ACHS Holistic Health and Wellness Blog

    Dorene Petersen, ACHS Founder and President /  
    Jun 3, 2014 4:09:00 PM

    5 Resources Every Holistic Nutrition Student Should Know |

    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”...

    Erika Yigzaw /  
    May 15, 2014 4:45:00 PM

    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...

    Erika Yigzaw /  
    Apr 8, 2014 4:22:00 PM

    6 Reasons to Take an Online Holistic Health Course |

    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...

    Erika Yigzaw /  
    Mar 1, 2014 6:00:00 AM

    Top 5 Most Dangerous Restaurants For Your Health |

    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...

    Erika Yigzaw /  
    Feb 21, 2014 10:50:00 AM

    10 Sweet Reasons to Eat Dark Chocolate

    “Did you know that cocoa comes from a plant?” my ten-year-old asked me last night. “So technically...she continued, “Chocolate is a vegetable and veggies are good for us!” While her logic may be flawed when it comes to conventional...

    Erika Yigzaw /  
    Jan 15, 2014 12:10:00 PM

    9 Foods to Boost Your Mood |

    Ugh. January in the Pacific Northwest is enough to give anyone the blues! The sun goes missing for months at a time and have you heard about “Blue Monday” AKA “The Most Depressing Day of the Year?” Some argue this bleak day falls on the first...

    Erika Yigzaw /  
    Jan 3, 2014 4:31:00 PM

    A Year in Review: 13 Best Holistic Health Moments from ACHS in 2013

    Happy New Year! These first few days of the New Year are a great time for reminiscing, resolutions, and new beginnings. I love looking back and seeing what truly connected with our students, graduates, and friends. 2013 was truly a breakthrough...

    Erika Yigzaw /  
    Dec 26, 2013 4:35:00 PM
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    Organic Milk is Packed with Omega-3s |

    Got Omega-3s? If you’re drinking organic milk, the answer is YES—according to a new study in Plos One journal. When I need a dairy fix, I only drink certified organic milk, so this new research immediately caught my attention! I first heard...

    Dorene Petersen, ACHS Founder and President /  
    Dec 19, 2013 12:02:00 PM
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    The 12 Toasty Drinks of the Holistic Holidays

    The lights are hung and twinkling. The gifts are wrapped. The cards are in the mail. It’s time to treat yourself by curling up near the fire with a good book and a mug of your favorite holiday beverage. At ACHS, we love brewing organic herbal...

    Dorene Petersen, ACHS Founder and President /  
    Dec 18, 2013 8:27:00 PM

    Nutrition, Vitamins, and Holistic Health |

    By Oleg Maksimov, Ph.D., Academic DeanA CNN news report earlier in the week that boldly stated that vitamins and supplements are a waste of time and money caught my attention.  The article the news report referred to was written by Dr. Alice...

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