Tuesday, December 30, 2014

"Food as Medicine" with Andrea Pryce, ND

Please join us on Tuesday January 6th, 2015 at 4 PM Pacific / 7 PM Eastern as we host Hawthorn faculty member Andrea Pryce, ND, for a webinar entitled “Food as Medicine.”  Log on early at 3:50 PM Pacific / 6:50 PM Eastern for the pre-webinar announcement segment that will include a brief interview with Dr. Pryce.

In 431 BC, Hippocrates said, "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food."  Today, the most powerful medicines are not found within the plastic confines of a pill bottle, but at the end of your fork.  Chronic diseases account for over 50 million deaths and will cost the global economy a predicted $47 trillion by 2030.  And when it comes to protecting our long term health and healing the ever-growing list of chronic diseases that are plaguing modern humans, food is by far the most powerful medicine available.  From super foods to herbs to eating the rainbow and altering our genetic code with food, what we choose to eat can have a tremendous impact on our health now and for generations to come!

Dr. Andrea Pryce received her baccalaureate degree from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks and is a 2006 graduate of Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona.  Following completion of her ND degree she went into private practice in Scottsdale, Arizona.  She has a strong background in biomedical research with significant experience in both bench top and field research.  She has worked as a bench top research associate performing genetic oncology assays for a major biomedical research foundation.  Additionally, she served as a project coordinator for a homeopathy study co-conducted by the Southwest College Research Institute and the University of Arizona’s Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine.  She maintains a research interest in the epigenetics and nutrigenomics particularly as they relate to oncology.  In 2009, she moved to Florida and began working at Life Extension in Fort Lauderdale where she was Medical Editor for their monthly magazine.  Dr. Pryce joined the faculty at Hawthorn University in April of 2014 and also serves on the faculty of Everglades University.  She has recently joined the team at the Integrative Health Institute in Boca Raton, Florida.

To register for this webinar please click on the link below and follow the online registration instructions:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1702111433515447810

Andrea Pryce, ND


Saturday, December 20, 2014

Cell phones and cancer?

Before you turn on that cozy electric blanket, or reach for the hair drier, watch this webinar with Dr. David Carpenter and find out what effects electromagnetic fields and radio frequency from various sources (including the beloved blankie, the hair drier, and the smart phones, to name a few) have on your  health!


EMF exposure is associated with a number of different diseases, including elevation in rates of cancer, male infertility and neurodegenerative diseases!


To access this recorded webinar, please go to: http://hawthornuniversity.org/WEBINAR-Archives/health-effects-of-electromagnetic-fields-recording.html


Thursday, December 11, 2014

What’s lurking in your food?

Artificial flavors, colors and sweeteners are but the tip of the iceberg.  It’s not until you hear about the anal gland secretion - promptly named “natural flavor” - that things really get… flavorful? You’ll never look at the raspberry flavored things the same way again after listening to Mira Dessy’s webinar!

Check out this webinar here: http://hawthornuniversity.org/WEBINAR-Archives/principles-of-healthy-eating-mira-dessy-recording.html


Mira Dessy is a Certified Nutrition Educator, the Food Ingredient Guru, and the author of The Pantry Principle: how to read the label and understand what's really in your food. Mira is a professional member of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals, the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior, and the American Holistic Health Association. She speaks frequently to laypeople and nutrition professionals on how to navigate the grocery store’s mammoth packaged food stock, to decipher confusing food labels, understand the relationship of food additives to poor health, and to find real food. She believes it's not just what you eat, but what's in what you eat. Her motto is “Eat well to be well.”


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

"Health Effects of Electromagnetic Fields" with David Carpenter, MD

Please join us on Tuesday December 16th, 2014 at 4 PM Pacific / 7 PM Eastern as we host Dr. David Carpenter, MD, for a webinar entitled “Health Effects of Electromagnetic Fields.”  Log on early at 3:50 PM Pacific / 6:50 PM Eastern for the pre-webinar announcement segment that will include a brief interview with Dr. Carpenter.

This presentation will review the general state of knowledge about health effects of electromagnetic fields, both those arising from power lines and electricity and those from exposure to radiofrequency radiation coming from cell phone, WiFi, smart meters and other communication frequencies. The major diseases of concern associated with EMF’s that will be addressed are leukemia and brain cancer, Alzheimer’s Diseases, altered male fertility and electrohypersensitivity based on current evidence and research.

This will be our last webinar of 2014 and it promises to be an excellent presentation.

David O. Carpenter is a public health physician whose current position is Director of the Institute for Health and the Environment at the University at Albany, as well as Professor of Environmental Health Sciences within the School of Public Health at the University at Albany.  After receiving his MD degree from Harvard Medical School he chose a career of research and public health.  After research positions at the National Institute of Mental Health and the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute, he came to Albany in 1980 as the Director of the Wadsworth Center for Laboratories and Research of the New York State Department of Health, the third largest public health laboratory in the US after NIH and CDC.  In an effort to build ties to an academic program, he initiated efforts to create a partnership between the New York State Department of Health and the University at Albany, resulting in the creation of the School of Public Health in 1985.  He was then appointed as the founding Dean of the School of Public Health, a position he held until 1998 when he became the Director of the Institute of Health and the Environment.

Dr. Carpenter’s research initially was basic neurobiology, and more recently has primarily been the study of human disease resulting from exposure to environmental contaminants.  He has focused on the relationship between exposures to a variety of chemicals and ionizing radiation on incidence of several human diseases, including diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and diseases of the nervous system.  He has extensive international scientific collaborations in Japan, China, Uganda, Pakistan, Turkey and Russia.  The Institute which he directs has recently been identified as a Collaborating Center of the World Health Organization.  Dr. Carpenter is also a member of the Science Advisory Board of the International Joint Commission, an organization that advises the governments of the US and Canada on issues related to the Great Lakes.  He has more than 350 peer reviewed publications and has edited five books.  

When he arrived in Albany in 1980 as the Director of the Wadsworth Laboratories of the New York State Department of Health, he was given the responsibility of administering a program to determine whether there were adverse human health effects of electromagnetic fields (EMFs), initiated because of concern of hazards from high voltage powerlines.  A 5 million dollar research program was begun, and when finished in 1987 the program concluded that while there were effects of EMFs on many organ systems, a particular concern was an increased incidence of leukemia in children living in home with elevated magnetic fields.  After that time Dr. Carpenter became the spokesperson for New York State on issues related to EMFs.  He has continued to evaluate research in this area, and has edited two books and written several review articles on the subject.  He testified before the President’s Cancer Panel in 2009 on human health effects of both power line and radiofrequency EMFs from a variety of sources, particularly from cell phones.  He is the Co-Editor of the Bioinitiative Report (www.bioinitiative.org), published first in 2007 and revised in 2012.  This is a comprehensive review of the effects of EMFs.

To register for this webinar please click on the link below and follow the online registration instructions:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8969932770695625473

David Carpenter, MD


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

David Carpenter: Health Effect of Electromagnetic Fields - coming to Hawthorn!

Hawthorn University’s next webinar topic “Health Effect of Electromagnetic Fields” will be presented on Tuesday December 16th when we host David Carpenter, MD, a highly acclaimed expert in the field of Electomagnetic Frequencies. Dr Carpenter will address a broad range of issues with EMF’s; defining what they are, with a review of the evidence, health concerns and research.

David O. Carpenter is a public health physician whose current position is Director of the Institute for Health and the Environment, as well as Professor of Environmental Health Sciences within the School of Public Health at the University at Albany.

This will be our last webinar of 2014 and it promises to be an excellent presentation. We will start at 3:50 for our News and Announcements segment, and an interview with David Carpenter, and I hope you will join in.

Stay tuned for more details!


Monday, November 24, 2014

"Principles of Healthy Eating" with Mira Dessy, NE

Please join us on Tuesday December 2nd, 2014 at 4 PM Pacific / 7 PM Eastern as we host Mira Dessy, NE, for a webinar entitled “Principles of Healthy Eating.”  Log on early at 3:50 PM Pacific / 6:50 PM Eastern for the pre-webinar announcement segment that will include a brief interview with Mira Dessy.

Attempting to decipher the complexity of foods on the grocery store shelves can be challenging and difficult.  Processed, adulterated, and chemically enhanced foods make navigating the grocery store an overwhelming task.  Take back control of your food source and learn how to make educated choices about your food.

Mira Dessy is a Certified Nutrition Educator, the Food Ingredient Guru, and the author of The Pantry Principle: how to read the label and understand what's really in your food.  Mira is a professional member of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals, the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior, and the American Holistic Health Association.   She speaks frequently to laypeople and nutrition professionals on how to navigate the grocery store’s mammoth packaged food stock, to decipher confusing food labels, understand the relationship of food additives to poor health, and to find real food. She believes it's not just what you eat, but what's in what you eat.  Her motto is “Eat well to be well.”

To register, visit the following link:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1107097521208428290


Mira Dessy, NE

Monday, November 17, 2014

Book giveaway alert: a chance to win The Plan Cookbook!

Tune in to “The Plan – Part 2” webinar for a chance to win The Plan: Cookbook signed by the author!

The part 2 builds on the previous webinar by Lyn Genet Recitas and delves into how hormones, stress, exercise and your thyroid may affect your data. Find out the effects of stress on weight loss and your basal body temperature, easy nutritional thyroid boosting protocol, and much more!


The Plan: Tracking and Understanding Your Body’s Data- Part 2” with Lyn-Genet Recitas, HHP, Sports Nutritionist will stream live tomorrow, 11/18/14 at 4 PM Pacific / 7 PM Eastern.

Link to register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7933398969163532545 (Register even if you can't attend to receive a link to the recorded webinar.)

In case you missed part 1, “The Plan:  Understanding Your Chemical Response to Food”, you can view it using this link: http://hawthornuniversity.org/WEBINAR-Archives/the-plan-part-i-lyn-genet-recitas-recording.html




Monday, November 10, 2014

“The Plan: Tracking and Understanding Your Body’s Data - Part 2” with Lyn-Genet Recitas, HHP, Sports Nutritionist

Please join us on Tuesday November 18th, 2014 at 4 PM Pacific / 7 PM Eastern as we host Lyn-Genet Recitas, HHP, Sports Nutritionist, for a webinar entitled “The Plan: Tracking and Understanding Your Body’s Data- Part 2.”  Log on early at 3:50 PM Pacific / 6:50 PM Eastern for the pre-webinar announcement segment that will include a brief interview with Lyn-Genet.

The Plan is a method of finding the healthy foods that can cause inflammation, cause weight gain and hasten the aging process. Healthy foods like green beans, strawberries, salmon, turkey or oatmeal can trigger a biochemical cascade effect that affects your hormones, thyroid and immune system. These same foods can also negatively impact your weight as histamine and cortisol levels are raised causing a reactive response.

We are all chemically unique and our individual responses to food varies from person to person. Our digestion also changes as we age, digestive enzymes, stomach acid and saliva production decreases and this can hasten the aging process and disease. Identifying and removing the foods that do not support our health is vital for our well being.

This 2 part webinar will introduce you to ‘The Plan’, and describe how certain foods can provoke an inflammatory response. Participants will gain tools to learn more about their own unique biochemistry, and how to identify problematic foods that are producing symptoms.   With these resources you will have the information needed to thrive in health and vitality.

Lyn-Genet Recitas is the New York Times bestselling author of The Plan, a groundbreaking anti-inflammatory nutritional protocol. Her work has been featured on Dr Oz, Huffington Post and Fox News. She has been a holistic nutritionist for over 30 years studying nutritional therapy, holistic medicine, herbology, homeopathy, yoga and shiatsu. Lyn-Genet and her team at The Lyn-Genet Plan have helped hundreds of thousands of men and women find easy, effective ways to lose weight, improve health and reverse the aging process.

To register, visit the following link:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7933398969163532545

Hawthorn University students and graduates are also encouraged to join in on post-webinar discussions on the Hawthorn Forums.  On your forum, just navigate to General Questions and Postings > Teleclasses and Webinars to post or join in on any discussions.


Lyn-Genet Recitas, HHP, Sports Nutritionist

Monday, November 3, 2014

A chance to win a free book signed by the author!

Even healthy foods such as salmon, oatmeal, strawberries, can trigger your body’s inflammatory response and may be sabotaging your weight loss! Seriously!

Attend a live webinar featuring Lyn Genet Recitas, who has been featured on Dr. Oz, Huffington Post and Fox News. She will be presenting on her groundbreaking anti-inflammatory nutritional protocol and method of discovering the foods that can cause inflammation, weight gain, and accelerate the aging process, that are specific to your unique body’s chemistry.

One lucky webinar attendee will win a copy of "The Plan" signed by the author!

Details:

“The Plan: Understanding Your Chemical Response to Food – Part 1” with Lyn Genet Recitas is streaming live on Tuesday November 4th, 2014 4 PM Pacific/7 pm Eastern.

Use the following link to register: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/973759018


Friday, October 31, 2014

"The Plan: Understanding Your Chemical Response to Food - Part I" with Lyn-Genet Recitas, HHP, Sports Nutritionist

10/31/14 Please register now! Seats are filling rapidly. 


Please join us on Tuesday November 4th, 2014 at 4 PM Pacific / 7 PM Eastern as we host Lyn-Genet Recitas, HHP, Sports Nutritionist, for a webinar entitled “The Plan:  Understanding Your Chemical Response to Food – Part I.”  Log on early at 3:50 PM Pacific / 6:50 PM Eastern for the pre-webinar announcement segment that will include a brief interview with Lyn-Genet.

The Plan is a method of finding the healthy foods that can cause inflammation, cause weight gain and hasten the aging process. Healthy foods like green beans, strawberries, salmon, turkey or oatmeal can trigger a biochemical cascade effect that affects your hormones, thyroid and immune system. These same foods can also negatively impact your weight as histamine and cortisol levels are raised causing a reactive response.

We are all chemically unique and our individual responses to food varies from person to person. Our digestion also changes as we age, digestive enzymes, stomach acid and saliva production decreases and this can hasten the aging process and disease. Identifying and removing the foods that do not support our health is vital for our well being.

This 2 part webinar will introduce you to ‘The Plan’, and describe how certain foods can provoke an inflammatory response. Participants will gain tools to learn more about their own unique biochemistry, and how to identify problematic foods that are producing symptoms.   With these resources you will have the information needed to thrive in health and vitality.

Lyn-Genet Recitas is the New York Times bestselling author of The Plan, a groundbreaking anti-inflammatory nutritional protocol. Her work has been featured on Dr Oz, Huffington Post and Fox News. She has been a holistic nutritionist for over 30 years studying nutritional therapy, holistic medicine, herbology, homeopathy, yoga and shiatsu. Lyn-Genet and her team at The Lyn-Genet Plan have helped hundreds of thousands of men and women find easy, effective ways to lose weight, improve health and reverse the aging process.

To register, visit the following link:

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/973759018

Lyn-Genet Recitas, HHP, Sports Nutritionist


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Don’t touch that thermal sales receipt next time you’re shopping!


Is your household cleaning product on the “Cleaners Hall of Shame list?” Eat more oranges and tangerines but stay away from grapefruit? Dr. Tara Finley explains it all in her webinar “Simple Ways to Incorporate Detoxification Strategies” that is now archived and available to view at your leisure.


Dr. Finley shares tips on how to make your cleaning products on the green and on the cheap, and shares simple and delicious detox juice recipes! Find out the benefits of Mud baths, dry skin brushing, and breaking a good sweat! And yes, we need to talk about the coffee enemas! 


Direct link to the webinar: http://hawthornuniversity.org/WEBINAR-Archives/10-21-14-finley-recording.html



Tuesday, October 21, 2014

New Nutrient, Drug, and Herb Interactions Course Begins on 11/04/14

Are the side effects of prescription, over-the-counter drugs or herbs causing an imbalance?  How do drugs and herbs interact with the nutrients in our food? 

Join Dr. Janet Ludwig, Director of Doctoral Studies and Education Director at Hawthorn University and develop strategies to avoid adverse reactions and to assess the effects of nutrient depletion by enrolling in Nutrient, Drug, and Herb Interactions - DNI 810, a new 3 credit Holistic Nutrition Elective from Hawthorn University.



Enroll now for the discounted price!  Save $100 and register and begin by Election Day, November 4th, 2014, and pay $200 for the course.  Full tuition of $300 will return on November 5th.  New applicants must select starting term "holistic elective" on their application.

Enter Coupon Code DNI2014 on the payment screen.

Current Hawthorn students may take Nutrient, Drug, and Herb Interactions - DNI 810 as an 8 week course "in-between" other courses without incurring Stop Out fees.

Click HERE for more information 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

“Simple Ways to Incorporate Detoxification Strategies into a Daily Routine and Beyond" with Tara Finley, OMD, ND

Please join us on Tuesday October 21, 2014 at 4 PM Pacific / 7 PM Eastern as we host Tara Finley, OMD, ND, for a webinar entitled “Simple Ways to Incorporate Detoxification Strategies into a Daily Routine and Beyond.”  Log on early at 3:50 PM Pacific / 6:50 PM Eastern for the pre-webinar announcement segment that will include a brief interview with Dr. Finley.

For true health and disease prevention, it’s helpful to eat a whole foods diet, avoid toxins and chemicals in our environment and personal care products, and support our detoxification pathways so they do their job efficiently detoxifying compounds that we are exposed to.

Dr. Finley will teach how to support our detoxification pathways and capabilities on a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly basis based on scientific reasoning.

This presentation will review:
What it means to detoxify
Sources of toxin exposure and why they are a concern to our health
Common everyday stressors that impact our detoxification systems
Cleansing to support detoxification
Assessments to determine toxic load
How to assist the body to detoxify properly
Daily detoxification activities
Detoxification plans

The presentation is appropriate for nutrition professionals, health care providers, and those interested in detoxification to support health.

Dr. Tara Finley graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minor in Biology from University Nevada, Reno in 1997. She then completed a 6-year postgraduate program of education at the National College of Natural Medicine, an accredited Naturopathic Medical and Chinese Medicine School in Portland, Oregon.

She graduated in 2004 with a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine. She earned her Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition through Hawthorn University.

Dr. Finley is a licensed Oriental Medicine Doctor (OMD) in the State of Nevada and as a Naturopathic Doctor (ND) in the state of California (Nevada does not currently have a Naturopathic Licensing Board).  Dr. Finley is also a Certified GAPS Practitioner.

Tara currently sees patients and operates The Finley Center for Acupuncture, Naturopathic Medicine & Physical Therapy with her husband Brian in Reno, Nevada. Brian and Tara have two young daughters.

To register, visit the following link:

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/330831330

Tara Finley, OMD, ND

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Liver Detoxification and Drainage: Pathways and Co-Factors an Online Webinar

Join us and Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopathic Doctor, for a webinar entitled “Liver Detoxification and Drainage: Pathways and Co-Factors.”  

To register, visit the following link:
https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/135678906Liver Detox webinar with Glen Depke starts now.  Registration is still open! 


Thursday, October 2, 2014

What’s growing inside your Keurig?

Hawthorn graduate Erin Chamerlik dives deep into her cup of Joe, or rather, a cup of Keurig.  And then she kicks it to the curb!

Find out why in her article on GreenMedInfo at the this link: http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/why-i-kicked-my-keurig-curb



Tuesday, September 30, 2014

"Liver Detoxification and Drainage: Pathways and Co-Factors" with Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopathic Doctor

Please join us on Tuesday October 07, 2014 at 4 PM Pacific / 7 PM Eastern as we host Hawthorn adjunct faculty member Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopathic Doctor, for a webinar entitled “Liver Detoxification and Drainage: Pathways and Co-Factors.”  Log on early at 3:50 PM Pacific / 6:50 PM Eastern for the pre-webinar announcement segment that will include a brief interview with Glen Depke.

This webinar will define detoxification while discussing the proper detoxification pathways and the co-factors supporting this bodily function. We will share essential support for these pathways and co-factors to assist your body in establishing optimal detoxification and drainage. Both supplemental and lifestyle support recommendations will be provided.

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, emotional freedom technique (EFT), Metabolic Typing, traditional Chinese assessment tools, and German drainage therapy. Glen has become known as a master in adrenal insufficiency, functional healing, customized nutrition and gluten intolerance, and is often recognized as the “gluten guy.” 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, primary EFT therapist, and wellness director. Glen developed the system of nutritional typing used by Dr. Mercola’s clinic. 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.

To register, visit the following link:


Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopathic Doctor


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Professor Chris Masterjohn's webinar draws a global audience!

We had a great webinar last night with Professor Chris Masterjohn, PhD, sharing his research and expertise on the topic of ‘Optimizing Health with the Fat-Soluble Vitamins and Their Nutritional Synergists’.  Hawthorn’s Director of Education, Dr. Janet Ludwig, PhD and several Hawthorn faculty members were in attendance. Terrific showing from Hawthorn students and graduates too.
I was impressed that so many people from around the world showed up at all hours of the night from their time zones to tune in for this important topic - from Ireland, to South Africa to Jamaica. One attendee Tweeted from South Africa and shared  “it’s midnight and I can’t believe I’m being taught by Chris Masterjohn. I have tears of joy because I’m so happy to be able to learn such valuable information. Thank you Hawthorn University”!

This was a great event, but if you missed it don’t worry, the presentation was recorded and is archived to Hawthorns’ website so you can view the presentation which includes some terrific slides. I did an interview with Chris before the webinar and Chris’s introductory remarks are so interesting and important to the topic. We concluded with a lively question and answer period which provided additional insights. The presentation provided a great deal of insight into the importance of eating a varied diet and not trying to fix health issues with supplements alone.

Chris Masterjohn is knowledgeable, clear in his presentations, and wonderfully gracious in his responses so I encourage you will tune into to this one.

Link to archive here: http://hawthornuniversity.org/WEBINAR-Archives/09-23-14-webinar-masterjohn-rec.html

Paula Bartholomy, MS, NC
Director of Online Events
Hawthorn University

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Allostatic Load Webinar Series with Dr. Jeff Moss now UP!

There are key metabolic imbalances to look for with Allostatic Load. From this webinar you will learn simple assessment strategies to determine micronutrient deficiencies or chronic metabolic acidosis. Find out cost effective, supportive dietary and behavioral strategies you can implement with any health condition.

Watch part 2 of the Allostatic Load webinar series to discover what phase of sleep is so critically important. Find Part 2 here Allostatic Load 2


If you missed Part 1, it’s packed with useful information about the important concept of allostatic load principles. Find part 1 here Allostatic Load 1

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Nutritional synergies for optimal health: exclusive webinar TONIGHT!

​Chris Masterjohn reveals how vitamins A, D, and K interact with fats, carbohydrates, minerals, and metabolic factors such as thyroid hormone​s​ and carbon dioxide, to produce health.

Only 3 to 25% of carotenoids from plant foods are converted to vitamin A! Vitamins A and D synergistically increase the production of osteocalcin.  Learn the best sources of these micronutrients. Find out this and much more during tonight’s exclusive webinar.  Tune in at 4pm Pacific Time; webinar open to first 100 attendees.
 

Register at the following link:https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/425556802

Chris Masterjohn is currently an Assistant Professor of Health and Nutrition Sciences at Brooklyn College in Brooklyn, NY. He has published eight peer-reviewed scientific papers, contributes regularly to Wise Traditions, the quarterly journal of the Weston A. Price Foundation, and blogs at The Daily Lipid.


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Enough already!


The sheer volume of nutrition information available today can indeed be overwhelming!

What is one to do? "Stop stressing yourself out about what foods may be “bad” or “good” for you and start enjoying your life," shares Dr. Hedberg.  "Use common sense and eat mostly whole foods that we were meant to eat and you’ll be a much healthier, happier person."

Nicely put!

Check out Dr. Nik Hedberg's latest blog on Demonization of Food here: http://drhedberg.com/2014/09/16/demonization-food/



Wednesday, September 17, 2014

“Optimizing Health With the Fat-Soluble Vitamins and Their Nutritional Synergists" with Chris Masterjohn, PhD

Please join us for a special additional webinar this month on Tuesday September 23rd, 2014 at 4 PM Pacific / 7 PM Eastern as we host Chris Masterjohn, PhD, for a webinar entitled “Optimizing Health With the Fat-Soluble Vitamins and Their Nutritional Synergists.”  Log on early at 3:50 PM Pacific / 6:50 PM Eastern for the pre-webinar announcement segment that will include a brief interview with Chris Masterjohn.

In this webinar you will learn how vitamins A, D, and K interact with macronutrients such as fat and carbohydrate, minerals such as zinc and magnesium, and metabolic factors such as thyroid hormone and carbon dioxide, to produce health. We will cover how to achieve dietary balance through nutrient-dense foods and explore some of the promises and perils of testing for nutritional status. The webinar will conclude with a question and answer period.

Chris Masterjohn is currently Assistant Professor of Health and Nutrition Sciences at Brooklyn College in Brooklyn, NY. In the summer of 2012, he obtained his PhD in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT, where he studied the role of vitamin E and other antioxidants in regulating the metabolism of methylglyoxal, a potentially toxic byproduct of energy metabolism that appears to contribute to diabetes and cardiovascular disease. From the fall of 2012 through the summer of 2014, he worked as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Illinois in Urbana, IL, where he studied interactions between fat-soluble vitamins A, D, and K. He is now continuing this research at Brooklyn College. Chris has published eight peer-reviewed scientific papers, contributes regularly to Wise Traditions, the quarterly journal of the Weston A. Price Foundation, and blogs at The Daily Lipid.

To register for this webinar please click on the link below and follow the online registration instructions:

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/425556802

Chris Masterjohn, PhD


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

“Understanding and Applying Allostatic Load Principles: A Model for Chronic Illness" with Dr. Jeffrey Moss, DDS, CNS, DACBN

Please join us on Tuesday September 16th, 2014 at 4 PM Pacific / 7 PM Eastern as we host Hawthorn adjunct faculty member Dr. Jeffrey Moss, DDS, CNS, DACBN, for a webinar entitled “Understanding and Applying Allostatic Load Principles: A Model for Chronic Illness.”  Log on early at 3:50 PM Pacific / 6:50 PM Eastern for the pre-webinar announcement segment that will include a brief interview with Dr. Moss.

In part two of this two part series on allostatic load, more detail will be presented to make the concept of allostatic load more understandable, particularly in relation to the underlying hypothesis of this series.  This hypothesis suggests that allostatic load principles can be used to not only better explain the true causational nature of virtually any client case presentation, but how to better and more cost effectively address the metabolic imbalances that are having the greatest impact on loss of quality of life.  In particular, emphasis will be placed on simple and cost effective methods of assessment and implementation that can be used to both identify and optimize these metabolic imbalances.

Dr. Jeffrey Moss, DDS, CNS, DABCN graduated from the University of Michigan Dental School in 1974 and practiced dentistry in Grand Rapids, Michigan up to 1985.  Having employed clinical nutrition in his practice for six years, he decided to use this experience and enter the professional supplement industry. In 1992 he founded Moss Nutrition Products, Inc., which provides nutritional supplements to health care professionals.  In addition, since 1987 he has written, for professionals, a monthly newsletter for professionals of review and commentary on many of the most controversial and cutting-edge issues that face clinical nutrition practitioners today.  He also co-authored the text, Textbook of Nutritional Medicine with Mel Werbach, M.D.  Finally, Dr. Moss has been a member of the faculty of the University of Bridgeport masters program in nutrition since 1999 and is currently teaching about vitamins, minerals, and assessment in his classes.  Dr. Moss is also an adjunct faculty member at Hawthorn University.

To register for this webinar please click on the link below and follow the online registration instructions:

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/363353658

Dr. Jeffrey Moss, DDS, CNS, DACBN


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

NANP: Herbal Cooking now provides 10 CEUs!

We have just received an official letter and a final word from NANP regarding both, HRB 1 (Herbal Cooking: Using Food As Medicine), and MHNE 611 (The Business of Health and Nutrition Educators).

Each of these courses have been approved as CE courses, and each provides 10 CEUs (as opposed to 3 that was previously thought)!

Go Hawthorn!

For more info on NANP, please visit nanp.org






Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Chronic Inflammation: Triggers and Consequences with Glen Depke - Today!


Do you have challenges moving your body in the morning or after sitting for extended periods? This could be a sign from your body that you are living in a chronic inflammatory state. Learn more about chronic inflammation at today’s webinar with Glen Depke. Join in at 3:50 Pacific Time with announcements and an interview with Glen. Register at the following link:  http://hawthornuniversity.org/WEBINARS/WEBINAR-Archives/


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

"Chronic Inflammation: Triggers and Consequences" with Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopathic Doctor

In this presentation Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopathic Doctor, will teach us how to understand chronic inflammation on a level like never before!  Please join us on Tuesday September 2nd, 2014 at 4 PM Pacific / 7 PM Eastern as we host Hawthorn adjunct faculty member Glen Depke for a webinar entitled “Chronic Inflammation:  Triggers and Consequences.”

Log on early at 3:50 PM Pacific / 6:50 PM Eastern for the pre-webinar announcement segment that will include a brief interview with Glen Depke.

Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopathic Doctor, will discuss the triggers for chronic inflammation and also why at times it may seem hopeless to escape the pain of inflammation. Learn the tools needed to successfully support the body to escape the chronic inflammatory response. When living with chronic inflammation, chronic pain or chronic health challenges, this webinar will provide valuable information to help understand and overcome theses challenges.

This presentation will:

•  Introduce the symptoms of chronic inflammation
•  Describe the importance and influence of NF-kB
•  Indentify the inflammatory triggers
•  Identify and explain chronic inflammatory feedback loops
•  Help us understand chronic inflammation out of control
•  Discuss moving forward to support the body in overcoming chronic inflammation.

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, emotional freedom technique (EFT), Metabolic Typing, traditional Chinese assessment tools, and German drainage therapy. Glen has become known as a master in adrenal insufficiency, functional healing, customized nutrition and gluten intolerance, and is often recognized as the “gluten guy.” 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, primary EFT therapist, and wellness director. Glen developed the system of nutritional typing used by Dr. Mercola’s clinic. 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.

To register, follow the link below:

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/927243810

Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopathic Doctor


Monday, August 18, 2014

Herbal Cooking Course Opens Up Tomorrow!

HRB 1 Herbal Cooking Course opens tomorrow, 8-19-14! Register now for the discounted price and start the course with a group of students.  Share your learning experience, recipes, potions and photos via HRB 1 forum (open to students only).

We are offering the 3 Credit Certificate course at a special price of $200 through 9/21/14.


Friday, August 15, 2014

Hawthorn Graduates Eligible for National Recognition!

Gain National recognition for your achievements! We are proud to announce that graduates of our Master’s of Science in Traditional Nutrition (MSTN) program are now approved to sit for the NANP board certification exam if they complete two additional courses; MHNE 611 and HRB 1. (NANP is a National Association of Nutrition Professionals; more info on nanp.org)

Additionally, both HRB 1 (Herbal Cooking: Using Food as Medicine) and MHNE 611 (The Business of Health and Nutrition Educators) are now approved as CE units by the NANP !
Click HERE for more course information



Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Allostatic Load: Answering the Question Why Do I Feel So Lousy? with Dr. Jeffrey Moss, DDS, CNS, DACBN

Please join us on Tuesday August 19th, 2014 at 4 PM Pacific / 7 PM Eastern as we host Hawthorn adjunct faculty member Dr. Jeffrey Moss, DDS, CNS, DACBN, for a webinar entitled “Allostatic Load:  Answering the Question Why Do I Feel So Lousy?”

Log on early at 3:50 PM Pacific / 6:50 PM Eastern for the pre-webinar announcement segment that will include a brief interview with Dr. Moss.

Today we are seeing a dramatic increase in numbers of Americans whose health status cannot be defined by “sound byte” terms used in conventional health care circles or even alternative medicine health care circles.  Does a classic medical descriptor even begin to help us understand the ever increasing masses whose list of complaints number in the dozens?  Most assuredly no.  What about alternative medicine descriptors such as “leaky gut,” “adrenal exhaustion,’ or “biliary stasis”?  Can any one of these commonly used terms really tell us what these people are all about?  Probably not.  Therefore, these long suffering individuals are defining themselves and are being defined by the catch-all phrase “feeling lousy.”  If understanding is the foundation of health optimization, must people who cannot be understood using traditional allopathic and alternative medicine terminology be relegated to the health care, idiopathic “trash heap”?  On the surface it may seem that way since, more and more, we are seeing long suffering individuals who, like Diogenes who searched the world for an honest man, search the world of health care in vain, racking up a formidable list of conventional and alternative medicine practitioners who could not help them.  Fortunately, there exists a still somewhat obscure but ever growing list of researchers and clinicians who are stating, boldly and confidently, feeling lousy and its biochemistry and physiology can be understood!  However, it can only be understood if we as health care providers can free ourselves of longstanding health care dogma, “sacred cows”, and belief systems.  For when we reach this state of intellectual and cognitive freedom, it becomes obvious what the true nature of “feeling lousy” really is – Allostatic Load.

In this webinar you will learn what allostatic load is and how, in very specific detail, it creates “feeling lousy” in virtually everyone you encounter.  Furthermore, with an understanding of allostatic load, ways of assisting these “feeling lousy” people will become obvious in a very ironic fashion.  For, even for those whose “feeling lousy” seems infinitely complex and complicated initially, application of allostatic load principles will lead us not to equally complex and complicated solutions but simple, basic, cost effective solutions that can be easily applied by virtually all health care professionals.

Dr. Jeffrey Moss, DDS, CNS, DABCN graduated from the University of Michigan Dental School in 1974 and practiced dentistry in Grand Rapids, Michigan up to 1985.  Having employed clinical nutrition in his practice for six years, he decided to use this experience and enter the professional supplement industry. In 1992 he founded Moss Nutrition Products, Inc., which provides nutritional supplements to health care professionals.  In addition, since 1987 he has written, for professionals, a monthly newsletter for professionals of review and commentary on many of the most controversial and cutting-edge issues that face clinical nutrition practitioners today.  He also co-authored the text, Textbook of Nutritional Medicine with Mel Werbach, M.D.  Finally, Dr. Moss has been a member of the faculty of the University of Bridgeport masters program in nutrition since 1999 and is currently teaching about vitamins, minerals, and assessment in his classes.  Dr. Moss is also an adjunct faculty member at Hawthorn University.

To register for this webinar please click on the link below and follow the online registration instructions:

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/468597794


Dr. Jeffrey Moss, DDS, CNS, DACBN


Monday, August 11, 2014

Supplementation for Optimal Athletic Performance webinar is now up!

Missed the last webinar in Dr. Nik Hedberg's series?  No problem!

Dr Hedberg reveals which protein powders, branched-chain amino acids, and MCT oils provide for the fastest post-exercise recovery, and which ones promote faster fat loss.  What to take on your non-workout days to prevent muscle loss and increase work capacity?  Find out the cornerstone supplements and their dosages for optimal exercise.

A shot of espresso before workout?  Sure!  Find out how espresso is related to exercise performance and much more in the webinar by Dr. Nik Hedberg on Supplementation for Optimal Athletic Performance.  http://hawthornuniversity.org/WEBINAR-Archives/supplementation-for-optimal-athletic-performance-with-dr-nikolas-hedberg-dc-dabci-dacbn.html

Visit our archived webinar section for the first two webinars by Dr. Hedberg in this 3 part series titled Optimal Fat-Loss & Muscle Gain Nutrition Strategies.  http://hawthornuniversity.org/WEBINARS/WEBINAR-Archives/

Friday, August 1, 2014

Wise Traditions 15th Annual Conference

Hawthorn University is a Silver Sponsor for the Tote Bag at this year's Wise Traditions Conference!

This year's conference will be held in Indianapolis, November 7-10.  Great line up of speakers, delicious traditional food, and our own booth.  Hope to see you there!

For more info (including the list of guest speakers) please visit http://conferences.westonaprice.org/main-conference/



Thursday, July 31, 2014

Our grad Nick Nastasi making waves!


Now in eBook format: The REAL Diet and Fitness Lifestyle Program, developed by our graduate, Nick Nastasi.  The REAL Lifestyle Program is all about eating real honest to goodness food that is nutrient dense and an exercise protocol that leaves you feeling energized.


Nick is currently the owner of Nastasi Fitness Solutions and the creator of The REAL Diet and Fitness Lifestyle Program. Nick specializes in working with the 40 – 70 year old population to lose weight, increase strength and improve cardiovascular fitness. His clients include Boston area business executives, doctors, and lawyers and stay at home moms.


To visit Nick and learn more about his book or program, please visit: http://www.realdietandfitness.com/about/

Great job, Nick!


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

"Supplementation for Optimal Athletic Performance" with Dr. Nikolas Hedberg, DC, DABCI, DACBN

This webinar is the final presentation in a three part exercise series on “Nutrition Strategies for Optimal Fat Loss and Muscle Gain” with Dr. Nikolas Hedberg.

Please join us on Tuesday August 5th, 2014 at 4 PM Pacific / 7 PM Eastern as we host Hawthorn adjunct faculty member Dr. Nikolas Hedberg, DC, DABCI, DACBN, for a webinar entitled “Supplementation for Optimal Athletic Performance.”

You are invited to log on ten minutes early at 3:50 PM Pacific / 6:50 PM Eastern for our pre-webinar announcements segment, including an interview with Dr. Hedberg.

This webinar will cover supplementation to optimize not only athletic performance but also strategies to enhance fat-burning and muscle gain.  The best supplements to take just before, during and after exercise will be covered.  Strategies to enhance recovery and nutrient timing will also be covered in detail.

Nikolas R. Hedberg, DC, DABCI, DACBN is a Board Certified Chiropractic Internist and Board Certified in Nutrition by the American Clinical Board of Nutrition.  He received his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from the University of Florida and his Doctor of Chiropractic from Texas Chiropractic College.  He is the founder of the Immune Restoration Center in Asheville, NC where he focuses on autoimmune diseases, chronic infections and thyroid disorders.  Dr. Hedberg is the author of the book, The Thyroid Alternative and the upcoming book The Complete Thyroid Health & Diet Guide which is a comprehensive guide to diagnosing and treating thyroid disorders.  Dr. Hedberg's passion is the connection between infections and chronic illness which he calls, “The Infection Connection.”   He has created an online training course focused on functional medicine approaches to infectious and chronic illnesses at www.infectionconnection.net.

To register for this webinar please click on the link below and follow the online registration instructions:

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/973040626

Dr. Nikolas Hedberg, DC, DABCI, DACBN


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Announcing New Course - Herbal Cooking: Using Food as Medicine

Infuse your food with healing agents!

Hawthorn is pleased to announce that enrollment for Herbal Cooking: Using Food as Medicine (HRB 1) is now open for enrollment! The course begins on August 19, 2014. Enroll now and complete orientation prior to 8/19/14.

We are offering the 3 Credit Certificate course at a special price of $200 through 9/21/14.

This course will share new creative dishes using herbs and spices, cooking with seasonal plants and instruction on how to create daily menus that promote a balanced diet.

Enroll now using the course coupon code "GoingHerbal". Regular tuition of $300 resumes after 9/21/14. See the following link for more details: http://hawthornuniversity.org/Holistic-Nutrition/holistic-nutrition-elective-courses.html

Photo: Hawthorn leaf and berry.

Monday, July 21, 2014

And the WINNER is:


Maxime Stadlen from Sebastapol, California!  Maxime, Hawthorn MS graduate of 2011, tuned in the Optimal Hormonal Exercise webinar with Dr. Hedgerg, and was randomly chosen as a winning recipient of his book, The Thyroid Alternative.  Congrats, Maxime! Your book is en route!

Missed the webinar?  No problem!

Learn the proper exercise regimen for your hormonal type, your muscle fiber type, which muscle groups to target for optimal results, the benefits of a 7-Minute workout (yes, 7 minutes!), and much more.  Visit our archived webinar page to listen to Dr. Nik Hedberg discuss Optimal Hormonal Exercise, part 2 of a 3 part series at http://hawthornuniversity.org/WEBINAR-Archives/optimal-hormonal-exercise-hedberg-webinar.html


Check out the archived webinar section at http://hawthornuniversity.org/WEBINAR-Archives/nutritionforoptimalmusclegrowthandfatlosshedbergwebinar.html for the part 1 in the series, and tune in on August 5th for part 3. More info to come.  



Friday, July 11, 2014

FREE Book For the Most Descriptive "Peak Eating Experience?" We're game!


Describe your “peak eating experience” and get a chance to win a FREE book!  To celebrate Nishanga Bliss, DSC, recent graduation, we are (celebrating food!) and giving away a copy of her signed book, Real Food All Year: Eating Seasonal Whole Foods for Optimal Health and All-Day Energy.

To enter into the drawing for this book, please go to our Facebook page, describe and post your peak eating experience. Be colorful, enjoy, and have fun!  The most descriptive “experience” post wins!

Why the “peak eating experience?” As Nishaga explores in her dissertation, worry, anxiety and ambivalence instead of joy characterize American feelings about food.  Yet some research suggests that our enjoyment of food influences the food’s nutritional impact.  She raises important questions:  Is it possible that the prevailing health versus pleasure dichotomy contributes to not only disordered eating but also stress, disease and obesity?  Should we be teaching people to make peace with, or even maximize, gustatory pleasure to promote both health and happiness?


Thursday, July 10, 2014

Tune In for a Chance to Win a Free Book!

Free book giveaway! Tune in on July 15th for part 2 of the webinar series on Optimal Fat-Loss & Muscle Gain Nutrition Strategies with Dr. Hedberg for a chance to win his book titled The Thyroid Alternative. Part 2 will cover how different types of exercise affect hormones (including thyroid, adrenal, sex hormones, growth hormone and insulin). 

Are you an ectomorph, mesomorph, or an endomorph? What do your glutes and triceps say about your protein deficiency? Learn your body type, how to improve digestion to boost your exercise regimen, and much more, in a webinar presented by Dr. Nikolas Hedberg. This part 1 of the 3 part series is now up on our website http://hawthornuniversity.org/WEBINAR-Archives/nutritionforoptimalmusclegrowthandfatlosshedbergwebinar.html


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

"Optimal Hormonal Exercise" with Dr. Nikolas Hedberg, DC, DABCI, DACBN

Please join us on Tuesday July 15th, 2014 at 4 PM Pacific / 7 PM Eastern as we host Hawthorn adjunct faculty member Dr. Nikolas Hedberg, DC, DABCI, DACBN, for a webinar entitled “Optimal Hormonal Exercise.”

This webinar is the second in a three part exercise series on “Nutrition Strategies for Optimal Fat Loss and Muscle Gain” with Dr. Nikolas Hedberg.

Feel free to log on ten minutes early at 3:50 PM Pacific / 6:50 PM Eastern for our pre-webinar announcements segment.

This webinar will cover how different types of exercise affect hormones including thyroid, adrenal, sex hormones, growth hormone and insulin.  Exercise is one of the most misunderstood aspects of functional medicine and holistic nutrition, and Dr. Hedberg will break down the science behind various methods of training such as aerobic, low-intensity, and high-intensity weight training.  German body composition training will be covered as well as it relates to fat loss and hormonal health.  The best types of exercise will be covered for individuals suffering from health issues such as adrenal fatigue, hypothyroidism and insulin resistance.

Nikolas R. Hedberg, DC, DABCI, DACBN is a Board Certified Chiropractic Internist and Board Certified in Nutrition by the American Clinical Board of Nutrition.  He received his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from the University of Florida and his Doctor of Chiropractic from Texas Chiropractic College.  He is the founder of the Immune Restoration Center in Asheville, NC where he focuses on autoimmune diseases, chronic infections and thyroid disorders.  Dr. Hedberg is the author of the book, The Thyroid Alternative and the upcoming book The Complete Thyroid Health & Diet Guide which is a comprehensive guide to diagnosing and treating thyroid disorders.  Dr. Hedberg's passion is the connection between infections and chronic illness which he calls, “The Infection Connection.”   He has created an online training course focused on functional medicine approaches to infectious and chronic illnesses at www.infectionconnection.net.

To register for this webinar please click on the link below and follow the online registration instructions:

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/230849138

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Trudy Scott on pyroluria; missed the webinar?

Are you an introvert?  Trudy Scott is proposing that introversion could be a biochemical imbalance rather than a personality trait! To learn more about pyroluria, Trudy Scott, her work on food and mood connection, or to take a pyroluria questionnaire, please visit her website at http://www.everywomanover29.com/index.html (for questionnaire follow this link: http://www.everywomanover29.com/blog/pyroluria-questionnaire-from-the-antianxiety-food-solution/ 


Do you have a cat?  White spots or flecks on your fingernails? Stressful and bizarre dreams or nightmares?  Visit Hawthorn's archived webinars and listen to Trudy Scott’s webinar on Pyroluria, A Social Anxiety Condition, (http://hawthornuniversity.org/WEBINAR-Archives/pyroluriatrudyscottwebinar.html) to find out what these seemingly unrelated symptoms have in common. Associated with inner tension, anxiety and introversion, pyroluria is made worse by stress and is a lot more common than we (or physicians) realize!  Trudy investigates vitamin deficiencies in those with pyroluria, and the effectiveness of supplemental support as stand-alone interventions or with conventional therapies. 
One lucky Pyroluria webinar attendee (randomly chosen) will receive a signed copy of Trudy's book!  More info coming - stay tuned! 



Wednesday, June 25, 2014

"Nutrition for Optimal Muscle Growth and Fat Loss" with Dr. Nikolas Hedberg, DC, DABCI, DACBN

This webinar is the first in a three part exercise series on “Nutrition Strategies for Optimal Fat-Loss and Muscle Gain” with Dr. Nikolas Hedberg.


Please join us on Tuesday July 1st, 2014 at 4 PM Pacific / 7 PM Eastern as we host Hawthorn adjunct faculty member Dr. Nikolas Hedberg, DC, DABCI, DACBN, for a webinar entitled “Nutrition for Optimal Muscle Growth and Fat Loss.” 

Feel free to log on ten minutes early at 3:50 PM Pacific / 6:50 PM Eastern for our pre-webinar announcements segment.

This webinar will focus on nutrition strategies to enhance lean muscle growth and burn fat related to exercise and optimal athletic performance. Protein, carbohydrate and fat intake will be covered in detail as well as the best timing for consuming each one of these macronutrients. It's important to optimize your client's time in the gym so they can see results quickly and following the strategies outlined in this presentation will result in fat loss and muscle gain.

Nikolas R. Hedberg, DC, DABCI, DACBN is a Board Certified Chiropractic Internist and Board Certified in Nutrition by the American Clinical Board of Nutrition. He received his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from the University of Florida and his Doctor of Chiropractic from Texas Chiropractic College. He is the founder of the Immune Restoration Center in Asheville, NC where he focuses on autoimmune diseases, chronic infections and thyroid disorders. Dr. Hedberg is the author of the book, The Thyroid Alternative and the upcoming book The Complete Thyroid Health & Diet Guide which is a comprehensive guide to diagnosing and treating thyroid disorders. Dr. Hedberg's passion is the connection between infections and chronic illness which he calls, “The Infection Connection.” He has created an online training course focused on functional medicine approaches to infectious and chronic illnesses at http://www.infectionconnection.net.

To register for this webinar please click on the link below and follow the online registration instructions:

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/896989938

Dr. Nikolas Hedberg, DC, DABCI, DACBN

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Attend today's webinar and have the opportunity to WIN a book!

Today Hawthorn University presents a webinar with Food Mood expert Trudy Scott, certified nutritionist. Trudy will be presenting on the important topic of ‘Pyroluria; A Social Anxiety Condition’. If you or someone you know experiences anxiety this webinar is wonderful opportunity to learn well researched and tested solutions that are very effective.

Paula Bartholomy invites you to join her at 3:50 Pacific Time for an exclusive interview with  Trudy about the Anxiety Summit she is hosting, and at 4:00 we begin the webinar presentation.

Attend this webinar and you will have the opportunity to WIN a copy of Trudy’s book ‘The Anti-Anxiety Food Solution; Calm Your Anxious Mind, Improve Your Mood, & End Cravings. Read this book and discover the amazing power of foods and nutrients!

We hope you join Paula and Trudy for this webinar and win this book.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Pyroluria: A Social Anxiety Condition

Pyroluria is an inherited but not commonly recognized condition that is associated with inner tension and anxiety, especially in social settings. It is made worse by stress, is more common than we realize and has overlaps with social anxiety and introversion. Carl Pfeiffer did the initial research while working with schizophrenic patients and found that the key nutrients zinc, vitamin B6 and evening primrose oil reduced and often eliminated symptoms.

You are invited to the live, online webinar on Tuesday June 17th, 2014 at 4 PM Pacific / 7 PM Eastern where we will host Hawthorn adjunct faculty member and "Food Mood Expert" Trudy Scott, CN for a webinar entitled "Pyroluria:  A Social Anxiety Condition". To register for this webinar please click on the link HERE and follow the online registration instructions.

Feel free to log on ten minutes early at 3:50 PM Pacific / 6:50 PM Eastern for our pre-webinar announcements segment that will include an interview with Trudy and information on the Anxiety Summit she is hosting. More information on the Anxitey Summit can be found HERE 

This presentation will review:

*  The associated signs and symptoms of this condition
*  The concerns with pyroluria urine testing, and why the pyroluria questionnaire may be a better option
*  Fatty acid testing
*  Concerns with low vitamin B6 and zinc markers
*  Food sources and supplemental forms of these nutrients
*  Additional supportive nutrients
*  Risk factors related with excess intake of some of nutrients
*  Tips to enhance nutrient absorption
*  Review of a supportive protocol and its duration

This presentation will also examine the connection of pyroluria to gluten intolerance, inflammation, stress, heavy metals, low serotonin, insomnia, women's hormonal health, methylation mutations and low histamine.  Case studies will be discussed.

Food Mood Expert Trudy Scott is a certified nutritionist on a mission to educate and empower women worldwide about the healing powers of food in order to find natural solutions for their anxiety, depression, emotional eating and sugar cravings. Trudy works with clients one-on-one and in groups, serving as a catalyst in bringing about life enhancing mood transformations that start with eating real whole food and using some pretty amazing nutrients. Trudy uses a comprehensive 9 step approach with her clients to help them overcome their anxiety, depression, emotional eating and sugar cravings. It is, of course, customized to their unique biochemistry.

She is the author of The Antianxiety Food Solution: How the Foods You Eat Can Help You Calm Your Anxious Mind, Improve Your Mood & End Cravings (New Harbinger, 2011).

Trudy also presents nationally to holistic health practitioners and mental health practitioners on food and mood, sharing all the recent research and how-to steps so they too can educate and empower their clients and patients.

She has been featured on NPR, GaiamTV, morning shows like Good Day Sacramento, Fox 40, and been quoted in AARP, Glamour and Cosmopolitan magazines.

Trudy publishes an electronic newsletter entitled Food, Mood and Gal Stuff, available at www.everywomanover29.com and www.antianxietyfoodsolution.com.
  
The webinar will begin promptly at 4:00 PM Pacific, 7:00 PM Eastern and participation is limited to the first 100 Attendees.

The webinar and webinar format is a great opportunity for us to share information resources and learn together in real time.

If you are unable to join during the live presentation, please note that webinars are recorded and many are available to the public. Access them online by Clicking Here.


Enrolled Hawthorn students can access all archived webinars via the student portal.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Learn to prevent and eliminate anxiety, panic attacks, social anxiety, OCD, and emotional eating using the power of food and nutrients!

Do you suffer from anxiety? Join food mood expert Trudy Scott and over 20 amazing experts to learn cutting-edge information and tools to prevent and eliminate anxiety, panic attacks, social anxiety, OCD, emotional eating using the power of food and nutrients. The Anxiety Summit is online June 9-22, 2014

Discover the connections between anxiety and real food, amino acids, gluten, red meat, oxalates, lavender, benzos, sleep, adrenals, thyroid, pyroluria, Roundup, additives, methylation, B vitamins, maca and more! Register online at HERE .

Once you sign up you will also receive a link to the page where you can download amazing gifts from many of the speakers, and get access to questionnaires and research.


An adjunct faculty member of Hawthorn University, Trudy Scott, CN, is a certified nutritionist on a mission to educate and empower women worldwide about the healing powers of food in order to find natural solutions for their anxiety, depression, emotional eating and sugar cravings. Trudy works with clients one-on-one and in groups, serving as a catalyst in bringing about life enhancing mood transformations that start with eating real whole food and using some pretty amazing nutrients. Trudy uses a comprehensive 9 step approach with her clients to help them overcome their anxiety, depression, emotional eating and sugar cravings. It is, of course, customized to their unique biochemistry.

She is the author of The Antianxiety Food Solution: How the Foods You Eat Can Help You Calm Your Anxious Mind, Improve Your Mood & End Cravings (New Harbinger, 2011).




Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The Role of Nutrition in Pediatric Cancer Treatment

Hawthorn University graduate Danielle Cook, MS, is the Director of an innovative nutrition program for pediatric oncology patients. She has first-hand experience with pediatric cancer in the United States and the need for sound nutritional support during and after treatment. She will address the unique needs of adolescent and young adult survivors, and how the nutrition program she created bridges patient needs with cancer protocols.

Update: We will offer one of Danielle's books to an attendee of Tuesday's Webinar.

Please join us on Tuesday June 3rd, 2014 at 4 PM Pacific / 7 PM Eastern as we host Hawthorn graduate Danielle Cook, MS for her webinar on "The Role of Nutrition in Pediatric Cancer Treatment". To register for this webinar please click HERE and follow the online registration instructions. 

Points to be covered include:
  • Statistics of Pediatric Cancers in the United States.
  • Physical side effects of cancer treatment on children and how nutrition can help mitigate some of those side effects.
  • The psychological impact of treatment and how healing foods can help.
  • The impact of malnutrition on cancer treatment.
  • The Neutropenic Diet and effective ways to get optimal nutrition during a neutropenic phase, despite dietary limitations.
  • Holistically rebuilding the pediatric patient after treatment.
  • Counseling on diet and lifestyle choices with the adolescent/young adult cancer survivor.
  • Although there is no known cause for childhood cancer, in the United States approximately 80% of these children survive 5 years or more. Children are by nature resilient about their diagnosis and have an innate ability to see the task of getting well as the goal, rarely questioning the alternative. This positive outlook contributes to the holistic healing process after the cancer has been stopped by conventional methods.

Danielle Cook, MS, has been teaching cooking classes and presenting cooking demonstrations of seasonal whole foods for more than 12 years.

After her son was diagnosed with cancer at age 11, Danielle launched herself into better understanding which foods might best help him during treatment and then, as a cancer survivor, for life beyond.

Today she runs "Happily Hungry," a nutrition program for young cancer patients, adolescent cancer survivors, their parents, family and caregivers at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC, in the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Division. The program combines hands-on cooking demonstrations with consultation, digestive assessments and follow-up for pediatric patients in treatment and off-treatment.

She also gives regular presentations and cooking demonstrations at Inova Fairfax Children's Hospital and at the Life with Cancer Center, in Fairfax, Virginia. Her first book, Happily Hungry: Smart Recipes for Kids with Cancer, was released in September 2012. She has appeared on CNN with Sanjay Gupta, France24 News Network and the Today Show. She obtained her bachelor's degree from Clark University in Worcester, MA and completed her Masters of Science in Holistic Nutrition with the Summa cum Laude distinction at Hawthorn University.  Danielle lives in Washington, DC.




Feel free to log on ten minutes early at 3:50 PM Pacific / 6:50 PM Eastern for our pre-webinar announcements segment.