This book is the best one we could find on evidence-based integrative medicine. Thirteen new chapters in this edition, covering autoimmunity, Lyme, chronic sinusitis, MTHFR, myofascial, skin issues, fibromyalgia, etc. With over 140 contributing authors who are recognized as the best integrative and traditional practitioners in their respective fields, this book has detailed, definitive information on proven therapies, including disease prevention, nutritional interventions, physical activity, botanicals, mind-body therapies, and so on. Reader-friendly and extensively referenced with evidence-based research (available online).
“After the publication of the first edition of Integrative Medicine in 2003, this text, now in its fourth edition, has become the go-to textbook for clinicians wanting evidence-informed guidance to make the best integrative therapeutic choices.” Dr. Andrew Weil, MD
- (2000) Science of food and nutrition
- (2070) Macronutrients: carbohydrate, fat, protein, fiber, water
- (2090) Micronutrients: vitamins, minerals
- (2110) Physiology, exercise physiology
- (3000) Nutrition assessment & Diagnosis
- (3005) Nutrition Diagnosis
- (3010) Assessment methodology
- (3030) Anthropometrics, body composition
- (3040) Food consumption, fluid balance
- (3100) Supplemental nutrients, botanicals
- (4000) Wellness and public health
- (4060) Exercise, fitness, and sports nutrition
- (5000) Medical Nutrition Therapy
- (5200) Disordered eating
Suggested Performance Indicators: 6.1.2, 8.1.2, 8.2.3, 10.2.4; many others may fit this course.
Upon successful completion of this self-study course, the users will be able to:
1. Knowledgeably counsel patients on what current research shows about the nutrient needs of the body for disease prevention, delay, and treatment of various illnesses.
2. Better assess patients’ needs and determine appropriate nutrition therapy interventions for patients.
3. Educate families and patients on ways to use food and nutrients and other lifestyle choices to help patients improve or maintain strength, stamina, and energy.
4. Collaborate with and refer patients to other integrative practitioners in order to improve the patients’ health and quality of life.
- Registered Dietitian (RD/RDN)
- Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)
- Registered Nurse (RN)
- Integrative & Functional Nutrition Academy Professional
Dr. Rakel’s book is known world-wide as the leading resource for physicians and other health care practitioners in the movement to change medicine.