Bastyr University is a natural health arts and science university located in Kenmore, Washington and San Diego, California. It offers degrees in naturopathic medicine, acupuncture and Oriental medicine, nutrition, herbal science, ayurvedic science, exercise science, psychology, midwifery and other programs. Its main campus is on a forested property just north of Seattle, and its second campus opened in San Diego in September 2012.Bastyr is the largest of seven accredited naturopathic medical schools in North America.Bastyr also operates a teaching clinic, Bastyr Center for Natural Health, in Seattle's Fremont/ Wallingford neighborhood. Wikipedia.
News Article | April 26, 2017
Bastyr University today announced that AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine will become the AOMA College of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine within the University. The relationship was unanimously approved by Bastyr’s Board of Trustees and AOMA’s Board of Governors. “Our institutions share a common mission and vision – to transform the health and well-being of our communities and train the future leaders in the healthcare field,” said Mac Powell, PhD, President of Bastyr University. “Bastyr combining with AOMA provides significant opportunities to strengthen and expand the degree and certificate programs that we each currently offer to the benefit of the students and the communities we serve. Through AOMA becoming part of Bastyr, both institutions hope that we will create a College of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine that will draw the best students from around the world, and produce life-changing research.” Founded in 1978, Bastyr University is a pioneer in science-based natural medicine accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). With campuses in Washington and California, Bastyr offers degree programs in areas such as naturopathic medicine, acupuncture and Oriental medicine, ayurvedic sciences, herbal sciences, midwifery, nutrition, and psychology. The University also has clinics in both Seattle and San Diego, providing an array of services, including naturopathic medicine, nutritional counseling, and acupuncture. AOMA, based in Austin, Texas, is a top-ranked institution offering graduate programs in acupuncture and Oriental medicine. Founded in 1993, AOMA is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. AOMA also is one of the largest providers of acupuncture and Chinese medicine in Austin, with two clinics in the metropolitan area. “We are very excited to become a part of the Bastyr University community. We are looking forward to collaborating as we grow our educational programs and patient services, as well as furthering research efforts and the advancement of the fields of acupuncture, Chinese Medicine and natural medicine in its entirety,” said Betty Edmond, MD, President and CEO of AOMA. Final approval by the NWCCU and the Department of Education is required before the formal affiliation can be completed.
News Article | April 17, 2017
LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has announced its list of the best colleges and universities in the state of Washington for 2017. Of the 19 four-year schools that made the list, Gonzaga University, University of Washington, Seattle University, University of Puget Sound and Pacific Lutheran University were the top five institutions. Of the 21 two-year schools that were also included, Edmonds Community College, Shorelines Community College, Renton Technical College, Bates Technical College and Clark College took the top five. A list of all the winning schools is included below. “Washington state’s unemployment rate recently hit a nine-year low, which is great news for people interested in pursuing a college degree,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.org. “Our analysis shows schools going the extra mile for students in terms of career preparation, by providing high-quality programs and resources that are translating into student success in the job market.” To be included on the “Best Colleges in Washington” list, schools must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also scored on additional data that includes annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college, career services offered, availability of financial aid and such additional metrics as student/teacher ratios and graduation rates. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in Washington” list, visit: Washington’s Best Four-Year Colleges for 2017 include: Bastyr University Central Washington University City University of Seattle Eastern Washington University Gonzaga University Heritage University Northwest University Pacific Lutheran University Saint Martin's University Seattle Pacific University Seattle University Trinity Lutheran College University of Puget Sound University of Washington-Seattle Campus Walla Walla University Washington State University Western Washington University Whitman College Whitworth University Washington’s Best Two-Year Colleges for 2017 include: Bates Technical College Bellingham Technical College Big Bend Community College Cascadia Community College Clark College Edmonds Community College Everett Community College Grays Harbor College Lower Columbia College Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom Pierce College at Puyallup Renton Technical College Seattle Vocational Institute Shoreline Community College South Puget Sound Community College Spokane Community College Spokane Falls Community College Tacoma Community College Walla Walla Community College Wenatchee Valley College Whatcom Community College About Us: LearnHowtoBecome.org was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from LearnHowtoBecome.org has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.
News Article | April 26, 2017
The International Association of HealthCare Professionals is pleased to welcome Mark Harrison Nolting, ND, Naturopathic Physician to their prestigious organization in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare. Dr. Nolting is a highly trained and qualified physician with an extensive expertise in all facets of his work, especially natural medicine, asian medicine (acupuncture), and bioidentical hormone replacement therapies. With over three decades of experience in his field, he is currently serving as the Medical Director within Edmonds Wellness Clinic in Edmonds, Washington, the premier destination for age management medicine (anti-aging), natural health care, and wellness strategies in Washington State. Additionally, Dr. Nolting serves as a Senior Medical Director of Physical Medicine at Healthways Inc., a position he has held for 15 years. Dr. Nolting gained his education at Bastyr University, and completed Asian Medicine residencies, training, and teaching in China. He is currently a certified BioTE (bioidentical hormone replacement) physician, and has earned the coveted title of Diplomate of the National Board of Acupuncture Orthopedics as well as the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine. Dr. Nolting strives to educate his patients in wellness and age management while offering effective natural therapies. Dr. Nolting stays current in his field by maintaining professional memberships with the Age Management Medical Group, American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and the Washington East Asian Medicine Practitioners Association. Furthermore, he is a member of the editorial board of the (International) Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine. For his wealth of experience and knowledge, Dr. Nolting is a sought after international speaker on natural medicine, specifically age management and natural hormone (BHRT) topics. He attributes his success to his persistence and exposure to different cultures throughout his education, and in his free time, Dr. Nolting enjoys golfing, exercising, Tai Chi, walking his dog, traveling, and spending time with his family and friends. Learn more about Dr. Norling here: http://www.iahcp.com/8134761.html and be sure to read his upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare.
News Article | March 2, 2017
Dr. Jamine Blesoff has recently become an instructor of Naturopathic Medicine at National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL. She brings with her years of experience in providing infants, children and women with natural preventative care. Dr. Blesoff looks forward to bringing her experience into the classroom to educate the next generation of naturopathic healthcare providers, and further increase the quality of care she provides her clients by being in an open, integrative environment. Dr. Jamine Blesoff received her BA from the University of Connecticut. While enrolled there, she developed the Community Health major program. This program encompasses multiple disciplines including sociology, cultural anthropology, Latino studies and pre-med sciences. Dr. Blesoff went on to graduate from Bastyr University in Kenmore, Washington with a doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine. During her studies, she focused on botanical medicine, craniosacral therapy and homeopathy. She is a licensed Primary Care provider in Washington State. She is also bilingual in English and Spanish. She worked with Natural Doctors International to provide health care to individuals on the island of Ometepe in Nicaragua. She is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Illinois Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians. Before moving to the Chicago area, Dr. Blesoff built a successful private practice in Seattle, Washington. She currently sees patients out of Balance Health & Wellness and Serenity Acupuncture. For more information on Dr. Jamine Blesoff, please visit her website http://jamineblesoffnd.com. About the National University of Health Sciences Founded in 1906, National University of Health Sciences sets the standard of training for careers in health care and integrative medicine. The university is a champion of research, accreditation, academic excellence and high admission standards.
News Article | March 1, 2017
Dr. Joseph Pizzorno, the founder of Bastyr University and “The Father of Evidence-Based Natural Medicine,” has found the one-link causing the epidemic proportion increase of type 2 diabetes, and many other chronic conditions, and a way to reverse them. With prediabetes now approaching 37% of the U.S. population, and diabetes, once a rare condition just 50 years ago, plaguing over 9% of adults in America, this is ground-breaking news. This brings life-changing hope to what Dr. Pizzorno calls “The Sick Generation,” those in all age groups who are now trying to cope with ill-health and chronic conditions. “In my practice, lectures and teaching of future health leaders, I became concerned with the conditions that have become common-place in adults in the prime of their lives. Over the past two years, my team has reviewed thousands of studies for clues that matched with the epidemic rise of chronic conditions, symptoms and ill-health. The findings were conclusive, unnerving, and overwhelming. While diet, exercise and genetics play a role in health, toxin overload is the one common link to these conditions,” says Dr. Pizzorno. Pizzorno concluded that Toxins are the primary cause of chronic conditions including type 2 diabetes, auto-immune disease, obesity, heart disease, dementia, and many others. There are hundreds of toxins that we’re exposed to in our everyday activities, and they aren’t what you might think. This includes 60 well-researched toxins that are silent disruptors of our health including: environmental toxins, pesticides, heavy metals, plastics, food packaging, fabrics, household products, beauty products, and a shocking long list of items we commonly eat or use. This daily toxin exposure results in an accumulation of toxins in our bodies, particularly when toxin clearance is impaired or limited. Toxins build-up overtime, and many take permanent residence, like a house guest that won’t leave. This overload of toxins disrupts the endocrine system, overtaxes the liver and overwhelms the kidneys. “The impact toxins are having on our health is devastating, but the reversals have been equally astounding. Thousands of case studies have shown the body’s amazing ability to bounce-back, reverse course, and return to its normal healthy state,” says Pizzorno. Now everyone has access to the same personalized approach that Dr. Pizzorno has successfully and safely used with his patients through his new book, The Toxin Solution, How Hidden Poisons in the Air, Water, Food, and Products We Use Are Destroying Our Health – AND WHAT WE CAN DO TO FIX IT…available at http://www.thetoxinsolution.com . On this site, when ordering the book, you will be given access to an assessment of your own level of toxin exposure, and even go deeper for a personalized medically compliant 60 question review, including a free individualized Toxin Report, and a 90-day premium access to a Science-based Smart Tool used by thousands of corporate wellness clients to reduce disease risks by over 50% and improve health. Now this HIPAA health compliant tool integrates your labs and even DNA with your lifestyle information including medications, diet, toxins and more to deliver a one in a million solution, unique for you. Health leaders from around the world are praising Dr. Pizzorno’s work including Dr. Mark Hyman, Director of The Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, “This book should be a mandatory part of all medical school curriculums. And for any human living in the 21st century seeking to improve their health, this book is the essential reading.” About The Toxin Solution Information is available at http://www.thetoxinsolution.com including a toxic risk quiz as well as links for ordering The Toxin Solution. Interviews and press inquiries can be directed to: Brooke Greenwald at: brooke(at)cornerstonepr(dot)net
Goldenberg J.Z.,Bastyr University
The Cochrane database of systematic reviews | Year: 2013
Antibiotics are widely prescribed; however they can cause disturbances in gastrointestinal flora which may lead to reduced resistance to pathogens such as Clostridium difficile (C. difficile). Probiotics are live organisms thought to balance the gastrointestinal flora. The 45%. These results proved robust to sensitivity analyses of plausible and worst-plausible assumptions regarding missing outcome data and were similar whether considering trials in adults versus children, lower versus higher doses, different probiotic species, or higher versus lower risk of bias. Our judgment is that the overall evidence warrants moderate confidence in this large relative risk reduction. We downgraded the overall quality of evidence for CDAD to 'moderate' due to imprecision. There were few events (154) and the calculated optimal information size (n = 8218) was more than the total sample size. With respect to the incidence of C. difficile infection, a secondary outcome, pooled complete case results from 13 trials (961 participants) did not show a statistically significant reduction. The incidence of C. difficile infection was 12.6% in the probiotics group compared to 12.7% in the placebo or no treatment control group (RR 0.89; 95% CI 0.64 to 1.24). Adverse events were assessed in 26 studies (3964 participants) and our pooled complete case analysis indicates probiotics reduce the risk of adverse events by 20% (RR 0.80; 95% CI 0.68 to 0.95). In both treatment and control groups the most common adverse events included abdominal cramping, nausea, fever, soft stools, flatulence, and taste disturbance. For the short-term use of probiotics in patients that are not immunocompromised or severely debilitated, we consider the strength of this evidence to be moderate. Based on this systematic review and meta-analysis of 23 randomized controlled trials including 4213 patients, moderate quality evidence suggests that probiotics are both safe and effective for preventing Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea.
Rosen D.C.,Bastyr University
Journal of counseling psychology | Year: 2012
The study examined which socio-demographic differences between clients and providers influenced interpersonal complementarity during an initial intake session; that is, behaviors that facilitate harmonious interactions between client and provider. Complementarity was assessed using blinded ratings of 114 videotaped intake sessions by trained observers. Hierarchical linear models were used to examine how match between client and provider in race/ethnicity, sex, and age were associated with levels of complementarity. A qualitative analysis investigated potential mechanisms that accounted for overall complementarity beyond match by examining client-provider dyads in the top and bottom quartiles of the complementarity measure. Results indicated significant interactions between client's race/ethnicity (Black) and provider's race/ethnicity (Latino) (p = .036) and client's age and provider's age (p = .044) on the Affiliation axis. The qualitative investigation revealed that client-provider interactions in the upper quartile of complementarity were characterized by consistent descriptions between the client and provider of concerns and expectations as well as depictions of what was important during the meeting. Results suggest that differences in social identities, although important, may be overcome by interpersonal variables early in the therapeutic relationship. Implications for both clinical practice and future research are discussed, as are factors relevant to working across cultures.
Simkin P.,Bastyr University
Birth | Year: 2010
Background: The fetal occiput posterior position poses challenges in every aspect of intrapartum care - prevention, diagnosis, correction, supportive care, labor management, and delivery. Maternal and newborn outcomes are often worse and both physical and psychological traumas are more common than with fetal occiput anterior positions. The purpose of this paper is to describe nine prevailing concepts that guide labor and birth management with an occiput posterior fetus, and summarize evidence to clarify the state of the science. Methods: A search was conducted of the databases of PubMed and the Cochrane Library. Additional valuable information was obtained from obstetric and midwifery textbooks, books and websites for the public, conversations with maternity care professionals, and years of experience as a doula. Results: Nine prevailing concepts are as follows: (1) prenatal maneuvers rotate the occiput posterior fetus to occiput anterior; (2) it is possible to detect the occiput posterior fetus prenatally; (3) a fetus who is occiput anterior at the onset of labor will remain in that position throughout labor; (4) back pain in labor is a reliable sign of an occiput posterior fetus; (5) the occiput posterior fetus can be identified during labor by digital vaginal examination; (6) an ultrasound scan is a reliable way to detect fetal position; (7) maternal positions facilitate rotation of the occiput posterior fetus; (8) epidural analgesia facilitates rotation; (9) manual rotation of the fetal head to occiput anterior improves the rate of occiput anterior deliveries. Concepts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 8 have little scientific support whereas concepts 6, 7, and 9 are supported by promising evidence. Conclusions: Many current obstetric practices with respect to the occiput posterior position are unsatisfactory, resulting in failure to identify and correct the problem and thus contributing to high surgical delivery rates and traumatic births. The use of ultrasound examination to identify fetal position is a method that is far superior to other methods, and has the potential to improve outcomes. Research studies are needed to examine the efficacy of midwifery methods of identification, and the effect of promising methods to rotate the fetus (simple positional methods and digital or manual rotation). Based on the findings of this review, a practical approach to care is suggested. © 2010, Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Lamson D.W.,Bastyr University
Alternative Medicine Review | Year: 2010
Eucalyptus oil (EO) and its major component, 1,8-cineole, have antimicrobial effects against many bacteria, including Mycobacterium tuberculosis and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), viruses, and fungi (including Candida). Surprisingly for an antimicrobial substance, there are also immune-stimulatory, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, analgesic, and spasmolytic effects. Of the white blood cells, monocytes and macrophages are most affected, especially with increased phagocytic activity. Application by either vapor inhalation or oral route provides benefit for both purulent and non-purulent respiratory problems, such as bronchitis, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). There is a long history of folk usage with a good safety record. More recently, the biochemical details behind these effects have been clarified. Although other plant oils may be more microbiologically active, the safety of moderate doses of EO and its broad-spectrum antimicrobial action make it an attractive alternative to pharmaceuticals. EO has also been shown to offset the myelotoxicity of one chemotherapy agent. Whether this is a general attribute that does not decrease the benefit of chemotherapy remains to be determined. This article also provides instruction on how to assemble inexpensive devices for vapor inhalation.
Patrick L.,Bastyr University
Alternative Medicine Review | Year: 2011
Gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD), a common disorder in the Western world, can lead to complications that include esophageal stricture and esophageal adenocarcinoma. Multiple challenges are associated with GERD treatment. First, lack of symptoms does not correlate with the absence of or the healing of esophageal lesions. Second, proton pump inhibitors, the current standard of care for GERD, are ineffective for the majority of GERD patients who have non-erosive disease. This article discusses these challenges, investigates the mechanisms of damage in GERD, and explores the existing data on unconventional forms of treatment, including melatonin, acupuncture, botanicals, and dietary interventions. Copyright © 2011 Alternative Medicine Review, LLC. All Rights Reserved.