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    Dorene Petersen, ACHS Founder and President /  
    May 10, 2014 12:30:00 PM
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    Top 7 Tips to Simplify Your Super-Mom Life

    I love being a mum (as we say in New Zealand), and I love my mum. We’re really into our kids and families at American College of Healthcare Sciences (we can even bring our kids to work with us when we need to!) So, it's not surprising that I...

    Dorene Petersen, ACHS Founder and President /  
    May 8, 2014 4:00:00 PM
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    Top 10 Ways to Detox this Spring

    Spring officially hit the Northern Hemisphere on March 23. Now we’re into May, and summer will be here before you know it! If you haven’t spent some time detoxing this spring, it’s time to flush out all those toxins (physical and emotional!)...

    Dorene Petersen, ACHS Founder and President /  
    May 6, 2014 4:30:00 PM
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    5 Fun Faculty Facts for National Teacher Appreciation Day 2014

    Happy National Teacher Appreciation Day! At ACHS, we absolutely LOVE our expert faculty. Our professors are knowledgeable, caring, and above all, they’re incredibly talented holistic health and liberal arts teachers. We are fortunate to be able...

    Dorene Petersen, ACHS Founder and President /  
    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...

    Dorene Petersen, ACHS Founder and President /  
    Apr 8, 2014 4:22:00 PM
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    6 Reasons to Take an Online Holistic Health Course | 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...

    Dorene Petersen, ACHS Founder and President /  
    Apr 2, 2014 4:30:00 PM
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    Cut Clutter, Chaos, and Stress for Spring | achs.edu

    Woohoo! Spring is here! If you’re like me, you’ll start getting the spring cleaning bug the minute the sun starts shining. And did you know that April is Stress Awareness Month? What better way to “de-stress” for spring than by cutting clutter...

    Dorene Petersen, ACHS Founder and President /  
    Mar 26, 2014 4:43:00 PM
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    Top 11 Reasons to Love Online School

    I love online education! But you can probably guess that I’m a little biased: I help run a mostly online College, sit on committees about online education, give talks about online education technology, and telecommute! However, you might not...

    Dorene Petersen, ACHS Founder and President /  
    Mar 12, 2014 4:20:00 PM
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    20 Aromatherapy Terms to Know | achs.edu

    If you’re an aromatherapy novice, it can sometimes be overwhelming to read essential oil descriptions like, “yarrow essential oil is a wonderful aperient!” or “Eucalyptus can be used as a febrifuge.” It takes an aromatherapist years of...

    Dorene Petersen, ACHS Founder and President /  
    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...

    Susan Yirku /  
    Feb 27, 2014 4:45:00 PM
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    Natural Medicine is Making History | achs.edu

    Doesn’t it seem like everyone is talking about holistic health and natural medicine these days? The U.S. healthcare system is beginning to incorporate prevention and natural approaches into the healthcare system, something our community has...

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