Author: Elyse Wagner
Release Date: 2017-04-11
Genre: Alternative medicine
Functional Medicine Coaching contains inspirational stories that describe the personal transformations and journeys toward physical health and well-being as a result of working with a health coach. Both aspiring coaches and those already working in the field will learn the power of combining the principles of Functional Medicine with positive psychology coaching. The powerful blending of these two approaches addresses what individual need to thrive. Anyone with a passion for helping others should consider entering the rapidly exploding fields of health coaching and specializing in Functional Medicine coaching.
Author: James Maskell
Release Date: 2016-09-16
For all too many dedicated physicians, stuck in a cycle of seven-minute patient visits and production line healing, medicine has become a frustrating vocation. Furthermore, the current epidemic of chronic illness demands a new care standard that can break down the existing structural barriers to full resolution. It requires functional medicine. The Evolution of Medicine provides step-by-step instruction for building a successful "community micropractice," one that engages both the patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership focused on the body as a whole rather than isolated symptoms. This invaluable handbook will awaken health professionals to exciting new career possibilities. At the same time, it will alleviate the fear of abandoning a conventional medical system that is bad for doctors, patients, and payers, as well as being ineffectual in the treatment of chronic ailments. Welcome to a new world of modern medical care, delivered in a community setting. It's time to embrace the Evolution of Medicine and reignite your love for the art of healing.
Author: Alastair Wilkins
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2012-08-14
Progressive multiple sclerosis places a huge burden on individuals, carers and society and treatment options are currently limited. However, there have been significant recent advances in understanding progressive disease and this book draws the field together into a single, accessible, clinically focused text. Progressive Multiple Sclerosis sets out the basic science, pathology, epidemiology and treatment possibilities in progressive multiple sclerosis. The biological processes underlying disease progression are elucidated as are specific pathophysiological mechanisms. The basic science of axonal degeneration and the clinical understanding of progressive multiple sclerosis are discussed in the context of emerging and future therapies for disease progression as are trials which might be conducted for progressive multiple sclerosis. An overview of biomarkers for the disease is included and existing symptomatic therapies for progressive multiple sclerosis are covered in detail. Each chapter addresses specific aspects of progressive multiple sclerosis providing an extensive review of the current literature and a discussion of the likely mechanisms of tissue injury relevant to the disease. Progressive Multiple Sclerosis is ideal for both general neurologists and those with a specialist interest in multiple sclerosis. It will also be of interest to neurologists in training and other medical professionals treating this common disease. Dr Alastair Wilkins is Senior Lecturer in Neurology, University of Bristol, and Consultant Neurologist at Frenchay Hospital, Bristol, UK. He researches axonal injury in multiple sclerosis and related disorders.
Author: Dr. Jeffrey S. Bland
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: 2014-05-06
Genre: Health & Fitness
For decades, Dr. Jeffrey Bland has been on the cutting edge of Functional Medicine, which seeks to pinpoint and prevent the cause of illness, rather than treat its symptoms. Managing chronic diseases accounts for three quarters of our total healthcare costs, because we’re masking these illnesses with pills and temporary treatments, rather than addressing their underlying causes, he argues. Worse, only treating symptoms leads us down the path of further illness. In The Disease Delusion, Dr. Bland explains what Functional Medicine is and what it can do for you. While advances in modern science have nearly doubled our lifespans in only four generations, our quality of life has not reached its full potential. Outlining the reasons why we suffer chronic diseases from asthma and diabetes to obesity, arthritis and cancer to a host of other ailments, Dr. Bland offers achievable, science-based solutions that can alleviate these common conditions and offers a roadmap for a lifetime of wellness.
Your Body Is Your Home, Build It With Functional Medicine How well are you aging? Were you told your labs are normal but you don't feel normal? Has conventional medicine been nothing but a Band-Aid? Are you ready to try something different? Many health care providers want to help their patients but don't know how, and many patients wait until their symptoms are causing problems before they see a provider. Both patients and providers can beneﬁ t from a guide to aging well. In Dr. Stephanie Gray's Your Longevity Blueprint, you'll learn how you can use functional medicine to: -RESTORE YOUR GUT HEALTH -KEEP YOUR SPINE IN LINE -INFLUENCE YOUR GENETICS -REPLETE NUTRITIONAL DEFICIENCIES -DETOXIFY YOUR BODY -OPTIMIZE YOUR HORMONES -REDUCE CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE -STRENGTHEN YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM Your body is your home, and your functional medicine provider will act as your body's contractor and builder--giving your body the foundation, framework, and electricity it's always needed. Where conventional medicine treats symptoms, functional medicine discovers the root cause. This is determined by your test results, what Dr. Stephanie Gray calls your fingerprint. Learn how functional medicine assesses the interaction of nutrition, genetics, hormones, toxins, and infections to improve your health and overall longevity. Imagine what life would be like with true health. Let's live long together! Wellness is Waiting(TM)!
Author: Joel Kreisberg
Release Date: 2016-06-16
Genre: Business & Economics
Accessible to all and deeply rewarding, Coaching and Healing: Transcending the Illness Narrative is an inspirational guide for every coach and health care practitioner. Weaving together the authors' own healing narratives, diverse case studies and skillful step-by-step methodology, this book reveals the powerful benefits of shifting one's story from the conventional medical model of disease and cure, to the powerful honesty of narrative healing. With compassion and clarity, the authors offer coaches, clients and patients, not just a health resource, but a fundamental, essential and deepening way to be within the healing arts and sciences. "I highly recommend this book as a healing narrative and an illustration of what can be accomplished when human beings put their minds together for healing purposes." Lewis Mehl-Madrona, MD, PhD, Author Coyote Medicine and Narrative Medicine "This coaching model evokes a patient's intrinsic wisdom through participation in narrative and self-exploration." Larry Dossey, MD, Author Reinventing Medicine "The book Coaching and Healing pioneers a new area of research and practice, namely, the application of Integral Coaching to the process of healing. It's a natural match in many ways, and yet remains sadly under-applied at this time. Coaching and Healing aims to redress that lack by directly approaching the topic through the lens of Integral Theory and Integral Coaching itself..." Ken Wilber, Author Integral Meditation and Integral Spirituality
Integrative Medicine: The Return of the Soul to Health Care is an introduction to the field of integrative medicine. Based on both her extensive research and personal experience as a practitioner and recipient of allopathic medicine, oriental medicine, functional medicine, energy medicine, and counseling, Dr. Bonnie McLean offers a user-friendly overview of integrative medicine with resources for further exploration by the reader. From childhood to her current practice in oriental medicine, Dr. McLean has spent her life immersed in medicine. Raised by a physician father and nurse mother, she spent the first twenty years of her adulthood as an RN. After witnessing what she calls a loss of soul in contemporary medicine, she spent the next thirty years in a search of the soul in medicine. She explored natural medicine, Chinese medicine, psychology, energy medicine, and shamanic healing. With the advent of integrative medicine, she strongly believes that the soul of medicine is returning. The best of both worlds (science of medical technology and the art of healing, contemporary knowledge and ancient wisdom, East and West) are beginning to work hand in hand under the umbrella of integrative medicine. Integrative medicine is the wave of the future!
Why do some wellness entrepreneurs find freedom, flexibility and a healthy income online - while others get stuck spinning their wheels, never finding clients or making sales? It's not about who has the best website, or who spends more time on social media. The secret is in the system. Wellpreneurs who find clients online have a system in place that failing wellpreneurs don't. This system brings more of the right people to your website, and turns them into paying clients. It's this proven, step-by-step system you'll learn in this book. Wellpreneur is a guide to nailing your niche and finding more clients online, written just for wellness entrepreneurs. If you're a health coach, yoga teacher, personal trainer, nutritionist or other wellness professional, you'll: Get total clarity on your target market, so you know exactly who you're serving (and why). Learn the proven five-step Organic Growth System to attract ideal prospects to your website and turn them into paying clients. Peek inside the businesses of successful wellpreneurs, to learn how they grew profitable wellness businesses online. Streamline your online marketing, so you can spend less time marketing, and more time doing work you love!
The practice of Medicine has changed dramatically over the last few hundred years. From its rudimentary beginnings, to a very detailed understanding of the human body functioning and anatomy, our current knowledge of the human being has never been so profound. Not only the medical sciences have evolved, but also many others like chemical, agricultural, astrological and physics just to name a few. The "modernization" of our way of life has brought comfort and improved our survival but at the same time has created an environment that is very detrimental to our health. This modern world full of radiation, toxicities, antibiotics and hormones fed to animals, genetically modified foods and other insults has created an epidemic of chronic diseases, like Obesity, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Cancer, Auto-Immune, Neurologic, Psychiatric and Respiratory diseases. Even diseases that were rare before like Autism and Fibromyalgia are rampant nowadays. Unfortunately, medicine has faced these serious challenges by using more and more chemical prescription (and over-the-counter) medications. Some of them have been very helpful but most of them have just created more insult to our already damaged bodies. These medications cause side effects, nutritional depletion and interact between each other creating sometimes more trouble than benefits. This book, Modern Medicine for Modern Times, is an introduction to a type of medicine that addresses the root causes of diseases. The book explores the history of Medicine, Pharmaceuticals and the emerging of Functional Medicine as a science. This type of Medicine goes beyond the complaint, disease or finding in a test or scan. It addresses the "Why" and solves it at its origin. Most of the chronic diseases of modern times have common causative factors on those root causes, like inflammation, oxidation, nutrient and hormone deficiencies, heavy metal and other environmental toxicities, dehydration, intestinal health, physical activity, food choices and stress management. The book explains each of these root or foundational causes of health and disease. And provides tips on how to balance them all, both in our bodies and in our environment, so we are able to mitigate, if not eradicate, most of these diseases of modern times.
What are the elements of good character? The Values in Action (VIA) project identified 24 qualities such as creative, authentic, loving, forgiving, kind, persistent, prudent, and brave, calling them character strengths. Character strengths are elements of good character valued across time and around the world. If you are curious about your own strengths, join the 3 million people that have taken the free online survey at www.viacharacter.org. Character Strengths Matter: How to Live a Full Life brings the 24 character strengths to life with stories involving children, teenagers, adults, and elders and occurring in family life and business settings, in the present and in the distant past, in locations from China to the United States to the Middle East. Research shows that using character strengths in new ways for a week makes people happier up to six months later. This book includes many ideas for using your character strengths in new ways. Based on the unusual premise that a key way to build strength is to act 'as if' you have that strength already, this book includes short passages to read aloud to try on particular character strengths. This concept is well known to actors and elite athletes, but less well known to the rest of the world. Look inside the book to see whose words are used to embody hope, gratitude, leadership, creativity, kindness, love and all the rest. More than 30 authors contributed stories to this book, including George Vaillant, the 35-year director of Harvard's Study of Adult Development. Many leaders in the positive psychology field endorse the book, including the 'father of positive psychology' Dr. Martin E. P. Seligman. He writes: "My friend, Chris Peterson, would have loved this book. It brings to life with personal stories, practical recommendations, wisdom, and humor the dry scholarship that he (with an assist from me) did in Character Strengths and Virtues. Chris was very down-to-earth and I am sure he would have concurred in my enthusiastically recommending this book to everyone who works with character strengths in the real world." Martin E. P. Seligman, author of Authentic Happiness and Flourish Proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to a scholarship at the University of Pennsylvania in honor of the lead researcher of character strengths, the late Christopher Peterson. This scholarship supports the education of future practitioners of positive psychology. This is the third book in the Positive Psychology News series, joining Resilience: How to Navigate Life's Curves and Gratitude: How to Appreciate Life's Gifts. Bottom line, this book is bound to make you learn something new, be inspired about humanity and have a chance to play with character strengths. This book will make you happier.
It is sometimes said that humans are story-telling creatures. We love films and novels, enjoy reminiscing about the good times, report stories of our workday, entertain our children with tales, and occasionally gossip. Stories are how we make sense of the day, of the world and--ultimately-- of ourselves. Positive psychology expert Dr. Margarita Tarragona offers a crash course in how to use your daily stories as a springboard to enjoying more fulfilling relationships and being happier. Using clear language and practical tools, you will learn to be author of your life. Positive Identities is one title in the Positive Psychology Workbooks series. These workbooks introduce readers to a variety of solid science and useful tools for improving life, relationships, and overall mental health. Each workbook contains practical suggestions and offers readers opportunities to reflect and experiment with real world tools. A noted expert in his or her respective field writes each book in this series.
Author: Alex Vasquez
Publisher: International College of Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine
Release Date: 2016-03-23
"Textbook of Clinical Nutrition and Functional Medicine, Volume 1" (2016) replaces the previous Inflammation Mastery / Functional Inflammology, Volume 1 (2014). This work is the culmination of several thousand research publications combined with Dr Vasquez's years of clinical experience and teaching graduate/doctorate-level clinicians worldwide.
Author: Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
Release Date: 2011-02-08
The Future of Nursing explores how nurses' roles, responsibilities, and education should change significantly to meet the increased demand for care that will be created by health care reform and to advance improvements in America's increasingly complex health system. At more than 3 million in number, nurses make up the single largest segment of the health care work force. They also spend the greatest amount of time in delivering patient care as a profession. Nurses therefore have valuable insights and unique abilities to contribute as partners with other health care professionals in improving the quality and safety of care as envisioned in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted this year. Nurses should be fully engaged with other health professionals and assume leadership roles in redesigning care in the United States. To ensure its members are well-prepared, the profession should institute residency training for nurses, increase the percentage of nurses who attain a bachelor's degree to 80 percent by 2020, and double the number who pursue doctorates. Furthermore, regulatory and institutional obstacles -- including limits on nurses' scope of practice -- should be removed so that the health system can reap the full benefit of nurses' training, skills, and knowledge in patient care. In this book, the Institute of Medicine makes recommendations for an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing.
Author: Trudy Scott
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Release Date: 2011-06-02
It’s remarkable how much the foods we eat can impact our brain chemistry and emotions. What and when we eat can make the difference between feeling anxious and staying calm and in control. But most of us don’t realize how much our diets influence our moods, thoughts, and feelings until we make a change. InThe Antianxiety Food Solution, you’ll find four unique antianxiety diets designed to help you address nutritional deficiencies that may be at the root of your anxiety and enjoy the many foods that foster increased emotional balance. This helpful guide allows you to choose the best plan for you and incorporates effective anxiety-busting foods and nutrients. You’ll soon be on the path to freeing yourself from anxiety—and enjoying an improved overall mood, better sleep, fewer cravings, and optimal health—the natural way! The book also includes an easy-to-use index. In The Antianxiety Food Solution, you’ll discover: How to assess your diet for anxiety-causing and anxiety-calming foods and nutrients Foods and nutrients that balance your brain chemistry Which anxiety-triggering foods and drinks you may need to avoid Easy lifestyle changes that reduce anxiety and increase happiness