Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Grassroots Advocacy and Public Policy with Jonathan Posey

Holistic Practitioners benefit by understanding how legislation may affect the ability to practice.  Jonathan Posey is a state and federal lobbyist with a focus on healthcare, specifically food and nutrition policy. He will show us the tools needed to become more involved in the political process. No prerequisite knowledge required, just your desire to create positive change in the field of holistic nutrition. 

Join Jonathan for Grassroots Advocacy and Public Policy. Jonathan's webinar is now available for review here:


Learn about the legislative and public policy process, how laws are made, how to read and track state and federal legislation, organize and deliver a policy position, meet with elected officials, and receive action-oriented grassroots advocacy tactics.

Jonathan Posey is a state and federal lobbyist with a focus on healthcare, specifically food and nutrition policy. Jonathan spent 10 years in Washington, DC with GovBiz Advantage, a subsidiary of The Livingston Group, where he lobbied in many capacities for food and consumer safety, and environmental and pharmaceutical regulation. He was also instrumental in helping to pass the World Trade Center Health Program for first responders.

Disclaimer: The webinars may present information that does not fully reflect Hawthorn University’s philosophy. Nonetheless, these presentations have been chosen because of their overall quality of information.

Jonathan Posey

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

All About Alumni: Growing and Re-Growing My Holistic Nutrition Practice with Karen Roth, MS, CNC

Interested in starting your own holistic nutrition business, but weary of the pitfalls that inevitably happen along the way?  Well, Karen Roth (MSHN 2007) wants you to know that the stresses are a lot more manageable when you come to the realization that there are no mistakes, just learning.  Join Karen for her graduate webinar presentation Growing and Re-Growing My Holistic Nutrition Practice: There Are Only Learnings…No Mistakes.

Karen's presentation is now available to review here:
http://hawthornuniversity.org/WEBINARS/All-About-Alumni-Archives/

In this presentation Karen shares her adventures of establishing herself and a new practice, gaining success and then recreating the business after moving to a new location. She talks about the steps taken, the continuing education, networking, self-promotion and public speaking that supported her along the way.

Karen Roth, MS, CNC holds a Masters of Science Degree in Holistic Nutrition from Hawthorn University.  She earned her undergraduate degree from UC Irvine.  Karen is a nutrition consultant, author, speaker, blogger and former radio host who recently relocated to San Diego from Los Angeles.  

Karen is a believer that every ill health condition can benefit and possibly improve from a solid foundation of healthy foods choices.  She shares her in-depth knowledge of nutrition to empower her clients to take control of their health, thereby improving the quality of their life.

She is one of a growing number of international health care professionals who have been trained and certified in Menopause Type® Management. She does not believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to symptoms of hormone imbalance. Once a woman’s menopause type is identified, a safe and natural customized plan is created.

Disclaimer: The webinars may present information that does not fully reflect Hawthorn University’s philosophy. Nonetheless, these presentations have been chosen because of their overall quality of information.

Karen Roth, MS, CNC
MSHN Graduate 2007


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Small Practice, Big Results with Karin Rozell

According to Karin Rozell (author, 17 year marketing coach and trainer, and creator of the Happy Little Practice Method), “You really don't need a big, super busy business in order to have it all as a coach, consultant or holistic practitioner, especially if you have a family life.”

Join Karin for her presentation Small Practice, Big Results: 5 Essential Shifts to Create a Great Full-Time Income in about 25 Hours Per Week for Coaches, Consultants and Practitioners.

Karin's presentation is now available to review here:

In this webinar Karin will cover:
• How to structure your practice to give you everything you want - the time, satisfaction and income (no need to be overly busy, over complicate things or try to become a CEO if you don’t want to);
• The 5 essential areas of your business you'll need to focus on in order to make a small practice really work;
• And lots more.

Karin Rozell has been a straight-talking, sometimes funny marketing mentor to practitioners, coaches and consultants from all over the world, for over 17 years. She lives in the middle of nowhere in beautiful, upstate New York with her two kids, husband and furry friends entourage. She has authored two books, Rockstars of Wellness and Write Now, and is most recently the creator of of the Happy Little Practice Method for Moms with a Service Based Business. Get to know Karin and her “small is the new big” approach at http://www.KarinRozell.com.

Disclaimer: The webinars may present information that does not fully reflect Hawthorn University’s philosophy. Nonetheless, these presentations have been chosen because of their overall quality of information.

Karin Rozell

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Diabetes, Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome and the Microbiome with Dr. Liz Lipski, PhD

Healing gut barrier function and rebalancing the microbiota can shift metabolism to improve weight loss and reduce the incidence of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.  Join Dr. Liz Lipski to find out how as she presents Diabetes, Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome and the Microbiome. Dr. Lipski's webinar recording is now available for review here: http://hawthornuniversity.org/WEBINARS/Webinar-Archives/

Metabolic imbalances can make it difficult to lose weight. New research on blood sugar, cardiovascular health and weight management indicate that the keys to health begin in the gut! Statistics on weight loss indicate that dieting often fails.  It’s good news to learn that it’s not the dieter’s fault; but rather metabolic imbalances that can be corrected.

Liz Lipski is a Professor and the Director of Academic Development for the graduate programs in Nutrition & Integrative Health at Maryland University of Integrative Health. Dr. Lipski holds a PhD in Clinical Nutrition with specialization in Integrative Medicine from the Union Institute. She was formerly the Education Director at Hawthorn University and initial designer of the Doctor of Science in Holistic Nutrition at Hawthorn.  She is currently on faculty for the Institute for Functional Medicine, the Metabolic Medicine Institute fellowship program. She sits on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Neurological Health Foundation, and advisory boards for Certified International Health Coaches and the Autism Hope Alliance.

Dr. Lipski has been published in peer reviewed journals including Nutrition in Clinical Practice and Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal, and is the author of several books: Digestive Wellness, The Digestion Connection, Digestive Wellness for Children, and Leaky Gut Syndrome. She co-authored the Gastrointestinal chapter for the American Board of Integrative Health and Medicine study guide and is a contributing author for Integrative Gastroenterology.  She has been working in the field of integrative and functional medicine for over 30 years. 

She is the founder of Innovative Healing, where she offers webinar-based Mentoring Programs and Advanced Nutrition Forums for nutritionists, dietitians, and other clinicians at http://www.innovativehealing.com.

Dr. Liz Lipski, PhD
Innovative Healing



Disclaimer: The webinars may present information that does not fully reflect Hawthorn University’s philosophy. Nonetheless, these presentations have been chosen because of their overall quality of information.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Help Families End Overeating with Dina Rose, PhD

Dina Rose, PhD has developed a Habits Approach of effective techniques that;
help families focus on food patterns rather than individual nutrients, 
improve snacking and 
promote feeding strategies that are responsive to children’s hunger and satiety signals.

There may be no more important public health initiative than helping Americans end overeating. Everyone knows the statistics: One third of all American adults suffer from obesity. And according to the CDC, about one in five school-aged children also have obesity.  Unfortunately, while most people know how they —and their children —ought to eat, many of us fail to effectively put this knowledge into practice. Clear doing is much harder than knowing. Join Dina Rose, PhD as she helps us with our clear doing as she presents How Nutrition Professionals Can Help Families End Overeating: The Habits Approach on Tuesday May 2nd, 2017 at 4 PM PST / 7 PM EST.

For more information and to RSVP please visit:

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

Dina Rose, PhD is a sociologist, parent educator, feeding expert and the author of It’s Not About the Broccoli: Three Habits to Teach Your Kids for a Lifetime of Healthy Eating (Perigee). Dina has been training parents, pediatricians, dietitians, and early childhood educators in the Habits Approach for the past decade. Her work has been featured on TV, radio, and in both print and online news sources. Dina's approach is so unique it has been called “transformational.” In addition to writing her own blog, It's Not About Nutrition, Dina is also a regular contributor to Psychology Today. For media information and testimonials see http://www.itsnotaboutnutrition.com.

Dina Rose, PhD

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

All About Alumni: My Career in Holistic Nutrition – Planning for Success with Barbara Rodgers, NC BCHN®

Are you interested in a career as a Nutrition Consultant, or as a holistic nutrition professional? Listen to Barbara Rodgers, NC, BCHN® who earned a Hawthorn University Nutrition Consultant Certificate as she shares her experiences. She’ll discuss getting started in her career as a Nutrition Consultant, and the key areas that require planning in order to achieve success! Join us for My Career in Holistic Nutrition – Planning for Success with Barbara Rodgers, NC BCHN®.  The recording of Barbara's presentation is now available here.

Barbara Rodgers completed Hawthorn’s Nutrition Consultant program in May of 2015, graduating Summa Cum Laude.  Soon after graduating, she turned her attention to the NANP Board Certification in Holistic Nutrition, which she successfully completed in March of 2016.  Barbara came to the holistic nutrition industry through her own healing journey and believes her mission is two-fold:  (1) to serve as an advocate for the holistic nutrition industry; and (2) through private consultations, help those dealing with chronic disease and illness to realize the power of nutrition in elevating their health status.  Barbara has been an elected board member of NANP since early 2016, volunteers for a meals-on-wheels program in Philadelphia, is close to publishing her first book, and has a growing private consultation business with clients across the U.S.

Barbara Rodgers, NC, BCHN®

Disclaimer: The webinars may present information that does not fully reflect Hawthorn University’s philosophy. Nonetheless, these presentations have been chosen because of their overall quality of information.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Learn a Holistic Approach to Type 2 Diabetes with Rosalee de la Forêt, RH

With over 35% of the US adult population having insulin resistance or type 2 diabetes, chances are you know someone who is affected by this metabolic syndrome. While western medicine can manage this disease with medications, a holistic approach can go much further in arresting or even reversing the condition. Rosalee de la Forêt joins us to present Holistic Perspectives for Insulin Resistance. Rosalee's presentation can now be viewed in the webinar archives:

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

Rosalee de la Forêt, RH, is passionate about helping people discover the world of herbalism and natural health. Her teachings make herbs simple and practical for everyone. She is the Education Director at LearningHerbs and a Registered Herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild. Rosalee is the author of Alchemy of Herbs: Transforming Everyday Ingredients into Foods and Remedies that Heal as well as the online courses The Taste of Herbs, Herbal Cold Care, and Apothecary: The Alchemy of Herbs Video Companion.

Rosalee de la Forêt, RH

Monday, April 3, 2017

Graduate Vicki Steine Speaks About Mental Health and Nutrition Education

Did you know that proper diet and supplements can have a beneficial effect on mental health and neurological issues?  Vicki Steine is a graduate from Hawthorn’s doctoral program and has a great story to share revealing how her education at Hawthorn influences her social work. Join us and Vicki for her presentation Mental Health and Nutrition Education: An Underutilized Intervention for Depression, Anxiety and ADHD. Vicki's presentation is now available to review here.

In this presentation Dr. Vicki shares how she combines her skills as a social worker with her nutritional knowledge to educate clients about the benefits of treating mental health and neurological issues with diet and supplements. She combines traditional psychotherapy, nutrition education and body work in her practice, providing clients with a holistic approach to healing. Valuing both traditional and integrative medicine, she is a passionate believer in and teacher of the power of personal responsibility in health and wellness.

Dr. Vicki Steine is a Nutrition Educator providing information to enhance her client’s knowledge of how nutritious foods, herbs, supplements, and lifestyle affect health. She combines her skills as a social worker with her dietary knowledge to educate clients about the benefits of treating mental health and neurological issues with nutrition. Valuing both traditional and integrative medicine, she is a passionate believer in and teacher of the power of personal responsibility in health and wellness.

Vicki Steine, DSc, LCSW
DSc Program Graduate 2014

Monday, March 27, 2017

Watch Gut Infections with Glen Depke

What are the most common types of gut infections, the potential for contracting them, and the proper steps to successfully overcome and eliminating  them naturally? Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopath joins us to answer just that, and many more questions with his webinar Gut Infections – The Source of Gut, Brain, and Immune Issues.  Glen's webinar can now be reviewed in the webinar archives, here.

Glen Depke holds degrees as a Traditional Naturopath, a BA in Science in Natural Health, and a diploma in Professional Holistic Iridology.  Glen has become known as a master in adrenal insufficiency, gluten intolerance, functional healing, and customized nutrition.

Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopath
Depke Wellness

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Eating Seasonally is a Cornerstone of Holistic Nutrition! Learn More!

Eating seasonally is a cornerstone of holistic nutrition!  This Hawthorn webinar with faculty member Dr. Bianca Garilli, ND takes you into the relationship between the changing seasons and its impact on genetic expression.  How these circannual rhythms of the body play an integral part in our food choices and thus our health outcomes is disccussed.  Join Dr. Garilli for Nature: The Ultimate Gene Whisperer:  http://hawthornuniversity.org/WEBINARS/Webinar-Archives/

Science has revealed that a full quarter of the human genome changes the way it is expressed based on the season and shift in weather and time of year.  Plants go through a similar change highlighting the importance of understanding the various energetics associated with plant foods and how this corresponds to the needs of the human body.  We will discuss several common conditions including hypothyroidism and cardiovascular disease and how seasonal eating can be more effectively applied in these scenarios.  Combining the ancient knowledge of the rhythmic changes of nature, humans and plants with 21st century research on clock genes and genetic expression will generate the potential for creating even more personalized and effective holistic wellness programs. 

Dr. Garilli is a former US Marine turned Naturopathic Doctor. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Maryland and her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in Kenmore, Washington.   Dr. Garilli runs a lifestyle medicine practice and consulting business in Northern California.  In addition to working with patients to create personalized lifestyle medicine programs, she also consults with medical practices around the country and with nutraceutical companies in a variety of professional educational capacities.  She is on the faculty of Hawthorn University and is the current President and founding board member of the California Chapter of the Children's Heart Foundation.  Dr. Garilli lives in beautiful Northern California with her husband, their two (very) active children and four backyard chickens.

Dr. Bianca Garilli, ND

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

All About Alumni: Creating Relationships as Key to a Successful Holistic Nutrition Practice with Michelle Dwyer

When building a holistic nutrition practice, connections are invaluable.  One of the keys to Hawthorn graduate Michelle's Dwyer’s practice as a holistic nutrition practitioner has been cultivating relationships with her clients, fellow nutrition professionals, other holistic practitioners, and community. Join us for Creating Relationships as Key to a Successful Holistic Nutrition Practice with Michelle Dwyer.  The recording of Michelle's presentation is now available to view here: http://hawthornuniversity.org/WEBINARS/All-About-Alumni-Archives/

In this All About Alumni presentation we will learn more about the importance of these connections to Michelle's success, her tips and suggestions for creating authentic and mutually beneficial partnerships and referral partners, as well as ways to reach out to our larger community.

Michelle Dwyer is a holistic health coach and certified nutrition consultant in Oakland, California. She has Master of Science degree in Health and Nutrition Education from Hawthorn University. Ms. Dwyer is a professional member of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals and is Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition® by the NANP. Michelle is also winner of “Best Nutritionist” 2016 in Oakland Magazine’s Best of Oakland and the East Bay Awards. Michelle’s role is to guide her clients on their journeys toward greater wellness, energy and vibrancy through a holistic approach. By looking at all aspects of health—body, mind and spirit—she empowers clients to create and maintain a lifestyle that nourishes the person through quality food, spiritual connections with self and others, moving the body, and self-love. Her areas of specialty include food allergies and sensitivities, plant-based eating plans, healthy weight loss, sugar cravings and blood sugar regulation, hormonal balance, and lifestyle management.  She works with clients both locally and across the country via Skype or phone. More information about her services can be found at http://www.HealthCoachMichelle.com.

Michelle Dwyer
MHNE program graduate 2013

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

10 Most Important Essential Oils for a Home Pharmacy with David Crow, L.Ac. - Now Available

Essential oils are an important addition to a home pharmacy.  A small selection of oils can be used for treating and preventing a large number of common health conditions, and can be easily used along with other natural approaches for supporting health and wellbeing on many levels. Join us as we welcome back David Crow, L.Ac., for part two of his essential oils series: 10 Most Important Essential Oils for a Home Pharmacy.  The recording of David's presentation is now available for review:  http://hawthornuniversity.org/WEBINARS/Webinar-Archives/

In this webinar David Crow will discuss ten of the most important and versatile essential oils for the home pharmacy including:
Using conifer and eucalypti oils for respiratory conditions
Using flower oils such as lavender and geranium for calming stress and getting good sleep
Important antimicrobial oils for infections
Oils for general immunological support
The most important oils for injuries and skin care

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.
www.floracopeia.com