Archive for tag: halloween

Pumpkin Carving, Pumpkin Seeds, and Pumpkin Pie

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Happy Halloween!! I am pretty sure I have overdosed on pumpkin this weekend!! It all started with breakfast this morning being pumping pancakes… followed by pumpkin carving, pumpkin seed roasting and pumpkin pie baking! Now, I am enjoying the glow of my pumpkin on the porch while watching scary movies! I normally absolutely detest scary movies but 'tis the season! Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays and I fully enjoyed it this year! 

Ashley -pumpkin -pie

Clinic News

A group of students from a local high school came to visit National this past week to learn about alternative medicine. An intern from the chiropractic program, and intern from the acupuncture and oriental medicine program, and one of my fellow clinic interns from the naturopathic program presented on our respective programs and what each of the professions can do for patients. Many students were fascinated about the naturopathic program and wanted more information on how to become a naturopathic doctor! I am so happy that young students are being exposed to the naturopathic profession because had I known of this medical pathway way back when I was starting out on my college career I would have made different decisions for sure! 

Campus Visit Day

Speaking of future naturopathic doctors, Campus Visit Day will be held next weekend. As it stands now, the stats for visitors are almost 50/50 for ND-interested students and DC-interested students. This is a first for Campus Visit Day for sure! Usually, there is an overwhelming amount of DC prospect students coming from far and wide to check out the school for Campus Visit Day, but with the ND program growing interest we are starting to have a greater presence on campus! I will be at Campus Visit Day this weekend to answer questions of prospective students and to help give tours of the campus. Come and join if you can!

Ashley -cathalloween

Have a spook-tacular week!!

Pumpkin Hunting

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Being one week before Halloween I decided it was time to get myself some pumpkins to carve! After scanning all of the pumpkins at the sale I think I found the heaviest one of the bunch! It wasn't the biggest pumpkin but certainly make the half a block walk to the car with it in tow quite a task! I plan to meet up with friends early this week to have a carving/pumpkin seed roasting party as I need to get my pumpkin registered for the carving contest at my apartment complex. Winner gets $100 cash! I'll be sure to let you know if I win! 

UIC Medical Students

This week a group of interns went to the UIC medical school in downtown Chicago to educate first year medical students on the world of alternative medicine. They went armed with handouts full of information ready to tackle any questions the students might have. There were several students with questions regarding what naturopathic medicine is and what our role is in healthcare. All in all it sounded like a great experience for both the ND interns and the medical students. The more we educate our medical colleagues the more support we will have in the future, and the more we know about the various aspects of healthcare the better able we will be to serve our patients, which is the ultimate goal! 

Pizza + NUHS garden grown basil = Delicious! 

Ashley -pizza

Tonight my boyfriend and I decided to make homemade pizza with fresh basil compliments of the NUHS botanical garden. I can't get over how powerful home grown basil is! A little bit really goes a long way when it comes to flavoring. Technically, we aren't supposed to "steal" herbs from the campus garden as they are for learning purposes but with frosts predicted in the near future I'm sure this one time will be alright…shhhh don't tell on me!