Principles and Practices of Naturopathic Clinical Nutrition
- Author: Jonathan Prousky & Abram Hoffer
- Published: 2008
- Publisher: CCNM Press
- Number of pages: 400
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This is at once a college textbook and a clinical reference, designed for students and practitioners of naturopathic, complementary, integrative, and conventional medicine. This is the first text to provide a full, systematic course of instruction in clinical nutrition from a naturopathic medical perspective that develops clinical reasoning skills in this field and promotes lifelong learning. This text can be readily adapted to other educational programs, such as chiropractic, nursing, and osteopathic programs, where clinical nutrition is an integral or adjunctive part of the curriculum.Not only naturopathic doctors but also allied healthcare professionals will find this book to be a practical clinical reference for evaluating patients from a clinical nutritional perspective and for providing reliable treatment information for medical conditions commonly seen in practice. It is fully illustrated with more than 1,000 up-to-date references, case studies, and review questions. This book promises to become the standard text and clinical reference in this growing field of study, both in naturopathic and in conventional medical colleges.
About the author:
Jonathan E. Prousky graduated from Bastyr University (Kenmore, WA) with a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine. He furthered his clinical training by completing a Family Practice Residency sponsored by the National College of Naturopathic Medicine. His pre-medical training was completed at the University of Toronto where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Physical and Health Education. Jonathan also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Health Sciences from Bastyr University. In 2008 he obtained a Master of Science degree in International Primary Health Care from the University of London.
Abram Hoffer (November 11, 1917 – May 27, 2009) was a Canadian biochemist, physician and psychiatrist who developed a theory that nutrition and vitamins may be effective treatments for schizophrenia. This general approach is not considered credible within the medical community. It includes the use of large doses of vitamins and is commonly called megavitamin therapy in general. Hoffer is also known for his "adrenochrome hypothesis" of schizoaffective disorders and protocols for remediation based on natural compounds such as vitamins, minerals and specific fats. Hoffer was also involved in the discovery that high dose niacin can be used to treat high cholesterol and other dyslipidemias