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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,

We are only 10% human. What? Microbes outnumber human cells by 10 to 1 and are essential to our health.


bacteriaThere are the harmless ones, the ”favor traders” who rely on us for survival as much as we rely on them for survival (this is the greatest percentage), and the small percentage of potentially dangerous ones called pathogens.  These microbes are every bit as important – and perhaps more – as the genes we inherit from our parents.  

Your inherited genes are fixed – although you can influence which ones become more or less active – while it may be possible to reshape this second set of genes in our bodies.  Certainly this happens every time we take antibiotics or probiotics.


Disorders in this microbial system may lead to obesity and a wide range of chronic illnesses as well as some infections.  In fact, “fecal transplants” – putting a healthy person’s gut bacteria into a sick person’s gut – can effectively treat a deadly microbe called C. Difficile.  Conversely, research is demonstrating that transplanting the microbes from a thin person’s gut to that of an obese person causes weight loss and improvements in insulin sensitivity.

What else do our microbes do for us?

  • Support and protect our immune systems
  • Help manufacture neurotransmitters like serotonin
  • Play a role in producing critical enzymes and vitamins – like B and K
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Play a critical role in the absorption of our food

What can this mean?  Well, one of the keys to good health may turn out to involve managing our internal microbial environment.  To do this, diet is a key player.  Processed food and the Standard American Diet all erode the good bacteria.  Something to think about.

Learn more about your internal microbial world. . .

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Phone: 520-743-7008
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