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    Oleg Maksimov

    Dr. Maksimov is the Associate Academic Dean at ACHS. He received his PhD in Chemistry from the City University of New York in February 2002. After graduation he worked as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in the Department of Physics of the Pennsylvania State University (2002-2004) and as a Research Associate in the Materials Research Institute at the Pennsylvania State University (2003-2005). During the last year of his work in the Pennsylvania State University, Dr. Maksimov became interested in the studies of memory effects in aqueous solutions diluted past Avogadro's number of molecules—homeopathic remedies—and by the CAM field. At the same time he also got involved in distance education and accepted an Adjunct Faculty position in the online division of South University (Health Sciences Program). Since then Dr. Maksimov has worked as Adjunct Faculty and Subject Matter Expert for a number of schools, developed online courses, and taught General and Organic Chemistry, Introductory Biology, Ecology, and Environmental Science. He has also acted as a program evaluator for the American Council on Education and a proposal reviewer for the Research Foundation of City University of New York. Dr. Maksimov enjoys teaching chemistry, aromatherapy, and other CAM subjects for ACHS. He is happily married and has one daughter and one son. When he has free time, he enjoys developing activities combining art and science for high school students and delivering health education classes to the community. Undergraduate courses taught: AROMA 305 Graduate courses taught: AROMA 501, AROMA 507, CAP 501, CHEM 501, CHEM 502, RES 501, TOX 501
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    Apr 18, 2017 12:01:23 PM
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    The Amazing Use of Essential Oils as Natural Preservatives | achs.edu

    The Amazing Use of Essential Oils as Natural Preservatives

    Are essential oils the future of the food industry?

    The modern food industry has evolved into a complicated system. Fruits and vegetables are cultivated in one part of the country,...

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    Dec 5, 2016 12:43:33 PM
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    Sports Nutrition: Adaptogenic Herbs for Well-Being and Physical Endurance

    If you’re an athlete preparing for a competition, you want to make sure your body is at an optimum performance level. Just like a car runs best when the tank is filled with the proper grade of gasoline, your body needs the right kind of food....

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    Nov 15, 2016 5:17:26 PM
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    Celebrate Diabetes Awareness with Simple Lifestyle Changes

    Everyone knows that proper nutrition is one of the main keys to thriving health and longevity. People who adopt the Mediterranean diet, which is rich in fruits and grains, have been reported to have longer life expectancy than the ones who adopt...

    Oleg Maksimov /  
    Sep 9, 2016 4:30:51 PM
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    Can Essential Oils Improve Customer Experience? | achs.edu

    Twenty years ago, aromatherapy was known only to a very limited group of people. Today, it is one of the most popular holistic health modalities.

    Essential oils have entered daily life. Folks use them to create non-toxic cleaners and bug sprays,...

    Oleg Maksimov /  
    Feb 17, 2016 9:00:00 AM
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    Why Using Coconut Oil is One Fad You Should Follow

    Coconut oil is the newest health craze in functional foods and skin care.

    Have you wanted to include coconut oil in your diet or use it on your skin, but worried it was “just a fad?” Worry no more, skeptics, because this is one health fad you’ll...

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    Oct 6, 2015 10:00:00 AM
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    Essential Oils and Head Lice | achs.edu

    Head lice infestations (also called pediculosis) have been a common problem throughout human history. Scientists have found nits of Pediculus humanus capitis (head lice eggs) in human hair remnants dating all the way back to 9000 BC![1]

    Lice: An...

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    Jul 27, 2015 10:14:00 AM
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    Debunking Dangerous Myths About Essential Oils | achs.edu

    I’ve recently encountered a number of blog posts, often written by individual distributors working for larger essential oil companies, which spread two myths about essential oils I find particularly dangerous.

    The first myth is that pure and...

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