Pain-Free Biochemistry

An Essential Guide for the Health Sciences

Author: Paul C. Engel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470722967

Category: Science

Page: 344

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"It’s not every day that one picks up a textbook that can claim to occupy a unique niche, given the multitude of scientific textbooks that are vying for a medical readership. However, with the recent publication of 'Pain-Free Biochemistry: An Essential Guide for the Health Sciences', which is specifically aimed at students of medicine and nursing, one could be left wondering just why nobody thought of this sooner.” –Irish Medical Times, September 14, 2010 If you are an undergraduate nursing or healthcare student about to embark on a short course in biochemistry and feel daunted by the prospect because you’ve done very little chemistry in the past, found it difficult or studied it so long ago you’ve forgotten it all, then this is the book for you. Equally, if clinical practice has brought you back to biochemistry just when you were hoping you could forget it all, this could be your lifeline! Having taught biochemistry to all sorts of students, from nurses to chemical engineers, for more than 30 years, Professor Paul Engel knows how to take the ‘pain’ out of your studies. For those who are a bit wobbly on molecules, bonds, ions, etc. this text also has just enough supporting chemistry slipped in where appropriate to help things make sense. Accessible, enjoyable to read and packed with a wealth of clinical examples from heart disease to cancer and blood clotting to antibiotics, this handy textbook will reveal how biochemistry is fundamental to clinical practice and everyday life. Drugs, diet, disease, DNA – it all comes down to biochemistry. Key Features: Easy to digest: ‘Bite sized’ topics lead you through essential biochemistry without going into intimidating detail. Doesn’t assume you’ve studied chemistry before: Focuses on key concepts and provides all the basic chemistry you might need. Colour coded: Specially designed so you can see, at a glance, which chapters focus on underpinning chemistry, which on basic biochemistry and which on clinical applications. Clinically relevant:Topical examples throughout the text show how getting to grips with biochemistry will help you succeed in healthcare practice. Reinforces your learning: Includes numerous self-test questions with answers throughout. Companion website includes: A complete set of figures from within the book. Extended MCQs with answers and further explanation where relevant.

Food Science and Technology

Author: Geoffrey Campbell-Platt

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118846249

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 576

View: 2182

Food Science and Technology, Second Edition is a comprehensive text and reference book designed to cover all the essential elements of food science and technology, including all core aspects of major food science and technology degree programs being taught worldwide. The book is supported by the International Union of Food Science and Technology and comprises 21 chapters, carefully written in a user-friendly style by 30 eminent industry experts, teachers, and researchers from across the world. All authors are recognized experts in their respective fields, and together represent some of the world’s leading universities and international food science and technology organizations. All chapters in this second edition have been fully revised and updated to include all-new examples and pedagogical features (including discussion questions, seminar tasks, web links, and glossary terms). The book is designed with more color to help enhance the content on each page and includes more photos and illustrations to bring the topics to life. Coverage of all the core modules of food science and technology degree programs internationally Crucial information for professionals in the food industry worldwide Chapters written by subject experts, all of whom are internationally respected in their fields A must-have textbook for libraries in universities, food science and technology research institutes, and food companies globally Additional interactive resources on the book's companion website, including multiple choice questions, web links, further reading, and exercises Food Science and Technology, 2nd Edition is an indispensable guide for food science and technology degree programs at the undergraduate and postgraduate level and for university libraries and food research facilities.

Ever Seen a Fat Fox?

Human Obesity Explored

Author: Mike Gibney

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910820087

Category:

Page: 250

View: 7907

Ever seen a fat fox? Didn't think so. Why is it that only humans - or animals in the care of humans - develop obesity? In this book, Professor Mike Gibney delves into the history of the human relationship with food. He traces the evolution of our modern diet and looks to science to offer solutions to the phenomenon of human obesity. He calls on governments to cease the single-issue ad-hoc approach and demands a massive governmental long-term investment in weight management.

The Biochemical Basis of Neuropharmacology

Author: Jack R. Cooper,Floyd E. Bloom,Robert H. Roth

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195140088

Category: Medical

Page: 405

View: 5116

Aside from a general updating of material, this text re-writes the chapter on memory and learning to emphasize the idea that the genes that are involved in behaviour are not immutable but their expression can be modified by transcription factors.

Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry

Author: David L. Nelson,Albert L. Lehninger,Michael M. Cox

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 071677108X

Category: Science

Page: 1158

View: 5078

Authors Dave Nelson and Mike Cox combine the best of the laboratory and best of the classroom, introducing exciting new developments while communicating basic principles of biochemistry.

Nutrient Power

Heal Your Biochemistry and Heal Your Brain

Author: William J. Walsh

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1628739878

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

View: 1112

Psychiatry has made great advances in the past fifty years but needs a new direction. Today's emphasis on psychiatric drugs will not stand the test of time. Recent advances in epigenetics and the molecular biology of the brain have provided a roadmap for the development of effective, natural, drug-free therapies that do not produce serious side effects. Psychiatric medications have served society well over the last fifty years, but the need for drug therapies will fade away as science advances. Nutrient Power presents a science-based nutrient therapy system that can help millions of people diagnosed with mental disorders. This approach recognizes that nutrient imbalances can alter brain levels of key neurotransmitters, disrupt gene expression of proteins and enzymes, and cripple the body's protection against environmental toxins. The author's database containing millions of chemical factors in blood, urine, and tissues has identified brain-changing nutrient imbalances in patients diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, behavior disorders, depression, schizophrenia, and Alzheimer's disease. This book describes individualized nutrient therapy treatments that have produced thousands of reports of recovery. Walsh's approach is more scientific than the trial-and-error use of psychiatric drugs and is aimed at a true normalization of the brain. Depression, schizophrenia, and ADHD are umbrella terms that encompass disorders with widely differing brain chemistries and symptoms. Nutrient Power describes nutrient therapies tailored to specific types. Other book highlights include the Walsh Theory of Schizophrenia, a new way to look at autism, a promising new treatment for Alzheimer's, and recommendations for reducing crime and violence.

Comprehensive Handbook of Iodine

Nutritional, Biochemical, Pathological and Therapeutic Aspects

Author: Victor R. Preedy,Gerard N. Burrow,Ronald Ross Watson

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780080920863

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1334

View: 7444

Over two billion people worldwide are at risk for the spectrum of disorders known as "The Iodine Deficiency Disorders." 1-10% will suffer cretinism; 5-30% will have some sort of brain damage or neurological impairment and 30-70% will be hypothyroid. The causes of iodine deficiencies can be considered from both simplistic and more complex perspectives: From the leaching of iodine from soil resulting in crops with low iodine content to malnutrition resulting in impaired iodine absorption. Poor dietary diversification and impoverished socio-economic development can also lead to iodine deficiencies. Although it is possible to diagnose and treat deficiencies, there is still an ongoing dialogue regarding the detailed molecular pathology of iodine homeostatis, how hypothyroidism impacts the body tissues, and efficient diagnosis and treatment of the Iodine Deficiency Disorders. This Handbook provides a resource of information on the various pathways and processes based on different countries or diseases. Because there is a constant flow of new information on iodine and related disorders, the goal of this Handbook is to provide a base of scientific information upon which additional knowledge can be applied. Provides important information on one of the most common micro-nutrient deficiencies in the world, the most important "single nutrient-multiple consequences" paradigm today Includes information on iodine-related diseases, including those that are common, preventable and treatable Provides insight from a broad perspective of viewpoints -- from subcellular transports to economic impact

The Peace of Mind Prescription

An Authoritative Guide to Finding the Most Effective Treatment for Anxiety and Depression

Author: Dennis Charney,Charles Nemeroff

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547347073

Category: Medical

Page: 272

View: 6174

The Ultimate Guide to Identifying, Treating, and Overcoming Depression and Anxiety Two world-renowned psychiatrists have created a comprehensive and empowering guide to the science and treatment of anxiety and depression. At the heart of their message is the idea that treatment can and must be tailored to the individual and that armed with the right information, patients can get the support they need from their health-care providers. Practical and authoritative, The Peace of Mind Prescription has been unanimously praised as a valuable resource that offers hope to millions of sufferers. Dennis S. Charney, M.D., is the Dean of Research and the Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Professor in the departments of psychiatry, neuroscience, and pharmacology and biochemistry at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Charles B. Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D., is the Reunette W. Harris Professor and chairman of the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Emory University's School of Medicine.

Smart Mom's Guide to Essential Oils

Natural Solutions for a Healthy Family, Toxin-Free Home and Happier You

Author: Mariza Snyder

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 1612436609

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 208

View: 5418

Offers over 50 of the most useful essential oil recipes for tackling every mom's daily needs As a mother, you are always looking for ways to make your family safer, happier and healthier. This book shows how essential oils can help you achieve all those things. And you’ll save money! An easy-to-use handbook for creating natural solutions, green cleaners, and toxin-free personal care items, the Smart Mom’s Guide to Essential Oils provides pure and potent recipes, including: • Peppermint and Grapefruit energizing air diffusion • Fennel and Eucalyptus respiratory relief rub • Citrus-infused cleaning spray and scrub • Lavender and Melaleuca skin-soothing salve • Chamomile and Vetiver stress reliever • Spearmint-powered digestive aid Your family’s wellness starts with you. That’s why this helpful handbook also features a powerful regimen to reduce stress, increase energy and sustain your own personal vitality.

Rhythms of Recovery

Trauma, Nature, and the Body

Author: Leslie E. Korn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415807492

Category: Medical

Page: 314

View: 2689

Rhythm is one of the most important components of our survival and well-being. It governs the patterns of our sleep and respiration and is profoundly tied to our relationships with friends and family. But what happens when these rhythms are disrupted by traumatic events? Can balance be restored, and if so, how? What insights do eastern, natural, and modern western healing traditions have to offer, and how can practitioners put these lessons to use? Is it possible to do this in a way that's culturally sensitive, multidisciplinary, and grounded in research? Clients walk through the door with chronic physical and mental health problems as a result of traumatic events—how can clinicians make quick and skillful connection with their clients' needs and offer integrative mind/body methods they can rely upon? Rhythms of Recovery not only examines these questions, it also answers them, and provides clinicians with effective, time-tested tools for alleviating the destabilizing effects of traumatic events. For practitioners and students interested in integrating the insights of complementary/alternative medicine and 21st-century science, this deeply appealing book is an ideal guide. Rhythms of Recovery provides 10 continuing education units through the Massachusetts Mental Health Counselor Education Home study program (exam required): http://www.mamhca.org/lmhcs/home-study-program/

Relieving Pain in America:

A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Care, Education, and Research

Author: Committee on Advancing Pain Research, Care, and Education,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Institute of Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 030921484X

Category: Medical

Page: 382

View: 8099

Chronic pain costs the nation up to $635 billion each year in medical treatment and lost productivity. The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act required the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to enlist the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in examining pain as a public health problem. In this report, the IOM offers a blueprint for action in transforming prevention, care, education, and research, with the goal of providing relief for people with pain in America. To reach the vast multitude of people with various types of pain, the nation must adopt a population-level prevention and management strategy. The IOM recommends that HHS develop a comprehensive plan with specific goals, actions, and timeframes. Better data are needed to help shape efforts, especially on the groups of people currently underdiagnosed and undertreated, and the IOM encourages federal and state agencies and private organizations to accelerate the collection of data on pain incidence, prevalence, and treatments. Because pain varies from patient to patient, healthcare providers should increasingly aim at tailoring pain care to each person's experience, and self-management of pain should be promoted. In addition, because there are major gaps in knowledge about pain across health care and society alike, the IOM recommends that federal agencies and other stakeholders redesign education programs to bridge these gaps. Pain is a major driver for visits to physicians, a major reason for taking medications, a major cause of disability, and a key factor in quality of life and productivity. Given the burden of pain in human lives, dollars, and social consequences, relieving pain should be a national priority.

All about Fibromyalgia

Author: Daniel Jeffrey Wallace,Janice Brock Wallace

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195147537

Category: Medical

Page: 258

View: 5705

This book discusses various therapies and methods for coping with fibromyalgia, they give both patients and health professionals a fuller understanding and suggestions for working together in successfully combating it.

Exercises for Fibromyalgia

The Complete Exercise Guide for Managing and Lessening Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Author: William Smith

Publisher: Hatherleigh Press

ISBN: 1578265452

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 112

View: 1475

Minimize Pain, Maximize Results, and Take Back Your Life Fibromyalgia is a debilitating condition, yet medical opinions are divided as to its cause and how it should be treated. Is it a neurological or a physical ailment? Should you treat the muscles or the mind? The correct answer is to treat both. Improving overall fitness while reducing anxiety and stress is the key to reducing your fibromyalgia symptoms and improving your daily functioning. Exercises for Fibromyalgia is tailored to improve your fitness and energy levels without strain or stiffness. With a focus on exercises designed to relieve pain and improve sleep for fibromyalgia sufferers, you will find yourself feeling better each day, as your strength increases and your soreness decreases. Combined with effective techniques proven to relieve stress and improve your sleep habits, Exercises for Fibromyalgia makes sure your mind and body both benefit from a healthy lifestyle. Exercises for Fibromyalgia also includes: - An overview of living with fibromyalgia and the benefits of exercise - Clear, informative pictures of safe, effective exercises - Detailed instructions on how to perform each exercise - A complete exercise approach to reduce stress and improve fitness - A training log to track progress Having fibromyalgia doesn’t mean having to give up doing the things you love, or having to live with aches and pains for the rest of your life. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Practical Guide for Medical Teachers

Author: John Dent,Ronald M Harden,Dan Hunt

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702068934

Category: Medical

Page: 428

View: 4820

The Fifth Edition of the highly praised Practical Guide for Medical Teachers provides a bridge between the theoretical aspects of medical education and the delivery of enthusiastic and effective teaching in basic science and clinical medicine. Healthcare professionals are committed teachers and this book is an essential guide to help them maximise their performance. This highly regarded book recognises the importance of educational skills in the delivery of quality teaching in medicine. The contents offer valuable insights into all important aspects of medical education today. A leading educationalist from the USA joins the book’s editorial team. The continual emergence of new topics is recognised in this new edition with nine new chapters: The role of patients as teachers and assessors; Medical humanities; Decision-making; Alternative medicine; Global awareness; Education at a time of ubiquitous information; Programmative assessment; Student engagement; and Social accountability. An enlarged group of authors from more than 15 countries provides both an international perspective and a multi-professional approach to topics of interest to all healthcare teachers.

The Science and Practice of Manual Therapy

Author: Eyal Lederman

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0443074321

Category: Medical

Page: 317

View: 6584

"The text aims to assist practitioners and students of manual therapy to develop a deeper understanding of their patients' processes and how they may be affected by different MT techniques. It aims to help MT practitioners deliver a more effective and safer treatment and to be able to treat a broader range of conditions."--BOOK JACKET.

Principles and Applications of Ozone Therapy

A Practical Guideline for Physicians

Author: Frank Shallenberger, M.D.

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781456413354

Category: Medical

Page: 124

View: 499

The Principles and Applications of Ozone Therapy – A Practical Guideline For Physicians is written by a practicing physician in the United States who has been using ozone therapy to treat patients or over 25 years. The book details how and why Dr. Shallenberger, an emergency room specialist, first became interested in ozone therapy. It then describes how his years of successful experience with it in a wide variety of medical conditions compelled him to discover how and why the therapy works so well. Ozone is a highly reactive form of oxygen. So he theorized that it works by enhancing the utilization of oxygen in the cells. In order to determine if he was on the right track, he developed a system which uses an FDA approved pulmonary gas analyzer to measure oxygen utilization. Then he began using that system in all of his patients. He discovered two unsuspected findings: • First, many people, even those who feel great, are in a state of decreased oxygen utilization. They have plenty of oxygen in their bodies, but they are not using it efficiently. • Second, ozone therapy tends to correct this condition. Based on these observations, Dr. Shallenberger then developed an entirely new paradigm for what causes disease and aging. He believes that the primary cause is decreased oxygen utilization. He presents biochemical and physiological evidence for this assertion. And then also presents evidence for how and why ozone therapy improve oxygen utilization, and in so doing, is instrumental in the treatment of many otherwise incurable medical conditions. The list includes cardiovascular diseases, chronic infections such as herpes and hepatitis C, macular degeneration, dental infections, chronic pain syndromes, degenerative joint conditions, and autoimmune diseases.Dr. Shallenberger shares his experiences with treating these diseases, and offers specific ozone therapy protocols which he has found to be effective. Dr. Shallenberger does not look at ozone therapy as a “magic bullet”. Instead he describes how it can be integrated with conventional approaches to yield better results.Dr. Shallenberger has been practicing primary care medicine since 1974. He is the Medical Director of The Nevada Center for Alternative and Anti-Aging Medicine, in Carson City, Nevada, and is considered the leading expert in ozone therapy in the United States. In 1991 he began training physicians in America and around the world in the various applications that he found ozone therapy to be so useful in. He has been teaching this course ever since.In 1995, Dr. Shallenberger developed a technique for pain management and joint reconstruction using a combination of ozone therapy and homeopathic therapy which he called Prolozone®. Now, hundreds of physicians from around the world are using this protocol to help their patients who suffer from chronic pain and degenerative joint disease.In 2010, Dr. Shallenberger was one of the original signers to The Madrid Declaration on Ozonotherapy. The Madrid Declaration was the first document to establish international scientific standards for ozone therapy. Later in 2010, he waselected to become a board member of the International Scientific Committee on Ozone Therapy.In December of 2010, Dr. Shallenberger established the American Academy of Ozonotherapy, and now serves as its first president. Dr. Shallenberger is the author of two popular lay medical books, The Type 2 Diabetes Breakthrough and Bursting With Energy, both of which feature ozone therapy. He has authored several scientific peer reviewed papers on ozone therapy, and is also editor of the Real Cures Newsletter. According to Dr. Shallenberger, "My medical experience leads me to believe that every practitioner needs to be familiar with these concepts and techniques in order to give their patients the best possible chance for success. That's why I wrote this book."

Library Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

View: 3329

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

The Definitive Guide to Cancer

An Integrative Approach to Prevention, Treatment, and Healing

Author: Karolyn A. Gazella,Lise N. Alschuler

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 1587613581

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 464

View: 7345

"A comprehensive cancer guide offering an integrative approach that embraces both alternative and conventional therapies for cancer prevention, treatment, and healing"--Provided by publisher.

Skin Aging Handbook

An Integrated Approach to Biochemistry and Product Development

Author: Nava Dayan

Publisher: William Andrew

ISBN: 0815519796

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 400

View: 8414

Anti-aging products are undergoing exceptional growth in the cosmetics industry far beyond that of general cosmetics. This book is the only available text that assembles the key pieces developers need to produce new breakthroughs for a growing market that demands quicker and more effective results. It also focuses much needed attention on the biochemical and clinical differences between Caucasian and other skin types. Beginning with detailed descriptions of the forces driving the anti-aging market, this unique book provides readers with all the tools necessary to further research, develop, market, and sell novel products. Recent discoveries on the molecular level and novel methods of skin aging assessment are detailed as well as the state of the rapidly changing global regulatory environment. The formulation approaches of major cosmetics companies are presented as are their techniques for measuring skin aging in vitro and in vivo, both on the molecular and clinical levels. • Provides philosophical perspective on the growth of the anti-aging market • Covers skin types beyond Caucasian • Provides key pieces for developing and selling new breakthrough products • Includes technology from major cosmetic companies such as Chanel, Avon, Estee lauder and others

12 Essential Minerals for Cellular Health

An Introduction to Cell Salts

Author: David Card

Publisher: Hohm Press

ISBN: 9781935826392

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 88

View: 8403

Cell salts (tissue salts) exist in every human body. They are the inorganic biochemical elements found in the blood and tissues. They are the builders and the catalysts for many essential processes, including assimilation and detoxification. This book presents a short, simple and readily-accessible summary of the Internal and External Therapeutic Uses of the 12 Essential Cell Salts. The therapeutic use of cell salts has been extremely popular in Europe (especially in Germany) for decades. Today, homeopathic practitioners and naturopathic doctors in the United States and other countries are reviving the use of cell salts in successfully treating a spectrum of disease conditions. The word is out -- cell salts work! Most health food stores across the U.S. now carry these twelve cell salts, often in special displays.