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


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Small Practice, Big Results with Karin Rozell

According to Karin Rozell (author, 17 year marketing coach and trainer, and creator of the Happy Little Practice Method), “You really don't need a big, super busy business in order to have it all as a coach, consultant or holistic practitioner, especially if you have a family life.”

Join Karin for her presentation Small Practice, Big Results: 5 Essential Shifts to Create a Great Full-Time Income in about 25 Hours Per Week for Coaches, Consultants and Practitioners.

Karin's presentation is now available to review here:

In this webinar Karin will cover:
• How to structure your practice to give you everything you want - the time, satisfaction and income (no need to be overly busy, over complicate things or try to become a CEO if you don’t want to);
• The 5 essential areas of your business you'll need to focus on in order to make a small practice really work;
• And lots more.

Karin Rozell has been a straight-talking, sometimes funny marketing mentor to practitioners, coaches and consultants from all over the world, for over 17 years. She lives in the middle of nowhere in beautiful, upstate New York with her two kids, husband and furry friends entourage. She has authored two books, Rockstars of Wellness and Write Now, and is most recently the creator of of the Happy Little Practice Method for Moms with a Service Based Business. Get to know Karin and her “small is the new big” approach at http://www.KarinRozell.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.

Karin Rozell

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Diabetes, Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome and the Microbiome with Dr. Liz Lipski, PhD

Healing gut barrier function and rebalancing the microbiota can shift metabolism to improve weight loss and reduce the incidence of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.  Join Dr. Liz Lipski to find out how as she presents Diabetes, Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome and the Microbiome. Dr. Lipski's webinar recording is now available for review here: http://hawthornuniversity.org/WEBINARS/Webinar-Archives/

Metabolic imbalances can make it difficult to lose weight. New research on blood sugar, cardiovascular health and weight management indicate that the keys to health begin in the gut! Statistics on weight loss indicate that dieting often fails.  It’s good news to learn that it’s not the dieter’s fault; but rather metabolic imbalances that can be corrected.

Liz Lipski is a Professor and the Director of Academic Development for the graduate programs in Nutrition & Integrative Health at Maryland University of Integrative Health. Dr. Lipski holds a PhD in Clinical Nutrition with specialization in Integrative Medicine from the Union Institute. She was formerly the Education Director at Hawthorn University and initial designer of the Doctor of Science in Holistic Nutrition at Hawthorn.  She is currently on faculty for the Institute for Functional Medicine, the Metabolic Medicine Institute fellowship program. She sits on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Neurological Health Foundation, and advisory boards for Certified International Health Coaches and the Autism Hope Alliance.

Dr. Lipski has been published in peer reviewed journals including Nutrition in Clinical Practice and Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal, and is the author of several books: Digestive Wellness, The Digestion Connection, Digestive Wellness for Children, and Leaky Gut Syndrome. She co-authored the Gastrointestinal chapter for the American Board of Integrative Health and Medicine study guide and is a contributing author for Integrative Gastroenterology.  She has been working in the field of integrative and functional medicine for over 30 years. 

She is the founder of Innovative Healing, where she offers webinar-based Mentoring Programs and Advanced Nutrition Forums for nutritionists, dietitians, and other clinicians at http://www.innovativehealing.com.

Dr. Liz Lipski, PhD
Innovative Healing



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.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Help Families End Overeating with Dina Rose, PhD

Dina Rose, PhD has developed a Habits Approach of effective techniques that;
help families focus on food patterns rather than individual nutrients, 
improve snacking and 
promote feeding strategies that are responsive to children’s hunger and satiety signals.

There may be no more important public health initiative than helping Americans end overeating. Everyone knows the statistics: One third of all American adults suffer from obesity. And according to the CDC, about one in five school-aged children also have obesity.  Unfortunately, while most people know how they —and their children —ought to eat, many of us fail to effectively put this knowledge into practice. Clear doing is much harder than knowing. Join Dina Rose, PhD as she helps us with our clear doing as she presents How Nutrition Professionals Can Help Families End Overeating: The Habits Approach on Tuesday May 2nd, 2017 at 4 PM PST / 7 PM EST.

For more information and to RSVP please visit:

Pre-webinar news and announcements start 10 minutes early at 3:50 PM PST / 6:50 PM EST.

Dina Rose, PhD is a sociologist, parent educator, feeding expert and the author of It’s Not About the Broccoli: Three Habits to Teach Your Kids for a Lifetime of Healthy Eating (Perigee). Dina has been training parents, pediatricians, dietitians, and early childhood educators in the Habits Approach for the past decade. Her work has been featured on TV, radio, and in both print and online news sources. Dina's approach is so unique it has been called “transformational.” In addition to writing her own blog, It's Not About Nutrition, Dina is also a regular contributor to Psychology Today. For media information and testimonials see http://www.itsnotaboutnutrition.com.

Dina Rose, PhD

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

All About Alumni: My Career in Holistic Nutrition – Planning for Success with Barbara Rodgers, NC BCHN®

Are you interested in a career as a Nutrition Consultant, or as a holistic nutrition professional? Listen to Barbara Rodgers, NC, BCHN® who earned a Hawthorn University Nutrition Consultant Certificate as she shares her experiences. She’ll discuss getting started in her career as a Nutrition Consultant, and the key areas that require planning in order to achieve success! Join us for My Career in Holistic Nutrition – Planning for Success with Barbara Rodgers, NC BCHN®.  The recording of Barbara's presentation is now available here.

Barbara Rodgers completed Hawthorn’s Nutrition Consultant program in May of 2015, graduating Summa Cum Laude.  Soon after graduating, she turned her attention to the NANP Board Certification in Holistic Nutrition, which she successfully completed in March of 2016.  Barbara came to the holistic nutrition industry through her own healing journey and believes her mission is two-fold:  (1) to serve as an advocate for the holistic nutrition industry; and (2) through private consultations, help those dealing with chronic disease and illness to realize the power of nutrition in elevating their health status.  Barbara has been an elected board member of NANP since early 2016, volunteers for a meals-on-wheels program in Philadelphia, is close to publishing her first book, and has a growing private consultation business with clients across the U.S.

Barbara Rodgers, NC, BCHN®

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.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Learn a Holistic Approach to Type 2 Diabetes with Rosalee de la Forêt, RH

With over 35% of the US adult population having insulin resistance or type 2 diabetes, chances are you know someone who is affected by this metabolic syndrome. While western medicine can manage this disease with medications, a holistic approach can go much further in arresting or even reversing the condition. Rosalee de la Forêt joins us to present Holistic Perspectives for Insulin Resistance. Rosalee's presentation can now be viewed in the webinar archives:

http://hawthornuniversity.org/WEBINARS/Webinar-Archives/

Rosalee de la Forêt, RH, is passionate about helping people discover the world of herbalism and natural health. Her teachings make herbs simple and practical for everyone. She is the Education Director at LearningHerbs and a Registered Herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild. Rosalee is the author of Alchemy of Herbs: Transforming Everyday Ingredients into Foods and Remedies that Heal as well as the online courses The Taste of Herbs, Herbal Cold Care, and Apothecary: The Alchemy of Herbs Video Companion.

Rosalee de la Forêt, RH