition, C. Thomson and R. Lutz
Ayurveda: The Mother of Traditional Medicine, M. Clements
Pregnancy and Lactation, A. Drescher, D. Pesicka, and J. Shabert
Infant and Child Health, L. Benoit
Adolescence, M. Marian, R. Wahl, and J. D. Mark
Women's Health, P. Echeverria and J. Sahni
Men's Health, A. W. Crawford
Skeletal System and Joint Health, L. High, M. Hingle, R. M. Kishbaugh, and M. Buchwald
Cardiovascular Disease, E. Augur and M. Atkinson
Nervous System, Ame Golaszewski and Leo McCluskey
Upper Gastrointestinal System, A. Avery and P. Williams
Diseases of the Small and Large Bowel, S. Roberts and M. K. Russell
Liver Disease, R. Heuberger
Nutrition and the Pancreas, M. P. Fuhrman, C. Payne, K. Eiden, N. Steinle, and N. Gonzalez
Immune System, E. Silverman, P. Cimoch, D. W. Grotto, J. Place, and S. Allen
Renal Nutrition, M. Furtado and C. DaSilva
Respiratory Health, J. Doley, R. Berry, and M. Marian
Ear Health, D. Johnson
Skin Health, J. Doley and J. Genebriera
Appendix A. Bioavailability, J. Stroster and J. Muir Bowers
Appendix B. Integrative Nutrition in Surgical Patients, D. W. Wilmore
Appendix C. Herb Drug Interactions, P. J. Gregory
Appendix D. Complementary and Alternative Medicine Practices, R. Touger-Decker
Appendix E. Phytochemicals and Disease Prevention, M. Marian and C. A. Thomson