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/24-7PressRelease/ - BALTIMORE, MD, May 26, 2007 - Doctors need a comprehensive reference on nutrition. Ingrid Kohlstadt M.D., M.P.H., an associate faculty at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, has accepted an author's contract with one of the world's largest medical publishers, Taylor & Francis Group, to develop a ground-breaking medical text entitled "Food and Nutrients in Disease Management."
The invitation follows the successful publication and world-wide distribution of "Scientific Evidence for Musculoskeletal, Bariatric, and Sports Nutrition" (Taylor & Francis Group, CRC Press, 2006), also edited by Dr. Kohlstadt. "This outstanding and scholarly text is timely and very pertinent to clinicians involved in the primary and surgical care of patients with nutritional issues of every type." says Robert R. Sholl, M.D., FAAFP, Founder and president of Wellspring Family Medical Associates and past chairman, Governors Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, State of Maine.
This is the first medical nutrition book to emphasize whole foods over isolated nutrients. "There is comparatively more research on nutrients than on foods, but a pile of vitamin pills is not a diet plan." says Kohlstadt. She is assembling team of sixty contributing authors who will translate medical research on nutrients into practical dietary recommendations and offer evidence-based interventions for patients.
Written by doctors for doctors, her new book will address sixty recurrent and chronic medical conditions where food and its nutrients have proven to be beneficial. In addition to heart disease, obesity and diabetes, the book will cover less well-known nutrient-associated conditions such as male infertility, kidney stones, prostate cancer, recurrent herpes infections, chronic viral hepatitis, preparing for surgery, and more. "The central importance of providing the body with optimal nutrition is clearly demonstrated." says Susan Lord, M.D., Clinical assistant professor, Department of Family Medicine, and adjunct assistant professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Georgetown University School of Medicine.
Doctors who have not billed a single visit for nutrition counseling could utilize this reference daily. It's what doctors need to know about nutrition to treat diseases: Food-drug interactions, nutrient laboratory testing, dietary patterns which alter medication dosing, disease-related nutrient deficiencies, medication-induced nutrient deficiencies, adverse effects from certain herbs and supplements, toxin exposure through improper food and water preparation, food-gene interactions, and disease-responsiveness to improved food patterns.
Dr. Kohlstadt has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition and is also on the faculty of Food as Medicine , a course for physicians offered through the Center for Mind Body Medicine. She has practiced nutritional medicine on every continent, including station physician in the Antarctic. She strives to bring the latest nutrition research to patient care as a lecturer and through her nutrition-information website www.INGRIDients.com .
Publication is scheduled for early 2009, and Dr. Kohlstadt is currently welcoming scientists and health care professionals interested in contributing to this text to contact her through her website at http://www.INGRIDients.com.
For interviews contact:
Ingrid Kohlstadt, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.N.
Phone: (813) 966-8746
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