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Systems Thinking in Medicine and New Drug Discovery

Volume Two

Author(s): Robert E. Smith

Book Description

This second book in a two-volume set tells how the healthcare community is working with patients and their caregivers to help improve health using P4 medicine, proper nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. The healthcare community is finding ways to predict one’s susceptibility to diseases, so they can be prevented from occurring, when possible. When diseases do emerge, it is developing personalized therapies and ways for patients to participate in their own healthcare. At the same time, systems thinking dispels many misconceptions, such as ‘natural’ foods and ‘superfoods’. In fact, the only true superfood is mother’s breast milk. Also, dietary antioxidants prevent inflammation by activating our natural antioxidant system (Nrf2). However, environmental toxins can counteract our best efforts. Still, systems thinking encourages us to fix the problem and not the blame. This book will appeal to professionals, non-professionals and patients, who can learn how to improve healthcare and prevent diseases, while reversing the effects of global climate change.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-0612-1
ISBN-10: 1-5275-0612-6
Date of Publication: 01/03/2018
Pages / Size: 347 / A5
Price: £68.99


Robert E. Smith received a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Missouri – Kansas City, before going on to hold a post-doctoral fellowship at the ETH-Zürich, Switzerland, in the lab of Pier Luigi Luisi. He has worked for the Midwest Research Institute and Honeywell in Kansas City, where he was trained in Total Quality Management (TQM). He has also served as an Assistant Professor at Park University, USA, and a science advisor for the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for 16 years. His main research interests are analyzing foods and dietary supplements for toxins, as well as developing methods to analyze more foods faster for more pesticides, herbicides, mycotoxins, industrial chemicals, pollutants and toxic metals. He has written over 130 journal articles and book chapters. He has also authored Ion Chromatography Applications (1988); Medicinal Chemistry – Fusion of Traditional and Western Medicine (2013); and Pomegranate: Botany, Postharvest Treatment, Chemical Composition and Health Effects (2014).