Friday, January 12, 2018

The Rainbow Diet: Unlocking Nature’s Color Code for the Full-Spectrum of Health with Dr. Deanna Minich

How do phytonutrients play a role in impacting human health? Join Dr. Deanna Minich, author of The Rainbow Diet, as she tells us how. Hawthorn University welcomes back Dr. Minich for her presentation The Rainbow Diet: Unlocking Nature’s Color Code for the Full-Spectrum of Health, live and online Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 at 4 PM Pacific.

For more information and to RSVP, please visit:

In this webinar, Dr. Minich will teach us:
To understand how phytonutrients impact human health through chronic disease mechanisms;
To learn how phytonutrients alter genetic expression and epigenetic modification;
To apply the principles of phytonutrients in everyday eating through clinical nutrition practice.

Dr. Deanna Minich is a health educator and author with more than twenty years of experience in nutrition, mind-body health, and functional medicine. Dr. Minich holds Master’s and Doctorate degrees in nutrition and has lectured extensively throughout the world on health topics, teaching patients and health professionals. She is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, a Certified Nutrition Specialist, and a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner. Currently, Dr. Minich teaches for the Institute for Functional Medicine and for the graduate program in functional medicine at the University of Western States. Her passion is bringing forth a colorful whole-self approach to nourishment called Whole Detox and bridging the gaps between science, soul, and art in medicine.  Her most recent book is called The Rainbow Diet: A Holistic Approach to Radiant Health Through Foods and Supplements (Conari Press, 2018). Visit her at: http://www.drdeannaminich.com.

Disclaimer: The webinars may present information that does not fully reflect Hawthorn University’s philosophy. Nonetheless, these presentations have been chosen because of their overall quality of information.

Dr. Deanna Minich

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Review THE CRAVING CURE with Julia Ross

We are so pleased to have had Julia Ross present our webinar yesterday on The Craving Cure. We all have some sort of cravings from time to time, but when they become unmanageable health suffers. Julia has produced such an important book to address this issue based on years of her work with cravings and addictions. The scientific research in this book is deep! Julia's presentation is now available for review in our Webinar Archives.

Julia Ross, author of The Craving Cure

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

All About Alumni: Experiments in Building a Business and Life that I Love With Julia Visser

Graduate Julia Visser (MSHN program graduate 2016) is on a mission to help individuals fuel their whole body for abundant energy, thriving health, and the fulfilling life that they deserve! Join busy mom and Hall of Fame athlete Julia Visser as she shares her experiments in growing a nutrition business organically, surrounding her passions in business, athletics, and motherhood, while balancing life as a parent and wife.  All About Alumni welcomes Julia for Experiments in Building a Business and Life that I Love, live and online Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018 at 12 PM Pacific.

To RSVP please visit:

As a wife and mom, Julia Visser, the founder of Jules' Fuel® is also a collegiate Hall of Fame athlete with a Master's of Science in Holistic Nutrition. Combined with a background in Corporate America, her unique knowledge and experiences serve a variety of individuals and groups, including business executives and corporations, elite athletes and sports teams, and busy parents and families. 

Her functional medicine approach involves maximizing each person’s unique biochemistry, and together, discovering the right real foods, supplements, and lifestyle choices to achieve a higher state of health. What Julia is not about is fad diets, counting calories, setting up strict food rules, or perfection. She seeks to empower clients with simple, sustainable wellness practices for life that serve their health, performance, and purpose!

Disclaimer: The webinars may present information that does not fully reflect Hawthorn University’s philosophy. Nonetheless, these presentations have been chosen because of their overall quality of information.

Julia Visser
(MSHN Program Graduate 2016)

Friday, December 15, 2017

THE CRAVING CURE: Identify and Activate Your Natural Appetite Control with Julia Ross

How do we cure our cravings?  According to bestselling author, nutrition and overeating expert Julia Ross, we need to “identify and activate your natural appetite control”, and Julia can teach us how to do it! 

Join us as we welcome Julia Ross for her presentation The Craving Cure: Identify and Activate Your Natural Appetite Control, live and online Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018 at 4 PM Pacific.

For more information and to RSVP, please visit:

In this webinar, Julia will discuss
How we contracted our epidemics of unnatural weight gain, diabetes, and other diet-related conditions;
The real reason so many people can’t stick to a healthy diet;
A five-part questionnaire that helps identify unique craving profiles;
Treating food addiction where it starts—in the brain;
Anti-craving eating guidelines;
How to use amino acid therapy to neutralize the cravings instigated by brain-targeted commercial foods.

Julia Ross is a pioneer in the use of nutritional therapy for the treatment of eating disorders, addictions and mood problems. The director of several integrative treatment clinics in the San Francisco Bay area since 1980, Ross also trains and certifies health professionals and lectures widely. She is the author of the best-selling books, The Mood Cure and The Diet Cure, and the new release, The Craving Cure. Her work has been featured in publications from Vogue to the Journal of the American Psychological Association as well as online and on radio and television.  Learn more at http://www.JuliaRossCures.com.

Disclaimer: The webinars may present information that does not fully reflect Hawthorn University’s philosophy. Nonetheless, these presentations have been chosen because of their overall quality of information.

Julia Ross
bestselling author, nutrition and overeating expert


Monday, November 20, 2017

Review Finding My Way in the Functional Medicine Community with Kira Witham, MA, MS

Are you wondering how to start a career in holistic nutrition but aren‘t too savvy with marketing? Listen as Kira Whitham, a graduate of Hawthorn University, shares how she was able to form a mutually beneficial partnership with a functional medicine MD.  Kira's presentation is now available for review here:

In this alumni presentation, Kira will discuss the steps she took to build her practice and share some of the pitfalls and learning experiences she encountered along the way.

Kira Whitham MA, MS, graduated Summa Cum Laude from Hawthorn University’s Master of Science degree in Health and Nutrition Education program. After graduation, she launched her career working independently as a functional nutrition coach, counseling clients on nutrition and lifestyle choices. This past year, Kira has contracted with a local Functional Medicine MD and has expanded her clientele. She is passionate about helping people find wellness and getting to the root cause of their health issues.

Disclaimer: The webinars may present information that does not fully reflect Hawthorn University’s philosophy. Nonetheless, these presentations have been chosen because of their overall quality of information.

Kira Witham, MA, MS
MHNE program graduate

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Review Optimize Your Thyroid and Metabolism: A Functional Medicine Approach with Dr. Kristi Tompkins

Symptoms of fatigue, weight gain or inability to lose weight, hair loss, constipation, dry skin and trouble focusing and concentrating are common.  Although these symptoms can be related to many other hormonal and medical conditions, they are often the result of a sluggish or low functioning thyroid gland. We are pleased to present a comprehensive review of thyroid function and its critical role in health and stabilization of our metabolism.

To learn more about thyroid gland disorders, healing options and other ways to enhance your energy and health, please join us with Dr. Kristi Tompkins, a Naturopathic Medical Doctor specializing in comprehensive hormone support and balance, for Optimize Your Thyroid and Metabolism: A Functional Medicine Approach.

The recording of Dr. Tompkins' webinar is now available to review here:

If left untreated, reduced or irregular thyroid function can worsen especially with advancing age, menopause, increased weight gain, environmental toxins and quite commonly chronic stress and unhealthy lifestyle choices. Fortunately, the thyroid gland can be rebalanced through healthy, nutritional treatments, restoring metabolism.

Dr. Kristi Tompkins is a professionally licensed Naturopathic Doctor practicing in El Dorado County in Northern California with an established practice helping patients using natural, effective and safe therapies that heal illnesses and prevent chronic diseases. She believes in investigating and addressing the root causes of patients’ conditions and symptoms. She embraces the need for every type of medical care, values a collaborative approach to healing and believes every person has the right to choose their own health care path.    

Dr. Tompkins practices family medicine, treats patients of all ages, with an emphasis on endocrinology and women’s health.

Disclaimer: The webinars may present information that does not fully reflect Hawthorn University’s philosophy. Nonetheless, these presentations have been chosen because of their overall quality of information.

Dr. Kristi Tompkins

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

All About Alumni: SOARing Recovery - Driving Change in How We Heal In Allopathic Medicine with Dr. Carolyn Dolan, PT, DPT, MSHN

Hawthorn graduate Dr. Carolyn Dolan knows that a holistic lifestyle and supplementation will reduce pain and promote healing following orthopedic injury/surgery naturally while decreasing the need for opioids. Join Dr. Dolan as shares her experiences as a new graduate from Hawthorn getting started in her career as a Healing Specialist/Physical Therapy Consultant with her presentation SOARing Recovery: Driving Change in How We Heal In Allopathic Medicine, live and online Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 at 12 PM Pacific.

For more information and to RSVP please visit: 

Carolyn completed Hawthorn’s Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition in June, 2017, graduating Summa Cum Laude. Soon after graduation, she turned her attention to promoting another way to reduce pain and heal from orthopedic injury to reduce the need for opioids and the risk of developing chronic pain conditions following orthopedic injury/surgery.  Carolyn came to our industry through her own healing journey and her desire to improve the healing of her patients in her physical therapy practice. Her mission with her business is two-fold: 1) To serve as a resource for health care providers that seek to offer an alternative to their patients to reduce the need for addictive pain medications, 2) to provide a comprehensive and practical healing plan for patients recovering from painful conditions, injuries, or surgery seeking to avoid pharmaceutical pain medication.

Disclaimer: The webinars may present information that does not fully reflect Hawthorn University’s philosophy. Nonetheless, these presentations have been chosen because of their overall quality of information.

Dr. Carolyn Dolan, PT, DPT, MSHN