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March 2009 Issue
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Stacy LucierWith spring right around the corner, this issue of Health E-News offers you advice to make the seasonal transition easier. Overcome your allergies, learn how to improve and maintain your weight, try a delicious healthy recipe, and get helpful tips to improve your overall health.

In health,

Stacy Lucier



Clinic Highlights

Self Care

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Clinic Highlights
Patient Carmen de la Hoz

Find Relief from Your Allergies

When Carmen de la Hoz came to Bastyr Center for Natural Health, she was exhausted from allergies and chronic sinus infections. Carmen received individualized treatments from her Bastyr Center practitioners and now her allergies no longer weigh her down. Read Carmen’s story and find out how acupuncture and naturopathic medicine can help alleviate your allergy symptoms.

Learn Healthy Eating Habits with "Weigh to Go"

A new session of Bastyr Center's popular weight and nutrition program, "Weigh to Go," starts Wednesday, April 15 (registration ends March 27). This comprehensive, nine-week program combines individualized counseling with group classes on nutrition and lifestyle changes. Learn how to set goals, manage stress, incorporate more activity into your daily life, navigate temptation and avoid overeating. Learn more or to register, call 206.925.4662 by March 27.

Bastyr Center Offers Focused Care for Women

Bastyr Center provides excellent natural, focused care for women. From annual gynecological exams to supportive care for menopause and osteoporosis, our physician and student teams can address all aspects of women’s health. Women can access both preventive care and medical care for acute or chronic conditions. Learn more about focused care for women and schedule an appointment today for your annual health exam.

Expand Your Knowledge with Bastyr's Community Education Classes!

Did you know that Bastyr University offers a variety of courses for the public on natural health topics? A few of our upcoming classes include: SoulCollage®: Images to Feed the Soul on March 28; CranioSacral Therapy Seminar I on April 17-19; and The 100-Mile Diet: Eating Locally in Western Washington on April 18. View all of Bastyr University’s community education classes.

Visit Bastyr Center at VegFest

Join Bastyr Center on March 21 and 22 at Seattle Center's Exhibition Hall for VegFest, a healthy vegetarian food festival. Get nutrition tips from our expert naturopathic residents and advanced nutrition students and sample hundreds of delicious veggie foods.

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Cola soda popThe Sour Side of Sweet Soft Drinks
Soft drinks may taste delicious, but research indicates that fructose — a type of sugar found in many soft drinks — may not be good for your weight. Soft drinks containing fructose may lead to excess weight gain. Learn more about the link between soft drinks and weight gain.

Fight Allergies with Vitamin E
Supplementing with vitamin E may help relieve some of the symptoms associated with seasonal allergic rhinitis (hay fever), reports a study in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. Preliminary studies have shown that vitamin E can calm portions of the immune system involved in allergic reactions. Find out how vitamin E can provide you with allergy relief.

Eating a Colorful Diet Leads to Less Bone Loss
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition recently published a report from an ongoing study that found eating a well-rounded, fruit- and vegetable-rich diet is associated with preserving bone density. Read more about this study and discover steps you can take to protect your bones.

Recipe: Green Bean and Sesame Salad
This fabulous springtime salad is easy to make and is great served hot or cold. Toasted sesame seeds, lemon juice, garlic and cilantro combine to create a fresh taste. Get this delicious recipe.





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