Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Posters! Get your health and wellness information published! Webinar Friday, September 21 at 11 am Pacific Time

The NANP is pleased to announce a call for poster presentations for the annual conference in Tucson, Arizona, May 16-19, 2019! The deadline for applications is February 1, 2019. NANP is excited to offer this option at the conference for the first time.

Posters provide an opportunity for you to get your ideas published and take your work to a whole new level of success! We’re looking for clinicians, researchers, educators, and students who are passionate about the work they’re doing in the fields of holistic nutrition, health, and wellness. 

Posters that are selected will be displayed at the 14th Annual NANP Conference, and the abstracts will be published in the NANP Conference Program!

To help applicants learn more about the ins & outs of creating a Poster application that will get their submission approved and their hard work recognized, NANP is hosting a webinar this Friday, September 21st at 11:00 a.m., Pacific Time. Those who attend this webinar will have the opportunity to learn all about Posters and Poster Presentations and how to create a submission that will be approved, and to ask questions of Janet Ludwig, PhD, our resident Poster Board expert!

The link to register is: 

Now is the chance for you to share and shine!




Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Review Functional Dentistry: Making the Oral Systemic Connection with Dr. Mary Ellen S. Chalmers, DMD

We’ve heard of Functional Medicine, but what about Functional Dentistry? Functional Medicine is becoming the standard for diagnosing and treating chronic disease in the United States and worldwide.  Functional Dentistry integrates Functional Medicine principles and practices with the art and science of evidence-based dentistry and gives meaning to the Oral-Systemic Connection that is referred to frequently today, when discussing holistic health. Recognizing potential oral health issues is of critical importance to non-dental health care practitioners, experiencing road blocks or disappointing outcomes in their patient care and treatment. 

Dr. Mary Ellen Chalmers, DMD, presents Functional Dentistry – Making the Oral Systemic Connection, now available for review at:  http://hawthornuniversity.org/WEBINARS/Webinar-Archives/.

This presentation introduces Functional Dentistry, with ample evidence from the scientific literature as well as provide strategies for a basic functional dental evaluation, to identify potential issues with patients in a non-dental environment.

Mary Ellen S. Chalmers, DMD, is a dentist in Santa Rosa, CA, practicing Integrative and Functional Dentistry. Dr. Chalmers received her dental degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, is a Board Certified Naturopath (BCNP) and a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner by the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFMCP). Dr. Chalmers is a Faculty member for the Institute for Functional Medicine, the American College of Integrative Medicine and Dentistry and has made presentations at symposiums for IFM, FSM, and other national and international conferences. 

Clinically, Dr. Chalmers’ believes the practice of Functional Dentistry bridges the gap between Evidence Based Dentistry and Biological Dentistry as well as provides a critical foundation for communication between the Medical and Dental professions, enhancing the quality of care for patients.

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.

Mary Ellen S. Chalmers, DMD

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Review Bacteriophage Therapy with Dr. Sarica Cernohous

Purposefully ingest a virus to destroy a bacteria?!  As a matter of fact, that is precisely the technique of bacteriophage therapy, and it is growing in therapeutic popularity in the West, fueled by a century’s worth of research, refinement and application in Europe and Russia.  Bacteriophage therapy offers a potent, refined and targeted therapy for many of the bacterial-based challenges of modern times—without the collateral damage of antibiotics! Join Dr. Sarica Cernohous for an engaging overview of this powerful new wave of wellness in the West!

Hawthorn University presents Bacteriophage Therapy with Dr. Sarica Cernohous. Dr. Cernohous' presentation is now available for review in the webinar archives at:
http://hawthornuniversity.org/WEBINARS/Webinar-Archives/.

Dr. Cernohous has generously offered a copy of her e-book The Funky Kitchen for everyone who attends the live presentation of this webinar, as well a discount on her accompanying course "Fresh, Fun and Flavorful in the Funky Kitchen". The course qualifies for CEUs with the NANP. Learn the basics of fermentation, culturing, broth making, low-heat dehydration and additional aspects of PREDIGESTION to support your clients! Links for the e-book and course discount will be given at the live webinar presentation.

Dr. Sarica Cernohous is practitioner of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, using Japanese-style methods, LED light therapy and herbal medicine in her private practice.  She is the author of the importance and practical application of traditional food preparation techniques, The Funky Kitchen, and its accompanying online course, “Fresh, Fun and Flavorful in The Funky Kitchen”, and is a coach for Metabolic Balance of Germany, from which she has crafted a personalized weight-optimization and lifestyle program, The LAPIS Method. Since 2011 she has been sharing recipes and health articles on her website, http://www.NaturallyLivingToday.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.

Dr. Sarica Cernohous

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

All About Alumni: Navigating My Way to a Perfect Practice with Margo Kirzhner

Have you ever wondered what your journey could be like after your educational pursuits in school? Do the educational experiences end with a degree, or keep going? 

Hawthorn welcomes MSHN 2017 graduate Margo Kirzhner for the All About Alumni presentation Navigating My Way to a Perfect Practice, Wednesday September 5th, 2018 at 12 PM Pacific.

In this presentation Margo will share the motivation for returning to school for higher nutrition training, her continuing education resources and credentials earned, how her career is evolving, the conferences, lab and supplement companies she aligns with, her income stream and expenses, as well as her challenges and goals. Margo will bring details not presented previously so we will all have an opportunity to learn from her experiences. 


Margo Kirzhner is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and Nutrition Counselor focusing on diet and lifestyle as key components in healing and achieving optimal wellness. She is a graduate of the Ohio State University and received her Health Coach training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Holistic Nutrition from Hawthorn University and is board certified in Holistic Nutrition. Margo has studied with prominent Doctors of Naturopathy, integrative MD’s, holistic dentists and others who are pioneering new approaches to health and wellness. She is a graduate of Full Body Systems – a functional nutrition training program through Holistic Nutrition Lab and is certified through the School for Applied Functional Medicine.  She loves learning and attends multiple integrative wellness conferences and trainings. 

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.

Margo Kirzhner
MSHN 2017 Graduate

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