Handbook-Series

Clinical Handbooks

NFH Clinical Handbook Series

Nutritional Fundamentals for Health Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of its Clinical Handbook series of publications for 2020. Written by thought leaders in their areas of expertise, these Handbooks are intended to serve as handy reference tools for active practitioners seeking the latest evidence-based guidance on prevention and management of specific health issues. Described here are the first six volumes of our ongoing Handbook series. Practitioners interested in obtaining copies of individual Handbooks are asked to contact us with their request. Happy reading!

Clinical Management Of Womens’ Health

By Dr Tori Hudson, ND

Diagnosis, prevention and treatment of womens’ health issues exists as a high priority for health care professionals. This priority is shared by our team at Nutritional Fundamentals for Health where we offer a cluster of products aimed at providing natural medicine heath care to women. As such, this guide was designed to serve as a practical reference guide for practitioners interested in up to date contemporary approaches to treat and manage health concerns specific to serving women. Written by Dr Tori Hudson, a leading-naturopathic doctor globally in the womens’ health, readers can be assured that they are being provided the most comprehensive, informed recommendations available. It is our hope at NFH that this topic, along with the others in our ongoing Handbook series, will be well received by practitioners in natural medicine.

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MITOCHONDRIA: The Power to Energize Healing of Chronic, Degenerative Diseases and Aging

By Dr Neil McKinney, BSc, ND

Mitochondrial increasingly understood as being linked to several health conditions. Optimizing mitochondrial status is a goal shared by our team at Nutritional Fundamentals for Health where we offer a cluster of products aimed at optimization of biological systems aligned with mitochondrial function. As such, this Handbook was designed to serve as a practical reference guide for practitioners interested in the latest approaches to treat and manage health concerns specific to mitochondria. Written by Dr Neil McKinney, a world renowned naturopathic doctor in this domain, readers can be assured that they are being provided the most comprehensive, informed evidence-based perspective and clinical recommendations available. It is our hope at NFH that this topic, along with the others in our ongoing Handbook series, will be well received by practitioners in the natural health product arena.

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth: Clinical Presentation, Risk Factors, Diagnosis, and Treatment

By Dr Michael Traub, ND, DHANP, FABNO, and Dr Maxwell Hunter Crispo, ND

Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is a common disorder, yet poorly recognized even within the conventional gastroenterology community. There is growing awareness of SIBO in North America since the 2000, yet SIBO tends to recur after initial treatment and successful ongoing management requires an understanding of risk factors, appropriate testing, and treatment strategies. The purpose of this Handbook is to provide a current evidence-based review of SIBO, predisposing factors, diagnostic tests, and therapies to educate physicians in its clinical management. The intention is to present the totality of the published data available, with a consideration of relative merits and limitations of available studies. Interventions should always be individualized to each patient’s risk factors, history, goals, and current health status. Written by leading world authority in this field Dr Michael Traub, this Handbook is an important contribution to clinical management of SIBO.

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CHEMOTHERAPY-INDUCED PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY

By Dr Sarah Soles, MSc, ND
Edited by Dr Gurdev Parmar, ND, FABNO 

Several common chemotherapeutic drugs can accumulate to levels that are neurotoxic and result in the development of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN). The symptoms of CIPN include numbness, burning, tingling, reduced sensation, decreased strength and movement, and pain; and they occur in extremities including the fingers, hands, toes, and feet. It is estimated that 2 out of 3 patients who undergo neurotoxic chemotherapy develop CIPN, and of these, half maintain symptoms for at least 6 months after discontinuing treatment. Moderate to severe CIPN can result in a significantly decreased quality of life and negatively impact daily activities.

In addition, the development of CIPN can lead to the delay or discontinuation of treatment, as well as dose reduction, which may ultimately affect patient response and survival. For these reasons natural agents that prevent or treat CIPN are of considerable importance. Accordingly, practitioners should be aware that preliminary, and in some cases rather extensive research, does exist for using nutraceuticals for both the prevention and treatment of CIPN. Knowledge of this research allows doctors to make the best clinical decisions for each individual patient. The following handbook written by world leaders Drs Soles and Parmar reviews the current evidence for the use of natural agents or physical modalities to prevent or treat CIPN.

INFLAMMATION AND PAIN

By Dr David W Lescheid, BSc, PhD, ND

The inflammation process in its broader context is being increasingly recognized as having important links to several health conditions, and particularly pain. Understanding inflammation and identifying natural health products that address and control that process represents a priority for our science team at Nutritional Fundamentals for Health, where we offer a cluster of products aimed at optimizing this system. Accordingly, the present Handbook was designed to serve as a practical reference guide for practitioners interested in the latest approaches to treat and manage health concerns specific to inflammation and pain. Written by Dr David W Lescheid, a internationally leading naturopathic doctor in this arena, readers of this Handbook can be assured they are being provided the most comprehensive, informed clinical recommendations available. It is our hope at NFH that this topic, along with the others in our ongoing Handbook series, will be well received by health care practitioners within the natural health product area.

ANXIETY

By Dr Philip Rouchotas, MSc, ND, and Dr Heidi Fritz, MA, ND

A common comorbidity encountered in outpatient naturopathic practice is the presentation of a patient with complaints of depression, anxiety, and insomnia. These three common mental health concerns typically cluster together. Yet when faced with the task of compiling this clinical handbook, it simply seemed too much to tackle in one piece of work.  This Handbook focuses on anxiety, and with a hope for the opportunity to do the same for depression and insomnia in the future. There is tremendous overlap between natural product based prevention strategies employed in anxiety and depression, yet our focus for assimilation of human intervention trials will remain focused on anxiety. As such, discussion of existing pillars of integrative mental health management are addressed in this contribution. Likewise, although commonly used conventionally for anxiety management, discussion of SSRI, SNRI, TCA, and other antidepressant classes of medications will not be addressed. The focus of this Handbook is on clinical management of anxiety, and on how to co-manage and wean patients off of benzodiazepine medications. The Handbook is written by Drs Rouchotas and Fritz, both widely recongnized clinical experts in the arena of anxiety.

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