Integrative Medicine, 5th ed.

Integrative Medicine, 5th ed.

Excellent book and course! Written by physicians who are both experts in traditional and complementary medicine, this book uses a clinical, disease-oriented approach to safely incorporate alternative therapies into primary care practice. Contains 10 new chapters on topics like fatty liver, supporting immunity, tapering off opioids, and reducing polypharmacy.

Book includes eBook version.

This book uses the reliable SORT method (Strength of Recommendation Taxonomy) to provide evidence-based ratings, grading both the evidence and the relative potential harm.


I am a health professional, and have eagerly awaited each new edition of this information-packed textbook. – HP, Amazon 11/2/22

I’ve been using Rakel’s text since I started practicing integrative medicine in 2015. I always like a hardcopy to reference… – BV, Amazon 1/22/23

Dr. David Rakel, MD and Vincent Joseph Minichiello, MD
Course Expiration Date: May-25-2026
Course Performance Indicators: 1.1.4, 4.1.1, 6.1.2, 8.1.1, 8.3.1, 10.1.1, 10.3.2, 10.4.4
Product Name

Book Only (2640)

Regular price $99.00 $99.00

25 CE Online Test Only (2641)

Regular price $156.00

46.75 CE Online Test Only (2642)

Regular price $291.00

25 CE Book & Online Test (2643)

Regular price $250.00

46.75 Book & Online Test (2644)

Regular price $385.00

Book Details

Author Dr. David Rakel, MD and Vincent Joseph Minichiello, MD
Year Published 2022
Edition 5th
Publisher Elsevier
ISBN 978-0323777278
Format Hardback
Page Count 1152
CDR Activity Numbers
  • 25 CE Online Test Only: 177045
  • 46.75 CE Online Test Only: 176834
  • 25 CE Book & Online Test: 177045
  • 46.75 Book & Online Test: 176834

Course Objectives

Level 2 & 3 CPE

CPE Type: 740 Online/Web-based

Upon successful completion, the users will be able to:

1. Define Integrative Medicine and give two examples of integrative therapies.

2. Identify three nutrients reported as potentially effective in children diagnosed with hyperactivity or autism.

3. Explain three behavioral factors 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 poorly absorbed 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 supplementation, 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.

Recommended For...

Registered Dietitian (RD/RDN)
Dietetics Technician Registered (DTR/NDTR)
Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (CDCES)
Registered Nurse (RN)
Integrative & Functional Nutrition Academy Professional
American College of Sports Medicine

Why We Chose This Book

Each time a new book edition is written, we get requests from dietitians who want this course. The book was written for physicians by physicians with the newest evidence-based research in nutrition and integrative therapies.

About the Author

Dr. David Rakel, MD, was the founder and director of the University of Wisconsin Integrative Medicine program and is now Professor and Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of New Mexico Medical School in Albuquerque, NM.  & 0 more

Dr. VJ Minichiello, MD is a family physician and Assistant Professor at the
Department of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.