July 2019

FIW is now FSIHS!

July 3rd, 2019|

Introducing the FSIHS! The Franklin Institute of Wellness is now the Franklin School of Integrative Health Sciences As of July 8, 2019, the Franklin Institute of Wellness is officially the Franklin School of Integrative Health Sciences. This name change reflects the recent expansion of the college to include three distinct educational departments: Herbalism, Aromatherapy, & Public Health. Faculty [...]

March 2019

FSIHS Researching Claims Regarding Essential Oils as Endocrine Disruptors

March 29th, 2019|

FSIHS Leading Research Project on Essential Oils as Endocrine Disruptors The FSIHS Research Department is investigating the proposed link between lavender and tea tree oils and endocrine disrupting outcomes such as prepubertal gynecomastia in children.  Through a partnership with the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA), the Franklin School of Integrative Health Sciences' Research Department is leading a [...]

Podcast Launched!

March 20th, 2019|

FIW Podcast Now Available Podcast "Natural Health Research" launches with new episodes released each week. Natural Health Research, the long-awaited FIW podcast launched mid-March, hosted by FIW Director, Dr Jessie Hawkins, and FIW Student Intern, Carson Royster. The podcast, which is available on the FIW website, iTunes, Podbean, and Spotify, features a relaxed, student-teacher interaction which addresses a [...]

November 2017

Study Finds That Elderberry Keeps You Healthy When Traveling

November 28th, 2017|

According to a recent study, elderberry supplementation protects you from the cold and flu viruses when traveling. Several studies reveal that air travel increases the risk of respiratory infections such as the common cold and the flu (Mangili,, 2009). Studies also reveal that elderberry is an effective preventive for the cold and flu. Researchers sought to discover whether [...]