Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Microbial Mischief: The Microbiome-Autoimmune Connection with Tom Fabian, PhD, CNTP

How does our microbiome affect our autoimmune system? Tom Fabian, PhD, CNTP, tells us just that as we welcome him for Microbial Mischief: The Microbiome-Autoimmune Connection, Tuesday November 20, 2018 at 4 PM PST.


Tom Fabian, PhD, CNTP, is a functional nutrition practitioner, educator and speaker, and he currently serves as a consultant for Diagnostic Solutions Laboratory. He is a former research scientist with in-depth expertise in the role of the microbiome in health, disease and aging. He has developed online educational programs for practitioners seeking in-depth education in the microbiome and related topics. He also has extensive experience in the areas of aging and healthspan optimization, both through his previous research experience as well as his more recent experience as a functional health practitioner.

If you have a question for Tom Fabian on this topic, email it to paulab@hawthornuniversity.org.

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 Fabian, PhD, CNTP
Consultant, Diagnostic Solutions Laboratory

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Review All About Alumni: Three Years to Build a Business: My Story and Process Two Years In with Amy White

In formulating a career, passion is step one, education is step two, and building a business is step three. Yet the educational knowledge fueled by passion alone will not instantly form you a thriving business. Two years into her career, Hawthorn graduate Amy White joins us to share her story of learning the ins and outs of building her business’ infrastructure.

Hawthorn welcomes MSHN 2016 graduate Amy White for the All About Alumni presentation Three Years to Build a Business: My Story and Process Two Years In. Amy's webinar presentation is now available for review HERE.

Amy discusses how she uses social media to grow her reach, how she defined an ideal client and niche, how to build an on-line group program, how to use Facebook ads to target the perfect client, how to shift mindset with focused intention, awareness and positive energy, and…how she continues her education; gaining additional certification and becoming Board Certified all while continuing to learn and grow not only her business but also herself!

Amy White is a board certified holistic nutritionist and functional nutrition and lifestyle practitioner. She is a 2016 graduate of the Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition degree program at Hawthorn University. Amy is an advocate and teacher of living a low-carb life. She helps women learn to use fat for fuel so they kick their sugar habit, increase their energy, lose weight and enjoy the fun and freedom that comes with age.

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.

Amy White
Hawthorn University MSHN Graduate 2016

Friday, October 26, 2018

Review Interpreting Blood Chemistry Lab Values Part Two: Why Functional Ranges Matter with Georgette Schwartz

Hawthorn University welcomes back presenter Georgette Schwartz for Part Two of Interpreting Blood Chemistry Lab Values: Why Functional Ranges Matter. This webinar focuses on case studies and supportive protocols as we continue to discuss blood chemistry lab tests from a functional perspective.  Georgette's webinar is now available for review HERE.

Georgette reviews specific markers from commonly run labs to understand when and why a test is ordered, to identify certain patterns, how to analyze the results, and provide supportive guidelines toward health.  

Georgette Schwartz, BCHN, MSHN, CGP, CMC, 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

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Review Interpreting Blood Chemistry Lab Values: Why Functional Ranges Matter with Georgette Schwartz, BCHN, MSHN, CGP, CMC

We all perhaps have had lab testing done at one point or another when it comes to maintaining our health. Why are tests done and how are they interpreted? Presenter Georgette Schwartz returns to review with us specific markers from commonly run labs to understand when and why a test is ordered, and how to analyze the results. Hawthorn University presents Interpreting Blood Chemistry Lab Values: Why Functional Ranges Matter with Georgette Schwartz. Georgette's presentation is now available for review HERE.

This webinar discusses blood chemistry lab tests from a functional perspective and helps us to identify certain patterns that may assist in caring for clients. 

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
Director of Nutrition, Integrative Acupuncture

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