Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Review Implementing Functional Lab Testing in Your Practice: A Logical Sequence for Testing and Analysis with Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopath

In the final webinar of the Functional Lab Testing for Every Practice series, we briefly review each lab test covered in this series and develop strategies for prioritizing the ordering of specific lab tests that will work effectively with most people. Utilizing case studies as the focus, analysis of the labs and protocol development will be emphasized. Finally, understand the options available to you for ongoing assistance and training in functional lab testing. Implementing Functional Lab Testing in Your Practice: A Logical Sequence for Testing and Analysis with Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopath, is now available to the public through May 27th, 2018.

Review the recording here:
http://hawthornuniversity.org/WEBINARS/Webinar-Archives/

Hawthorn students and graduates will have access with no expiration via their student portal webinar archives.

Glen Depke holds degrees as a Traditional Naturopath, a Bachelor of Science in Natural Health, and a diploma in Professional Holistic Iridology. He has also been trained in the Kalish method of assessing the three main body systems via functional testing, emotional freedom technique (EFT), Metabolic Typing, traditional Chinese assessment tools, and German drainage therapy. Glen has become known as a master in adrenal insufficiency, more appropriately referred to as HPA axis dysfunction, as well as, functional testing protocols, customized nutrition and food sensitivity. He has worked alongside some of the most prominent healers of our time, most notably, Dr. Joseph Mercola and the staff at the Center for Natural Health; where he held the positions of chief nutritionist, EFT therapist, and wellness director. Glen began his education and implementation of functional testing during his years at Dr. Mercola’s clinic and has studied with our world’s leaders in functional medicine over the past 17 years to fine tune this healing approach. His intention is to empower individuals to reach their health and wellness goals by addressing their individual imbalances while releasing any blocks that hinder them from this goal; whether these blocks are physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual.

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.

Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopath
Depke Wellness

Thursday, April 26, 2018

All About Alumni: Changing the World One Stomach at a Time with Georgette Schwartz, BCHN, MSHN

All About Alumni: Changing the World One Stomach at a Time with Georgette Schwartz, BCHN, MSHN

Hawthorn graduate Georgette Schwartz is changing the world one stomach at a time; starting with her own. Join Georgette as she tells us how she went from a 40 year old needing a hysterectomy to a Board Certified Holistic Nutritionist with a busy clinical practice, and a speaker at the 2018 annual NANP conference thanks to her education from Hawthorn.

Hawthorn University All About Alumni presents Changing the World One Stomach at a Time with Georgette Schwartz, Wednesday May 2, 2018 at 12 PM Pacific.


Georgette Schwartz has been a nutrition and fitness educator and specialist focusing on complete mental and physical well-being for over 20 years. What started as a passionate interest has turned into a dream career for Georgette, who serves as the Director of Nutrition at Integrative Acupuncture. Through her own experience of avoiding a hysterectomy with dietary & lifestyle changes, Georgette became inspired to help others, and is a devoted and thorough student and practitioner of the healing arts. Georgette holds her Masters of Science in Holistic Nutrition from Hawthorn University in northern California, and is Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition. Her thesis was on the Role of the Ketogenic Diet in the Fight against Cancer. She achieved her Bachelors of Business Administration from the prestigious American University in Washington D.C., and is a licensed fitness trainer through the Aerobic and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). Georgette is a Certified Metabolic Balance Coach, a Certified Healthcare Practitioner in Metagenics® First Line Therapy® - the high-quality supplement line. Georgette is a Certified GAPS Practitioner, a Wahl’s Warrior, and a Certified Gluten Practitioner.

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.

Georgette Schwartz, BCHN, MSHN
Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition Program Graduate 2013

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Watch the Recording of Leaky Gut Syndrome: Assessment and Repair with Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopath

In our 5th Functional Lab Testing for Every Practice series webinar, we look at Leaky Gut – also known as Intestinal Permeability. Leaky Gut is the byproduct of such increasingly common factors as poor diet choices, chronic stress, toxic overload and bacterial imbalance. Leaky Gut Syndrome: Assessment and Repair with Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopath is now available for review at http://hawthornuniversity.org/WEBINARS/Webinar-Archives/.

When the intestinal lining is compromised, not only do offensive agents penetrate into the bloodstream, but there is also a deteriorated ability of the gut lining to absorb nutrients. The number of health problems and diseases that result from a leaky gut is staggering. It is truly a modern epidemic.

Webinar Objectives:
Learn how intestinal permeability increases the risk for developing chronic illness and serious diseases;
Identify the underlying triggers that lead to leaky gut;  
Apply a simple urine test to measure the presence and severity of leaky gut;
Understand the options for addressing leaky gut, by resolving the problem; 
Educate people on how to prevent its reoccurrence.

Please Note: This webinar recording will be available to the public through May 12th, 2018. Hawthorn students and graduates may review it in their student portal webinar archives with no expiration.

Glen Depke holds degrees as a Traditional Naturopath, a Bachelor of Science in Natural Health, and a diploma in Professional Holistic Iridology. He has also been trained in the Kalish method of assessing the three main body systems via functional testing, emotional freedom technique (EFT), Metabolic Typing, traditional Chinese assessment tools, and German drainage therapy. Glen has become known as a master in adrenal insufficiency, more appropriately referred to as HPA axis dysfunction, as well as, functional testing protocols, customized nutrition and food sensitivity. He has worked alongside some of the most prominent healers of our time, most notably, Dr. Joseph Mercola and the staff at the Center for Natural Health; where he held the positions of chief nutritionist, EFT therapist, and wellness director. Glen began his education and implementation of functional testing during his years at Dr. Mercola’s clinic and has studied with our world’s leaders in functional medicine over the past 17 years to fine tune this healing approach. His intention is to empower individuals to reach their health and wellness goals by addressing their individual imbalances while releasing any blocks that hinder them from this goal; whether these blocks are physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual.

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.

Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopath
Depke Wellness

Monday, April 9, 2018

GI Stool Screening & Secretory IgA: Gut Balance and First-Line Immunity with Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopath

Review our 4th webinar of our Functional Lab Testing for Every Practice series and learn how using stool testing for the identification of pathogens and imbalanced flora, combined with simple saliva tests to measure secretory IgA, the primary immune defense, practitioners can establish powerful healing strategies for even the most difficult cases. Imbalances in the gut, as well as compromised immunity, are often the underlying cause of other dysfunctions, such as HPA dysfunction and oxidative stress. The healing opportunities provided by these lab assessments are virtually endless!

Please join us for GI Stool Screening & Secretory IgA: Gut Balance and First-Line Immunity with Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopath.

Please Note: This webinar recording will be available to the public through April 29th, 2018. Students and graduates may view the recording with no expiration date in their student portal webinar archives.

Webinar Objectives:
Appreciate the impact that gut balance has on overall health;
Understand the role of secretory IgA as it relates to intestinal barrier function and illness prevention;
Become familiar with common pathogens and organisms involved in dysbiosis;
Learn a logical sequence of testing to identify specific targets for GI and immunity therapies;
Develop healing opportunities for GI concerns using lifestyle and nutrition.

Glen Depke holds degrees as a Traditional Naturopath, a Bachelor of Science in Natural Health, and a diploma in Professional Holistic Iridology. He has also been trained in the Kalish method of assessing the three main body systems via functional testing, emotional freedom technique (EFT), Metabolic Typing, traditional Chinese assessment tools, and German drainage therapy. Glen has become known as a master in adrenal insufficiency, more appropriately referred to as HPA axis dysfunction, as well as, functional testing protocols, customized nutrition and food sensitivity. He has worked alongside some of the most prominent healers of our time, most notably, Dr. Joseph Mercola and the staff at the Center for Natural Health; where he held the positions of chief nutritionist, EFT therapist, and wellness director. Glen began his education and implementation of functional testing during his years at Dr. Mercola’s clinic and has studied with our world’s leaders in functional medicine over the past 17 years to fine tune this healing approach. His intention is to empower individuals to reach their health and wellness goals by addressing their individual imbalances while releasing any blocks that hinder them from this goal; whether these blocks are physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual.

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.

Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopath
Depke Wellness

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

All About Alumni: Nail Your Niche – How to Build a Wellness Business Around a Single Program with Dawn Viola

Discover how Hawthorn graduate Dawn Viola built a successful wellness business that started with her thesis as she presents Nail Your Niche – How to Build a Wellness Business Around a Single Program, Wednesday April 4, 2018 at 12 PM Pacific.

Dawn’s thesis grew into a kitchen retail store, holistic teaching kitchen, and cookbook. Join us as she shares her marketing insights and techniques that led to opportunities with organizations like Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution and Food Network, in addition to building her social media presence and network.


Dawn Viola is a holistic nutrition educator with a Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education from Hawthorn University. She is also a Certified Executive Chef, and founder of This Honest Food, a holistic teaching kitchen and kitchen retail store with a focus on healthy cooking.

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.

Dawn Viola
MHNE Graduate 2018

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

SIBO: Breath Testing for Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopath

In the 3rd webinar of our Functional Lab Testing for Every Practice series we learn about SIBO, or Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth. SIBO is a condition in which abnormally large numbers of bacteria – the types that are normally found in the large intestine – migrate into the small intestine.

Please join us for SIBO: Breath Testing for Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopath.

Please Note: This webinar recording will be available to the public through April 14th, 2018. Hawthorn students and graduates also have access to it in their student portal webinar archives with no expiration.

Webinar Objectives:
Recognize the primary underlying conditions that most often lead to SIBO;
Learn how breath testing measures the gases produced by SIBO;
Be able to interpret the results of breath tests to determine the severity of a person’s SIBO problem;
Develop an approach for incorporating breath testing into the majority of clinical cases;
Learn about diet and supplementation options for helping to resolve SIBO.

Glen Depke holds degrees as a Traditional Naturopath, a Bachelor of Science in Natural Health, and a diploma in Professional Holistic Iridology. He has also been trained in the Kalish method of assessing the three main body systems via functional testing, emotional freedom technique (EFT), Metabolic Typing, traditional Chinese assessment tools, and German drainage therapy. Glen has become known as a master in adrenal insufficiency, more appropriately referred to as HPA axis dysfunction, as well as, functional testing protocols, customized nutrition and food sensitivity. He has worked alongside some of the most prominent healers of our time, most notably, Dr. Joseph Mercola and the staff at the Center for Natural Health; where he held the positions of chief nutritionist, EFT therapist, and wellness director. Glen began his education and implementation of functional testing during his years at Dr. Mercola’s clinic and has studied with our world’s leaders in functional medicine over the past 17 years to fine tune this healing approach. His intention is to empower individuals to reach their health and wellness goals by addressing their individual imbalances while releasing any blocks that hinder them from this goal; whether these blocks are physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual.

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.

Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopath
Depke Wellness

Monday, March 12, 2018

Review Female Hormones: Balance and Restoration with Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopath

On this 2nd webinar of our Functional Lab Testing for Every Practice series, you will learn about a significant aspect of our practice- assessing and helping women with hormone imbalances. With saliva hormone testing and proper intake, healing opportunities become available for restoring homeostasis. Glen Depke's webinar will be available for review on the Hawthorn website until April 1st, 2018: http://hawthornuniversity.org/WEBINARS/Webinar-Archives/

Functional laboratory testing provides a means to accurately establish the underlying causes of health problems and monitor the effectiveness of supportive health protocols. You will learn to select appropriate lab tests, confidently interpret the results, and establish valuable resources for guiding woman to recovery.

Whether in her pre-menopausal cycling stage of life, transitioning to or experiencing menopause, or in the years after menopause, a woman’s hormone balance plays a powerful and influential role on her wellbeing.  In this webinar the lab testing strategies for each phase of life, as well as approaches to balancing hormones through lifestyle and natural therapies will be emphasized.

Webinar Objectives:
1. Understand which lab tests to run for a woman’s unique circumstances;
2. Recognize the underlying lifestyle triggers that lead to female hormone imbalances;  
3. Receive guidance in interpreting the pre-menopause saliva test panel using month-long collection routines;
4. Identify healing opportunities by reviewing lab data and health histories;
5. Learn valuable concepts for accelerating healing through hormone balancing.

Glen Depke holds degrees as a Traditional Naturopath, a Bachelor of Science in Natural Health, and a diploma in Professional Holistic Iridology. He has also been trained in the Kalish method of assessing the three main body systems via functional testing, emotional freedom technique (EFT), Metabolic Typing, traditional Chinese assessment tools, and German drainage therapy. Glen has become known as a master in adrenal insufficiency, more appropriately referred to as HPA axis dysfunction, as well as, functional testing protocols, customized nutrition and food sensitivity. He has worked alongside some of the most prominent healers of our time, most notably, Dr. Joseph Mercola and the staff at the Center for Natural Health; where he held the positions of chief nutritionist, EFT therapist, and wellness director. Glen began his education and implementation of functional testing during his years at Dr. Mercola’s clinic and has studied with our world’s leaders in functional medicine over the past 17 years to fine tune this healing approach. His intention is to empower individuals to reach their health and wellness goals by addressing their individual imbalances while releasing any blocks that hinder them from this goal; whether these blocks are physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual.

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.

Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopath
Depke Wellness