Thursday, February 9, 2012

A New Natural Directions to Match our New Website

We've redesigned and improved Natural Directions based on input from our reader survey.

Last summer, many of you took a Natural Directions reader survey to let us know what you like and where we have room to improve. We appreciate your thoughts. Here's a quick tour of our redesigned newsletter, which incorporates your requests — and also highlights features of the new

Bastyr in the World

Many of you asked for more stories on what Bastyr students, faculty and alumni are doing to serve their communities. In this issue, we look at inspiring nutritionist-turned-organizer Valerie Segrest, BSN ('09). We also talk to Tamara Trebilcock, ND ('05), about working as a Southern California physician.

Recipes, Health Tips, Video

You also requested recipes, health tips and video, so we added a menu bar with those items. You can search our ever-growing collection of health tips by category or name. You can search our collection of whole-food recipes by search ingredient or category (gluten-free, etc).

newsletter menu bar

Fresh Look, New Colors

We've also spiffed up the layout of the newsletter. The new design aims for a clean, straightforward look to make stories and information easier to find. You've probably noticed the new colors, too. Here's the explanation from our new website FAQ:

For years, Bastyr University was known by the color green, which signified respect for nature. As we continue to pursue our lofty mission and vision, we believe our visual identity should better reflect the prestige, rich heritage and acumen of our institution. Our new color palette was chosen to represent our institutional values and to reflect our rootedness in nature:

  • Cranberry: The dark red color represents energy, passion and leadership. Its namesake, the cranberry plant, has both culinary and medicinal uses in Western traditions.
  • Ginger: The golden tan color represents prestige. The ginger root has culinary and medicinal uses in both Western and Eastern traditions.
  • Juniper: The slate-blue accent color represents healing and wisdom, and is shared with Bastyr Center for Natural Health’s brand identity. The juniper plant’s frosted blue berries have culinary and medicinal uses in Western traditions.

Improved Mobile Viewing

Many of you said you view Natural Directions on your phone, so we made the newsletter easier to read and navigate on smaller screens.

newsletter on mobile phone

Boss Around the Editor

If you've got a particular question or topic you'd like to learn about, let us know. (What's it like being a parent while studying at Bastyr? Can East Coasters find a decent bagel in Seattle?) Tell us what you'd like to know at the "email the editor" link at the bottom of each issue.

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Apr 16

Deepen your understanding of the interconnectedness between energy and healing. Engage the four levels of your being and experience flow as you fuel your body and feed your soul with the Elemental Healing™ Method. Our energy body codes our experiences in its energetic architecture where there is a complete record of all our past experiences and emotional wounds. Healing those wounds is one of the primary rewards of one’s Inner Journey.
April 16, 23 & 30, Wed, 6-9p.m.
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Apr 16 Community Ed

Yoga is a way into life. Develop greater awareness of your body's strengths and challenges through yoga. Using the yoga postures (asana) appropriately, we can bring more freedom and peace into our bodies and minds. Working with the breath (pranayama), we can cultivate stillness and strength.
April 16 – June 18, Wednesdays, 6-7:15p.m.
Heidi Fischer, Certified Yoga Teacher.
12.5 HRs

Apr 17 Admissions

Bastyr University will be in Chicago to help you learn about the amazing opportunities that await you at Bastyr.

Student & Alumni Profiles

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

A mysterious illness transformed Priya Walia's vision of medicine and gave her a plan for her future.


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.