Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Review Interpreting Blood Chemistry Lab Values: Why Functional Ranges Matter with Georgette Schwartz, BCHN, MSHN, CGP, CMC

We all perhaps have had lab testing done at one point or another when it comes to maintaining our health. Why are tests done and how are they interpreted? Presenter Georgette Schwartz returns to review with us specific markers from commonly run labs to understand when and why a test is ordered, and how to analyze the results. Hawthorn University presents Interpreting Blood Chemistry Lab Values: Why Functional Ranges Matter with Georgette Schwartz. Georgette's presentation is now available for review HERE.

This webinar discusses blood chemistry lab tests from a functional perspective and helps us to identify certain patterns that may assist in caring for clients. 

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
Director of Nutrition, Integrative Acupuncture

Watch All About Alumni: Bring Balance into the World One Woman at a Time! with Caroline Aslanian

Post-Hawthorn education, graduate Caroline Aslanian is now an author, speaker and holistic nutrition educator. In this webinar, Caroline will share the journey she took to turn her mission into a success story. She will reveal the “what”, the “why”, the “how” and “had I known” of getting where she is…including all the lessons she learned along the way. Join SFHN 2017 graduate Caroline Aslanian for the All About Alumni presentation Bringing Balance into the World One Woman at a Time! Caroline's presentation is now available for review HERE.

Caroline will address the one natural tendency that most entrepreneurs have, that if not recognized and valued can be the biggest pitfall in business. She will share a couple of Jedi mastering mindset tools that help harness your natural super powers to help you think, function and perform naturally vs. feeling like you are going uphill without a paddle. Caroline will reveal two crucial business lessons that took her 4 years to embrace that contributed towards her professional growth.

Caroline Aslanian is a speaker, writer, and author of Fifty Shades of Grain: The Truth about Eating Bread and Feeling Great, an international best seller. She is a holistic nutrition educator and lifestyle coach as well as an experiential traveler who has studied different cultures, religions and diets with a mission to teach and inspire others through healthy habits and practices our ancestors used: all without eating deprivation, calorie counting, or yo-yo dieting.

She entered Hawthorn with enthusiasm to learn more deeply and challenge herself. Caroline completed the Scientific Foundations of Holistic Nutrition certificate program and plans to return to complete the Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition program. Caroline also holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from California State University, Northridge, majoring in accounting.

Caroline works in collaboration with Professor Michel Poulain, the top researcher of the Blue Zones; places around the world where Centenarians who as you may know are people that live over 100 years of age and exist with abundant vitality.

By observing women around the world who demonstrate longevity, Caroline is able to bring ancient wisdom into the modern world context. Her work focuses on helping women find their hormonal balance through her unique tested and proven process customized to meet each woman’s unique needs and lifestyle goals so she may become her best SELF.

Caroline wishes to bring balance into this world by helping one woman at a time.

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.

Caroline Aslanian
SFHN Graduate 2017

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Posters! Get your health and wellness information published! Webinar Friday, September 21 at 11 am Pacific Time

The NANP is pleased to announce a call for poster presentations for the annual conference in Tucson, Arizona, May 16-19, 2019! The deadline for applications is February 1, 2019. NANP is excited to offer this option at the conference for the first time.

Posters provide an opportunity for you to get your ideas published and take your work to a whole new level of success! We’re looking for clinicians, researchers, educators, and students who are passionate about the work they’re doing in the fields of holistic nutrition, health, and wellness. 

Posters that are selected will be displayed at the 14th Annual NANP Conference, and the abstracts will be published in the NANP Conference Program!

To help applicants learn more about the ins & outs of creating a Poster application that will get their submission approved and their hard work recognized, NANP is hosting a webinar this Friday, September 21st at 11:00 a.m., Pacific Time. Those who attend this webinar will have the opportunity to learn all about Posters and Poster Presentations and how to create a submission that will be approved, and to ask questions of Janet Ludwig, PhD, our resident Poster Board expert!

The link to register is: 

Now is the chance for you to share and shine!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Review Functional Dentistry: Making the Oral Systemic Connection with Dr. Mary Ellen S. Chalmers, DMD

We’ve heard of Functional Medicine, but what about Functional Dentistry? Functional Medicine is becoming the standard for diagnosing and treating chronic disease in the United States and worldwide.  Functional Dentistry integrates Functional Medicine principles and practices with the art and science of evidence-based dentistry and gives meaning to the Oral-Systemic Connection that is referred to frequently today, when discussing holistic health. Recognizing potential oral health issues is of critical importance to non-dental health care practitioners, experiencing road blocks or disappointing outcomes in their patient care and treatment. 

Dr. Mary Ellen Chalmers, DMD, presents Functional Dentistry – Making the Oral Systemic Connection, now available for review at:

This presentation introduces Functional Dentistry, with ample evidence from the scientific literature as well as provide strategies for a basic functional dental evaluation, to identify potential issues with patients in a non-dental environment.

Mary Ellen S. Chalmers, DMD, is a dentist in Santa Rosa, CA, practicing Integrative and Functional Dentistry. Dr. Chalmers received her dental degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, is a Board Certified Naturopath (BCNP) and a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner by the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFMCP). Dr. Chalmers is a Faculty member for the Institute for Functional Medicine, the American College of Integrative Medicine and Dentistry and has made presentations at symposiums for IFM, FSM, and other national and international conferences. 

Clinically, Dr. Chalmers’ believes the practice of Functional Dentistry bridges the gap between Evidence Based Dentistry and Biological Dentistry as well as provides a critical foundation for communication between the Medical and Dental professions, enhancing the quality of care for patients.

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.

Mary Ellen S. Chalmers, DMD