Thursday, December 29, 2016

All About Alumni: Connecting the Dots Between Food, Big Flavor, & Vibrant Health with Rebecca Katz

How can the kitchen inspire those with cancer and other chronic health conditions to cook meals that enhance their health and well being while also caressing their taste buds? Hawthorn graduate and best-selling author Rebecca Katz (MHNE program 2007) joins us to share Connecting the Dots Between Food, Big Flavor, & Vibrant Health on Wednesday January 4th at 12 PM PST.

Rebecca has created a culinary tool kit from 16 years of experience working with thousands of people who have harnessed the power of yum to tackle many difficult aspects of disease.

This is a great learning opportunity as Rebecca shares how she developed her toolkit, authored 5 best selling books, and her role as consultant, public speaker, teacher and chef! 


A nationally-recognized culinary translator, author of 5 best selling books, and expert on the role of food in supporting optimal health, Rebecca Katz has a Masters of Science degree in Health and Nutrition Education from Hawthorn University, and received her culinary training from New York’s Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts.

As a consultant, speaker, teacher and chef, Rebecca is the Executive Chef for Emeritus for The Center for Mind-Body Medicine’s renowned Food as Medicine professional training in medical nutrition therapy, and consults for Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine’s premiere nutrition conference for health.

She is the founder of the Healing Kitchens Institute (http://www.commonweal.org/) at Commonweal, which trains healthcare professionals and interested cooks how to translate nutritional science directly to the plate through taste and flavor.

Rebecca Katz
MHNE Graduate 2007

Thursday, December 15, 2016

An Introduction to the Safe Use of Essential Oils – Part One with David Crow, L.Ac.

Interest in essential oils is growing rapidly, but there are many misconceptions and misunderstandings about how to use them safely and effectively. Knowing and following proper safety guidelines is critical, as incorrect usage can cause serious adverse reactions. Join us as we welcome David Crow, L.Ac., for An Introduction to the Safe Use of Essential Oils – Part One.  David Crow's webinar presentation is now available online to review:  http://hawthornuniversity.org/WEBINARS/Webinar-Archives/.

In this webinar David Crow will discuss various methods for incorporating essential oils safely for a wide range of uses, including:

Why plants produce essential oils, and why they are important for human health
Who should use essential oils, and who should not 
What they best for, and what don’t they treat 
Proper dilutions and methods of administration
Using aromatherapy during pregnancy and for children 
Interactions with medications

David Crow is an acupuncturist and herbalist with over thirty years experience. He is the author of several books, including In Search of the Medicine Buddha, a book about his studies of Tibetan and Ayurvedic medicine in the Himalayas. A well-known lecturer in the field of natural medicine, Mr. Crow’s work is largely focused on the synthesis of botanical medicine, ecology and spirituality. He is the founder of Floracopeia, a company that supports ecologically sustainable agriculture through the production of essential oils and aromatic treasures. For more information about David or Floracopeia visit their website: http://www.floracopeia.com.

David Crow, L.Ac.


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Mushrooms for Health and Flavor with Alison Gardner and Merry Winslow

Traditional Chinese medicine recognizes the medicinal qualities and health benefits of certain species of fungi. Western mycology is a notable discipline and Hawthorn University is pleased to welcome Alison Gardner and Merry Winslow to discuss Mushrooms for Health and Flavor. Alison and Merry's webinar recording is now available for review here:

http://hawthornuniversity.org/WEBINARS/Webinar-Archives/

Living in mushroom country of northern California, Alison Gardner and Merry Winslow have had the opportunity to explore the many ways fungi can contribute to the human diet. The simple act of walking in the forest in search of mushrooms has benefits to the heart and circulatory system similar to those of meditation.  The nutrients in wild (and cultivated) mushrooms such as shiitake, reishi, and cordyceps can contribute to a balanced diet and enhance the dining experience. Bringing home one’s foraged bounty to the family table has a certain joy in and of itself, and we know that health comes from a synthesis of physical mental and spiritual experiences. Join us as we explore the many ways in which the wonderful world of fungi contributes to the wellbeing of the planet, and ourselves.

When Merry Winslow met teacher’s aid Alison Gardner at Teresa Sholars’ “Mushrooms of the North Coast” identification course at College of the Redwoods, she convinced Alison that her culinary artistry deserved a cookbook, and their partnership was born. 

Alison Gardner was born in Santa Barbara, California, and moved north to the Mendocino coast with her family in 1969, at the age of 10. She learned her first mushrooms the next fall, from an “old-timer”, and has been an avid mushroom hunter and eater ever since. She has attended and teacher-aided for the local community college mushroom classes, as well as leading private mushroom tours. She started cooking meals regularly for the family at age 13, learning from her mother, a cousin and a neighbor. She took a commercial cooking class in high school, and worked in restaurants, and has done some catering. She is also a botanist and potter, and still resides on the Mendocino coast.

Alison’s book partner, Merry Winslow, also resides and forages in Mendocino and writes “When I first moved onto this land in Mendocino I found signs tacked to the trees: “No Mushroom Hunting! Violators will be prosecuted after our dogs are through with them!” I found the signs disturbing because of the hostility they projected, so I took them down. I was inspired, though, by the good foraging that the signs promised. For the first few years I lived here, I sought the wild edibles. I took many walks looking for mushrooms but never finding any I could recognize. Finally I took Teresa Sholars’ “Mushrooms of the North Coast” identification course at College of the Redwoods, and suddenly, I was SEEING mushrooms everywhere! Since then, I have found great quantities of edible mushrooms within a few miles of home. During that fateful class at C/R, I met Alison, who was the teacher’s aide. Every week she would bring delicious dishes to class, which she had made with wild mushrooms. I convinced her that her artistry deserved a cookbook. Hence this partnership was born, and she has provided us with so many excellent tasting experiences since then that writing this cookbook has been a culinary adventure of the finest sort.”


Alison Gardner and Merry Winslow

Authors: The Wild Mushroom Cookbook



Tuesday, November 29, 2016

All About Alumni presents Healing Meals: Nourishing the Community One Meal at a Time with Wendy Borden

Being diagnosed with cancer brings unique nutritional challenges. It is a time in life where there is a tremendous need for nourishment yet people often have a reduced capacity to provide healthy foods for themselves and their family. Wendy Borden, through her Revive & Thrive Project non-profit, is helping to change this.

Hawthorn University All About Alumni Graduate Webinar Series welcomes graduate Wendy Borden (MSHN 2014) for her presentation of Healing Meals: Nourishing the Community One Meal at a Time on Wednesday December 7th at 12 PM PST.

RSVP:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7132675244885768194

The Revive & Thrive Project is a non-profit that provides free meals to those with life-threatening illness such as cancer, simultaneously teaches teens valuable cooking and life skills, and promotes a vibrant local food system. Wendy will discuss starting a non-profit, the impact of the Revive & Thrive Project, and being an advocate for holistic nutrition.

Wendy Borden is committed to promoting health through nutrition. Wendy received her M.S. in Holistic Nutrition from Hawthorn University. In 2014 she founded the Revive and Thrive Project, a nonprofit in Grand Rapids Michigan and an affiliate partner of the Ceres Community Project. Wendy and is an advocate for holistic nutrition in a large medical community and is hopeful that we can create a culture of community where wholesome foods are not controversial, complicated or confusing, but where healthy eating is valued, supported and available to all.

Wendy Borden
MSHN program graduate 2014

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Cancer, Ecology, Permaculture & Healing with Dr. Jeanne M. Wallace

Cancer is not a mystery—not some foreign invader or genetic misfortune—that happens to an intrinsically healthy body. Rather, it’s a process the body purposefully engages in response to an unhealthy cellular and metabolic environment. If you missed Dr. Jeanne M. Wallace's presentation on Cancer, Ecology, Permaculture and Healing, you can now view the recording in the Hawthorn Webinar Archives:  http://www.hawthornuniversity.org/WEBINARS/Webinar-Archives/

Melding information from a wide variety of sources—ecology, permaculture, microbiology, functional nutrition, evolutionary medicine, sustainability, and systems biology Dr. Jeanne M. Wallace joins us on Hawthorn’s webinar series to offer a deeper understanding and a more effective means of helping those with cancer find the self-care strategies that foster healing.
Jeanne M. Wallace, PhD, CNC, is widely regarded as one of the nation’s most prominent experts in nutritional oncology. She is founder and executive director of Nutritional Solutions consulting group, which provides cutting-edge translational research in nutrition oncology and innovative, individually-tailored nutrition guidance to people with cancer and their families. Since 1997, the group has worked with thousands of individuals across the U.S. and abroad, offering consultations via phone, email and Skype. Dr. Wallace’s unique perspective draws upon decades of research and personal experience in functional nutrition, oncology, translational research, permaculture, ecology, systems biology, environmental medicine, sustainability and bau-biology.

She finds balance in her life herding ducks, foraging, observing natural systems, cooking from scratch, saving seeds and being utterly adored by two goofy Shiloh shepherds. The 1-acre permaculture food forest she designed and planted—site of retreat space Permaculture Solutions for Healing (PoSH)—thrives at 4,900 ft elevation in the foothills of the arid intermountain west. This edible paradise features 300+ varieties of perennial vegetables, medicinal and culinary herbs, edible flowers, heirloom fruits—like medlar, shipova, jujube, akebia, lingonberry—and cryptocrops (wild and semi-domesticated edibles). All grown using methods to optimize nutrient density.

Jeanne M. Wallace, PhD, CNC


Friday, October 28, 2016

Watch the Latest All About Alumni Webinar!

Hawthorn University All About Alumni Graduate Webinar Series welcomes graduate Erin Chamerlik (MHNE 2012) for her presentation of Building a Platform to Expand Your Influence and Adapt in a Changing Environment, now available for review in Hawthorn's All About Alumni Webinar Archives:  

http://hawthornuniversity.org/WEBINARS/All-About-Alumni-Archives/

You are now a graduate, or know that the moment is coming soon; what do you do now to get noticed?  What if you have moved to a new area and are now dealing with “red state” holistic health practice restrictions? These are common and important questions, and Hawthorn alumni, Erin Chamerlik, will be lending her expertise to help answer them.  Erin is a Hawthorn success story as she currently operates her own successful holistic business, Get Better Wellness.

Erin Chamerlik, MS, MT (ASCP) holds a Masters of Science Degree in Health and Nutrition Education from Hawthorn University. She earned her undergraduate degree from University of Wisconsin and completed a Medical Technology internship at Rockford Memorial Hospital, working in the field of hematology and chemistry.  

Erin is the founder of Get Better Wellness, Inc., a holistic nutrition education company in Nashville, TN. She is passionate about helping people Get Better through a systematic approach to healthy living involving nutrition, supplementation, essential oils and lifestyle choices. 

Erin delivers nutrition education through individual and group classes, consultations and coaching. She specializes in community education, using a straight-talking humorous style to help people sort through the confusing messages regarding nutrition to reach their optimal health and wellness goals. Erin calls herself "The Real Food Revivalist" and uses many avenues to bring the Real Food message to people everywhere.

Her website, http://www.GetBetterWellness.com is a great resource for articles, success stories, class or coaching information. Additionally, Erin records a regular podcast to iTunes called the Erin Chamerlik Show.


Erin Chamerlik, MS, MT (ASCP)
Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education Graduate 2012



Thursday, October 27, 2016

When the Root Cause is Mold with Dr. Ann Shippy, MD

Toxic mold can wreak havoc on your life, creating annoying to debilitating symptoms.  Dr. Ann Shippy will reveal the health dangers involved in household mold, how to get well, and how to identify if mold is the root cause of your symptoms. 
Hawthorn University welcomes Dr. Ann Shippy for her presentation When the Root Cause is Mold on Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 at 4 PM PST / 7 PM EST.

In this webinar Dr. Shippy will be discussing:

What is Toxic Mold and how it makes you sick
How to identify if you have mold toxins in your body
Steps to identify if you have toxic mold in your home and what to do if you do
Treatment protocol for getting mold out of your body

Dr. Ann Shippy creates extraordinary wellness using cutting-edge science, testing tools, and the latest genetic research to determine and treat root causes–not just the symptoms–of illness. When Dr. Shippy became frustrated that traditional medicine wasn’t able to solve her own health ailments, she left her 10-year career as an IBM engineer to adapt her skill-set to the world of medicine. Over the last 10+ years in medicine, Dr. Shippy has gained a considerable reputation for successfully diagnosing and treating patients, especially patients affected by mold.

Dr. Shippy’s interests and areas of expertise include infertility and pregnancy, autoimmunity, neurology, gastrointestinal disorders, detoxification, behavioral health and mold toxicity. Dr. Shippy is focused on increasing awareness and educating health care providers on mold related illnesses. She is currently writing a book, collecting data, developing teaching material for health care providers and launching a nonprofit to fund research in this area.

Pre-webinar news and announcements start 10 minutes early at 3:50 PM PST / 6:50 PM EST.


Dr. Ann Shippy, MD


Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Ancestral Psychiatry with Dr. Kelly Brogan, MD

How can we best understand our depression and anxiety from a holistic standpoint?  What are nutritional factors and non-medication interventions for the treatment of depressive and anxiety symptoms?  
We look to answer these questions and more when Hawthorn University welcomes Dr. Kelly Brogan for her presentation Ancestral Psychiatry.

The recording of Dr. Brogan's presentation is now available to watch here:

http://hawthornuniversity.org/WEBINARS/Webinar-Archives/

In this webinar participants will explore literature undermining safety and efficacy claims surrounding antidepressants with a focus on long-term outcomes and relapse risk.  They will gain familiarity with physiologic imbalances, modifiable through diet and lifestyle interventions that can manifest as depression and anxiety such as thyroid imbalance, dysglycemia, or food intolerance.  The theory and application of cytokine models of depression, and the relevance of the gut/brain axis will be discussed.  Participants will also learn about the evidence to support considerations of nutritional factors and non-medication interventions for the treatment of depressive and anxiety symptoms.

Kelly Brogan, M.D. is a Manhattan-based holistic women’s health psychiatrist, author of the book, A Mind of Your Own and co-editor of the landmark textbook, Integrative Therapies for Depression.  She completed her psychiatric training and fellowship at NYU Medical Center after graduating from Cornell University Medical College, and has a B.S. from MIT in Systems Neuroscience.  She is board certified in psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine, and integrative holistic medicine, and is specialized in a root-cause resolution approach to psychiatric syndromes and symptoms.  She is on the board of GreenMedInfo, Functional Medicine University, Pathways to Family Wellness, NYS Perinatal Association, Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation, Mindd Foundation, the peer-reviewed, indexed journal Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, and the Nicholas Gonzalez Foundation.  She is Medical Director for Fearless Parent and a founding member of Health Freedom Action.  She is a mother of two.

Dr. Kelly Brogan, MD

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Obesity and the Gut Microbiome with Tami Chu, MS

Have you wondered how your gut “bugs”, or microbes, compare to those of your ancestors?  Or if your gut inhabitants have more to do with your daily life than you had previously thought?

"Obesity and the Gut Microbiome", with presenter Tami Chu, is now available to review in Hawthorn University's Webinar Archives:

http://hawthornuniversity.org/WEBINARS/Webinar-Archives/

In this webinar, Tami talks about the gut microbiome as our own personal "pet", discusses the links to obesity, describes her own personal microbiome experiment, and then shows some potential lifestyle adjustments we can make to "stack the deck" in favor of leanness and overall health.

Tami Chu is a recent graduate of Hawthorn University's Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition program (MSHN).  She is a longtime educator with a second master's degree in Deaf Education.  While homeschooling her kids and raising chickens, she ran a local buyer's club and co-lead the Weston A. Price Foundation chapter in her area.  She currently teaches nutrition classes locally and hosts a brand new podcast called Organic Crumbs, all while starting her nutrition coaching business, Organic Crumbs Wellness. Tami’s podcast can be found at http://organiccrumbs.com/podcast.

Tami Chu, MS
Organic Crumbs Wellness

All About Alumni: Holistic Health and Fitness: Evolving Your Niche of Whole Health in a Red State with Megan Fisher, MS

Learn how an accomplished graduate and military wife evolved her holistic health business for each state she relocated to, including the “red states”.

Hawthorn University All About Alumni Graduate Webinar Series welcomes graduate Megan Fisher, MS (MSHN 2013) for her presentation of Holistic Health and Fitness: Evolving Your Niche of Whole Health in a Red State on Wednesday October 5th at 12 PM PST.

Megan Fisher, Founder of Horizon Holistic Health is here to share how she has overcome several obstacles of having a career in holistic health while being a military wife and living in red states. She will share how her business had to evolve for each state they moved to.

Megan Fisher, MS is a Holistic health educator with a degree in Holistic Nutrition from Hawthorn University. In 2013 Megan created Horizon Holistic Health, an online business in holistic health and fitness. Megan’s program educates women over the course of 12 weeks how to establish healthy eating patterns.  The program is designed for women who may have eating disorders or simply want to learn how to incorporate holistic health and fitness into their life. Megan also has a bachelor’s degree in exercise science, she is a certified personal trainer, certified holistic health coach, MOSSA Power instructor and teaches group fitness classes.

Megan is a military wife facing the challenges of moving and deployments. She has learned holistic nutrition can be practiced in red states, it just takes time and the understanding of how you can educate others. In addition, she has a 2-year-old daughter, 1 dog and 2 cats.

RSVP: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7153097572486629891

Megan Fisher, MS 
Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition program (MSHN) graduate, 2013

Friday, September 9, 2016

Holistic Nutrition in a Clinical Setting with HU Graduate Tracey Fox, NC - Recording Now Available!

Did you miss this week's All About Alumni graduate webinar?  Hawthorn graduate Tracey Fox is here to reveal how she’s succeeding practicing holistic nutrition in a state that restricts health care freedoms.  Hawthorn University All About Alumni Graduate Webinar Series welcomes graduate Tracey Fox, NC (NC 2011) for her presentation of Holistic Nutrition in a Clinical Setting: Making Lemonade Out of Lemons in North Carolina.  Tracey's webinar presentation is now available to view here:

http://hawthornuniversity.org/WEBINARS/All-About-Alumni-Archives/

Hawthorn Summa Cum Laude graduate Tracey Fox, NC, will demonstrate how she is able to work her passion while making a living in holistic nutrition in North Carolina - the most restrictive state in the country for health care freedoms.   Aligning with open-minded, integrative, and gifted doctors has allowed Tracey to do the work she loves, to design nutrition and lifestyle protocols for some extraordinary and critical cases that holistic nutrition rarely gets to impact…from Autism to Zellwinger’s and many disorders in between.

Tracey is the Director of Nutrition at Integra Wellness Center, North Carolina. She also sees patients of Integra Rehabilitation Physicians, and The Brain Restoration Clinic where she assists a team of doctors in providing nutritional counseling and lifestyle strategies to their patients. She also teaches classes on holistic health all over the country. Tracey is co-founder of Holistic Reboot, a very popular 5-week class series. She runs a virtual practice where geography is not a limitation to the people that she sees.  Tracey believes the foundation of good health comes from eating real foods based on a person’s biochemical individuality. Whole foods, stress reduction, and lifestyle management she feels are the foundations of optimal health.  

Tracey has appeared on many local Charlotte television and radio shows, as well as print media. She enjoys exercise in all forms, yoga, meditation, cooking, inventing recipes, reading, hiking, and exploring the farmer’s market.


Tracey Fox, NC
Nutrition Consultant Certificate Program Graduate, 2011

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Does Staying Out of the Sun Really Prevent Cancer? View the Webinar

Are you avoiding sun exposure altogether due to “heliophobia” (the fear of the sun, sunlight, or any bright light) because of conventional recommendations to reduce the risk of developing skin cancer Hawthorn University welcomes Dr. David Anderson for his presentation on Heliophobia and Vitamin D Deficiency: Does Staying out of the Sun Really Prevent Cancer?  Dr. Anderson's presentation is now available to view here:

Conventional medical recommendations have been heliophobic for many years, with many now avoiding sun exposure altogether in the belief that this can prevent skin cancer.  In this webinar, we’ll explore the science behind how the sun’s rays affect the body, especially as it relates to vitamin D, as well as the role vitamin D plays in cancer.  You’ll learn how to gauge your own need for sun and the proper times to expose your skin to maximize your vitamin D levels and minimize your risk for developing the most dangerous skin cancers.

Dr. David Anderson has practiced chiropractic and clinical nutrition for almost 20 years.  He is board certified in clinical nutrition and is on the Executive Committee of the Chiropractic Board of Clinical Nutrition.  He has taught post-doctoral seminars on nutrition and physiology, and now teaches full time at a local career college, focusing mostly on biomedical and business topics.  He has also been working with Hawthorn University’s Education Committees to update the master’s curricula.  Living in Minnesota, Dr. Anderson learned early on the consequences of vitamin D deficiency, and has worked diligently to educate his community and profession on the inability to gain true health without adequate levels of this key nutrient.


Dr. David Anderson

Executive Committee, Chiropractic Board of Clinical Nutrition


All About Alumni: Holistic Nutrition in a Clinical Setting with Tracey Fox, NC

Hawthorn graduate Tracey Fox is here to reveal how she’s succeeding practicing holistic nutrition in a state that restricts health care freedoms.

Hawthorn University All About Alumni Graduate Webinar Series welcomes graduate Tracey Fox, NC (NC 2011) for her presentation of Holistic Nutrition in a Clinical Setting: Making Lemonade Out of Lemons in North Carolina on Wednesday September 7th at 12 PM PST.

Hawthorn Summa Cum Laude graduate Tracey Fox, NC, will demonstrate how she is able to work her passion while making a living in holistic nutrition in North Carolina - the most restrictive state in the country for health care freedoms.   Aligning with open-minded, integrative, and gifted doctors has allowed Tracey to do the work she loves, to design nutrition and lifestyle protocols for some extraordinary and critical cases that holistic nutrition rarely gets to impact…from Autism to Zellwinger’s and many disorders in between.

Tracey is the Director of Nutrition at Integra Wellness Center, North Carolina. She also sees patients of Integra Rehabilitation Physicians, and The Brain Restoration Clinic where she assists a team of doctors in providing nutritional counseling and lifestyle strategies to their patients. She also teaches classes on holistic health all over the country. Tracey is co-founder of Holistic Reboot, a very popular 5-week class series. She runs a virtual practice where geography is not a limitation to the people that she sees.  Tracey believes the foundation of good health comes from eating real foods based on a person’s biochemical individuality. Whole foods, stress reduction, and lifestyle management she feels are the foundations of optimal health.  

Tracey has appeared on many local Charlotte television and radio shows, as well as print media. She enjoys exercise in all forms, yoga, meditation, cooking, inventing recipes, reading, hiking, and exploring the farmer’s market.



Tracey Fox, NC
Nutrition Consultant program Graduate 2011

Thursday, August 25, 2016

All About Alumni - Presentations by Hawthorn Graduates




Hawthorn University presents an afternoon interview series featuring stories from Hawthorn Graduates. Listen live as alumni share their successes. Join us online the 1st Wednesday of the month at noon PT. Sign the University's mailing list for information on upcoming presentations.

Coming up on September 7, 2016

Hawthorn Summa Cum Laude graduate Tracey Fox, NC makes a living practicing her passion for holistic nutrition in North Carolina, one of the most restrictive state in the country for health care freedoms.   Aligning with open-minded, integrative, and gifted doctors has allowed Tracey to do the work that she loves, and to design nutrition and lifestyle protocols for some extraordinary and critical cases using holistic nutrition. Listen to her live at noon pacific time on 9/7/2016.



Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Nutritional and Herbal Support for Peri-menopause and Menopause

Transition through menopause without the use of hormone replacement therapy.  Donna Wild will present an endocrine bolstering diet and herbs that support a smooth transition. 
 
Hawthorn University welcomes back Donna Wild for the webinar Menopause Naturally on Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 at 4 PM PST / 7 PM EST.

This webinar covers nutritional and herbal support for conditions associated with peri-menopause and menopause including:

·   Estrogen dominance
·   Depression
·   Osteoporosis
·   Hot flashes
·   Night sweats
·   Vaginal dryness
·   Heart health

For more than 30 years Donna Wild has studied, practiced and taught holistic health to doctors and laymen. In the process, she has written, published, broadcasted and lectured extensively on natural restorative methods for human and animal health. In 2012, Ms. Wild wrote The Skin, Tongue and Nails Speak: Observational Signs of Nutritional Deficiencies. Currently Ms. Wild owns and runs Unique Perspective in Loveland, Colorado where she has a private practice, working as a consultant, lecturer and author. In her backyard, Donna raises laying hens and honey bees and lovingly tends to her organic vegetable, fruit and herb gardens. 

Pre-webinar news and announcements start 10 minutes early at 3:50 PM PST / 6:50 PM EST.



Donna Wild

Monday, August 1, 2016

All About Alumni: Happily Hungry - The Road to Building an Integrative Holistic Nutrition Program for Children Affected by Cancer and Chronic Conditions with Danielle Cook, MS

When it comes to the treatment of cancer in children, it is important to know how to recognize when an opportunity might present itself, how to identify a need and how to act upon providing solutions for a problem. Such is the story of Danielle Cook’s journey in creating a unique program for children undergoing cancer treatment, including their families and caregivers.

Hawthorn University All About Alumni Graduate Webinar Series welcomes graduate Danielle Cook, MS (MSHN 2014) for her presentation of Happily Hungry: The Road to Building an Integrative Holistic Nutrition Program for Children Affected by Cancer and Chronic Conditions on Wednesday August 3rd at 12 PM PST.

Danielle Cook, MS is an author (Happily Hungry: Smart Recipes for Kids with Cancer), educator and the founder of an outstanding nutrition program. Join the webinar as she discusses how the life-changing experience of her son’s cancer diagnosis drove her to go back to school, obtain her degree from Hawthorn University in Holistic Nutrition and create an integrative nutrition program. She will share how she juggled multiple presentations in differing venues and how she refocused efforts to create a more effective program. She’ll also share the cornerstones of making her program a success, discuss the logistical challenges and how she has adjusted the program over time to fit new environments. Her story will resonate as the proverbial “when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade” with constructive, practical, real-life experience from which there is much to learn. More about Danielle’s program can be found at http://www.happilyhungry.com.



Danielle Cook, MS 
MSHN Graduate 2014

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Fertility, Pre and Postnatal Nutrition with Donna Wild

For women and their babies, food and nutrient support is very important during the delicate time from fertility, through pregnancy, to postpartum care.  Hawthorn University welcomes back Donna Wild for a webinar on Fertility, Pre and Postnatal Nutrition on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 at 4 PM PST / 7 PM EST. Donna Wild discusses nutrient-related birth defects, lactation support,  and nutritional and herbal protocols for common conditions experienced during and after pregnancy.

For more than 30 years Donna Wild has studied, practiced and taught holistic health to doctors and laymen. In the process, she has written, published, broadcasted and lectured extensively on natural restorative methods for human and animal health. In 2012, Ms. Wild wrote The Skin, Tongue and Nails Speak: Observational Signs of Nutritional Deficiencies. Currently Ms. Wild owns and runs Unique Perspective in Loveland, Colorado where she has a private practice, working as a consultant, lecturer and author. In her backyard, Donna raises laying hens and honey bees and lovingly tends to her organic vegetable, fruit and herb gardens. 

Pre-webinar news and announcements start 10 minutes early at 3:50 PM PST / 6:50 PM EST.


Donna Wild, Unique Perspective


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Fertility, Prenatal and Postnatal Nutrition

Donna Wild, author of the book, The Skin, Tongue and Nails Speak: Observational Signs of Nutritional Deficiencies will offer her unique perspective on Fertility, Prenatal and Postnatal Nutrition in a webinar that focuses on foods and nutrients that support a woman and her baby. Nutritional and herbal protocols for common conditions experienced during and after pregnancy will be discussed. Join us on August 2nd at 4 pm (pacific) as Donna discusses the delicate time from fertility, through pregnancy, to postpartum care.

Join Hawthorn’s mailing list by clicking HERE and get an email invitation and link to all upcoming Hawthorn University Health and Holistic Nutrition Webinars.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Cookbook giveaway!

Hawthorn University student and professional chef Elizabeth Howes takes inspiration from the super-popular Burmese tea leaf salad to create innovative dishes perfectly suited for America’s farm-to-table ingredients in her first cookbook! Elizabeth is enrolled in the Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition Program at Hawthorn.
Bursting with bold flavors, hearty ingredients, crunchy textures and brilliant colors—the salads in this book are a feast for your senses. The Modern Salad serves up protein- and superfood-rich recipes that are artfully presented in a deconstructed format, including:
• The Charcuterie Board Salad with Mustard-Maple Vinaigrette
• Grilled Peach and Corn Salad with Lemongrass-Shallot Vinaigrette (YUM!)
• Rainbow Carrot and Crispy Pita Salad with Coriander Vinaigrette
• Summer Fig and Caramelized Onion Salad with Aged Balsamic Reduction
• Grilled Calamari Salad with Spicy Kimchi Vinaigrette
• Masala Chai Braised Pork and Garlic Udon Salad

For a chance to win a copy of the book, visit and enter the giveaway here:



Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Holistic Detoxification: How to Create a Healthy Home Which Supports Healing with Lucinda Curran

Detoxify your home environment to inspire a healing space. Building Biologist and Chinese medicine practitioner, Lucinda Curran is keenly aware of the impact that our built environments (homes, schools and workplaces) have on our health. During this webinar Lucinda will identify potential hazards in the home and offer solutions. Hawthorn University welcomes Lucinda Curran for Holistic Detoxification: How to Create a Healthy Home Which Supports Healing on Tuesday, July 19th, 2016 at 4 PM PST / 7 PM EST.

Driven by passion and motivated by personal experience, Lucinda Curran endeavours to help people make informed choices, provide viable solutions and make the world safer for all who dwell here. She deftly combines her knowledge as a Chinese medicine practitioner with her training and skills as a Building Biologist to work with people to create a healthy built environment that doesn’t diminish their health. Lucinda devotes her time to preventing and assisting those with environmental sensitivities (health issues related to the built environment). She is passionate about empowering people around the globe to improve their health by addressing their environment and hosts the Environmental Sensitivities Symposium.

Pre-webinar news and announcements start 10 minutes early at 3:50 PM PST / 6:50 PM EST.

RSVP:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4497438340127299843

Lucinda Curran


Wednesday, June 29, 2016

All About Alumni: Nutrient Dense Foods in a Nutrient Deficient World with Autumn Smith, MS

Are you looking to grow your holistic nutrition business and bring more nutrient dense options to the masses? That is exactly what Hawthorn Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition graduate (MSHN 2015) Autumn Smith and her team have done with her million dollar business Paleovalley.  Hawthorn University All About Alumni Graduate Webinar Series welcomes Autumn Smith, MS for her presentation of Nutrient Dense Foods in a Nutrient Deficient World.

The recording of Autumn's presentation is now available at http://www.hawthornuniversity.org/WEBINARS/All-About-Alumni-Archives/.

Autumn Smith graduated Summa cum Laude from the Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition program at Hawthorn University in 2015. Autumn has been a health enthusiast and wellness warrior her entire life.  She danced professionally, became a certified yoga instructor, and worked as a fitness trainer. During her fitness career she grew frustrated that exercise was not effective in restoring radiant health for some of her clients. This ignited her passion and interest in the study of holistic nutrition. Autumn founded Paleovalley, a holistic wellness website with her husband in 2013. Paleovalley’s mission is to disseminate information, organic food products, and high quality food-based supplements based on the principles of the paleo diet with 100 million people worldwide in order to restore vibrant health.  


Autumn Smith, MS

Case Studies Webinar - Using Nutrition in Clinical Practice: Approaches and Outcomes with Dr. Bianca Garilli, ND

Listen to case studies from Dr. Bianca Garilli’s practice as a naturopathic doctor as she demonstrates using holistic nutrition to prevent and work with chronic diseases. Dr. Garilli addresses issues such as childhood ADHD, cardiovascular disease, and immune system support.
 
Hawthorn University welcomes back faculty member Dr. Bianca Garilli, ND for a Case Studies Webinar - Using Nutrition in Clinical Practice:  Approaches and Outcomes on Tuesday, July 5th, 2016 at 4 PM PST / 7 PM EST.

In the case studies presented, therapeutics will focus on the importance of an individualized holistic nutritional approach and highlight the value of nutrition in chronic disease prevention and treatment.   Dr. Garilli will explore information gathering techniques, considerations for follow up lab work, nutritional supplementation, and the importance of understanding when and how to make referrals to appropriate healthcare professionals.

Bianca Garilli is a former US Marine. She runs a private practice in Folsom, California where she specializes in treating and preventing chronic disease states through a personalized lifestyle approach including nutrition, exercise, botanical medicine and homeopathy. 

She consults with nutritional supplement companies and integrative medical clinics.  Dr. Garilli is a member of the faculty at Hawthorn University and President for the CA Chapter of the Children’s Heart Foundation.   She lives in Northern California with her husband, children and their four backyard chickens.

Pre-webinar news and announcements start 10 minutes early at 3:50 PM PST / 6:50 PM EST.



Dr. Bianca Garilli, ND


Friday, June 24, 2016

What's Ailing Your Gut? SIBO May Be the Culprit!

Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopath's presentation of What's Ailing Your Gut? SIBO May Be the Culprit! is now available for review at the link below. What puts you at risk for SIBO? SIBO, or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, has been shown to have a negative effect on the small bowel, healthy digestion, nutrient absorption, and can lead to leaky gut and a number of other symptoms.  Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopath, will delve into what SIBO is, the primary cause, and the importance of a SIBO diet.  Glen will also discuss a simple home assessment and additional testing options and addressing SIBO naturally as opposed to treating it with antibiotics, overcoming SIBO protocol.

Glen Depke holds degrees as a Traditional Naturopath, a Bachelor of Science in Natural Health, and a diploma in Professional Holistic Iridology. He has additional training in the Kalish method assessing the three main body systems, emotional freedom technique (EFT), Metabolic Typing, traditional Chinese assessments, 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 review the webinar recording, click the following link:


Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopath

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Upcoming: Case Studies Webinar

Attention advanced students, graduates and health professionals! Join Hawthorn Faculty Member Bianca Garilli, ND on July 5th at 4 pm (Pacific) on Using Nutrition in Clinical Practice:  Approaches and Outcomes. 

This Hawthorn webinar presents multiple case studies from Dr. Garilli’s practice including childhood ADHD, cardiovascular disease, and immune system support cases.  She will focus on the importance of individualized holistic nutritional approach and highlight the value of nutrition in chronic disease prevention and treatment.  Additionally, Dr. Garilli will explore information gathering techniques, considerations for follow up lab work, nutritional supplementation, and importance of understanding when and how to make referrals to appropriate healthcare professionals. 


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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

What's Ailing Your Gut? SIBO May Be The Culprit with Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopath

What puts you at risk for SIBO? SIBO, or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, has been shown to have a negative effect on the small bowel, healthy digestion, nutrient absorption, and can lead to leaky gut and a number of other symptoms.  Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopath, will delve into what SIBO is, the primary cause, and the importance of a SIBO diet.  Glen will also discuss a simple home assessment and additional testing options and addressing SIBO naturally as opposed to treating it with antibiotics, overcoming SIBO protocol. 

Hawthorn University Holistic Health and Nutrition Webinar Series welcomes Hawthorn faculty advisor Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopath, for his presentation of What's Ailing Your Gut?  SIBO May Be The Culprit on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 4 PM PST / 7 PM EST.

Glen Depke holds degrees as a Traditional Naturopath, a Bachelor of Science in Natural Health, and a diploma in Professional Holistic Iridology. He has additional training in the Kalish method assessing the three main body systems, emotional freedom technique (EFT), Metabolic Typing, traditional Chinese assessments, 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.

Join us 10 minutes early at 3:50 PM PST / 6:50 PM EST for our pre-webinar Holistic Heath News updates and announcements segment.



Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopath
www.depkewellness.com


Wednesday, June 8, 2016

How a Holistic Nutrition Professional Manages a Successful Website

Did you happen to miss the latest All About Alumni presentation with graduate Jenny Yelle, MS on Designing and Managing a Successful Website?  The webinar recording is now available for you to view or review in Hawthorn University's All About Alumni Archives (link below).  Learn to create a holistic health and nutrition website and attract an online presence for your business! Jenny Yelle, founder and author of the popular website http://www.AuNaturaleNutrition.com, shares what it takes to attract a loyal online audience. She’ll give us a tour of her website and shows how she promotes holistic health information and whole-food recipes. Jenny will also discuss website design and layout.

Hawthorn University All About Alumni Graduate Webinar Series welcomes Hawthorn Masters in Health and Nutrition Education (MHNE) graduate Jenny Yelle, MS for her presentation of Designing and Managing a Successful Website: Au Naturale Nutrition.

Jenny Yelle, MS, is a Holistic Wellness Educator with a degree in Health and Nutrition Education from Hawthorn University. Jenny brings glamour to the realm of holistic wellness and believes in taking a nutritional approach to beauty and aging gracefully. Her wish is that everyone can feel and look beautiful, and live a beautiful, vibrant life simply by using the power of nutrient-rich foods and living a natural lifestyle. Radiating Beautiful Health!

Jenny is also the founder of the popular website Au Naturale Nutrition, where she shares her delicious whole-food recipes and healthy living articles. Jenny lives in the Nashville, TN, area with her husband. Together they have raised two children. Jenny enjoys yoga, community volunteer work, and is an avid tennis player.


Jenny Yelle, MS
Hawthorn University Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education Graduate, 2015


Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Mind, Body, Spirit, Planet: What is Holistic Health? with Nishanga Bliss, DSc, LAc

What does holistic health or holistic nutrition really mean?  Join Nishanga for a thought-provoking exploration of the meaning of holism, a historical perspective on the world’s traditional healing systems and a look at the evolution of our modern paradigms of health and the body.  A journey from the microcosm to the macrocosm, this webinar will inform your holistic health practice and enable you to speak more meaningfully to your clients about what you offer as a holistic nutrition professional.
Learning objectives:
Define holism and holistic health
Understand the basic principles of holistic health
Describe the prehistoric and historic development of medicine, including nutritional science
Compare several paradigms of medicine and healing
Articulate an ethos of practice for holistic nutrition

Hawthorn University Holistic Health and Nutrition Webinar Series welcomes alumni Nishanga Bliss, D.Sc., L.Ac., for her presentation of Mind, Body, Spirit, Planet: What is Holistic Health? on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 4 PM PST / 7 PM EST.

Nishanga Bliss, D.Sc., L.Ac., is a holistic doctor with over 20 years of experience integrating Chinese and Western medicine with holistic nutrition. A Hawthorn graduate, she teaches and practices at the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College and Bauman College in Berkeley.  Her book, Real Food All Year, came out in 2012.  To find out more about her philosophy on living and eating well, check out her recent interview in Edible East Bay:

Join us 10 minutes early at 3:50 PM PST / 6:50 PM EST for our pre-webinar Holistic Heath News updates and announcements segment.


Nishanga Bliss, DSc, LAc

Thursday, May 26, 2016

All About Alumni: Designing & Managing a Successful Website: Au Naturale Nutrition with Jenny Yelle, MS

Learn to create a holistic health and nutrition website and attract an online presence for your business! Jenny Yelle, founder and author of the popular website http://www.AuNaturaleNutrition.com, shares what it takes to attract a loyal online audience. She’ll give us a tour of her website and shows how she promotes holistic health information and whole-food recipes. Jenny will also discuss website design and layout. Hawthorn University All About Alumni Graduate Webinar Series welcomes Hawthorn Masters in Health and Nutrition Education (MHNE) graduate Jenny Yelle, MS for her presentation of Designing and Managing a Successful Website:  Au Naturale Nutrition on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 12 PM PST / 3 PM EST.

Jenny Yelle, MS, is a Holistic Wellness Educator with a degree in Health and Nutrition Education from Hawthorn University. Jenny brings glamour to the realm of holistic wellness and believes in taking a nutritional approach to beauty and aging gracefully. Her wish is that everyone can feel and look beautiful, and live a beautiful, vibrant life simply by using the power of nutrient-rich foods and living a natural lifestyle. Radiating Beautiful Health!

Jenny is also the founder of the popular website Au Naturale Nutrition, where she shares her delicious whole-food recipes and healthy living articles. Jenny lives in the Nashville, TN, area with her husband. Together they have raised two children. Jenny enjoys yoga, community volunteer work, and is an avid tennis player.



Jenny Yelle, MS
Hawthorn University MHNE program graduate.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Miss Genetic and Epigenetic Influences on the Development and Treatment of ADHD?

Did you happen to miss the live presentation of Genetic and Epigenetic Influences on the Development and Treatment of ADHD with Dr. Bianca Garilli, ND?  The webinar recording is now available for viewing at the link below.  Approximately 11% of US children ages 4-17 years old have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD.  Most are treated with stimulant medication often combined with behavioral therapy.  The goal of this lecture is to view the development of ADHD from a genetic and epigenetic perspective and to review the data supporting a lifestyle modification and nutritional approach in the treatment of ADHD.  Genetics may contribute to the etiology of ADHD and its related conditions but epigenetic factors have the potential to influence the expression of the genes and thus optimize potential outcomes.     

Hawthorn University Holistic Health and Nutrition Webinar Series welcomes Hawthorn faculty member Dr. Bianca Garilli, ND for her presentation of Genetic and Epigenetic Influences on the Development and Treatment of ADHD.

In this presentation by Dr. Garilli you will:
1. Understand the genetic basis for ADHD and co-morbid conditions;
2. Review the role of environment on the expression of genes and the interaction of these epigenetic factors on the development of ADHD;
3. Present the research and clinical data supporting epigenetic interventions in the treatment of ADHD;
4. Discuss practical implementation of a personalized lifestyle modification and nutritional approach in children with ADHD which support optimal outcomes for each individual.

Bianca Garilli is a former US Marine turned Naturopathic Doctor.  She runs a private practice in Folsom, California where she specializes in treating and preventing chronic disease states through a personalized lifestyle approach including nutrition, exercise, botanical medicine and homeopathy.

In addition to private practice, she consults with nutritional supplement companies and integrative medical clinics on case studies, professional consultations and educational program development.  Dr. Garilli is a member of the faculty at Hawthorn University and President for the CA Chapter of the Children’s Heart Foundation.  Dr. Garilli lives in Northern California with her husband, children and their four backyard chickens.

View the full webinar recording here:  http://www.hawthornuniversity.org/WEBINARS/WEBINAR-Archives/


Dr. Bianca Garilli, ND

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Genetic and Epigenetic Influences on the Development and Treatment of ADHD with Dr. Bianca Garilli, ND

Approximately 11% of US children ages 4-17 years old have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD.  Most are treated with stimulant medication often combined with behavioral therapy.  The goal of this lecture is to view the development of ADHD from a genetic and epigenetic perspective and to review the data supporting a lifestyle modification and nutritional approach in the treatment of ADHD.  Genetics may contribute to the etiology of ADHD and its related conditions but epigenetic factors have the potential to influence the expression of the genes and thus optimize potential outcomes.     
Hawthorn University Holistic Health and Nutrition Webinar Series welcomes Hawthorn faculty member Dr. Bianca Garilli, ND for her presentation of Genetic and Epigenetic Influences on the Development and Treatment of ADHD on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 4 PM PST / 7 PM EST.

In this presentation by Dr. Garilli you will:
1. Understand the genetic basis for ADHD and co-morbid conditions;
2. Review the role of environment on the expression of genes and the interaction of these epigenetic factors on the development of ADHD;
3. Present the research and clinical data supporting epigenetic interventions in the treatment of ADHD;
4. Discuss practical implementation of a personalized lifestyle modification and nutritional approach in children with ADHD which support optimal outcomes for each individual.

Bianca Garilli is a former US Marine turned Naturopathic Doctor.  She runs a private practice in Folsom, California where she specializes in treating and preventing chronic disease states through a personalized lifestyle approach including nutrition, exercise, botanical medicine and homeopathy.
In addition to private practice, she consults with nutritional supplement companies and integrative medical clinics on case studies, professional consultations and educational program development.  Dr. Garilli is a member of the faculty at Hawthorn University and President for the CA Chapter of the Children’s Heart Foundation.  Dr. Garilli lives in Northern California with her husband, children and their four backyard chickens.

Join us 10 minutes early at 3:50 PM PST / 6:50 PM EST for our pre-webinar Holistic Heath News updates and announcements segment.


Bianca Garilli, ND


Friday, May 6, 2016

Did You Miss Rethinking Osteoporosis 2016?

Did you miss the live presentation of Rethinking Osteoporosis 2016 with Dr. Susan E. Brown?  If so the recording is now available to review in Hawthorn University's webinar archives.  Visit the link below to watch the webinar, along with many other webinars in the archives.  It’s time to rethink what we have heard about osteoporosis with Dr. Susan Brown! This presentation encourages critical new rethinking of old assumptions about bone health and bone weakness, provides new insights into the nature and mechanisms of osteoporosis and osteopenia, and instills an appreciation for a comprehensive, whole-body approach to osteoporosis prevention and treatment.  Hawthorn University Holistic Health and Nutrition Webinar Series presents Rethinking Osteoporosis 2016: What’s New and Clinically Relevant with Dr. Susan E. Brown, PhD, CNS.

A medical anthropologist and certified nutritionist, Dr. Susan E. Brown has consulted widely on socioeconomic, cultural, educational and health issues. She has taught in North and South American universities and has authored numerous academic and popular articles.

Dr. Brown received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1972 and is the recipient of two Fulbright-Hays Scholar Awards, and an Organization of American States Research Fellowship. She is also a member of Sigma Xi, the honorary Scientific Research Organization of North America. 

Currently, Dr. Brown directs the Better Bones Foundation and the Center for Better Bones in Syracuse, NY, conducting primary research, lectures on osteoporosis prevention and reversal, and teaching the use of a holistic, natural program for the regeneration of bone health. The Center for Better Bones provides consulting, education, research, and lecture services for health professionals and the public. Since 2008, Dr. Brown has partnered with Women’s Health Network in Portland, ME, to create the world’s most informative bone health website, http://www.betterbones.com.

Dr. Susan E. Brown, PhD, CNS


Friday, April 29, 2016

All About Alumni: Breaking Into the World of Health and Wellness with Tarah Chieffi

Even after you’ve discovered that you want to spend your life helping others find true health and wellness, the vast number of career paths can seem overwhelming! After deciding to return to school to receive her master’s degree at Hawthorn University, HU graduate Tarah Chieffi didn’t know exactly what she wanted to do when she graduated. Tarah just knew she had a passion for nutrition and inspiring others to be healthier. There are many health and wellness careers to choose from, and in this presentation you will learn the steps you can take right now, even while you are still in school, to home in one your career path and get noticed in the world of health and wellness.

Hawthorn University’s All About Alumni Graduate Webinar Series welcomes Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education graduate (2015) Tarah Chieffi for Breaking Into the World of Health and Wellness, Wednesday, May 4th at 12 PM PST / 3 PM EST.

Tarah Chieffi is a writer, health and fitness fanatic and nutrition educator in the Louisville and Southern Indiana area. Her first book, The Everything Paleo Pregnancy Book, is available through Amazon and in bookstores nationwide. On her blog, What I Gather, she shares real food recipes and healthy living tips and her group and one-on-one coaching focuses on real, minimally processed foods. She is a freelance contributor for local and national publications, including Southern Indiana Fitness Source and POPSUGAR. You can learn more at http://www.whatigather.com.


The Hawthorn University All About Alumni Graduate Webinar Series is presented on the first Wednesday of each month at 12 PM PST / 3 PM EST.


Tarah Chieffi, MHNE Graduate 2015

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Rethinking Osteoporosis 2016: What’s New and Clinically Relevant with Dr. Susan E. Brown, PhD, CNS

It’s time to rethink what we have heard about osteoporosis with Dr. Susan Brown! This presentation will encourage critical new rethinking of old assumptions about bone health and bone weakness, provide new insights into the nature and mechanisms of osteoporosis and osteopenia, and instill an appreciation for a comprehensive, whole-body approach to osteoporosis prevention and treatment.  

Hawthorn University Holistic Health and Nutrition Webinar Series presents Rethinking Osteoporosis 2016: What’s New and Clinically Relevant with Dr. Susan E. Brown, PhD, CNS, Tuesday May 3rd, 2016 at 4 PM PST / 7 PM EST.

A medical anthropologist and certified nutritionist, Dr. Susan E. Brown has consulted widely on socioeconomic, cultural, educational and health issues. She has taught in North and South American universities and has authored numerous academic and popular articles.

Dr. Brown received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1972 and is the recipient of two Fulbright-Hays Scholar Awards, and an Organization of American States Research Fellowship. She is also a member of Sigma Xi, the honorary Scientific Research Organization of North America. 

Currently, Dr. Brown directs the Better Bones Foundation and the Center for Better Bones in Syracuse, NY, conducting primary research, lectures on osteoporosis prevention and reversal, and teaching the use of a holistic, natural program for the regeneration of bone health. The Center for Better Bones provides consulting, education, research, and lecture services for health professionals and the public. Since 2008, Dr. Brown has partnered with Women’s Health Network in Portland, ME, to create the world’s most informative bone health website, http://www.betterbones.com.

Join us 10 minutes early at 3:50 PM PST / 6:50 PM EST for our pre-webinar Holistic Heath News updates and announcements segment.


Dr. Susan E. Brown, PhD, CNS


Thursday, April 21, 2016

Miss Physical Observations of Nutrient Deficiencies Part 2?

Did you miss part two of Donna Wild's presentation on Physical Observations of Nutrient Deficiencies:  Skin, Nails and Tongue? It is now available for you to view in our webinar archives at the link below. Fingernails and skin can be a potent indicator of a client's nutritional status.  Ridges, spots and other abnormalities of the nails are reflective of certain diseases and nutritional deficiencies.  Help your clients have healthy nails and skin with an improvement of their overall health. 

This webinar covers:
the physiology of the nails as a assessment tool;
specific nutritional deficiencies contributing to abnormalities in the nails;
skin signs and other symptoms for each nutrient deficient;
food sources and properties of the individual nutrients;
specific nutritional, herbal and dietary recommendations to support the respective underlying dystrophy.
  
Hawthorn University Holistic Health and Nutrition Webinar Series presents Physical Observations of Nutrient Deficiencies:  Skin, Nails and Tongue:  Part 2 with Donna Wild.

For more than 30 years Donna Wild has studied, practiced and taught holistic health to doctors and laymen. In the process, she has written, published, broadcasted and lectured extensively on natural restorative methods for human and animal health. In 2012, the book Ms. Wild wrote and titled The Skin, Tongue and Nails Speak: Observational Signs of Nutritional Deficiencies was published and released. Currently Ms. Wild owns and runs Unique Perspective in Loveland, Colorado where she has a private practice, working as a consultant, lecturer and author. In her backyard, Donna raises laying hens and honey bees and lovingly tends to her organic vegetable, fruit and herb gardens.

View the recording (as well as part one) here: http://hawthornuniversity.org/WEBINARS/WEBINAR-Archives/

Donna Wild

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Physical Observations of Nutrient Deficiencies: Skin, Nails and Tongue: Part 2 with Donna Wild

Fingernails and skin can be a potent indicator of a client's nutritional status.  Ridges, spots and other abnormalities of the nails are reflective of certain diseases and nutritional deficiencies.  Help your clients have healthy nails and skin with an improvement of their overall health.  This webinar will cover:

the physiology of the nails as a assessment tool;
specific nutritional deficiencies contributing to abnormalities in the nails;
skin signs and other symptoms for each nutrient deficient;
food sources and properties of the individual nutrients;
specific nutritional, herbal and dietary recommendations to support the respective underlying dystrophy.

Hawthorn University Holistic Health and Nutrition Webinar Series presents Physical Observations of Nutrient Deficiencies:  Skin, Nails and Tongue:  Part 2 with Donna Wild, Tuesday April 19th, 2016 at 4 PM PST / 7 PM EST.

For more than 30 years Donna Wild has studied, practiced and taught holistic health to doctors and laymen. In the process, she has written, published, broadcasted and lectured extensively on natural restorative methods for human and animal health. In 2012, the book Ms. Wild wrote and titled The Skin, Tongue and Nails Speak: Observational Signs of Nutritional Deficiencies was published and released. Currently Ms. Wild owns and runs Unique Perspective in Loveland, Colorado where she has a private practice, working as a consultant, lecturer and author. In her backyard, Donna raises laying hens and honey bees and lovingly tends to her organic vegetable, fruit and herb gardens.

Join us 10 minutes early at 3:50 PM PST / 6:50 PM EST for our pre-webinar announcements segment and interview with Donna Wild.

RSVP: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8306862398800503556

Donna Wild



Thursday, April 7, 2016

Did You Miss Physical Observations of Nutrient Deficiencies: Skin, Nails and Tongue?

Did you miss Donna Wild's webinar presentation Physical Observations of Nutrient Deficiencies: Skin, Nails and Tongue - Part One?  The webinar recording is now available for you to review, just follow the link below.  Did you know that looking closely at the tongue can be a very helpful health assessment tool?  Subtle changes in the color, shape or coating of the tongue can reveal specific dystrophy of tissue, organs or systems in the body. Even cracks, fissures and dimples on the tongue’s surface can disclose subclinical deficiencies and conditions before they become full blown health problems. 

This webinar focuses on the tongue and covers:
The physiology of the tongue as a diagnostic instrument;
Specific nutritional deficiencies contributing to abnormalities in the tongue; 
Other signs and symptoms of nutrient deficiency;
Food sources and properties of individual nutrients;
Specific nutritional, herbal and dietary recommendations to support underlying dystrophy.
  
For more than 30 years Donna Wild has studied, practiced and taught holistic health to doctors and laymen. In the process, she has written, published, broadcasted and lectured extensively on natural restorative methods for human and animal health. In 2012, the book Ms. Wild wrote and titled The Skin, Tongue and Nails Speak: Observational Signs of Nutritional Deficiencies was published and released. Currently Ms. Wild owns and runs Unique Perspective in Loveland, Colorado where she has a private practice, working as a consultant, lecturer and author. In her backyard, Donna raises laying hens and honey bees and lovingly tends to her organic vegetable, fruit and herb gardens.


Donna Wild


Friday, April 1, 2016

All About Alumni: Helping Youth Achieve a Healthy Weight with Holistic Nutrition with Laurie Ellis

Hawthorn University invites MHNE program graduate Laurie Ellis for the All About Alumni presentation Helping Youth Achieve a Healthy Weight with Holistic Nutrition, Wednesday April 6th, 2016 at 12 PM PST / 3 PM EST. Join Laurie and learn how she blended holistic nutrition into her nursing career to develop an effective pediatric weight management program. Find out how this program became adopted as a state wide obesity treatment program in Wyoming, and how Laurie plans to help other rural states utilize the program.

Laurie Ellis is a health and nutrition educator. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing at the University of Wyoming and recently earned a master’s degree in health and nutrition education from Hawthorn University. Laurie has twenty-six years of experience as a health educator. Fifteen of these years have been working with the pediatric population.

Laurie has enjoyed a wide variety of accomplishments during her twenty-six year career as a health educator. She has developed a variety of disease management programs, and health and wellness programs.

Laurie is becoming a leader in the field of childhood obesity and promotion of healthy weight children in Wyoming. She first worked with teens who had weight related health issues in the late 1980’s. Since then she has developed several programs that helps youth attain a healthier weight and/or promote a healthy weight.

Laurie Ellis is the founder of Positive Patterns for Life, LLC, a company dedicated to promoting a greater quality of life via health and nutrition education. Information about services provided by this company and contact information for Laurie can be found at http://PositivePatternsforLife.com.


Laurie Ellis, MHNE Graduate