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    Dorene Petersen, ACHS Founding President /  
    Jun 8, 2015 1:07:00 PM
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    Memories Matter: 6 Easy Tips for a Healthy Brain | achs.edu

    Have you thought about the health of your hippocampus lately? Probably not, and you may not even know what or where it is!

    The hippocampus is a seahorse-shaped (hence the name) area of the brain located just above the left and right ear, and...

    Valerie Lull /  
    Jan 19, 2015 12:00:00 PM
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    6 Herbs to Alleviate Aches and Pains | achs.edu

    I love the winter season. It brings up images of children playing in snow, the fresh aroma of evergreens, and warm family gatherings. But for me, winter has a downside. I begin having more minor aches and pains especially after exercise. There...

    Erika Yigzaw /  
    May 2, 2014 10:19:00 AM
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    20 Herbal Medicine Terms You Should Know | achs.edu

    20 Herbal Medicine Terms You Should Know

    Tomorrow is HerbDay, and we’re celebrating all things herbs with our friends at the American Herbalist Guild, the American Botanical Council, United Plant Savers, and all the other wonderful herbal...

    Erika Yigzaw /  
    Apr 8, 2014 4:22:00 PM
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    6 Reasons to Take an Online Course in Aromatherapy or Health and Wellness this Summer | achs.edu

    Editor's Note: This post was originally published on April 8, 2014, and was updated in May 2016. 

    You’re a wellness warrior. You keep active. Maybe you love whipping up organic, fresh-from-the-garden holistic meals for your family. Perhaps...

    Erika Yigzaw /  
    Jan 22, 2014 4:30:00 PM
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    5 Herbal Teas Everyone Should Drink | achs.edu

    You probably know I love to make fresh juices and smoothies, but somehow Portland in January seems to call for a good cup of tea! So it’s only fitting that January is National Hot Tea Month! I am always ready to brew up a delicious cup of herbal...

    Dorene Petersen, ACHS Founding President /  
    Dec 18, 2013 5:22:00 PM
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    Top 9 Reasons to Study Abroad in Indonesia

    We’re very excited to announce that our Aromatic Indonesia 2014 Study Abroad tour will be casting off on May 12th until the 25th. Interested in joining us on our herbal excursions? I’ve compiled the top 9 reasons why you shouldn’t miss out on...

    Erika Yigzaw /  
    Nov 28, 2013 5:30:00 PM
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    Top 6 Tips to Survive Black Friday for the Holistic Holiday Shopper

    Happy Thanksgiving!!!! Tomorrow is Black Friday, and that means folks all over the U.S. will be lining up outside the doors of shopping centers, malls, and department stores for the Black Friday sales rush. Part of me wants to stay home, drink a...

    Dorene Petersen, ACHS Founding President /  
    Nov 9, 2013 8:12:00 AM
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    5 Tasty Herbs for Seasonal Cooking: Flavor Fill Your Fall!

    I love veggies and herbs! They’re the best ingredients for making your plate colorful, flavorful, and nutritious! Have you gone apple or pumpkin picking, yet? The fall season offers some delicious fruits and veggies to cook with. I recently read...

    Lauren Torchia /  
    Nov 29, 2012 10:16:00 AM
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    Holistic Health at Home: DIY Herbal Teas for Health (and Gifts!)

     Herbal teas, as well as being delicious to drink, can help tone, soothe, and balance the body with regular use. But, be sure to distinguish herbal teas from black tea. Tannin or black tea is from the plant Camellia sinensis, a medicinal herb...

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