Herbs and Nutrients for Neurologic Disorders: Treatment Strategies for Alzheimers, Parkinsons, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Migraine, and Seizures
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A guide to herbal and holistic medicine for brain health and neurologic disorders
?Herbs and Nutrients for Neurologic Disorders represents the fruits of multifaceted learning and should be a boon to both physicians and other health care practitioners--and to patients, too. I am grateful for this book as a very accessible source of nutritional and herbal medicine treatment options for chronic neurological syndromes and diseases. Highly recommended.?, Peter V. Madill, M.D., board member of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback
Numerous medical journals have published studies supporting the use of herbs and nutrients in the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders. Yet in practice most neurologists rarely include them as part of their protocols. In this practical guide, Sidney Kurn, M.D., and Sheryl Shook, Ph.D., explain how to safely and easily incorporate herbs, antioxidants, and nutritional supplements into the standard conventional treatments for 6 common neurologic disorders: Alzheimer?s, Parkinson?s, multiple sclerosis, stroke, migraine, and seizures.
For each condition, the authors provide detailed strategies supported by scientific evidence and years of successful clinical practice. They examine the biochemical role of each recommended herb, nutrient, or antioxidant and discuss potential side effects, counter-indications, and proper dosages to reduce symptoms, slow disease progression, and--in the case of stroke, migraine, and seizures--lessen the chances of recurrence. The authors explore the nutrient deficiencies and physiological mechanisms, including inflammation, heavy metal toxicity, and mitochondrial dysfunction, that can cause oxidative injuries and initiate neurologic disorders. They reveal which common substances, such as aspartame and glutamate, can trigger these mechanisms at the cellular level and recommend specific herbs and antioxidants, such as turmeric, cannabinoids, resveratrol, and N-acetyl cysteine, to counteract their effects. They discuss the importance of sleep to overall well-being, especially for those suffering from neurologic disorders, and offer tips to help ensure a good night?s sleep.
Integrating neuroscience, biochemistry, herbalism, and decades of clinical experience, the authors lay the scientific foundation for a holistic, naturopathic approach to neurologic disorders and a way to enhance the quality of life for those suffering from these conditions.
Sidney J. Kurn, M.D., has been a practicing neurologist since 1979, adding acupuncture to his practice in 1994 and herbal medicine in 1996. Now semi-retired, Dr. Kurn is currently studying physics at UC Berkeley. Sheryl Shook, Ph.D., earned her doctorate in neuroscience from University of California, Davis. She has completed studies in herbal medicine and currently is a sleep science and anatomy and physiology professor.
Item Weight : 0.035 ounces
Hardcover : 256 pages
ISBN-13 : 978-1620555538
Product Dimensions : 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
Publisher : Healing Arts Press; 2nd Edition, New Edition of Integrated Medicine for Neurologic Disorders (June 18, 2016)
Language: : English
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