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At Bastyr University, students, faculty and staff continue to transform the health of the human community, advance natural health research and and aspire to great things in 2021. 
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"When I saw the principles of naturopathic medicine, I knew instantly that this was the profession I was looking for. I knew I wanted to be a doctor of some sort, but could not decide how I was going to combine my love for holistic psychology with medicine." states Monicka Fosnocht
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Dr. Sweet's recommendation to future students is bring your curiosity and motivation. Keep an open mind and nurture a willingness to learn.
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Like many who find our profession, I struggled with my own unresolved chronic health issues from years of stress, frequent travel, and excessive antibiotic use. I found the best solutions for myself with naturopathic medicine.
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In light of the recent horrific and deadly attacks in Atlanta, GA, the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges (AANMC), and Naturopathic Medical Student Association (NMSA) reiterate our unwavering stance against racism, xenophobic rhetoric, and misinformation around the pandemic.
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Mental health is impacted by a number of factors, including environmental influences, genetics, and diet. 1  Consuming foods rich in the following nutrients contributes to mental wellness and may help those experiencing mild depressive symptoms. If you are experiencing more severe symptoms such as thoughts of harming yourself or others, please seek medical attention immediately. 
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SCNM Student, Clara Sage Sartor states, "Embrace your struggles.  Don’t let failure define you but do let it shape you.  It’s through adversity that we grow stronger and are shaped into the person we are meant to become."
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As more and more evidence shows that naturopathic medicine is an effective tool on its own or in conjunction with conventional medical care, many people are integrating visits to naturopathic doctors (NDs) into their regular healthcare regimen. 1 2  If you are new to naturopathic medicine, here is what you can expect from the ND-patient relationship and why it is so crucial in yielding effective treatment.
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Dr. Yalda Shokoohinia, SCNM faculty, states, "One of my main goals in the educational process is to transfer an interdisciplinary experience to students including chemistry, biology, and clinical aspects of pharmacology."
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When you think of probiotics, the first thing you probably think of is gut health, but recent studies show that probiotics can also have a major positive impact on oral health. 1 It makes sense, since the oral cavity is part of the digestive system. Naturopathic doctors (NDs) will often suggest the consumption of probiotics and foods rich in other dental-friendly nutrients in order to treat and prevent oral diseases like gingivitis, tooth decay and periodontitis, as well as to improve overall oral health.
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