Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Holiday Greetings from Hawthorn

Chanterelle Mushroom 

Rain is beginning to fall, the storms from Northern Alaska are starting to sweep down the Pacific Northwest coast, trees have dropped their colorful leaves, the creek is heading towards the river, the river towards the ocean, salmon are battling up stream to spawn, mushrooms are sprouting and the light is slight. Time to gather and celebrate, to share convivial spirits and stay warm.
Some use the holiday times to pause and make time for quiet introspection, to reflect on the year passing; on actions, accomplishments, goals and dreams. There is much to be grateful for. A commitment to educational achievement at Hawthorn University is not undertaken lightly and success is part of the rich experience we celebrate with you.
It is also a wonderful time to nourish deeply. May there be peace on earth and in each of our hearts.  May your table be abundant and delicious.
Happy Holidays from Hawthorn!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Introducing Janet Ludwig, Ph.D.

Janet Ludwig, Ph.D.

Please join us in welcoming Janet Ludwig, Ph.D. to the Hawthorn University Faculty.

Janet Ludwig was awarded her Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Nutrition from the University of Arizona. Her research expertise involves determining how diseases can be improved or prevented by nutrition. She is particularly interested in determining the molecular and cellular mechanisms of the inflammatory diseases such as arthritis, allergies and damage resulting from ischemic heart conditions. The administration of trace metals, such as zinc, and how they influence these conditions is being studied. She is author of peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and has presented her findings at National Symposia. 

She has been Dean of Sciences at a nurse anesthesia school and she is an Adjunct Professor at a regional university where she teaches onsite and online.

Janet was a fellow in Cardiovascular Disease Training Program at the University of Texas Health Science Center and won a Research Career Development Award; National Institute of Heart, Lung and Blood.

We welcome Dr. Ludwig’s expertise in human and international nutrition and on the role of nutrition in human performance and wellness to Hawthorn University and look forward to her contributions to the scholarship of the University, our students and faculty.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

The Misled Athlete - Effective Nutritional Strategies

Carl Germano, RD, CNS, CDN

“You are invited to join us on November 15th, 2011 at 4pm PST as we host Carl Germano, RD, CNS, CDN for a webinar entitled “The Misled Athlete – Effective Nutritional Strategies Without the Need for Steroids, Stimulants or Banned Substances.” 

If you missed the live presentation you can still listen to the recorded webinar! Visit Hawthorn University's Webinar Archives and click on the link to access this and other no cost webinars! 

For decades, athletes have been the target for nutritional products with the hope they will make a difference between winning and losing.  At the expense of being misled, athletes have suffered from irreparable damage from steroids and hormones as well as the side effects experienced from excess stimulants and certain tainted supplements.  In addition, the tremendous stress of strenuous exercise and its contribution to oxidative stress, inflammation, fatigue, muscle damage and transient immune suppression sets the stage for viewing the athlete in a very different way – the athlete as patient!  This lecture will provide a comprehensive plan for addressing the multiple nutritional needs of the athlete above and beyond the marketing hype of excess protein, stimulants and steroids.  The link between the stressor of exercise and the importance of proper recovery through diet manipulation and use of legitimate nutritional supplements will be reviewed.  Essentially, to successfully address the ravages of intense physical activity, we must nutritionally assist the athlete to recuperate better and help prepare their bodies for the next workout or performance.

Carl Germano, RD, CNS, CDN is a registered, certified/licensed clinical nutritionist. He holds a masters degree in clinical nutrition from New York University and has over 30 years experience using innovative, complementary nutritional therapies in private practice and in product development.  For the past 30 years, he has dedicated his efforts to research and product development (medical foods, functional beverages and dietary supplements) for the nutritional  supplement industry, where he has been instrumental in bringing cutting-edge clinical and sports nutritional substances and formulations to market. Today, he continues his efforts in product development and research and is responsible for providing the industry with the next generation of clinically important nutraceutical ingredients. (www.nutritherapyconsulting.com)

In March 2011, Carl launched his new book The Misled Athlete: Effective Nutritional & Training Strategies Without The Need For Steroids, Stimulants of Banned Substances (www.themisledathlete.com).  In addition, he is the author of the bestselling books:  Nucleotides, SOD, Natures Pain Killers, The Osteoporosis Solution, The Brain Wellness Plan, Rhodiola Rosea.  He continues to practice progressive nutrition at The Nutrition Therapy Center in New York (www.nutritherapycenter.com).

To participate online click here and follow the online registration instructions. 

Monday, November 7, 2011

About Hawthorn Instructor Karen Lyke

Hawthorn Student
Georgette Schwartz
recently sent the following email.
Good morning. I wanted to tell you how amazing I think my education from Hawthorn has been. I have gone to many different conferences presented by the "leaders" in nutrition; IFM, IAACN, NANP, and Metagenics. I am completely prepared for the material that is presented and much of the information, I already know! Thank you!!!I would also like to tell you how amazing Karen Lyke is as a professor. She challenges me to learn more and for that I thank her. I'm fairly close to finishing my MSHN and feel extremely prepared to guide people. Best Regards, Georgette Schwartz

Instructor Karen Lyke, MS in Human Nutrition, is a Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist (CCN), and is a Diplomate in Advanced Nutritional Laboratory Assessment (DANLA) . She sees her role “as guiding and stretching the students.  The guiding helps them get the key info firmly so that they can speak about it easily and apply it confidently. The stretching prompts them to play with the material and go beyond the basics, enhance their fluency with it, activating momentum toward learning even more.”

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Optimal Nutrition for the Weekend Athlete and What to Eat in the Weeks Leading Up to the Race

You’re invited! Please join us for a webinar with Hawthorn University Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition program graduate Irene Durham, MS, today, Tuesday November 1st, 2011 at 4pm PST.
Irene Durham, MS
 Across the country, triathlon and marathon participation are at an all-time high. For the most part, participants in these challenging events are highly motivated and disciplined. However, lack of good nutrition can damage race-day performance and can lead to long-term injuries and health problems.
Many nutrition programs for weekend athletes focus on race or event day nutrition. However, what an athlete eats and drinks during the weeks and months leading up to the event is actually more important than what he or she eats on race day. This webinar will focus on the role of protein, carbohydrates, fat, vitamins, minerals, and water on physical performance; alkaline/acidity balance and how to prevent some of the acidity associated with heavy training; supplements reported to help with performance and prevent muscle fatigue; dietary approaches for reducing muscle pain; and race or event day nutrition. Case studies will be presented. 
Irene Durham recently completed the Masters in Holistic Nutrition program at Hawthorn University. Prior to studying nutrition, she was a medical writer who developed continuing education programs for physicians and other healthcare professionals. Irene serves on the Education Committee for the National Association of Nutrition Professionals and she sees clients at her company, Head First Nutrition.
To participate online and to view the live webinar click here and follow the online registration instructions.
Participation is limited to the first 100 Attendees.

If you missed the live presentation you can still listen to the recorded webinar! Visit Hawthorn University's Webinar Archives and click on the link to access this and other no cost webinars!