Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders

Diabetes and pre-diabetic metabolic disorders are on the rise—approximately 20 million people in the U.S. have diabetes and 54 million people have pre-diabetes. In addition, there are one million new cases of type 2 diabetes each year. With diabetes reaching epidemic levels, health care practitioners and researchers have placed an emphasis on how to prevent diabetes before it starts.

Natural medicine excels at managing diseases like type 2 diabetes. Researchers at the Helfgott Research Institute are currently studying ways to prevent and treat diabetes and obesity using natural medicine therapies.


Title:  Effect of the Probiotic Saccharomyces boulardii on Lipid Levels and Other Cardiovascular Biomarkers
Principal Investigator:  Heather Zwickey, PhD

Title: Pilot Study to Test the Naturopathic Anti-Inflammatory Diet on Inflammatory Markers in Type II Diabetics (A study lead by NUNM in partnership with OHSU)
Principal Investigator: Heather Zwickey, PhD

Title: Survey of CAM Interest, Self-Care, and Satisfaction with Health Care for Type 2 Diabetes at Group Health Cooperative
Principal Investigator: Ryan Bradley ND, MPH

Title: Adjunctive Naturopathic Care for Type 2 Diabetes: Patient-Reported and Clinical Outcomes After One Year
Principal Investigator: Ryan Bradley ND, MPH

Title: Quercetin for Acute Glucose Tolerance in Type 2 Diabetes
Principal Investigator: Marisa Pellegrini, ND
Co-Investigator: Ryan Bradley ND, MPH

Title: Naturopathic Medicine for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: a Randomized Clinical Trial
Principal Investigator: Dugald Seely ND, MS
Co-Investigator: Ryan Bradley ND, MPH

Title: CAM: Naturopathic Dietary Interventions for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
Principal Investigators: Erica Oberg ND, MPH and Ryan Bradley ND, MPH

Title: Effects of Qigong on Glucose Control in Type 2 Diabetes
Principal Investigator: Guan-Cheng Sun, PhD
Co-Investigator: Ryan Bradley ND, MPH

Title: Associations Between Total Serum GGT Activity And Metabolic Risk: MESA
Principal Investigator: Ryan Bradley, ND, MPH

Title: Effects of A Herbal/Homeopathic Combination Topical Salve on Cutaneous Oxygenation
Principal Investigators: Andrew Erlandsen, ND, Douglas Hanes, PhD, and Ryan Bradley ND, MPH