Learn all you need to know about nutritional therapy with this e-book.
Nutrition is an important component in human health, and is a valuable contributor towards improving recovery from injury or illness. As such, nutrition can be used therapeutically to support recovery from a range of health issues.
Studies have shown how good nutrition promotes a healthy immune system preventing infections, aiding tissue growth and replacement and supports the healthy functioning of organs such as the heart and pancreas. Conversely, inadequate intakes of nutrients, or depleted levels of nutrients in the body puts a person at risk of malnutrition. This in turn is associated with problems such as reduced immunity, poor wound healing and weakened response to recovery from disease or surgery – problems that increase the length of hospital admissions and duration/prognosis of a disease or illness and can also increase the risk of mortality.
The contribution of nutrition to recovery must be put into perspective though. The human body is complex; and there are many different factors that can affect our wellbeing. These include mental health, physical health, genetic predisposition, age, previous injury, environmental influences and daily activity; as well as what you eat.
CHAPTER 1- INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER 2- INTERACTIONS WITH NUTRITION
CHAPTER 3- HOW YOU EAT
CHAPTER 4- A – Z OF PROBLEMS AND THE THERAPEUTIC RESPONSE
About the Author:
John L. Mason Dip.Hort.Sc., Sup’n Cert., FIOH, FPLA, MAIH, MACHPER, MASA
John Mason has had over 35 years experience in the fields of Horticulture, Recreation, Education and Journalism. He has extensive experience both as a public servant, and as a small business owner. John has held positions ranging from Director of Parks and Recreation (City of Essendon) to magazine editor.
John is a well respected member of many professional associations, and author of over thirty five books and of over two thousand magazine articles. Even today, John continues to write books for various publishers including Simon and Shuster, and Landlinks Press (CSIRO Publishing).