Natural Standard has recently added a Healthy Recipes database to their collection of clinical decision support tools.
Intended for nutritionists, nurses, physicians and other health care practitioners, this database of healthy recipes for a variety of dishes and meals links ingredients to their respective Natural Standard monographs. This allows clinicians to check for drug interactions or safety and allergy information when recommending dietary changes.
The recipes can be found on the Tools pull down menu at Natural Standard.
An exhibit on Integrative Health is now on display at the Dana Medical Library. “Integrative Health: Local Resources, Luminaries and Community Connections” spotlights the research and publications of UVM professors Helene Langevin, MD and Ge Wu, Ph.D. The UVM College of Medicine is a member of the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Health, joining 50 other academic centers to further understanding and knowledge in integrative health.
The exhibit defines integrative health and the overall goal of academic health centers to foster an exchange of constructive ideas, bridging Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) and Conventional Medicine. The UVM College of Medicine collaborates with the Laura Mann Center to help educate all interested health care providers and medical students about the integration of alternative and allopathic medicine. Also highlighted in the exhibit is the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the federal government’s lead agency for scientific research on CAM.
Visit the Library to view the exhibit and Dana’s resources on complementary and alternative medicine.
Two great resources identify the side effects of and potential interactions with herbs and supplements. Natural Standard, a comprehensive, evidence-based database of information on complementary and alternative medicine and Meyler’s Side Effects of Herbal Medicines, a textbook, are available online.
Natural Standard was founded by healthcare providers and researchers to provide evidence-based information about complementary and alternative therapies. Grades are used to reflect the level of available scientific data for or against the use of each therapy for a specific medical condition. Users can search by treatment, condition, or herb/supplement. Natural Standard provides a Foods, Herbs and Supplements database that includes interactions. It also offers interactions and depletions checkers.
Meyler’s Herbal Medicines is a textbook to which Dana has online access. Meyler’s covers herbal medicines and offers both adverse effects and interactions information.