A speaking engagement at Bastyr University turned into a miracle for midwife Therese Charvet, who helped deliver a healthy baby girl in the middle of Puget Sound on her way to campus.
Veterans at Bastyr plan to use their counseling and healing skills to help other military members returning from service.
Nutrition graduates offer personal coaching on the front lines of the workplace wellness movement.
Katie Strobe is the first naturopathic medicine student awarded the Poncin Scholarship, which aids ambitious young people who are engaged in medical research in Washington state,
Interest in sleep medicine first led alumna Catherine Darley, ND ('02), to Bastyr University, and now she has started the Institute of Naturopathic Sleep Medicine to further "bridge the field of sleep health and naturopathy."
Laurie Steelsmith, ND, MSA (’93), offers hundreds of tips to enhance women’s sexual vitality in her new book, which is available at the Bastyr Bookstore.
How did alumna Ravyn Ramos, ARNP, ND ('09) prove herself as the first naturopathic doctor at the busy Tulalip Health Clinic? A persistent focus on her patients.
After guiding a friend through cancer treatment, Jeungwon Yoon devotes herself to researching the disease at an integrative clinic in South Korea.
Combining a customer-focused attitude from Kraft Foods and a whole-food education from Bastyr helped Teri Rose, MS ('08), earn the title "Best Nutritionist in the Twin Cities."
Michelle Leary, BS ('09), was an economics major studying abroad in Switzerland when she signed up for a Pilates class that changed her life.
Freedom. Responsibility. Excitement. Naturopathic medicine student Mark Shortt writes about putting his education to the test in Guatemala.
Two Bastyr health psychology students are tackling advanced research during their undergraduate years.
Nutrition graduate Valerie Segrest helps Northwest tribes reinvent traditional foods, learning that social change starts in the kitchen.
Sharon Gray, MS (’06), LAc, is one of many Bastyr graduates whose own health journey inspired her to join a healing profession. Now she's growing a practice and creating a cookbook that draws on crowd-sourced variations of a single simple recipe.
AOM student Emily Paul found herself learning cross-cultural communication on the fly at the Rainier Park Medical Clinic. That sort of real-world training is exactly the point of Bastyr's external clinical training.
This Ivy League graduate thought he had a career as a research biologist all mapped out. Then he learned to listen to his heart along with his science-loving mind.
Renee Choi is researching whether the herbs "Oregon grape" and "sweet Annie" can fight prostate cancer.
Darcie Boltz opened Heeling Allies, a business that trains assistance dogs and matches them with people with emotional and psychological needs. She calls the dogs "a highly effective type of alternative medicine and a wonderful adjunct to traditional therapies."
A 2009 graduate of the herbal sciences bachelor's program, Difani opened Herbal Wellness, a retail herb store in Kirkland, Wash. She consults on herbs and nutrition and helps formulate custom herbal blends.
Ying Yu, MS, a 2007 graduate of the Master of Science in Nutrition and Clinical Health Psychology, uses an integrated approach to mental health counseling and nutritional consultation. She co-owns a full-service nutrition counseling clinic, Green Lake Nutrition, which specializes in whole-foods nutrition, functional medicine and psychotherapy for medical health conditions.
A 2004 graduate of the naturopathic medicine program at Bastyr, Dr. Becky Chollet is merging her love of teaching with medicine and nature at the Champlain Center for Natural Medicine in Shelburne, Vermont.
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.
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).
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.