A classic book on endocrine function by
Walter Schmitt, DC, DIBAK, DABCN
Common Glandular Dysfunctions in the General Practice won acclaim when it was published in 1981 and is still quoted today. After all these years, a great deal of new information on the endocrine system has come forth, but the basics are still the basics, and CGD teaches the basics in a uniquely understandable and clinically applicable manner. For this reason, it has been reproduced in its original form for over 30 years.
CGD focuses on the inter-relationship of stress-related illness and the endocrine system. The doctor will identify a variety of symptoms many clinicians would not commonly recognize as endocrine-related. For example, sore feet are rarely a symptom most clinicians would relate to endocrine dysfunction, nor might a clinician consider a knee problem as a signal of adrenal hormone depletion.
The book details nutritional interventions and touches upon manipulative procedures that enhance patient outcomes.
The last chapter of the book culminates in examining relationships and interactions among the endocrine glands, as well as the relationship of endocrine glands to other organ systems.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Basic Principles and Concepts
Chapter 2: Stress-Related Illness and the Adrenal Glands
Chapter 3: They Thymus Gland and the Parotid Gland
Chapter 4: Protein Shortage and Associated problems
Chapter 5: The Thyroid Gland
Chapter 6: Endocrine Interaction