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Welcome to Health E-News!As spring begins to peek out from underneath the winter landscape, it's natural to start thinking about returning to longer days, breaking out our spring wardrobe and spending more time outdoors. To help you make that transition, this issue includes a few essential elements for your spring starter kit. Registration is now open for our "Weigh to Go" program, a holistic approach to lasting weight loss. Or, if your mood remains in winter mode, read about natural remedies for depression. If you can't shake the latest virus or are trying to avoid a repeat exposure, be sure to read about a study on American ginseng's effects on colds. And finally, if you want to explore new aspects of healthful living, drop by Bastyr's booth at the KING 5 Healthy Living Expo. It might provide the jump-start you didn't even know you needed!

In health,
Sydney Maupin, Editor

Bastyr Center for Natural Health
March 2007 Issue

Clinic Highlights

Self Care

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Clinic Highlights

Shed Pounds by Participating in Bastyr's "Weigh to Go" Program

Weigh-to-go programIf you're looking for a better way to lose extra weight, try Bastyr Center for Natural Health's new program, Weigh to Go. This comprehensive program combines individualized counseling with weekly group nutrition classes, which together help you build new skills for a healthier lifestyle. Through the program, you will learn how to set goals, manage stress, incorporate more activity in your daily life, navigate temptation and avoid overeating. The next session begins April 16. Call (206) 834-4193 x 5129 to find out more and register.

Visit Bastyr's Booth at the KING 5 Healthy Living Expo

Interested in learning as much as you can about staying healthy? Don't miss the first annual KING 5 Healthy Living Expo! This jam-packed event takes place at the Qwest Field Event Center on Saturday and Sunday, March 17 and 18, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. At Bastyr's booth, you can find out more about Bastyr Center for Natural Health and Bastyr University, receive a blood pressure reading, enjoy a free neck and shoulder massage and walk our indoor reflexology path. Other Expo events include healthy cooking stage demonstrations, a rock climbing wall, an interactive soccer exhibit and a golf simulator. Admission is free. Find more details about it on the KING 5 website.

Sample Natural Skin Care Products at Bastyr Dispensary

If you've ever thought about consulting a natural skin care professional to find the perfect products for you, don't miss the Bastyr Dispensary's skin care demonstration from Noon to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27, 2007. This is a great opportunity to receive personalized skin care advice from Jimm Harrison, co-founder of Spirit of Beauty and OHA skin care systems. Both of these organic skin care lines use whole, unrefined ingredients with no petrochemicals, parabens or other potentially harmful ingredients. Spirit of Beauty is available only through professionals at naturopathic offices, wellness centers and spas and you can purchase these products at the Bastyr Dispensary. For more information visit our website or call (206) 834-4114.

Bastyr to Offer Affordable Women's Health Screenings

Women's health screenings serve a crucial role in reducing mortality and morbidity by catching signs and symptoms of breast and cervical cancer early. Yet, some women don't receive routine screenings, because they cannot afford to pay for them. That's why Bastyr is thrilled to announce its participation in the federally- and locally-funded program, the Washington Breast and Cervical Health Program (WBCHP). This program, which provides mammogram and pap screenings as well as prompt access to follow-up care, serves women age 40-60 with no insurance or whose income is 250 percent of the federal poverty level. To find out if you qualify for this program, call (206) 834-4101.

 
 
 
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Bastyr Offers Acupuncture for Chronic Health Issues
Why acupuncture worksIf your health problems have lingered no matter what you've tried, perhaps the solution lies in the ancient Chinese healing art of acupuncture. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine have helped people in China for thousands of years, and research studies have proven acupuncture's effectiveness in alleviating pain and helping with pain-related disorders. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can also help with stress, insomnia, allergies, PMS and fatigue. Learn more about our acupuncture and Oriental medicine services and find out more about why acupuncture works.

American Ginseng May Help Curb Colds
You've heard that vitamin C and echinacea can help preventing colds and/or shorten their duration. Now there's another herb you may want to add your arsenal of cold- and flu-fighters: American ginseng. A recent study showed that people who took this herb for four months experienced fewer colds, and, when they did catch a cold, had one that was less severe. Read more about this study.

Explore Natural Cures for Depression
If you or someone you know struggles with depression during the winter or any season help is available. While conventional antidepressants are sometimes warranted, many natural options can provide relief, including St John's wort, SAM-e, zinc, omega 3's, and even lavender essential oil. Find out more about these and other natural mood-lifters on our website.

Healthy Recipe: Quick Lemon and Quinoa Salad
This recipe makes a perfect side salad for lunches or dinners, potlucks and family gatherings. The lemon and garlic flavors combine to make a great-tasting, healthful addition to any meal. Quinoa is a gluten-free grain that is packed with protein, and you can find it at health food stores or the health-food section of your regular grocery store. Get the recipe.

 

 

 

 

 

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