What Does Bastyr Have in Common with the Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks?

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There is a feeling of excitement this month as the Seattle Seahawks football team won Super Bowl XLVIII. Their victory over the Denver Broncos highlights the importance of dedication, teamwork and passion; traits I believe are also found at Bastyr University. Here is a look at what’s happening on our campuses and clinics, in both the Seattle area and San Diego, this February.

Heart Disease Prevention / Heart Health

One in every three deaths in this country is caused by heart disease or stroke. That’s 2,200 deaths per day. February is American Heart Month and now is the perfect time to make an appointment to speak with a Bastyr expert at either our Seattle or San Diego clinic about natural ways to lower risk, stay heart healthy and prevent heart disease.

Scientific Research

Critics of natural medicine maintain that it does not provide enough evidence-based research to back up diagnoses and treatments. Bastyr University proves otherwise, as we are at the forefront of innovative and groundbreaking studies designed to provide tangible results. One such study is currently underway to see if there is a way for those with diabetes to Lower Their Blood Sugar Naturally. Another, whose findings were recently presented at a conference in Vancouver, B.C., sought to find out if Integrative Oncology Can Extend Life in Advanced Disease? We are always looking for participants to take part in our studies and invite you to do your part in helping our scientists save lives.

Open House at San Diego Campus

If you ever wondered what it would be like to attend Bastyr University California, you are welcome to join us at our Open House in San Diego March 8. The event promises to have something for everyone. Admissions specialists will be there in the morning to help answer any questions prospective students may have about the University, and in the afternoon the community is invited to take part in free clinic demonstrations and health screenings, and enjoy free food catered by local companies.

As the Seahawks proved earlier this month, you can reach great heights when like-minded individuals work together toward a common goal. I feel fortunate that Bastyr has a similar level of unity from its students, faculty and staff. We make a great team, and I invite you to join us as we continue to be super.

Daniel K. Church, PhD
Bastyr University President



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Bastyr University Celebrates Naturopathic Medicine Week 2016

Naturopathic Medicine Week 2-16 was a huge success at Bastyr University.Scroll to the bottom to see our video explaining the 6 Principles of Naturopathic Medicine.

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Bringing Healing to Families in Need

Through a partnership with the nonprofit charter school EJE Academy, naturopathic clinicians at Bastyr University California are offering free health care to students and their families in an underserved region of San Diego

Students Rally for Medicare Inclusion in Washington, DC

Nearly 150 naturopathic medicine supporters from around the country spoke with Congress about Medicare inclusion at the annual DC Federal Legislative Initiative (DC FLI) in May.
Bastyr Kenmore's 2016 graduation ceremony at Benaroya Hall

Bastyr Graduating Nearly 400 Students in June 2016

Bastyr University California in San Diego and Bastyr University in Kenmore, Washington, are sending nearly 400 graduates into the world at their respective commencement ceremonies June 19 and 20, 2016.

In the Media

Pacific County Program Manager

March 5Health Department Expands Services, brings new People Aboard:

Stephanie Michael, a registered dietician nutritionist, was hired as the county’s Health Services Program manager, and is on the front lines of the COVID-19 response in Pacific County

February 27Seattle Based Organization Expands Awareness About Naturopathic Medicine: Welcomes Dr. Joe Pizzorno To Board Of Directors:

The Institute of Natural Medicine announces that Dr. Joe Pizzorno has joined their Board of Directors


November 20 Black naturopathic doctors introduce alternative health guide:

ND student Erin Arney co-authored a textbook, Eliminating Race-Based Mental Health Disparities.