Have you been considering a visit to a naturopathic doctor but were unsure whether your basic women's health needs would be met?
For the second year in a row, Bastyr University has been recognized as one of King Co
Everywhere you look, there is a different “magic” number of glasses of water you should be drinking: Is it six glasses per day or is it eight?
On June 21, 2011, Bastyr University held its annual Donor Recognition Reception to honor the University's many supporters from the past year.
At Bastyr's commencement on June 20, 2011, the University conferred an honorary Doctor of Natural Health Arts and Sciences degree upon Penny Simkin, PT, for her influential childbirth education and advocacy work promoting safe, appropriate maternal and infant care.
Bastyr University proudly sent 283 graduates into the world at its 30th annual commencement exercises Monday, June 20, 2011, at Benaroya Hall in downtown Seattle.
We've all heard the advice, "Eat more whole food." But what exactly is whole food? And is it affordable?
Bastyr University's naturopathic program is world-renowned, but even the best can get better. Bastyr's faculty and administrators are improving the organization and delivery of the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) curriculum.
When it comes to bone health, you may think of nutrients such as calcium and vitamin D or minerals including magnesium, boron and zinc, which can be beneficial for protecting bones from fracture. However, there is another nutrient that often flies under the radar although it is equally important in long-term bone health: vitamin K.
Superfoods claim to lower bad cholesterol, reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer, help control weight and support a long life, all without any harmful side effects.
In April 2011, North Dakota became the 16th state to license naturopathic doctors, just six months after a group including two Bastyr alumnae and two current Bastyr students began a concerted push for state licensure.
As you go about your spring cleaning this year, consider these five sources of toxicity. “The most important thing you can do to prevent illness from chronic exposure to chemicals is to stop the exposure,” says John Hibbs, ND, who teaches environmental medicine and toxicology at Bastyr University.
Despite the long hours spent attending to mothers in labor, combined with her career as an educator at one of the nation's top midwifery schools, Myers always did find the time for activism.
As someone who suffers from migraines on an annual basis, periods of high stress in my life have been punctuated with memories of intense headaches.
Bisphenol A (BPA) is ubiquitous in our society; it is in toys, baby bottles, vinyl goods, medical equipment and a host of other everyday products. It’s also in our urine: In a recent survey done by the National Health Nutrition Survey, BPA was detected in urine samples of 92.6 percent of Americans.
Minimally refined, delicious and purely from nature, honey makes for an excellent option when deciding how to sweeten your morning tea or fresh-baked pastry. But there is more to be appreciated in honey than just its good taste.
Also planned for that section of campus are some basketball hoops. Currently the area includes the University athletic fields, which can accomodate baseball, softball and soccer.
Our new Bastyr Bikes program is an environmentally sustainable program, allowing students to rent bikes for a nominal fee.
As the days grow longer, many of us are eager to take advantage of the sunlight and re-implement our New Year's resolutions. If for you that means some time of "cleanse," here are three safe and effective ways to take your health back.
"Sweet is the first taste humans prefer from birth," says Christine Gerbstadt, a dietitian and spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association. While it seems that our craving for sweet foods may be hardwired into our DNA, it is possible to keep these cravings in check.
Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a common condition and frequent complaint in primary care offices. It estimated to be prevalent in 1 percent of adults and 5 percent of children. The symptoms include dry, red, itchy and inflamed skin, most commonly on the face, hands, behind the knees and in the crook of the elbow.
Tamara Trebilcock, ND, graduated from Bastyr University in 2005, promptly moved to Santa Monica, California, and established a successful practice. She encountered active, health-minded patients hungry for new approaches to health care and pre-med students eager for a naturopathic medicine school in the area.
Naturopathic doctors have a diverse set of healing tools at their disposal — it's one of the hallmarks of a naturopathic education. Few doctors demonstrate this as well as alumni Geoff Lecovin, ND, LAc ('94), MS, DC, CSCS, CISSN.
Tarynne Mingione has traveled to beachside Thai kitchens, emergency health clinics in Sierra Leone and a surprisingly tasty gas-station buffet in Switzerland — all in pursuit of a deeper understanding of what nourishment really means.
Emily Colwell, MSSW, ND, spent a year building a patient base as a resident at Bastyr Center for Natural Health, then launched her own practice, Waterleaf Naturopathic Medicine, right on the Burke-Gilman Trail in Seattle's University District.