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Naturopathic Research Articles

The naturopathic profession is an integrated profession, as such the practice of naturopathy / naturopathic medicine is supported by research in Nutritional Medicine, Botanical Medicine, Acupuncture and other modalities. Below is some of the research conducted by naturopathic doctors:

2018 Research Articles:

  • Firth, J., S. Rosenbaum, P. B. Ward, J. Curtis, S. B. Teasdale, A. R. Yung and J. Sarris (2018). “Adjunctive nutrients in first‐episode psychosis: A systematic review of efficacy, tolerability and neurobiological mechanisms.” Early intervention in psychiatry.
  • Sarris, J. (2018). “Herbal medicines in the treatment of psychiatric disorders: 10‐year updated review.” Phytotherapy Research.
  • Salmond, S., J. George, S. Strasser, K. Byth, B. Rawlinson, T. Mori, K. Croft, L. Adams and R. Batey (2018). “Hep573 Study: A randomised, double-blind, placebocontrolled trial of silymarin alone and combined with antioxidants to improve liver function and quality of life in people with chronic hepatitis C.” Australian Journal of Herbal Medicine 30(1): 12-25.

2017 Research Articles:

  • Arentz, S., C. A. Smith, J. Abbott and A. Bensoussan (2017). “Nutritional supplements and herbal medicines for women with polycystic ovary syndrome; a systematic review and meta-analysis.” BMC complementary and alternative medicine 17(1): 500.
  • Arentz, S., C. A. Smith, J. Abbott, P. Fahey, B. S. Cheema and A. Bensoussan (2017). “Combined lifestyle and herbal medicine in overweight women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS): a randomized controlled trial.” Phytotherapy Research 31(9): 1330-1340.
  • Seely, Dugald, Leanna J. Standish, Neil McKinney, Gurdev Parmar, Eric Marsden, Dan Rubin and Erin Sweet. The Canadian/US Integrative Oncology Study (CUSIOS). Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and Bastyr University. Ongoing as of July 2017. (Canada)
  • Seely, Dugald and Andrew Seely. The Thoracic Peri-Operative Integrative Surgical Care Evaluation (POISE) Trial. The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. Ongoing as of July 2017. (Canada)
  • Seely, Dugald and Andrew Seely. Adjuvant Melatonin for Prevention of Lung Cancer Recurrence and Mortality (AMPLCaRe). The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, The Ottawa Hospital. Ongoing as of July 2017. (Canada)

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2012 Research Articles: 

  • Bradley, R., K. J. Sherman, S. Catz, C. Calabrese, E. B. Oberg, L. Jordan, L. Grothaus and D. Cherkin (2012). “Adjunctive naturopathic care for type 2 diabetes: patient-reported and clinical outcomes after one year.” BMC complementary and alternative medicine 12(1): 44.
  • Fritz, Heidi, Dugald Seely, Deborah A. Kennedy, Rochelle Fernandes, Kieran Cooley, and Dean Fergusson. “Green Tea and Lung Cancer: a Systematic Review.Integrative Cancer Therapies. 12.1 (2013): 7-24. (Canada)
  • Salmaan, Kanki, Dugald Seely, Fatemeh Yazdi, Jennifer Tetzlaff, Kavita Singh, Alexander Tsertsvadze, Andrea C. Tricco, Margaret E. Sears, Teik C. Ooi, Michelle A. Turek, Becky Skidmore, and Mohammed T. Ansari. “Interactions of Commonly Used Dietary Supplements with Cardiovascular Drugs: A Systematic Review.Systematic Reviews.  1.26 (2012). (Canada)

2011 Research Articles: 

  • Fritz, Heidi, Deborah Kennedy, Dean Fergusson, Rochelle Fernandes, Steve Doucette, Kieran Cooley, Andrew Seely, Stephen Sagar, Raimond Wong, and Dugald Seely. “Vitamin A and Retinoid Derivatives for Lung Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta Analysis.PLoS One. 6.6. (2011). (Canada)
  • Oberg, E. B., R. D. Bradley, J. Allen and M. A. McCrory (2011). “CAM: naturopathic dietary interventions for patients with type 2 diabetes.” Complementary therapies in clinical practice 17(3): 157-161.

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2006 Research Articles:

  • Newton, K. M., S. D. Reed, A. Z. LaCroix, L. C. Grothaus, K. Ehrlich and J. Guiltinan (2006). “Treatment of vasomotor symptoms of menopause with black cohosh, multibotanicals, soy, hormone therapy, or placebo: a randomized trial.” Annals of internal medicine 145(12): 869-879.