Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Toxins and Detoxification: Application of Nutrition and Lifestyle with Dr. Deanna Minich

Detoxification is a popular subject, and it is important to know the context of its practices as they relate to health and disease, and also their general view and acceptance in the medical arena today. Dr. Deanna Minich, a health educator and author with more than twenty years of experience in nutrition, mind-body health, and functional medicine, joins us to help us understand the many facets of detoxification. Join Dr. Minich for Toxins and Detoxification: Application of Nutrition and Lifestyle, now available for review: http://hawthornuniversity.org/WEBINARS/Webinar-Archives/.

Dr. Deanna Minich’s presentation will also help us to:
Identify biochemical and genetic pathways involved in detoxification processes: ARE gene upregulation biotransformative enzyme induction or inhibition, and heavy metal metabolism.
Understand the role of nutrition, nutrient actives, and botanicals in modulating detoxification processes.

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 about health. She is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, a Certified Nutrition Specialist, and a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner. 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.

Disclaimer: 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

Thursday, July 27, 2017

All About Alumni: Evolving with My Practice with Marjie C. Andrejciw, MT (ASCP), MS, NC

Diversifying your practice, becoming “the boss”, growing with your niche, working synergistically, and marketing yourself are all important steps in your holistic health and nutrition business journey. Marjie Andrejciw, Hawthorn MSHN program graduate, has been in practice for over 9 years specializing in chronic illness.  During that time she expanded her practice with a retail health food store with 5 employees.  

Join Marjie as she shares her journey as she evolved from being a student at Hawthorn University to a Holistic Nutritional Counselor with a thriving practice when she presents Evolving with My Practice.

You can view this All About Alumni presentation and many others at:

Marjie Andrejciw has over 10 years of experience as a Medical Technologist in the clinical laboratory, and is well versed in interpreting and understanding the significance of laboratory testing. Through Seeking Health Educational Institute she is certified in two levels of Methylation & Clinical Nutrigenomics. She is an honorably discharged veteran of the United States Air Force. Having suffered from an autoimmune disease and genetic methylation imbalances, Marjie truly understands how challenging recovering your health can be. Not only is she able to be sympathetic but is also realistic, having personally walked the pathway towards recovering her own 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.

Marjie Andrejciw, MT (ASCP), MS, NC
Hawthorn MSHN program graduate, 2008

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Mould and Health: The Holistic Professional’s Role with Lucinda Curran

With a growing awareness of the influence of mould in chronic inflammation, it is important to understand your role as health practitioner. Lucinda Curran, experienced Building Biologist and Chinese medicine practitioner, brings the latest from the field and integrates it into effective ways to support and educate your clientele! 

Join Lucinda Curran for Mould and Health: The Holistic Professional’s Role.

You can view this presentation and many others at:

This live presentation will help you to:
Understand mould and the important role it plays in our environment;
Become familiar with water damaged buildings and how they can impact health;
Become clear on your role as a health practitioner;
Introduction to a tool to assist in supporting clients to achieve greater wellbeing.

Lucinda, CEO of Eco Health Solutions, is an experienced Building Biologist. With a background in health sciences and education, she has a thorough understanding of ways in which homes and workplaces can adversely affect overall health and vitality. 

Her own illness due to environmental factors is her catalyst for supporting others in identifying and finding solutions for making healthy living choices. With a passion to make the world a safer place, Lucinda finds great joy in empowering her clients in enhancing their wellbeing through making positive changes to the built environment and in their lives. 

Lucinda is past-president of the Australasian Society of Building Biologists (ASBB) and has also served as an active member of the committee. She is currently involved with the Indoor Air Quality Association (Australian Chapter) and The LEAD Group. With a focus on education, she is a trainer at the Australian College of Environmental Studies and has created the Environmental Sensitivities Symposium, as well as other online events to educate and empower members of the public.

Disclaimer: 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.

Lucinda Curran
Eco Health Solutions

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Tinnitus and Heavy Metals: Connecting the Dots with Sean LaFave

In today’s world, a continuous onslaught of toxins pervades our lives and environment, both in and outside our homes, notably, heavy metals. Sean LaFave wants to help you gain a better understanding of how to safely and effectively address one of the major underlying causes of tinnitus. Join Sean LaFave for Tinnitus and Heavy Metals: Connecting the Dots, now available to watch at:  http://hawthornuniversity.org/WEBINARS/Webinar-Archives/.

Our bodies are challenged to tolerate chemical toxicity, which often leads to a list of chronic conditions that go unexplained, like adrenal fatigue and unbearable chronic tinnitus. Sean will take you on a journey of discovery into how these unseen heavy metal invaders affect our bodies’ communication pathways, all the way down to the cell level.

This live presentation covers:
1. Understanding the connection between tinnitus and adrenal fatigue.
2. Recognizing heavy metals as one of the major underlying causes of adrenal fatigue and tinnitus.
3. Delivering safe and effective results while addressing the cause, not the symptom.

Sean LaFave, the founder of Geared for Wellness, earned his Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science from the University of Colorado, is a Certified Health Coach, a Health Centers of the Future graduate, a member of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals, and holds a Pastoral Sciences Diplomat from the Pastoral Medical Association. He established the first Neurotoxicity program of its kind in Kansas, developing his expertise in neurotoxic illness, weight loss, and custom nutrition.

Sean has over 20 years of experience in the natural health care profession, and the past 11 years as a Neurotoxicity Specialist. He works directly with health professionals throughout the US and is a sought-after Wellness Coach, consultant, and lecturer for a variety of health care organizations and private physician practices. He supports his clients with the prevention and care for such neurotoxic-mediated illnesses as weight loss resistance, diabetes, thyroid dysfunction, and auto-immune diseases.

Disclaimer: 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.

Sean LaFave

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

All About Alumni: Nutrition Practice in Nigeria - The Successes and the Challenges with Celia Penny Moses-Nagbiku, ROHP / RNCP, MS, BSc

Join Hawthorn graduate Celia Penny Moses-Nagbiku as she shares her experiences as a nutrition educator in Nigeria helping to eradicate health illiteracy and prevent malnutrition. Celia Penny acts as a bridge between the medical experts / researchers and lay public around the world. She simplifies and communicates nutritional information to give understanding on safe and affordable local, nutrient dense foods. All About Alumni presents: Nutrition Practice in Nigeria: The Successes and the Challenges with Celia Penny Moses-Nagbiku, ROHP / RNCP, MS, BSc. Celia Penny's presentation is now available to view at:


Celia Penny Moses-Nagbiku (ROHP / RNCP, MS, BSc) is a Health and Nutrition Educator & Geneticist, Registered Orthomolecular Health Practitioner, as well as a Registered Nutritional Consulting Practitioner. She specializes in overall wellness with particular interests in malnutrition and preventing premature aging (a result of malnutrition) by restoring the body's biochemical balance.  Being over 50 and looking great proves her point - it is doable! 

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.


Celia Penny Moses-Nagbiku, ROHP / RNCP, MS, BSc
MHNE Graduate 2014


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Grassroots Advocacy and Public Policy with Jonathan Posey

Holistic Practitioners benefit by understanding how legislation may affect the ability to practice.  Jonathan Posey is a state and federal lobbyist with a focus on healthcare, specifically food and nutrition policy. He will show us the tools needed to become more involved in the political process. No prerequisite knowledge required, just your desire to create positive change in the field of holistic nutrition. 

Join Jonathan for Grassroots Advocacy and Public Policy. Jonathan's webinar is now available for review here:


Learn about the legislative and public policy process, how laws are made, how to read and track state and federal legislation, organize and deliver a policy position, meet with elected officials, and receive action-oriented grassroots advocacy tactics.

Jonathan Posey is a state and federal lobbyist with a focus on healthcare, specifically food and nutrition policy. Jonathan spent 10 years in Washington, DC with GovBiz Advantage, a subsidiary of The Livingston Group, where he lobbied in many capacities for food and consumer safety, and environmental and pharmaceutical regulation. He was also instrumental in helping to pass the World Trade Center Health Program for first responders.

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.

Jonathan Posey

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

All About Alumni: Growing and Re-Growing My Holistic Nutrition Practice with Karen Roth, MS, CNC

Interested in starting your own holistic nutrition business, but weary of the pitfalls that inevitably happen along the way?  Well, Karen Roth (MSHN 2007) wants you to know that the stresses are a lot more manageable when you come to the realization that there are no mistakes, just learning.  Join Karen for her graduate webinar presentation Growing and Re-Growing My Holistic Nutrition Practice: There Are Only Learnings…No Mistakes.

Karen's presentation is now available to review here:
http://hawthornuniversity.org/WEBINARS/All-About-Alumni-Archives/

In this presentation Karen shares her adventures of establishing herself and a new practice, gaining success and then recreating the business after moving to a new location. She talks about the steps taken, the continuing education, networking, self-promotion and public speaking that supported her along the way.

Karen Roth, MS, CNC holds a Masters of Science Degree in Holistic Nutrition from Hawthorn University.  She earned her undergraduate degree from UC Irvine.  Karen is a nutrition consultant, author, speaker, blogger and former radio host who recently relocated to San Diego from Los Angeles.  

Karen is a believer that every ill health condition can benefit and possibly improve from a solid foundation of healthy foods choices.  She shares her in-depth knowledge of nutrition to empower her clients to take control of their health, thereby improving the quality of their life.

She is one of a growing number of international health care professionals who have been trained and certified in Menopause Type® Management. She does not believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to symptoms of hormone imbalance. Once a woman’s menopause type is identified, a safe and natural customized plan is created.

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.

Karen Roth, MS, CNC
MSHN Graduate 2007