ACHS Holistic Health and Wellness Blog

    Renee Long /  
    Nov 12, 2015 9:30:00 AM

    Delicious Herbed Pumpkin Soup

    Delicious Herbed Pumpkin Soup

    It’s gourd season! Squash, including pumpkins, are ripe and ready for harvest season. Plus, when the weather turns cold here in Portland, my body craves the warming, nourishing goodness of soup.

    This year, I’ve been...

    Amanda Lattin /  
    Oct 1, 2015 10:38:09 AM
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    Recipe for Winter Wellness: Baked Winter Pears or Apples

    Winter is just a few months away, and it’s time to start thinking about supporting your body during what’s arguably the toughest season of the year.

    One of the biggest struggles we face during the colder months is the temptation of holiday and...

    Lauren Carrillo /  
    Sep 23, 2015 9:00:00 AM

    Fermentation and Gut Health |

    Walk through a supermarket or flip through a health magazine—it's hard to miss advertisements praising the benefits of probiotics or the “good” bacteria. These bacteria naturally reside in your intestines and help to produce nutrients, promote...

    Kristi Rimkus /  
    Aug 10, 2015 4:38:00 PM

    My Grandmother’s Secret to Longevity

    My grandmother lived to be one month short of 102 years. 

    To our family’s amazement, she was a spry and healthy senior citizen until the last year of her life. That year, a bout with pneumonia weakened her immune system, but certainly not her...

    Erika Yigzaw /  
    Jun 20, 2015 9:00:00 AM

    Apple Cider Vinegar and Ginger Refresher |

    “Ma had sent them ginger-water. She had sweetened the cool well-water with sugar, flavored it with vinegar, and put in plenty of ginger to warm their stomachs so they could drink till they were not thirsty. Ginger-water would not make them...

    Alyssa Zimmerman /  
    May 28, 2015 12:00:00 PM

    Nourishment for the Mind and Soul at NANP 2015

    Earlier this month, I had the privilege of attending the annual National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP) Conference. I had been eagerly anticipating this event for over a year and may have even stalked the NANP Conference page...

    Kimberly Konkol /  
    May 18, 2015 12:30:00 PM

    NANP 2015 Nutrition Conference Recap |

    It was an incredible honor to be one of the graduates who received a scholarship from ACHS to the 2015 NANP Conference & Expo in St. Paul, Minnesota. Thank you, ACHS, for the opportunity! It was wonderful to meet Dean of Admissions Amy...

    Renee Hunt /  
    Mar 12, 2015 12:00:00 PM

    How to Boost Vitamin D with Mighty Mushrooms

    As the seasons change, so do the needs of our bodies. The natural ebb and flow of weather, temperature, and sunlight all have an impact on our wellbeing. Supporting the body’s ability to adapt is important during times of change. As we reach the...

    Dorene Petersen, ACHS Founder and President /  
    Mar 10, 2015 4:10:00 PM

    GMOs and Pesticides: Why You Should Cook Organic

    Have you read the web chatter surrounding the recent USDA approval of GMO “Arctic Apples”—apples that have been genetically modified to resist browning?[1] 

    When I read about these apples—set to hit shelves by 2017—I couldn’t help but hum the...

    Erika Yigzaw /  
    Feb 26, 2015 1:04:00 PM

    Why I Went Paleo/Primal for My Gestational Diabetes |

    I’ve been interested in Paleolithic (or paleo) diets for ages, but it always seemed difficult to give up my favorite croissants and ciabatta bread and fully embrace the lifestyle. Plus, I have a wheat-addicted daughter and husband to deal...

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