Integrative Gastroenterology (2nd edition)

ISBN : 9780190933043

Gerard E. Mullin; Marvin Singh; Alyssa Parian; Andrew T. Weil
648 Pages
156 x 235 mm
Pub date
Oct 2019
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Digestive complaints have become increasingly common. Recent statistics show that gastrointestinal complaints account for nearly a third of all visits to primary care doctors and that nearly one in two Americans suffer from digestive disease. Millions more suffer from conditions such as migraine headaches, arthritis, mood disorders, chronic fatigue, asthma, allergies, and menstrual dysfunction, which are all related to a disorder in digestive health. Despite the evidence in support of integrative approaches to treatment and prevention of digestive symptoms, these approaches are largely overlooked in treating gastrointestinal disorders. Rather, treatment plans tend to be exclusively pharmacologically based and have appreciable toxicity.
Integrative Gastroenterology, Second edition, is a comprehensive guide to helping health care practitioners understand and appreciate how to manage patients with gastrointestinal conditions integrating conventional and complimentary approaches. This text reviews the latest advances in science and research with regards to the gut microbiome, physiology, and interconnections between the gut and other organ systems. Coverage includes a diverse range of treatment methods, such as probiotics, meditation, massage, yoga, supplements, special diets, energy medicine, homeopathy, and acupuncture, as well as a special section devoted to mind-body medicine in digestive health and disease. In discussing unconventional treatments, the authors address many of the controversies that surround the remedies.


Foreword - Andrew Weil
Section I. The Principles Integrative Gastroenterology
1. Introduction: Why Integrative Gastroenterology?
2. The Gastrointestinal Superhighway: An Overview of Digestive, Sensing, Barrier and Immune Functions of the Gut
3. The Gut Microbiome in Health and Disease
4. The Gut-Brain Axis
5. A Guide to Food-Based Gut Reactions
6. Integrative Gastroenterology for Children, Adolescents and Parents
7. Superfoods for Digestive Health
8. Herbal Medicine and Nutritional Supplements for Gut Health
Section II. Complementary Modalities for Digestive Disease
9. Osteopathic Manipulation
10. Chiropractic
11. Acupuncture
12. Ayurveda
13. Homeopathy
14. Energy Medicine
15. Naturopathy
16. Mind Body Medicine
Section III. Integrative Approaches to Gut-Based Illnesses
17. Abdominal Pain
18. GERD, Dyspepsia, and Peptic Ulcer Disease
19. Colorectal Cancer
20. Constipation
21. Irritable Bowel Syndrome
22. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
23. Liver Health and Disease
24. Weight Disorders
Section IV. Personalized Medicine: The Future of Integrative Gastroenterology
25. Conventional Laboratory Testing For Gut Health
26. Functional Laboratory Testing For Gut Health
27. Nutrigenomics
28. Functional medicine
29. Lifestyle Medicine
Section V. Conclusions
30. Implementing Integrative Gastroenterology into Practice

About the author: 

Gerard E. Mullin is Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of Integrative GI Nutrition Services at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.Marvin Singh is an Integrative Gastroenterologist with Coastal Gastroenterology and a Fellow of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine.Alyssa Parian is Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

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