Renee Choi is researching whether the herbs "Oregon grape" and "sweet Annie" can fight prostate cancer.
Meet Marissa Castello, a personal wellness coach, mother, former boutique owner and self-described "learning machine," who started her studies in Bastyr's Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine program during summer quarter 2011.
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.
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."
September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and Bastyr University is working to tackle the disease on multiple fronts. Calling for prevention, early detection and new cancer research are the ways Bastyr is working to make strides against this growing epidemic.
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.
Nearly a year after the Student Village began providing on-campus housing to Bastyr University students, the LEED platinum-certified structure still is attracting visitors interested in learning more about its innovative design and sustainable features.
For the second year in a row, Bastyr University has been recognized as one of King Co
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Erin Moran, DAOM, MS, investigates a cure for nerve damage from chemotherapy. Learn about her journey from dental school to integrative research.