Advances in Natural Medicines Nutraceuticals and Neurocognition

Author: Con Kerry Kenneth Stough
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439893608
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Great strides have been made in the field of natural medicine with respect to neurocognition. Once limited to the province of niche publications, these discoveries are now routinely explored in mainstream psychopharmacology, neuroscience, nutrition, and medical journals. Now presented in one convenient volume, Advances in Natural Medicines, Nutraceuticals and Neurocognition reflects the breadth and depth of recent advances in this area. The editors of this volume are affiliated with one of the leading research centers in this area. Bringing together the work of contributors from around the globe, this book examines: The application of cognitive batteries to capture small changes in cognition due to herbal and supplement administration Recent methodological developments related to cognitive aging Neurocognitive effects of isolated compounds, including N-acetylcysteine and lipoic acid The effect of supplementation with multivitamins on cognitive health The impact of agents that improve metabolic activity in the context of neurocognitive function The extent to which essential fatty acids, and in particular omega-3s, can improve cognitive function The application of Chinese medicine in the context of dementia—including herbal extracts, acupuncture, and other approaches Mechanistic and efficacy studies associated with chronic administration of the Indian herb Bacopa monnieri (BM) The efficacy of herbal abstracts in the treatment of anxiety disorders, depression, and insomnia The Chinese club moss alkaloid Huperzine A, its mechanisms of action, and its potential in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and related conditions With more than 50 percent of the population taking some sort of natural medicine supplement, the industry is worth tens of billions of dollars per year. This book assembles recent research to assist researchers in further studies on these ubiquitous supplements and their effect on intelligence, memory, cognition, and brain functioning.

Proceedings of 4th International Conference and Exhibition on Natural Products Medicinal Plants Marine Drugs 2018

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Publisher: ConferenceSeries
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June 11-12, 2018 Rome, Italy Key Topics : Natural Products, Development of Marine Drugs and Natural Products, Natural Products Chemistry, Natural Products Drug Discovery, Phytomedicine and Phytochemistry, Medicinal Natural Products, Natural Products as Anti-Cancer Drugs, Marine: The Ultimate Source of Bioactives and Drug Metabolites, Marine Biotechnology, New Sources and Approaches to Natural Products, Marine Natural Products Drug Discovery, Bioactive Natural Products, Bioactive Natural Products from Marine Bacteria, Marine Probiotics and Prebiotics, A Promising Future for Marine Drugs and Natural Products, Medicinal Chemistry & Drug Discovery, Anti-cancer agents in Medicinal Plants, Therapeutic Drugs and Personalized Medicines,

proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Reproductive Health and Medicine 2018

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Publisher: ConferenceSeries
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May 21-22,2018 Vienna, Austria Key Topics : Reproductive Health, Gynecology and obstetrics, Pregnancy, Women Health, Menopause, Reproductive Toxicology, Reproductive Medicine, Urologic and Gynecologic Disorders, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Women Reproductive Cancers, Reproductive Technology, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Lifestyle Factors and Reproductive Health, Maternal and Child Health, Abortions and women’s health, Family Planning, Women Health Nursing, Effects of Obesity on Women’s Health and Pregnancy:, Breast Cancer during Pregnancy, Reproductive Hazards for Female Workers,

Proceedings of 9th International Conference and Exhibition on Chinese Medicine Ayurveda Acupuncture 2018

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Publisher: ConferenceSeries
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March 12-13, 2018 Barcelona, Spain Key Topics : Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, The Ayurveda : Eight Components, Branches of Alternative Medicines, Chinese Herbology, Folk Medicine, Homeopathy, Unani Medicology, Tibetan Medication, Mongolian Medicine, Chinese Nutrition, Acupuncture and Naturotherapy, Oriental Medicine, Traditional Physical Therapy, Holistic Therapy: Body, Mind, Spirit & Soul., Korean Medicine, Traditional African Medicine,

Nutritional influences on human neurocognitive functioning

Author: Michael Smith
Publisher: Frontiers E-books
ISBN: 2889193365
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‘You are what you eat’. It’s a saying that we’ve all heard time and time again. The notion that good nutrition is essential for adequate growth and sound physical wellbeing is very well established. Further, in recent years, there has been an overwhelming increase in research dedicated to better understanding how nutritional factors influence cognition and behaviour. For example, several studies have suggested that higher foetal exposure to omega-3 fatty acids and B vitamins such as folate promotes neurodevelopment. B vitamins may also play a role in neurocognitive functioning in later life, with some suggestion that lower vitamin B levels are associated with increased risk of dementia (although randomised controlled trials investigating B vitamin supplementation as a cognitive enhancer in the elderly have provided inconclusive evidence as to the benefits of such therapy for dementia). In fact, the nutritional underpinnings of Alzheimer’s disease and other disorders of cognitive ageing is becoming a much researched topic. In addition, consumption of several other foods has been found to convey more acute cognitively enhancing effects. For example, ingestion of carbohydrates (e.g. glucose), caffeine, resveratrol and several ‘nutraceutical’ herbal extracts has been associated with short-term improvements in cognitive performance. Beyond specific micronutrients and macronutrients, the current literature seems to support anecdotal evidence that consumption of a balanced breakfast is crucial to various measures of school performance, including attention in the classroom. What is clear from this emerging literature is that the relationship between nutritional status and neurocognitive functioning at various stages of the lifespan is complex. An aim of this Research Topic is to bring together some recent empirical findings, reviews and commentaries of the literature to date and opinion pieces relating to future directions for this burgeoning field.

Molecular Basis of Nutrition and Aging

Author: Marco Malavolta
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128018275
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Molecular Basis of Nutrition and Aging: A Volume in the Molecular Nutrition Series focuses on the nutritional issues associated with aging and the important metabolic consequences of diet, nutrition, and health. The book is subdivided into four parts that reflect the impact of nutrition from a biomolecular level to individual health. In Part One, chapters explore the general aspects of aging, aging phenotypes, and relevant aspects of nutrition related to the elderly and healthy aging. Part Two includes molecular and cellular targets of nutrition in aging, with chapters exploring lipid peroxidation, inflammaging, anabolic and catabolic signaling, epigenetics, DNA damage and repair, redox homeostasis, and insulin sensitivity, among others. Part Three looks at system-level and organ targets of nutrition in aging, including a variety of tissues, systems, and diseases, such as immune function, the cardiovascular system, the brain and dementia, muscle, bone, lung, and many others. Finally, Part Four focuses on the health effects of specific dietary compounds and dietary interventions in aging, including vitamin D, retinol, curcumin, folate, iron, potassium, calcium, magnesium, zinc, copper, selenium, iodine, vitamin B, fish oil, vitamin E, resveratrol, polyphenols, vegetables, and fruit, as well as the current nutritional recommendations. Offers updated information and a perspectives on important future developments to different professionals involved in the basic and clinical research on all major nutritional aspects of aging Explores how nutritional factors are involved in the pathogenesis of aging across body systems Investigates the molecular and genetic basis of aging and cellular senescence through the lens of the rapidly evolving field of molecular nutrition

Nutraceuticals

Author: Ramesh C. Gupta
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128021659
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Nutraceuticals: Efficacy, Safety and Toxicity brings together all current knowledge regarding nutraceuticals and their potential toxic effects as written by the scientists at the forefront of their study. Users will find an introduction to nutraceuticals, herbal medicines, ayurvedic medicines, prebiotics, probiotics, and adaptogens, along with their use and specific applications. This essential reference then discusses the mechanism of action for the judicious use of these nutraceuticals and the best tools for their evaluation before detailing the safety and toxicity of nutraceuticals and their interactions with other therapeutic drugs. Finally, and crucially, regulatory aspects from around the world are covered, providing a comprehensive overview of the most effective tools for the evaluation, safety, and toxicity of nutraceuticals, prebiotics, probiotics, and alternative medicines. Grants an overview of the current state-of-the-science of nutraceuticals, their use and applications, and known adverse effects Provides effective tools to evaluate the potential toxicity of any nutraceutical Includes details of regulatory issues as written by international experts

Wild Plants Mushrooms and Nuts

Author: Isabel C. F. R. Ferreira
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118944623
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Wild Plants, Mushrooms and Nuts: Functional Properties and Food Applications is a compendium of current and novel research on the chemistry, biochemistry, nutritional and pharmaceutical value of traditional food products, namely wild mushrooms, plants and nuts, which are becoming more relevant in diets, and are especially useful for developing novel health foods and in modern natural food therapies. Topics covered will range from their nutritional value, chemical and biochemical characterization, to their multifunctional applications as food with beneficial effects on health, though their biological and pharmacological properties (antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal, antitumor capacity, among others).

Pharmaceuticals to Nutraceuticals

Author: Dilip Ghosh
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1315354934
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Recently, there has been a fundamental shift in the global health and wellness industry from disease treatment to preventing chronic diseases. The use of nutraceuticals and functional foods in prevention efforts could lead to a decreased dependency on drugs. The pharmaceutical industry recognizes this shift; however, serious concerns have arisen regarding the claimed efficacy, quality, and safety of products used as medical foods. This book examines the consumer and industry mindshift, including the scientific evidence of these foods as effective adjuncts to pharmacotherapy during all stages of treatment of various diseases, thus indicating that pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals can and should coexist. It details quality, safety, and efficacy of foods, drugs, and nutrients; marketing and product positioning; regulatory perspectives; biomarkers and metabolites; probiotics; food/drug interactions; and future industry trends. In addition, food bioactives represent diet-based molecules that perform physiological roles related to disease prevention and treatment. As such, a considerable overlap exists between food bioactives and drugs—this book presents the case for comparing and contrasting foods versus drugs in several models of health and disease.

Psychiatric Interviewing and Assessment

Author: Rob Poole
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316614034
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Interviewing and assessment are integral to the practice of psychiatry, and this book helps psychiatrists and other mental health professionals develop the skills needed to gain the right information to make diagnostic formulations and build therapeutic relationships with their patients. The text examines common dilemmas and problems in an engaging and accessible way, and the use of case studies relates the principles discussed to identifiable psychiatric settings. This new edition has been revised and expanded to reflect changes in clinical practice in recent years. New chapters have been added covering the assessment of neurodevelopmental disorders, fragmented interviews and 'impossible' clinical situations such as the assessment of intoxicated patients and rhetorical interviews. Essential reading for all mental health professionals, the practical grounding in real-world clinical experience will benefit trainee psychiatrists, experienced clinicians, nurses, social workers and physician associates.