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RN Patient Advocates is the only nationally recognized Patient Advocacy education program created specifically for qualified RNs endorsed by a leading College of Nursing: The University of Arizona.



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“In a year’s time after taking the RNPA Learning Intensive, my career, my health, my family, my very life has been transformed. I am forever grateful” — Karen DiMarco, RN, iRNPA

“The way of the future of absolute must if you want to make and be the difference in righting the wrongs of healthcare. Kare is a wonderful mentor who has put her soul into this program. Passion, Vision, Perseverance.” — Lana Benton, RN, iRNPA

“The forethought, experience, openness, philosophy and preparation provides all the tools, thought process, and confidence to begin and succeed as an iRNPA.” — Leta Gill, RN, iRNPA

“My experience attending the iRNPA program was a refreshing one, to say the least. This program was packed with life changing information that is not readily taught or available to RN's. This program equipped me with the tools I need to be an iRNPA!  If you are ready for a change after working for many years in the clinical setting, and are driven to help patients and families, this is the program for you!  Karen is a wealth of knowledge that is unmatched in the advocacy process.” — Jamie Long

“Thank you so much for putting together such an incredible RN PA intensive course!  It is truly intensive but so worth it!  I learned a lot and will be using the Medical Time Line and lab spreadsheet with as many clients as i can.  All great information and can’t wait to get my speaking engagements lined up now that I have your fantastic power points!” —  Nan Wetherhorn, Health Care Advisor,

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Know about juicing? Having trouble eating all those servings of fruits and vegetables the nutritionists tell us we need? Looking for a healthy jump start on losing weight?


Juicing is emerging as a wonderful approach to easily improving your health in a number of ways.  Martha Grout, MD, suggests that we consider these benefits:

Detoxify:  You can detoxify through fasting without actually giving up everything except water. You can get more vitamins that you could possibly eat if you ate the whole fruits and vegetablesjuicer

Decrease insulin resistance (precursor of diabetes) without actually having to take a pill

Lose Weight!

Can you imagine actually eating the following every day? 2 apples, 2 pears, 2 cucumbers, half a bunch of celery, a big bunch of kale, a bunch of spinach, 3 carrots, 1 turnip, 1 parsnip, 1 beet, 1 lemon, 2 little limes, half a head of cabbage.

Learn more here. . . 

Raise your hand if you’ve heard of leptin! No? This could be one of your keys to losing weight!


peoplecolorsDr. Leila Turner explains that “leptin is a hormone that is released from your fat cells when you are "full" towards the end of a meal. If ,however, your leptin receptors are "resistant" then they do not tell the brain you are "full" and that second portion of spaghetti ends up being "needed" to make you feel full. Again, testing for this is a simple blood test, if your blood leptin is elevated, when fasting then you have a degree of leptin resistance working against your good healthy eating intentions.” Closely related to insulin, leptin helps burn fat as well. What to do to reverse leptin resistance? Eliminate processed sugars and refined grain products, eat plenty of good protein and…….good news! Eat all the healthy fats you desire. Want to learn more?

Such a variety of doctors now – MDs, DOs, NDs, Homeopaths, Chiropractors and more…what is the difference?


How do you pick what is best for you? Interesting question. The world of medicine has expanded greatly in the past 25 years. The Human Genome Project of the 90’s - which mapped the human genome and changed medicine forever – greatly influenced the development of additional scientific approaches to health care.

For acute illness the conventional approach of medications and/or surgery may be your best plan. However, for chronic/degenerative or autoimmune illness, there is a whole world of more effective approaches to help your body heal. Martha Grout, MD, of the Arizona Center for Advanced Medicine, describes this thoroughly. Learn more here...

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