Winston & Kuhn's Herbal Therapy and Supplements

A Scientific and Traditional Approach

Author: Merrily A. Kuhn,David Winston

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1451161034

Category: Medical

Page: 592

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The Second Edition of this pocket guide presents the essentials of herbal therapy and nutritional supplements, combining the traditional and scientific worlds. Dr. Kuhn has a PhD in physiology and is author of two pharmacology textbooks; Mr. Winston is a traditional herbalist in practice with a native American heritage. The book covers 115 herbs that are commonly available in the United States and Canada and 15 nutritional supplements. Coverage of each herb includes traditional and current uses, dangers and toxicities, and a bibliography. This edition includes 15 new herbs.
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Alchemy of Herbs

Author: Rosalee de la Forêt

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1401950078

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 384

View: 4157

Did you know there’s a powerful herbal medicine chest in your kitchen? Imagine being prepared for that next cold, scrape, headache, digestive issue, stressful day, or sleepless night with simple ingredients from your cupboard. Instead of pills, reach for: Cinnamon Tea to soothe your throat . . . Garlic Hummus to support your immune system . . . Ginger Lemon Tea for cold and flu symptoms . . . Cayenne Salve to relieve sore muscles . . . Cardamom Chocolate Mousse Cake for heart health . . . A glass of Spiced Cold Brew Coffee as a powerful antioxidant . . . Alchemy of Herbs will show you how to transform common ingredients into foods and remedies that heal. What were once everyday flavorings will become your personal kitchen apothecary. While using herbs can often seem complicated or costly, this book offers a way to learn that’s as simple and inexpensive as cooking dinner. With the guidance of herbalist Rosalee de la Forêt, you’ll understand how to match the properties of each plant to your own unique needs, for a truly personalized approach to health for you and your family. In addition to offering dozens of inspiring recipes, Rosalee examines the history and modern-day use of 29 popular herbs, supporting their healing properties with both scientific studies and in-depth research into herbal energetics. Grow your knowledge of healing herbs and spices, and start using nature’s pharmacy to feed, heal, and nurture your whole family!
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Williams' Essentials of Nutrition and Diet Therapy

Author: Eleanor Schlenker,Joyce Ann Gilbert

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323294014

Category: Medical

Page: 640

View: 6463

From basic nutrition principles to the latest nutrition therapies for common diseases, Williams' Essentials of Nutrition & Diet Therapy, 11th Edition offers a solid foundation in the fundamental knowledge and skills you need to provide effective patient care. Authors Eleanor Schlenker and Joyce Gilbert address nutrition across the lifespan and within the community, with an emphasis on health promotion and the effects of culture and religion on nutrition. Evidence-based information, real-world case scenarios, colorful illustrations, boxes, and tables help you learn how to apply essential nutrition concepts and therapies in clinical practice. Key terms identified in the text and defined on the page help reinforce critical concepts. Case studies illustrate key concepts in authentic, "real-life" scenarios that reinforce learning and promote nutritional applications. Evidence-Based Practice boxes summarize current research findings. Diet-Medication Interactions boxes provide diet-warnings related to specific prescription drugs. Focus on Culture boxes introduce you to cultural competence and the special nutritional needs, health problems, and appropriate interventions applicable to different cultural, ethnic, racial and age groups. Health Promotion section devoted solely to health promotion and wellness stresses healthy lifestyle choices and prevention as the best "medicine." Focus on Food Safety boxes alert you to food safety issues related to a particular nutrient, age group, or medical condition. Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) boxes offer uses, contraindications, and advantages/disadvantages of common types of herbs and supplements and potential interactions with prescription or over-the-counter medications. Perspective in Practice boxes supply you with practice elements for nutrition education. Websites of Interest call-outs cite key websites with suggestions for further study and exploration of various nutrition topics at the end of each chapter. NEW! Clinical nutrition chapters cover the latest guidelines and medications. NEW! MyPlate replaces former Food Guide Pyramid. NEW! Dietary Guidelines for Americans reflect 2010 changes. UPDATED! Review questions emphasize critical thinking. NEW! Streamlined content provides the essentials of nutrition and diet therapy.
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Women's Herbs, Women's Health

Author: Christopher Hobbs,Kathi Keville

Publisher: Book Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781570671524

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 364

View: 1273

Women's Herbs, Women's Health is a sourcebook of knowledge about how a woman's body works, the major health issues faced by women, and which herbal remedies can be used as a preventive measure or treatment. Includes information on why herbal treatments result in the least amount of interference in the body's natural rhythm, have the deepest effects, and produces the least amount of side effects.
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Chaga

König der Heilpilze

Author: David Wolfe

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641139961

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

View: 5162

Das erste Buch über die sensationelle Heilkra des Chaga-Pilzes. Der bekannte Rohkost- und Heilnahrungsexperte David Wolfe präsentiert Heilpilze, die das Immunsystem stärken, Allergien beenden, die Krebsentwicklung aufhalten und Energie und Vitalität spenden. Er hebt insbesondere den Chaga-Pilz hervor, den „König der Heilpilze“, den die Menschen in Sibirien schon seit Jahrhunderten als Wundermittel kennen. Den natürlichen Chaga-Pilz gibt es als Extrakt oder Pulver, und er hält eine unübertroffene Menge an gesundheitsfördernden Wirkstoffen bereit – ein echtes Gesundheitselixier.
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Nutrition and Diet Therapy

Reviews & Rationales

Author: Mary Ann Hogan,Daryle Wane

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 359

View: 987

INTRODUCTION Welcome to the new Prentice Hall Reviews and Rationales Series! This 9-book series has been specifically designed to provide a clear and concentrated review of important nursing knowledge in the following content areas: Child Health Nursing Maternal-Newborn Nursing Mental Health Nursing Medical-Surgical Nursing Pathophysiology Pharmacology Nursing Fundamentals Nutrition and Diet Therapy Fluids, Electrolytes, & Acid-Base Balance The books in this series have been designed for use either by current nursing students as a study aid for nursing course work or NCLEX-RN licensing exam preparation, or by practicing nurses seeking a comprehensive yet concise review of a nursing specialty or subject area. This series is truly unique. One of its most special features is that it has been authored by a large team of nurse educators from across the United States and Canada to ensure that each chapter is written by a nurse expert in the content area under study. Prentice Hall Health representatives from across North America submitted names of nurse educators and/or clinicians who excel in their respective fields, and these authors were then invited to write a chapter in one or more books. The consulting editor for each book, who is also an expert in that specialty area, then reviewed all chapters submitted for comprehensiveness and accuracy. The series editor designed the overall series in collaboration with a core Prentice Hall team to take full advantage of Prentice Hall's cutting edge technology, and also reviewed the chapters in each book. All books in the series are identical in their overall design for your convenience (further details follow at the end of this section). As an added value, each book comes with a comprehensive support package, including free CD-ROM, free companion website access, and a Nursing Notes card for quick clinical reference. STUDY TIPS Use of this review book should help simplify your study. To make the most of your valuable study time, also follow these simple but important suggestions: Use a weekly calendar to schedule study sessions. Outline the timeframes for all of your activities (home, school, appointments, etc.) on a weekly calendar. Find the "holes" in your calendar—the times in which you can plan to study. Add study sessions to the calendar at times when you can expect to be mentally alert and follow it! Create the optimal study environment. Eliminate external sources of distraction, such as television, telephone, etc. Eliminate internal sources of distraction, such as hunger, thirst, or dwelling on items or problems that cannot be worked on at the moment. Take a break for 10 minutes or so after each hour of concentrated study both as a reward and an incentive to keep studying. Use pre-reading strategies to increase comprehension of chapter material. Skim the headings in the chapter (because they identify chapter content). Read the definitions of key terms, which will help you learn new words to comprehend chapter information. Review all graphic aids (figures, tables, boxes) because they are often used to explain important points in the chapter. Read the chapter thoroughly but at a reasonable speed. Comprehension and retention are actually enhanced by not reading too slowly. Do take the time to reread any section that is unclear to you. Summarize what you have learned. Use questions supplied with this book, CD-ROM, and companion website to test your recall of chapter content. Review again any sections that correspond to questions you answered incorrectly or incompletely. TEST TAKING STRATEGIES Use the following strategies to increase your success on multiple-choice nursing tests or examinations: Get sufficient sleep and have something to eat before taking a test. Take deep breaths during the test as needed. Remember, the brain requires oxygen and glucose as fuel. Avoid concentrated sweets before a test, however, to avoid rapid upward and then downward surges in blood glucose levels. Read each question carefully, identifying the stem, the four options, and any key words or phrases in either the stem or options. Key words in the stem such as "most important" indicate the need to set priorities, since more than one option is likely to contain a statement that is technically correct. Remember that the presence of absolute words such as "never" or "only" in an option is more likely to make that option incorrect. Determine who is the client in the question; often this is the person with the health problem, but it may also be a significant other, relative, friend, or another nurse. Decide whether the stem is a true response stem or a false response stem. With a true response stem, the correct answer will be a true statement, and vice-versa. Determine what the question is really asking, sometimes referred to as the issue of the question. Evaluate all answer options in relation to this issue, and not strictly to the "correctness" of the statement in each individual option. Eliminate options that are obviously incorrect, then go back and reread the stem. Evaluate the remaining options against the stem once more. If two answers seem similar and correct, try to decide whether one of them is more global or comprehensive. If the global option includes the alternative option within it, it is likely that the more global response is the correct answer. THE NCLEX-RN LICENSING EXAMINATION The NCLEX-RN licensing examination is a Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) that ranges in length from 75 to 265 individual (stand-alone) test items, depending on individual performance during the examination. Upon graduation from a nursing program, successful completion of this exam is the gateway to your professional nursing practice. The blueprint for the exam is reviewed and revised every three years by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing according to the results of a job analysis study of new graduate nurses (practicing within the first six months after graduation). Each question on the exam is coded to oneClient Need Categoryand one or moreIntegrated Concepts and Processes. Client Need Categories There are 4 categories of client needs, and each exam will contain a minimum and maximum percent of questions from each category. Each major category has subcategories within it. TheClient Needcategories according to the NCLEX-RN Test Plan effective April 2001 are as follows: Safe, Effective Care Environment Management of Care (7-13%) Safety and Infection Control (5-11 %) Health Promotion and Maintenance Growth and Development Throughout the Lifespan (7-13%) Prevention and Early Detection of Disease (5-11 %) Psychosocial Integrity Coping and Adaptation (5-11%) Psychosocial Adaptation (5-11%) Physiological Integrity Basic Care and Comfort (7-13%) Pharmacological and Parenteral Therapies (5-11%) Reduction of Risk Potential (12-18.%) Physiological Adaptation (12-18%) Integrated Concepts and Processes The integrated concepts and processes identified on the NCLEX-RN Test Plan effective April 2001, with condensed definitions, are as follows: Nursing Process: a scientific problem-solving approach used in nursing practice; consisting of assessment, analysis, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Caring: client-nurse interaction(s) characterized by mutual respect and trust and directed toward achieving desired client outcomes. Communication and Documentation: verbal and/or nonverbal interactions between nurse and others (client, family, health care team); a written or electronic recording of activities or events that occur during client care. Cultural Awareness: knowledge and sensitivity to the client's beliefs/values and how these might impact on the client's healthcare experience. Self-Care: assisting clients to meet their health care needs, which may include maintaining health or restoring function. Teaching/Learning: facilitating client's acquisition of knowledge, skills, and attitudes that lead to behavior change. More detailed information about this examination may be obtained by visiting the National Council of State Boards of Nursing website athttp://www.ncsbn.organd viewing theNCLEX-RN Examination Test Plan for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses. HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF THIS BOOK Chapter Organization Each chapter has the following elements to guide you during review and study: Chapter Objectives: describe what you will be able to know or do after learning the material covered in the chapter. OBJECTIVES: Review basic principles of growth and development. Describe major physical expectations for each developmental age group. Identify developmental milestones for various age groups. Discuss the reactions to illness and hospitalization for children at various stages of development. Review at a Glance: contains a glossary of key terms used in the chapter, with definitions provided up-front and available at your fingertips, to help you stay focused and make the best use of your study time. Pretest: this 10-question multiple choice test provides a sample overview of content covered in the chapter and helps you decide what areas need the most—or the least—review. Practice to Pass questions: these are open-ended questions that stimulate critical thinking and reinforce mastery of the chapter content. NCLEX Alerts: the NCLEX icon identifies information or concepts that are likely to be tested on the NCLEX licensing examination. Be sure to learn the information flagged by this type of icon. Case Study: found at the end of the chapter, it provides an opportunity for you to use your critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills to "put it all together;" it describes a true-to-life client case situation and asks you open-ended questions about how you would provide care for that client and/or family. Posttest: a 10-question multiple-choice test at the end of the chapter provides new questions that are representative of chapter content, and provide you with feedback about mastery of that content following review and study. All pretest and posttest questions contain rationales for the correct answer, and are coded according to the phase of the nursing process used and the NCLEX category of client need (called the Test Plan). The Test plan codes are PHYS (Physiological Integrity), PSYC (Psychosocial Integrity), SECE (Safe Effective Care Environment), and HPM (Health Promotion and Maintenance). CD-ROM For those who want to practice taking tests on a computer, the CD-ROM that accompanies the book contains the pretest and posttest questions found in all chapters of the book. In addition, it contains 10 NEW questions for each chapter to help you further evaluate your knowledge base and hone your test-taking skills. In several chapters, one of the questions will have embedded art to use in answering the question. Some of the newly developed NCLEX test items are also designed in this way, so these items will give you valuable practice with this type of question. Companion Website (CW) The companion website is a "virtual" reference for virtually all your needs! The CW contains the following: 50 NCLEX-style questions: 10 pretest, 10 posttest, 10 CD-ROM, and 20 additional new questions Definitions of key terms: the glossary is also stored on the companion website for ease of reference In Depth With NCLEX: features drawings or photos that are each accompanied by a one- to two-paragraph explanation. These are especially useful when describing something that is complex, technical (such as equipment), or difficult to mentally visualize. Suggested Answers to Practice to Pass and Case Study Questions: easily located on the website, these allow for timely feedback for those who answer chapter questions on the web. Nursing Notes Clinical Reference Card This laminated card provides a reference for frequently used facts and information related to the subject matter of the book. These are designed to be useful in the clinical setting, when quick and easy access to information is so important! ABOUT THE NUTRITION AND DIET THERAPY BOOK Most nurses have limited experience in the field of nutrition, while most nutritionists have limited experience in the field of nursing. This book attempts to merge the knowledge of these two distinct disciplines into one reference source that addresses management of client nutrition in the context of the nursing practice. Chapters in this book cover "need-to-know" information about nutritional science with direct application to the nursing process. This book provides a comprehensive overview of nutritional principles and delves into building block elements (macronutrients and micronutrients) and basics of nutritional biochemistry to provide the reader with a clear, concise explanation of nutritional principles. Individual chapters focus on developmental areas of nutrition across the lifespan, nutritional therapeutics, nutritional support and therapeutic diets, and nutritional supplements. The last chapter examines the nutritional management of clients who experience multisystem disorders. This book is intended for use as one resource in managing a client's nutritional status and should be used in conjunction with appropriate referrals and collaboration with registered dieticians to provide client care and determine specific nutritional outcomes.
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Homöopathie für Kinder

Erkrankungen bei Kindern naturgemäß behandeln ; ein Hausbuch für Eltern

Author: Dana Ullman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596176533

Category:

Page: 335

View: 8788

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The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine: L-R

Author: Jacqueline L. Longe

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: N.A

Category: Alternative medicine

Page: 2411

View: 9183

Presents a four-volume alphabetically-arranged medical reference set that examines a variety of supplemental therapies and herbal remedies along with treatments for certain conditions and diseases.
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Akupunktur bei Depressionen

das Krankheitsbild aus Sicht der Psychiatrie und TCM

Author: Rosa N. Schnyer,John J. B. Allen

Publisher: Elsevier,Urban&FischerVerlag

ISBN: 9783437577208

Category:

Page: 271

View: 8992

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Akupunktur pocket

Author: Katharina Kiesewalter,Boris Kiesewalter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783898622912

Category:

Page: 113

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The Psychoneuroimmunology of Chronic Disease

Exploring the Links Between Inflammation, Stress, and Illness

Author: Kathleen A. Kendall-Tackett

Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 263

View: 4558

Recent years have witnessed considerable growth in the field of psychoneuroimmunology (PNI), which describes how psychological factors, such as stress and depression, impact the neurological and immune systems. Research increasingly indicates that psychological states play a key role in the development and exacerbation of inflammatory diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimers, and autoimmune disorders. In this book, editor Kathleen Kendall-Tackett and an elite group of researchers explore the ways physical and psychological stressors such as poor sleep, PTSD, and depression, trigger the inflammatory response and increase the risk of disease. They approach this material from a variety of perspectives. Chapters in Part I describe the biological processes involved in inflammation, focusing on both the typical bodily response to threat as well as on the long-term deleterious effects of stress upon the immune system; while chapters in Part II examine the role of psychosocial stress in disease etiology. Throughout, chapter authors present evidence of connections between mind and body, and emphasize the need for improved communication between physicians and mental health care providers. This book will be a valuable resource for researchers as well as practitioners who hope to share the benefits of these findings with their clients.
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Fundamentals of Nursing

Author: Patricia Ann Potter,Anne Griffin Perry

Publisher: Mosby

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 1728

View: 1763

This textbook is designed for beginning students in all types of professional nursing programs. The comprehensive coverage provides fundamental nursing concepts, skills, and techniques of nursing practice and a firm foundation for more advanced areas of study. [It] provides a contemporary approach to nursing practice, discussing the entire scope of primary, acute, and restorative care. -Pref. to the Instructor.
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Taschenatlas Pharmakologie

Author: Lutz Hein,Heinz Lüllmann,Klaus Mohr

Publisher: Georg Thieme Verlag

ISBN: 3131516577

Category: Medical

Page: 416

View: 5994

Wirkt sofort! Dieser Taschenatlas hilft. Beschwerden der Verwirrung und Überforderung werden sofort gemildert und weichen dem Gefühl des Verstehens und Begreifens. Die Wirkstoffe Visualisierung und Kompaktheit sind in großen Mengen aktiv. - Über 170 brillante Infografiken illustrieren die Pharmakologie und erleichtern dir den Zugang zu pharmakologischen Sachverhalten. Die kompakten Lerneinheiten eignen sich als Ergänzung zu einem Lehrbuch, zum Vertiefen und Wiederholen. Alle relevanten Informationen zu Wirkstoffgruppen kannst du rasch und gut verständlich nachlesen. Das sinnvolle arzneimitteltherapeutische Vorgehen bei wichtigen Erkrankungen kompakt und auf dem aktuellen Stand. Arzneimittel-Konvertierungslisten helfen dir auf der Suche nach dem Wirkstoff- oder Handelsnamen. Dank Daumenregister und Farbleitsystem kannst du dich schnell orientieren. Du verstehst Zusammenhänge und schaust über den ein oder anderen Tellerrand.
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Sheehy's Manual of Emergency Care

Author: Lorene Newberry,Laura M. Criddle

Publisher: Mosby

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 971

View: 7802

The new 6th edition of Sheehy's trusted emergency care resource - now developed in conjunction with the Emergency Nurses Association - features complete coverage of the essentials emergency nurses need to know. Important discussions focus on basic and advanced life support, intravenous therapy, medical emergencies, trauma emergencies, and emergency care for special populations. Each condition commonly seen in the emergency setting is thoroughly addressed, from signs and symptoms, to diagnosis, treatment, developmental considerations, patient education, and more. New chapters and updated material make this resource a must-have for current practice. Complete, up-to-date, practical information is essential for both clinical practitioners and nursing students. Thorough discussions of each condition include signs and symptoms, diagnosis/diagnostic testing, treatment/interventions, age/developmental considerations, and patient/family education/discharge instructions. Compact, portable size makes it ideal for on-the-spot reference in any setting. Developed in conjunction with the Emergency Nurses Association, featuring expert contributions from respected emergency personnel. 13 new chapters cover: Communication in the Emergency Department Cultural Diversity Intrafacility and Interfacility Patient Transport Emergency Operations Preparedness Triage Patient Assessment Weapons of Mass Destruction Pain Management End of Life Issues for the Emergency Nurse Complementary and Alternative Therapies Airway Emergencies Elder Trauma Substance Abuse Emergencies Updated content includes decontamination and conscious sedation procedures. An updated list of website references now includes pertinent resources for emergency personnel. Consistent format makes it easy to quickly retrieve information in an emergency setting - each chapter discussion includes a list of conditions and procedures, brief introductory statements, discussion of each condition, key procedures, and references. Over 400 updated photos and illustrations clarify important concepts.
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Das große Buch der chinesischen Medizin

Die Medizin von Yin und Yang in Theorie und Praxis

Author: Ted J. Kaptchuk,Ingeborg Biller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783426875308

Category: Medicine, Chinese

Page: 455

View: 1051

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Hexensabbat

Entzifferung einer nächtlichen Geschichte

Author: Carlo Ginzburg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783803125064

Category:

Page: 459

View: 4491

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