Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Review Intermittent Fasting: Current Nutritional Research and Protocols with Georgette Schwartz, BCHN, MSHN, CGP, CMC

As a student or practitioner of holistic nutrition, how do we address and combat the current epidemics of obesity, metabolic syndrome and cancer? In this presentation, Georgette Schwartz, BCHN, MSHN, CGP, CMC, will address Intermittent Fasting, the missing link needed to fight these epidemics from prevention to treatment, and how to improve overall health and longevity with dietary manipulation. Georgette's presentation, Intermittent Fasting: Current Nutritional Research and Protocols, is now available to view in Hawthorn's webinar archives:
http://hawthornuniversity.org/WEBINARS/Webinar-Archives/

The educational objectives of this live presentation include:
Understanding the benefits of IF vs. USDA dietary guidelines and traditional dieting;
Implementing IF protocols;
Utilizing lab tests to monitor and evaluate client progress.

Georgette Schwartz has been a nutrition and fitness educator and specialist focusing on complete mental and physical well-being for over 20 years. What started as a passionate interest has turned into a dream career for Georgette, who serves as the Director of Nutrition at Integrative Acupuncture. Through her own experience of avoiding a hysterectomy with dietary & lifestyle changes, Georgette became inspired to help others, and is a devoted and thorough student and practitioner of the healing arts. Georgette holds her Masters of Science in Holistic Nutrition from Hawthorn University, and is Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition. Her thesis was on the Role of the Ketogenic Diet in the Fight against Cancer. She achieved her Bachelors of Business Administration from the prestigious American University in Washington D.C., and is a licensed fitness trainer through the Aerobic and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). Georgette is a Certified Metabolic Balance Coach, a Certified Healthcare Practitioner in Metagenics® First Line Therapy®, a Certified GAPS Practitioner, a Wahl’s Warrior, and a Certified Gluten Practitioner.

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.

Georgette Schwartz, BCHN, MSHN, CGP, CMC

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Review Genetics in Practice: Becoming an Epigenetic Nutritionist with Tom Ballard, ND

Do you see the value of incorporating genetics into your business, but aren't sure how to start? Nutrigenomics applies genetics to nutrition and enables you to individualize diet recommendations. Tom Ballard, ND, shares that becoming an epigenetic practitioner is easier than you think and it will revolutionize your approach to nutrition! The webinar Genetics in Practice: Becoming an Epigenetic Nutritionist with Tom Ballard, ND is now available for review in the Webinar Archives.

Nutrigenomics applies genetics to nutrition and enables you to individualize diet recommendations. Genetic Health Reports (aka Nutrigenomic Reports) turn raw data into useful, understandable treatment plans.  This session will help by laying out what you need to know, describing the value of genetic health reports, and reviewing client examples.

Tom Ballard, ND graduated from Bastyr University in 1982. He operated successful naturopathic practices in Seattle, Washington until closing them to devote full time to writing and promoting the use of genetics in whole-system medicine and nutrition. He is the founder of Natural DNA Solutions (http://www.NaturalDNASolutions.com) and has developed hundreds of genetic reports for patients. “My passion is helping practitioners incorporate genetics into their practices. The science of Epigenetics is revolutionizing medicine and nutrition. It also proves that the best treatments are the ones that nurture our genetic nature.”

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.

Tom Ballard, ND

Thursday, May 31, 2018

All About Alumni: From Mom on a Mission to Coaching and Creating Courses (and Everything in Between) with Tonya Harris, MSHN, BCHN

In this webinar, Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition program graduate Tonya Harris (2014) will reveal how she attended Hawthorn while taking care of her family and working, and how Hawthorn University prepared her for doing the research needed for creating courses and writing articles for publication. 

Hawthorn University All About Alumni presents From Mom on a Mission to Coaching and Creating Courses (and Everything in Between) with Tonya Harris, MSHN, BCHN, Wednesday June 6, 2018 at 12 PM Pacific.

Tonya will also discuss the many twists and turns her business has taken to get where it is today - building her platform through appearing in articles, summits, podcasts, and radio interviews to get her message out to reach as many people as possible.


Board-certified in holistic nutrition, a childhood leukemia survivor, and a mother of three, Tonya Harris is the founder of Slightly Greener: offering busy moms simple and doable solutions to reducing toxins, one product at a time. 

Tonya has been writing about toxins and their health effects since 2008, and in addition to a Master's degree in holistic nutrition from Hawthorn University, she is also Board Certified in holistic nutrition, and holds multiple certificates in the environmental health field.

When she’s not busting toxic products, Tonya can be found spending time with her family, or raising money for her organization Clubs to Cure Kids, from which she has donated over $160,000 for childhood cancer research and family support programs in the Chicago area.

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.

Tonya Harris, MSHN BCHN

Friday, May 25, 2018

Watch Neuroscience & Mind: Healing the Vagus Nerve with Sally Gray, ND

We are all interested in living more positive, stress-free lives. Yet how do we harness the potential benefits of stress and mitigate the negative, and how do we implement change to beneficially impact brain and nervous system function? Sally Gray, ND, is here to delve into one of the key disruptors of Vagus nerve function, which is mindset. We'll explore the role of emotions and feelings on stress particularly in relation to the hormone cortisol and the neuroscience of neuroplasticity.

Neuroscience & Mind: Healing the Vagus Nerve with Sally Gray, ND is now available for review in our archives: http://hawthornuniversity.org/WEBINARS/Webinar-Archives/

Sally Gray is a Naturopath (BSc), Nutritionist (Masters), Herbalist, Transpersonal Counselor, Master Life Coach, Success Principles Trainer, EFT & NLP Practitioner, Neuroscience Academy Graduate & self-confessed personal growth junkie with over 20 years clinical experience.

Sally empowers dedicated mums to become laser focused on the core foundations of vibrant, lasting holistic wellness & healing, beyond the distraction of supplements, nutrition & simple lifestyle intervention strategies. Sal’s “no stone left unturned” approach through her powerful educational programs & events leaves mums confident, calm & ON purpose, living with extreme peace even in the face of chaos & able to sit back & watch their children simply THRIVE & SHINE, living with robust physical & emotional resilience to go forward & tackle “life” on their terms!

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.

Sally Gray, ND

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Review Implementing Functional Lab Testing in Your Practice: A Logical Sequence for Testing and Analysis with Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopath

In the final webinar of the Functional Lab Testing for Every Practice series, we briefly review each lab test covered in this series and develop strategies for prioritizing the ordering of specific lab tests that will work effectively with most people. Utilizing case studies as the focus, analysis of the labs and protocol development will be emphasized. Finally, understand the options available to you for ongoing assistance and training in functional lab testing. Implementing Functional Lab Testing in Your Practice: A Logical Sequence for Testing and Analysis with Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopath, is now available to the public through May 27th, 2018.

Review the recording here:
http://hawthornuniversity.org/WEBINARS/Webinar-Archives/

Hawthorn students and graduates will have access with no expiration via their student portal webinar archives.

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, Traditional Naturopath
Depke Wellness

Thursday, April 26, 2018

All About Alumni: Changing the World One Stomach at a Time with Georgette Schwartz, BCHN, MSHN

All About Alumni: Changing the World One Stomach at a Time with Georgette Schwartz, BCHN, MSHN

Hawthorn graduate Georgette Schwartz is changing the world one stomach at a time; starting with her own. Join Georgette as she tells us how she went from a 40 year old needing a hysterectomy to a Board Certified Holistic Nutritionist with a busy clinical practice, and a speaker at the 2018 annual NANP conference thanks to her education from Hawthorn.

Hawthorn University All About Alumni presents Changing the World One Stomach at a Time with Georgette Schwartz, Wednesday May 2, 2018 at 12 PM Pacific.


Georgette Schwartz has been a nutrition and fitness educator and specialist focusing on complete mental and physical well-being for over 20 years. What started as a passionate interest has turned into a dream career for Georgette, who serves as the Director of Nutrition at Integrative Acupuncture. Through her own experience of avoiding a hysterectomy with dietary & lifestyle changes, Georgette became inspired to help others, and is a devoted and thorough student and practitioner of the healing arts. Georgette holds her Masters of Science in Holistic Nutrition from Hawthorn University in northern California, and is Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition. Her thesis was on the Role of the Ketogenic Diet in the Fight against Cancer. She achieved her Bachelors of Business Administration from the prestigious American University in Washington D.C., and is a licensed fitness trainer through the Aerobic and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). Georgette is a Certified Metabolic Balance Coach, a Certified Healthcare Practitioner in Metagenics® First Line Therapy® - the high-quality supplement line. Georgette is a Certified GAPS Practitioner, a Wahl’s Warrior, and a Certified Gluten Practitioner.

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.

Georgette Schwartz, BCHN, MSHN
Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition Program Graduate 2013

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Watch the Recording of Leaky Gut Syndrome: Assessment and Repair with Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopath

In our 5th Functional Lab Testing for Every Practice series webinar, we look at Leaky Gut – also known as Intestinal Permeability. Leaky Gut is the byproduct of such increasingly common factors as poor diet choices, chronic stress, toxic overload and bacterial imbalance. Leaky Gut Syndrome: Assessment and Repair with Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopath is now available for review at http://hawthornuniversity.org/WEBINARS/Webinar-Archives/.

When the intestinal lining is compromised, not only do offensive agents penetrate into the bloodstream, but there is also a deteriorated ability of the gut lining to absorb nutrients. The number of health problems and diseases that result from a leaky gut is staggering. It is truly a modern epidemic.

Webinar Objectives:
Learn how intestinal permeability increases the risk for developing chronic illness and serious diseases;
Identify the underlying triggers that lead to leaky gut;  
Apply a simple urine test to measure the presence and severity of leaky gut;
Understand the options for addressing leaky gut, by resolving the problem; 
Educate people on how to prevent its reoccurrence.

Please Note: This webinar recording will be available to the public through May 12th, 2018. Hawthorn students and graduates may review it in their student portal webinar archives with no expiration.

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, Traditional Naturopath
Depke Wellness