Primary Care Nutrition: Writing the Nutrition Prescription

David Heber, Zhaoping Li

June 29, 2017 by CRC Press
Reference - 370 Pages - 8 Color & 40 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498748339 - CAT# K27091

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  • Promotes integration of nutrition information into clinical practice
  • Identifies medical, nutritional, behavioral, and exercise resources available and obtaining equipment needed for primary care nutrition practice.
  • Establishes practical strategies and algorithms for disease diagnosis and treatment that incorporate nutrition.
  • Comprehensive discussion of vitamins and minerals, enteral and parenteral nutrition, food addiction, food allergy and intolerance, diet-gene interactions, bioactive substances and botanical dietary supplements, nutrition and the microbiome, and nutrition and immune function.


Primary care physicians work in settings with limited time and resources making them unable to incorporate nutritional advice into daily practices. This book provides practical applications of proper nutrition practices in disease management, prevention, and treatment. Chapters cover the role of dietary supplements; approach the overweight/obese patient; food addiction, food allergy, and food intolerance; type two diabetes mellitus; managing diabetes without weight gain; nutrition and coronary artery disease; lipid disorders; fatty liver; heart failure; immune function; hypertension; cancer; neurodegenerative disorders and cognitive impairment; and personalized nutrition


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