Alternative & Integrative Nutrition

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Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) encompasses a broad spectrum of practices and beliefs, including the use of functional lab tests, special diets, and nutritional supplements, including herbs. Public perception that these are natural and harmless choices can lead to adverse reactions with medications or medical procedures, particularly when most consumers do not report use to providers. Other challenges include varying credentialing standards, non-stringent quality assurance standards, and lacking or preliminary clinical studies. Public demand for information about nutritional supplements, the growing body of evidence supporting use of supplements in disease prevention and treatment, and increasing popularity of supplements, makes it imperative for nutrition and fitness practitioners to learn more about the safety, efficacy, and appropriate use of these products.

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Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) encompasses a broad spectrum of practices and beliefs, including the use of functional lab tests, special diets, and nutritional supplements, including herbs. Public perception that these are natural and harmless choices can lead to adverse reactions with medications or medical procedures, particularly when most consumers do not report use to providers. Other challenges include varying credentialing standards, non-stringent quality assurance standards, and lacking or preliminary clinical studies. Public demand for information about nutritional supplements, the growing body of evidence supporting use of supplements in disease prevention and treatment, and increasing popularity of supplements, makes it imperative for nutrition and fitness practitioners to learn more about the safety, efficacy, and appropriate use of these products.

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