Monday, December 17, 2012

Congratulations to all the Hawthorn Graduates

A certificate or degree from Hawthorn University credits our graduates with the highest professional standard.

Here are a few recent graduates from the Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education program:

Lauri Rosenthal graduated with honors. Lauri received a Bachelor of Science degree from Lehigh University and spent time in the work force prior to raising her children. During that time she volunteered as a member of the Board of Directors and Outreach Coordinator for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Lauri interests in health and nutrition topics include juvenile diabetes, gluten allergies, and colitis. She is an active member of several nutrition associations and will be opening a nutrition counseling and coaching practice at Spa Amadora in Skillman, NJ.  Lauri is passionate about sharing her knowledge and helping her clients maintain optimal health by considering each individual's uniqueness.
Thesis: Type 1 Diabetes - Celiac Disease Connection: How to Live a Healthy Life with Two Autoimmune Diseases.

Beth Teaford graduated with a Magna cum Laude distinction. In addition to her Hawthorn degree, Beth has a BS in Family Resources from West Virginia University and an MS in Education from Wilkes University. She presently is the Family and Consumer Science teacher at a local high school where she plans to emphasis cooking and eating whole foods in her Foods and Child Development courses. Beth believes that the foundation for an exceptional quality of life rests on consuming a diet that is nourishing and supportive of good health. She is convinced that student school performance is significantly enhanced when students are properly nourished and this drives her to present her students with nutrition and food preparation instruction that emphasizes whole, locally-raised foods.
Thesis: The Need for and the Adoption of a Whole Foods Philosophy into the Family and Consumer Science Curriculum!

Susan Prince graduated with a Magna cum Laude distinction. Susan has been involved in the health and wellness industry for over 20 years, is a Metagenics Certified First Line Therapy Lifestyle Educator, and a Certified Massage Therapist specializing in Myofascial Release Therapy.  Susan draws on her extensive educational and life experiences to empower her clients to make positive changes through one-on-one consulting and group therapeutic lifestyle programs.
Thesis: Aging without Getting Old, a 12-week educational series for individuals who either suffer from chronic disease and trying to restore health and those who want to learn how to prevent chronic diseases.

Lori Kruczek graduated Summa cum Laude. Lori holds a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA and spent 32 years in the fields of high technology manufacturing and quality assurance helping people achieve their personal and professional goals.  Lori also completed a health coach program and is the owner of Better Health Coaching. 

Thesis:  Am I Getting Enough Fiber?  A Case Study in Fiber Deficiency and Associated Health Conditions.

Gretchen Kurtenacker graduated with a Summa cum Laude distinction.  Gretchen is a Medical Laboratory Scientist and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner in Seattle Washington. She spent much of her life studying nutrition on a personal level and after 28 years in clinical laboratories, decided to pursue nutrition on a professional level. Gretchen holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Cincinnati in Clinical Laboratory Science. Her interests include food anthropology, food and the environment, and elder nourishment.
Thesis: Education in Midlife of a Nutritional Intervention for Alzheimer's Disease: Can It Be Motivating Despite the Lack of Imminent Threat? 

Here are a few recent graduates from Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition program:


Jill Borba graduated with the distinction of Magna cum Laude.  Jill also holds a BA in Arts/Psychology from San Diego University.  Jill has always been a believer in holistic health and the idea of treating the cause and not the system.  Upon enrollment, Jill told us that she would like to work in some type of holistic clinic that offers different forms of therapies or to work with an organization within a community to promote awareness of the importance of whole, organic foods like B-Healthy.  Her long range goal included opening a private practice.
Thesis: The Role of Nutrition in Drug and Alcohol Detoxification and Rehabilitation.

Danielle Hart graduated with the distinction of Summa cum Laude. Her thesis, Uncovering the Complex Equation of Change and Weight Loss, is an analysis of the nutritional, lifestyle, behavioral, psychological, and physiological factors involved in weight reduction and management. As part of the project, Danielle developed a questionnaire-based assessment to analyze these factors with the goal of efficiently developing healthy weight programs specific to each individual's needs. Danielle believes the addition of researching how people change greatly informs her holistic approach. She has now established Changelation, a health and wellness organization dedicated to inspiring, facilitating, and supporting change and healthy weight management for urban, tech professionals. Danielle brings to Changelation many years of professional expertise in adult learning, digital media development, and project management.
Thesis: Uncovering the Complex Equation of Change and Weight Loss.



Mary Wilbraham graduated with the distinction of Summa cum Laude.  Previously, Mary has earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in languages and a Post Graduate Diploma in Education from Monash University.  Mary also holds a Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment from Melbourne University. Mary's thesis was inspired by her own successful battle with Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome. 
Thesis: Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome: An Under-Recognized Pandemic.





Here are a few recent graduates from Nutrition Consultant Certificate program:

Jason Westen graduated with honors. Jason was raised in a naturopathic holistic family that kept up with the latest nutrition information and practiced natural and healthy eating as well as alternative healing and herbal medicine. His background and personal experiences led him to pursue his passion for holistic nutrition and wellness. His goals include offering nutritional information and protocols to help his clients achieve better health and support the healing process.

India Penney graduated with a Summa cum Laude distinction.  India is a Bach Remedy Practitioner and has been studying and practicing for several years both in California and ConnecticutIndia plans to open her own business "Inside Out, Health & Nutrition" which focuses on nutrition education and support for clients interested in achieving a greater level of health as well as those who have been diagnosed by a doctor with problems ranging from autoimmune disease to panic disorders. India is also working on a cookbook for the kitchen-challenged. 




Barbara Michelson-Harder graduated with a Magna cum Laude distinction. After spending over 20 years in the hotel industry and almost a decade as an office manager for a chiropractor, she expanded her goals to include educating people to understand that what they eat is important to their health and to teach others how to improve their diets, lifestyles, and ultimately their wellbeing.  Barbara is particularly interested in working with people in the "over 50" range as our fast-paced society often places specific challenges on this group.  Her basic philosophy includes biochemical individuality - what works for one person might not work for another. She supports eating foods that are organic and as whole and unrefined as possible.

Congratulations to all the Hawthorn graduates. Please stay in touch and let us know what you're doing.
  

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Webinars at Hawthorn University


Dear Hawthorn Family:

The Hawthorn University 2012 Webinar Series has concluded. I hope you enjoyed and learned a lot from this terrific series. We had so many excellent presenters delivering amazing information. Participants had the advantage of not having to travel to hear high caliber health professionals present current science based information relevant to nutrition professionals.

A big thank you to Professor Heidi Snyder who moderated the webinars for us in 2012 and did a fantastic job facilitating presenters and participants, and to James Bernardinelli who is behind the scene taking care of the technical details and making things run smoothly. Most especially we want to thank everyone who attended the webinars, for your feedback and for wanting to "Learn More at Hawthorn!"

The 2012 Hawthorn Webinars are archived on the Hawthorn website and posted to Hawthorn's You-Tube page. They are a treasure of resources for students to use to research course assignments and for working with clients and are available to listen to anytime.

We're going to be featuring more Hawthorn students, graduates and instructors in 2013. If you want to be informed about upcoming Webinars please join our mailing list. I look forward to hearing the excellent work of Hawthorn's faculty members, their varied expertise and teaching styles and to becoming more aware of the important work being done by Hawthorn graduates and students.

In 2013 we plan to continue to offer Webinars on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 4 to 5 pm Pacific time. Our first webinar will be on January 15, 2013 featuring Liz Lipski, PhD, on the topic of Traditional Foods. I invite you to join me and the Hawthorn community and participate in what promises to be a fantastic year for the 2013 Hawthorn webinar series.

Stay tuned here, or join our mailing list and we’ll send you the link to the webinar.
See you online! 

Paula Bartholomy, M.S., C.H.N.
Director of Student Services
Hawthorn University


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The Connections Between Infections and Chronic Illness


Please join us on Tuesday November 13th, 2012 at 4pm pacific / 7pm eastern as we host Dr. Nikolas Hedberg, DC, DABCI for a webinar entitled "The Connections Between Infections and Chronic Illness."

Autoimmune diseases are increasing at a rapid rate and many people are left without answers to their health problems.  Chronic infections are emerging as a major cause and contributing factor to these autoimmune diseases. In this webinar Dr. Hedberg will cover a variety of autoimmune diseases and the infections that can cause them.  Infections such as Lyme disease, viruses, bacteria and parasites will all be covered in this exciting and fascinating aspect of functional medicine.

Dr. Nikolas R. Hedberg, DC, DABCI is the author of the book The Thyroid Alternative. He received his Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) from Texas Chiropractic College and his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from the University of Florida.

Dr. Hedberg is a proud member of the American Chiropractic Association and ACA Council on Diagnosis & Internal Disorders, and he is one of only 200 chiropractors in the world to become a board certified chiropractic internist by the ABCI (American Board of Chiropractic Internists).

Dr. Nikolas R. Hedberg,
DC
, DABCI
"The focus of my education has been to look at the whole body and diligently pursue the underlying cause of your health problem. My experience and ongoing education have led me to incorporate a holistic approach to patient care. By looking at the whole person we can discover underlying causes for health problems and incorporate a treatment plan that includes nutrition, supplementation, herbal medicine and natural hormones."

To participate online and to view the webinar click here and follow the online registration instructions:


Monday, October 15, 2012

Autoimmune Thyroid Disease


Please join us on Tuesday October 16th, 2012 at 4pm pacific / 7pm eastern as we host Dr. Nikolas Hedberg, DC, DABCI for a webinar entitled "Autoimmune Thyroid Disease."

28 million Americans suffer from thyroid disorders but 90% of them are not receiving the care that they need. Thyroid problems can result from a variety of causes including gastrointestinal issues, toxicity, adrenal imbalances, infections, micronutrient deficiencies and autoimmune disease. In this webinar Dr. Hedberg will cover how to identify thyroid imbalances, all of the possible causes of thyroid dysfunction and holistic approaches to balancing these individuals. 

Dr. Nikolas R. Hedberg, DC, DABCI is the author of the book The Thyroid Alternative. He received his Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) from Texas Chiropractic College and his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from the University of Florida. Dr. Hedberg is a proud member of the American Chiropractic Association and ACA Council on Diagnosis & Internal Disorders, and he is one of only 200 chiropractors in the world to become a board certified chiropractic internist by the ABCI (American Board of Chiropractic Internists).

"The focus of my education has been to look at the whole body and diligently pursue the underlying cause of your health problem. My experience and ongoing education have led me to incorporate a holistic approach to patient care. By looking at the whole person we can discover underlying causes for health problems and incorporate a treatment plan that includes nutrition, supplementation, herbal medicine and natural hormones."

To participate online and to view the webinar click here and follow the online registration instructions.
 
Participation is limited to the first 100 Attendees.

Disclaimer: The webinar 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.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Nutrition's Legislative Landscape

In the last two years monopolistic, dietetics licensing laws have been proposed by the ADA. Who is funding this effort? Large corporate sponsors of the ADA have a vested interest in seeing that only the ADA can talk about nutrition, but will it benefit our health?

Please join us on Tuesday October 2nd, 2012 at 4pm pacific as we host Judy Stone, CN, MSW for a webinar entitled "Nutrition's Legislative Landscape: How Licensing Laws Affect Practitioners and What You Need to Know."

You will come away with:
• an understanding of the threat, and of how these types of laws can affect your right to practice
• knowledge of how you can act to protect your right to practice
• a connection to a building national movement to promote nutrition and nutrition practitioners

Judy Stone, CN, MSW (practitioner, legislative advocate) has been working as part of a national coalition of individuals and organizations who are active in blocking monopolistic licensure laws and lobbying for fair regulations that serve the profession and the public. Last year this coalition was active in blocking monopolistic laws in ten states. 

Judy is the Executive Director of Michigan Nutrition Association (www.MichiganNutritonAssociation.org) and since May has been the Legislative Policy Director for the Certification Board of Nutrition Specialists (www.cbns.org).  She is also a functional nutritionist in private practice in Ann Arbor, MI, and the author of "Take Two Apples and Call Me in the Morning: a practical guide to using the power of food to change your life."

To participate online and to view the webinar click here and follow the online registration instructions.
Participation is limited to the first 100 Attendees.


Monday, September 10, 2012

The Powerful Impact of Food on Epigenetics


Food and environment have a powerful ability to make a transgenerational impact on health. Please join us for a live webinar on this topic on September 18, 2012 at 4:00pm (Pacific) with Gray L. Graham.
This talk will focus on the clinical relevance of Epigenetics. Both from a diagnostic and treatment perspective it is critical to understand the significance of both nutritional and environmental influences on genetic expression. An emphasis will be put on the dietary influences that effect children and future generations.
Gray L. Graham has been an international consultant and teacher in the field of clinical nutrition for almost 20 years. Gray received his Bachelor of Arts with an emphasis on Nutrition and Natural Health from the Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. He was an Adjunct Professor at the South Puget Sound Community College, where he originally developed and taught the Nutritional Therapist Training Program. During his career, he has taught numerous seminars on nutritional therapy to physicians and other healthcare practitioners worldwide and is on the Advisory Board of the Price Pottenger Nutrition Foundation (PPNF). In 2001, he founded the Nutritional Therapy Association (NTA). NTA has certified more than a 1,600 Nutritional Therapist Practitioners (NTPs) throughout the United States. Mr. Graham is co-author of Pottenger's Prophecy: How Food Resets Genes for Wellness or Illness.
Space is limited to the first 100 attendees.
To participate online and to view the webinar click here and follow the online registration instructions:




Friday, August 24, 2012

Eating with the Seasons


Please join us on Tuesday September 4th, 2012 at 4pm pacific / 7pm eastern as we host Nishanga Bliss, MSTCM, L.Ac. for a webinar entitled "Eating with the Seasons:  Autumn."

Join us as Hawthorn doctoral student Nishanga Bliss teaches us to eat with the seasons to nourish your optimal health.   Nishanga Bliss integrates the traditional wisdom of Chinese medicine with modern research to inspire you to choose appropriate foods and cooking styles for the fall, supporting your lungs, preventing colds and flus and strengthening your digestive and immune systems.

Nishanga Bliss, MSTCM, L.Ac. is an assistant professor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncturist, herbalist and author of Real Food All Year: Eating Seasonal Whole Foods for Optimal Health and All-Day Energy (New Harbinger, 2012).  She grows, forages, sprouts, ferments, cooks, studies, teaches about and savors real food in Berkeley, California. You can find a link to her blog Gastronicity.blogspot in the right hand column.

You can also find Nishanga on Facebook . 

To participate online and to view the webinar click here and follow the online registration instructions:




Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Introduction to Ayurveda


You are invited to join us on Tuesday August 21st, 2012 at 4pm pacific / 7pm eastern as we host John Joseph Immel for a webinar entitled "Introduction to Ayurveda."

Come and learn about Ayurvedic nutrition. Ayurvedic medicine is the ancient medical system of India. In this system there are three types of energies that dominate who we are:  Pitta, Kapha, and Vata.  These are called doshas. Each of us is a blend of these three dosha types.  Specific foods and tastes help to balance our emotions and health. John Immel will give us an introduction to this science and offer practical tools to try. 

John Joseph Immel is director and founder of Joyful Belly, an Ayurvedic digestion clinic and the leading website on Ayurvedic dieting. His academic credentials include: Graduate of the Ayurvedic Institute taught by Dr. Vasant Lad and Harvard University Bachelor of Arts Degree 1996. He is a faculty member at the Appalachia School of Holistic Herbalism, director of Ayurveda for Yoga Spirit Studios, and writes for the Light on Ayurveda Journal.

To participate online and to view the webinar click here and follow the online registration instructions. Participation is limited to the first 100 Attendees.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Nourishing the Nascent Nibbler

Please join us on Tuesday August 7th, 2012 at 4pm pacific / 7pm eastern as we host Julie Matthews, C.N.C. for a webinar entitled "First Foods for Baby and Toddler: Nourishing the Nascent Nibbler."

Essential growth and foundational health begins from the day your child is born - establish good nutritional habits early. The nutrition, vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids you feed your child as a baby will serve them well for lifelong health. Good nutrition as an infant (starting with nutrition for breastfeeding mothers) and toddler creates a strong immune system, important brain growth and development, dense bones, healthy digestion, and a good “palate” (for healthy food choices). Good dietary habits early will help a child be a less picky eater and maintain a healthy weight throughout life.

In this webinar, we will discuss and learn:
•             Nutrition for breastfeeding mothers and/or homemade formula recipes (when necessary)
•             First foods introductions for baby
•             What to feed and not feed your baby
•             Nutritional needs for children of all ages
•             Foods to aid digestion, eliminate colic and thrush, and boost immune function
•             Tips for picky eaters

Julie Matthews is a Certified Nutrition Consultant specializing in autism spectrum disorders, healthy pregnancy, moms and babies, and therapeutic diets and nutrition for childhood disorders. Julie studied holistic nutrition through California state certified Bauman College and holds a Bachelor of Science from U.C. Davis in Agricultural and Managerial Economics. She is the author of two amazing resources on autism: Nourishing Hope and the Cooking to Heal cookbook and educational DVD. Julie is a member of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP), Chapter Leader of the San Francisco Holistic Mom’s Network, and nutritionist with the Mama’s Resource Network.

To participate online and to view the webinar click here follow the online registration instructions:
Participation is limited to the first 100 Attendees.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Congratulations Hawthorn Graduates

Hawthorn is celebrating a milestone of over 110 graduates. We are proud of all of them. Here are a few recent achievers. 


Congratulations to Hawthorn Graduate Wendy Borden! Wendy graduated Summa cum Laude from the Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition program. Wendy also holds a Nutrition Education certificate and a Master’s degree in Recreation Administration.   Her goal is to be an advocate for holistic nutrition through consulting and community education programs. Her experience in youth development and passion for nutrition will be a good match for Wendy’s interest in gardening, cooking and nutrition education programs for children preschool through high school. Her thesis, From Junk Food to Whole Food: Improving the Diet of Teens through Community-Based Nutrition Programs is evidence of her desire to expand her personal and professional knowledge for use in improving the well-being of others. Best of luck, Wendy!

Congratulations are in order for Jill Marie Parsh for successfully completing the requirements for a degree in the Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education program. Jill’s mission is to empower people to feel confident about making healthy lifestyle choices. Jill is also a Certified Master Gardener, a Certified Holistic Health Coach, and a yoga instructor. Jill turned her passion for healthy, whole foods into a career, when she founded Food for Health, www.foodforhealth.net . As a nutrition educator, her philosophy is that no one diet works for everyone since we are all very different when it comes to what our bodies need. Jill guides others to find the food and lifestyle choices that best support them through lifelong changes enabling and empowering them to reach their own health goals. Jill plans to implement her thesis project, Diggin It: a Nutrition and Garden Education Program at an area middle school.

Congratulations to Rachel Brandl, a Summa cum Laude graduate of the Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition program. While completing her master's, Rachel was a Mental Health Worker on an in-patient behavioral health unit. She led individual and group therapy sessions regarding the coping skills and lifestyle modifications necessary to help patients maintain health and balance in their lives. Rachel’s experience taught her that the human mind is not only incredibly powerful but also an essential component of attaining optimal health. Thus, she chose to complete her master’s thesis on the topic of behavior change. Her thesis, Facilitating Behavior Change and Optimizing Adherence, will prove invaluable to her future patients. Rachel’s next step is to attend medical school and become an Osteopathic physician, using her knowledge of nutrition and mental health to lead a holistic medical practice. Best of luck as you move into the future to attain all your goals.


Congratulations to Patricia "Lynn" Byrd for successfully completing the Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education degree. Lynn has worn many hats, including personal chef, successful restaurant and jazz club owner, and life-long food connoisseur. As owner of The Byrdfeeder Nutrition Counseling Services, Lynn supports her clients as they acknowledge the past, realistically review the present, and chart a course for a positive, vibrant future. Through her formal education and hands-on experience Lynn helps individuals discover and maintain a consistently high quality of life in an ever-changing environment while teaching them to kick the blues through mindful eating, joyful movement, and gentle reflection techniques. Lynn's thesis, How to Avoid the Food Crisis:  Growing Nutrient-Rich Food in a Home Garden, is evidence of her passion for growing clean, safe food in harmony with nature. 

Congratulations to Krystle Shapiro who graduated Summa cum Laude from the Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition program. Krystle has experienced a variety of different careers in her lifetime including medical massage, sports massage, and oncology massage with emphasis on manual lymph drainage therapy. In 2003 she opened Stepping  Stones Wellness Center in Sandpoint, Idaho which, in conjunction with her interest in holistic health care led her to begin the Sandpoint Wellness Council in 2008.  Krystle's interaction with cancer clients helped her to better understand their experiences and to offer wisdom about how the body can heal itself through holistic health interventions. She also learned about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and developed a program incorporating massage therapy, energy therapy, and nutrition therapy that coincides with ongoing mental health therapy. All her experiences led to her current passionate career path focused on defining the role of chronic and extreme toxic exposures from many sources in theaters of combat, their negative effects on the human body affecting efficient neurological signaling, and nutrient dense replenishment and remediation to reduce and/or eliminate the incidence of negative behaviors, moods, and the potential of suicide.  Her thesis, The War Within: Addressing Veteran Suicide, exemplifies her new knowledge and passion.

Katherine (Katie) Carter received her Nutrition Consultant certificate with the distinction of Summa cum Laude. Katie is a yoga teacher and founder of Wild Mountain Yoga Center in Nevada City, CA. She teaches yoga, healthy cooking, and conducts nutrition workshops. Her interest in nutrition and yoga started in her teens and continues to this day as she continually seeks to educate others while improving physical energy, mental clarity, and peace of mind.   As a holistic nutrition consultant Katie's focus is helping menopausal women achieve optimal health while navigating changes during this transitional time in life. Her website katiecarterwellness.com links to her blog "5 Bad Mood Foods".  Keep up the good work, Katie!

Tove Elgeskog-Chamness graduated Summa cum Laude from the Nutrition Consultant certificate program.  Tove is a registered yoga teacher and works from a holistic perspective to form an individualized program to help individuals reach their health and wellness goals through healing foods, supplements, lifestyle changes, and yoga practice. She creates supportive protocols for individuals with specific health concerns, aids in weight loss or weight gain, educates mothers-to-be about eating habits before, during, and after pregnancy, and teaches health educating classes throughout the area. Visit Tove's website www.theswedishyogi.com to read more about her accomplishments and services.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Reducing Your Breast Cancer Risk

Helayne Waldman
Helayne Waldman, 

Ed.D., N.C.
Please join us on Tuesday July 10th, 2012 at 4pm pacific / 7pm eastern as we host Helayne Waldman, Ed.D., N.C. for a webinar entitled "Reducing Your Breast Cancer Risk: What Every Woman Needs to Know About Occurrence or Recurrence."

In this lively webinar Dr. Helayne Waldman will talk us through the known risk factors that affect every woman’s chances of developing breast cancer and what she can do about them. Based on the extensive research that went into her book, The Whole Food Guide for Breast Cancer Risk Reduction, Helayne will demonstrate how toxicity, blood glucose and insulin levels, inflammation, immune status, gut and liver health, estrogen metabolism and most of all our diet influences the expression of genes that are proliferative or protective. She’ll also cover which nutrients have been shown in the literature to have protective properties and which nutrients can be problematic. There will be ample time for Q & A as well.

After a long career in media and education, Helayne Waldman decided to pursue her passion for nutrition and healthy living at Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition. Upon graduating, she opened a practice in Oakland, California where she specializes in breast cancer support, weight and blood sugar management and healthy aging. She is a current faculty member at Bauman College, on the Board of The Annie Appleseed Project (advancing education and advocacy for people with cancer) and writes and lectures widely in the San Francisco Bay Area. Helayne is also the co-author of the 2012 book The Whole Food Guide for Breast Cancer Survivors. See her website at turning-the-tables.com.

To participate online and to view the webinar click here and follow the online registration instructions:
Participation is limited to the first 100 attendees.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Eating with the Seasons: Summer


Nishanga Bliss,
MSTCM, L.Ac
Please join Hawthorn doctoral student Nishanga Bliss, MSTCM, L.Ac. for Hawthorn’s Tuesday Night Webinar on Tuesday June 19th, 2012 at 4pm pacific for a webinar entitled "Eating with the Seasons: Summer."

Learn to nourish your optimal health by cooking and eating according to the seasons. Nishanga Bliss integrates the traditional wisdom of Chinese medicine with modern research to inspire you to choose appropriate foods and cooking styles for summertime, supporting balanced energy, emotions and cardiovascular health.

Nishanga Bliss, MSTCM, L.Ac. is an assistant professor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncturist, herbalist and author of Real Food All Year: Eating Seasonal Whole Foods for Optimal Health and All-Day Energy (New Harbinger, 2012). She grows, forages, sprouts, ferments, cooks, studies, teaches about and savors real food in Berkeley, California and blogs about it here.

To participate online and to view the webinar click here and follow the online registration instructions.
Participation is limited to the first 100 Attendees.

UPDATE:
Now available online: "Eating with the Seasons: Summer" with Nishanga Bliss, MSTCM, L.Ac.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Practical Steps for Detoxification


Eric Wood, ND
You are invited to join us for a Webinar on June 5, 2012 from 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM PDT, with Hawthorn Instructor, Eric Wood, ND on "Practical Steps for Integrating and Specifying Detoxification for You, The Individual."

 This presentation will cover concepts related to detoxification from a dietary standpoint, nutritional supplements specific to particular phases and/or problems/issues, naturopathic and medical treatments for detoxification and learning to identify if you may be suffering from issues related to toxicity (and subsequent suggestions on how to address).

Dr. Wood is a licensed naturopathic doctor through the state of Vermont and is a graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in TorontoCanada where he completed specialty rotations in HIV/AIDs care, sports medicine, and cancer. He received additional training at Harvard University's Benson Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine, completed a fellowship through the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society's Physician Training Program. He also is an associate professor with the Mind Body Medical University of Los Angeles and is a NEI certified Neuro-endocrine-immune specialist. Additionally, he has completed additional training in advanced European detoxification techniques, European Biological Medicine, Food as Medicine, HCG weight loss and more. He is a member of the Florida Naturopathic Physician's Association and the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians and was previously a certified personal trainer in Canada. In 2011, he joined the faculty of Hawthorn University where he is excited to contribute to the teaching of the next generation of health care educators and professionals in both the MHNE and MSHN programs.

Click here to register for the webinar.

Monday, May 21, 2012

A Few Recent Hawthorn Graduates

Congratulations to all the graduates! Your successes help us fulfill our mission to be a leader in holistic nutrition education and help us all be healthier.  

Julie Mishoe
Congratulations to Julie Mishoe who recently graduated Magna cum Laude with a Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education degree. Julie plans to combine her newly acquired knowledge with her past 20 years of experience as a personal trainer placing a special focus on nutrition. Her goal is to encourage people to look at their current lifestyle, including diet, stress management, and exercise, to promote nutritional changes that will improve their optimal health and wellness. She plans to team up with one of the wellness centers near her home and offer nutrition and weight management consulting. Julie's thesis, Osteoarthritis: Pain Relief and Improved Mobility Using Nutritional and Lifestyle Changes, makes a wonderful contribution to the literature. Best of luck, Julie!


J. Erin Chamerlik
J. Erin Chamerlik is to be congratulated for graduating Magna cum Laude from the Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education program. Erin's goal is to support the healing response of the body through food, nutritional supplements, and relaxation exercises. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Wisconsin and is certified as a Medical Technologist by the American College of Clinical Pathologists. Erin teaches classes locally called, Achieving Wellness & Weight Loss as well as Reversing Diabetes with Nutrition and is the owner of Get Better Wellness, a holistic nutrition education company with a website, www.GetBetterWellness.com .
 She publishes a weekly newsletter electronically, blogs at GetBetterWellness.blogspot.com, records a weekly podcast with Blog Talk Radio, has been featured on the radio programs Seeing Beyond and Living Better at 50+ and is a regular nutrition contributor to the on-line magazine, Living Better at 50+.  Continued success, Erin!


Carmen McGuinness
Carmen McGuinness received her Masters of Science in Health and Nutrition Education. Carmen is an experienced Montessori teacher. For over 15 years she focused on children with special needs. She currently works with children with sensory integration and autism spectrum disorders and their families. Carmen incorporates education, nutrition, listening therapy, and heart rate variability biofeedback to help every child perform at his or her highest social, emotional, and educational ability.  Carmen is to be applauded for her numerous newspaper articles, radio interviews, television appearances, and professional speaking engagements. Since 2010 she has been producing and airing web-based events on topics pertaining to the nexus of education, health, and nutrition. Her thesis, Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Mental Health, Behavior, and Learning: A Survey Study of the Efficacy of an Internet-Based Presentation to Teachers and Therapists, has added to the research.  Congratulations, Carmen!
You can read Carmen’s blog at  http://blog.phono-graphix.com/ 

Freda Neff 
Congratulations to Freda Neff who graduated Cum Laude with a Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education degree.  Freda is also a certified nutritionist through the National Exercise and Sports Trainer Association (NESTA) as a Lifestyle and Weight Management Specialist and is also a National Health Educator (NHE) Certified Fitness Nutritionist.  Freda is very passionate about nutrition and firmly believes that many illnesses and health issues can benefit from a balance of proper nutrition, exercise, and simple lifestyle changes. Her thesis "How to Maximize Fertility through Nutrition: The Fertility Enhancing Program" is evidence of her passion and a testament to her knowledge. To find out more information please visit www.WeighofLife.com  or Freda@neffwellness.com. Keep your passion alive, Freda!

Toby Luria

Congratulations to Toby Luria, a Magna cum Laude graduate of the Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education program.  In addition to her Master's degree from Hawthorn, Toby holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Child Development and Family Relations/Social Work from Cornell University.  She has been involved in the field of nutrition since 1977, through ownership of a natural food business, and through personally incorporating a whole food and holistic way of life for her family. She specializes in health transformations through education and counseling for weight management, pregnancy and family nutrition, and has been called a "blessing" by clients. She is committed to making sure the next generation has a good chance for a healthy life through supportive eating choices.  Toby's professional email is  circlesofone@hotmail.com. Continued success to you, Toby! 

Sharon Ellis is a recent graduate of the Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education program. Sharon in collaboration with the Center for Holistic Development in OmahaNebraska, has started the Omaha Whole Health Cooperative. After being in the work force for 20 years and giving health tips to everyone who asked and would listen, her passion for health and nutrition was awakened. She was inspired to continue her education, graduate, and help others make positive changes in their life by providing information, encouragement, and support related to health and nutrition. Her thesis, Are Artificial Sweeteners a Good Choice? reflects her enthusiasm and educational accomplishment. Continue your good work, Sharon!

Amy Murphy graduated with honors from the Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition program. Amy has been a 4-H Youth Extension Educator with Penn State Cooperative Extension for almost two decades and has created and delivered a variety of programs to youth and adults. Her personal battle for optimal health led her to work with an alternative health care practitioner to uncover the reason behind years of debilitating fatigue and illness. Amy reports that Hawthorn’s education, focusing on organic whole foods and biochemical individuality, resulted in her experiencing a health revolution.
Amy’s passion lies in helping others realize what food they should eat, how to create meals, and how to prepare foods so that they can experience a new life of energy and vitality. Her thesis, Educating Food Service Personnel to Implement Healthier School Lunches, personifies her professional goals of working with local school districts and school lunch programs to facilitate healthier menu options as well as working with local farm producers for seasonal products. Thanks for doing this important work Amy!



Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Reversing Type 2 Diabetes by Implementing a Whole Food Diet and Lifestyle Changes


Please join us on Tuesday May 15th, 2012 at 4pm pacific / 7pm eastern as we host Hawthorn University graduate Erin Chamerlik, MS, MT (ASCP) for a webinar entitled “Reversing Type 2 Diabetes by Implementing a Whole Food Diet and Lifestyle Changes.”
 Erin Chamerlik,
MS, MT (ASCP) 
Erin Chamerlik will be discussing current information on type 2 diabetes, a disease that has doubled over the past 15 years.  The Centers for Disease Control estimates one in three people will have the disease by 2050.  Efforts are traditionally focused on treating the key symptom, elevated blood glucose levels, with medication that lowers glucose while at the same time raising insulin levels.  This archaic approach ignores the many nutritional and lifestyle changes that can be implemented to address the root cause of diabetes, the standard American diet and lifestyle choices.  
The great news is that significant reductions in hyperglycemia and reversal of symptoms of type 2 diabetes, is possible with a comprehensive approach utilizing an individualized whole food diet, a comprehensive supplement program and lifestyle changes that address stress, sleep, exercise and environmental toxins.
Erin will share a highly successful approach to reversing type 2 diabetes and bring current research gleaned during her master's thesis work at Hawthorn University.
Erin Chamerlik, MS, MT (ASCP) holds a Masters of Science Degree in Holistic Nutrition Education from Hawthorn University. She earned her undergraduate degree from University of Wisconsin and completed a Medical Technology internship at Rockford Memorial Hospital, working in the field of hematology and chemistry. She was board certified by the American Society for Clinical  Pathology.
Erin is the founder of Get Better Wellness, a holistic nutrition education company in Antioch, IL.  She is passionate about helping people Get Better through a systematic approach to healthy living involving nutrition, supplementation and lifestyle choices.  She specializes in community education, using a straight-talking humorous style to help people sort through the confusing messages regarding nutrition to reach their optimal health and wellness goals.   

Erin has developed programs and materials to help individuals learn how to incorporate simple strategies to improve health and wellness.  She delivers nutrition education through individual and group classes, consultations and coaching.
Erin calls herself "The Real Food Revivalist" and uses many avenues to bring the Real Food message to people everywhere. She records a regular podcast to iTunes called Get Better Wellness Radio.  You can read Erin's posts on her blogspot http://www.getbetterwellness.blogspot.com/, or like her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pages/Get-Better-Wellness/161639100537332 , she tweets at https://twitter.com/#!/GetBetterDiet  and writes an electronic newsletter a few times a month.
To participate online and to view the webinar click here and follow the online registration instructions.


ADDENDUM

This webinar "Reversing Type 2 Diabetes by Implementing a Whole Food Diet & Lifestyle Changes" with Hawthorn graduate Erin Chamerlik, MS, MT (ASCP) is now available online in the Hawthorn University Archives! Click here to watch the webinar:

Here is a sample of the feedback we received: 
  • Excellent presentation.  Thank you!
  • Great info
  • Really enjoyed the information, especially the "Eat by the Meter."
  • I found this webinar to be very informative and very well presented. Thank you.
  • This could have easily been a two-part webinar.  I would have liked some actual meal suggestions.
  • I appreciated hearing current information about the subject.
  • Great!
  • I really enjoyed the recommendations in this webinar.
  • Excellent presentation
  • Excellent in every way!
  • Enjoyed the presentation very much. Will send the link information to a friend who is diabetic.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Is the American Dietetics Association Overreaching?

Should consumers be limited to nutrition information coming from the ADA - an organization funded by food and beverage manufacturers?  Michael Ellsberg writing for Forbes magazine reports on current activities of the ADA.
He asks the question, “Should consumers have access to a wide array of different nutrition counseling choices/philosophies, among a wide array of professionals with differing credentials, or should the American Dietetics Association have strong legally-enforced say in who may or may not compete with the specific group of nutrition professionals it represents?”
You can read the entire article here.
In response to the activities of the ADA, the Alliance for Natural Health USA has created a site called ReallyEatRight.org, which is monitoring the ADA’s activities and supports the following position.
“The practice of dietetics is one of the many different modalities of nutritional therapy. Dietitians—and particularly the Commission on Dietetic Registration—should respect and compete with other nutrition professions and licensing bodies in the marketplace, and should not subvert competition by creating a government-sanctioned monopoly through legislation.”
Members of the ADA are voicing their discomfort with the ADA's willingness to enter into partnerships with any food company or trade organization, regardless of the nutritional quality of its products. Can  companies buy legitimacy with an ADA sponsorship?
RD Andy Bellati writing in the Chicago Tribune said the following, “I feel embarrassed and insulted by these partnerships,” Andy, said in an email. “These sorts of unions (which give unwarranted legitimacy to Coke, PepsiCo, and Hershey's nutrition messaging) drag the credential through the mud.”
(See full article here.)
The ADA is not transparent about its finances (Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA), has asked the ADA for a listing of their payments from the pharmaceutical, medical device, and insurance industries,) and it would be helpful to know how much the food companies are paying the ADA for legitimacy.  Our children are bloating on soda and junk food and developing obesity related diseases. Then the ADA licensed RDs come in with recommendations for those suffering from type 2 diabetes. As Anthony Bourdain said recently, “It’s like breaking someone’s leg and then profiting by selling them a crutch.”
Take action and voice your opinion on the Really Eat Right website 

Monday, April 23, 2012

Zinc and Inflammation


Please join us on Tuesday May 1st, 2012 at 4pm pacific as we host Hawthorn University faculty member Janet Ludwig, PhD for a webinar entitled “Zinc and Inflammation.”

Zinc deficiency affects nearly 2 billion people in the developing world resulting in growth retardation, hypogonadism, immune dysfunction and cognitive impairment.  Additionally, the roles of this divalent cation in the human body have not been clearly elucidated, since the essentiality of zinc has only been known within the last 50 years. However, it has been clearly documented that the supplementation of zinc improves many conditions such as; acute diarrhea in children, the common cold, infections in the elderly, oxidative stress and generation of inflammatory cytokines. Janet Ludwig, Ph.D. has worked in this area of study specifically modifying cellular injury by zinc supplementation.
This presentation will explore the following areas in order to begin to understand the therapeutic role of zinc in many inflammatory conditions:

•             Zinc roles in the body-metalloenzymes
•             Zinc as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent
•             Membrane stabilization by zinc
•             Inflammatory diseases ameliorated by zinc supplementation.

Janet Ludwig, PhD
Janet Ludwig, PhD has worked in the area of zinc and inflammation for more than 25 years. She was at the Division of Surgical Biology at the Arizona Health Sciences Center studying zinc and cell injury induced by alcohol and carbon tetrachloride, an effective hepatotoxin. Additionally, she studied the mechanisms and structural identification of the potent class of inflammatory mediators, Platelet-Activating Factors (PAFs), at the Department of Pathology, University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio. She has taught courses in inflammation, biochemistry and nutrition at various Universities. She also travels to Bangkok, Thailand to give nutritional advice in a non-governmental organization that aids in improving the conditions for impoverished women and their children. Currently she is on the Hawthorn University faculty.

To participate online and to view the webinar click here and follow the online registration instructions: