Integrative Medicine 2021
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
Level 2 & 3 CPE
Suggested Performance Indicators: 1.1.4, 2.2.4, 3.2.2, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.6, 4.2.7, 6.1.2, 6.1.9, 6.2.5, 8.1.1, 8.1.2, 8.1.5, 8.2.2, 8.3.1, 8.3.7, 10.1.1, 10.2.4, 10.2.11, 10.4.2, 10.4.4
CPE Type: 720 for Printed/Paper Tests, 740 for Web-based/Online Tests
Upon successful completion of this self-study course, the users will be able to:
1. Define Integrative Medicine and give two examples of integrative therapies.
2. Describe three characteristics of the Feingold Diet and the reported percent of its effectiveness in children diagnosed with hyperactivity.
3. Explain one behavioral factor that regulates circadian rhythms.
4. Identify the serum goal when taking vitamin D supplements.
5. Describe two medical uses of garlic and list three ways it acts to improve health.
6. Describe the glutathione conjugation pathway of phase 2 detoxification and identify which three nutrients are needed for it.
7. Identify three natural nonpharmaceutical therapies known to benefit people with hypertension.
8. Explain the elimination Diet and list two benefits.
9. Identify the B vitamin that is malabsorbed when taking Metformin.
10. Describe four criteria that define metabolic syndrome.
11. List three botanicals that benefit the GI tract and describe the function of each.
12. Identify two natural therapies used successfully in patients with chronic constipation.
13. Give one therapeutic use each for the following nutrients: Magnesium, DHA, zinc, selenium, iron, vitamin D, and folic acid.
14. Identify three foods or nutrients used to reduce inflammation.
15. Describe gluten’s role in creating estrogen dominance.
16. Identify the two foods found to be most aggravating to chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome.
17. Name three nutrients or foods used to improve dermatitis issues and list two foods to avoid.
18. Describe four criteria that according to the European Prospective into Cancer and Nutrition, reduce the risk of cancer by 36 percent.
19. List two nutrients believed to reduce the incidence of breast cancer.
20. Identify the maximum dose of zinc supplement, above which it can inhibit absorption of other minerals.
21. Name the 4Rs and explain its method for treating intestinal permeability.
22. List three tolerated fruits on the low-FODMAP diet.
23. Describe the guided imagery term of grounding and its purpose.
24. Determine whether they are using motivational interviewing methods by what percent of the appointment the patient is talking versus the practitioner.
25. Name the fiber that seems to be beneficial for children with higher than normal lead and heavy metal levels.
Why we chose this book
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.
About the author
Edited by Dr. David Rakel, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, New Mexico. There are over 140 highly qualified physician contributors, and other health professionals.