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!