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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.

Reviews

"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

Contents

Preface

Foreword

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

Name: Integrating Therapeutic and Complementary Nutrition (Hardback)CRC Press 
Description: Edited by Mary J. Marian, Pamela Williams-Mullen, Jennifer Muir BowersSeries Editor: Ruth M. DeBuskContributors: Cynthia A. Thomson, Lisbeth Benoit, Aaron Crawford, Andrea D. Avery, Mari Clements, Pam Echeverria, Lisa High, Ame Golaszewski, Margaret M. Furtado, Duke Johnson, Richard Berry, Ellen Augur, M. Patricia Fuhrman, Amy A. Drescher, Ellyn Silverman, Jennifer Doley, Susan Renee Roberts, Roschelle Heuberger, Riva Touger-Dekker, Judith K. Shabert, Cynthia Payne, David Grotto, Phillip Gregory, Douglas Wilmore, John D. Mark, Jyotsna Sahni, Michael A. Buchwald, Renee M. Kishbaugh, Leo McCluskey, Carlos DaSilva, Richard Wahl, Nanette Steinle, Nicholas Gonzalez, Mary Atkinson, Kelly A. Eiden, Mary K. Russell, Deborah K. Pesicka, Paul Cimoch, John Stroster, Robert B. Lutz, Joseph Genebriera, Melanie Hingle, Jill Place, Susan Allen. 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...
Categories: Nutrition, Complementary & Alternative Medicine