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Fibromyalgia: Changes in Diagnostic Criteria (Funded by Drug Industry) Promote More Drug Sales, Not Better Healthcare 

Fibromyalgia is a dysbiotic disease, as reviewed in this article from Dr Vasquez in 2015 (click for PDF article)

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Book details: Purchase directly from our publisher, via the hyperlinks provided below using discounts when available, or for ease and overnight shipping choose for all books published by International College of Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine. For the bigger books of 700, 900, upto 1200 pages, the best discount is only via ICHNFM.ORG's bookstore.


For DrV's books, a bit of orientation is helpful: Basically, these books are built on a core of information (Functional Inflammology, volume 1) which is continuously expanded and updated. Because everything is structured, the best approach is to understand the overall structure of the material:

  1. Chapter 1: Clinical Approach: Very important concepts in patient assesment, laboratory tests and interpretation, risk management; also includes two clinical sections on two common conditions: 1) iron overload, and 2) hypothyroidism, assesment and treatment of both. Started in 2004 with Integrative Orthopedics, continuously updated, and most recently revised in 2014.

  2. Chapter 2: Wellness Promotion and Healthy Living: A complete review of "wellness promotion" and healthy living. Started in 2004 with Integrative Orthopedics, continuously updated, and most recently revised in 2014.

  3. Chapter 3: Integrative pain management: Started in 2004 with Integrative Orthopedics,continuously updated, and most recently revised in 2014.

  4. Chapter 4: Functional Inflammology: This is the "mother lode" or "full monte" of the functional inflammology protocol, wherein everything is detailed to the molecular level and clinical implementation, including dosages. Started in 2006 with Integrative Rheumatology, continuously updated, and most recently revised in 2015.

    • Chapters 1-4: Functional Inflammology, volume 1 (700 pages)

    • Stand-alone excerpt of Chapter 4: Inflammation and Autoimmune Solutions: Seven Keys of the Updated FINDSEX Protocol: Second Edition in Color

    • Update 2014: Antiviral Strategies and Immune Nutrition

    • Update 2015: Mastering mTOR (ebook)

    • Update 2015: Human Microbiome and Dysbiosis in Human Disease (CE monograph)

    • Update 2015: Section on fibromyalgia is updated to include discussion and detailing of glial activation

  5. Chapter 5: Clinical Applications: Initially this Chapter began as a compilation of the clinical sections from Integrative Rheumatology and Inflammation Mastery (2006-2014) and later grew -- in 2015 -- to include sections from Chiropractic and Naturopathic Mastery of Common Clinical Disorders, specifically the sections on Hypertension (previously published as a seprate book Functional Medicine for Chronic Hypertension), Diabetes, Migraine, Allergy and Asthma. The absolute limit of the publisher is 1200 pages per book, and this book uses that full capacity of publication.


Inflammation Mastery, 4th Edition (2015): this is the new "master textbook" of the updated information and protocols

  • Availbility: Will be available in mid-November 2015

  • Textbook: Approximately 1200 pages, containing Functional Inflammology, volume 1 and Rheumatology v3, plus updates and additions as described above. 


Naturopathic Rheumatology and Integrative Inflammology v3.5 (2014)

  • Textbook: 900 pages in color with images and videos access; Naturopathic Rheumatology contains all of Functional Inflammology + 200 pages more covering Rheumatology + antiviral protocol

  • Brief description: Naturopathic Rheumatology and Integrative Inflammology-Edition 3.5 combines the recently updated Functional Inflammology and Dr Vasquez's previous Integrative Rheumatology into a new colorized updated textbook of 900 pages. This work is the culmination of several thousand research publications combined with Dr Vasquez's many years of clinical experience and teaching graduate-level students and doctorate-level clinicians worldwide. With radiographs, photos, acronyms, illustrations, flowcharts, and detailed-yet-simplifying explanations, Dr Vasquez makes it easier than ever for clinicians to grasp important concepts in integrative care and functional medicine and then to translate the basic science research and molecular biology into treatment plans that can be explained and used in "the real world" of clinical practice with patients. The associated video tutorials and recorded live conference presentations further help students and clinicians "get it" via Dr Vasquez's effective teaching style which embraces complexity while always emphasizing clinical applicability and psychosocial context. The Inflammation Mastery & Functional Inflammology series of books and videos translates important concepts and nutritional/biomedical science into easy and practical clinical applications for the prevention and treatment of disorders of sustained inflammation, which Dr Vasquez describes as "patterns of metabolic disturbance and inflammatory dysfunction" existing in three sequential and overlapping categories: 1) metabolic inflammation, 2) allergic inflammation, 3) autoimmune inflammation. This book includes access to video presentations which introduce the origin and components of the Functional Inflammology Protocol and FINDSEX® acronym. Post-publication updates to this information and important social and clinical contextualization are made available in videos and online repositories (access provided in the book), and the e-newsletter available from InflammationMastery and This textbook also provides access, via reprints or hyperlinks, to Dr Vasquez's published articles-an example of which is his recent paradigm-shifting editorial published in the journal Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine (2014 January). The updated section on pain management allows students and clinicians to understand and apply manual, pharmacologic, nutritional and botanical medicine treatments for musculoskeletal pain, thereby providing better relief for patients and avoiding the hazards of NSAIDs, coxibs, steroids, opioids, immunosuppressants/immunoparalytics and biologics.

  • Purchase link: For best discount, purchase above from ICHNFM. Discount: Available only via ICHNFM

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Functional Inflammology, Volume 1: Clinical Nutrition, Functional Medicine, and Integrative Pain Management for Disorders of Sustained Inflammation (2014)

  • Textbook: 700 pages in color with images and videos access; Naturopathic Rheumatology contains all of Functional Inflammology + 200 pages more covering Rheumatology + antiviral protocol

  • Brief description: A Three-Part Learning System of Text, Slides, and Video Providing Access to more than 14 Hours of Video Presentations and Tutorials.

  • Purchase link: For best discount, purchase above from ICHNFM.   Discount: Available only via ICHNFM

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Human Microbiome and Dysbiosis in Clinical Disease (2015)