The purpose of this project is to study the alterations in iron metabolism present in patients with Parkinson’s disease as compared to healthy subjects, and the effect of lifestyle habits on iron levels.
We are recruiting both healthy participants (age 52-82) and PD patients: if interested, please call 425-602-3316.
Bastyr Integrative Oncolgy Reserch Center (BIORC) is actively recruiting participants with colon cancer at any stage to take part in an observational research study. By studying how cancer reacts when treated with naturopathic medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture and mind-body therapies, we hope to uncover complementary and alternative medical (CAM) solutions that help patients fight cancer while also managing the effects of chemotherapy.
This study explores if changes in serum iron levels and iron binding proteins are associated with an increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease.
This study evaluates naturopathic care for type 2 diabetes patients.
This four-year grant is funded by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) at the NIH. In collaboration with colleagues at the University of Washington, Dr.
This program will train eight post-doctoral fellows, each up to a period of three years, plus 30 pre-doctoral fellows in CAM research. Eighteen Bastyr and other local university faculty members are training post- and pre-doctoral fellows.
CAM diets were associated with increased quality of life in youth with diabetes, whereas supplement use and stress-reduction activities were associated with decreased quality of life. The temporal sequence between CAM use and quality of life requires further study.
The Mediterranean diet provides a socially acceptable framework for the inclusion of grains, pulses, legumes, nuts, vegetables and both fresh and dried fruit into a nutrient-rich everyday diet. The precise balance between good nutrition, affordability and acceptable social norms is an area that deserves further study. The new Mediterranean diet can be a valuable tool in helping to stem the global obesity epidemic.
This study investigates effects of turmeric and its components on liver damage and liver cancer caused by iron overload.