Textbook of Clinical Nutrition and Functional Medicine

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Includes and bypasses everything from Naturopathic Rheumatology, Functional Inflammology, and Functional Medicine Rheumatology

No major changes to Chapters 1-3 from the previous Inflammation Mastery / Functional Inflammology published in 2014

Major changes and additions from recent publications:

Updates to Chapter 4 include

Complete re-write of section on Dysbiosis and Infections (published in 2015 as Human Microbiome and Dysbiosis in Clinical Disease)

Inclusion of the anti-viral protocol (published in late 2014 as Antiviral Strategies and Immune Nutrition

Inclusion of mTOR protocol (published in 2015 in ebook format as Mastering mTOR)

Updates to Chapter 5 include:

Inclusion of Hypertension protocol (previously published as Functional Medicine and Integrative Medicine for Hypertension, and as Integrative Chiropractic Management of High Blood pressure. 

Inclusion of Diabetes protocol, restructured for the Functional Inflammology Protocol, originally published in Chiropractic and Naturopathic Mastery of Common Clinical Disorders 

Complete page-by-page update of Migraine and Fibromyalgia protcols, recently published as a separate monograph: https://www.createspace.com/5964921

Inclusion of Behçet’s Disease, Sarcoidosis, Dermatomyositis and Polymyositis with slight updates from previous editions of Integrative Rheumatology


Chapter 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…page 1

Chapter 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…page 187

Chapter 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…page 243

Chapter 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…page 303

5.  Chapter 5. Clinical Applications…page 713

   1) Hypertension…page 727
   2) Diabetes Mellitus…page 819
   3) Migraine & Headaches…page 863
   4) Fibromyalgia…page 901
   5) Allergic Inflammation…page 984
   6) Rheumatoid Arthritis…page 1019
   7) Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis…page 1038
   8) Systemic Lupus Erythematosus…page 1053
   9) Scleroderma & Systemic Sclerosis…page 1074
   10) Vasculitic Diseases…page 1094
   11) Spondyloarthropathies & Reactive Arthritis…page 1108
   12) Sjögren Syndrome/Disease…page 1119
   13) Raynaud’s Syndrome/Phenomenon/Disorder…page 1127
   14) Clinical Notes on Additional Conditions: Behçet’s Disease, Sarcoidosis, Dermatomyositis and Polymyositis…page 1131

Index & Appendix — page1154

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