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Integrating Therapeutic and Complementary Nutrition : Modern Nutrition - Mary J. Marian

Integrating Therapeutic and Complementary Nutrition

Modern Nutrition

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Published: 20th July 2006
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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.

Fundamentals of integrative nutritionp. 1
Ayurveda : the mother of traditional medicinep. 15
Pregnancy and lactationp. 29
Infant and child healthp. 59
Adolescencep. 91
Women's healthp. 117
Men's healthp. 147
Skeletal system and joint healthp. 171
Cardiovascular diseasep. 215
Nervous systemp. 245
Upper gastrointestinal systemp. 283
Promoting small and large bowel healthp. 297
Liver diseasep. 323
Nutrition and pancreasp. 355
Immune systemp. 395
Renal nutritionp. 455
Respiratory healthp. 479
Ear healthp. 511
Skin healthp. 527
Bioavailabilityp. 561
Integrative nutrition in surgical patientsp. 569
Herb-drug interactionsp. 575
Complementary and alternative medicine practices relative to dentistry - issues and challengesp. 583
Phytochemicals and disease preventionp. 587
Clinical growth charts for the assessment of growth and body weightp. 591
MyPyramid : steps to a healthier youp. 595
Summary and comparison of popular dietsp. 597
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ISBN: 9780849316128
ISBN-10: 084931612X
Series: Modern Nutrition
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 634
Published: 20th July 2006
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 1.32
Edition Number: 1