Nutrition has long been the missing ingredient in the treatment of the various musculoskeletal conditions seen daily by the health professionals. The often-stated reason for giving nutrition short shrift is the lack of evidence. Responding to this need, Scientific Evidence for Musculoskeletal, Bariatric, and Sports Nutrition provides clinicians with an evidence-based integration of nutrition into medical treatment. Gathering biochemical information and presenting it in clinical terms, the book explores the link between fat, muscle, and bone tissue, and how nutrition can be used to enhance their metabolism and performance.
Written by doctors for doctors, the book offers a biological rationale supported by animal studies, clinical trials, ongoing research initiatives, and epidemiological findings. It provides discussions of body composition, nutrigenomics, and fetal origins of adult-onset musculoskeletal conditions. The contributors identify macronutrients, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and even water for optimal muscle, bone and fat metabolism. They also delineate how new technology can be incorporated into practice and highlight foods and nutraceuticals with effects similar to medications.
The international, multidisciplinary panel of contributors, many of them practicing clinicians, attests to the multifaceted nature of treating musculoskeletal conditions. The book includes pearls from clinicians renowned for their innovative work in fibromyalgia, sports medicine, sarcopenia, osteoporosis, obesity, and environmental medicine. Additional clinical chapters summarize the evidence for nutritional interventions for muscle hypertrophy from steroid use, anorexia, metabolic syndrome, strained muscles, osteoarthritis, gout, fractures, perioperative muscle loss, bariatric surgery, and high body stores of xenobiotics. Approximately 100 charts, tables, and protocols allow easy access and cross-referencing. The text presents approaches to clinical management that foster more predictive, cost-and outcome-effective, integrative, and comprehensive clinical care.
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“This outstanding and scholarly text is timely and very pertinent to clinicians involved in the primary and surgical care of patients with nutritional issues of every type. With the text’s multiple excellent and concise graphs and extensive lists of current and reputable references the reader can easily refer to it for very helpful and detailed data in structuring a preventive health and wellness plan for patients from the most sedentary to the elite athlete. Of particular interest is the overall appreciation of nutritional, metabolic, growth and development, and neuroendocrine interrelationships affecting the health and human performance of all ages. The editor deserves an A plus for this innovative and very stimulating contribution to 21st century medical knowledge. The editor’s notes found throughout the book are particularly insightful and well timed.”
— Robert R. Sholl, M.D., FAAFP, Founder and president of the Wellspring Health Center and Wellspring Family Medical Associates, endurance athlete, world ranked marathon time in senior division, and past chairman, Governors Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, State of Maine
“Dr. Kohlstadt and her team of gifted scientists and clinicians have written a textbook that meets the most rigorous demands for an evidence-based textbook on the nutritional needs of the musculoskeletal system. …The central importance of providing the body with optimal nutrients is clearly demonstrated in this meticulously researched text. …Clinicians practicing all specialties who treat the musculoskeletal system can feel confident in using the recommended nutritional interventions to enhance treatment outcomes. …The authors, under Dr. Kohlstadt’s expert guidance, have performed a tremendous service to all of us who strive to practice the best medicine possible."
— Susan Lord, M.D., Clinical assistant professor, Department of Family Medicine, and adjunct assistant professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Georgetown University School of Medicine; associate director of Professional Education and director of Nutrition Programs for the Center for Mind-Body Medicine
“Much more than a cookbook of treatment options, this book provides an in-depth look at biochemical and genetic mechanisms contributing to the pathophysiology of musculoskeletal conditions. …The book offers extensive references from the scientific literature, as well as numerous tables, graphs, condensed protocols, and other illustrations for quick reference.”
—Alternative Medicine Review, Vol. 11, No. 2, 2006
“… The book provides a reasonable survey of the role and application of nutrition in the clinical management of patients with musculoskeletal conditions. … The purpose of this text is to serve as “reference for the evidence-based integration of nutrition into medical treatment’. …this book is aimed at scientists and clinicians involved in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. The book is likely to be most beneficial for students in health professions and practicing clinicians … the book provides a concise and well-organized resource that promotes the importance of nutrition in the management of common musculoskeletal conditions. … serve as an effective nutritional reference for many heath professionals.”
— Bryan C. Heiderscheit, University of Wisconsin-Madison, in Doody’s Review Service
“… The present volume contains papers from 41 individuals who are involved in nutrition, public health, exercise science and dietary practice. … appeal of this book will be to nutritionists… ”
—Roy J. Shephard, in the Canadian Journal of Applied Physiology, 2007
“… provides an extensive body of information on nutritional support of the musculoskeletal system. The impressive panel of 41 contributors is comprised of both academic and clinical nutrition experts, … The book offers a research-based rationale for the use of nutritional support for sport injuries, fibromyalgia, arthritis, preoperative rehabilitation, bariatric surgery, osteoporosis, sarcopenia, and others. In addition to animal, epidemiological, and clinical studies, the book includes pearls from clinicians renowned for innovative work in their respective fields. … The book offers extensive references from the scientific literature, as well as numerous tables, graphs, condensed protocols, and other illustrations for quick reference. … While this book provides an excellent reference book for clinicians, it is extensive enough to be considered as an official textbook for the study of nutritional approaches to musculoskeletal conditions, bariatrics, and sports medicine.”
— Kathleen Head, ND, in Alternative Medicine Review, Vol. 11, No. 2, 2006
“… The chapters are all timely, well-structured and well-described. … has edited this text with a very solid structure, which allow the studious, the curious and those looking for a refresher to all gain something. Each chapter begins with a contents section and ends with as summary. At the close of each chapter, you will find a references section that offers a springboard to referenced material, as well as topics of related interest and further study. … practical tools hat help us to be the best we can be for our patients, our families and our communities.”
— Jonice Owen, DC, FACO, CHom, in Dynamic Chiropractic, Vol. 24, Issue 11, May 2006
“… has created a reference that sets out to outline how medicine might integrate nutrition into its standard practice in order to treat the systems of the body. The basic premise of this book is formulated by showing medical specialists that the things their patients are consuming as fuel must work to serve the long-term health of the body. … is comprehensive in tone and covers many topics of relevance. … The author has also included information on conditions such as fribromyalgia and osteoarthritis and ways that nutrition can facilitate effective management of this problematic diseases that cause untold hours of suffering for millions across the face of the world. … This text is recommended to all instructors in courses which focus on marrying aspects of nutrition with healthcare. The test is also of practical value to primary physicians and internists (in addition to Gastroenterologists)… ”
— John Aiello, in Electric Review
“This book is a timely and comprehensive evidence-based assimilation of nutrition into medical treatment. The book is intended to provide the latest information to practicing physicians , clinical investigators, and other researchers involved in the basic science and clinical aspects of this broad and rapidly evolving topic. … The book includes tables and figures for easy reference and provides references to recent clinical trials. Each chapter contains an editor’s note explaining how nutrition can be integrated into practice. The text also includes nutritional recommendations from world-renowned clinicians. … the book warrants a look from educators who would like to provide their physical therapy, students with the most recent evidence on nutrition in the daily treatment of various musculoskeletal conditions. … serve as an adjunct reference for those interested in research or teaching musculoskeletal content.”
— Janna Beling, Department Chair, Department of Physical Therapy, California State University, in Physical Therapy, Vol. 87, No. 5, p. 613, May 2007
"Readers will immediately note that Dr. Kohlstadt (Johns Hopkins University)is an outstanding scientific writer, her prose and perspective clear-minded, her ideas deep and well-developed, as she seeks to reduce these sometimes complicated chains of data into digestible chapters with universal meaning to the medical community at large. This text is recommended to all instructors in courses which focus on marrying aspects of nutrition with healthcare. The text is also of practical value to primary care physicians and internists (in addition to Gastroenterologists) who will be able to apply Kohlstadt’s perspective to day-to-day patient care."
--The Electric Review