FULL-COLOR PRINTING: This clinical monograph is now included in Chapter 4.2 of "Inflammation Mastery 4th Edition" (ISBN 0990620484) and "Textbook of Clinical Nutrition and Functional Medicine, Vol. 1" (ISBN 099062045X). About this book and series: This book-first in the series on microbiome and dysbiosis-contains the study notes, text, diagrams, explanations, and sample examination questions for the online continuing education course series "Human Microbiome and Dysbiosis in Clinical Disease" described at ICHNFM.ORG/cme. Reading of this book is necessary for successful completion of the continuing education activities; video access to this updated material along with exam access and certificate of continuing education must be purchased/accessed separately while access via hyperlinks and passwords to other previous/ancillary videos is provided in this book. About the series: This is an updated excerpt-focusing on dysbiosis-from Functional Inflammology-Volume 1: Introduction to Clinical Nutrition, Functional Medicine, and Integrative Pain Management, the culmination of data from several thousand research publications combined with Dr Vasquez's many years of clinical experience and teaching graduate-level students and doctorate-level clinicians worldwide. Using illustrations, flowcharts, acronyms, and detailed-yet-simplifying explanations, Dr Vasquez makes the learning process easier than ever for clinicians to grasp important concepts in integrative care and functional medicine and then to translate the basic science research, molecular biology, and clinical data into treatment plans that can be explained and used in "the real world" of clinical practice with patients. The associated video tutorials and recorded live conference presentations further help students and clinicians "get it" via Dr Vasquez's effective teaching style which embraces complexity while always emphasizing clinical applicability and psychosocial context. The Inflammation Mastery & Functional Inflammology series of books and videos translates important concepts and nutritional/biomedical science into easy and practical clinical applications for the prevention and treatment of disorders of sustained inflammation, which Dr Vasquez describes as "patterns of metabolic disturbance and inflammatory dysfunction" existing in three sequential and overlapping categories: 1) metabolic inflammation, 2) allergic inflammation, and 3) autoimmune inflammation. For more insights and clinical applications, please see the full version of Functional Inflammology: Volume 1.
About the Author
About the author and presenter-Dr Alex Vasquez: Dr Alex Vasquez holds three doctoral degrees as a graduate of University of Western States (Doctor of Chiropractic, 1996), Bastyr University (Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, 1999), and University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, 2010). Dr Vasquez is the author of many textbooks, including Integrative Orthopedics (2004, 2012), Integrative Rheumatology (2006, 2014), Musculoskeletal Pain: Expanded Clinical Strategies (published by the Institute for Functional Medicine, 2008), Chiropractic and Naturopathic Mastery of Common Clinical Disorders (2009), Integrative Medicine and Functional Medicine for Chronic Hypertension (2011), Migraine Headaches, Hypothyroidism, and Fibromyalgia (2012), and Mitochondrial Nutrition and Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress in Primary Care (2014), and the previous version of this current book, Dysbiosis in Human Disease, which is an excerpt from the 700-page textbook Functional Inflammology: Volume 1. "DrV" has also written more than 100 letters and articles for professional magazines and medical journals such as British Medical Journal (BMJ), TheLancet.com, Annals of Pharmacotherapy, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA), Nutritional Perspectives, Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (JMPT), Current Allergy and Asthma Reports, Integrative Medicine, and Arthritis & Rheumatism, the Official Journal of the American College of Rheumatology. Dr Vasquez lectures worldwide to healthcare professionals and provides expert consultations to physicians and patients internationally. The former Editor of Naturopathy Digest and a reviewer for Journal of Naturopathic Medicine and Autoimmune Diseases, Dr Vasquez is currently the Chief Editor of International Journal of Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine.(R) A description of Dr Vasquez's other projects, books, audios, and videos is updated at his website InflammationMastery.com with consultation information located at HealGrowThriveMedicine.com (InflammationMastery.com/consultations). All of DrV's books are available at Amazon.com, videos at Vimeo.com/DrVasquez, and lecture recordings at iTunes.