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    Erika Yigzaw

    A kiwi and a recovering lawyer with a sassy sense of humor, Erika Yigzaw received her Primal Blueprint Expert Certification and developed a love for all things primal/paleo (especially dark chocolate!). She is a social media queen, lavender farmer, juicing junkie, kale pusher, beekeeper, and is just a wee bit obsessed with holistic nutrition. Her goal is to live green, making lifestyle and career choices that support sustainable health-conscious companies.

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    Dec 28, 2018 5:26:36 PM

    Planting New Seeds for Growth in 2019 |

    Wow, what a year it has been! Since I took over as the President at American College of Healthcare Sciences this year, we’ve had some big successes and a lot of fun! Our mission is core to all that we do, and it has been my pleasure to lead our...

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    Dec 13, 2018 6:14:00 AM

    Essential Oils for the Holidays: What's Trending in 2018 |

    It just isn't the holdays without the aromas of the holidays. For me, there are certain oils that evoke memories of long peaceful walks in fir forests, making clove and orange pomander balls, and simmering spiced cider on the stove. Each year, I...

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    Dec 9, 2018 9:00:00 AM

    How Do You Hygge? Embracing Winter Traditions |

    Erika Yigzaw /  
    Nov 15, 2018 7:06:00 AM

    November 15 is Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day |

     November 15 is National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day. Yes, there really is a day for everything! But it is smart to make room in your refrigerator now before Thanksgiving starts to cause a panicked shuffle for space in the icebox. I like to...

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    Nov 7, 2018 2:46:33 PM

    An afternoon at Canyon Ranch Spa |

    What Happens at the Spa… An afternoon at Canyon Ranch Spa at the Palazzo in Las Vegas is filled with Eucalyptus & An interview with ACHS Spa Department Chair Shawn Hallum 

    By Guest Blogger: Shelly West


    We all think of vegas as a party town, but...

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    Mar 16, 2018 3:38:00 PM

    10 Superfoods Your Holistic Nutritionist Eats |

    10 Green Superfoods Your Holistic Nutritionist Eats

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    Spring is on its way! The air is fresh, the cherry blossoms are blooming, and everyone is going green for St. Paddy's Day! After a long...
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    Jun 8, 2017 4:05:36 PM
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    What is Gluten? 6 Facts About Gluten Sensitivity

    What is Gluten? 6 Facts About Gluten Sensitivity

    For the past few years, “gluten” has been the ultimate buzzword in nutrition circles. Many folks have adopted a gluten-free diet in efforts to combat issues such as bloating, depression, acne, and...

    Erika Yigzaw /  
    Apr 24, 2017 2:34:00 PM

    Green Cleaning: 10 Essential Oils that Naturally Repel Insects |


    Ah, summertime! It’s that time of year to relax out on the porch, sip some lavender iced-tea, and watch the sun slowly dip behind the tree line. But if there’s one thing that can snap you straight out of that soothing summer bliss, it’s ...

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    Feb 17, 2017 4:00:00 PM

    8 Eucalyptus Life Hacks You’ll Love |

    Green Cleaning: 8 Eucalyptus Life Hacks You’ll Love

    The best thing about essential oils: they’re incredibly versatile. An essential oil kit with a few key oils can be a “one-stop-shop” for holistic wellness. In my seemingly endless battle to...
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    Feb 16, 2017 12:30:42 PM

    How to Become an AHG Registered Herbalist |

    How to Become an AHG Registered Herbalist

    How do you become an herbalist or even a Registered Herbalist? As the CSO and a Professor at ACHS, I get a lot of questions about how to become a Registered Herbalist with the American Herbalists Guild...

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