Wednesday, January 30, 2013

What We Eat, Drink, Perceive & Think

Even the healthiest of us have areas of our lives in need of greater balance and attention. Please join us for a webinar presentation on February 5, 2013 at 4 pm (pacific) 7 pm (eastern) on We Are What We Eat, Drink, Perceive & Think with Danielle Ryan, MS, NC.

Danielle Ryan, MS, NC
This presentation weaves the wisdom of Ayurveda, Yoga and Holistic Nutrition into a simple formula for improving one's whole life health that is effective for both wellness professionals and individuals seeking tools for more vibrant living. 
Danielle is a graduate of Hawthorn University's Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition program and holds Bachelor's degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Psychology and Anthropology.  She is a certified Raja yoga instructor, Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counselor and NOLS Outdoor Educator.  Her work empowers clients and students to embrace greater health in all aspects of life through transformational retreats, customized cleansing programs, wellness workshops, private and group yoga and meditation classes, as well as nutrition consultations.  Danielle and her husband, Evan are in the process of creating an organic permaculture farm and holistic education center called Pono Grown on the island of Maui.  Pono is the Hawaiian word for "wellbeing" and "doing what is right."  This concept serves as the foundation for Danielle's life and work.

To register for the webinar click here.  After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Integrative Nutrition Through the Seasons: Winter

Please join us on Tuesday January 29th, 2013 at 4pm pacific / 7pm eastern as we host Nishanga Bliss, MSTCM, L.Ac. for a webinar entitled "Integrative Nutrition Through the Seasons:  Winter."

Hawthorn doctoral student Nishanga Bliss teaches us to eat with the seasons to nourish your optimal health. Nishanga integrates the traditional wisdom of Chinese medicine with modern research to inspire you to choose appropriate, local foods and cooking styles for the winter, supporting your kidneys and endocrine system, balancing acid and alkaline and nourishing your deepest vitality.

Nishanga Bliss, MSTCM, L.Ac. is an assistant professor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncturist, herbalist and author of Real Food All Year: Eating Seasonal Whole Foods for Optimal Health and All-Day Energy (New Harbinger, 2012). She is a doctoral student at Hawthorn University.  She grows, forages, sprouts, ferments, cooks, studies, teaches about and savors real food in Berkeley, California.  Nishanga's blog "Gastronicity" can be found on the right hand column of the HUB.
You can also find Nishanga on Facebook

To participate online and to view the webinar click here and follow the online registration instructions:
The webinar will begin promptly at 4:00pm pacific, 7:00pm eastern.

The webinar and webinar format is an opportunity to share information resources and learn together in real time.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Janet Ludwig, Ph.D., Education Director and Director of Doctoral Studies at Hawthorn University

We are pleased and excited to announce that Hawthorn University Faculty member Janet Ludwig, Ph.D. has accepted the positions of Education Director and Director of Doctoral Studies. As the Education Director, Dr. Ludwig will chair the Hawthorn University Education Committee and continue our attention on being a leader in online holistic nutrition education.
Dr. Ludwig was awarded her Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Nutrition from the University of Arizona. 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. We welcome Dr. Ludwig's expertise and look forward to her contributions to the scholarship of the University, our students, and faculty.
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 the author of peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and has presented her findings at National Symposia.
Dr. Ludwig was a fellow in the 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.
In 2013 Hawthorn University is celebrating 10 years of focus. We are confident that Dr. Ludwig will do a great job continuing to build our programs.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Dr. Liz Lipski, PHD, CCN, CHN on Hawthorn University Webinars

The Wisdom of Eating Traditional Foods
Dr. Liz Lipski, 
Please join us on Tuesday January 15th, 2013 at 4pm pacific / 7pm eastern as we host Dr. Liz Lipski, PhD, CCN, CHN for a webinar entitled "Traditional Foods in Health Promotion."
Since the beginning of human time people have passed knowledge about food, cultivation, and cooking methods down through generation after generation. Ancient wisdom enhanced mineral and nutrient bioavailability. Food and medicine were interwoven. Foods that were eaten were in harmony with our own biology. Since the industrial revolution all of this has changed, so that now what most of us consider to be food would be unrecognizable to George Washington or Dolly Madison. In traditional cultures, balancing health with lifestyle was a core belief. The diseases of modern civilization were rare. This session will focus on the wisdom of traditional foods. We’ll also look at the health benefits when even small amounts of these foods are added back into the diet.
Liz Lipski, PhD, CCN, CHN, is board certified in Clinical Nutrition & Holistic Nutrition.  She is nationally known for her pioneering work and expertise in the field of nutrition, food allergy and sensitivity, and digestive health. Until recently she was the Director of Doctoral Studies and Educational Director at Hawthorn University. Liz is currently the Education Director of the Nutrition and Integrative Health Department at the Tai Sophia Institute, the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM), and the Autism Research Institute. She is on the advisory board for Food as Medicine.
Dr. Lipski is the author of Digestive Wellness now in its 4th edition, Digestive Wellness for Children, & Leaky Gut Syndrome. Rodale press will be releasing her latest title, The Digestion Connection, January 2013.
Liz offers 10-month professional webinar mentoring groups to nutritionists, dietitians, and other clinicians who want to get hands on training in whole foods and functional nutrition.
To participate online and to view the webinar CLICK HERE and follow the online registration instructions:
To hear the webinar, you are given a choice of either listening over your computer speakers or over the phone when you log in. By default, it sets to your computer speakers. You can use a phone to listen in by selecting the phone option when you log on and then by dialing the number, access code and pin that is given on your Webinar Control Panel.  Participants may ask questions by typing them in during the webinar.  Please note:  All audience members are muted by default when they log on.
The webinar will begin promptly at 4:00 pm pacific, 7:00 pm eastern.
The webinar and webinar format is an opportunity to share information resources and learn together in real time.
If you are unable to join during the live presentation, please note that webinars are recorded and available on the student website under archived webinars and also under the Webinar Archives section of the Hawthorn website