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Integrative and Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy: Principles and Practices

This textbook is a practical guide to the application of the philosophy and principles of Integrative and Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy (IFMNT) in the practice of medicine, and the key role nutrition plays in restoring and maintaining wellness. The textbook provides an overview of recent reviews and studies of physiological and biochemical contributions to IFMNT and address nutritional influences in human heath overall, including poor nutrition, genomics, environmental toxicant exposures, fractured human interactions, limited physical movement, stress, sleep deprivation, and other lifestyle factors. Ultimately, this textbook serves to help practitioners, healthcare systems, and policy makers better understand this different and novel approach to complex chronic disorders. It provides the reader with real world examples of applications of the underlying principles and practices of integrative/functional nutrition therapies and presents the most up-to-date intervention strategies and clinical tools to help the reader keep abreast of developments in this emerging specialty field. Many chapters include comprehensive coverage of the topic and clinical applications with supplementary learning features such as case studies, take-home messages, patient and practitioner handouts, algorithms, and suggested readings.
Integrative and Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy: Principles and Practices will serve as an invaluable guide for healthcare professionals in their clinical application of nutrition, lifestyle assessment, and intervention for each unique, individual patient.

Textbook of Clinical Nutrition and Functional Medicine, vol. 1: Essential Knowledge for Safe Action and Effective Treatment (Inflammation Mastery & Functional Inflammology)

"Textbook of Clinical Nutrition and Functional Medicine, Volume 1: Essential Knowledge for Safe Action and Effective Treatment" (2016) updates and extends the previous Inflammation Mastery / Functional Inflammology, Volume 1 (2014); this 2-volume work is also published in the single volume of "Inflammation Mastery 4th Edition" (2016). This work is the culmination of several thousand research publications combined with Dr Vasquez’s many years of clinical experience and teaching graduate-level students and doctorate-level clinicians worldwide. With radiographs, photos, acronyms, illustrations, flowcharts, and detailed-yet-simplifying explanations, Dr Vasquez makes it easier than ever for clinicians to grasp important concepts in integrative care and functional medicine and then to translate the basic science research and molecular biology into treatment plans that can be explained and used in “the real world” of clinical practice with patients. The associated video tutorials and recorded live conference presentations further help students and clinicians “get it” via Dr Vasquez’s effective teaching style which embraces complexity while always emphasizing clinical applicability and psychosocial context. The Inflammation Mastery & Functional Inflammology series of books and videos translates important concepts and nutritional/biomedical science into easy and practical clinical applications for the prevention and treatment of disorders of sustained inflammation, which Dr Vasquez describes as “patterns of metabolic disturbance and inflammatory dysfunction” existing in three sequential and overlapping categories: 1) metabolic inflammation, 2) allergic inflammation, 3) autoimmune inflammation. This book includes access to video presentations which introduce the origin and components of the Functional Inflammology Protocol and FINDSEX® acronym. Post-publication updates to this information and important social and clinical contextualization are made available in videos and online repositories (access provided in the book), and the e-newsletter available from ICHNFM.ORG. This textbook also provides access, via reprints or hyperlinks, to Dr Vasquez’s published articles—an example of which is his recent paradigm-shifting editorial published in the journal Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine (2014 January). The updated section on pain management allows students and clinicians to understand and apply manual, pharmacologic, nutritional and botanical medicine treatments for musculoskeletal pain, thereby providing better relief for patients and avoiding the hazards of NSAIDs, coxibs, steroids, opioids, immunosuppressants and biologics.

Functional Medicine in Primary Care: Together, We Will Get You Better

Did you go into medicine because you wanted to help people, but you’re feeling burnt out? Are you tired of treating every ill with a pill? Are you a patient, who just wants to tell your story, have somebody put it all together, and ultimately, help you get well? If you answered yes to these questions, Dr. Herbst’s book, Functional Medicine in Primary Care, is the answer for you!! For ALL- As you follow her journey through her illness and recovery, the reason Dr. Herbst is passionate about incorporating Functional Medicine into primary care, will be obvious. The clinical pearls she offers are relevant to chronic illness treatment and prevention. You will learn measures, easily put into action for many potential diseases… (cognitive decline, diabetes, hypertension, and many more.) The reader will also find supporting medical literature- giving you confidence to implement functional medicine- for the best health outcome possible!! For clinicians- Dr. Herbst gives information, tips and techniques on how to hear (and analyze) the patient’s story, in a short amount of time. For patients- To be heard, Dr Herbst provides recommendations to optimize your office visit. Not to mention, the chapters are full of quick and easy lifestyle applications. Dr Aunna Herbst’s Functional Medicine in Primary Care book shares pertinent information about genetics, biochemistry and pathophysiology. Learn many life changing tips on how to diagnose and treat common ailments seen in primary care office visits-including how to optimize thyroid function, achieve diabetes reversal, identify key nutrient deficiencies and genetic polymorphisms for which modifiable lifestyle changes can decrease disease risk, and much, much more! It is a life changing read for patients and healthcare providers alike, who want to truly help patients and for patients who want help restoring their health!!

Functional Medicine: The New Standard

Dr. Kevin Hoffarth graduated from medical school in 2000, and completed his family medicine residency at Creighton University in 2003. In his first ten years as a family physician, he worked in every area of medicine possible; from births to deaths and everything in between. During those years in the trenches, he realized that how he was taught to approach the ailments of his patients could be vastly improved upon. It was then that he decided to embark on a medical journey to seek out and learn the new philosophies and ways of more effectively treating 21st century medical issues. In his book, Dr. Hoffarth guides us through the knowledge he has gathered across this journey, his 7 years of experience implementing what he learned along the way, and the appreciation he has gained towards the ties that bind us all. He will walk you through his application of treating the 5 “S.T.A.M.P” triggers, along with his basic principles on tackling illness, building discipline, and learning how to be your best self both physically and mentally. In light of today’s pandemic, the SARS-nCoV-2019 virus’s game plan is to hurt the most vulnerable, and spread to as many people as possible. In traditional medical terminology, vulnerability is determined by "pre-existing conditions", and the bar for those is lower than you think. In his book, Dr. Hoffarth colorfully explains what healthy really looks like in terms of how our body functions, and what you may unknowingly be missing. Through following his guidance, you'll find that your optimal self is easy to obtain, and that fear of illness can take a back seat to living your life. He takes the brilliant complexities of our body and explain them in a way that is easily digestible and effortlessly implementable. No other book brings everything you need to know about your body into a single read.

Cellular Health Mitochondria Epigenetics DNA Testing Microbiota Gut Health
Stress Health Enzyme Supplements Antioxidants Free Radicals Amino Acids
Inflammation Anti-Inflammatory Butyrate Nucleotides GI-tract Health Short Chain Fatty Acids SCFAs
Oxidative Stress Vitamins Minerals Vagus Nerve Nutritional Supplements Leaky-Gut IBS Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Microbiome Gut Lining Probiotics Prebiotics Health Supplements Gut Supplements
Gut Mind Health Fiber Neurology Digestion Detox-Cleansing Digestive Health Wellness
Supplements Immune System Abdominal Health Brain Health Stomach Health Gut Microbiome

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