Food and Nutrients in Disease Management

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Food and nutrients are the original medicine and the shoulders on which modern medicine stands. But in recent decades, food and medicine have taken divergent paths and the natural healing properties of food have been diminished in the wake of modern technical progress. With contributions from highly regarded experts who work on the frontlines of disease management, Food and Nutrients in Disease Management effectively brings food back into the clinical arena and helps physicians put food and nutrients back on the prescription pad.

Under the editorial guidance of Dr. Ingrid Kohlstadt, physician nutrition specialist, this authoritative reference equips clinicians with the information they need to fully utilize nutritional medicine by enabling them to adjust medication dosage with diet, diagnose and correct nutrient deficiencies, and counsel patients on food selection. An emerging recommendation may soon be, "take 2 cups of kale, and call me in the morning."

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  1. Anchor your consulting practice in the latest science
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  5. Health care professionals in training can access 70 experts
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Ingrid Kohlstadt MD, MPH is a graduate of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Class of 1993, and is Faculty Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She earned her bachelor's degree in biochemistry at the University of Maryland and as a Rotary Club International Scholar at Universität Tübingen, Germany in 1989.

Board-certified in General Preventive Medicine and with a graduate degree in epidemiology, Dr. Kohlstadt became convinced that nutrition is powerful and underutilized in preventing disease. She therefore focused her career on nutrition through fellowships at Johns Hopkins and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as bariatric physician with the Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center, the Indian Health Service, and the Florida Orthopedic Institute. She has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, and a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine.

Dr. Kohlstadt maintains that clinical advances emerge at the interface between research and regulation, where she has worked as an inaugural U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner's Fellow, a local health officer, a congressional intern and a consulting physician with the United States Department of Agriculture.

Having practiced medicine on every continent including as station doctor in Antarctica, she is convinced that nutrition is much broader than health. "It is an expression of our inter-connectedness with the earth and future generations, with each other and those who have gone before us." -Ingrid Kohlstadt MD, MPH

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