Research in Natural Medicine
The physicians at Seattle Integrative Medicine (SIM) are committed to the evolution of medicine through the scientific evaluation of emerging therapies. As well as pursuing pilot research investigations through Seattle Integrative Medicine, Drs. Vespignani, Mischley, and Evans are working in collaboration with other prominent institutions to evaluate therapies for the prevention and treatment of chronic and life-threatening diseases. Areas of research at SIM have included neurological diseases, Parkinson's Disease, multiple sclerosis, type II diabetes, and environmental medicine.
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Research Focusing on Neurological Diseases
Dr. Laurie Mischley has made the evaluation of alternative therapies for neurological diseases a focus of her practice. Her current research is focused on early diagnsotic clues of disease as well as strategies to slow progression of exisiting disease. There are many studies demonstrating that patients with Parkinson's disease have lower levels of the important antioxidant glutathione. The evaluation of glutathione as a treatment in Parkinson's is a critical area of research. Dr. Mischley is co-investigator with prominent Seattle neurologists in a proposed study to evaluate the use of glutathione in the treatment of Parkinson's disease. Dr. Mischley is an adjunct faculty member at Bastyr University and trains future doctors in the use of alternative laboratory diagnostics in naturopathic medical practice.