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  • Hardcover: 820 pages
  • Publisher: institute of functional medicine (2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0977371301
  • ISBN-13: 978-0977371303
  • Product Dimensions: 25.7 x 20.1 x 4.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 784,386 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By G. G. Broughton on 19 Dec. 2008
Format: Hardcover
This publication is ground-breaking in it's importance and significance to modern scientific healthcare. A vital addition to any caring, clinicians' library. Both conventional medical practitioners and advanced clinicians of complementary medicine (of all specialities) would greatly expand their understanding of 'mechanisms of disease' causation and therapeutics. It is rigorous in its scientific application of natural methods of evaluating and treating chronic diseases, contains thousands of references; not a book for the faint hearted, but one to dive in, read, assimilate, understand and then apply. Well worth the money and the time it takes to understand,
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Meri on 31 Jan. 2013
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This book should be a compulsory reading for all health-care professionals, particularly medical doctors. The "philosophy" of the book is about joining forces and perspectives between different occupational groups around health-care.

Medicine should, at first, aim at maximizing the health benefits that can be accomplished by lifestyle choices: exercise, nutrition, mental well-being etc. This calls for the aforementioned collaboration between experts of different areas and free thinking with open-mindedness for rational critique. And only after that, the possible remaining need for help should be "completed" by pharmacological agents.

Today, sadly, it's the other way around.

I hope that some day, the term "Medicine" would include other, just as scientific forms of help - not just pharmacological or surgical.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Zoe Harrison on 6 Sept. 2013
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i have wanted this book for a while now but it was always so exspensive i got it when it was £40 cheaper than usual and i am very happy with it because it has lots of usefull imfprmation and is good value overall.
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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
Highly recommended 8 May 2008
By Froggy Fan - Published on
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As someone who works in alternative health, I can say that my company's staff finds this book indispensible. Our office copy is continually being passed from hand to hand as a resource and reference. It IS expensive, but for the value we get out of it, I'd pay the money again--in fact I'm going to, because I originally came to the page to order a second copy for the office and felt I needed to respond to the one poor review that was posted. It's not representative of the product--it's representative of the PUBLISHER, and if we were all to critique publishers, well, we'd be here a while, wouldn't we? Bottom line is that you get the value you pay for with this book.
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
I concur 21 Nov. 2010
By Amazon Customer - Published on
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This textbook is a wealth of information. The forms in the back are thorough and offer any nutrition practitioner some practical, usable tools for assessment purposes. The chapters are thorough and pull no punches - they look at the evidence and communicate it to the reader in a very logical way. There is no reliance on antiquated perspectives in health and nutrition, here. Some of the chapters are very detailed (mediators of inflammation, for instance) and, if you're like me, you'll need read this material SEVERAL times. I highly recommend this book and it should be referenced, often.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
The best book for understanding Functional Medicine 27 July 2013
By Professional Herbalist - Published on
Format: Hardcover
THE TEXTBOOK OF FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE is the authoritative and comprehensive text for practitioners, academic medicine faculty, students, and researchers. Extensively referenced, the book has been widely reviewed and praised, and has sold thousands of copies. Both experienced clinicians and those new to the field will find this textbook to be an essential addition to their medical libraries.

The updated Textbook of Functional Medicine (2010 update) has the following additional features:

1. A new Foreword by Mark Hyman, MD, current Chair of IFM's Board of Directors and a nationally recognized functional medicine physician and author
2. Two detailed new cases (ADHD and Psoriatic Arthritis) in Chapter 37
3. A new version of the Functional Medicine Matrix Model(tm) introduced and used in both the new cases
4. An expanded and improved Appendix that includes:
5. New questionnaires that will help you detect toxic exposures in patients (both adult and child)
6. Better charts to detect and track nutrient insufficiencies and deficiencies according to signs and symptoms
7. A complete 7-day meal plan with recipes to accompany the comprehensive elimination diet.

Those who have not yet read 21st Century Medicine: A New Model for Medical
Education and Practice will be delighted to learn that the entire white paper was appended to the end of TFM-2010. This paper provides a thorough look back at how the chronic-disease epidemic developed, and an exciting look forward at the systems-oriented, patient-centered approaches that will help us stop and then reverse this costly trend. The last two chapters of 21st Century Medicine directly address the challenge of clinical decision making in a context of uncertainty, and the importance of the therapeutic relationship between patient and clinician.

and its only 189.99 from [...]
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Excellent 31 Mar. 2013
By Rita Levy - Published on
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Vastly educational & interesting, I have to force myself to put it down. It explains symptoms, triggers, imbalances. It made me want to pursue Functional Medicine.
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