Monday, November 20, 2017

All About Alumni: Finding My Way in the Functional Medicine Community with Kira Witham, MA, MS

Are you wondering how to start a career in holistic nutrition but aren‘t too savvy with marketing? Listen as Kira Whitham, a graduate of Hawthorn University, shares how she was able to form a mutually beneficial partnership with a functional medicine MD.   

Please join us and Kira for her All About Alumni presentation Finding My Way in the Functional Medicine Community, live and online Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 at 12 PM Pacific.

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In this alumni presentation, Kira will discuss the steps she took to build her practice and share some of the pitfalls and learning experiences she encountered along the way.

Kira Whitham MA, MS, graduated Summa Cum Laude from Hawthorn University’s Master of Science degree in Health and Nutrition Education program. After graduation, she launched her career working independently as a functional nutrition coach, counseling clients on nutrition and lifestyle choices. This past year, Kira has contracted with a local Functional Medicine MD and has expanded her clientele. She is passionate about helping people find wellness and getting to the root cause of their health issues.

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.

Kira Witham, MA, MS
MHNE program graduate

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Review Optimize Your Thyroid and Metabolism: A Functional Medicine Approach with Dr. Kristi Tompkins

Symptoms of fatigue, weight gain or inability to lose weight, hair loss, constipation, dry skin and trouble focusing and concentrating are common.  Although these symptoms can be related to many other hormonal and medical conditions, they are often the result of a sluggish or low functioning thyroid gland. We are pleased to present a comprehensive review of thyroid function and its critical role in health and stabilization of our metabolism.

To learn more about thyroid gland disorders, healing options and other ways to enhance your energy and health, please join us with Dr. Kristi Tompkins, a Naturopathic Medical Doctor specializing in comprehensive hormone support and balance, for Optimize Your Thyroid and Metabolism: A Functional Medicine Approach.

The recording of Dr. Tompkins' webinar is now available to review here:

If left untreated, reduced or irregular thyroid function can worsen especially with advancing age, menopause, increased weight gain, environmental toxins and quite commonly chronic stress and unhealthy lifestyle choices. Fortunately, the thyroid gland can be rebalanced through healthy, nutritional treatments, restoring metabolism.

Dr. Kristi Tompkins is a professionally licensed Naturopathic Doctor practicing in El Dorado County in Northern California with an established practice helping patients using natural, effective and safe therapies that heal illnesses and prevent chronic diseases. She believes in investigating and addressing the root causes of patients’ conditions and symptoms. She embraces the need for every type of medical care, values a collaborative approach to healing and believes every person has the right to choose their own health care path.    

Dr. Tompkins practices family medicine, treats patients of all ages, with an emphasis on endocrinology and women’s health.

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.

Dr. Kristi Tompkins