The Evolution of Medicine

The Evolution of Medicine Author James Maskell
ISBN-10 1619615096
Release 2016-09-16
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For all too many dedicated physicians, stuck in a cycle of seven-minute patient visits and production line healing, medicine has become a frustrating vocation. Furthermore, the current epidemic of chronic illness demands a new care standard that can break down the existing structural barriers to full resolution. It requires functional medicine. The Evolution of Medicine provides step-by-step instruction for building a successful "community micropractice," one that engages both the patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership focused on the body as a whole rather than isolated symptoms. This invaluable handbook will awaken health professionals to exciting new career possibilities. At the same time, it will alleviate the fear of abandoning a conventional medical system that is bad for doctors, patients, and payers, as well as being ineffectual in the treatment of chronic ailments. Welcome to a new world of modern medical care, delivered in a community setting. It's time to embrace the Evolution of Medicine and reignite your love for the art of healing.



The Disease Delusion

The Disease Delusion Author Dr. Jeffrey S. Bland
ISBN-10 9780062290755
Release 2014-05-06
Pages 432
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For decades, Dr. Jeffrey Bland has been on the cutting edge of Functional Medicine, which seeks to pinpoint and prevent the cause of illness, rather than treat its symptoms. Managing chronic diseases accounts for three quarters of our total healthcare costs, because we’re masking these illnesses with pills and temporary treatments, rather than addressing their underlying causes, he argues. Worse, only treating symptoms leads us down the path of further illness. In The Disease Delusion, Dr. Bland explains what Functional Medicine is and what it can do for you. While advances in modern science have nearly doubled our lifespans in only four generations, our quality of life has not reached its full potential. Outlining the reasons why we suffer chronic diseases from asthma and diabetes to obesity, arthritis and cancer to a host of other ailments, Dr. Bland offers achievable, science-based solutions that can alleviate these common conditions and offers a roadmap for a lifetime of wellness.



Unzip Your Genes

Unzip Your Genes Author Jennifer Stagg
ISBN-10 9781682610343
Release 2016-11-15
Pages 256
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Your genes don't have to be your destiny. Now you can take charge of your genes and your health. Unzip Your Genes will show you how take your own health into your own hands. You will no longer sit on the sidelines—instead you can play an active and empowered role in the state of your own health. In this book you will: • Understand how the environment and your genes interact. • Learn how to use your own genetic information to your advantage. • Create an actionable plan based on your genomics to radically transform your health and improve your vitality. • Discover how to improve your health span and lead a productive, happy and healthy life. Dr. Jennifer Stagg is an experienced physician and expert in Precision Medicine—an emerging approach for disease prevention that takes into account an individual’s genes, environment, and lifestyle. In Unzip Your Genes Dr. Stagg provides insight on how you can take practical steps that can radically transform the state of your health and well-being.



The Functional Nutrition Cookbook

The Functional Nutrition Cookbook Author Lorraine Nicolle
ISBN-10 0857010522
Release 2012-09-15
Pages 256
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This unique cookbook with a CD-ROM of printable recipes looks beyond intervening in the symptoms of health problems and addresses the ways in which diet can be used to help correct underlying imbalances in the body. Dealing with a range of different issues, including gastro-intestinal, immune system and hormone imbalances, this book clearly explains the intricacies of each problem and offers useful tips on how to truly make a difference through diet. The recipes provided for each imbalance are easy to follow and are accompanied by detailed nutritional information. The information throughout the book, including the chapter on healthy ageing, is designed for clients who wish to optimise their health, whether or not they are currently facing health problems. With its focus on a personalised approach to helping people through diet, this book is an invaluable resource for nutritionists, health professionals and their clients.



The Future of Nursing

The Future of Nursing Author Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine
ISBN-10 9780309158237
Release 2011-02-08
Pages 620
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The Future of Nursing explores how nurses' roles, responsibilities, and education should change significantly to meet the increased demand for care that will be created by health care reform and to advance improvements in America's increasingly complex health system. At more than 3 million in number, nurses make up the single largest segment of the health care work force. They also spend the greatest amount of time in delivering patient care as a profession. Nurses therefore have valuable insights and unique abilities to contribute as partners with other health care professionals in improving the quality and safety of care as envisioned in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted this year. Nurses should be fully engaged with other health professionals and assume leadership roles in redesigning care in the United States. To ensure its members are well-prepared, the profession should institute residency training for nurses, increase the percentage of nurses who attain a bachelor's degree to 80 percent by 2020, and double the number who pursue doctorates. Furthermore, regulatory and institutional obstacles -- including limits on nurses' scope of practice -- should be removed so that the health system can reap the full benefit of nurses' training, skills, and knowledge in patient care. In this book, the Institute of Medicine makes recommendations for an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing.



Smoothie Secrets Revealed

Smoothie Secrets Revealed Author Elyse Wagner
ISBN-10 0990347311
Release 2014-04-22
Pages 158
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Blended brilliantly with Wagner's intuitive eating philosophy, health education and self-healing practices, Smoothie Secrets Revealed is a beautifully illustrated resource that puts your health, happiness and relationship with your food, attitude, and body back into your hands so that you can become the CEO of your health. This unique book is a valuable tool for those who struggle with learning how to eat healthier. Original.



Beyond the Checklist

Beyond the Checklist Author Suzanne Gordon
ISBN-10 9780801465789
Release 2012-11-20
Pages 272
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The U.S. healthcare system is now spending many millions of dollars to improve "patient safety" and "inter-professional practice." Nevertheless, an estimated 100,000 patients still succumb to preventable medical errors or infections every year. How can health care providers reduce the terrible financial and human toll of medical errors and injuries that harm rather than heal? Beyond the Checklist argues that lives could be saved and patient care enhanced by adapting the relevant lessons of aviation safety and teamwork. In response to a series of human-error caused crashes, the airline industry developed the system of job training and information sharing known as Crew Resource Management (CRM). Under the new industry-wide system of CRM, pilots, flight attendants, and ground crews now communicate and cooperate in ways that have greatly reduced the hazards of commercial air travel. The coauthors of this book sought out the aviation professionals who made this transformation possible. Beyond the Checklist gives us an inside look at CRM training and shows how airline staff interaction that once suffered from the same dysfunction that too often undermines real teamwork in health care today has dramatically improved. Drawing on the experience of doctors, nurses, medical educators, and administrators, this book demonstrates how CRM can be adapted, more widely and effectively, to health care delivery. The authors provide case studies of three institutions that have successfully incorporated CRM-like principles into the fabric of their clinical culture by embracing practices that promote common patient safety knowledge and skills.They infuse this study with their own diverse experience and collaborative spirit: Patrick Mendenhall is a commercial airline pilot who teaches CRM; Suzanne Gordon is a nationally known health care journalist, training consultant, and speaker on issues related to nursing; and Bonnie Blair O'Connor is an ethnographer and medical educator who has spent more than two decades observing medical training and teamwork from the inside.



Just Be Well

Just Be Well Author Thomas A. Sult
ISBN-10 1939418380
Release 2013-09-01
Pages 230
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The practice of functional medicine is a discipline that treats people, not diseases. Dr. Sult looks at the eight key physiological processes of the functional medicine matrix, and brings together accessible information, patient stories, and sound advice that can lead you back to wellness and health.



Nutrition and the Autonomic Nervous System

Nutrition and the Autonomic Nervous System Author Nicholas Gonzalez
ISBN-10 0998546003
Release 2017-02-15
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Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez details scientific principles and powerful tools to improve health and well-being to combat any disease. By utilizing various combinations of nutrition and supplements to balance the Autonomic Nervous System, he explains how our bodies were designed to be well and can heal themselves without drugs. The prevailing mindset of the conventional medical community, pharmaceutical companies and diet "experts" are biased towards a "one size fits all" approach. This book details how Drs. Pottenger, Gellhorn, Kelley and Gonzalez used evidence-based science along with observational and clinical experience to create medical theories that explain why no one ideal diet suits everyone and prove the effectiveness of individualized diets ranging from vegetarian to carnivore.



The Rainbow Diet

The Rainbow Diet Author Deanna Minich
ISBN-10 1573246875
Release 2017
Pages 304
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"Nutritionist and health expert, Dr. Deanna Minich, introduces a cutting-edge path to attaining physical, mental, and spiritual health through colorful whole foods and natural supplements. This is an easy-to-follow guide to the food and supplements we need to achieve an inner rainbow of optimal health"--



Solving the Autoimmune Puzzle

Solving the Autoimmune Puzzle Author Keesha Ewers
ISBN-10 0998877107
Release 2017-05-15
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Women are diagnosed with 80% of the over 145 identified autoimmune diseases (that number is still growing). Over 90% of the population has a form of autoimmune disease and inflammation. Several autoimmune diseases, including lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, myasthenia gravis, and multiple sclerosis, afflict women anywhere from two to 10 times more often than they do men. Getting to the root cause to reverse autoimmunity is possible. There are 3 root causes that functional medicine doctors spend most of their time talking about. There is one more piece to the autoimmune puzzle that affects women more than it does men. Dr. Keesha Ewers calls this the ?missing piece? of the complex autoimmune puzzle. Dr. Keesha is one of the 50 million Americans who received an autoimmune diagnosis. In Solving the Autoimmune Puzzle, she teaches the same Freedom Framework she used to reverse not only her own autoimmune disease (rheumatoid arthritis), but also the autoimmunity in thousands of others.



The Antianxiety Food Solution

The Antianxiety Food Solution Author Trudy Scott
ISBN-10 1608824411
Release 2011-06-02
Pages 216
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It’s remarkable how much the foods we eat can impact our brain chemistry and emotions. What and when we eat can make the difference between feeling anxious and staying calm and in control. But most of us don’t realize how much our diets influence our moods, thoughts, and feelings until we make a change. InThe Antianxiety Food Solution, you’ll find four unique antianxiety diets designed to help you address nutritional deficiencies that may be at the root of your anxiety and enjoy the many foods that foster increased emotional balance. This helpful guide allows you to choose the best plan for you and incorporates effective anxiety-busting foods and nutrients. You’ll soon be on the path to freeing yourself from anxiety—and enjoying an improved overall mood, better sleep, fewer cravings, and optimal health—the natural way! The book also includes an easy-to-use index. In The Antianxiety Food Solution, you’ll discover: How to assess your diet for anxiety-causing and anxiety-calming foods and nutrients Foods and nutrients that balance your brain chemistry Which anxiety-triggering foods and drinks you may need to avoid Easy lifestyle changes that reduce anxiety and increase happiness



EXUBERANT ANIMAL

EXUBERANT ANIMAL Author FRANK FORENCICH
ISBN-10 1452016410
Release 2006-08-30
Pages 328
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Move to live, live to move! Health and fitness is a bushy, multi-disciplinary practice that includes body, mind, spirit and the creative imagination. Exuberant Animal explores the totality of human health and promotes a truly integrated approach that spans culture, biology, psychology and animal behavior. You’ll discover powerful new ideas for movement and living that will stimulate your vitality, creativity and enthusiasm. “Frank is a superb writer. His voice is clear, accurate and accessible.” Robert Sapolsky "No joy, no gain!–that might well be Frank Forencich's exercise motto. A nation filled with fit, playful hominids fully in touch with their evolutionary heritage is a true pleasure to contemplate." Bill McKibben “I really appreciate Frank’s innovative approach. His method is sophisticated, playful and holistic.” Debbie Armstrong 1984 Olympic Gold Medalist



Collaborative Caring

Collaborative Caring Author Suzanne Gordon
ISBN-10 0801453399
Release 2014-11-20
Pages 264
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Teamwork is essential to improving the quality of patient care and reducing medical errors and injuries. But how does teamwork really function? And what are the barriers that sometimes prevent smart, well-intentioned people from building and sustaining effective teams? Collaborative Caring takes an unusual approach to the topic of teamwork. Editors Suzanne Gordon, Dr. David L. Feldman, and Dr. Michael Leonard have gathered fifty engaging first-person narratives provided by people from various health care professions. Each story vividly portrays a different dimension of teamwork, capturing the complexity—and sometimes messiness—of moving from theory to practice when it comes to creating genuine teams in health care. The stories help us understand what it means to be a team leader and an assertive team member. They vividly depict how patients are left out of or included on the team and what it means to bring teamwork training into a particular workplace. Exploring issues like psychological safety, patient advocacy, barriers to teamwork, and the kinds of institutional and organizational efforts that remove such barriers, the health care professionals who speak in this book ultimately have one consistent message: teamwork makes patient care safer and health care careers more satisfying. These stories are an invaluable tool for those moving toward genuine interprofessional and intraprofessional teamwork.



Kicking Sick

Kicking Sick Author Amy Kurtz
ISBN-10 1622036654
Release 2016-12-31
Pages 224
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According to the CDC, one out of every two adults is living with a chronic illness. With Kicking Sick, Amy Kurtz offers this welcome guide based on her firsthand expertise to help you find the support, self-care essentials, and best medical and integrative treatment plan to improve your unique health situation."



Womancode

Womancode Author Alisa Vitti
ISBN-10 9781781802007
Release 2013
Pages 319
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Alisa Vitti found herself suffering through the symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), and was able to heal herself through food and lifestyle changes. Relieved and reborn, she made it her mission to empower other women to be able to do the same. As she says, 'Hormones affect everything. Have you ever struggled with acne, oily hair, dandruff, dry skin, cramps, headaches, irritability, exhaustion, constipation, irregular cycles, heavy bleeding, clotting, shedding hair, weight gain, anxiety, insomnia, infertility, lowered sex drive, or bizarre food cravings and felt like your body was just irrational?' With this breadth of symptoms, improving hormonal health is a goal for women at every stage of their lives Alisa Vitti says that medication and anti-depressants aren't the only solutions. The thousands of women she has treated in her Manhattan clinic know the power of her process that focuses on uncovering your unique biological make up. Groundbreaking and informative, WomanCode educates women about hormone health in a way that's relevant and easy to understand. Bestselling author and women's health expert Christiane Northrup, who has called WomanCode the 'Our Bodies, Ourselves of this generation', provides an insightful foreword.



Clean Gut

Clean Gut Author Alejandro Junger
ISBN-10 9780062075895
Release 2013-04-30
Pages 256
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In Clean Gut, Alejandro Junger, M.D, New York Times bestselling author of Clean and creator of the world-famous Clean Program, delivers a complete toolkit for reversing disease and sustaining life-long health. All of today’s most-diagnosed ailments can be traced back to an injured and irritated gut. The gut is an intricate and powerful system, naturally designed to protect and heal the body every moment of every day And yet for far too many of us, this remarkable system is in disrepair, which leads to all kinds of health problems—from extra pounds, aches and pains, allergies, mood swings, and lack of libido, to heart disease, cancer, autoimmune disorders, insomnia, and depression. But we no longer have to be sick to get healthy. In this groundbreaking program, Alejandro Junger, M.D. explains how instead of treating the symptoms as they arise, we can preemptively attack disease before it takes root in the gut. No matter your current state of health, you will benefit from this program: Clean Gut will help you put an end to everyday ailments, reverse chronic disease, and achieve true, long-lasting health.