In order to provide the best possible care, health care professionals should be diligent about all medications and supplements patients are using, including dietary habits and physical and emotional well-being.
If polypharmacy and self-medicating is a common practice among the patients with CV disease, the question is, how these medications may affect nutraceuticals in our body and what would be the best approach to this issues. Drugs can affect nutrition as a result of changes in appetite and taste as well as having an influence on absorption or metabolism of nutrients. To date, researches have not mainly focusing on medication induced nutritional deficiencies, although author tried to collect as much data as possible and include them in brief summary of this book. In addition, integrative medicine has become undeniably integral part of overall health, therefore it has become imperative to consider all possible drug-drug, drug-herb, or even drug-nutrient interactions that may affect medication outcome or even cause side effect.