Thursday, December 29, 2016

All About Alumni: Connecting the Dots Between Food, Big Flavor, & Vibrant Health with Rebecca Katz

How can the kitchen inspire those with cancer and other chronic health conditions to cook meals that enhance their health and well being while also caressing their taste buds? Hawthorn graduate and best-selling author Rebecca Katz (MHNE program 2007) joins us to share Connecting the Dots Between Food, Big Flavor, & Vibrant Health on Wednesday January 4th at 12 PM PST.

Rebecca has created a culinary tool kit from 16 years of experience working with thousands of people who have harnessed the power of yum to tackle many difficult aspects of disease.

This is a great learning opportunity as Rebecca shares how she developed her toolkit, authored 5 best selling books, and her role as consultant, public speaker, teacher and chef! 

A nationally-recognized culinary translator, author of 5 best selling books, and expert on the role of food in supporting optimal health, Rebecca Katz has a Masters of Science degree in Health and Nutrition Education from Hawthorn University, and received her culinary training from New York’s Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts.

As a consultant, speaker, teacher and chef, Rebecca is the Executive Chef for Emeritus for The Center for Mind-Body Medicine’s renowned Food as Medicine professional training in medical nutrition therapy, and consults for Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine’s premiere nutrition conference for health.

She is the founder of the Healing Kitchens Institute ( at Commonweal, which trains healthcare professionals and interested cooks how to translate nutritional science directly to the plate through taste and flavor.

Rebecca Katz
MHNE Graduate 2007

Thursday, December 15, 2016

An Introduction to the Safe Use of Essential Oils – Part One with David Crow, L.Ac.

Interest in essential oils is growing rapidly, but there are many misconceptions and misunderstandings about how to use them safely and effectively. Knowing and following proper safety guidelines is critical, as incorrect usage can cause serious adverse reactions. Join us as we welcome David Crow, L.Ac., for An Introduction to the Safe Use of Essential Oils – Part One.  David Crow's webinar presentation is now available online to review:

In this webinar David Crow will discuss various methods for incorporating essential oils safely for a wide range of uses, including:

Why plants produce essential oils, and why they are important for human health
Who should use essential oils, and who should not 
What they best for, and what don’t they treat 
Proper dilutions and methods of administration
Using aromatherapy during pregnancy and for children 
Interactions with medications

David Crow is an acupuncturist and herbalist with over thirty years experience. He is the author of several books, including In Search of the Medicine Buddha, a book about his studies of Tibetan and Ayurvedic medicine in the Himalayas. A well-known lecturer in the field of natural medicine, Mr. Crow’s work is largely focused on the synthesis of botanical medicine, ecology and spirituality. He is the founder of Floracopeia, a company that supports ecologically sustainable agriculture through the production of essential oils and aromatic treasures. For more information about David or Floracopeia visit their website:

David Crow, L.Ac.