While medical professionals continue to practice traditional allopathic medicine, the public has turned toward nutritional and integrative medical therapies, especially for addressing the proliferation of chronic diseases. Physicians, clinicians, medical students, insurance companies, as well as our government policymakers can benefit from this informative text, written by leaders in the academic and scientific world, that will help them understand and navigate the various modalities that are available usually at low cost to help restore health. Much of this research exists but is not available within a single textbook that sets us in the direction of a new paradigm, one that is inclusive and not divisive. Nutrition and Integrative Medicine: A Primer for Clinicians provides clinicians with a guide on evaluating and recommending nutritional and integrative therapies.
This book discusses insights regarding the microbiome of the human body, examines the relationship of human health to the microbiome of the food we ingest, and introduces the concept of "food as information." Also included are cutting edge anti-aging modalities, mind-body medicine, and an investigation of psychological trauma as related to disease causation. Additionally, the book presents research documenting neurobiological and genetic changes from meditation. Integrative therapies including water, light, and sound therapy are discussed from a practical as well as research standpoint. Detailed information on healing chronic disease with nutrition, the tooth-body connection, the role of toxins in disease causation, electromagnetic field hypersensitivity, as well as its management, are also included.
The concept of the human body as not just physical, but one that is responsive to electrical and magnetic fields. Plant essential oils are going to be valuable going forward as the rising cost of antibiotics as well as bacterial resistance and the destruction of the microbiome, force us to look at modalities that are cheaper, safer, and whose complex chemistry make it difficult for bacterial resistance to develop. This book, written by eminent scientists at the forefront of their respective fields with a deep knowledge of their respective disciplines, provides an excellent reference. It is full of practical insights along with research to support the book's information.
Aruna Bakhru M.D.,F.A.C.P. is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and a Fellow of The American College of Physicians. She graduated in Medicine and Surgery from Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India and did her Residency in Internal Medicine at Prince George's Hospital and Medical Center in Maryland. She also conducted research with Valerie Johnson, M.D., Ph.D. at New York Medical College, Lincoln Hospital and Medical Center. Currently, she is affiliated with Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie New York. A respected and long-standing figure in her field, Dr. Bakhru currently serves as a physician with a focus on integrative and internal medicine at her private practice, which she has maintained for over 25 years. Dr. Bakhru has held numerous appointments over the course of her career, she acted as the Young Physician Section Representative of The Dutchess County Medical Society, also as the Chair of the Integrative Medicine Subcommittee of The Dutchess County Medical Society. She has also served in the past on the Ambulatory and Emergency Services Committee at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, the Medical Audit Committee of Vassar Brothers Medical Center, and the Complementary Care Committee at Vassar Brothers Medical Center. She has also served on the Utilization Review and Quality Assurance Committee of Mohawk Valley Plan Health Plan. She has over 20 years of experience and training in many other modalities such as Nutrition, Functional Medicine, Ayurvedic Medicine, Herbal Medicine as well as Bioenergetic Medicine, Sound and Light as healing modalities. She trained with The American Academy of Environmental Medicine, learning to treat 21st century problems caused by our lifestyle and environmental issues. She has also been involved with numerous community service activities such as the medical clinic for the indigent at Vassar Hospital, volunteer physician for the summer camp run by SVSC a non profit group. She has also written for numerous publications and appeared on radio and television as well as lectured on medically related topics. Dr. Bakhru has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the healthcare industry. She recently was named a Lifetime Achiever by Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process. In addition to her status as Lifetime Achiever, Dr. Bakhru has previously received the Excellence in Integrative Medicine Award from Emord and Associates, she has also been honored by The Holistic Doctors Recognition Board as one of the Top Ten doctors in New York State. Additionally she received Awards in Pathology and Forensic Medicine from the University of Delhi as well as the Certificate of Excellence from many insurance Groups. Furthermore, Dr. Bakhru has been a featured listee in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who's Who in the World and Who's Who in Science and Engineering. She also volunteers at Cyber safety India International Board of Advisors and is an Executive Committee member of the Dutchess County Regional Science Fair. She has also published various articles in her local newspapers as well as appeared on public television in White Plains, and radio talk shows for WKIP and WVKR 91.3 FM out of Vassar College. Her website is www.centerforenergymedicine.com She currently practices in New York and believes that treating the patient as a whole leads to better outcomes and satisfaction for both the physician and patient.
Nutritional and Functional Medicine. The Role of the Microbiome on Human Health. Nutritional Approaches to Chronic Illness. Othomolecular Parenteral Nutrition Therapy. Toxicology: Exploring the Concept of Exogenous and Endogenous Toxins. Environmental Toxins and Chronic Illness: Identification of the Factors Involved and Clinical Management Using Both Traditional- and Systems-Based Approaches Incorporating Allostatic Load Principles. Neuroprotection, Aging and Gut-Brain Axis: Translating Traditional Wisdom from the Mediterranean Diet into Evidence-Based Clinical Applications. The Dental Connection to Health. Dental and Gingival Health and its Relation to Chronic Illness. The importance of Airway on Craniofacial Growth, the Temporomandibular Joint, and Whole Body Health, The Role of the Clinical Laboratory in Nutritional Assessment. Integrative Medicine. Revisioning Cellular Bioenergetics: Food as Information and the Light-Driven Body. The Scientific Basis of Ayurvedic and Chinese Medicine. An Introduction to Ayurveda: Ayurvedic Medicine, an Integrative Approach. An Introduction to Ayurveda: Marma Therapy. Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. Yoga and Healing: Yoga Asanas, Breath, Mudras, and Their Relation to Human Anatomy and Subtle Anatomy. Mind-Body Medicine. Meditation, Neurobiological Changes, Genes, and Health: A New Paradigm for the Healthcare System. The Fourth Phase of Water: Implications for Energy, Life, and Health. Sound Healing: Theory and Practic. Healing with Light. The Role of Light and Electromagnetic Fields in Maintaining Vascular Health. Electromagnetic Hygiene. Identifying Pharmaceutical-Grade Essential Oils and Using Them Safely and Effectively in Integrative Medicine. On the Sophistican of Herbal Medicines. Psychological Trauma: Integrating Somatic and Psychological Methods to Treatment. Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. Overcoming Chronic and Degenerative Diseases with Energy Medicine. Non-Invasive Early Diagnostic Methods and Individualized, Safe, Effective Treatment of Cancer and Other Serious Medical Problems. Low Doses: Big Effects. Nutritional abnd Alternative Medicine: Legal and Ethical Considerations.
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