Complementary and Alternative Therapies and the Aging Population

Complementary and Alternative Therapies and the Aging Population : An Evidence-Based Approach

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The major objective of this book is to review in detail health problems occurring with significant frequency in aging adults which are proposed to be treated or ameliorated using nutriceuticals as foods and dietary supplements as well as other complementary and alternative therapies. Chapters primarily focusing on nutrients have been excluded to maintain a focus on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).

The book is divided into three general sections:

1. Nutriceuticals and Botanicals in Health Promotion - including Specific Nutriceuticals Used in Treating Aged; and General Nutraceutical Approaches to Therapy with emphasis on cancer. 2. Non-nutritional CAM Therapies - including Mind-mediated Therapies; and Physically Applied CAM Therapies 3. Non-dietary Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Use and Benefits to the Elderly in Health
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Product details

  • Hardback | 624 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 30.48mm | 929.86g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0123742285
  • 9780123742285

Table of contents

Ch 1-Botanical and Marine Oils for Treatment of Arthritis
Ch 2-Prolotherapy for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain
Ch 3-Soy and Cognition in the Aging Population
Ch 4-Valerian and Other CAM Botanicals in Treatment of Sleep Disturbances
Ch 5-Botanicals and Nutrition in the Treatment of Epilepsy
Ch 6-Ginkgo Bilboa Extract in Prevention of Age-Associated Diseases in Elderly Population
Ch 7-Policosanol to Manage Dyslipidemia in Older Adults
Ch 8-Health Promoting Benefits of Chamomile in the Elderly Population
Ch 9-Bamboo Extract in the Prevention of Diabetes and Breast Cancer
Ch 10-Cranberry and other Dietary Supplements for the Treatment of Urinary Tract Infections in Aging Women
Ch 11-Black Cohosh: Chemopreventive and Anticancer Potential
Ch 12-Integrating comprehensive and alternative medicine into stroke: Herbal Treatment of Ischemia
Ch 13-Socioeconomic Aspects of the use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Ch 14-Noni (Morinda citrifolia) Fruit as a Functional Food and Dietary Supplement for an Aging Population
Ch 15-Botanical Treatment for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Ch 16-Eggs and Health: Nutrient Sources and Supplement Carriers
Ch 17-Berries and Cancer
Ch 18-Flavanoids and cardiovascular health
Ch 19-Ibogaine and the Treatment of Opiate Addiction
Ch 20-The Potential of Caffeine for the Inhibition of Cognitive Decline in the Aged
Ch 21-5 or More Servings of Fruit and Vegetables Each Day for Better Health!
Ch 22-Medicinal Uses of Vinegar
Ch 23-Health-promoting effects of grape bioactive phytochemicals
Ch 24-Isoflavones Made Simple - Agonist Activity for the Beta-Type Estrogen Receptor May Mediate Their Health Benefits
Ch 25-Signal Therapy: Propolis and Pepper Extracts as Cancer Therapeutics
Ch 26-Health Benefits of Traditional Culinary and Medicinal Mediterannean Plants
Ch 27-Quercetin: A Potential Complementary and Alternative Cancer Therapy
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About Ronald Ross Watson

Ronald Ross Watson PhD is a professor of Health Promotion Sciences in the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. He was one of the founding members of this school serving the mountain west of the USA. He is a professor of Family and Community Medicine in the School of Medicine at the University of Arizona. He began his research in public health at the Harvard School of Public Health as a fellow in 1971 doing field work on vaccines in Saudi Arabia. He has done clinical studies in Colombia, Iran, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and USA which provides a broad international view of public health. He has served in the military reserve hospital for 17 years with extensive training in medical responses to disasters as the chief biochemistry officer of a general hospital, retiring at a Lt. Colonel. He published 450 papers, and presently directs or has directed several NIH funded biomedical grants relating to alcohol and disease particularly immune function and cardiovascular effects including studying complementary and alternative medicines. Professor Ronald Ross Watson was Director of a National Institutes of Health funded Alcohol Research Center for 5 years. The main goal of the Center was to understand the role of ethanol-induced immunosuppression on immune function and disease resistance in animals. He is an internationally recognized alcohol-researcher, nutritionist and immunologist. He also initiated and directed other NIH-associated work at The University of Arizona, College of Medicine. Dr. Watson has funding from companies and non-profit foundations to study bioactive foods' components in health promotion. Professor Watson attended the University of Idaho, but graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, with a degree in Chemistry in 1966. He completed his Ph.D. degree in 1971 in Biochemistry from Michigan State University. His postdoctoral schooling was completed at the Harvard School of Public Health in Nutrition and Microbiology, including a two-year postdoctoral research experience in immunology. Professor Watson is a distinguished member of several national and international nutrition, immunology, and cancer societies. Overall his career has involved studying many foods for their uses in health promotion. He has edited 120 biomedical reference books, particularly in health and 450 papers and chapters. His teaching and research in foods, nutrition and bacterial disease also prepare him to edit this book. He has 4 edited works on nutrition in aging. He has extensive experience working with natural products, alcohol, exercise, functional foods and dietary extracts for health benefits and safety issues, including getting 12 patents. Dr. Watson has done laboratory studies in mice on immune functions that decline with aging and the role of supplements in delaying this process as modified by alcohol and drugs of abuse.
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