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Researchers in California Explore the Impact of Natural Medicine on COVID-19

Study Title:  Mushrooms And Chinese Herbs for COVID-19 (MACH-19)

Research Center: University of California San Diego
Location: Southern California
Lead Researchers: Gordon Saxe, MD, PhD; Andrew Shubov, MD
IRB Committee: This study has been reviewed and approved by the University of California San Diego Institutional Review Board.

To qualify for participation in this study, you will need to meet the following eligibility criteria:

Positive COVID-19 diagnosis. Age 18 or older. Avoid alcohol, cannabis and dairy during the 14 days of the treatment.

This study is intended for persons sick with COVID-19. If you join the study, you'll be asked to take study formula at home daily for 14 days. Please review the study flyer here for further details.

If you are interested in this study, and would like further details, please contact the Study Coordinator at 858-249-6896 or via email: covid19trial@ucsd.edu.

 

Mushroom Product to Enhance COVID-19 Vaccination

Research Center: University of California San Diego
Location: Southern California
Lead Researchers: Gordon Saxe, MD, PhD; Andrew Shubov, MD
IRB Committee: This study has been reviewed and approved by the University of California San Diego Institutional Review Board.

Are you receiving a COVID-19 vaccination?  To qualify for participation in this study, you will need to meet the following eligibility criteria:

Age 18 or older. Enroll on the day of vaccination. Pregnant women and individuals with liver or kidney disease are not eligible for the study. 

If you join the study, you'll be asked to take mushroom capsules for 4 days. Please review the study flyer here for further details.

If you are interested in this study, and would like further details, please contact the Study Coordinator at 858-249-6896 or via email: covid19trial@ucsd.edu.

 

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Anti-Inflammatory Diet - with the Division of Rheumatology

Enrollment: Currently Enrolling
Study Duration: 3 months
Requirements: Men or women, any age, with rheumatoid arthritis*

Dr. Guma from the Division of Rheumatology at UCSD, together with the Center for Integrative Nutrition and Research, is conducting a study of a 3-month long program to test nutritional changes for patients with rheumatoid arthritis. *Any patient with rheumatoid arthritis without food allergies can participate. There will be four, one-hour, face-to-face visits required. Participation will also involve education and support in the adoption of a healthy and nutritionally balanced anti-inflammatory diet. The program includes a detailed baseline orientation, expert nutrition counseling and education, and telephone coaching.

If you are interested in the study and would like further details, please contact the Nutrition Rheumatoid Arthritis Study Coordinator at rcoras@health.ucsd.edu or call 858-291-2297. You may also review the study flyer here.

Ophthalmology and Diet – Shiley Eye Institute

Enrollment: Currently Enrolling
Study Duration: 12 months (6 months observation, 6 months active)
Requirements: Men or women ages 18-80 years with stable open angle glaucoma (OAG)*

Glaucoma affects about 80 million people worldwide and is the leading cause of blindness. Presently, there is no cure, yet evidence suggests prevention and early treatment for glaucoma is successful with the use of food as medicine. Glaucoma presents as either progressive open angle glaucoma (POAG) or closed angle glaucoma. POAG is the most common, representing at least 90% of cases. Many characteristics of this condition, including high intraocular pressure (IOP), have been linked to systemic metabolic and cellular health and research is beginning to show evidence of influence by dietary modifications on outcomes related to glaucoma.

For more information about this study, including participation, please contact us at CINinfo@health.ucsd.edu.

*Additional eligibility requirements may be reviewed with the study coordinator, please contact us for screening.

Cardiovascular Disease 

Enrollment: TBD
Study Duration: 6 months
Requirements: Men or women ages 45-80 years with coronary heart disease (CHD)*

Cardiovascular disease (CVD), a disorder of the heart and blood vessels and is the leading cause of death globally. There is strong evidence to support the use of modifiable lifestyle factors, such as eating a healthy diet, regular physical activity, weight loss, avoidance of tobacco, and minimizing alcohol intake, to address CVD risk factors. CIN and CIR have organized a team of experts including award-winning researchers, medical professionals, integrative nutritionists, master exercise physiologists and others, to provide an immersion-inspired research project for subjects to learn and incorporate wellness practices including a whole-food, plant-based diet, mediation, physical activity, cooking classes, personalized counseling and other support to combat this disease.

For more information about this study, including participation, please contact us at CINinfo@health.ucsd.edu. *Additional eligibility requirements may be reviewed with the study coordinator, please contact us for screening.