Table of Contents

FRONT COVER; A Practitioner's Handbook: Biochemical Imbalances in Disease; CONTENTS; Foreword; Chapter 1 The Healthcare Futurescape: How Did We Get Here and Where Are We Going?; Chapter 2 Gastro-Intestinal Imbalances; Chapter 3 Compromised Detoxification; Chapter 4 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid (PUFA) Imbalances; Chapter 5 The Metabolic Syndrome: Insulin Resistance, Dysglycaemia and Dyslipidaemia; Chapter 6 Compromised Thyroid and Adrenal Function; Chapter 7 Sex Hormone Imbalances; Chapter 8 Dysregulation of the Immune System: A Gastro-Centric Perspective. Research shows that biochemical imbalances caused by nutritional deficiencies are a contributory factor in chronic illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, auto-immune conditions and cancer. This handbook for practitioners explains how to identify and treat such biochemical imbalances in order to better understand and manage a patient's ill-health. The book examines a range of biochemical imbalances, including compromised adrenal or thyroid function, gastro-intestinal imbalances, immune system problems and sex hormone imbalances, and explains how and why such states occur. It pulls.