Student Highlight: Meet Our Fall 2021 Scholarship Winners!

The American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) is committed to helping students achieve their academic goals. ACHS is glad to be able to support our students by awarding up to 10 one-time $1000 tuition scholarships each year. Meet our students who were awarded the ACHS Adult Scholarship for Fall 2021, and hear their tips for […]

Student Highlight: The Happy Wellness Room

Angela Belcher is a student in the AAS in Complementary Alternative Medicine program at ACHS and is already diving into creating her own business. Discovering Holistic Health A combination of factors in the last 10 years led Angela to holistic health, starting with her husband getting sick with bronchitis. “He got really sick and we […]

I Made Rosemary Gladstar’s Perfect Cream, and Here Are 4 Things I Learned

By ACHS graduate Laura Bissessar A good moisturizer can be difficult to come by, especially if you have problematic skin like myself. So when I first made this cream from legendary herbalist Rosemary Gladstar, I tried to manage my expectations after being underwhelmed with the results of so many natural lotions. Happily, I can report […]

Let Your Mind Blossom Through Wellness

This article was written by ACHS student Rebeca Gonzalez for an assignment in her English 101 course. We are pleased to share it here on the blog. What is Wellness? Deepak Chopra once said that “When the mind is at peace, the internal energies awaken and work miracles in us, without any conscious effort on […]

Alumni Highlight: Body-Positive Yoga

Luvena Rangel graduated from ACHS with a diploma in Holistic Health Practice. At the time, the college was called the Australasian College of Health Sciences. “Australasian” was switched out for “American” in 2009 to celebrate the 20th anniversary based in the United States. From medical degree to holistic health “I found ACHS just when I […]

Aromatherapy Tips For Going Back To School

By Professor Margaret LaPierre, BS, HHP, CERT. AROMA., LME, LEI It is that time of year and everyone is heading back to school. Are you prepared?  Maybe this is your first time returning to school after a long hiatus or you are on track to complete your educational goals. Juggling work and family while going […]

World Honey Bee Day: How To Make Your Garden Bee-Friendly

This weekend on August 21st is World Honey Bee Day! If you didn’t already know, the honey bee is one of the world’s most important pollinators. They are responsible for pollinating 180,000 plant species and can pollinate 2,000 flowers in one day! (Planet Bee Foundation). Without pollination, many plants wouldn’t be able to produce fruits […]

Essential Oil Chemotypes of Common Garden Herbs | Part 2

By Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, RA, LMT This article originally appeared in the NAHA Journal (Spring 2021) and it is republished here according to the NAHA Writer Guidelines 2021 copyright statement. In Part 1, Kathy discussed what to look for in a plant’s name and some key chemical differences between basil (Ocimum basilicum), Roman […]

Essential Oil Chemotypes of Common Garden Herbs | Part 1

By Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, RA, LMT This article originally appeared in the NAHA Journal (Spring 2021) and it is republished here according to the NAHA Writer Guidelines 2021 copyright statement. Have you ever gone to the garden store to buy an herb like basil (Ocimum basilicum), to be surprised at how many varieties […]

Alumni Highlight: Helping Moms Break Free From Overindulging

Alison, also known as The Healthy Mom Coach, earned master’s degrees in both Health and Wellness and Holistic Nutrition before opening her own online coaching business in 2020. Lifelong interest in holistic health As someone who has always been interested in natural ways to overcome health issues, Alison says that she’s learned firsthand how important […]

What Do Sustainability and Wellness Have in Common?

Earlier this month, we hosted a live webinar where Professor Lisa Warman talked with guest speaker Annemarie Sampson about the intersection of wellness and sustainability. Annemarie, from Mission Driven Wellness, promotes a holistic approach to wellness that includes how we interact with the planet as well as our personal, home, and work communities. A lot […]

Summer Hydration 101

Written by Professor Abbey Skinner, MS, BS, HHP Drinking plenty of water yet still feeling parched this summer?!?! Sometimes we forget (or never knew in the first place!) that it’s not just water in, water out… the amount, quality, and capability for the water to be absorbed at the cellular level is what hydration is […]