Saturday, September 16, 2017

Herbs and Essential Oils with David Crow

Join David Crow for a Hawthorn University Webinar on the clinical use of herbs and essential oils on Tuesday October 3rd at 4 pm (pacific).





Thursday, August 31, 2017

All About Alumni: Holistic Health Journey - From Family to Patients with Dr. Melissa Peters

We are all interested in “creating a silver lining amidst the clouds”. That’s the heart of the story Dr. Melissa Peters weaves of transitioning from her Hawthorn University studies to private practice, and how a dream job offer that ultimately was not led her to creatively developing her own niche in gut/brain, sports nutrition and epigenetics.

Join Melissa Peters as she presents Holistic Health Journey: From Family to Patients, live and online Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 at 12 PM Pacific.

For more information and to RSVP please visit: 

Melissa will discuss her continued education, how she established accounts with supplement and labs testing services, her genomics work, and how she does it all while staying out of the limelight!

Dr. Melissa Peters is a Certified Holistic Nutrition Practitioner. She is a member of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals & the American Holistic Health Association. She focuses on increasing “gut-brain” function as well as power, strength and endurance among individuals  and athletes. 

Dr. Peters has created individualized athletic optimization programs and detoxification protocols for environmental toxins, bowel function, weight loss, stress reduction, memory improvement, and overall gut-brain health programs. She works with a broad range of clients, including children and adults. Her practice focuses on supporting optimal health through individual biochemical needs based on nutrient and metabolic testing. She offers individual as well as group consultations and seminars.

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.

Melissa Peters
MHNE Graduate 2013

Monday, August 28, 2017

5 Key Legal Steps to Protect Your Holistic Business with Lisa Fraley, JD, CHHC, AADP

As a holistic nutrition professional, it is important to protect yourself and your business. Learn the ins and outs of applicable law with Lisa Fraley, a Holistic Lawyer who will share her five easy legal steps to keeping your income, website and content safe, to secure your finances, keep away copycats and protect your programs, products and courses. 

Join Lisa Fraley for 5 Key Legal Steps to Protect Your Holistic Business, live on Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 at 4 PM Pacific.

Register for this webinar at:

In this webinar, you'll learn effective (and inexpensive) ways to get legal coverage, one step at a time, so you can focus on changing the world and improving others' health, one client at a time.

Lisa Fraley, JD, CHHC, AADP, is an Attorney, Legal Coach®, Speaker, and #1 Best Selling Author of Easy Legal Steps...That are Also Good for Your Soul. With her unique blend of coaching, legal expertise, and spirituality, Lisa has supported thousands of heart-centered entrepreneurs and small business owners to protect themselves, their businesses and their brands.

Lisa earned her J.D. from Case Western Reserve University, B.A. with honors from Miami University (Ohio), and became certified as a Health Coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, Life Coach through Coach U, and Fitness Instructor through ACE. She is also a Transformational Coaching Method Master Coach through HCI/Holistic MBA, accredited by the AADP, and the former President of the Junior League of Portland, Maine.

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.

Lisa Fraley, JD, CHHC, AADP

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