Thursday, March 29, 2012

Diet, Detox and Drug Muggers

Its spring in the Northern Hemisphere! 
Time to think about the liver and detoxifying?

Please join us on Tuesday April 3rd, 2012 at 4pm pacific / 7pm eastern as we host Sheila Dean, DSC, RD, LD, CCN, CDE for a webinar entitled “Diet, Detox and Drug Muggers.” 

Dr. Dean will be discussing how food, medications, and a typical lifestyle tax our liver and overall health.  She'll discuss how the liver detoxifies these substances through a two-stage system, called Phase 1 and Phase 2 Biotransformation and Detoxification.  She'll also discuss how our genetic potential can enhance or impede our ability to detoxify.  She'll discuss current information on how a SNP (single nucleotide polymorphism) can affect your ability to detoxify.  And finally she'll discuss the basic concept behind functional assessment so that you can discover your own genetic roadmap.

Dr. Sheila Dean, DSC, RD, LD, CCN, CDE is a registered and licensed dietitian, board certified clinical nutritionist, certified diabetes educator and exercise physiologist. She received her undergraduate training through Rutgers University, completed her internship and graduate training with University of Rhode Island and Brown University’s teaching hospitals, received doctoral training in nutritional genomics and pharmacology through the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and completed her Doctorate of Science degree through Hawthorn University. Dr. Dean is a graduate of the Institute for Functional Medicine where she received advanced training in functional medicine and nutritional biochemistry. 

Please visit our Facebook page for more on Dr. Sheila Dean’s extensive experience.

To participate online and to view the webinar please click here and follow the online registration instructions. Attendance is limited to the first 100 attendees.

Friday, March 23, 2012

World Water Day

...water water everywhere? but can we drink it? Yesterday was World Water Day so lets take a moment to remember that globally 1 out of every 8 people lacks safe drinking water. While in the U.S. many of us are blessed with water that seems to just run from the tap. In my community (in what used to be a temperate rain forest) we are seeing less fall rain, and learning to collect and store water for use during the drier months. Also to share with the salmon and keep them alive. A few summers ago the Mattole River went dry and the fish trapped in small holes were unable to get away from predators.

Water is necessary for life and we don't just drink it, water is used for crops, livestock, inland fisheries and aquaculture and non-food crops including fibres and bio-energy crops, also sanitation, hydro-power and recreation. The United Nations General Assembly declared access to clean drinking water and sanitation a human right in 2010 but the investment firm Fidelity recently asked email recipients "Are you ready for water to become a globally traded commodity?" Have we killed the albatross? Or can we through good stewardship and paying attention maintain the good fortune we have to live on this beautiful blue planet.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Predictive Antibodies: A Breakthrough in Neurological and Auto-Immune Disease

Hundreds of studies have demonstrated that environmental antigens can initiate the auto-immune cascade. You are invited to join us on Tuesday March 20th, 2012 at 4pm pacific / 7pm eastern as we host Dr. Tom O'Bryan, DC, CCN for a webinar entitled "Predictive Antibodies:  A Breakthrough in Neurological and Auto-Immune Disease."

Dr. Thomas O'Bryan is an internationally recognized speaker and workshop leader specializing in Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac Disease. He is a investigative clinician treating chronic disease and metabolic disorders from a Functional Medicine Perspective. 

Dr. O'Bryan's passion is in teaching the many manifestations of Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac Disease as they occur inside and outside of the intestines.

This one-hour presentation will give attendees an overview of the emerging world of Predictive Medicine.

Dr. O'Bryan welcomes your questions about gluten sensitivity and/or functional medicine. Please send your questions hereTo participate online and to view the webinar click here follow the online registration instructions.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Marketing Your Nutrition Practice

Karen Roth, MS, NC

Karen Roth, MS, NC, graduated from Hawthorn University in 2007 and since then has built a successful practice doing what she loves!
Marketing ourselves doesn't come naturally to many of us.  Karen will share what's working for her.  Come and learn how she found her niche and also learn about the techniques she has used to build her business and the BUZZ! 

Karen maintains a clinical nutrition practice in Valencia and Sherman Oaks, CA consulting with clients both locally and across the country. She is an active member of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals, the American Holistic Health Association as well as the Menopause Type Network®.

Archived webinars like this one with Hawthorn graduate Karen Roth, MS, NC are available to view on the Hawthorn website

Here are some of the comments recieved about Karen's presentation; "Build Your Buzz:  Marketing Your Nutrition Practice."

Excellent presentation!  My head is spinning and I'm a little overwhelmed, but it's good and necessary information for launching and building a business.  It was especially helpful to hear what did NOT work for her as well as what did.

Excellent suggestions from someone whose been there and done the work.  I admire Karen.

Excellent presentation.

FINALLY, a marketing presentation that made sense for ME and my style!  First time I ever heard one, including workshops and a lot of money down the drain hearing about things that I would never do in a million years.  Thank you, Karen.  I really appreciate it!

Well done.  Thank you.