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Biochemical Imbalances in Disease
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Foreword by David Jones, President of The Institute for Functional Medicine, USA. 1. The Healthcare Futurescape - How Did We Get Here and Where Are We Going? Lorraine Nicolle, Thames Valley University, UK, and Ann Woodriff Beirne, complementary therapist, Australia. 2. Gastro-Intestinal Imbalances. Laurence Trueman, University of Worcester, UK, and Justine Bold, Lecturer, Institute of Health, Social Care and Psychology, University of Worcester, UK. 3. Compromised Detoxification. Angelette Muller, Thames Valley University, UK, and Christabelle Yeoh, Specialist Physician, Breakspear Medical Group, UK. 4. Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (PUFAs): Imbalances in Status and Metabolism. Part 1. Lorraine Nicolle and Ada Hallam. Part 2. Smita Hanciles and Zeller Pimlott, Thames Valley University, UK. 5. The Metabolic Syndrome: Insulin Resistance, Dyslipidaemia and Dysglycaemia. T. Michael Culp, Medical Director of Integrative Health Solutions, Ltd, UK. 6. Compromised Thyroid and Adrenal Function. Jane Nodder, University of Westminster, UK. 7. Sex Hormone Imbalances. Kate Neil, Director of the Centre for Nutrition Education and Lifestyle Management, UK. 8. Dysregulation of the Immune System - A Gastro-Centric Perspective. Michael Ash, Clinical Consultant for Integrative Health Consulting, Ltd, UK. 9. Poor Energy Production and Increased Oxidative Stress. Surinder Phull, Thames Valley University, UK. 10. Dysregulated Neurotransmitter Function. Basant Puri, Imperial College London, UK, and Helen Lynam, Nutritional Therapist, UK. 11. Putting Knowledge into Practice - A Case Study. Lorraine Nicolle and Kate Neil. References.

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Handbook for practitioners explains how to identify and treat such biochemical imbalances in order to better understand and manage a patient's ill-health

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Lorraine Nicolle MSc is a nutrition practitioner with a regular clinic at a London-based natural health centre. Lorraine is also a nutrition lecturer and module leader on university-validated degree and post-graduate courses. She works with a healthcare company, writing and delivering nutrition education sessions for healthcare practitioners, and runs workplace nutrition programmes for businesses. She is a recent recipient of the CAM Award. For more information, see www.lorrainenicollenutrition.co.uk.

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if, on the other hand, you are interested in revising your biochemistry and physiology and looking critically at the evidence and possibilities for individualised nutritional interventions to optimise health then here you have a valuable source of reference to use to extend and inform your practice. -- Journal of Herbal Medicine
Biochemical Imbalances in Disease will prove to be an important publication that adds to the expanding body of literature about functional medicine (FM)....The authors' careful explanations in this volume illustrate how clinical practice, coupled with skills learned through rigorous training in FM, can successfully bring to the therapeutic relationship real patient-centred answers for chronic, complex illnesses. -- from the Foreword by David S. Jones, MD, FABFP, President and Director of Medical Education, The Institute of Functional Medicine
An unusual text which discusses biochemical imbalances in gastro-intestinal, endocrine and immune diseases. It describes the diagnosis of imbalance and proposes therapeutic approaches, many based on nutrition and life style. Worth reading by pediatricians and practicing physicians. -- Zvi Laron * Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews, Vol 15., No. 2 *

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