Jump Start Your Holistic Health Career Skills with 3 New Online Classes
**This blog post was updated December 2016 to reflect more recent information. American College of Healthcare Sciences is proud to announce that it will offer a new writing and information literacy course, ENG 100 College Writing, Research Literacy, & Critical Thinking, in time for Summer Semester starting May 20, 2013. (Note, ENG 100 was originally three individual five-week, […]
Flu Shot or Herbal Teas?
BY ACHS Founding President Dorene Petersen Flu shot or herbal tea? It’s up to you, but for me, my flu shot resides in my herbal teapot! You have probably noticed it yourself, more adverts for flu shots in both the daily newspapers and on TV. They arrive on my media radar screen as soon as […]
Top 5 Reasons Why You’ll Love Mastic
The deep woodsy scent of trees after a Mediterranean rainstorm, sweetening as the sun warms the refreshed earth. That’s one image that comes to mind when I close my eyes and inhale the aroma of mastic essential oil Pistacia lentiscus var. Chia. I’ve long enjoyed working with mastic in clinical aromatherapy—so much so, that I […]
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 about the study while listening to Melissa Block’s All Things Considered segment on […]
How Do Wellness Coaches Write Better?
If you follow ACHSedu on Facebook, you might have seen our recent post asking the question, “If you could change one thing within our food culture or medical culture, what would it be?” If not, it’s all good. I’m happy to fill you in. We received more than 35 comments with incredibly thoughtful answers addressing […]
Excuse Me…is that your Phone that Smells like Roses?
Technology moves fast. We now have 3-D televisions and printers, video games that read your body, and smart phones that can track your REM cycles while you sleep. But what if you could smell a bouquet of roses every time you receive a text from a loved one? Or how would you like the aroma […]
An Interview with Author Lori Bell
“I want to try natural remedies for healing and holistic health, but I don’t know where to start.” Lori Bell (an American College of Healthcare Sciences alumna) often heard this lament at farmer’s markets while selling natural products through her homegrown business, Sun Kissed Herbal. In response, she began showing novice natural medicine users that […]
Holistic Health is Helping Others
Here at ACHS, we recognize that earning a certificate, diploma, or degree requires dedication and committment to your studies. There is no doubt about it, being a student can at times feel overwhelming. With a busy class schedule, texts to read, essays, and projects, it can be easy to lose sight of what motivated you […]
ACHS Grads and Alumni: Reaching for the Stars to Heal the World
As an educator, watching my students achieve their goals is an immense joy. Completing a certificate, diploma, or degree in holistic healthcare is an outstanding accomplishment, and it is something to take pride in and celebrate. Here at ACHS, our job doesn’t stop at commencement. We care about the long-term success of our students and […]
Scholarship Recipient is Celebrating Achievements
ACHS is continuing the theme of celebrating our students by introducing you to Krysta Merrill, an ACHS Adult Skills Education Program Scholarship (ASEP) recipient for June 2013. You can learn more about this scholarship (partnered with Imagine America) in our earlier blog posts or by visiting the ACHS scholarship page. Krysta is pursuing an Associate Degree […]
4 Health Indicators that can Signal Deficiencies
Did you happen to catch Sydney Lupkin’s recent ABC news article, “What Miley Cyrus’ tongue says about her health”? I was thrilled to see her discuss how tongue observation can help us keep a close eye on our overall health. While performing at the MTV Video Music Awards, Miley’s tongue showed a white coating. Sydney […]
Funding Your Holistic Health Education: Tips for Finding Scholarships
Here at the American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS), we’re lucky to be able to speak with prospective students all day long. They’re budding aromatherapists, herbalists, and holistic nutritionists (the list goes on!), just like some of you. And, they ask great questions, especially about how to pay for their holistic health education. (Great question, […]