A guide to herbal and holistic medicine for brain health and neurologic disorders • Provides detailed herbal, antioxidant, and nutritional strategies for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, stroke, migraine, and seizures • Supported by scientific studies and years of successful clinical practice • Discusses potential side effects, counter-indications, and the proper dosages to reduce symptoms, slow disease progression, and lessen the chances of recurrence Numerous medical journals have published studies supporting the use of herbs and nutrients in the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders. Yet in practice most neurologists rarely include them as part of their protocols. In this practical guide, Sidney Kurn, M.D., and Sheryl Shook, Ph.D., explain how to safely and easily incorporate herbs, antioxidants, and nutritional supplements into the standard conventional treatments for 6 common neurologic disorders: Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, stroke, migraine, and seizures. For each condition, the authors provide detailed strategies supported by scientific evidence and years of successful clinical practice. They examine the biochemical role of each recommended herb, nutrient, or antioxidant and discuss potential side effects, counter-indications, and proper dosages to reduce symptoms, slow disease progression, and--in the case of stroke, migraine, and seizures--lessen the chances of recurrence. The authors explore the nutrient deficiencies and physiological mechanisms, including inflammation, heavy metal toxicity, and mitochondrial dysfunction, that can cause oxidative injuries and initiate neurologic disorders. They reveal which common substances, such as aspartame and glutamate, can trigger these mechanisms at the cellular level and recommend specific herbs and antioxidants, such as turmeric, cannabinoids, resveratrol, and N-acetyl cysteine, to counteract their effects. They discuss the importance of sleep to overall well-being, especially for those suffering from neurologic disorders, and offer tips to help ensure a good night’s sleep. Integrating neuroscience, biochemistry, herbalism, and decades of clinical experience, the authors lay the scientific foundation for a holistic, naturopathic approach to neurologic disorders and a way to enhance the quality of life for those suffering from these conditions.
This book addresses herbal and holistic medicine for brain health and neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, migraine and stroke. "Integrated Medicine" can help patients and medical practitioners tointegrate Western medicine with herbal and holistic medicine to reduce symptoms and slow disease progression.
A practical and in-depth approach to the use of supplements in six neurologic conditions: multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, stroke, Alzheimer's disease, migraine, and epilepsy. It draws from the extended clinical experience of one author in combining standardized and alternative approaches in clinical practice and from the neuroscience scholarship and insight of the other author. Although standard pharmaceutical approaches have much to offer, most neurologic patients, a well as their treating neurologists, will attest to their limitations. This is particularly true in the neurodegenerative disorders. The prevention of recurrent stroke may be more amenable to standard treatment through the treatment of risk factors for atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). The summaries and charts at the ends of each chapter are designed for accessibility and practicality. As a reference, the reader could start with the summary first, before reading the body of the chapter. The book is dedicated to all the patients who have suffered from these disorders, and taught the authors so much over their professional careers. We hope this book helps relieve some of this suffering.
This book provides the latest research on the role of nutrients in the prevention and treatment of neurological disorders. It discusses dietary supplements and dietary restrictions for combating neurological disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, and epilepsy. The book also explains the impact of different nutrients such as herbal products, algae, micronutrients in stimulating the brain and central nervous system during abnormal functions. It covers the effect of the nutrients on the function of neurotransmitters, their stimulatory effect in autism, dementia, Alzheimer’s, and other neuropathological states. The book also defines the mechanistic effects of neuroprotective and psycho protective effects of natural food in repairing brain damage. This book is essential reading for neuroscientists and neurologists, and healthcare professionals.
Answers a variety of questions related to food, diet, and nutrition, offering advice on how diet can be altered to improve metabolism, what diet changes can be helpful in treating different ailments, how different aspects of a person's diet affects specific body systems, and other related topics.
Focusing on nutrition and nutritional therapy from the nurses’ perspective, Nutritional Foundations and Clinical Applications: A Nursing Approach, 7th Edition takes a wellness approach based on health promotion and primary prevention It offers guidelines with a human, personal touch, using first-hand accounts to show how nutrition principles apply to patients in real-world practice. This new edition incorporates the most current guidelines and information on key nutrition topics throughout as well as expanded coverage on the role of inflammation in common disease. A favorite of nursing students and instructors, this leading nutrition text promotes healthy diets and shows how nutrition may be used in treating and controlling diseases and disorders. Personal Perspective boxes offer first-hand accounts of interactions with patients and their families, demonstrating the personal touch for which this book is known. Applying Content Knowledge and Critical Thinking/Clinical Applications case studies help you learn to apply nutrition principles to real-world practice situations. Social Issue boxes emphasize ethical, social, and community concerns on local, national international levels to reveal the various influences on health and wellness. Teaching Tool boxes include strategies for providing nutrition counseling to patients. Health Debate boxes prepare you for encountering differing opinions or controversies about food, nutrition, and health concerns. Key terms and a glossary make it easy to learn key vocabulary and concepts. NEW! Completely updated content throughout incorporates the latest dietary guidelines and most current information on topics such as good vs. bad fats, nutrition during pregnancy, microbiota/probiotics/prebiotics, and more. NEW! Cultural Diversity and Nutrition sections in each chapter highlight health issues and eating patterns related to specific ethnic groups to help you approach, interview, and assess patients from diverse populations. NEW! Enhanced coverage of health literacy equips you with strategies for enhancing patient education for those with low literacy skills. NEW! Additional Nursing Approach boxes analyze realistic nutrition case studies from the perspective of the nursing process. NEW! Expanded coverage of inflammation highlights its pivotal role in conditions such as obesity, cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.
Most health professionals would agree that time and funds are in short supply, even under optimal conditions. Patients, too, would admit similar shortfalls, even with optimal motivation. This book offers self-administered and easily administered interventions designed to promote positive health behaviors while requiring little or no outside funding. Editor Luciano L’Abate continues his long tradition of prolific innovations by identifying major changes in today’s health care systems and explaining how targeted, prescriptive promotion/prevention strategies can enhance traditional primary, secondary, and tertiary interventions in key behavioral and relational areas.
The fourth in Dr. Stansbury’s acclaimed five-volume masterwork for herbalists and medical professionals—the best resource available for the modern clinical practice of Western herbal medicine Herbal Formularies for Health Professionals is a comprehensive, five-volume reference for herbalists, physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals. Dr. Jill Stansbury draws on decades of clinical experience and her extensive research to provide an unparalleled range of herbal formulas organized by body system. Volume 4 focuses on herbal formulas for cognitive, neurologic, and emotional conditions, including: Psychiatric disorders such as anxiety, depression, insomnia, dissociative disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as well as formulas to treat drug addiction Acute and chronic pain such as headaches, sinus pain, muscle pain, neuralgia, gastrointestinal pain, and pain from injuries Peripheral nerve issues such as neuropathy and nerve trauma Central nervous system disorders such as seizures, Parkinson’s, and dementia Each chapter includes a section describing individual herbs with tips on their properties, modes of action, and the specific symptoms each plant best addresses. Together, Dr. Stansbury’s expert formularies comprise a practical manual for budding and seasoned herbalists alike on the sophisticated art of fine-tuning herbal treatments for the constitution and overall health of an individual patient. The text aims to teach by example, helping clinicians develop their own intuition and ability to create effective herbal formulas.
Written by Leah Hechtman, Clinical Naturopathic Medicine is a foundation clinical text integrating the holistic traditional principles of naturopathic philosophy with the scientific rigour of evidence-based medicine (EBM) to support contemporary practices and principles. The text addresses all systems of the body and their related common conditions, with clear, accessible directions outlining how a practitioner can understand health from a naturopathic medicine and apply naturopathic medicines to treat patients individually. These treatments include herbal medicine, nutritional medicine and lifestyle recommendations. All chapters are structured by system and then by condition, so readers are easily able to navigate the content by chapter and heading structure. Systematic text structure to support reader engagement Integrative naturopathic treatments for all conditions and systems Detailed and extensively referenced interaction tables for nutritional (supplemental and dietary) and herbal medicines, plus pharmaceutical medications Skilfully bridges foundational traditional principles and practice of naturopathy with evidenced-based medicine to assist readers with their integration into the current healthcare system New chapters – Diagnostics, Case taking and treatment and Nutritional medicine (Dietary) Rigorously researched with over 10,000 references from the latest scientific papers and historical texts Every section, chapter, system and condition has been expanded and updated to the latest recommendations
Now in a new Fourth Edition, Psychiatry remains the leading reference on all aspects of the current practice and latest developments in psychiatry. From an international team of recognised expert editors and contributors, Psychiatry provides a truly comprehensive overview of the entire field of psychiatry in 132 chapters across two volumes. It includes two new sections, on psychosomatic medicine and collaborative care, and on emergency psychiatry, and compares Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5) and International Classification of Diseases (ICD10) classifications for every psychiatric disorder. Psychiatry, Fourth Edition is an essential reference for psychiatrists in clinical practice and clinical research, residents in training, and for all those involved in the treatment psychiatric disorders. Includes a a companion website at www.tasmanpsychiatry.com featuring PDFs of each chapter and downloadable images