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!