Friday, Aug 31 2012 - 10:51AM GMT

Congratulations, American College graduates! Hats off to you! We are very proud of your accomplishments and look forward to hearing all about your future successes. Join us in celebrating our latest ACHS grads, including:

Wednesday, Aug 31 2012 - 9:18AM GMT

BY Erika Yigzaw, American College of Healthcare Sciences Chief Institutional Officer

Do you love our natural health and wellness blog? Want to share some content with your website readers or store customers? Who doesn’t want to share tips on how to get well and healthy with simple therapeutic lifestyle changes and organic botanicals!

But when does sharing become stealing? We love when you share, but we’ve seen entire blog posts show up elsewhere without a word as to where it came from. Boo! Hiss! It takes time and effort to come up with good content and stealing is not just illegal, it’s really bad karma!

Friday, Jul 31 2012 - 8:52AM GMT

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). 

Tuesday, Jul 31 2012 - 8:48AM GMT

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!

Tuesday, Jun 30 2012 - 10:20AM GMT

By Dorene Petersen, President, American College of Healthcare Sciences

This past May, I was invited to speak at the Asian Aroma Ingredients Congress & Expo on the beautiful Indonesian island of Bali. This biannual conference brings together producers, processors, exporters, scientists, and educators (like me!) to discuss essential oils, essential oil products, and the future of the industry. At this conference there were more than 300 participants from 17 countries!

Thursday, Jun 30 2012 - 2:42PM GMT

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

Thursday, Jun 30 2012 - 10:42AM GMT

ACHS Welcomes New Graduates to National Chapter of DET Honor Society

Kudos and Congratulations go to:
•    Priscilla Andrews, Master Aromatherapist & Certified Iridology Consultant, Floyd, NM
•    Wendy Gattinella, Certified Aromatherapist, Kingston, NH
•    Shannon Nerren, Certified Wellness Coach, Nacogdoches, TX
•    Charlene Caswell, Certified Wellness Coach & Holistic Nutrition Consultant, Sedona, AZ
All accepted as of the close of the first quarter of 2012.

Thursday, Jun 30 2012 - 9:11AM GMT


American College is excited to welcome Jared to our team as an Instructional Technologist. Jared will work directly with CIO Erika Yigzaw to create powerful education experiences for online students worldwide. 

Tuesday, Jun 30 2012 - 9:37AM GMT

Sunscreen is not an optional accessory. It's essential! UV rays play a big part in photoaging and "are the leading cause of cancer--skin cancer--in the United States," says Rhonda Allison in "Is Your Sunscreen Doing More Harm Than Good?"[1].