Alexis Durham, BS ('08), gardens, teaches and makes herbal medicines in the sun-baked hills of Southern Oregon. She says she's happiest with her hands in her dirt — and teaching her craft to eager students.
Alum Jeff Johnson, MS, BS ('97), talks about working his way from grocery clerk, to Bastyr's nutrition program, to becoming a leader at a natural-foods heavyweight (where he's helping bring whole foods to the masses).
It’s not a surprise that Seattle ranks No. 1 for coffee consumption in America. We love our caffeine, but what exactly are the effects of drinking so much coffee? Research can bring to light some of the facts about our favorite beverage.
You don't have to give up solid foods to do a spring cleanse. Take cues from nature by eating detoxifying foods that will satisfy your cravings and help reset your body for spring.
This is a question dietitians are asked frequently. Studies show improved health for individuals who choose a diet high in fruits and vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins, but low in saturated fats and sodium. So can you make healthy choices if you don't cook or don't have the equipment to cook?
The time we spend sleeping is commonly regarded as the time when our bodies get a chance to focus energy expenditure on tissue healing and rejuvenation. While the exact function of sleep still is not completely understood, we can make a number of conclusions based on a large volume of research examining the negative effects of sleep deprivation.
Recently, the center has started up a number of support groups, including a group for long-distance relationships, a group for students older than 40 and a group for exploring codependent relationships.
Calcium is a critical component of a healthy diet. It is required for growing and maintaining healthy bones, for muscle contractions and for transmitting messages throughout the nervous system.
Erin Moran, DAOM, MS, investigates a cure for nerve damage from chemotherapy. Learn about her journey from dental school to integrative research.
Sneezing, wheezing, coughing, running nose, itchy eyes, rashes and headaches.
Change is on the menu at the Bastyr Cafeteria after experienced culinary chef Jim Watkins took over as director of food services February 7, 2011.
The iHealth Blood Pressure Dock combines hardware, including a docking station and a blood pressure cuff, with a free mobile application for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.
There are several reasons for using egg substitutes, whether it is because of an allergy, a vegan diet you're following, or you're simply out of eggs and don't have time to run to the store.
Overactive bladder is a broad term used to describe a variety of symptoms that include an urgency to urinate, with or without incontinence; high frequency of urinating; and symptoms at night. However, it is important to see a physician to be diagnosed with overactive bladder as these symptoms may be caused by infections or other disease processes.
The winners, Sasha Selden and Tina Fogall, from the Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Culinary Arts program, won the judges over with their creative Chickpea Tagine with Dandelion Green Gremolata.
Peanut butter and jelly. Cookies and milk. Some things in life just work better together. While our bodies take in nutrients from foods even when they're eaten alone, some nutrients' absorption is increased when they are eaten at the same time. Fortunately, there are many foods that naturally contain these combinations. Here are some examples of great nutrient pairs:
Weight management grabs more attention in advertisements and sells more books than almost any subject, with the side panels of websites, junk mail and TV shows all touting products and books to help people lose weight. A few of these strategies actually do work — but not for long.
For several years, synthetic chemicals have been suspected of contributing to common thyroid conditions such as hypo- and hyperthyroidism, as well as thyroid cancer. In the United States, 16 percent of women and 3 percent of men will develop some form of thyroid disease during their lives.
Can we say meat is meat, no matter what the animal is fed, grass or grain? Is there any difference? From some perspectives, there is a difference.
Knowing whether you have a cold or the flu can be difficult to determine, but it's important to know the difference because getting the flu can have life-threatening complications.
A candlelight vigil in the Bastyr University Chapel on Jan.
When you graduate from Bastyr University, you'll be armed with current scientific knowledge and an in-depth understanding of holistic healing.
Are you tired of that same old salad or boring side of steamed broccoli and cauliflower? We all know we should eat a wide variety of vegetables to get our complete daily dose of vitamins, minerals and fiber. But sometimes we get stuck in a rut, eating the same veggies, prepared the same way, over and over. Here are a few creative tips to help spice up your meals with extra veggies.
Pomegranates are delicious, beautiful and packed with nutrients. Luckily, they are in season from October through January, so now is the perfect time to add this tasty fruit into your life and start reaping its benefits.
In addition to knowing how to determine whether you child has an ear infection, you also can take steps to prevent them.