How Seed Cycling Supports Women Hormonal Health

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Feb 14, 2019 — The human body is truly a wonderful apparatus, full of promise and complexity. Females are understood to be unique in their experience of a monthly menses. The menstrual cycle itself is a carefully constructed dance played out monthly in the female bodied with the goal of releasing a single egg or mature oocyte. With intricate hormonal interplay, a single egg is chosen from thousands of possibilities to be released for potential fertilization. This elaborate interplay of hormones is susceptible to disturbances and it is estimated that more than 20% of women experience irregular cycles.

The Importance of Circadian Rhythms in Women’s Health

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Feb 12, 2019 — Circadian rhythms refer to the array of biological rhythms within the human body and almost all organisms studied on earth that cycle on a near 24 hour clock. These rhythms are generated by a core of biological clocks present in nearly every cell of the human body and regulated by a ‘master clock’ in the brain. This master circadian clock is comprised of a group of neurons called the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) located in the hypothalamus, which helps our body coordinate function based on the time of day...

Addressing Chronic Inflammation

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Feb 11, 2019 — Chronic inflammatory diseases are the number one cause of death worldwide. Stroke, chronic respiratory disease, heart disorder, cancer, obesity, and diabetes all have roots in chronic inflammation. The World Health Organization (WHO) predicts that diseases associated with chronic inflammation will increase continuously over the next thirty years.

NUNM is celebrating Black History Month

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Feb 8, 2019 — Black History Month dates back to 1926, at which time it was known as Negro History Week. At this time, the celebration lasted only a week, and began on February 12th. The reception from the general public at first wasn’t as good as the initiators had hoped. However, Negro History Week gained popularity eventually. In …

Naturopathic Doctors on Vaccines & the 2019 Measles Outbreak

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Feb 7, 2019 — Listen in as our dean of the College of Naturopathic Medicine, Shehab El-Hashemy, ND, talks about the 2019 Oregon and Washington state measles outbreak on KGW8 news. He also discusses naturopathic doctors’ training around prescribing and administering vaccines.

The Year of the Earth Pig

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Everything You Wanted to Know About the Year of the Earth Pig According to Classical Chinese Medicine At NUNM, we celebrate Chinese New Year in a big way. Between dragons roaming our halls, special teas being poured and acrobatic dances, we know how to ring in the Lunar New Year on a high note. Join …

Healing Bodies with Heart-Centered Awareness

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Heart centered awareness is a space of consciousness and presence in the moment. It is where we can experience non-attachment, inner stillness, non-judgement, kindness, and appreciation. These states of being constitute a therapeutic presence that you can use either as a practitioner with your clients, or outside of a therapeutic relationship for your own personal transformation...

School of Graduate Studies — Elective Courses, Spring 2019

NUNM students have many opportunities to explore topics, research and areas of practice that interest them. Our broad elective choices let students choose the practitioner they want to become.  See Sonis for spring course days and times. Classes are open to all NUNM students. Elective credit for ND students is available as listed. Master of …

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder “PMDD”

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Feb 6, 2019 — We are all familiar with premenstrual syndrome (PMS) - what it is, when it arrives, and how it impacts our lives on a monthly basis. Many of us have probably learned ways to mitigate, or at minimum, deal with this time of the month to ensure that it doesn’t completely derail us. Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) on the other hand, is a diagnosis women may be less familiar with. This disorder may be present but unnoticed, if symptoms of PMS seem to greatly interfere with quality of life...

Chinese New Year Celebrations at NUNM

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Jan 31, 2019 — Mark your calendars! We have a great series of events lined to up welcome in spring and the Chinese New Year of the Earth Pig. Feb. 5 – 15, 2019 Chinese New Year Celebration Tuesday, Feb. 5th 2 – 3 p.m. in Room 310, Academic Building The College of Classical Chinese Medicine and the Student …