Integrative medicine is an approach to wellness that makes use of both conventional and alternative therapies to achieve optimal health and healing. Nutrition-based therapies are consistently among the highest used alternative therapies to treat a wide variety of illnesses. This book provides consumers and health care professionals with practical guidance on integrating nutrition therapies into disease prevention and management. It provides reliable and accurate information from experts in the nutrition field including dietitians, nutritionists, physicians, researchers, and academic professionals.

Integrative Nutrition Therapy includes up-to-date information on dietary supplements, popular diets, physical activity, and food allergies. The book covers disease prevention for cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity. Additional topics include liver/pancreatic conditions and musculoskeletal disorders as well as nutrigenomics, epigenetics, and metabolomics. The book provides evidence-based recommendations for which therapies might be appropriate for various conditions and discusses the possible adverse effects that may develop. It also includes guidelines and suggestions for creating individualized, integrative care plans.

Integrative Nutrition Therapy is organized in a systematic manner that presents the scientific data using an evidence-based, how-to approach. An overview of integrative medicine is written by Dr. Roberta Lee, a leading authority in the field. Award-winning nutrition experts provide practical knowledge for the integrative practitioner, covering topics such as:

  • Nutrition screening and assessment
  • Search for the optimum diet
  • Functional foods and nutritional supplements
  • Nutritional recommendations for women’s health
  • Health benefits of physical activity
  • Diet and mental health

Although unanswered questions still exist, this resource gives you a much-needed guide to the information currently available on nutrition and lifestyle-based therapies.

chapter 1|18 pages

Nutrition Assessment

ByBritta Brown

chapter 2|8 pages

Integrative Medicine

ByRoberta Lee

chapter 3|10 pages

Searching for the Optimal Diet Which Is Best?

ByDanielle Flug Capalino, Gerard E. Mullin

chapter 4|12 pages

Functional Foods

ByKristi Crowe-White, Coni Francis

chapter 5|40 pages

Integrative Nutrition Supplements

ByJennifer Doley

chapter 6|28 pages

Integrative Approach to Nutrition in Infants, Children, and Adolescents

ByHilary H. McClafferty

chapter 7|26 pages

Women’s Health and Nutrition

ByLaurie Tansman

chapter 8|46 pages

Integrative Nutritional Therapy for Cardiovascular Disease

ByMimi Guarneri, Ryan Bradley

chapter 9|42 pages

Breast Cancer

ByCynthia A. Thomson, Deborah Straub

chapter 10|20 pages

Prostate Cancer

ByMichelle Bratton

chapter 11|22 pages

Gastrointestinal Cancer and Complementary Therapies

ByLindsay Dowhan, Monica Habib

chapter 12|26 pages

Traditional and Nontraditional Treatments for Diabetes

ByPatricia G. Davidson, Dwight L. Davidson

chapter 13|22 pages


BySherif El Behiry, Laura E. Matarese, Hossam M. Kandil

chapter 14|26 pages

Nutritional Management of Upper Gastrointestinal Disorders

ByFrancis Okeke, Bani Chander Roland

chapter 15|28 pages

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

ByAlyssa Parian

chapter 16|22 pages

Use of Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Hepatic Disorders

ByAlia S. Dadabhai

chapter 17|10 pages

Nutrition in Acute and Chronic Pancreatitis

ByNeha Jakhete, Vikesh K. Singh

chapter 18|12 pages

Nutrition and Mental Health

ByNora Galil, Robert Hedaya

chapter 19|20 pages

Neurology and Nutrition

ByMaya Shetreat-Klein

chapter 20|32 pages

Physical Activity

ByKaren M. Gibson