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How to Make Homemade Lavender Lemonade and Lavender-Infused Water

Submitted by lshapiro on Fri, 2012-07-27 08:52

We love making our own fresh-from-the-garden libations! They're easy to make, refreshing (especially in the summer), delicious, and a great alternative to sugary drinks! Herbal-infused spa water is one of our favorites, like a combination of cucumber, lemon, and organic mint (orange and organic strawberries taste great, too). 

Top Ten High Fiber Low Calorie Foods

Submitted by lshapiro on Tue, 2012-07-17 08:48

BY Erika Yigzaw, ACHS CIO 

Are there magic foods that we can eat all day and still lose weight? Not really. But there are some foods that are relatively low in calories yet have high nutritive value, either because they are high in fiber, phytonutrients such as antioxidants, or high in protein. These are foods to keep handy in the pantry, refrigerator, or garden and eat daily. Train your family – particularly children – to snack on these top ten foods rather than chips and sodas and you’ll be ahead of the nutrition curve before you know it!

Growing Valerian in Your Botanical Garden

Submitted by lshapiro on Thu, 2012-06-14 14:42

It's June and our valerian (Valeriana officinalis) is in full bloom! Here's a picture of our valerian taken in the American College Botanical Teaching Garden in Portland, Oregon.

The ACHS Botanical Teaching Garden is part of the ACHS campus and is open to visitors year-round. Stop by! Bring your friends and family for a self-guided tour of some of our favorite medicinal plants ... like valerian! >>Click here for directions

What Can I Legally Do As An Herbalist, Aromatherapist, Or Other Holistic Health Practitioner?

Submitted by lshapiro on Wed, 2012-06-06 09:00

Most holistic health modalities are currently unlicensed. However, legislation is currently in place in multiple states, including Minnesota and California, and it is important to be aware of and compliant with relevant legislation.

The National Health Freedom Coalition offers a state listing that is useful. We recommend that you become aware of the organizations in your state and consider joining their efforts to support Health Freedom. Just a reminder, though: completing any training program, including courses at American College of Healthcare Sciences, does not constitute any type of licensure to practice.

Natural Garden Pest Control

Submitted by lshapiro on Mon, 2012-06-04 09:17

Garden pests chomping on your fresh herbs, fruits, and veggies can be a real bummer. But, what can you do, right? Plenty! Good news: There are several natural products you can try to help stop pests from eating through your garden without the use of chemical pesticides.

ACHS CIO Erika Yigzaw Awarded 2012 DETC Distinguished Recognition Award

Submitted by lshapiro on Wed, 2012-05-16 08:54

Congratulations Erika Yigzaw, American College CIO, on being awarded the 2012 Distinguished Recognition Award at the 86th Annual Conference of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). We're very proud of your achievement and continual, dedicated contributions to the advancement of distance education.