Refinements/edits made to text 20 Apr 2016: This work is the culmination of several thousand research publications combined with Dr Vasquez’s many years of clinical experience and teaching graduate/doctorate-level students and clinicians worldwide. With radiographs, photos, acronyms, illustrations, flowcharts, and detailed-yet-simplifying explanations, Dr Vasquez makes it easier than ever for clinicians to grasp important concepts in integrative care and functional medicine and then translate the basic science and molecular biology into treatment plans that can be explained and used in “the real world” of clinical practice. This second volume is written for clinicians already conversant in Ch.1) Patient assessment, laboratory interpretation, risk management, hypothyroidism, hemochromatosis, Ch.2) Wellness, Personalized Lifestyle Medicine, Ch.3) Integrative pain management using nutrition, botanicals, and manipulative medicine, Ch.4) Functional Inflammology Protocol: Diet, Polydysbiosis/Infections, Viral infections, Nutritional immunomodulation, Mitochondrial dysfunction, mTOR, ERS-UPR, Orthoendocrinology, Xenobiotic detoxification. Contents: updated Chapter 5 from "Inflammation Mastery, 4th Ed" 1) Hypertension...727, 2) Diabetes Mellitus...819, 3) Migraine Headaches...863, 4) Fibromyalgia...901, 5) Allergic Inflammation...984, 6) Rheumatoid Arthritis...1019, 7) Psoriasis Psoriatic Arthritis...1038, 8) Systemic Lupus Erythematosus...1053, 9) Scleroderma Systemic Sclerosis...1074, 10) Vasculitic Diseases...1094, 11) Spondyloarthropathies Reactive Arthritis...1108, 12) Sjögren Disease...1119, 13) Raynaud's Disorder...1127, 14) Clinical Notes on Behçet's Disease, Sarcoidosis, Dermatomyositis Polymyositis...1131. The associated video tutorials and recorded live conference presentations further help students and clinicians “get it” via Dr Vasquez’s effective teaching style which embraces complexity while always emphasizing clinical applicability and psychosocial context. The Inflammation Mastery Functional Inflammology series of books and videos translates important concepts and nutritional/biomedical science into easy and practical clinical applications for the prevention and treatment of disorders of sustained inflammation, which Dr Vasquez describes as “patterns of metabolic disturbance and inflammatory dysfunction” existing in three sequential and overlapping categories: 1) metabolic inflammation, 2) allergic inflammation, 3) autoimmune inflammation. This book includes access to video presentations which introduce the origin and components of the Functional Inflammology Protocol and FINDSEX® acronym. Post-publication updates to this information and important social and clinical contextualization are made available in videos and online repositories (access provided in the book), and the e-newsletter available from ICHNFM.ORG. This textbook also provides access, via reprints or hyperlinks, to Dr Vasquez’s published articles—paradigm-shifting perspectives published in Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine (2004, 2014) and Nature Reviews Rheumatology (2016). Updated section on pain management allows students and clinicians to understand and apply manual, pharmacologic, nutritional/botanical medicine treatments for musculoskeletal pain, thereby providing better relief for patients and avoiding the hazards of NSAIDs, coxibs, steroids, opioids, immunosuppressants and biologics. Discounted grayscale printing; for full-color see ISBN 0990620441. The most recent publication from ICHNFM.ORG is "Functional Medicine Clinical Protocols for Inflammatory Disorders: Functional Inflammology, Vol 2" (2016; printed in color via ISBN 0990620441), which extends Vol 1 printed in 2014 in color as "Functional Inflammology" (ISBN 0990620409) and grayscale as "Inflammation Mastery" (ISBN 1500545945); also updated and published in color in 2016 as a single volume as "Inflammation Mastery, 4th Ed" (ISBN 0990620484).
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