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May 2008 Issue
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Welcome to Health E-News

Stacy Lucier, EditorAs the temperature drops and leaves change color, I am reminded that the holiday season is fast approaching. There is so much going on at Bastyr this fall, including holiday sales, concerts and author discussions. In this issue I am excited to share many of these events with you. This issue also highlights ongoing programs and treatments at our clinic, a great recipe to warm you up and tips to help you stay in good health.

Best wishes for the season,

Stacy Lucier

Clinic Highlights

Self Care

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Save the Date: Holiday Extravaganza

Join us for this year's Holiday Extravaganza at the Bastyr Dispensary! This annual event will be held Saturday, December 6, from 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Enjoy a 20% discount on all items (excluding prescriptions and food). The celebration also features skin-care sample give-aways, sweet treats and demonstrations by Bastyr Center faculty and advanced students, as well as the perfect gifts for everyone on your list. See you there! Learn more about the Bastyr Center Dispensary.

Bastyr NDs Provide Whole-Person Health Care

Bastyr Center naturopathic doctors (NDs) take pride in offering a different kind of health care for you and your family. A main principle of naturopathic medicine is to identify and treat the causes behind a patient's symptoms, rather than merely suppressing them. By taking the time to listen and to get to know you as a whole person, our NDs work with you to identify and address the underlying causes of illness. They might prescribe vitamin/mineral supplements, herbal and homeopathic remedies; provide physical medicine and hydrotherapy treatments; or recommend changes in diet, lifestyle and exercise. Learn more about the benefits of naturopathic medicine and schedule an appointment.

Bastyr Can Help You Beat the Winter Blues

The winter season may seem a bit gloomy to some. The gray clouds, cold weather and lack of sunshine can take a toll on your spirits. Holiday activities and travel plans may leave you stressed and exhausted. Bastyr Center's counseling department provides support for those who deal with depression, fatigue, seasonal affective disorder (SAD), work-related stress, relationship issues and other health issues. Read more about Bastyr Center's counseling services and schedule your appointment today.

Acclaimed Food Writer Michael Pollan to Speak at Founders' Day Weekend

Bastyr University's Founders' Day Weekend will be kicked off by an evening with Michael Pollan. Author of In Defense of Food and The New York Times bestseller, The Omnivore's Dilemma, Pollan is a food writer and environmentalist, described by Newsweek as " an uncommonly graceful explainer of natural science." He is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and has had his work published in Best American Science Writing (2004) and Best American Essays (1990 and 2003). Pollan will speak on Thursday, October 30 at 7:30 p.m. at Bell Harbor Auditorium. Learn more about this event and other Founders' Day Weekend activities and purchase tickets here.

Jazz Musician Diane Schuur Performs at Bastyr November 7

Bastyr University is pleased to present Grammy-winning vocalist/pianist Diane Schuur in concert November 7 in the University's acoustically and aesthetically stunning chapel in Kenmore. The Overton Berry Trio will open the show. For more than three decades, Schuur has enchanted audiences with her unique musical talents. Schuur has produced 20 albums, most recently, Some Other Time, featuring songs made famous by the jazz artists she admired in her youth. Purchase tickets and read more about Diane Schuur's dynamic career.

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Child with a cold

Easy Common Cold Preventions
The common cold is caused by one of 200 different viruses. Although there is no cure for colds, you can help prevent them. Supplementing with a multivitamin/mineral and probiotic combination may boost the immune system and help stave off a cold.
Find out more ways to prevent and fight off colds this winter

Enjoy an Allergy-Free Holiday Season
For many of us, the holiday season includes family get-togethers, baked goods, more time spent indoors and travel plans. If you're allergic to dust mites and animal dander, however, winter can also bring problems associated with allergies. Don't let them hinder your holiday activities. Read more on ways to stay allergy free this winter.

Ginger — A Spicy Way to Stimulate Healthy Digestion
With the holiday season fast approaching, odds are you will eat a variety of rich treats and party snacks over the next few months. Although these foods are delicious, some may cause an upset stomach or indigestion. A quick cup of ginger tea may provide easy relief for your upset stomach. A study published in the European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology found ginger stimulates digestion by speeding up the movement of food from the stomach into the upper small intestine. Learn more about the benefits of drinking ginger tea.

Gingered Tomato Stew with Cornmeal Dumplings
The temperature may be dropping outside, but this healthy and hearty ginger tomato stew with cornmeal dumplings will warm you up and provide great nutrients. The leafy greens in this tasty stew contain chlorophyll, iron, calcium, vitamins A and C. They cleanse the blood, enhance the immune system and aid in the prevention of cancer. The ginger and fennel seeds aid in digestion and stimulate the appetite. The stew takes a total of 30 minutes to prepare, making it a quick and easy meal. Get this tasty recipe.





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