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    Dorene Petersen, ACHS Founder and President /  
    Jul 8, 2014 4:00:00 PM
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    Beat Morning Sickness Naturally | achs.edu

    The first trimester can be really tough. We know we have to eat healthy foods for baby (or babies in my case), but all day long nausea can make it tough to make smart choices. Severe morning sickness (or Hyperemesis Gravidarum) means you cannot...

    Dorene Petersen, ACHS Founder and President /  
    Jul 3, 2014 4:00:00 PM
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    Health Freedom and Aromatherapy | achs.edu

    * This article originally appeared in the NAHA Aromatherapy Journal Summer 2014.2 and is also published with permission on the International Journal of Professional Holistic Aromatherapy’s blog. 

    Some of my favorite summertime activities in...

    Dorene Petersen, ACHS Founder and President /  
    Jul 2, 2014 4:00:00 PM
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    Green Cleaning: Why We Love Lavender Essential Oil | achs.edu

    Ahh, lavender! It is absolutely one of my favorite flowers and essential oils. I became addicted to lavender 15 years ago during our first Summer Study Abroad Program in Provence. I love it so much that I even started my own sustainable lavender...

    Dorene Petersen, ACHS Founder and President /  
    Jul 1, 2014 4:46:45 PM
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    9 Questions & Answers on PTSD and Holistic Health Protocols

    According to the National Institute of Mental Health, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) affects over 7.7 million American adults. With June being PTSD Awareness Month, we were honored to host a webinar on Post-Traumatic Stress presented by...

    Amanda Heller /  
    Jun 19, 2014 3:59:17 PM
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    Find Scholarships for Holistic Health Education | achs.edu

    As the Senior Admissions Advisor here at the American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS), I’m lucky to be able to speak with prospective students all day long. They're budding aromatherapists, herbalists, and holistic nutritionists (the list...

    Dorene Petersen, ACHS Founder and President /  
    Jun 16, 2014 4:20:00 PM
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    Trade Toxic Cleaners for Natural Essential Oils | achs.edu

    Who doesn’t love the feeling of a freshly clean and sparkling home? But a long day of spring cleaning with harsh chemical products can take a toll on your body, zapping the luster right out of that “fresh and clean” feeling.  What if you could...

    Dorene Petersen, ACHS Founder and President /  
    Jun 11, 2014 4:30:00 PM
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    5 Avoidable Mistakes that Will Flag Your Comment as SPAM

    I have a lot of fun working on our holistic health and wellness blog here at the American College of Healthcare Sciences. Almost two years ago, we decided to focus on our ACHS Health and Wellness Blog, free eBooks, and free webinars as a way to...

    Renee Long /  
    Jun 9, 2014 4:50:00 PM
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    6 Signs You Should Become a Holistic Nutritionist | achs.edu

    Editor's NoteThis post was originally published on June 9, 2014, and was updated in June 2017. 

    Why do you do what you do?

    This was the question asked by the keynote speaker, Jim Roman, at the NANP Conference & Expo in 2014 to a room full of...

    Dorene Petersen, ACHS Founder and President /  
    Jun 3, 2014 4:09:00 PM
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    5 Resources Every Holistic Nutrition Student Should Know | achs.edu

    A few weeks ago, I was privileged to attend the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP) Annual Conference & Expo in Tucson, Arizona. The ACHS team and I (including Mr. Celery man, pictured below!) had so much fun “getting juiced”...

    Dorene Petersen, ACHS Founder and President /  
    May 15, 2014 4:45:00 PM
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    Local Food: Where Does Your State Rank?

    Last week, a team from ACHS was fortunate enough to attend the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP) Annual Conference & Expo in Tucson, Arizona. ACHS President and Founder Dorene Petersen was even presented the 2014 NANP...

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