Inflammation Mastery 4th Edition: The Colorful and Definitive Guide Toward Health and Vitality and away from the Boredom, Risks, Costs, and Inefficacy of Endless Analgesia, Immunosuppression, and Polypharmacy

Inflammation Mastery 4th Edition: The Colorful and Definitive Guide Toward Health and Vitality and away from the Boredom, Risks, Costs, and Inefficacy of Endless Analgesia, Immunosuppression, and Polypharmacy

by Alex Vasquez


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Inflammation Mastery 4th Edition combines the recently updated Functional Inflammology and Dr Vasquez’s previous Integrative Rheumatology into a new colorized updated textbook of almost 1,200 pages. 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 InflammationMastery and 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/immunoparalytics and biologics.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780990620488
Publisher: Alex Vasquez
Publication date: 01/11/2016
Pages: 1182
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 2.31(d)

Table of Contents

1. Patient Assessments, Laboratory Interpretation, Clinical Concepts, Patient Management, Practice Management and Risk Reduction: This chapter introduces/reviews/updates patient assessments, laboratory interpretation, musculoskeletal emergencies, healthcare paradigms; the common and important conditions hemochromatosis and hypothyroidism are also included in this chapter since these need to be considered on a frequent basis in clinical practice 1
2. Wellness Promotion & Re-Establishing the Foundation for Health: Reviewed here are diet, lifestyle, psychosocial health, and-given the pervasiveness of persistent organic pollutants and their increasingly recognized clinical importance-an introduction to environmental medicine 187
3. Basic Concepts and Therapeutics in (Nondrug) Musculoskeletal Care and Integrative Pain Management: Nonpharmacologic management of musculoskeletal problems is preferred over pharmacologic (e.g., NSAID, Coxib, steroid, opioid) management because of the collateral benefits, safety, and cost-effectiveness associated with manual, dietary, botanical, and nutritional treatments. A brief discussion of the current crisis in musculoskeletal medicine is provided for contextualization and emphasis of the importance of expanding clinicians' knowledge of effective nondrug treatments 243
4. The Major Modifiable Factors in Sustained Inflammation: Major components of the "Functional Inflammology Protocol" are reviewed here, from concepts and molecular biology to an emphasis on practical clinical applications
1) Food & Basic Nutrition 307
2) Infections: Dysbiosis / Viral 396 / 540
3) Nutritional Immunomodulation 609
4) Dysmetabolism, Mitochondrial Dysfunction, ERS/UPR, mTOR 622
5) Special Considerations: Sleep, Sociopsychology, Stress, Surgery 674
6) Endocrine Imbalances 688
7) Xenobiotic Immunotoxicity 699
5. Clinical Applications
1) Hypertension 727
2) Diabetes Mellitus 819
3) Migraine & Headaches 863
4) Fibromyalgia 901
5) Allergic Inflammation 984
6) Rheumatoid Arthritis 1019
7) Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis 1038
8) Systemic Lupus Erythematosus 1053
9) Scleroderma & Systemic Sclerosis 1074
10) Vasculitic Diseases 1094
11) Spondyloarthropathies & Reactive Arthritis 1108
12) Sjögren Syndrome/Disease 1119
13) Raynaud's Syndrome/Phenomenon/Disorder 1127
14) Clinical Notes on Additional Conditions: Behçet's Disease, Sarcoidosis, Dermatomyositis and Polymyositis 1131
Index & Appendix 1154

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