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Ying Yu

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.

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Alexis Durham

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.

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Jeff Johnson

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).

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Tamara Trebilcock, ND

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.

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Geoff Lecovin, ND, LAc ('94), MS, DC, CSCS, CISSN

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.

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Tarynne Mingione holding infant in Sierra Leone.

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.

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Emily Colwell

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.

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Erin Moran

Erin Moran, DAOM, MS, investigates a cure for nerve damage from chemotherapy. Learn about her journey from dental school to integrative research.

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Andrew Brandeis, naturopathic doctor, sitting at his iHealth booth.

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.

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Rodiek with her partner

Kit Rodiek already had a fulfilling career as a massage therapist, but obtaining a degree in exercise science and wellness in 2009 helped her broaden her expertise.

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