Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Scholarship opportunity to attend the NANP 2016 conference!

We are delighted to share this incredible opportunity with you! Current nutrition students who are members of NANP are eligible to apply for the The Bonnie Fisk-Hayden Student Scholarship*.  One deserving student will be selected to receive a scholarship to attend the 2016 Annual Conference & Expo. The scholarship covers the conference registration fee.

To apply for the scholarship, please visit: Deadline to apply is February 12, 2016!

Many thanks to all the gracious donors, to NANP and Trudy Scott!

*Bonnie was an amazingly passionate nutritionist who went back to nutrition school when she was in her 60s. She was very active in the NANP and served as a Director on the Board, while heading up the Publications Committee. Bonnie passed away August 26, 2011 after battling autoimmune hepatitis. In the memory of her dear friend Bonnie, Trudy Scott decided to offer a student scholarship for the first time in 2012.  Carrying on her memory, the scholarship opportunity will once again be offered for the 2016 Annual Conference & Expo. Picture above shows Bonnie (right) and Trudy (left).

Thursday, January 14, 2016

3 Steps to Create a Website That Attracts and Turns Visitors into Raving Fans with Miriam Zacharias

Over 90% of people go online to search for a solution to their health care needs. Even more shocking is that, on average, people spend less than 3 seconds on a website before deciding whether to stay or click away!

The number of online solutions competing for attention is making it more difficult for your business to stand out among the crowd! What’s the secret to building a website that rises above the others and encourages your visitors to linger longer and connect with you instead? It comes down to doing 3 things exceptionally well: creating the right message, a compelling design, and offering a remarkable call-to-action. If you don’t currently have a website that’s delivering new clients, now is the time to learn the proven principles to make that happen.

Join Miriam Zacharias in this eye-opening webinar where you’ll learn how to incorporate these three critical components to make your website work for you as well as how to avoid the mistakes that most people typically make when creating their online presence.

Hawthorn University Holistic Health and Nutrition Webinar Series welcomes Miriam Zacharias for 3 Steps to Create a Website That Attracts and Turns Visitors into Raving Fans on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 at 4 PM PST / 7 PM EST.  Pre-Webinar Announcements begin at 3:50 PM PST / 6:50 PM EST.

Miriam G. Zacharias is on a mission to help holistic health care professionals build wildly successful and joy-filled practices.

She is the co-founder of the Prosperous Practitioner Summit, instructor at leading naturopathic and integrative medical schools and author of The PEACE Process, the ultimate marketing book for holistic, integrative and functional medicine practitioners. Miriam also consults with health industry leaders on her proven methods to attract new clients and patients.

After two decades as a sales and marketing executive in corporate America, Miriam obtained advanced degrees and certifications in holistic nutrition, executive coaching, and sports nutrition, and ran a thriving holistic nutrition practice in southern California. She is vice president of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals and board member of the Arizona Integrative Wellness Coalition. Learn more about Miriam’s work by visiting


Miriam Zacharias
The PEACE Process

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Missed "Food and Mood: Part One"?

The recording for Part One of Dr. Deanna Minich's presentation, "Food and Mood", is now available.  Click here to watch.  What you eat becomes who you are, not just in your body, but in your emotions and thoughts.

The relationship between food & mood is intriguing, ambiguous and misunderstood. This presentation by Functional Nutrition expert, Dr. Deanna Minich, will give you a tour through the exciting, recent research on food and mood. 

Hawthorn University welcomes Dr. Deanna Minich for her presentation of Food and Mood: Part One. 

Watch this presentation and learn to understand the effect of your mood on food choices and strategies to overcome feeling caught under the flow of your mood. You’ll gain insight into emotional eating and cravings, including a 3-step process to conquer feeling out of control with eating. Finally, you’ll be provided with nutrition & lifestyle tips to assist you with improving brain health. Think of this as a nutrition meets mind-body medicine talk!

Dr. Deanna Minich is an internationally recognized health expert with more than twenty years of experience in nutrition, mind-body health, and functional medicine. Dr. Minich holds Master’s and Doctorate degrees in nutrition and has lectured extensively throughout the world on health topics, teaching patients and health professionals about nutrition. She is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, a Certified Nutrition Specialist, and a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner. Currently, Dr. Minich teaches for the Institute for Functional Medicine and for the graduate program in functional medicine at the University of Western States. Her passion is bringing forth a whole-self approach to nourishment and bridging the gaps between science, soul, and art in medicine. Visit her at:

The first 10 minutes of this webinar are dedicated to our pre-webinar announcements and a delightful interview with Dr. Deanna Minich.

Dr. Deanna Minich