Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Cancer: A Disease That Has Become An Industry

Please join us on Tuesday May 6th, 2014 at 4 PM Pacific / 7 PM Eastern as we host Hawthorn faculty member Dr. Eric Wood, ND for a webinar entitled "Cancer: A Disease That Has Become An Industry:  An Overview of Conventional & 'Alternative' Treatment Approaches, Contributing Factors to Cancer's Genesis & Lifestyle Habits That We Can Change to Lessen the Odds of Developing Cancer".

This webinar will serve as an introduction to many aspects of understanding cancer in its various forms and contexts.  It's time to 'demystify' cancer, understand basic principles of little known and under recognized contributing factors, understand why so often conventional treatments leave much to be desired, and also consider rather simple yet profound steps you can take to safeguard yourselves throughout your life!  This is the first webinar in a three part series meant to empower people and to take away much of the 'fear factor' when it comes to the six letter word cancer.

Key areas to be covered include:

*  Understanding the pros and cons and significant limitations of traditional treatments including surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation
*  Reviewing  theories on cancer's genesis such as:
  • the free radical theory,
  • the infectious disease theory,
  • the nervous system imbalance theory,
  • and the German New Medicine theory
  • Reviewing lifestyle habits (and how to shift them!) that science suggests are significantly contributing to the increased odds of cancer developing

*  Surveying alternative cancer therapy research

Cancer is essentially an illness of the modern era, with incidence dramatically increasing from the onset of the 20th century.  With one in every two men and every three women being diagnosed with cancer, this webinar is really for everyone.  Too often people are terrified and confused by this rather amorphous and often unseen 'foe.'  However, by simply educating ourselves, we can take away much of this power the word 'cancer' holds for so many individuals and also understand how we can prevent, treat, recover and beat cancer.

 
Dr. Eric Wood is a licensed naturopathic doctor and a 2008 graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, through which he completed specialty training in HIV/AIDS care and physical fitness training and weight loss.  He received additional training and experience via Harvard University's Benson Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine, the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society physician training fellowship program, and specialty cancer centers including the Cancer Treatment Centers of America (Chicago), the Issels Clinic (California), and Medicor (Canada).

Since then, he has built a multidimensional career in consulting, practicing, educating and writing.  He worked as a specialty physician for nearly five years for two leading supplement companies in North America: Neuroscience Inc. and Life Extension in the areas of oncology, tick-borne illness, and neurotransmitter/hormonal balancing, assisting thousands of clients/patients during that timeframe in these areas.  He has practiced naturopathic medicine across the US and currently serves as medical director for a nationally based anti-aging medical clinic, practices at the Physical Health Complex in Ft. Lauderdale, and is completing three book projects all this year on adrenal fatigue, the Paleolithic diet, and weight loss.

Additionally, he is Associate Professor of Nutrition at Hawthorn University, where he works remotely with graduate level students from across the globe and is involved with cutting edge curriculum development in holistic medicine/nutrition.  A certified Neuro-endocrine immune specialist, he has completed considerable additional training in hormone replacement, detoxification, IV therapies, European Biological Medicine, HCG weight loss, homeopathy and more.

To register for this webinar please click here and follow the online registration instructions:

To hear the webinar, you are given a choice of either listening over your computer speakers or over the phone when you log in. By default, it sets to your computer speakers. You can use a phone to listen in by selecting the phone option when you log on and then by dialing the number, access code and pin that is given on your Webinar Control Panel.  Participants may ask questions by typing them in during the webinar.  Please note:  All audience members are muted by default when they log on.

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 students can access all archived webinars via their student portal. 

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Monday, April 28, 2014

Cancer: It's Genesis and Current Treatment Approaches, Part One.

Hawthorn University is exploring the topic of cancer in our next three Holistic Health and Nutrition Webinars. 

This series is designed to educate and empower people to have a better understanding of the disease and associated risk factors that we can control.

Our first presentation in this series features Hawthorn faculty member Dr. Eric Wood who will provide an overview of cancer’s genesis and discuss current treatment approaches. We'll also dialogue on lifestyles and habits designed to support health. Join us as we embark on a journey towards optimal well being.
Dr. Eric Wood


A webinar registration link for the 5/6/14 webinar will be posted here as soon as it's available..


Monday, April 21, 2014

The “Microbiota Organ”

 Did you know that you have around 100 trillion microorganisms living in your intestines, and that most of them came from your mom? The microbiota of one’s gut plays an important role in gastrointestinal health and immune system function. Diversity in the composition of the microbiota is important, as is the activity level of the organisms. Probiotics (specialized plant fiber that beneficially nourishes good bacteria) and prebiotics (live bacteria) have shown useful in supporting healthy gut biota. Want to learn more? Access the the archived webinar with Dr. Steven Olmstead at http://hawthornuniversity.org/WEBINARS/WEBINAR-Archives/Archived Webinars


Dr. Steven Olmstead

The 15,000-36,000 different species living in your gut are collectively considered the “microbiota organ”.  This “organ” weighs around 1.5 kg and the level of metabolic activity rivals that of the liver.  That is a lot of very busy bacteria!  This organ plays a role in immune responses, normal central nervous system development and sexual maturation although mechanisms are poorly understood.


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Adrenal Function and Holistic Nutrition

We have the honor of sharing The Adrenal Summit, a 14 day event that touches on everything adrenal and why it’s so vitally important to your health and wellness. Thirteen industry professionals will be hosting daily calls throughout April 7th - April 24th and this level of expertise will rarely ever show up in one venue.

The Adrenal Summit is hosted by Traditional Naturopath, Glen Depke who is also one of Hawthorn's own adjunct faculty.
How does adrenal function play a role in your body holistically? Everything from fatigue to body aches, weight loss or gain, poor mental clarity, cancer, poor immune function, digestive challenges and more… 

Who is this summit for? Anyone who wishes to achieve full health and happiness. This information is valuable to those who are suffering from a condition that may be improved by optimal adrenal health.
You are invited to join, Glen Depke and 13 other experts for a powerful and informative summit. There is no cost to join the live call! But each call will only be available for 12 hours each day.
Recordings of the presentations will be available for a fee after the summit.

Click HERE to reserve your spot!

Glen has addressed such topics as The PAIN of Inflammation and  Understanding Your Nutritional ID on the Hawthorn Health and Nutrition Webinar series. Webinars can be assessed by the public HERE.




Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Prebiotics & Probiotics for GI Health and Immune System Functions

Please join us on Tuesday April 15th, 2014 at 4 PM Pacific / 7 PM Eastern as we host Stephen F. Olmstead, MD for a webinar entitled “Prebiotics & Probiotics for GI Health and Immune System Functions”.

Dr. Stephen Olmstead
A diverse, robust gastrointestinal microbiota is essential to the health of our gastrointestinal and immune systems. This webinar will review the critical role the gut microbiota plays in maintaining health. Participants will gain an understanding of how the human intestinal microbiota functions as an organ and is critical for immune and gastrointestinal system maturation, colonization resistance, modulation of immune responses, and nutritional needs. The use of probiotics and prebiotics to support a healthful gut microbiota will be covered in practical details. Probiotics are microorganisms that when consumed provide numerous health benefits. A variety of probiotics are available to health practitioners; most of them are lactic acid bacteria and bifidobacteria. The disorders in which the beneficial use of probiotics is documented include antibiotic-associated GI distress, C. difficile-associated diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel disease, dysbiosis, urinary tract infections, allergies, atopic dermatitis, eczema, and lactose intolerance. Multispecies probiotics are generally more effective than single species formulas. Prebiotics increase the numbers and/or activities of healthful gut microbiota. Prebiotics are useful to increase Bifidobacterium populations and to support populations of healthful genera such as Eubacterium and Rosaburia that are not available as probiotics. Participants will learn clinically relevant prebiotic and probiotic interventions that are beneficial for a number of common gastrointestinal and allergic disorders. This presentation will foster an appreciation of the intestinal microbiota and provide participants with the knowledge needed to effectively use prebiotocs and probiotics to enhance health.

Stephen F. Olmstead, MD, is Chief Science Officer at ProThera, Inc. where he directs clinical trials of ProThera® and Klaire Labs™ nutraceutical products. He received his MD from the University of New Mexico in 1979 and completed his Internal Medicine residency at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital in 1982 and fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases at the University of Washington in 1987. Dr. Olmstead served 2 years in the Commissioned Corps of the US Public Health Service and was stationed primarily at the Indian Health Service Hospital in Gallup New Mexico. For many years, Dr. Olmstead spent his career as a Clinical Assistant Professor in Medicine at the University of Washington Medical School in Seattle. His current research focuses on the use of enzymes and chelating agents to disrupt pathogenic GI biofilm and pre- and probiotics to restore gut microbial balance.

To register for this webinar please click HERE and follow the online registration instructions. 

To hear the webinar, you are given a choice of either listening over your computer speakers or over the phone when you log in. By default, it sets to your computer speakers. You can use a phone to listen in by selecting the phone option when you log on and then by dialing the number, access code and pin that is given on your Webinar Control Panel.  Participants may ask questions by typing them in during the webinar.  Please note:  All audience members are muted by default when they log on.

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 students can access all archived webinars via their student portal.


Friday, April 4, 2014

Gut Microbiota and Probiotics

We have a great presentation for you on Hawthorns’ next Holistic Health and Nutrition Webinar on April 15th at 4 pm Pacific Time. Dr Stephen Olmstead will share his research and experience with probiotics. Why should you attend? To learn what the gut microbiota does for us to maintain health. It’s amazing! More information including registration information to follow. 

News and Announcements period begins at 3:50, prior to the webinar presentation.