Tuesday, Sep 30 2011 - 9:57AM GMT

Fall is here and with it rich greens like kale, spinach, arugula, and spicy mustard greens -- all of which can be grown in your fall garden! Greens add flavor and color to meals, as well as necessary nutrients to support optimal health.

Kale, for example, is a rich source of antioxidants, including carotenoids and flavonoids, which may help protect the body from the effects of oxidative stress*. Dr. Weil includes a useful definition of oxidative stress on his website here.

Monday, Sep 30 2011 - 8:25AM GMT

Aromatherapy has many benefits, including the ability to help children and adults with stress and anxiety, whether in response to a specific situation, like heading back to school, or the ups and downs of life in general.

Here's a video clip from CBS NEWS featuring another great use for aromatherapy--helping kids cope with the side effects of cancer treatment and recovery.

Monday, Sep 30 2011 - 8:15AM GMT

Hey there-

Just a quick note welcoming you to the first day of fall term 2011. We hope you enjoyed your summer and are ready to start a brand new school year. We're looking forward to working with you and are honored you have chosen to study with us.

Wednesday, Sep 30 2011 - 8:05AM GMT

A special thank you to Suzanne Monroe, founder of the of the International Association of Wellness Professionals, for leading a fantastic American College teleconference yesterday: Client Attraction Secrets - The Holistic Professional’s 5 Step Formula to Find the Right Clients.

Suzanne not only covered her five steps for how to attract clients (including building a community and the importance of speaking on your subject), she also shared a few extra pieces of wisdom for holistic health practitioners establishing their business (download the Mp3 below to listen). One of Suzanne's suggestions we really like is free speaking. Free speaking provides practice talking to clients, which also builds confidence and helps to refine your expertise and consulting goals.

Tuesday, Sep 30 2011 - 3:31PM GMT

Hey there -

Just want to make sure you know about the historic ACHS event coming up ... our first annual on campus ACHS Graduation Ceremony taking place October 8, 2011, at the ACHS campus in Portland, Oregon. We hope you can make it!

Friends, family, and the local community are welcome to attend in celebration of ACHS graduates’ accomplishments. This is a relaxed, open-house style celebration and free to attend. So, if you're a recent ACHS graduate, current ACHS student, or a holistic health supporter in the Portland area, we'd love to see you on campus for this event honoring ACHS graduates.

The Details
Name: ACHS Graduation Ceremony
Date: October 8, 2011
Time: 5-8 pm, PST
Place: American College of Healthcare Sciences, 5940 SW Hood Ave., Portland OR 97239
RSVP: Contact Tracey Miller at (800) 487-8839 or via email at traceymiller@achs.edu

Thursday, Sep 30 2011 - 8:06AM GMT


Distillation is the most widely used method for producing essential oils, and while the basic principle of distillation remains the same, the process of distillation is carried out in different ways depending on the plant material being distilled.

In general, the process of distillation requires steam to be passed through the plant material. The basic process is:

Thursday, Sep 30 2011 - 8:06AM GMT


Distillation is the most widely used method for producing essential oils, and while the basic principle of distillation remains the same, the process of distillation is carried out in different ways depending on the plant material being distilled.

In general, the process of distillation requires steam to be passed through the plant material. The basic process is: