Tuesday, July 24, 2018

All About Alumni: Navigating My Way to a Perfect Practice with Margo Kirzhner

Have you ever wondered what your journey could be like after your educational pursuits in school? Do the educational experiences end with a degree, or keep going? 

Hawthorn welcomes MSHN 2017 graduate Margo Kirzhner for the All About Alumni presentation Navigating My Way to a Perfect Practice, Wednesday September 5th, 2018 at 12 PM Pacific.

In this presentation Margo will share the motivation for returning to school for higher nutrition training, her continuing education resources and credentials earned, how her career is evolving, the conferences, lab and supplement companies she aligns with, her income stream and expenses, as well as her challenges and goals. Margo will bring details not presented previously so we will all have an opportunity to learn from her experiences. 


Margo Kirzhner is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and Nutrition Counselor focusing on diet and lifestyle as key components in healing and achieving optimal wellness. She is a graduate of the Ohio State University and received her Health Coach training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Holistic Nutrition from Hawthorn University and is board certified in Holistic Nutrition. Margo has studied with prominent Doctors of Naturopathy, integrative MD’s, holistic dentists and others who are pioneering new approaches to health and wellness. She is a graduate of Full Body Systems – a functional nutrition training program through Holistic Nutrition Lab and is certified through the School for Applied Functional Medicine.  She loves learning and attends multiple integrative wellness conferences and trainings. 

Disclaimer: The webinars may present information that does not fully reflect Hawthorn University’s philosophy. Nonetheless, these presentations have been chosen because of their overall quality of information.

Margo Kirzhner
MSHN 2017 Graduate

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Review Intermittent Fasting: Current Nutritional Research and Protocols with Georgette Schwartz, BCHN, MSHN, CGP, CMC

As a student or practitioner of holistic nutrition, how do we address and combat the current epidemics of obesity, metabolic syndrome and cancer? In this presentation, Georgette Schwartz, BCHN, MSHN, CGP, CMC, will address Intermittent Fasting, the missing link needed to fight these epidemics from prevention to treatment, and how to improve overall health and longevity with dietary manipulation. Georgette's presentation, Intermittent Fasting: Current Nutritional Research and Protocols, is now available to view in Hawthorn's webinar archives:
http://hawthornuniversity.org/WEBINARS/Webinar-Archives/

The educational objectives of this live presentation include:
Understanding the benefits of IF vs. USDA dietary guidelines and traditional dieting;
Implementing IF protocols;
Utilizing lab tests to monitor and evaluate client progress.

Georgette Schwartz has been a nutrition and fitness educator and specialist focusing on complete mental and physical well-being for over 20 years. What started as a passionate interest has turned into a dream career for Georgette, who serves as the Director of Nutrition at Integrative Acupuncture. Through her own experience of avoiding a hysterectomy with dietary & lifestyle changes, Georgette became inspired to help others, and is a devoted and thorough student and practitioner of the healing arts. Georgette holds her Masters of Science in Holistic Nutrition from Hawthorn University, and is Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition. Her thesis was on the Role of the Ketogenic Diet in the Fight against Cancer. She achieved her Bachelors of Business Administration from the prestigious American University in Washington D.C., and is a licensed fitness trainer through the Aerobic and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). Georgette is a Certified Metabolic Balance Coach, a Certified Healthcare Practitioner in Metagenics® First Line Therapy®, a Certified GAPS Practitioner, a Wahl’s Warrior, and a Certified Gluten Practitioner.

Disclaimer: The webinars may present information that does not fully reflect Hawthorn University’s philosophy. Nonetheless, these presentations have been chosen because of their overall quality of information.

Georgette Schwartz, BCHN, MSHN, CGP, CMC

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Review Genetics in Practice: Becoming an Epigenetic Nutritionist with Tom Ballard, ND

Do you see the value of incorporating genetics into your business, but aren't sure how to start? Nutrigenomics applies genetics to nutrition and enables you to individualize diet recommendations. Tom Ballard, ND, shares that becoming an epigenetic practitioner is easier than you think and it will revolutionize your approach to nutrition! The webinar Genetics in Practice: Becoming an Epigenetic Nutritionist with Tom Ballard, ND is now available for review in the Webinar Archives.

Nutrigenomics applies genetics to nutrition and enables you to individualize diet recommendations. Genetic Health Reports (aka Nutrigenomic Reports) turn raw data into useful, understandable treatment plans.  This session will help by laying out what you need to know, describing the value of genetic health reports, and reviewing client examples.

Tom Ballard, ND graduated from Bastyr University in 1982. He operated successful naturopathic practices in Seattle, Washington until closing them to devote full time to writing and promoting the use of genetics in whole-system medicine and nutrition. He is the founder of Natural DNA Solutions (http://www.NaturalDNASolutions.com) and has developed hundreds of genetic reports for patients. “My passion is helping practitioners incorporate genetics into their practices. The science of Epigenetics is revolutionizing medicine and nutrition. It also proves that the best treatments are the ones that nurture our genetic nature.”

Disclaimer: The webinars may present information that does not fully reflect Hawthorn University’s philosophy. Nonetheless, these presentations have been chosen because of their overall quality of information.

Tom Ballard, ND

Thursday, May 31, 2018

All About Alumni: From Mom on a Mission to Coaching and Creating Courses (and Everything in Between) with Tonya Harris, MSHN, BCHN

In this webinar, Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition program graduate Tonya Harris (2014) will reveal how she attended Hawthorn while taking care of her family and working, and how Hawthorn University prepared her for doing the research needed for creating courses and writing articles for publication. 

Hawthorn University All About Alumni presents From Mom on a Mission to Coaching and Creating Courses (and Everything in Between) with Tonya Harris, MSHN, BCHN, Wednesday June 6, 2018 at 12 PM Pacific.

Tonya will also discuss the many twists and turns her business has taken to get where it is today - building her platform through appearing in articles, summits, podcasts, and radio interviews to get her message out to reach as many people as possible.


Board-certified in holistic nutrition, a childhood leukemia survivor, and a mother of three, Tonya Harris is the founder of Slightly Greener: offering busy moms simple and doable solutions to reducing toxins, one product at a time. 

Tonya has been writing about toxins and their health effects since 2008, and in addition to a Master's degree in holistic nutrition from Hawthorn University, she is also Board Certified in holistic nutrition, and holds multiple certificates in the environmental health field.

When she’s not busting toxic products, Tonya can be found spending time with her family, or raising money for her organization Clubs to Cure Kids, from which she has donated over $160,000 for childhood cancer research and family support programs in the Chicago area.

Disclaimer: The webinars may present information that does not fully reflect Hawthorn University’s philosophy. Nonetheless, these presentations have been chosen because of their overall quality of information.

Tonya Harris, MSHN BCHN

Friday, May 25, 2018

Watch Neuroscience & Mind: Healing the Vagus Nerve with Sally Gray, ND

We are all interested in living more positive, stress-free lives. Yet how do we harness the potential benefits of stress and mitigate the negative, and how do we implement change to beneficially impact brain and nervous system function? Sally Gray, ND, is here to delve into one of the key disruptors of Vagus nerve function, which is mindset. We'll explore the role of emotions and feelings on stress particularly in relation to the hormone cortisol and the neuroscience of neuroplasticity.

Neuroscience & Mind: Healing the Vagus Nerve with Sally Gray, ND is now available for review in our archives: http://hawthornuniversity.org/WEBINARS/Webinar-Archives/

Sally Gray is a Naturopath (BSc), Nutritionist (Masters), Herbalist, Transpersonal Counselor, Master Life Coach, Success Principles Trainer, EFT & NLP Practitioner, Neuroscience Academy Graduate & self-confessed personal growth junkie with over 20 years clinical experience.

Sally empowers dedicated mums to become laser focused on the core foundations of vibrant, lasting holistic wellness & healing, beyond the distraction of supplements, nutrition & simple lifestyle intervention strategies. Sal’s “no stone left unturned” approach through her powerful educational programs & events leaves mums confident, calm & ON purpose, living with extreme peace even in the face of chaos & able to sit back & watch their children simply THRIVE & SHINE, living with robust physical & emotional resilience to go forward & tackle “life” on their terms!

Disclaimer: The webinars may present information that does not fully reflect Hawthorn University’s philosophy. Nonetheless, these presentations have been chosen because of their overall quality of information.

Sally Gray, ND

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Review Implementing Functional Lab Testing in Your Practice: A Logical Sequence for Testing and Analysis with Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopath

In the final webinar of the Functional Lab Testing for Every Practice series, we briefly review each lab test covered in this series and develop strategies for prioritizing the ordering of specific lab tests that will work effectively with most people. Utilizing case studies as the focus, analysis of the labs and protocol development will be emphasized. Finally, understand the options available to you for ongoing assistance and training in functional lab testing. Implementing Functional Lab Testing in Your Practice: A Logical Sequence for Testing and Analysis with Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopath, is now available to the public through May 27th, 2018.

Review the recording here:
http://hawthornuniversity.org/WEBINARS/Webinar-Archives/

Hawthorn students and graduates will have access with no expiration via their student portal webinar archives.

Glen Depke holds degrees as a Traditional Naturopath, a Bachelor of Science in Natural Health, and a diploma in Professional Holistic Iridology. He has also been trained in the Kalish method of assessing the three main body systems via functional testing, emotional freedom technique (EFT), Metabolic Typing, traditional Chinese assessment tools, and German drainage therapy. Glen has become known as a master in adrenal insufficiency, more appropriately referred to as HPA axis dysfunction, as well as, functional testing protocols, customized nutrition and food sensitivity. He has worked alongside some of the most prominent healers of our time, most notably, Dr. Joseph Mercola and the staff at the Center for Natural Health; where he held the positions of chief nutritionist, EFT therapist, and wellness director. Glen began his education and implementation of functional testing during his years at Dr. Mercola’s clinic and has studied with our world’s leaders in functional medicine over the past 17 years to fine tune this healing approach. His intention is to empower individuals to reach their health and wellness goals by addressing their individual imbalances while releasing any blocks that hinder them from this goal; whether these blocks are physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual.

Disclaimer: The webinars may present information that does not fully reflect Hawthorn University’s philosophy. Nonetheless, these presentations have been chosen because of their overall quality of information.

Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopath
Depke Wellness

Thursday, April 26, 2018

All About Alumni: Changing the World One Stomach at a Time with Georgette Schwartz, BCHN, MSHN

All About Alumni: Changing the World One Stomach at a Time with Georgette Schwartz, BCHN, MSHN

Hawthorn graduate Georgette Schwartz is changing the world one stomach at a time; starting with her own. Join Georgette as she tells us how she went from a 40 year old needing a hysterectomy to a Board Certified Holistic Nutritionist with a busy clinical practice, and a speaker at the 2018 annual NANP conference thanks to her education from Hawthorn.

Hawthorn University All About Alumni presents Changing the World One Stomach at a Time with Georgette Schwartz, Wednesday May 2, 2018 at 12 PM Pacific.


Georgette Schwartz has been a nutrition and fitness educator and specialist focusing on complete mental and physical well-being for over 20 years. What started as a passionate interest has turned into a dream career for Georgette, who serves as the Director of Nutrition at Integrative Acupuncture. Through her own experience of avoiding a hysterectomy with dietary & lifestyle changes, Georgette became inspired to help others, and is a devoted and thorough student and practitioner of the healing arts. Georgette holds her Masters of Science in Holistic Nutrition from Hawthorn University in northern California, and is Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition. Her thesis was on the Role of the Ketogenic Diet in the Fight against Cancer. She achieved her Bachelors of Business Administration from the prestigious American University in Washington D.C., and is a licensed fitness trainer through the Aerobic and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). Georgette is a Certified Metabolic Balance Coach, a Certified Healthcare Practitioner in Metagenics® First Line Therapy® - the high-quality supplement line. Georgette is a Certified GAPS Practitioner, a Wahl’s Warrior, and a Certified Gluten Practitioner.

Disclaimer: The webinars may present information that does not fully reflect Hawthorn University’s philosophy. Nonetheless, these presentations have been chosen because of their overall quality of information.

Georgette Schwartz, BCHN, MSHN
Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition Program Graduate 2013

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Watch the Recording of Leaky Gut Syndrome: Assessment and Repair with Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopath

In our 5th Functional Lab Testing for Every Practice series webinar, we look at Leaky Gut – also known as Intestinal Permeability. Leaky Gut is the byproduct of such increasingly common factors as poor diet choices, chronic stress, toxic overload and bacterial imbalance. Leaky Gut Syndrome: Assessment and Repair with Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopath is now available for review at http://hawthornuniversity.org/WEBINARS/Webinar-Archives/.

When the intestinal lining is compromised, not only do offensive agents penetrate into the bloodstream, but there is also a deteriorated ability of the gut lining to absorb nutrients. The number of health problems and diseases that result from a leaky gut is staggering. It is truly a modern epidemic.

Webinar Objectives:
Learn how intestinal permeability increases the risk for developing chronic illness and serious diseases;
Identify the underlying triggers that lead to leaky gut;  
Apply a simple urine test to measure the presence and severity of leaky gut;
Understand the options for addressing leaky gut, by resolving the problem; 
Educate people on how to prevent its reoccurrence.

Please Note: This webinar recording will be available to the public through May 12th, 2018. Hawthorn students and graduates may review it in their student portal webinar archives with no expiration.

Glen Depke holds degrees as a Traditional Naturopath, a Bachelor of Science in Natural Health, and a diploma in Professional Holistic Iridology. He has also been trained in the Kalish method of assessing the three main body systems via functional testing, emotional freedom technique (EFT), Metabolic Typing, traditional Chinese assessment tools, and German drainage therapy. Glen has become known as a master in adrenal insufficiency, more appropriately referred to as HPA axis dysfunction, as well as, functional testing protocols, customized nutrition and food sensitivity. He has worked alongside some of the most prominent healers of our time, most notably, Dr. Joseph Mercola and the staff at the Center for Natural Health; where he held the positions of chief nutritionist, EFT therapist, and wellness director. Glen began his education and implementation of functional testing during his years at Dr. Mercola’s clinic and has studied with our world’s leaders in functional medicine over the past 17 years to fine tune this healing approach. His intention is to empower individuals to reach their health and wellness goals by addressing their individual imbalances while releasing any blocks that hinder them from this goal; whether these blocks are physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual.

Disclaimer: The webinars may present information that does not fully reflect Hawthorn University’s philosophy. Nonetheless, these presentations have been chosen because of their overall quality of information.

Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopath
Depke Wellness

Monday, April 9, 2018

GI Stool Screening & Secretory IgA: Gut Balance and First-Line Immunity with Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopath

Review our 4th webinar of our Functional Lab Testing for Every Practice series and learn how using stool testing for the identification of pathogens and imbalanced flora, combined with simple saliva tests to measure secretory IgA, the primary immune defense, practitioners can establish powerful healing strategies for even the most difficult cases. Imbalances in the gut, as well as compromised immunity, are often the underlying cause of other dysfunctions, such as HPA dysfunction and oxidative stress. The healing opportunities provided by these lab assessments are virtually endless!

Please join us for GI Stool Screening & Secretory IgA: Gut Balance and First-Line Immunity with Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopath.

Please Note: This webinar recording will be available to the public through April 29th, 2018. Students and graduates may view the recording with no expiration date in their student portal webinar archives.

Webinar Objectives:
Appreciate the impact that gut balance has on overall health;
Understand the role of secretory IgA as it relates to intestinal barrier function and illness prevention;
Become familiar with common pathogens and organisms involved in dysbiosis;
Learn a logical sequence of testing to identify specific targets for GI and immunity therapies;
Develop healing opportunities for GI concerns using lifestyle and nutrition.

Glen Depke holds degrees as a Traditional Naturopath, a Bachelor of Science in Natural Health, and a diploma in Professional Holistic Iridology. He has also been trained in the Kalish method of assessing the three main body systems via functional testing, emotional freedom technique (EFT), Metabolic Typing, traditional Chinese assessment tools, and German drainage therapy. Glen has become known as a master in adrenal insufficiency, more appropriately referred to as HPA axis dysfunction, as well as, functional testing protocols, customized nutrition and food sensitivity. He has worked alongside some of the most prominent healers of our time, most notably, Dr. Joseph Mercola and the staff at the Center for Natural Health; where he held the positions of chief nutritionist, EFT therapist, and wellness director. Glen began his education and implementation of functional testing during his years at Dr. Mercola’s clinic and has studied with our world’s leaders in functional medicine over the past 17 years to fine tune this healing approach. His intention is to empower individuals to reach their health and wellness goals by addressing their individual imbalances while releasing any blocks that hinder them from this goal; whether these blocks are physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual.

Disclaimer: The webinars may present information that does not fully reflect Hawthorn University’s philosophy. Nonetheless, these presentations have been chosen because of their overall quality of information.

Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopath
Depke Wellness

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

All About Alumni: Nail Your Niche – How to Build a Wellness Business Around a Single Program with Dawn Viola

Discover how Hawthorn graduate Dawn Viola built a successful wellness business that started with her thesis as she presents Nail Your Niche – How to Build a Wellness Business Around a Single Program, Wednesday April 4, 2018 at 12 PM Pacific.

Dawn’s thesis grew into a kitchen retail store, holistic teaching kitchen, and cookbook. Join us as she shares her marketing insights and techniques that led to opportunities with organizations like Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution and Food Network, in addition to building her social media presence and network.


Dawn Viola is a holistic nutrition educator with a Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education from Hawthorn University. She is also a Certified Executive Chef, and founder of This Honest Food, a holistic teaching kitchen and kitchen retail store with a focus on healthy cooking.

Disclaimer: The webinars may present information that does not fully reflect Hawthorn University’s philosophy. Nonetheless, these presentations have been chosen because of their overall quality of information.

Dawn Viola
MHNE Graduate 2018

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

SIBO: Breath Testing for Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopath

In the 3rd webinar of our Functional Lab Testing for Every Practice series we learn about SIBO, or Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth. SIBO is a condition in which abnormally large numbers of bacteria – the types that are normally found in the large intestine – migrate into the small intestine.

Please join us for SIBO: Breath Testing for Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopath.

Please Note: This webinar recording will be available to the public through April 14th, 2018. Hawthorn students and graduates also have access to it in their student portal webinar archives with no expiration.

Webinar Objectives:
Recognize the primary underlying conditions that most often lead to SIBO;
Learn how breath testing measures the gases produced by SIBO;
Be able to interpret the results of breath tests to determine the severity of a person’s SIBO problem;
Develop an approach for incorporating breath testing into the majority of clinical cases;
Learn about diet and supplementation options for helping to resolve SIBO.

Glen Depke holds degrees as a Traditional Naturopath, a Bachelor of Science in Natural Health, and a diploma in Professional Holistic Iridology. He has also been trained in the Kalish method of assessing the three main body systems via functional testing, emotional freedom technique (EFT), Metabolic Typing, traditional Chinese assessment tools, and German drainage therapy. Glen has become known as a master in adrenal insufficiency, more appropriately referred to as HPA axis dysfunction, as well as, functional testing protocols, customized nutrition and food sensitivity. He has worked alongside some of the most prominent healers of our time, most notably, Dr. Joseph Mercola and the staff at the Center for Natural Health; where he held the positions of chief nutritionist, EFT therapist, and wellness director. Glen began his education and implementation of functional testing during his years at Dr. Mercola’s clinic and has studied with our world’s leaders in functional medicine over the past 17 years to fine tune this healing approach. His intention is to empower individuals to reach their health and wellness goals by addressing their individual imbalances while releasing any blocks that hinder them from this goal; whether these blocks are physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual.

Disclaimer: The webinars may present information that does not fully reflect Hawthorn University’s philosophy. Nonetheless, these presentations have been chosen because of their overall quality of information.

Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopath
Depke Wellness

Monday, March 12, 2018

Review Female Hormones: Balance and Restoration with Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopath

On this 2nd webinar of our Functional Lab Testing for Every Practice series, you will learn about a significant aspect of our practice- assessing and helping women with hormone imbalances. With saliva hormone testing and proper intake, healing opportunities become available for restoring homeostasis. Glen Depke's webinar will be available for review on the Hawthorn website until April 1st, 2018: http://hawthornuniversity.org/WEBINARS/Webinar-Archives/

Functional laboratory testing provides a means to accurately establish the underlying causes of health problems and monitor the effectiveness of supportive health protocols. You will learn to select appropriate lab tests, confidently interpret the results, and establish valuable resources for guiding woman to recovery.

Whether in her pre-menopausal cycling stage of life, transitioning to or experiencing menopause, or in the years after menopause, a woman’s hormone balance plays a powerful and influential role on her wellbeing.  In this webinar the lab testing strategies for each phase of life, as well as approaches to balancing hormones through lifestyle and natural therapies will be emphasized.

Webinar Objectives:
1. Understand which lab tests to run for a woman’s unique circumstances;
2. Recognize the underlying lifestyle triggers that lead to female hormone imbalances;  
3. Receive guidance in interpreting the pre-menopause saliva test panel using month-long collection routines;
4. Identify healing opportunities by reviewing lab data and health histories;
5. Learn valuable concepts for accelerating healing through hormone balancing.

Glen Depke holds degrees as a Traditional Naturopath, a Bachelor of Science in Natural Health, and a diploma in Professional Holistic Iridology. He has also been trained in the Kalish method of assessing the three main body systems via functional testing, emotional freedom technique (EFT), Metabolic Typing, traditional Chinese assessment tools, and German drainage therapy. Glen has become known as a master in adrenal insufficiency, more appropriately referred to as HPA axis dysfunction, as well as, functional testing protocols, customized nutrition and food sensitivity. He has worked alongside some of the most prominent healers of our time, most notably, Dr. Joseph Mercola and the staff at the Center for Natural Health; where he held the positions of chief nutritionist, EFT therapist, and wellness director. Glen began his education and implementation of functional testing during his years at Dr. Mercola’s clinic and has studied with our world’s leaders in functional medicine over the past 17 years to fine tune this healing approach. His intention is to empower individuals to reach their health and wellness goals by addressing their individual imbalances while releasing any blocks that hinder them from this goal; whether these blocks are physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual.

Disclaimer: The webinars may present information that does not fully reflect Hawthorn University’s philosophy. Nonetheless, these presentations have been chosen because of their overall quality of information.

Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopath
Depke Wellness

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Assessing the HPA Axis: Chronic Stress and Strategies for Healing with Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopath

On this kick-off webinar for our Functional Lab Testing for Every Practice Webinar Series, you will be welcomed to the 6-part webinar series with a brief overview of the topics to come, while also receiving education in one of the most important aspects of clinical practice – assessing and helping a person’s ability to resist and respond to stress. Stress comes in a myriad of forms. With saliva hormone testing and proper intake, healing opportunities become available for reversing dysfunction and restoring an optimal stress response.      

Please join us for Assessing the HPA Axis: Chronic Stress and Strategies for Healing with Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopath, Tuesday March 6, 2018 at 4 PM Pacific / 7 PM Eastern.


Webinar Objectives:
i. Learn how the body’s stress response is the cause of numerous health problems and what can be done to optimize it;
ii. Understand the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis’ role in regulating homeostasis;  
iii. Learn hormone testing methods and intake approaches for identifying a person’s state of HPA dysfunction; 
iv. Develop a strategy for helping every person who comes to you for help, by fine tuning their stress response and developing ongoing prevention habits.

Glen Depke holds degrees as a Traditional Naturopath, a Bachelor of Science in Natural Health, and a diploma in Professional Holistic Iridology. He has also been trained in the Kalish method of assessing the three main body systems via functional testing, emotional freedom technique (EFT), Metabolic Typing, traditional Chinese assessment tools, and German drainage therapy. Glen has become known as a master in adrenal insufficiency, more appropriately referred to as HPA axis dysfunction, as well as, functional testing protocols, customized nutrition and food sensitivity. He has worked alongside some of the most prominent healers of our time, most notably, Dr. Joseph Mercola and the staff at the Center for Natural Health; where he held the positions of chief nutritionist, EFT therapist, and wellness director. Glen began his education and implementation of functional testing during his years at Dr. Mercola’s clinic and has studied with our world’s leaders in functional medicine over the past 17 years to fine tune this healing approach. His intention is to empower individuals to reach their health and wellness goals by addressing their individual imbalances while releasing any blocks that hinder them from this goal; whether these blocks are physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual.

Disclaimer: The webinars may present information that does not fully reflect Hawthorn University’s philosophy. Nonetheless, these presentations have been chosen because of their overall quality of information.

Glen Depke, Tradition Naturopath
Depke Wellness



More information on the Functional Lab Testing for Every Practice: Improve Health Outcomes with Science-Based Assessments Webinar Series:

Hawthorn University is pleased to announce the special 6-partwebinar series: Functional Lab Testing for Every Practice: Improve Health Outcomes with Science-Based Assessments.

Functional laboratory testing provides a means to accurately establish the underlying causes of health problems and monitor the effectiveness of supportive treatment/health protocols. You will learn to select lab tests appropriate to your clients/patients, confidently interpret the results, and establish valuable resources for guiding your clients/patients to recovery.

Each 90 minute webinar reviews a specific lab in depth, with case studies to get a feel for the sort of conditions that can be assessed using specific profiles, follow-up testing that may be necessary, and what outcomes can be expected, as well as the healing options that are often applied. This series is appropriate for Hawthorn University students, alumni, all healthcare practitioners, and the interested public.

Here's the flow of the series with a brief description of each webinar.

3/6/18: Assessing the HPA Axis: Chronic Stress and Strategies for Healing
Assessing and helping a person’s ability to resist and respond to stress is one of the most important aspects of our practices. Learn about the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis’ role in regulating homeostasis, hormone testing methods and intake approaches for identifying a person’s state of HPA dysfunction and how to resolve it.

3/20/18: Female Hormones: Balance and Restoration
The lab testing strategies for each phase of life, as well as approaches to balancing hormones through lifestyle and natural therapies will be emphasized. Understand which lab tests to run for a woman’s unique circumstances and recognize the underlying lifestyle triggers that lead to female hormone imbalances.

4/3/18: SIBO: Breath Testing for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) is a condition in which abnormally large numbers of bacteria – the types that are normally found in the large intestine – migrate into the small intestine. Learn to interpret the results of breath tests to determine the severity of a person’s SIBO problem and develop an approach for recovering healthy function.

4/17/18: GI Stool Screening & Secretory IgA: Gut Balance and First-Line Immunity
By using stool testing for the identification of pathogens and imbalanced flora, combined with simple saliva tests to measure secretory IgA, the primary immune defense, practitioners can establish powerful healing strategies for even the most difficult cases. Understand the role of secretory IgA as it relates to intestinal barrier function and illness prevention, become familiar with common pathogens and organisms involved in dysbiosis, and learn a logical sequence of testing to identify specific targets for GI and immunity therapies.

5/1/18: Leaky Gut Syndrome: Assessment and Repair
Leaky gut – also known as intestinal permeability – is the byproduct of such increasingly common factors as poor diet choices, chronic stress, toxic overload and bacterial imbalance. Learn how intestinal permeability increases the risk for developing chronic illness and serious diseases and identify the underlying triggers that lead to leaky gut and how to restore homeostasis.

5/15/18: A Logical Sequence of Lab Testing
In the final webinar of the series, we develop strategies for prioritizing the ordering of specific lab tests that will work effectively with most people, and understand the options available to you for ongoing assistance and training in functional lab testing.

These webinars will be available to the public for 10 days following each live event.  Student and graduates may find the recordings on their Student Portal under Webinar Archives with no expiration.

All About Alumni: Growing Forward: Combining Landscape Design with a Holistic Nutrition Consultant Certification with Nysha Arden

After a long and fruitful career in landscape design, Nysha Arden decided to go back to Hawthorn University to obtain a Nutrition consultant certification.  Learn how she has combined two of her greatest loves—gorgeous design and helping people feel their best through nutrition.

Join us with graduate Nysha Arden for the All About Alumni presentation Growing Forward: Combining Landscape Design with a Holistic Nutrition Consultant Certification, live and online Wednesday March 7, 2018 at 12 PM Pacific.

To RSVP for this webinar, please visit:

Nysha Arden spent 20 years working as a landscape designer. Her past accomplishments include working for Universal Studios Japan, Walt Disney Imagineering, working abroad in Hong Kong China for two years and finally settling in at her own landscape design firm. Nysha also owned a small boutique edibles nursery (Ardenwoods Edibles)—which is what originally spurred her to become a Nutrition Consultant. Combining her love of design and helping people feel their best is always on the forefront of her mind and she is doing so in Historic Pasadena, California. You can find more about her nutrition practice at http://www.integrativebellyhealth.com.

Disclaimer: The webinars may present information that does not fully reflect Hawthorn University’s philosophy. Nonetheless, these presentations have been chosen because of their overall quality of information.

Nysha Arden
(Nutrition Consultant Program Graduate 2016)

Monday, February 26, 2018

Functional Lab Testing for Every Practice: Improve Health Outcomes with Science-Based Assessments Webinar Series

Hawthorn University is pleased to announce the special 6-part webinar series: Functional Lab Testing for Every Practice: Improve Health Outcomes with Science-Based Assessments.

Functional laboratory testing provides a means to accurately establish the underlying causes of health problems and monitor the effectiveness of supportive treatment/health protocols. You will learn to select lab tests appropriate to your clients/patients, confidently interpret the results, and establish valuable resources for guiding your clients/patients to recovery.

Each 90 minute webinar reviews a specific lab in depth, with case studies to get a feel for the sort of conditions that can be assessed using specific profiles, follow-up testing that may be necessary, and what outcomes can be expected, as well as the healing options that are often applied. This series is appropriate for Hawthorn University students, alumni, all healthcare practitioners, and the interested public.

Here's the flow of the series with a brief description of each webinar. 

3/6/18: Assessing the HPA Axis: Chronic Stress and Strategies for Healing
Assessing and helping a person’s ability to resist and respond to stress is one of the most important aspects of our practices. Learn about the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis’ role in regulating homeostasis, hormone testing methods and intake approaches for identifying a person’s state of HPA dysfunction and how to resolve it.

3/20/18: Female Hormones: Balance and Restoration
The lab testing strategies for each phase of life, as well as approaches to balancing hormones through lifestyle and natural therapies will be emphasized. Understand which lab tests to run for a woman’s unique circumstances and recognize the underlying lifestyle triggers that lead to female hormone imbalances.

4/3/18: SIBO: Breath Testing for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) is a condition in which abnormally large numbers of bacteria – the types that are normally found in the large intestine – migrate into the small intestine. Learn to interpret the results of breath tests to determine the severity of a person’s SIBO problem and develop an approach for recovering healthy function.

4/17/18: GI Stool Screening & Secretory IgA: Gut Balance and First-Line Immunity
By using stool testing for the identification of pathogens and imbalanced flora, combined with simple saliva tests to measure secretory IgA, the primary immune defense, practitioners can establish powerful healing strategies for even the most difficult cases. Understand the role of secretory IgA as it relates to intestinal barrier function and illness prevention, become familiar with common pathogens and organisms involved in dysbiosis, and learn a logical sequence of testing to identify specific targets for GI and immunity therapies.

5/1/18: Leaky Gut Syndrome: Assessment and Repair
Leaky gut – also known as intestinal permeability – is the byproduct of such increasingly common factors as poor diet choices, chronic stress, toxic overload and bacterial imbalance. Learn how intestinal permeability increases the risk for developing chronic illness and serious diseases and identify the underlying triggers that lead to leaky gut and how to restore homeostasis.

5/15/18: A Logical Sequence of Lab Testing
In the final webinar of the series, we develop strategies for prioritizing the ordering of specific lab tests that will work effectively with most people, and understand the options available to you for ongoing assistance and training in functional lab testing.

For a PDF of the schedule, click here.

These webinars will be available to the public for 10 days following each live event.  Student and graduates may find the recordings on their Student Portal under Webinar Archives with no expiration.

Disclaimer: The webinars may present information that does not fully reflect Hawthorn University’s philosophy. Nonetheless, these presentations have been chosen because of their overall quality of information.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Florida Update

From: Jonathan Posey

Subject: Brief update

There's more work to do, but today the House Health and Human Services committee unanimously approved our legislation. A late amendment created considerable ambiguity and concern, but the bill sponsor has agreed to work with us to make it better.

Our fight is not over and we have a big hill to climb in the Senate. Today was not the best victory we could've gotten but it's a solid tactical win.

Stay tuned!
Jonathan

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Urgent! Florida Hearing

There are over 5,000 unlicensed nutrition practitioners in Florida – mostly women, small business owners, and tax payers. We simply want the opportunity to enter the nutrition marketplace practice up to the level of our education and training. We don’t diagnose, treat, or cure diseases. We simply want to help others to eat, live, and feel better. A bill being considered in the Florida Legislature tomorrow would give us that chance. Please vote to support the nutrition exemption language as-is. Communicate with your elected representative and the committee with your views via email and ask the committee that your letter be included in the record.

Committee contact information:



Staff Director: Christa Calamas, Christa.Calamas@myfloridahouse.gov

Monday, February 5, 2018

Laying the Foundation for a Conscious Life and Business with Michelle Hermann

Michelle Herrmann, President and Founder of Cornucopiabox.com, will present her experience with Hawthorn University and how it has helped her to build a strong foundation for her life and her new business. After losing her mother to cancer, she her studies into holistic health in order to improve the health of her family and herself.  She now uses it as a way to empower others who are still fighting their battle against cancer.  Learn about her company Cornucopiabox.com and how she is filling the gap in organic cancer support.

Join us for the All About Alumni presentation Laying the Foundation for a Conscious Life and Business with Michelle Hermann, live and online Wednesday February 7, 2018 at 12 PM Pacific.

To RSVP for this webinar, please visit:
http://hawthornuniversity.org/WEBINARS/All-About-Alumni-Archives/

Michelle Herrmann began her journey into holistic health for all the wrong reasons.  As a young woman she was self conscious about her body and began learning about weight loss and exercise.  Then, after her mother was diagnosed with cancer she was fortunately introduced to holistic health and plant medicine yet her interest was out of her fear of developing cancer herself.  After graduating from Hawthorn University she realized holistic health is least effective when approached from fear so, she learned how to change her perspective to a position of abundance, self-love and empowerment.  In May 2017, she launched her own business, Cornucopiabox.com, offering organic cancer care packages that are designed to nourish the body, mind, and spirit while detoxing our environment.  Her company has been featured by Well.org, Annmarie Skincare, and several blog websites with a focus on supporting cancer survivors.  She is currently living with her husband and two dachshunds in San Diego, CA and is expecting her first child in June 2018.

Disclaimer: The webinars may present information that does not fully reflect Hawthorn University’s philosophy. Nonetheless, these presentations have been chosen because of their overall quality of information.

Michelle Herrmann

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

How to Transition from an Hourly Fee Based Practice to Offering Start to Finish Programs with Karin Rozell

Do you wish you knew how to put your own one-of-a-kind program together? Do you feel ready to organize all that you do with clients into one, signature program that makes you and your clients happy? Are you ready to break free of charging by-the-hour sessions and create a start-to-finish program?

If so, then you’ll love this webinar training!

Karin Rozell, Author, Small Business Coach and Creator of the Happy Little Practice Method shows us how to create higher-end packages that give you ample time and space to create life-changing results (for you, your clients AND your family).  Hawthorn University welcomes Karin and her presentation How to Transition from an Hourly Fee Based Practice to Offering Start to Finish Programs, live and online Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 4 PM Pacific / 7 PM Eastern.

For more information and to RSVP, please visit:

If you are brand new to creating programs, this class is guaranteed to stretch your brain into new places! If you are familiar with programs, you will find this training to be a powerful refresher on what’s working NOW for experts who help others for a living via consulting, coaching, and counseling. 

Karin Rozell is the author of two small business books, a 17-year marketing consultant and creator of the Happy Little Practice Method. She specializes in working with family oriented practitioners, coaches and experts to simplify their message and marketing so that their tiny, but mighty business does what it needs to do: make a great income, make a difference, and make their family happy too. Learn more about Karin at http://www.KarinRozell.com, http://www.GreatLittleTalks.com and http://www.Bookin90Days.com.

Disclaimer: The webinars may present information that does not fully reflect Hawthorn University’s philosophy. Nonetheless, these presentations have been chosen because of their overall quality of information.

Karin Rozell

Friday, January 12, 2018

Review The Rainbow Diet Webinar with Dr. Deanna Minich

How do phytonutrients play a role in impacting human health? Join Dr. Deanna Minich, author of The Rainbow Diet, as she tells us how. Hawthorn University welcomes back Dr. Minich for her presentation The Rainbow Diet: Unlocking Nature’s Color Code for the Full-Spectrum of Health. Dr. Minich's webinar is now available to review:  

http://hawthornuniversity.org/WEBINARS/Webinar-Archives/

In this webinar, Dr. Minich will teach us:
To understand how phytonutrients impact human health through chronic disease mechanisms;
To learn how phytonutrients alter genetic expression and epigenetic modification;
To apply the principles of phytonutrients in everyday eating through clinical nutrition practice.

Dr. Deanna Minich is a health educator and author 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. 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 colorful whole-self approach to nourishment called Whole Detox and bridging the gaps between science, soul, and art in medicine.  Her most recent book is called The Rainbow Diet: A Holistic Approach to Radiant Health Through Foods and Supplements (Conari Press, 2018). Visit her at: http://www.drdeannaminich.com.

Disclaimer: The webinars may present information that does not fully reflect Hawthorn University’s philosophy. Nonetheless, these presentations have been chosen because of their overall quality of information.

Dr. Deanna Minich

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Review THE CRAVING CURE with Julia Ross

We are so pleased to have had Julia Ross present our webinar yesterday on The Craving Cure. We all have some sort of cravings from time to time, but when they become unmanageable health suffers. Julia has produced such an important book to address this issue based on years of her work with cravings and addictions. The scientific research in this book is deep! Julia's presentation is now available for review in our Webinar Archives.

Julia Ross, author of The Craving Cure