Nutrition Therapy

Publication Title: 
The Psychiatric Clinics of North America

A discussion of pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic management of mental disorders in the pregnant woman is presented, with the focus on alternative health approaches and nutrition awareness. The article explores some considerations of modifiable risk factors thought to play a role in epigenetic manifestations of infant and child illness. Several case examples show the potential for integrative medicine in patients of reproductive age.

Author(s): 
Brogan, Kelly
Publication Title: 
Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine

As commonly defined, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is a broad category that includes biologically based practices, mind-body medicine, manipulative and bodybased practices, and energy medicine as well as complete medical systems such as naturopathy, homeopathy, Ayurvedic medicine, and traditional Chinese medicine. Several CAM methodologies show promise for the treatment of chronic conditions such as depression and pain disorders or have demonstrated effects upon the immune response in experimental studies.

Author(s): 
Varker, Kimberly A.
Ansel, Adam
Aukerman, Glen
Carson, William E.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to develop a better understanding of which patients with chronic illness tend to respond to integrative medicine interventions, by identifying a set of characteristics or qualities that are associated with a positive outcome in a randomized clinical trial of an integrative medicine approach to asthma that incorporated journaling, yoga breathing instruction, and nutritional manipulation and supplementation.

Author(s): 
Kligler, Benjamin
McKee, Melissa Diane
Sackett, Esther
Levenson, Hanniel
Kenney, Jeanne
Karasz, Alison
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

OBJECTIVES: The study objectives were to identify types of complementary therapy that are most predictive of health outcomes, including functional status, physical health-related quality of life (HRQoL), and mental HRQoL among older adults. DESIGN: This was a prospective study. SETTINGS/LOCATION: The study comprised computer-assisted interviews conducted in participants' homes. SUBJECTS: Subjects included 1683 adults aged 55 and older who participated in the 2002 National Health Interview Survey and the 2003 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. INTERVENTION: None.

Author(s): 
Nguyen, Ha T.
Grzywacz, Joseph G.
Lang, Wei
Walkup, Michael
Arcury, Thomas A.
Publication Title: 
Complementary Therapies in Medicine

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of ethnicity as a predictor of the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) among patients with diabetes. DESIGN AND SETTINGS: A 16-item questionnaire investigating CAM use was distributed among patients attending the Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD) educational conferences during 2004-2006. Six TCOYD were held across the United States. Information of diabetes status and sociodemographic data was collected. CAM use was identified as pharmacologic (herbs and vitamins) and nonpharmacologic CAMs (e.g., prayer, yoga, and acupuncture).

Author(s): 
Villa-Caballero, Leonel
Morello, Candis M.
Chynoweth, Megan E.
Prieto-Rosinol, Ariadna
Polonsky, William H.
Palinkas, Lawrence A.
Edelman, Steven V.
Publication Title: 
Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine

As commonly defined, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is a broad category that includes biologically based practices, mind-body medicine, manipulative and bodybased practices, and energy medicine as well as complete medical systems such as naturopathy, homeopathy, Ayurvedic medicine, and traditional Chinese medicine. Several CAM methodologies show promise for the treatment of chronic conditions such as depression and pain disorders or have demonstrated effects upon the immune response in experimental studies.

Author(s): 
Varker, Kimberly A.
Ansel, Adam
Aukerman, Glen
Carson, William E.
Publication Title: 
Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention: A Publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, Cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology

Naturopathic physicians commonly make dietary and/or dietary supplement recommendations for breast cancer prevention. This placebo-controlled, parallel-arm, pilot study tested the effects of two naturopathic interventions over five menstrual cycles on sex steroid hormones and metabolic markers in 40 healthy premenopausal women.

Author(s): 
Greenlee, Heather
Atkinson, Charlotte
Stanczyk, Frank Z.
Lampe, Johanna W.
Publication Title: 
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America

Compromised nutrition leading to weight loss is a common and significant problem in the amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patient population. The benefit of aggressive and early nutritional therapy can profoundly influence the disease course, quality of life, and survival. This article reviews the role of nutrition, both as sustenance and treatment for patients who have ALS. Self-medication with dietary supplements has become increasingly popular within this patient population.

Author(s): 
Rosenfeld, Jeffrey
Ellis, Amy
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

OBJECTIVES: The study objectives were to identify types of complementary therapy that are most predictive of health outcomes, including functional status, physical health-related quality of life (HRQoL), and mental HRQoL among older adults. DESIGN: This was a prospective study. SETTINGS/LOCATION: The study comprised computer-assisted interviews conducted in participants' homes. SUBJECTS: Subjects included 1683 adults aged 55 and older who participated in the 2002 National Health Interview Survey and the 2003 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. INTERVENTION: None.

Author(s): 
Nguyen, Ha T.
Grzywacz, Joseph G.
Lang, Wei
Walkup, Michael
Arcury, Thomas A.
Publication Title: 
The Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society

This dual-site study sought to identify the appropriate role for traditional Chinese medicine (TCM; acupuncture and herbs) in conjunction with a validated psychosocial self-care (SC) intervention for treating chronic temporomandibular disorders (TMD)-associated pain. Participants with Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders-confirmed TMD (n = 168) entered a stepped-care protocol that began with a basic TMD class.

Author(s): 
Ritenbaugh, Cheryl
Hammerschlag, Richard
Dworkin, Samuel F.
Aickin, Mikel G.
Mist, Scott D.
Elder, Charles R.
Harris, Richard E.

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