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  • Genre:MEDICAL
  • SubGenre:Holistic Medicine
  • Language:English
  • Pages:294
  • eBook ISBN:9798350918908
  • Paperback ISBN:9798350918892

Transformative Health Strategies

Integrative Medicine and the COVID-19 Pandemic

by Lee Xenakis Blonder PhD

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Dr. Blonder provides historical context and offers insightful discussions on nutrition, personal genetic testing, brain health, centenarian research, longevity, and the COVID-19 pandemic. This nonfiction book covers important topics in integrative and alternative medicine, and is a valuable resource for readers who want to take charge of their health and gain new perspectives on these topics.
The book "Transformative Health Strategies: Integrative Medicine and the COVID-19 Pandemic" is an essential resource for staying up to date on current topics in integrative and alternative medicine. Its comprehensive coverage provides invaluable insight into the history and organization of fields like 'functional,' 'integrative,' and 'complementary and alternative' medicine. The first part of the book delves into crucial topics and practices related to health maintenance and personalized medicine. These include: • direct-to-consumer genetic testing • nutrigenomics • evidence-based medicine biases and pitfalls • vitamin, mineral, and botanical supplementation • longevity • nutrition and diet • brain health In Part Two, the author critically examines the following: • the COVID-19 pandemic • the Sars-COv-2 virus • COVID-19 vaccine safety and efficacy • authorized treatments and off-label and nutraceutical approaches used by community practitioners • integrative strategies for boosting immunity • excess mortality • informed consent • censorship of opposing views • medical freedom and the importance of individual research This book seeks to engage readers in solutions rooted in understanding the history and significance of unconventional approaches to health.
About the author
Dr. Lee Xenakis Blonder is a biomedical anthropologist who earned her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. After completing a post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Neurology at the University of Florida, she joined the faculty of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. With over 30 years of experience conducting research and teaching undergraduate, graduate, and medical students, she is passionate about health and wellness. Dr. Blonder brings a unique perspective to these issues as an anthropologist, educator, and patient. She developed an integrative and alternative medicine educational program and has published numerous articles and book chapters. She secured extramural grants from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Weil Foundation to fund her research and teaching. Now retired, she is writing and pursuing her interests in holistic health.