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    Dorene Petersen, ACHS Founder and President /  
    Oct 13, 2014 2:55:00 PM

    Salt: Too Much or Too Little Can Kill You

    I was traveling in India in the ’90s when I first discovered the power of salt. It was extremely hot and my legs started to swell so badly my ankles were the same size as my thighs…. Now that is a bad look!

    I visited an Ayurvedic doctor and was...

    Dorene Petersen, ACHS Founder and President /  
    Oct 9, 2014 3:00:00 PM

    Basil Essential Oil: A Must-Have in Your Fall Holistic Cooking

    I just returned from two weeks in Sicily and Rome visiting our organic citrus distillers and attending the International Federation of Essential Oils and Aroma Trades annual conference. My daily treat was a caprese salad with the tastiest...

    Dorene Petersen, ACHS Founder and President /  
    Sep 11, 2014 2:00:00 PM

    5 Essential Oils To Beat Back To School Bugs |

    The days are shorter, school supplies are lining store aisles, and there’s a slight chill in the air… welcome to Back To School Season!

    With all the lovely things that accompany autumn, there’s one thing that we’d all like to avoid when heading...

    Dorene Petersen, ACHS Founder and President /  
    Sep 3, 2014 3:47:00 PM

    5 Quick Tips For Cooking With Essential Oils

    Using essential oils in the kitchen will not only spice up your cooking… it’s also incredibly fun and an easy way to add flavor and flair to your recipes! But there are a few key things you should always keep in mind. We’ve just released a new...

    Dorene Petersen, ACHS Founder and President /  
    Aug 25, 2014 4:02:00 PM

    The Do's and Don'ts of Holistic Nutrition |

    One of the most common questions I receive from students who want to work with clients as they approach graduation is, What can I legally do when I graduate from ACHS?[1] 

    The answer to this question varies for each holistic health modality.[2]...

    Dorene Petersen, ACHS Founder and President /  
    Aug 18, 2014 4:00:00 PM

    Growing Lavender Brings Summer Fun |

    With mild, rainy winters and precious months of warm (or even hot!) summer sun, we are fortunate to live in a climate that is ideal for farming and gardening here in western Oregon. Lavender is just one of the many flowering plants that can...

    Dorene Petersen, ACHS Founder and President /  
    Aug 13, 2014 3:45:00 PM

    Why Alternative Treatments are Better for Veterans

    Why Alternative Treatments are Better for Veterans

    According to a study published in June, 44% of U.S. military members experience chronic pain following combat deployment. 15.1% of those seek the use of opioids[1] for relief.[2] This statistic...

    Kelly Johnson /  
    Aug 6, 2014 3:00:00 PM

    How to Make a Luscious Herbal Moisturizer |

    By Kelly Johnson and Renee Long

    Skin, being the largest organ in the body, protects you, insulates you, and connects you to the world. With harsh, cold weather in the winter and exposure to damaging UVA/UVB rays in the summer, your skin takes a...

    Dorene Petersen, ACHS Founder and President /  
    Jul 15, 2014 5:13:59 PM

    Top 12 Foods to Beat Morning Sickness Naturally (Part 2) |

    One of the best ways us holistic mommies can beat morning sickness naturally is through balanced, holistic nutrition. I hope you found my first blog on natural remedies for morning sickness helpful, but if you’re still struggling, here are my...

    Amy Swinehart /  
    Jul 12, 2014 12:35:00 PM

    Frequently Asked Questions About Online Education |

    If you’re scoping out potential colleges for your holistic health education, you know how tricky it can be to find answers to your most burning questions: How will I pay for school? Can I transfer credits from my previous school? Is...

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