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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,

GMO food – what is the controversy really about? Are genetically modified foods harmful to our health?

gen_mod_tomato The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) urges doctors to prescribe non-GMO diets for all patients. Animal studies indicate the potential for significant health damage from genetically modified foods, such as:
  • Organ damage – liver, kidney, spleen and GI tract especially
  • Accelerated aging
  • Infertility
  • Increasing levels of food allergies
  • Skin damage


What does genetically modified really mean?  Genetic fragments of DNA from one organism are inserted into the DNA of another organism, usually from a different species.  This is done to make the plant resistant to herbicides and pesticides so these chemicals can be freely sprayed on weeds to boost the crop production.  The immune system recognizes the altered genetic material as “foreign” and sets up an allergic response to it.  This can trigger inflammatory changes in many organ systems, leading to chronic conditions such as mentioned above.

top_ten_genetically_modified_foods What crops are affected?  Soybeans, corn, sugar beets (now allowed legally to be called “sugar” and put into foods), cotton, wheat, milk and dairy products from cows injected with growth hormones. 

What is the response?  GMO foods have been outlawed in most European countries as well as Australia and New Zealand.  Japan and Korea have outlawed the importation of genetically modified wheat.  There is a major effort in the US to require labeling of GMO foods so people have a choice.

Best way to protect ourselves?  Buy organic dairy and wheat products, decrease the use of processed/canned/packaged foods, and learn more here. . .

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