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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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Up to 80% of Americans are low in magnesium. So? Should we worry?


Perhaps. Better yet, get your RBC magnesium level checked (insurance pays for this) and see if you are low. It’s an easy fix. Magnesium is critical for heart health, to reduce blood pressure and lower stroke risk. Millions are on “stomach acid blockers” like Prevacid or Prilosec. Problem: they block absorption of magnesium. Dr. Mary Ackerley, a leading psychiatrist in Tucson, explains “Symptoms of magnesium deficiency are anxiety, depression, constipation, twitches, headaches and migraines, high blood pressure and restless legs. Heavy stress depletes magnesium levels, as do the following drugs – steroids, BCP’s, Insulin, Digitalis, antibiotics and diuretics”.

So, going to get your RBC magnesium checked? Learn more about this here…


What’s in our bottled water besides water?


We all drink bottled water nowadays – ever mindful that water trumps juice or soda for health, right?  Right.  However, that water may contain contaminants.  The Environmental Working Group has done an exhaustive study. 18% of all bottled waters refuse to cite the source of their water and 32% refuse to disclose anything about the treatment or purity of their water.  This could be a problem since, along with the BPA in the plastic itself (released with heat – perhaps from sitting in the warehouse), we may be exposed to other toxins such as hexavalent chromium, a known carcinogen.

Want to shop safer, to learn more about the bottled water culprits?  Read the Environmental Working Group’s report here…

Can’t sleep? Sound familiar? Tired of being tired?


The pharmaceutical industry is making $billions due to this problem.  These drugs can be dangerous or addictive.  Might there be a better approach?

To figure this out, first understand why you are not sleeping?  Is it too much caffeine, the imachine effect which may block melatonin (your brain’s sleep med) – learn more about this problem here, prolonged stress and the resulting high levels of cortisol, or soft tissue blockage at the back of your throat.  What to do?

M. Coates, N.D., explains that “If a sleep aid does need to be taken there are a lot of safe herbal options to try, as well as, melatonin, 5-HTP, phosphatidyl serine, glycine and more. When prescribed properly these options can make sleepless nights a thing of the past. The thing to keep in mind is to not give up if one option doesn't work right away, it may take a few weeks until the right combination is found to make sleep sweet again. It is also important to know if your current medications and or supplements are contraindicated or may be the cause of your insomnia.”

Enjoy a good night’s sleep.  Learn more here…



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