Integrative Men's Health

ISBN: 9780199843794
ISBN-10: 0199843791
Copyright: 2014
Edition: 1st
Editors: Spar, Myles D., Munoz, George E.,
Doody's Expert Review    Score: 97
Reviewer: Vincent Carr,  DO, MSA, FACC, FACP  (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
Part of the Weil Integrative Medicine Library series, this book focuses on the unique health concerns of men.
Men overall have a shorter life expectancy than women, and this book considers all the influences on health, including physical, emotional, social and spiritual factors, to account for this difference.
The audience is every man and those who treat and care for men.
The book covers the full range of men's health -- nutrition, dietary supplements, mind-body interaction, and physical activity, along with a number of alternative disciplines such as Ayurveda and Chinese medicine and healthy aging. The extensive references supporting the opinions are a key aspect of the book. A number of tables simplify the take-home points.
This is a well-referenced, comprehensive book on the unique aspects of men's health and how to find balance or find alternatives to traditional medicine.
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