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    Tiffany Stout /  
    Feb 13, 2015 3:50:00 PM

    Spice, Spice, Baby! Raw, Paleo Cacao Bites Recipe

    Valentine's Day is a day to celebrate love of all kinds; it's also a day synonymous with sugary sweets. Here at ACHS, we love a tasty, guilt-free chocolate snack. Enter our “date-fully” delicious raw, paleo (or Primal) cacao bites! No sugar...

    Dorene Petersen, ACHS Founder and President /  
    Jan 15, 2015 12:00:00 PM

    3 Steps to a Powerful Winter Wheatgrass Detox

    It seems that every headline I’ve read this month has been on cleansing, detoxing, fasting… all the ways to clear our bodies of the junk from 2014.

    I suppose I’m a bit late to the party for starting my New Year’s detox regime, but I thought I’d...

    Tiffany Stout /  
    Dec 18, 2014 3:30:00 PM

    Gluten Free, Grain Free, Dairy Free Pumpkin Pie Recipe

    Gluten Free, Grain Free, Dairy Free Pumpkin Pie Recipe

    If there’s one time of year when sugary, processed, and unhealthy food abounds, it’s the holiday season. So for us nutritionally minded eaters, missing out on all the yummy (albeit...

    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 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]...

    Erika Yigzaw /  
    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...

    Erika Yigzaw /  
    Jul 8, 2014 4:00:00 PM

    Beat Morning Sickness Naturally |

    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...

    Renee Long /  
    Jun 9, 2014 4:50:00 PM

    6 Signs You Should Become a Holistic Nutritionist |

    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...

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