Friday, February 1, 2013

February is Abuzz with Activity At Bastyr University

During the shortest month of the year, there is no shortage of excitement on campus.

Students doing a cooking demonstration at open house event.
Bastyr students give a cooking demonstration during our annual open house.

February may only have 28 days, but we at Bastyr University plan to squeeze in as much activity in this month as any other. Our students and faculty are hard at work in their winter-quarter studies; our garden staff is busy planting seeds that will come to life this spring; our admissions advisors are welcoming new visitors to campus; our stellar researchers are diligently uncovering new truths about natural medicine; and our award-winning dining commons is fueling us all with warm, healthful comfort food each day. Here is a quick rundown of what else is keeping us busy:

Affordable Care Act and How it Affects Natural Medicine

With President Obama’s re-election, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that was signed into law in 2010 will stand. If the law is implemented as intended, naturopathic doctors in 16 states are poised to be covered by insurance and occupy a much larger role in U.S. health care. Additionally, the law will affect other complementary and alternative medicine fields. With these potential changes to the nation’s health care system, it is a very exciting time to be in the field of natural medicine and Bastyr University is primed to take a leading role.

Priority Application Deadlines for Admissions

If you are interested in preparing for the healing professions, now is the perfect time to take the next step. Whether it’s the continuation of your educational path or a change in careers, we welcome you to explore an opportunity to learn from the best faculty in natural medicine. With priority deadlines that range from February-April, it’s not too late to be proactive about changing your life and applying to one of our distinctive programs. (Applications continue to be accepted after the deadlines on a space-available basis).

Managing and Understanding Food Cravings

We are excited to announce a new season of free talks at Bastyr Center for Natural Health, the University’s Seattle teaching clinic. The first of these presentations, How to Manage and Understand Food Cravings, will be at 6 p.m. February 28, 2013, which falls during National Eating Disorders Week. Future talks include Personal Growth: Psychosynthesis, A Whole-Person Approach on March 9, Eating with the Seasons in Chinese Medicine on March 21 and Be Your Own Boot Camp on April 13. Read more about our free Living Naturally Lecture Series.

We hope this month is brimming with as much potential for you as it is for us.


Daniel K. Church, PhD

Bastyr University President

Subscribe to Newsletters

This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Enter the characters shown in the image.


Apr 19 General

Learn how diet and lifestyle modifications can help you control and prevent type-2 diabetes.

Apr 19 General

Watch your classmates and co-workers battle it out in Top Chef style to raise money to feed the homeless youth of Seattle.

Apr 21 Admissions

Take advantage of this opportunity to speak with an admissions representative and learn how Bastyr can help you build a career that helps create a healthier world.

Recent News

David Tolmie, BS ('06), MLIS, combines psychology and technology skills to help students navigate the fast-changing world of evidence-informed medicine.

Coquina Deger, MBA, and David Siebert fill key roles as part of President’s Cabinet

Herbal sciences students cook up foods with love -- and health-giving herbs -- in a popular lab class.

The actor and author joins us for a Q-and-A before her May 22 talk at Bastyr's Spring for Health Luncheon.

Spring 2014: There is a lot blossoming at Bastyr University


Bastyr University Nutrition Faculty Member Receives Prestigious State Honor

The public is invited to a free community event to explore Bastyr University’s teaching clinic

Teaching clinic earns second consecutive year of stellar results in regional patient satisfaction survey

In the Media

FOX Q13: Bastyr University's Ellie Freeman Discusses the FDA’s New Food Labels
Bothell-Kenmore Reporter: Bastyr Center for Natural Health Expands Integrative Oncology Services
Puget Sound Business Journal: Bastyr University's President Daniel Church to Retire

Health Tips

Here are some ways to eat an inexpensive and well-balanced diet consisting of many nutritious whole foods.

Here's how to create a healthy posture to improve your health.

The main benefit of the Paleo diet is that it promotes eating whole, nutritious foods while avoiding refined, processed foods.

While tax season can be daunting and stressful, these are simple, easy ways to help lighten the load.

Behind the calm exterior of a doula is a person who is constantly thinking, strategizing and endeavoring to create an environment to support a pregnant, birthing or postpartum family.