Article/Chapter: The Glycemic Index/Load in Integrative Medicine 2012, by David Rakel MD

At present, the American Diabetes Association (ADA)1 does not recognize a role for the glycemic index in the prevention of disease. On the basis of its review, diets with a low glyce- mic index may reduce postprandial glycemia but may be dif- ficult to maintain long term. The ADA holds that additional evidence to support… Read More

Article: Dietary and built environment assessment in a Latino community

Khan S, Calloway SA, Maida T, Rakel DP. Dietary and built environment assessment in a Latino community. Am J Health Educ. 2012;43(2):74-82. Submitted May 19, 2011. Accepted August 18, 2011. DOI: 10.1080/19325037.2012.10599222 Background: Assessment of basic dietary intake and community nutrition environment is lacking and needed to improve health outcomes for the growing U.S. Latino community.… Read More

Article: India’s Foundation for the Revitilisation of Local Health Traditions Pioneering In Situ Conservation Strategies for Medicinal Plants and Local Cultures

Khan SK, Karnat, NM and Shankar D. 2005. “India’s Foundation for the Revitilisation of Local Health Traditions Pioneering In Situ Conservation Strategies for Medicinal Plants and Local Cultures.” HerbalGram 68 (Fall), p. 34-48. As medicinal plant use has become more popular worldwide, concern about plant conservation and sustainability has increased. According to the Medicinal Plant… Read More

Article: Therapeutic Plants of Ayurveda

Khan SK and Balick MJ. 2001. Therapeutic Plants of Ayurveda: A Review of Selected Clinical and Other Studies for 166 Species. THE JOURNAL OF ALTERNATIVE AND COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE, Vol 7, Num 5, 2001, pp. 405–515. Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. DOI: 10.1089/10755530152639729 This paper reports on the results of a literature survey involving 166 different species of plants used in the Ayurvedic… Read More