Friday, June 19, 2015

Babies: Key Issues for the First Year with Nori Hudson, NC

What may be instinctual for the rest of the animal kingdom may not come so naturally to humans in the care of their offspring. Join Hawthorn University’s Holistic Health and Nutrition Webinar Series as we host Nori Hudson, NC presenting Babies:  Key Issues for the First Year on Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 at 4 PM PST / 7 PM EST.

Has there been progress in neonatal health with current practices? This presentation will address the following five questions:

  1. What are good resources for evaluating vaccinations?
  2. What can tune the infant’s immune system away from illness?

  3. How is breast-feeding not just about breast milk?

  4. How valuable are vaginal births?

  5. How can solid foods be introduced to reduce picky eating?

Nori Hudson received her Nutrition Consultant certification from Bauman College in 2001 and began teaching there in 2002. She was board certified in holistic nutrition in 2007. Her private practice, Radiant Vitality, was founded in 1999. Nori specializes in family nutrition as well as immune, digestive, and mental health issues. She continues to teach in the Nutrition Consultant Program at Bauman College.

Please log on early at 3:50 PM PST / 6:50 PM EST for the Announcements Segment that includes a brief interview with Nori Hudson.

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Nori Hudson, NC

Thursday, June 18, 2015

NANP Community Awards are in!

I am thrilled to share that Hawthorn University Holistic Health and Nutrition Live Webinar Series, orchestrated by Paula Bartholomy, MS, has been selected as one of the recipients for the 2015 NANP Community Award!

Additionally, Hawthorn graduates Wendy Borden and Kerri Eich, as well as our student Laurie Ellis, are also the recipients of the 2015 NANP Community Awards.

Wendy Borden is an Executive Director and Nutrition Educator at Revive and Thrive Community Project in Grand Rapids, Michigan. An affiliate partner and modeled after the Ceres Community Project in Sebastopol, CA, Revive and Thrive provides teens with growing, cooking and healthy eating skills while providing those facing life-threatening diseases, such as cancer, with nourishing healthy meals. Visit Revive and Thrive at:

Kerri Eich is Director of the School and Academy of Health & Environmental Sciences at University High School (LAUSD), Los Angeles, CA, where she created Uni High's school garden, which includes a native pollinator garden and raises crops with the help of her 90 Food Science students. You can find a video about Kerri’s work here:

Laurie Ellis is a creator of Back in Whack program, currently offered though Wyoming Department of Health. You can find more about this program by visiting: and Wyoming Department of Health site at:

These awards go to selected individuals in the community who are making a difference in the health of the nation. Through taking the initiative to change school lunches, helping to fight legislation or even writing a blog, people like you, our graduates and students, are making a positive contribution to health and wellness!

Congratulations all! We couldn’t be more proud of your accomplishments!

Monday, June 8, 2015

The Role of Gastrointestinal Biofilm in Health and Disease with Stephen F. Olmstead, MD

Join us for The Role of Gastrointestinal Biofilm in Health and Disease with Stephen F. Olmstead, MD on Hawthorn’s Holistic Health and Nutrition Webinar Series, Tuesday June 16th, 2015 at 4 PM PST / 7 PM EST. This presentation will address the nature of microbial biofilms and take a deeper look at the advantages of life within biofilms associated with Helicobacter pylori infections and candidiasis sensitivity syndrome. Biofilms made by beneficial microbes contribute to normal gut and immune function while those produced by pathogens contribute to disease. Biofilm has an significant role in infections, and is integral to chronic and recurrent infections. Disruption of disease-associated biofilm using digestive and anti-inflammatory enzymes is an effective strategy to improve treatment outcomes for certain chronic and recurrent infectious disorders.

From this presentation attendees will:

-Achieve greater understanding of the nature and properties of biofilms;

-Understand the contribution of pathogenic biofilm to chronic and recurrent infections;

-Learn to disrupt pathogenic biofilm using antibiofilm enzymes.

Stephen F. Olmstead, MD, is Chief Science Officer at ProThera, Inc. where he directs clinical trials of ProThera® and Klaire Labs™ nutraceutical products. He received his MD from the University of New Mexico in 1979 and completed his Internal Medicine residency at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital in 1982 and fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases at the University of Washington in 1987. His current research focuses on the use of enzymes and chelating agents to disrupt pathogenic GI biofilm and pre- and probiotics to restore gut microbial balance.

Join us early at 3:50 PM PST for the Announcements Segment and a brief interview with Dr. Olmsted.

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Stephen Olmstead, MD