"Mitochondrial Nutrition & Mitochondrial Medicine for Primary Care Conditions" is now updated and expanded to 466 colorized pages as "Mitochondrial Nutrition and Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress in Primary Care, 2nd Edition"; this revision-published in full-color, with additional video access, and expanded and more detailed clinical protocols-translates important concepts and nutritional/biomedical science into easy and practical clinical applications for the prevention and treatment of disorders of sustained inflammation, which Dr Vasquez describes as "patterns of metabolic disturbance and inflammatory dysfunction" existing in three sequential and overlapping categories: 1) metabolic, 2) allergic, 3) autoimmune. This textbook introduces, reviews, substantiates the intellectual and empirical construct of a sufficiently/practically complete approach-organized as the "functional inflammology protocol"-to the prevention and treatment disorders of *sustained inflammation*, previously termed "chronic inflammation." This book includes access to video presentations which introduce the origin and components of the Functional Inflammology Protocol and FINDSEX(r) acronym. Post-publication updates to this information and important social and clinical contextualization are contained in the accompanying videos-hyperlinks and passwords are provided via websites and newsletters as described within the textbook. Dr Vasquez describes "the new mitochondrial medicine" in an insightful and paradigm-shifting editorial published in Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine (January 2014).
The vitamins are a chemically disparate group of compounds whose only common feature is that they are dietary essentials that are required in small amounts for the normal functioning of the body and maintenance of metabolic integrity. Metabolically they have diverse function, as coenzymes, hormones, antioxidants, mediators of cell signaling and regulators of cell and tissue growth and differentiation. This book explores the known biochemical functions of the vitamins, the extent to which we can explain the effects of deficiency or excess and the scientific basis for reference intakes for the prevention of deficiency and promotion of optimum health and well-being. It also highlights areas where our knowledge is lacking and further research is required. It provides a compact and authoritative reference volume of value to students and specialists alike in the field of nutritional biochemistry, and indeed all who are concerned with vitamin nutrition, deficiency and metabolism.
Whether you wish to lose weight, build muscle, reverse the aging process, eliminate chronic disease, get off medications, or just live longer and healthier, all objectives are leveraged by nutrition. Purists miss the point. Average people-that's you and me-just can't become vegan or vegetarian, live on a liquid diet of green goop, give up bread and go low carb, paleo, or survive on dish-fed portions as if we were in prison. I wanted to lose weight, but more than anything, I needed to feel better, healthier, and happier. Caregiver to my aging parents, I watched them spiral down day-to-day. I didn't want to go that way; just adding candles to the birthday cake is meaningless if you're too debilitated to do the things you love. So I built a nutrition plan, but not one item at a time following the whims of television doctors or the latest Facebook wisdom: last week it was pomegranates, now it's coconut oil, and tomorrow pork tartare. My studies while earning a Masters Degree in biochemistry and physiology taught me that the systems that grow, repair, and maintain cells, organs, and our bodies-the mechanisms that keep us young and slim-are too complex to be addressed piecemeal. That's when I had my AHA! and lived my plan: Nutritional Leverage, a natural eating plan, melded with practical lifestyle alternatives for people who enjoy vacation buffets, evening cocktails, and Sunday barbecues. In five months, I took off 50 lbs. (23 kg.) just by providing my body with what it needed to shed fat, repair itself, and regain vitality. The punch line: I started the week after my 62nd birthday. You can do it, too, and this book shows you how.
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