THINKING Outside the Pill Box: A consumer’s guide to integrative medicine and comprehensive wellness

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AuthorHouse, Aug 17, 2012 - Health & Fitness - 844 pages
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Mainstream medicine in America focuses on symptoms rather than causes of chronic illness and poor health. Medical education is influenced to a great extent by pharmaceutical companies and focuses our attention dangerously onto drug therapies. Conventional medicine practice has been failing miserably to control or treat the chronic disease entities afflicting our population in the modern era. Integrative medicine concepts and practice offer people much safer and often more effective options for achieving and maintaining health, as well as combating most forms of chronic disease. The keys include understanding what it really takes to promote human health in a broad sense and what the underlying causes of chronic disease truly are. Thinking Outside the Pill Box contains an explanation of how our medical system came to be so defective and ineffectual, a thorough look at the important factors influencing human health, and an in-depth discussion of many common underlying causes of chronic illness in the modern world. It is designed as a self-help book for both the reader and their future generations.
 

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Contents

Concepts and Practice
8
Chapter 1 Defi nitions
10
Chapter 2 Guiding Principles of Integrative Medicine
26
SECTION II Analyzing the Problem
46
Chapter 1 The Failings of Our Healthcare System
48
Chapter 2 Problems with Health Care Delivery
66
Chapter 3 Problems with Medical Education and Philosophy
82
Chapter 4 Problems With Medical Providers Habits And Attitudes
116
Chapter 14 When We Should Eat
358
Chapter 15 How Much We Should Eat
360
Chapter 16 Exercise
366
Chapter 17 Nourishing the Mind and Spirit
382
Chapter 18 Air and Breathing
400
Chapter 19 Sleep
414
Chapter 20 Summary of Section III
424
Section IV Addressing the Underlying Causes of Illness
432

Chapter 5 The Failings of Our Society
154
Chapter 6 Problems on an Individual Level
178
Section III Nourishing the Body and Mind
214
FatsLipids
218
Proteins
234
Sugar and Carbohydrates
242
Vitamins
256
Minerals
270
Chapter 8 Water
308
Chapter 9 Salt and Electrolytes
316
Chapter 10 What Food Is Not Supposed to Provide
326
Chapter 11 Devitalized Foods
334
Chapter 12 What We Are Supposed to Eat
338
Chapter 13 Super Foods
346
Chapter 1 Genetics and Epigenetics Congenital problems
434
Chapter 2 Nutritional Causes of Illness
446
Chapter 3 Hormonal Deficiency and Imbalance
466
Chapter 4 Environmental Toxicity
558
Chapter 5 Allergy and Autoimmunity
626
Chapter 6 Infection Immune Deficiency and Imbalance
672
Chapter 7 Intestinal Dysbiosis
712
Chapter 8 Structural and Anatomical Abnormalities
730
Chapter 9 Psychology Energetics and Spirituality
742
Chapter 10 Specific Medical Problems
750
Section V Summary
764
Closing remarks Epilogue
776
References
778
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