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Integrative and Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy

Principles and Practices

  • Diana Noland
  • Jeanne A. Drisko
  • Leigh Wagner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. Global Healthcare Challenge of the Twenty-First Century and the Future of Chronic Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jeanne A. Drisko
      Pages 3-16
    3. Diana Noland
      Pages 31-37
    4. David Raubenheimer, Stephen J. Simpson
      Pages 39-55
    5. Kathie M. Swift, Elizabeth Redmond, Diana Noland
      Pages 57-71
  3. Metabolic Characteristics and Mechanisms of Chronic Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-87
    2. Robyn Johnson, Lauren Hand
      Pages 123-133
    3. Vishwanath M. Sardesai
      Pages 135-149
    4. Diana Noland
      Pages 151-172
    5. David Musnick, Larissa Severson, Sarah Brennan
      Pages 173-190
    6. Janet L. Black
      Pages 205-212
    7. Mary Demarest Litchford
      Pages 213-220
    8. Robert C. Barton Jr.
      Pages 221-233
    9. Christy B. Williamson, Jessica M. Pizano
      Pages 235-268

About this book


This textbook is a practical guide to the application of the philosophy and principles of Integrative and Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy (IFMNT) in the practice of medicine, and the key role nutrition plays in restoring and maintaining wellness. The textbook provides an overview of recent reviews and studies of physiological and biochemical contributions to IFMNT and address nutritional influences in human heath overall, including poor nutrition, genomics, environmental toxicant exposures, fractured human interactions, limited physical movement, stress, sleep deprivation, and other lifestyle factors. Ultimately, this textbook serves to help practitioners, healthcare systems, and policy makers better understand this different and novel approach to complex chronic disorders. It provides the reader with real world examples of applications of the underlying principles and practices of integrative/functional nutrition therapies and presents the most up-to-date intervention strategies and clinical tools to help the reader keep abreast of developments in this emerging specialty field. Many chapters include comprehensive coverage of the topic and clinical applications with supplementary learning features such as case studies, take-home messages, patient and practitioner handouts, algorithms, and suggested readings.

Integrative and Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy: Principles and Practices will serve as an invaluable guide for healthcare professionals in their clinical application of nutrition, lifestyle assessment, and intervention for each unique, individual patient.


Nutrition Transition Medicine Therapies Functional Medicine Nutrigenetics Diet and Lifestyle Etiology NIBLETS Assessment Model

Editors and affiliations

  • Diana Noland
    • 1
  • Jeanne A. Drisko
    • 2
  • Leigh Wagner
    • 3
  1. 1.Noland NutritionBurbankUSA
  2. 2.Professor Emeritus, School of MedicineUniversity of Kansas Health SystemKansas CityUSA
  3. 3.Department of Dietetics & NutritionUniversity of Kansas Medical CenterKansas CityUSA

About the editors

Diana Noland, MPH, RDN, CCN

Sequoia Family Medicine

Burbank, CA 



Jeanne A. Drisko, MD, CNS, FACN

Professor Emeritus

Department of Internal Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center

Kansas City, KS



Leigh Wagner, PhD, MS, RDN, LD

Department of Dietetics & Nutrition

University of Kansas Medical Center

Kansas City, KS


Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Integrative and Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • Book Subtitle Principles and Practices
  • Editors Diana Noland
    Jeanne A. Drisko
    Leigh Wagner
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Humana, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-30729-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-30732-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-30730-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XX, 1101
  • Number of Illustrations 30 b/w illustrations, 200 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Clinical Nutrition
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“This book is written for anyone in health care with an interest beyond the basics of integrative and functional medicine. This includes students, residents, nurses, nurse practitioners, registered dietitians, physician assistants, and physicians. It is a great reference tool for the novice student, and a wonderful guide and resource for the practitioner to use in practice and reference when needed.” (Stephanne Proske, Doody's Book Reviews, June 26, 2020)