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Lynne Shinto N.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Shinto has a special interest in neurology and women’s health. Her research focus is complementary, alternative and integrative medicine. Dr. Shinto chose a career in medicine because she wanted to help people move from illness to wellness. She uses natural medicine to help expand treatments that can be used with conventional medicine. Her favorite part of being a doctor is meeting smart, interesting people with fascinating stories.

Originally from Los Angeles, California, Dr. Shinto left when she was 19 years old. She lived in Boston, San Francisco, Seattle and Del Ray Beach, Florida, before coming to OHSU for a post-doctoral fellowship. In her leisure time, Dr. Shinto likes to hang out with her husband and their daughter. She loves to cook anytime and also enjoys gardening.

Education

  • N.D., Bastyr University, Seattle Washington 2000
  • M.P.H., Oregon Health & Science  University, Portland Oregon 2006
  • Fellowship:

    • Complementary and alternative medicine clinical research, Oregon Health & Science University, 2003
  • Certifications:

    • Oregon Board of Naturopathic Examiners, 2001- present

Memberships and associations

  •  Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine

Publications

  • "Lipoic acid for Alzheimer's disease" Medicine Today November 2010
  • "Docosahexaenoic acid supplementation and cognitive decline in Alzheimer disease" JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association November 3 2010
  • "A randomized pilot study of naturopathic medicine in multiple sclerosis" Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine June 1 2008
  • "Trajectory of white matter hyperintensity burden preceding mild cognitive impairment" Neurology August 21 2012
  • "A randomized placebo-controlled pilot trial of omega-3 fatty acids and alpha lipoic acid in Alzheimer's disease" Journal of Alzheimer's Disease  2014
  • "Nutritional biomarkers in Alzheimer's disease" Journal of Alzheimer's Disease  2008
  • "The perceived benefit and satisfaction from conventional and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in people with multiple sclerosis" Complementary Therapies in Medicine December 2005
  • "Complementary and alternative medicine for the treatment of multiple sclerosis" Expert Review of Clinical Immunology May 2010
  • "Plasma omega-3 PUFA and white matter mediated executive decline in older adults" Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience  2013
  • "Complementary and alternative treatments in multiple sclerosis"  December 1 2011
  • "Reducing survey burden" Multiple Sclerosis  2014
  • "A phase I trial of andrographolide in HIV positive patients and normal volunteers" Phytotherapy Research  2000
  • "Mind-body medicine for multiple sclerosis" Autoimmune Diseases  2012
  • "Lipoic acid in multiple sclerosis" Multiple Sclerosis April 2005
  • "Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation decreases matrix metalloproteinase-9 production in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis," Prostaglandins Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids February 2009
  • "Demographic and health-related factors associated with complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use in multiple sclerosis" Multiple Sclerosis February 2006
  • "A framework for credentialing naturopathic physicians in academic health centers" Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine March 1 2014
  • "Complementary and alternative medicine in multiple sclerosis" Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine October 2004
  • "Pharmacokinetic study of acid in multiple sclerosis" Multiple Sclerosis April 2010
  • "Complementary therapies in multiple sclerosis" International Journal of Integrative Medicine December 2005
  • "Perceived Stress in Multiple Sclerosis" Journal of Evidence-Based Integrative Medicine  2014
  • "A randomized pilot study of naturopathic medicine in multiple sclerosis (Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (2008) 14, 5 (489-496))" Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine July 1 2008
  • "The effects of omega-3 fatty acids on matrix metalloproteinase-9 production and cell migration in human immune cells" Autoimmune Diseases  2011
  • "Omega-3 fatty acids for depression in multiple sclerosis" PLoS One January 1 2016
  • "Associations between Serum Omega-3 Fatty Acid Levels and Cognitive Functions among Community-Dwelling Octogenarians in Okinawa, Japan" Journal of Alzheimer's Disease March 30 2016
  • "Managing psychological stress in the multiple sclerosis medical visit" Journal of Health Psychology August 1 2016
  • "Eating seafood and cognitive decline in older adults" Neurology May 31 2016
  • "Association between pain and mindfulness in multiple sclerosis" International Journal of MS Care January 1 2018
  • "Analysis of levodopa content in commercial mucuna pruriens products using high-performance liquid chromatography with fluorescence detection" Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine February 1 2018
  • "Wellness and multiple sclerosis" Multiple Sclerosis March 1 2018

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