Organic Fair Trade Practices in Nepal’s Essential Oil Industry

Empowering Farmers to Develop Organic and Fair Trade Practices in Nepal’s Essential Oil Industry Last fall, I traveled from my home in Portland, Oregon to the southern lowland area of Nepal known as the Terai. I went as a volunteer with Winrock International through the USAID-funded Farmer-to-Farmer Program. My Nepalese hosts were the Forest Environment […]

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 […]

An Aromatherapist’s Report from IFEAT 2014

**The full text of this article is published in the Summer 2015 issue of the International Journal of Professional Holistic Aromatherapy, Vol. 4 No. 1. Please subscribe to IJPHA online here: ** What do pesticides, cultured aromas, the Arab Spring, and global warming have in common? You may not initially think of these major […]

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 Service Award for her extraordinary efforts at growing the holistic nutrition community!  It’s so wonderful to see so […]

Cancer Sniffing Honeybees: Next Buzzing Trend in Holistic Health?

The holistic health field is certainly buzzing with excitement lately. People are choosing to live natural and holistic lifestyles: adopting exercise, aromatherapy, holistic nutrition (I’m looking at you, kale junkies!), and other practices as preventative measures in order to live fuller, healthier, and happier lives! But you don’t often hear too much about natural methods […]

ACHS and Apothecary Shoppe Re-Certified Green

A member of Green America since 2000, American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) and the Apothecary Shoppe College Store have been re-certified as Green America Gold Certified Businesses. Green America’s vision is to “work for a world where all people have enough, where all communities are healthy and safe, and where the bounty of the […]