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Posted Sep 28 2008 1:29pm

[ MedicineWorks ] has recently announced the publication of a new textbook, ‘Herb, Nutrient, and Drug Interactions: Clinical Implications and Therapeutic Strategies’

The book is co-authored by Mitchell B. Stargrove, ND, LAc, a Naturopathic Physician.  Dr. Stargrove practices at [ A WellSpring of Natural Health ] in Beaverton, Oregon, and is an active member of Safe Harbor’s [ Integrative Psychiatry Group ].

Presenting detailed, evidence-based coverage of the most commonly encountered therapeutic agents in modern clinical practice, Herb, Nutrient, and Drug Interactions: Clinical Implications and Therapeutic Strategies is your invaluable guide for safe and effective integration of herbal, nutrient, and drug therapies for your patients or clients. Combining pharmaceuticals with herbs or nutrients may complement or interfere with a drug’s therapeutic action or may increase adverse effects. Furthermore, drug-induced depletion of essential nutrients can occur. It is critical that you know how herbs and nutritional agents might affect your treatment plan and your patient’s health.

January 2008
932 pages (8.5 x 11, two column)
ISBN-13: 978-0-323-02964-3
ISBN-10: 0-323-02964-7

Key Features
  • Seventy comprehensive monographs of herb-drug and nutrient-drug interactions cover the most commonly used herbs and nutrients in health-related practice and help you coordinate safe, reliable therapy.
  • Each herb and nutrient monograph features summary tables and concise, practical suggestions that provide quick and easy reference and complement the systematic review and in-depth analysis.
  • References included on the bound-in CD provide high-quality, evidence-based support.
  • An innovative evaluation system and unique icons differentiate interactions, qualify evidence, and assess clinical significance.
  • Up-to-date information keeps you current with the latest developments in pharmacology, nutrition, phytotherapy, biochemistry, genomics, oncology, hematology, naturopathic medicine, Chinese medicine, and other fields.
  • A diverse team of experienced clinicians lends valuable, trans-disciplinary insight.
Recommended by Leading Educators and Practitioners
“Thorough, accurate, evidence-based information that all practitioners need if they or their patients use herbs or dietary supplements. Highly recommended.”
Wayne Jonas, MD
Former Head of National Center for Complementary and
Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health
President and Chief Executive Officer
Samueli Institute, Alexandria, Virginia

“The most comprehensive and substantiated resource I have seen on drug/herb/nutrient interactions. I was especially impressed by Dr. Stargrove and his interdisciplinary team’s ranking of the quality of the available evidence as well as their careful consideration of beneficial interactions, not just adverse effects. Required for every clinician serious about integrative medicine.”
Joseph E. Pizzorno, Jr., ND
Co-founder, President Emeritus, Bastyr University, Kenmore, Washington
Editor, Integrative Medicine: A Clinicians Journal

“The pharmaceutically based complementary and alternative medical therapies of botanical medicines, dietary supplements, and homeopathic medicines are loosely regulated by the FDA. While most these substances appear to be safe there is also no question that particularly for botanical medicines and dietary supplements there are likely to be interactions with conventional medications that will have physiological effects that can alter the trajectory of therapeutic interventions. The Dietary Supplements Health Education Act (DSHEA) of 1994 - primary regulatory oversight for dietary supplements and herbs - does not provide information on potential interactions. Healthcare practitioners from a diverse background need the information which is available in this book. It also provides information on a variety of types of interactions in addition to the more well-known adverse interactions. It is also important to understand how conventional medications affect the physiology of the body to individualize recommendations for supplements (e.g. Coenzyme Q10 depletion secondary to statin medication). It has been well documented that many patients often do not share with their practitioners all of the medicinal products they may be using. It behooves all practitioners to not only ask patients what they are taking, but also understand potential interactions and deficiencies that might occur and make recommendations. This book, by acknowledged experts in the field of integrative medicine, offers evidence-based advise for clinicians of all types. I whole-heartedly recommend this book for its thoughtful, balanced and well-referenced presentation integrating scientific evidence with practical clinical experience. “
David Riley, MD
Editor in Chief - EXPLORE - The Journal of Science and Healing
Clinical Associate Professor - University of New Mexico School of Medicine

“…. I enthusiastically welcome this book, a collaboration written by experienced clinicians within the fields of conventional, integrative and natural medicine for health professionals who wish to effectively counsel their patients on the safe and beneficial use of dietary supplements. As the title suggests, this book addresses herb-drug interactions, nutrient-drug interactions, and drug-induced nutrient depletions in a clinically oriented, and integrated manner. The authors demonstrate an appropriate balance between recommendation and risk based upon the overall strength of the scientific evidence and their own clinical experience. The text is well referenced, balanced and objective and the use of icons and summary tables allows the clinician to quickly identify areas of potential risk, as well as potential benefit. This book is a major contribution to the field of integrative medicine and an invaluable resource to practitioner and researcher alike.”
from the Foreward, by
Tieraona Low Dog, MD
Director of Education, Program in Integrative Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Chair, United States Pharmacopeia Dietary Supplements Information Expert Panel

Section I: Interactions Probability, Significance and Source Strength Guides
    Aloe (Aloe vera)
    Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus)
    Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus)
    Black Cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa)
    Cayenne (Capsicum)
    Dang Gui (Angelica sinensis)
    Devil’s Claw (Harpagophytum procumbens)
    Echinacea (Echinacea spp.)
    Eleuthero (Eleutherococcus senticosus)
    Ephedra (Ephedra sinica)
    Feverfew (Tanacetum parth.)
    Garlic (Allium sativum)
    Ginger (Zingiber off.)
    Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)
    Ginseng, Chinese/Korean (Panax ginseng)
    Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica)
    Green Tea (Camellia sinensis)
    Hawthorn (Crataegus)
    Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum)
    Kava Kava (Piper methysticum)
    Licorice Root (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
    Milk Thistle Seed (Silybum marianum)
    Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)
    Reishi Mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum)
    Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens)
    St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum)
    Turmeric/Curcumin (Curcuma longa)
    Valerian (Valeriana off.)
    Vitex/Chaste (Vitex agnus-castus)
Section II: Nutrients Interacting with Drugs and Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletions
  1. Vitamins
      Folic Acid
      Vitamin A / Retinol
      Vitamin B1 / Thiamine
      Vitamin B2 / Riboflavin
      Vitamin B3 / Niacin/Niacinamide
      Vitamin B6
      Vitamin B12
      Vitamin C / Ascorbic Acid
      Vitamin D / Calciferol
      Vitamin E
      Vitamin K
  2. Minerals
  3. Amino Acids
  4. Nutriceuticals and Physiologics
      5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan)
      Alpha Lipoic Acid
      Chondroitin Sulfate
      Coenzyme Q10
      DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone)
      Glucosamine sulfate
      Omega 3 Fatty Acids (including Fish Oils: DHA and EPA)
      PABA (Para-aminobenzoic Acid)
      Probiotic Intestinal Flora and Prebiotics
      S-adenosyl Methionine (SAMe)
Section III: Cross Indexes
  1. Drugs by Trade Names
  2. Drugs by Generic Names
  3. Drugs by Drug Classes
  4. Index

Available through [ MedicineWorks]

Learn more about Dr. Stargrove by visiting [ A WellSpring of Natural Health ].

Find out more about naturopathic medicine at the[ American Association of Naturopathic Physicians ].

If you are a professional, and have an interest in integrative psychiatry, you may want to consider joining Safe Harbor’s [ Integrative Psychiatry Group ].

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