Textbook of Natural Medicine E Book

Textbook of Natural Medicine   E Book
Author: Joseph E. Pizzorno,Michael T. Murray
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 1944
Release: 2020-06-26
ISBN: 0323523803
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Microbial Endocrinology The Microbiota Gut Brain Axis in Health and Disease

Microbial Endocrinology  The Microbiota Gut Brain Axis in Health and Disease
Author: Mark Lyte,John F. Cryan
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2014-07-05
ISBN: 1493908979
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microbial Endocrinology The Microbiota Gut Brain Axis in Health and Disease Book Excerpt:

The field of microbial endocrinology is expressly devoted to understanding the mechanisms by which the microbiota (bacteria within the microbiome) interact with the host (“us”). This interaction is a two-way street and the driving force that governs these interactions are the neuroendocrine products of both the host and the microbiota. Chapters include neuroendocrine hormone-induced changes in gene expression and microbial endocrinology and probiotics. This is the first in a series of books dedicated to understanding how bi-directional communication between host and bacteria represents the cutting edge of translational medical research, and hopefully identifies new ways to understand the mechanisms that determine health and disease.​

Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Author: Eldon Miller
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2015-03-26
ISBN: 9781632422699
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Book Excerpt:

Inflammatory Bowel Disease is a serious chronic disease. This book focuses on inflammatory bowel disease and describes new developments in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease. It also elucidates many recent criterion included in the etiopathogeny of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, like intestinal barrier dysfunction and the roles of TH 17 cells and IL 17 in the immune response in inflammatory bowel disease. This book also highlights many significant scientific topics. For instance, pregnancy during inflammatory bowel disease and health-condition after different treatments have been discussed. At last, developments in management of patients with inflammatory bowel disease have been described, with an analysis of recent studies in this domain.

Curcumin in Health and Disease

Curcumin in Health and Disease
Author: Beatrice E. Bachmeier
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2019-10-11
ISBN: 3039214497
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Curcumin in Health and Disease Book Excerpt:

The plant-derived polyphenol curcumin has been used in promoting health and combating disease for thousands of years. Its therapeutic effects have been successfully utilized in Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine in order to treat inflammatory diseases. Current results from modern biomolecular research reveal the modulatory effects of curcumin on a variety of signal transduction pathways associated with inflammation and cancer. In this context, curcumin’s antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-tumorigenic, and even anti-metastatic activities are discussed. On the cellular level, the reduced activity of several transcription factors (such as NFkB or AP-1) and the suppression of inflammatory cytokines, matrix degrading enzymes, metastasis related genes and even microRNAs are reported. On functional levels, these molecular effects translate into reduced proliferative, invasive, and metastatic capacity, as well as induced tumor cell apoptosis. All these effects have been observed not only in vitro but also in animal models. In combination with anti-neoplastic drugs like Taxol, kinase inhibitors, and radiation therapy, curcumin potentiates the drugs’ therapeutic power and can protect against undesired side effects. Natural plant-derived compounds like curcumin have one significant advantage: They do not usually cause side effects. This feature qualifies curcumin for primary prevention in healthy persons with a predisposition to cancer, arteriosclerosis, or chronic inflammatory diseases. Nonetheless, curcumin is considered safe, although potential toxic effects stemming from high dosages, long-term intake, and pharmacological interactions with other compounds have yet to be assessed. This Special Issue examines in detail and updates current research on the molecular targets, protective effects, and modes of action of natural plant-derived compounds and their roles in the prevention and treatment of human diseases.

Physiology of the Gastrointestinal Tract

Physiology of the Gastrointestinal Tract
Author: Hamid M. Said
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 1812
Release: 2018-03-08
ISBN: 0128124261
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physiology of the Gastrointestinal Tract Book Excerpt:

Physiology of the Gastrointestinal Tract, Sixth Edition, a Two-Volume set, covers the study of the mechanical, physical and biochemical functions of the GI Tract by linking clinical disease and disorder, thus bridging the gap between clinical and laboratory medicine while also covering breakthroughs in gastroenterology, such as the brain-gut axis and microbiome. Additionally, information is provided at the organism level, including animal models of gastrointestinal disorders and therapeutic possibilities. The book covers a wide range of conditions, from food allergies, constipation, chronic liver disease and IBS, also exploring emerging techniques to diagnose and normalize functions of the GI tract. As a highly referenced book, this is a useful resource for gastroenterologists, physiologists, internists, professional researchers and instructors teaching courses for clinical and research students. Discusses the multiple processes governing gastrointestinal function Presents new information on the brain-gut axis and microbiome Edited by preeminent scientists in the field Includes coverage of issues, such as food allergies, constipation, chronic liver disease, IBS, Crohn's disease, and more

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Author: Sami Karoui
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2012-01-27
ISBN: 953307891X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Book Excerpt:

This book is dedicated to inflammatory bowel disease, and the authors discuss the advances in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease, as well as several new parameters involved in the etiopathogeny of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, such as intestinal barrier dysfunction and the roles of TH 17 cells and IL 17 in the immune response in inflammatory bowel disease. The book also focuses on several relevant clinical points, such as pregnancy during inflammatory bowel disease and the health-related quality of life as an end point of the different treatments of the diseases. Finally, advances in management of patients with inflammatory bowel disease are discussed, especially in a complete review of the recent literature.

Nutrition Weight and Digestive Health

Nutrition  Weight  and Digestive Health
Author: Carolyn Newberry,Janese Laster,Octavia Pickett-Blakely
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2022-04-23
ISBN: 3030949532
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nutrition Weight and Digestive Health Book Excerpt:

This book serves as a definitive nutritional reference for medical practitioners who care for patients with digestive diseases. This first-of-its-kind title explores the critical link between nutrition and weight and digestive health and organizes the necessary information for easy use for clinicians across specialties. The book is divided into four sections; the first section outlines basic nutritional concepts that lay a foundation for future chapters. This includes discussion of the gastrointestinal tract’s role in digestion and metabolism, an outline of dietary composition and associated deficiencies, and a review of nutritional assessment and general therapeutic principles. Next, the second section outlines dietary and nutritional implications of specific digestive diseases organized by affected gastrointestinal organs. Following this, the third section discusses appetite regulation, weight management, and obesity’s association with gastrointestinal diseases. It also discusses the importance of comprehensive, multi-disciplinary obesity care including a review of dietary, pharmacological, endoscopic, and surgical options that promote weight loss. In concluding the book, the fourth section discusses foundational nutritional support concepts. Nutrition, Weight, and Digestive Health is an invaluable reference for medical practitioners seeking a title that explores important and revolutionary elements to the medical care of those with digestive diseases.

Intestinal Microbiota in Health and Disease

Intestinal Microbiota in Health and Disease
Author: Eduardo J. Schiffrin,Philippe Marteau,Dominique Brassart
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2014-02-11
ISBN: 1482226766
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intestinal Microbiota in Health and Disease Book Excerpt:

Now considered an organ with defensive and metabolic capabilities, the intestinal microbiota plays a major role in the local host immune system development and education. It contributes to the generation of a homeostatic balance characterized by the capacity to react against pathogens while remaining hyperresponsive/tolerant against commensals. This homeostatic response depends on bacteria and bacterial product sensing by innate immune cells and their molecular asset at the intestinal mucosa. This book captures the enormous progress that has been accomplished in this field in recent years.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Author: M. Campieri,C. Fiocchi,S.B. Hanauer,D.P. Jewell,D. Rachmilewitz,J. Schölmerich
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2002-03-31
ISBN: 9780792387725
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Book Excerpt:

This book is the proceedings of the Falk Symposium No. 122 on "Inflammatory Bowel Disease - A Clinical Case Approach to Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment", held in Bologna, Italy, on June 22-23, 2001, and deals with some major issues concerning Genetics of IBD, Pediatrics in IBD, Early vs Late IBD, Bacteria and Gut Inflammation, Refractory CD, Fistulizing CD, Refractory Distal Colitis, and Complications of Ileal-Pouch Anastomosis. The main aim of the meeting was to highlight the value of an integrated clinical approach and the importance of clinical research in developing innovative methods of treatment.

Impact of Microbiome on Gut Mucosal Immunity in Health and Disease

Impact of Microbiome on Gut Mucosal Immunity in Health and Disease
Author: Oscar Gilberto Gomez-Duarte,Pearay Ogra,Tobias R. Kollmann,Cecil Czerkinsky
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 249
Release: 2022-11-07
ISBN: 2832504027
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Advances in Integrative Dermatology

Advances in Integrative Dermatology
Author: Katlein França,Torello Lotti
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2019-01-18
ISBN: 1119476097
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Integrative Dermatology Book Excerpt:

An authoritative overview of contemporary approaches to integrative skin health The popularity of integrative medical treatment of skin disorders has increased significantly in recent years—requiring practicing clinicians to keep pace with continuingdevelopments in dermatological research and methods. Advances in Integrative Dermatology offers a comprehensive survey of this dynamic field, providing up-to-date information on both preventative and therapeutic approaches to skin health. Combining clinical medicine with complimentary treatment plans, integrative dermatology provides an innovative perspective to individual patient care. This essential text explores new research in areas including the effects of stress and pollution on the skin, the importance of high-quality sleep, complementary methods of averting skin conditions, and more. Recognizing the impact skin disorders have on physiological, psychological, and emotional health, editors Katlein França and Torello Lotti illustrate key components of inclusive skin health strategies, such as therapeutic diets and nutritional supplements, topical botanicals, and other complementary therapies. Filling a significant gap in current literature on integrative dermatology, this valuable resource: Answers the common questions asked by patients in real-world dermatology practices Addresses pervasive misconceptions of integrative dermatological methods and principles with evidence-based review of current practices Examines contemporary research in the diagnosis and treatment of dermatological disorders Presents comprehensive treatment options for a wide range of conditions such as rosacea, melanoma, and psoriasis Advances in Integrative Dermatology is an indispensable volume for physicians seeking to incorporate holistic techniques into their practices, expand their knowledge of integrative medicine, and provide the best possible care for their patients.

Systems of Nanovesicular Drug Delivery

Systems of Nanovesicular Drug Delivery
Author: Amit Kumar Nayak,Md Saquib Hasnain,Tejraj Aminabhavi,Vladimir P. Torchilin
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 468
Release: 2022-07-29
ISBN: 0323914225
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Systems of Nanovesicular Drug Delivery Book Excerpt:

Systems of Nanovesicular Drug Delivery provides a thorough insight into the complete and up-to-date discussions about the preparation, properties and drug delivery applications of various nanovesicles. This volume discusses cubosomes, proniosomes and niosomes, dendrimerosomes and other new and effective approaches for drug delivery. It will be a valuable title and resource for academics and pharmaceutical scientists, including industrial pharmacists, analytical scientists, health care professionals and regulatory scientists actively involved in pharmaceutical products and process development of tailor-made polysaccharides in drug delivery applications. Recently, there have been a number of outstanding nanosystems in nanovesicular carrier-forms (such as nanoemulsions, self-nanoemulsifying systems, nanoliposomes, nanotransferosomes, etc.), that have been researched and developed for efficient drug delivery by many formulators, researchers and scientists. However, no previously published books have covered all these drug delivery nanovesicles collectively in a single resource. Provides thorough insights and up-to-date discussions about the various systems of nanovesicular drug delivery Covers advanced trigger-assisted systems (such as iontophoresis, ultra-sound triggering, etc.) and how they have been used for improved drug delivery by nanovesicles Presents recent advances in drug delivery fields by global leaders and experts from academia, research, industry and regulatory agencies Includes an updated literature review of relevant key topics, good quality illustrations, chemical structures, attractive flow charts and well-organized tables

Mechanisms Underlying Host Microbiome Interactions in Pathophysiology of Human Diseases

Mechanisms Underlying Host Microbiome Interactions in Pathophysiology of Human Diseases
Author: Jun Sun,Pradeep K. Dudeja
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 381
Release: 2018-01-27
ISBN: 9781493975334
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mechanisms Underlying Host Microbiome Interactions in Pathophysiology of Human Diseases Book Excerpt:

Only recently have we begun to appreciate the role of microbiome in health and disease. Environmental factors and change of life style including diet significantly shape human microbiome that in turn appears to modify gut barrier function affecting nutrient & electrolyte absorption and inflammation. Approaches that can reverse the gut dysbiosis represent as reasonable and novel strategies for restoring the balance between host and microbes. In the book, we offer summary and discussion on the advances in understanding of pathophysiological mechanisms of microbial host interactions in human diseases. We will not only discuss intestinal bacterial community, but also viruses, fungi and oral microbiome. Microbiome studies will facilitate diagnosis, functional studies, drug development and personalized medicine. Thus, this book will further highlight the microbiome in the context of health and disease, focusing on mechanistic concepts that underlie the complex relationships between host and microbes.

Probiotics Prebiotics Postbiotics and Intestinal Barrier Function

Probiotics  Prebiotics  Postbiotics and Intestinal Barrier Function
Author: Huaxi Yi,Qixiao Zhai,Yanling Hao,Jiong-Wei Wang
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 125
Release: 2022-03-17
ISBN: 2889747190
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Understanding the Gut Bone Signaling Axis

Understanding the Gut Bone Signaling Axis
Author: Laura R. McCabe,Narayanan Parameswaran
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 277
Release: 2017-11-02
ISBN: 3319666533
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding the Gut Bone Signaling Axis Book Excerpt:

This is the first book compiling current research on the gut-bone signaling axis and its implications in the pathophysiology of GI and bone diseases. Rather than focusing on a single mechanism, this book provides the reader with a broad view on gut-bone signaling and the most up-to-date information in this rapidly growing area. The volume is also unique in that it looks at what is known about GI diseases affecting bone and then examines the role of the microbiome and its modulation by pre and probiotics to treat bone disease, placing this topic within the context of gut-bone signaling pathways. Understanding the Gut-Bone Signaling Axis will thus provide an understanding of how various therapies could be applied to this area.

Loss of Epithelial Barrier Integrity in Inflammatory Diseases Cellular Mediators and Therapeutic Targets

Loss of Epithelial Barrier Integrity in Inflammatory Diseases  Cellular Mediators and Therapeutic Targets
Author: Imke Atreya,Alexander R. Moschen,Susanne M. Krug,Caroline J. Voskens,Carl Weidinger
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2022-01-28
ISBN: 2889742210
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Textbook of Natural Medicine

Textbook of Natural Medicine
Author: Joseph E. Pizzorno, Jr. ND,Michael T. Murray, ND
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 1943
Release: 2012-09-14
ISBN: 1437723330
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Textbook of Natural Medicine Book Excerpt:

Covering preventive, non-invasive, and natural treatments, Textbook of Natural Medicine, 4th Edition offers more than just alternative medicine. It promotes an integrated practice that can utilize natural medicine, traditional Western medicine, or a combination of both in a comprehensive, scientific treatment plan. Based on a combination of philosophy and clinical studies, Textbook of Natural Medicine helps you provide health care that identifies and controls the underlying causes of disease, is supportive of the body's own healing processes, and is considerate of each patient's unique biochemistry. Internationally known authors Joseph Pizzorno and Michael Murray include detailed pharmacologic information on herbs and supplements, plus evidence-based coverage of diseases and conditions to help you make accurate diagnoses and provide effective therapy. Comprehensive, unique coverage makes this book the gold standard in natural medicine. A scientific presentation includes the science behind concepts and treatments, and discusses Western medical treatments and how they can work with natural medicine in a comprehensive treatment plan; if natural medicine is not effective, this book recommends the Western treatment. Coverage of pharmacology of natural medicines includes the uses and potential dangers of nearly 80 herbal medicines, special nutrients, and other natural agents, addressing topics such as general information, chemical composition, history, pharmacology, clinical applications dosage, and toxicology. In-depth, evidence-based coverage of 73 diseases and conditions includes key diagnostic criteria, pathophysiology of diseases, and therapeutic rationales. Coverage of potential interactions between drugs, herbs, and supplements ensures the safest possible use for each of 79 herbs and supplements. Diagnostic procedures include practical, easy-to-follow descriptions of evidence-based techniques plus discussions of clinical application of diet analysis, food allergy testing, immune function assessment, fatty acid profiling, hair mineral analysis, and other diagnostic approaches. Common therapeutic modalities are described and reviewed, including botanical medicine, nutritional therapy, therapeutic fasting, exercise therapy, hydrotherapy, counseling, acupuncture, homeopathy, and soft tissue manipulation. Coverage of syndromes and therapies helps in understanding the underlying causes of diseases by discussing topics such as food reactions, functional toxicology, sports nutrition, stress management, and breathing pattern disorders. Coverage of the philosophy of natural medicine includes its history and background, with discussions of toxicity, detoxification, and scientific documentation of the healing actions of nature and natural substances. Internationally known authors Joseph Pizzorno and Michael Murray and more than 90 expert contributors provide material that is up to date, accurate, and informed. More than 10,000 research literature citations show that the content is based on science rather than opinions or anecdotes. 13 useful appendices offer quick lookup of frequently used charts, handouts, and information. New chapters are included on hot topics such as female infertility, medicinal mushrooms, natural products and quality control, pregnancy health and primary prevention, and Vitamin K; new appendices include a supplier certification questionnaire and cervical escharotics treatment. Thorough updates ensure that you use only the most current research and provide the most effective treatment of patients. Tabs in Specific Health Problems section separate more than 70 alphabetized diseases/conditions. One convenient volume replaces the cumbersome two-volume set for easy, convenient reference. Electronic access is available via Pageburst, making it easy to search topics, drugs, herbs and supplements, and diseases and conditions. Sold separately.

The Tight Junction and Its Proteins More Than Just a Barrier

The Tight Junction and Its Proteins  More Than Just a Barrier
Author: Michael Fromm,Susanne M. Krug
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2020-11-20
ISBN: 3039433008
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tight Junction and Its Proteins More Than Just a Barrier Book Excerpt:

For a long time, the tight junction (TJ) was known to form and regulate the paracellular barrier between epithelia and endothelial cell sheets. Starting shortly after the discovery of the proteins forming the TJ—mainly the two families of claudins and TAMPs—several other functions have been discovered, a striking one being the surprising finding that some claudins form paracellular channels for small ions and/or water. This Special Issue includes 43 articles covering numerous dedicated topics including pathogens affecting the TJ barrier, TJ regulation via immune cells, the TJ as a therapeutic target, TJ and cell polarity, function and regulation by proteins of the tricellular TJ, TJ as a regulator of cellular processes, organ- and tissue-specific functions, TJ as sensors and reacting to environmental conditions, and last but not least, TJ proteins and cancer.

A Comprehensive Overview of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

A Comprehensive Overview of Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Author: Jakub Fichna
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2020-07-15
ISBN: 0128213256
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Comprehensive Overview of Irritable Bowel Syndrome Book Excerpt:

A Comprehensive Overview of Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Clinical and Basic Science Aspects presents up-to-date knowledge in the field and provides a comprehensive summary of this area of study, including an overview on IBS, starting from its pathogenesis, including genetic, microbial and physiological background, through symptom recognition, diagnosis and IBS treatment, both non-pharmacological and pharmacological. Compiles the most recent and comprehensive findings in pharmacological targets Highlights the role of extrinsic and intrinsic factors involved in disease development Written by leading researchers in the field of Irritable Bowel Syndrome to address research challenges in the field Includes bonus information on symptom recognition and diagnosis

Nutrition and Infectious Diseases

Nutrition and Infectious Diseases
Author: Debbie L. Humphries,Marilyn E. Scott,Sten H. Vermund
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 492
Release: 2020-12-10
ISBN: 3030569136
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nutrition and Infectious Diseases Book Excerpt:

This comprehensive and user-friendly volume focuses on the intersection between the fields of nutrition and infectious disease. It highlights the importance of nutritional status in infectious disease outcomes, and the need to recognize the role that nutrition plays in altering the risk of exposure and susceptibility to infection, the severity of the disease, and the effectiveness of treatment. Split into four parts, section one begins with a conceptual model linking nutritional status and infectious diseases, followed by primers on nutrition and immune function, that can serve as resources for students, researchers and practitioners. Section two provides accessible overviews of major categories of pathogens and is intended to be used as antecedents of pathogen-focused subsequent chapters, as well as to serve as discrete educational resources for students, researchers, and practitioners. The third section includes five in-depth case studies on specific infectious diseases where nutrition-infection interactions have been extensively explored: diarrheal and enteric disease, HIV and tuberculosis, arboviruses, malaria, and soil-transmitted helminths. The final section addresses cross-cutting topics such as drug-nutrient interactions, co-infections, and nutrition, infection, and climate change and then concludes by consolidating relevant clinical and public health approaches to addressing infection in the context of nutrition, and thus providing a sharp focus on the clinical relevance of the intersection between nutrition and infection Written by experts in the field, Nutrition and Infectious Diseases will be a go to resource and guide for immunologists, clinical pathologists, sociologists, epidemiologists, nutritionists, and all health care professionals managing and treating patients with infectious diseases.