Textbook of Clinical Nutrition and Functional Medicine, vol. 1: Essential Knowledge for Safe Action and Effective Treatment

Textbook of Clinical Nutrition and Functional Medicine, vol. 1: Essential Knowledge for Safe Action and Effective Treatment

by Alex Vasquez

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Textbook of Clinical Nutrition and Functional Medicine, vol. 1: Essential Knowledge for Safe Action and Effective Treatment by Alex Vasquez

"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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780990620457
Publisher: Alex Vasquez
Publication date: 03/23/2016
Series: Inflammation Mastery & Functional Inflammology
Pages: 744
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 2.02(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...303
4.1) Food & Basic Nutrition...307,
4.2) Infections: Dysbiosis / Viral...396 / 540,
4.3) Nutritional Immunomodulation...609,
4.4) Dysmetabolism, Mitochondrial Dysfunction, ERS/UPR, mTOR...622,
4.5) Special Considerations: Sleep, Sociopsychology, Stress, Surgery...674,
4.6) Endocrine Imbalances...688,
4.7) Xenobiotic Immunotoxicity...699.

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