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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,

Your Living Brain is clearly connected to the rest of your body. What? Though much of the Living Brain is still a mystery, science is now opening new doors of understanding.



Mental health conditions are usually treated symptomatically.  The underlying root physical causes are not often explored.  But science is showing us a smarter way to understand and treat mental health conditions.

The Living Brain is a part of the whole body – and is affected in a very real sense to what is happening in that body.  Everything in our bodies is connected – tens of thousands of chemical feedback loops.  For example, good GI health is essential for proper nervous system functioning. Yes!  More than 70% of the serotonin needed in your body’s nervous system is produced in your small intestine!  And that is just one example of the interconnectivity of our whole body systems.

So, let’s look at some of the whole body influences on mental health:

1. Blood toxicity, resulting from heavy metals (especially lead and mercury – such as “silver” fillings) or environmental chemicals  in our food (such as preservatives and artificial sweeteners), water, and household/auto products

2. Improper diet, particularly poor quality or processed foods, or foods to which you may be sensitive – wheat, gluten, dairy

3. Lack of exercise

4. GI imbalances caused by heavy antibiotic use

5. Drug and alcohol use and abuse

6. Hormonal or chemical imbalances in the body

7. Insufficient or disturbed sleep patterns

There are now MD psychiatrists who practice Holistic Psychiatry – sometimes called Functional Psychiatry – who actually treat the whole brain/body connection and greatly increase your chance of recovery.  

Learn more about this from Mary Ackerley, MD, one such Holistic Psychiatrist.


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