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.
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.
This project was designed to bring together naturopathic physicians and conventional research scientists to establish the Naturopathic Medical Research Agenda workgroup. It highlights the use of a prioritization criteria to determine the specific focus of future research efforts.
The primary purpose was to enhance the integration of information about CAM therapies into UW health sciences curricula, specifically the required undergraduate nursing didactic and clinical courses, and by increasing the nursing faculty's understanding of CAM.
This case-control study will recruit individuals with a diagnosis of MS and healthy controls. Individuals will be asked to come to Bastyr Clinical Research Center for a single study visit, at which time dietary intake, current medications and supplements, other medical diagnoses, and coagulation will be evaluated.
The objective of this study is to better understand the mechanisms of polysaccharide krestin, an extract of mushroom Trametes versicolor, enhancement of docetaxel for the treatment of hormone refractory prostate cancer (HRPC) to lay the groundwork for a Phase I dose escalation trial in p
Mushroom extracts have long been used in Asia as immunopotentiating agents. Previous studies have shown that ingestion of mushroom extracts can cause tumors to shrink or stop progressing in animal models of cancer and in cancer patients.
An unexpected result of an earlier randomized controlled trial was that patients receiving Echinacea had fewer subsequent upper respiratory infections (URIs) during the four-month study period than children who received placebo for treatment of acute symptoms.
This diversity supplement project is designed to provide research training to Lisa Price ND, under mentorship of Cynthia Wenner, PhD. Dr. Price is studying the modulatory effects of Trametes versicolor on T helper 1 and T helper 2 phenotypic expression in healthy individuals as a substudy that is integral to the first aim of the parent Project 2 that is part of the Developmental Center for Research on CAM.
The objectives of this developmental center grant are 1) developing basic, translational, and clinical research to explore the feasibility and scientific rationale for use of mushroom extracts as immunopotentiating agents; 2) facilitating the development of the capacity of investigators at Bastyr University to participate in basic and translational CAM research; 3) enhancing the capacity of investigators at the University of Minnesota to participate in translational and clinical CAM research.