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    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 /  
    Mar 1, 2014 6:00:00 AM
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    Top 5 Most Dangerous Restaurants For Your Health | achs.edu

    It’s fitting that March is National Nutrition Month, considering Subway recently made headlines by announcing it would no longer use the yoga mat ingredient, azodicarbonamide (ADA), in its bread.[i]“Oh yay!” I thought. “I love my yoga mat, but...

    Erika Yigzaw /  
    Feb 21, 2014 10:50:00 AM
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    10 Sweet Reasons to Eat Dark Chocolate

    “Did you know that cocoa comes from a plant?” my ten-year-old asked me last night. “So technically...she continued, “Chocolate is a vegetable and veggies are good for us!” While her logic may be flawed when it comes to conventional...

    Erika Yigzaw /  
    Jan 15, 2014 12:10:00 PM
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    9 Foods to Boost Your Mood | achs.edu

    Ugh. January in the Pacific Northwest is enough to give anyone the blues! The sun goes missing for months at a time and have you heard about “Blue Monday” AKA “The Most Depressing Day of the Year?” Some argue this bleak day falls on the first...

    Erika Yigzaw /  
    Jan 3, 2014 4:31:00 PM
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    A Year in Review: 13 Best Holistic Health Moments from ACHS in 2013

    Happy New Year! These first few days of the New Year are a great time for reminiscing, resolutions, and new beginnings. I love looking back and seeing what truly connected with our students, graduates, and friends. 2013 was truly a breakthrough...

    Erika Yigzaw /  
    Dec 26, 2013 4:35:00 PM
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    Organic Milk is Packed with Omega-3s | achs.edu

    Got Omega-3s? If you’re drinking organic milk, the answer is YES—according to a new study in Plos One journal. When I need a dairy fix, I only drink certified organic milk, so this new research immediately caught my attention! I first heard...

    Dorene Petersen, ACHS Founding President /  
    Dec 19, 2013 12:02:00 PM
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    The 12 Toasty Drinks of the Holistic Holidays

    The lights are hung and twinkling. The gifts are wrapped. The cards are in the mail. It’s time to treat yourself by curling up near the fire with a good book and a mug of your favorite holiday beverage. At ACHS, we love brewing organic herbal...

    Dorene Petersen, ACHS Founding President /  
    Dec 18, 2013 8:27:00 PM
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    Nutrition, Vitamins, and Holistic Health | achs.edu

    By Oleg Maksimov, Ph.D., Academic DeanA CNN news report earlier in the week that boldly stated that vitamins and supplements are a waste of time and money caught my attention.  The article the news report referred to was written by Dr. Alice...

    Lauren Torchia /  
    Dec 13, 2013 4:11:00 PM
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    How Do Wellness Coaches Become Better Writers, Bloggers, Tweeters, & Authors? Eng 101 and Eng 201!

    If you follow ACHSedu on Facebook, you might have seen our recent post asking the question, "If you could change one thing within our food culture or medical culture, what would it be?" If not, it's all good. I'm happy to fill you in. We...

    Erika Yigzaw /  
    Dec 11, 2013 5:45:00 PM
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    Cancer Sniffing Honeybees: Next Buzzing Trend in Holistic Health?

    The holistic health field is certainly buzzing with excitement lately. People are choosing to live natural and holistic lifestyles: adopting exercise, aromatherapy, holistic nutrition (I’m looking at you, kale junkies!), and other practices as...

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