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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,

Could your house be making you sick? The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) tells us that more than a quarter of U. S. buildings are water-damaged.


water_damageWater damaged buildings can promote the growth of molds – and you do not have to see or smell it for it to be present. 
Living in a moldy household or water damaged building increases the risk for depression by 33-44 percent.  Many other conditions can be caused by mold as well:  chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, multiple chemical sensitivities, Lupus, MS, migraines, autoimmune illnesses.

Symptoms may include:

  • Breathing: Difficult, Tightness in chest, Asthma
  • Emotions: irritable, anger
  • Extremities: Tingling Hands and Feet
  • Eyes: Blindness, Pains, Wear sunglasses, Light Sensitivity, Bloodshot eyes, loss of vision, Detached retina
  • Fatigue: Chronic Fatigue (some estimate cause of up to 1/3 of chronic fatigue), postexertional fatigue
  • Mental: Confusion, brain fog, ADD/ADHD, learning disabilities, anxiety
  • Nasal: Congestion, Nasal soreness, sinusitis. A study by the Mayo clinic found that 96 percent of all sinusitis is  fungal!
  • Pain: pain in temples, sudden headaches, sudden, sharp, icepick like
  • Sensitivity: Car fumes, Smoke, Pets, Feathers, Detergents, Toothpaste, Chlorine, Plastic cups
  • Skin: Rashes, hair loss
  • Stomach: Cramps, nausea, Diarrhea
  • Taste: Metallic
  • Thirst: Dryness, Excessive thirst, excessive urination
  • Weight Gain: Sudden, inability to lose weight despite stringent dieting and exercise

What to do? If you have symptoms and medications are not making you better, if you have lived or worked in any building that has ever had any water damage/leaking roof, poor ventilation, consider that mold may be an issue and ask your physician.  Mold symptoms can often be misdiagnosed.  There are specific lab tests for mold illness – also called Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome.


Have your house or building tested for mold:  the leading test is the ERMI test.

There is treatment!  

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Phone: 520-743-7008
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