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Posted June 2015
Foundations of Naturopathic Nutrition
Foundations of Naturopathic Nutrition

A comprehensive guide to essential nutrients and nutritional bioactives
Fay Paxton

Published: 27 May 2015
RRP: $89.99
Extent: 624 pages

A systematic and extraordinarily comprehensive guide to the principles of clinical nutrition from a complementary health perspective.

Nutrition is a vital part of the complementary approach to health. This uniquely comprehensive and evidence-based text provides a detailed and systematic guide to the principles of clinical nutrition from a naturopathic perspective.

The text begins with an overview of basic physiological principles and the body's protective systems including the antioxidant, detoxification and immune systems. The focus then moves to an in-depth examination of food components, including essential nutrients, such as protein, lipids, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and trace elements, as well as nutritional bioactives, such as coenzyme Q10, alpha-lipoic acid, phytochemicals, digestive enzymes and probiotics. There is detailed information on how each food component is digested and metabolised in the body, guidance on its impact on health, including an explanation of the effects of inadequate and excessive intake. The types of supplements available together with dietary sources are also explored.

Discussions of important nutritional topics are featured, including water as therapy, obesity, anorexia nervosa, high-protein diets, hypoglycaemia, diabetes, phytosterols, gamma-tocopherol, vitamin E and mortality, vitamin C and cancer, infantile scurvy, acid-forming and alkaline-forming diets, hair analysis, sodium and blood pressure, and coenzyme Q10 and cancer. Summary boxes, case studies and quizzes will help readers consolidate their knowledge.

This is an essential reference for everyone studying nutrition from a complementary health perspective.

Fay Paxton PhD is a naturopath and nutritionist. She has taught nutrition at the Southern School of Natural Therapies for over twenty-five years and has worked as a consultant for manufacturers of dietary and herbal supplements.

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Posted July 2012
Clinical Naturopathic Medicine
Clinical Naturopathic Medicine

Leah Hechtman MSci Med (RHHG), BHSc (Naturopathy), ND, Lecturer, Herbal Medicine, Nutrition, Naturopathy (UG and PG) University of Western Sydney, President NHAA; Director, The Natural Health and Fertility Centre, Sydney

Clinical Naturopathic Medicine represents a foundation clinical text bringing together the traditional principles of naturopathic philosophy with the scientific rigour of evidence-based medicine.

The book covers all the body systems and related common health conditions with clear, accessible directions for treating the individual patient along naturopathic guidelines. Treatments covered include herbal medicine, nutritional medicine and lifestyle recommendations. All chapters are structured by system and then health condition, so readers are easily able to navigate the content. The text is designed for both naturopathic practitioners and students (undergraduate and postgraduate levels) and for medical and allied health professionals with an interest in integrative medicine. FEATURES

  • Discusses the historical perspective, current position and future directions for naturopathic medicine within the health care community.
  • The naturopathic treatments provide readers with a solid understanding of the major therapeutic modalities to use within naturopathic medicine.
  • Each system is reviewed from a naturopathic perspective and is then considered within mainstream medicine to correlate the divergencies and synergies of these treatment viewpoints.
  • Each condition is integrated into a concise discussion of treatment objectives and therapeutic considerations followed by case studies to translate and support recommendations.
  • Information is rigorously researched (over 7500 references) from both traditional texts and recent research papers.
  • Evolve ebook included. A code inside this text enables a full text download, so you can browse and search electronically, make notes and bookmarks in the electronic files and highlight material.

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Clinical Natural Medicine Handbook 

Editors: Chris D. Meletis, ND, Nieske Zabreskie, ND, and Robert Rountree, MD

Authoritative guidelines and protocols help you to apply nutrition, nutraceuticals, and botanicals to dozens of diseases and conditions.

Timely, authoritative and incredibly comprehensive, the Clinical Natural Medicine Handbook was designed to help practicing clinicians understand and apply the latest advances in integrative medicine. With a unique combination of guidelines, protocols, and practice-oriented literature review, it provides virtually everything you'll need to optimize your clinical use of nutrition, nutraceuticals, and botanicals.

Clinical Naturopathy – An evidence-based guide to practice

Jerome Sarris and Jon Wardle

This excellent new text details key treatment protocols and evidencebased complementary medicine interventions for use in naturopathic practice. Written by experienced practitioners, it presents naturopathic treatments (herbal, nutritional, dietary, lifestyle) for a range of medical conditions commonly encountered in modern practice.

Clinical Naturopathy begins with an introduction to case taking methodology and diagnostic techniques used by naturopaths then outlines treatment protocols and prescriptions for major health conditions within individual body systems. Separate sections on naturopathic treatment at various stages of the life cycle (paediatrics, pregnancy, aging), as well as complex health conditions (e.g. HIV, cancer, pain management) are a useful feature. Comprehensive appendices provide additional clinically important material, including reference levels for laboratory medical tests, nutrient food values, traditional Chinese medical diagnosis, and drug-CAM and chemotherapeutic and drug-CAM interaction tables.


  • Rigorously researched with over 4000 references.
  • Focuses on major medical conditions, and outlines naturopathic
    and integrative medical treatments.
  • Case study examples at the end of each chapter.
  • User-friendly clinical decision trees, tables, figures and case studies.
  • The most up-to-date guide to current naturopathic practice in


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ANTA Book Review - Integrated Iridology
Integrated Iridology

For those of you who have not had the pleasure of doing a course with Toni Miller, she is both an Australian icon and pioneer in bringing Iridology into the 20th century. Her newly released book “Integrated Iridology” is a beautifully laid out, precise and practical Iridology textbook.

The Integrated Iridology is available from Iris Tech on 02 43581234. Soft cover $250 (add approx. $100 for hard cover)

Toni Miller
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