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3 07, 2019

FIW is now FSIHS!

2019-07-11T10:32:16-05:00July 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 and school leadership are enthusiastic about the name change as it better reflects the school's mission and objectives. Graduates of the Franklin Institute of Wellness will receive all the benefits and privileges awarded to the future graduates of the Franklin School of [...]

29 03, 2019

FSIHS Researching Claims Regarding Essential Oils as Endocrine Disruptors

2019-07-03T21:15:40-05:00March 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 3-part research project to investigate the proposed link between lavender and tea tree essential oils and endocrine disrupting outcomes, including prepubertal gynecomastia. With support from NAHA and some of the industry's leading personal care product and essential oil companies, FSIHS researchers have [...]

20 03, 2019

Podcast Launched!

2019-07-03T15:26:04-05:00March 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 wide range of research-focused topics in the natural health world. Answers to commonly asked questions ranging from "is eucalyptus safe for children," to "what should we do about lice?" are answered in an easy-to-understand format and delivered to subscribers every week. "This [...]

28 11, 2017

Study Finds That Elderberry Keeps You Healthy When Traveling

2019-07-03T13:36:01-05:00November 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, et.al., 2009). Studies also reveal that elderberry is an effective preventive for the cold and flu. Researchers sought to discover whether or not elderberry could also prevent the viral infections that are faced by international travelers. These findings are particularly noteworthy for the students who join us on our European Educational Tour. The Study "Elderberry Supplementation Reduces Cold Duration and Symptoms in Air-Travellers: A [...]