Chronic disease, including diabetes and cardiovascular disease, is on the rise in the U.S., but effective ways to reverse this trend remain elusive. At Helfgott, studying nutritional and mind-body approaches to chronic illness is a strong focus of our research. Previous Helfgott studies have looked at about the efficacy of weight loss methods and the expectancy effects associated with these methods. In addition, Helfgott investigators study a range of diets to determine possible effects on the cellular level and in clinical applications. These nutritional studies include investigations into effects of detoxification diets, cruciferous vegetable supplements and cervical cancer prevention, and the naturopathic Anti-inflammatory Diet’s effects on immune parameters in diabetics and pre-diabetics.