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Primary Care Nutrition: Writing the Nutrition Prescription

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David Heber, Zhaoping Li
June 29, 2017

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 die...

Eating Disorders in Special Populations: Medical, Nutritional, and Psychological Treatments

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Jonna Fries, Veronica Sullivan
July 14, 2017

Eating disorders are among the most complex disorders to treat, typically requiring medical, nutritional, and psychotherapeutic interventions. High relapse rates and the sense of urgency to save lives and minimize or prevent lifelong problems present challenges for even the most seasoned treatment p...

Telomeres, Diet and Human Disease: Advances and Therapeutic Opportunities

Amelia Marti, Guillermo Zalba
August 16, 2017

The maintenance of telomeres—repetitive sequences at the end of chromosome—is essential to health. Dysfunction in telomere maintenance pathways plays a role in aging, cancer, atherosclerosis and other diseases. This has led to telomere maintenance as a prime target for patient therapies. This book...

Eating Disorders in Special Populations: Medical, Nutritional, and Psychological Treatments

Jonna Fries, Veronica Sullivan
July 14, 2017

Eating disorders are among the most complex disorders to treat, typically requiring medical, nutritional, and psychotherapeutic interventions. High relapse rates and the sense of urgency to save lives and minimize or prevent lifelong problems present challenges for even the most seasoned treatment...

Primary Care Nutrition: Writing the Nutrition Prescription

David Heber, Zhaoping Li
June 19, 2017

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...

Nutrition, Diet Therapy, and the Liver

Victor R. Preedy, Raj Lakshman, Rajaventhan Srirajaskanthan, Ronald Ross Watson
June 13, 2017

Well-illustrated throughout and with in-depth analyses, Nutrition, Diet Therapy, and the Liver provides a holistic understanding of the causative elements that precipitate liver disease and the nutritional factors and regimens that reverse deteriorating hepatic function. This up-to-date resource...

DHEA in Human Health and Aging

Ronald Ross Watson
June 07, 2017

Reduced production of DHEA associated with the diseases that accompany aging has led to its use as a nutritional supplement for antiaging, metabolic support, and other purposes. While animal studies have clearly shown substantial benefits of DHEA in combating various disease states, the effect of...

Melatonin in the Promotion of Health, Second Edition

Ronald Ross Watson
May 31, 2017

Melatonin is a powerful hormone and antioxidant with numerous effects on the metabolism and the health of humans. Available as a dietary supplement in the United States since 1993, it is one of the most popular over-the-counter alternative remedies available. Comprising contributions from...

Integrating Nutrition into Practice

Mary J. Marian, Gerard Mullin, MD
May 26, 2017

Integrative medicine is an approach to wellness that makes use of both conventional and alternative therapies to achieve optimal health and healing. Nutrition-based therapies are consistently among the highest used alternative therapies to treat a wide variety of illnesses. This book provides...

Dietary Lipids for Healthy Brain Function

Claude Leray
May 25, 2017

Our brain is recognized by all specialists as the most complex entity created in nature. Regarding the extraordinary capacities of its functioning, still incompletely known, the control of the brain by our dietary lipids may seem very improbable to many people. Yet, research has shown that an...

Eating Disorders in Women and Children: Prevention, Stress Management, and Treatment, Second Edition

Kristin Goodheart, James R. Clopton, Jacalyn J. Robert-McComb
May 24, 2017

Our understanding of eating disorders has improved markedly over the past 10 years since the publication of the previous edition of this volume. Early intervention is the key, as body dissatisfaction, obsession with thinness, and restrained and binge eating can be found in those as young as ten....

Introduction to Clinical Nutrition, Third Edition

Vishwanath Sardesai
May 22, 2017

Dietary factors have been implicated in at least four of the ten leading causes of death in the U.S. (heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and stroke). Nevertheless, physicians frequently receive inadequate training in nutrition to properly counsel their patients. Introduction to Clinical Nutrition,...

A Guide to Obesity and the Metabolic Syndrome: Origins and Treatment

George A. Bray
May 22, 2017

In the historical record there is abundant evidence that obesity was a medical and health concern as long as medicine has been practiced. The idea of diet and exercise are bulwarks in the fight against obesity in history from the time of Hippocrates to the 16th century—a span of 2,000 years....

Glutamine: Biochemistry, Physiology, and Clinical Applications

Dominique Meynial-Denis
March 09, 2017

Glutamine: Biochemistry, Physiology, and Clinical Applications describes the different functions of glutamine (Gln) in animals and humans. Gln is both a nutrient and a signaling molecule, and its functions go beyond those of a simple metabolic fuel or protein precursor. This book has gathered...

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