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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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Should We Be Worried About Mold? Really?


Mold illness is epidemic at this point – largely undiagnosed because it masquerades as so many other conditions. Mary Ackerley, MD, explains that “Biotoxin illness is a multisymptom, multisyndrome inflammatory illness caused by toxins released by fungi or bacteria.”

Fully 25% of the people on the planet are unable to tolerate the many phases of molds and present with conditions like fibromyalgia, depression unrelieved by medications, MS, chronic fatigue syndrome– though not all of these are always due to mold illness. These are some of the faces of CIRS – Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome.

The World Health Organization explains that research demonstrates“the occurrence of diverse inflammatory and toxic responses after exposure” to the microorganisms in buildings that have had some water exposure: leakage around pipes, leaky roofs, seepage around windows, damp/warm rooms such as bathrooms, swamp coolers, flat roofs, and so forth.  And here . . .

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Can Our Food Be Dangerous? Let’s talk about food safety in milk.


Why buy organic milk? Most milk that is not organic contains bovine growth hormone (rBGH). What? rBGH is a genetically derived hormone that works as a hormone disruptor in humans. Additionally, as Samuel Epstein, MD, explains “BGH makes cows sick (mastitis)… is chemically, and nutritionally different than natural milk… is supercharged with high levels of a natural growth factor (IGF-1), which is readily absorbed through the gut (IGI-1 blocks natural defense mechanisms against early cancers).

Why do dairy farmers use rBGH? It increases milk production by 10%. However, we currently have a milk surplus, so is this really necessary?

Learn more from this article provided by Martha Grout, MD…

Magnesium is critical for health…and up to 80% of Americans are low? What?


Low magnesium increases the risk of depression, strokes, hypertension and other cardiovascular illness. In fact, low magnesium increases levels of C-Reactive Protein which itself is a predictor of elevated cardiovascular risk. Dr. Mary Ackerley reports that:” Symptoms of magnesium deficiency are anxiety, depression, constipation, twitches, headaches and migraines, high blood pressure and restless legs.”

So, can you eat magnesium in your diet? Dietary sources ofmagnesium include leafy green vegetables, meats, grains, nuts and seeds. Vegetables, nuts and seeds grown organically in enriched soil have about twice the level of magnesium thatinorganically grown produce does.

Learn more from Dr. Mary Ackerley here…..

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