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Clinical Naturopathy: An evidence-based guide to practice

Clinical Naturopathy details key treatment protocols and "evidence-based" complementary medicine interventions for use in naturopathic practice. The book is written by leading practitioners in the field, exploring naturopathic treatments (herbal, nutritional, dietary, lifestyle) for a range of medical conditions that are commonly encountered in modern practice. The unique perspective of the book is that it combines clinical experience with evidence-based substantiation from rigorous research.

Case study examples at the end of chapters manifest the author's clinical knowledge, contextualising theory into relevant clinical application. The book is a landmark guide to naturopathic practice.

Clinical Naturopathy initially outlines an introduction to Case Taking Methodology, as well as Diagnostic Techniques used by naturopaths, and then details treatment protocols and prescriptions to treat major health conditions within individual body systems. Special sections on naturopathic treatment at various stages of the life cycle (paediatrics, pregnancy, aging), and complex health conditions (e.g. HIV, Cancer, pain management), are also covered. Comprehensive appendices provide additional clinically important material, including reference levels for laboratory medical tests, nutrient food values, traditional Chinese medical diagnosis, and drug-CAM and chemotherapeutic and drug-CAM interaction tables.

This text will be essential reading for naturopathic students and practicing naturopaths, for practical application of their skills in a clinical setting, in addition to advancing their knowledge of evidence-based complementary medicine interventions. The book will also be a valuable resource on naturopathic practice for Allied Health and medical practitioners.

Clinical Nutrition: A Functional Approach, 2nd Edition

Many of today’s most challenging, costly, and debilitating conditions, including a variety of age-related disease, are now recognized as being closely tied to the mismatch between dietary and lifestyle habits and genetic predisposition. Enabling you to use the entire arsenal of food components on behalf of your patient’s health is the purpose of this book, and one of the main goals of functional medicine.

Herbs and Natural Supplements: An Evidence-Based Guide, 3rd edition

Herbs and Natural Supplements: An Evidence-Based Guide 3rd edition presents evidence-based information on the 130 most popular herbs, nutrients and food supplements. Organised alphabetically by common name, each herb or nutrient listed includes information such as daily intake, main actions/indications, adverse reactions, contraindications and precautions, safety in pregnancy, and more.

Integrative Medicine: A Clinicians Journal

Launched as a peer-reviewed journal in 2002, Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal (IMCJ) provides practitioners with a practical and comprehensive approach to integrating alternative therapies with conventional medicine. The journal is published 6 times per year under the leadership of Joseph Pizzorno, ND, editor in chief, a cofounder and former president of Bastyr University.

Website: http://www.imjournal.com/index.cfm

Lifestyle Medicine: Managing diseases of lifestyle in the 21st Century

Lifestyle Medicine 2e is the essential book for contemporary times. It concentrates largely on the contribution that can be made directly by the clinician at the personal level.

The rise in obesity worldwide has focused attention on lifestyle as a prominent cause of disease. However, obesity is just one manifestation, albeit an obvious one, of lifestyle-related problems. Others include a range of health problems that have resulted from the environment and behaviours associated with our modern way of living. Inactivity, poor and over-nutrition, smoking, drug and alcohol abuse, inappropriate medication, stress, unsafe sexual behaviour, inadequate sleep, risk-taking and environmental exposure (for example, sun, chemicals and the built environment) are significant modern causes of disease.

Linus Pauling Institute's Micronutrient Information

The Linus Pauling Institute's Micronutrient Information Center is a source for scientifically accurate information regarding the roles of vitamins, minerals, other nutrients, dietary phytochemicals (plant chemicals that may affect health), and some foods in preventing disease and promoting health.

Website: http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/infocenter/

Natural Standard Database

Natural Standard was founded by clinicians and researchers to provide high quality, evidence-based information about complementary and alternative therapies including Foods, Supplements and Herbs, Health and Wellness, Medical Conditions, Brand Names, Genomics and Proteomics as well as providing Interactive Tools. This international multidisciplinary collaboration now includes contributors from more than 100 eminent academic institutions.

Website: http://naturalstandard.com/index.asp

Textbook of Functional Medicine

Clinicians who have chosen to focus on the management of complex, chronic disease and primary preventive care have not chosen an easy path. This book creates a new road map for improving patient outcomes across a wide range of chronic health conditions. It includes 37 chapters authored by experts from many disciplines whose knowledge has never before been integrated in a single text. The approaches to disease management and prevention described here represent the evolution of the functional medicine model over more than 20 years, through the voices of leading clinicians and scientists.

The Institute for Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine is personalised medicine that deals with primary prevention and underlying causes instead of symptoms for serious chronic disease.

The Institute for Functional Medicine Professional Membership is primarily aimed at clinicians and scientists whose interest in functional medicine is deeply connected to examining the emerging research, attending CME courses, discussing issues and patients with colleagues, and so forth.

Website: http://www.functionalmedicine.org/