The focus of the WNF Research Working Group is to support the codifying and synthesizing of existing knowledge, the generation of new knowledge and the dissemination of this knowledge to the wider clinical and research committee. The naturopathic profession is a leader in research supporting Traditional and Complementary Medicine practice and has been active in developing research capacity in other health and medical areas beyond naturopathy / naturopathic medicine.
The initiatives planned for the WNF Research Working Group for 2022 include:
A systematic review of natural health products that were researched in response to the pandemic. The review will include nutraceuticals and herbal products used in the prevention or treatment of COVID, in the management of long-haulers and/or in the treatment of vaccine-related issues.
The Non-Communicable Disease Committee is a sub-committee of the WNF Research Working Group and it will be focused on the production of White Papers for specific non-communicable diseases – such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease – based on the input from the HTA.