Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Assessing the HPA Axis: Chronic Stress and Strategies for Healing with Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopath

On this kick-off webinar for our Functional Lab Testing for Every Practice Webinar Series, you will be welcomed to the 6-part webinar series with a brief overview of the topics to come, while also receiving education in one of the most important aspects of clinical practice – assessing and helping a person’s ability to resist and respond to stress. Stress comes in a myriad of forms. With saliva hormone testing and proper intake, healing opportunities become available for reversing dysfunction and restoring an optimal stress response.      

Please join us for Assessing the HPA Axis: Chronic Stress and Strategies for Healing with Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopath, Tuesday March 6, 2018 at 4 PM Pacific / 7 PM Eastern.


Webinar Objectives:
i. Learn how the body’s stress response is the cause of numerous health problems and what can be done to optimize it;
ii. Understand the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis’ role in regulating homeostasis;  
iii. Learn hormone testing methods and intake approaches for identifying a person’s state of HPA dysfunction; 
iv. Develop a strategy for helping every person who comes to you for help, by fine tuning their stress response and developing ongoing prevention habits.

Glen Depke holds degrees as a Traditional Naturopath, a Bachelor of Science in Natural Health, and a diploma in Professional Holistic Iridology. He has also been trained in the Kalish method of assessing the three main body systems via functional testing, emotional freedom technique (EFT), Metabolic Typing, traditional Chinese assessment tools, and German drainage therapy. Glen has become known as a master in adrenal insufficiency, more appropriately referred to as HPA axis dysfunction, as well as, functional testing protocols, customized nutrition and food sensitivity. 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, EFT therapist, and wellness director. Glen began his education and implementation of functional testing during his years at Dr. Mercola’s clinic and has studied with our world’s leaders in functional medicine over the past 17 years to fine tune this healing approach. 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.

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.

Glen Depke, Tradition Naturopath
Depke Wellness



More information on the Functional Lab Testing for Every Practice: Improve Health Outcomes with Science-Based Assessments Webinar Series:

Hawthorn University is pleased to announce the special 6-partwebinar series: Functional Lab Testing for Every Practice: Improve Health Outcomes with Science-Based Assessments.

Functional laboratory testing provides a means to accurately establish the underlying causes of health problems and monitor the effectiveness of supportive treatment/health protocols. You will learn to select lab tests appropriate to your clients/patients, confidently interpret the results, and establish valuable resources for guiding your clients/patients to recovery.

Each 90 minute webinar reviews a specific lab in depth, with case studies to get a feel for the sort of conditions that can be assessed using specific profiles, follow-up testing that may be necessary, and what outcomes can be expected, as well as the healing options that are often applied. This series is appropriate for Hawthorn University students, alumni, all healthcare practitioners, and the interested public.

Here's the flow of the series with a brief description of each webinar.

3/6/18: Assessing the HPA Axis: Chronic Stress and Strategies for Healing
Assessing and helping a person’s ability to resist and respond to stress is one of the most important aspects of our practices. Learn about the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis’ role in regulating homeostasis, hormone testing methods and intake approaches for identifying a person’s state of HPA dysfunction and how to resolve it.

3/20/18: Female Hormones: Balance and Restoration
The lab testing strategies for each phase of life, as well as approaches to balancing hormones through lifestyle and natural therapies will be emphasized. Understand which lab tests to run for a woman’s unique circumstances and recognize the underlying lifestyle triggers that lead to female hormone imbalances.

4/3/18: SIBO: Breath Testing for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) is a condition in which abnormally large numbers of bacteria – the types that are normally found in the large intestine – migrate into the small intestine. Learn to interpret the results of breath tests to determine the severity of a person’s SIBO problem and develop an approach for recovering healthy function.

4/17/18: GI Stool Screening & Secretory IgA: Gut Balance and First-Line Immunity
By using stool testing for the identification of pathogens and imbalanced flora, combined with simple saliva tests to measure secretory IgA, the primary immune defense, practitioners can establish powerful healing strategies for even the most difficult cases. Understand the role of secretory IgA as it relates to intestinal barrier function and illness prevention, become familiar with common pathogens and organisms involved in dysbiosis, and learn a logical sequence of testing to identify specific targets for GI and immunity therapies.

5/1/18: Leaky Gut Syndrome: Assessment and Repair
Leaky gut – also known as intestinal permeability – is the byproduct of such increasingly common factors as poor diet choices, chronic stress, toxic overload and bacterial imbalance. Learn how intestinal permeability increases the risk for developing chronic illness and serious diseases and identify the underlying triggers that lead to leaky gut and how to restore homeostasis.

5/15/18: A Logical Sequence of Lab Testing
In the final webinar of the series, we develop strategies for prioritizing the ordering of specific lab tests that will work effectively with most people, and understand the options available to you for ongoing assistance and training in functional lab testing.

These webinars will be available to the public for 10 days following each live event.  Student and graduates may find the recordings on their Student Portal under Webinar Archives with no expiration.

All About Alumni: Growing Forward: Combining Landscape Design with a Holistic Nutrition Consultant Certification with Nysha Arden

After a long and fruitful career in landscape design, Nysha Arden decided to go back to Hawthorn University to obtain a Nutrition consultant certification.  Learn how she has combined two of her greatest loves—gorgeous design and helping people feel their best through nutrition.

Join us with graduate Nysha Arden for the All About Alumni presentation Growing Forward: Combining Landscape Design with a Holistic Nutrition Consultant Certification, live and online Wednesday March 7, 2018 at 12 PM Pacific.

To RSVP for this webinar, please visit:

Nysha Arden spent 20 years working as a landscape designer. Her past accomplishments include working for Universal Studios Japan, Walt Disney Imagineering, working abroad in Hong Kong China for two years and finally settling in at her own landscape design firm. Nysha also owned a small boutique edibles nursery (Ardenwoods Edibles)—which is what originally spurred her to become a Nutrition Consultant. Combining her love of design and helping people feel their best is always on the forefront of her mind and she is doing so in Historic Pasadena, California. You can find more about her nutrition practice at http://www.integrativebellyhealth.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.

Nysha Arden
(Nutrition Consultant Program Graduate 2016)

Monday, February 26, 2018

Functional Lab Testing for Every Practice: Improve Health Outcomes with Science-Based Assessments Webinar Series

Hawthorn University is pleased to announce the special 6-part webinar series: Functional Lab Testing for Every Practice: Improve Health Outcomes with Science-Based Assessments.

Functional laboratory testing provides a means to accurately establish the underlying causes of health problems and monitor the effectiveness of supportive treatment/health protocols. You will learn to select lab tests appropriate to your clients/patients, confidently interpret the results, and establish valuable resources for guiding your clients/patients to recovery.

Each 90 minute webinar reviews a specific lab in depth, with case studies to get a feel for the sort of conditions that can be assessed using specific profiles, follow-up testing that may be necessary, and what outcomes can be expected, as well as the healing options that are often applied. This series is appropriate for Hawthorn University students, alumni, all healthcare practitioners, and the interested public.

Here's the flow of the series with a brief description of each webinar. 

3/6/18: Assessing the HPA Axis: Chronic Stress and Strategies for Healing
Assessing and helping a person’s ability to resist and respond to stress is one of the most important aspects of our practices. Learn about the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis’ role in regulating homeostasis, hormone testing methods and intake approaches for identifying a person’s state of HPA dysfunction and how to resolve it.

3/20/18: Female Hormones: Balance and Restoration
The lab testing strategies for each phase of life, as well as approaches to balancing hormones through lifestyle and natural therapies will be emphasized. Understand which lab tests to run for a woman’s unique circumstances and recognize the underlying lifestyle triggers that lead to female hormone imbalances.

4/3/18: SIBO: Breath Testing for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) is a condition in which abnormally large numbers of bacteria – the types that are normally found in the large intestine – migrate into the small intestine. Learn to interpret the results of breath tests to determine the severity of a person’s SIBO problem and develop an approach for recovering healthy function.

4/17/18: GI Stool Screening & Secretory IgA: Gut Balance and First-Line Immunity
By using stool testing for the identification of pathogens and imbalanced flora, combined with simple saliva tests to measure secretory IgA, the primary immune defense, practitioners can establish powerful healing strategies for even the most difficult cases. Understand the role of secretory IgA as it relates to intestinal barrier function and illness prevention, become familiar with common pathogens and organisms involved in dysbiosis, and learn a logical sequence of testing to identify specific targets for GI and immunity therapies.

5/1/18: Leaky Gut Syndrome: Assessment and Repair
Leaky gut – also known as intestinal permeability – is the byproduct of such increasingly common factors as poor diet choices, chronic stress, toxic overload and bacterial imbalance. Learn how intestinal permeability increases the risk for developing chronic illness and serious diseases and identify the underlying triggers that lead to leaky gut and how to restore homeostasis.

5/15/18: A Logical Sequence of Lab Testing
In the final webinar of the series, we develop strategies for prioritizing the ordering of specific lab tests that will work effectively with most people, and understand the options available to you for ongoing assistance and training in functional lab testing.

For a PDF of the schedule, click here.

These webinars will be available to the public for 10 days following each live event.  Student and graduates may find the recordings on their Student Portal under Webinar Archives with no expiration.

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, February 21, 2018

Florida Update

From: Jonathan Posey

Subject: Brief update

There's more work to do, but today the House Health and Human Services committee unanimously approved our legislation. A late amendment created considerable ambiguity and concern, but the bill sponsor has agreed to work with us to make it better.

Our fight is not over and we have a big hill to climb in the Senate. Today was not the best victory we could've gotten but it's a solid tactical win.

Stay tuned!
Jonathan

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Urgent! Florida Hearing

There are over 5,000 unlicensed nutrition practitioners in Florida – mostly women, small business owners, and tax payers. We simply want the opportunity to enter the nutrition marketplace practice up to the level of our education and training. We don’t diagnose, treat, or cure diseases. We simply want to help others to eat, live, and feel better. A bill being considered in the Florida Legislature tomorrow would give us that chance. Please vote to support the nutrition exemption language as-is. Communicate with your elected representative and the committee with your views via email and ask the committee that your letter be included in the record.

Committee contact information:



Staff Director: Christa Calamas, Christa.Calamas@myfloridahouse.gov

Monday, February 5, 2018

Laying the Foundation for a Conscious Life and Business with Michelle Hermann

Michelle Herrmann, President and Founder of Cornucopiabox.com, will present her experience with Hawthorn University and how it has helped her to build a strong foundation for her life and her new business. After losing her mother to cancer, she her studies into holistic health in order to improve the health of her family and herself.  She now uses it as a way to empower others who are still fighting their battle against cancer.  Learn about her company Cornucopiabox.com and how she is filling the gap in organic cancer support.

Join us for the All About Alumni presentation Laying the Foundation for a Conscious Life and Business with Michelle Hermann, live and online Wednesday February 7, 2018 at 12 PM Pacific.

To RSVP for this webinar, please visit:
http://hawthornuniversity.org/WEBINARS/All-About-Alumni-Archives/

Michelle Herrmann began her journey into holistic health for all the wrong reasons.  As a young woman she was self conscious about her body and began learning about weight loss and exercise.  Then, after her mother was diagnosed with cancer she was fortunately introduced to holistic health and plant medicine yet her interest was out of her fear of developing cancer herself.  After graduating from Hawthorn University she realized holistic health is least effective when approached from fear so, she learned how to change her perspective to a position of abundance, self-love and empowerment.  In May 2017, she launched her own business, Cornucopiabox.com, offering organic cancer care packages that are designed to nourish the body, mind, and spirit while detoxing our environment.  Her company has been featured by Well.org, Annmarie Skincare, and several blog websites with a focus on supporting cancer survivors.  She is currently living with her husband and two dachshunds in San Diego, CA and is expecting her first child in June 2018.

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.

Michelle Herrmann