Monday, June 15, 2009

Password Problems?

Dear Students,

The system I am using to password protect my pages has changed and made itself more secure and added features. I tested it myself to make sure it still works. It still functions the same. However, now, when you enter your username and password it will bring up another screen that asks for it again. Other pages only have a button with "login" now and no username and password blank until you have clicked the login button.

You will use the SAME username and password as you have always been using. You can find this in the following three places:

1. Your welcome letter
2. The FILES section of your group

If you are having any trouble with the new system please tell me.

Blessings & Health,

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Questions for 203: 3, 4 and 5?

Dear Students,

A student wrote to me last week and asked for the quizzes/assignments for 203:3, 4 and 5.

Keep in mind that not all the chapters in each unit have an assignment. For this particular unit there is only one assignment and these chapters do not have assignments.

Please be sure to check the index of each unit to see if there are assignments listed or additional information. You can also check this BLOG for information on chapters that may have errors or new links or tips.

Blessings & Health,
Kristie Karima Burns, MH, ND

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Welcome New Students from Italy and America!

I try to keep up with welcoming new students and congratulating students who have completed courses but I know I have not been regular about this so please contact me if I have forgotten to mention you. I know we have a few new students this month. Please take the time to introduce yourselves. Today we had a new student enroll in America and another student enrolled this week from Italy. This is our first student from Italy! If you are a new student please take the time to introduce yourself and look through the other student profiles at:

If you have already filled out your profile take a moment to welcome the new students.

Blessings & Health,
Kristie Karima Burns, MH, ND

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Reminder: Student Pages

I just created two new student pages - one for Kimberly and one for Ann.

If you have finished an assignment you can request a "student page". I started creating these last year for students and many students have found them helpful. Your student page lists all the classes you are enrolled in and also has a column where all your assignments (corrected and commented on) are located in PDF format. When a certificate is sent out this is also recorded on your page. You can see a sample student page at:

Student pages are password protected.

Blessings & Health,
Kristie Karima Burns, MH, ND

Friday, June 5, 2009

Consulting Client Tips: Aromatherapy Oils as Tea

A student a few weeks ago turned in their aromatherapy paper and mentioned using one drop of thyme in a glass of water for her client. This is a wonderful recommendation. One thing we need to remember as practitioners, however, is to emphasize that they should use only ONE DROP in warm water for their essential oil tea. Essential oils are very powerful and more than one drop would be like taking 2 or 3 cups of tea at one time. I find if I don't mention this to clients they tend to "sneak in" a bit extra. We all still have that idea in the back of our minds that, "more is better" and "herbs are natural so they are safe". Neither of these is true when it comes to natural healing. Using essential oils in water is also a good solution for people who travel. I often recommend that people traveling overseas bring tea tree. Adding one drop to your water daily can help prevent infections while traveling.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Consulting Client Tips: Licorice for Blood Glucose?

Note that licorice is often given to clients who have trouble with blood sugar levels. This herb has worked wonders with some of my hyper and hypoglycemic clients. However, this is also an herb to be cautious of for in some clients it can cause an imbalance and a blood sugar spike reaction. If you or your client is using this herb make sure you monitor effects. If a client is having a poor reaction to the herb it could be their body cannot use licorice in this way.