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The Role of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in Childhood Obesity with John Ramotowski, MSc, CHNC

https://youtu.be/KIRq3vH5rzE Child obesity has grown significantly over the past few decades and Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) is suspect in a child’s environment. EDCs can raise the risk of juvenile obesity by disrupting processes that are essential for growth and development. There are many ways a child can be affected by EDCs, such as from maternal read more...

The Long and Windy Road – How Resiliency Led the Way with Laura Kopec, NDT, MHNE, MA, CNC (MHNE Graduate 2013)

https://youtu.be/rlc_tOKBbH8 Hawthorn MHNE program graduate Laura Kopec has created a thriving practice for herself after graduating in 2013. Although what appeared to be successes did not always work out, Laura's education with Hawthorn University and the MHNE program, combined with her passion and resiliency, allowed her to find confidence and put herself out there as read more...

Nutritional First Aid During the COVID-19 Crisis with Julia Ross, MA

https://youtu.be/eLVn70IU01c Those millions suffering from obesity and diabetes are at the greatest risk of infection and death from COVID-19. The stress and depression that this public health crisis has generated have increased our use of high calorie, low-nutrient foods making us even more vulnerable to the virus. Understanding the role of depleted brain neurotransmitters in read more...

Diet, Hormonal Weight Gain and Fat Distribution with Traci D Mitchell, Health & Fitness Coach and Author

https://youtu.be/PCilLm5eg0k We understand that hormones play a role in weight gain. But how do hormones affect body-specific fat distribution, and more importantly, how does diet play a role in regulating these hormones to reduce unhealthy fat? Hawthorn University Holistic Health and Nutrition Webinar Series welcomes Traci D Mitchell for Diet, Hormonal Weight Gain & Fat read more...

Amy Spindel (MSHN Graduate 2020)

Congratulations to Amy Spindel for graduating Summa Cum Laude from the Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition program.  Amy also earned a Master of Science in Clinical Social Work from Columbia University, a Bachelor of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Tufts University and culinary certificates from Collin College.  She is a certified gluten-free practitioner and teaching chef.  read more...

Kelly Amoroso (MSHN Graduate 2020)

Kelly Amoroso is to be congratulated on her graduation from the Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition program with the Summa Cum Laude designation. Kelly also holds a master’s degree in Social Work from Monmouth University. She was introduction to the power of holistic nutrition when she was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. She began to read more...

The Benefits of Breastmilk by Stephanie Buck, Holistic Nutrition Consultant and Birth Doula

Currently, the trending phrase is ‘fed is best’, which is understandable if one cannot breastfeed due to illness, a mastectomy or other infections. However, these types of sayings tend to equate the nutrition of breastmilk to formula. Research has shown that children who have been breastfed verses formula fed have lower mortality rates, protection against read more…

Finding Focus & Passion: Creating a Holistic Practice While Working Full Time with Maria Tabone (MHNE Graduate 2019)

https://youtu.be/jHOaEVqFMc4 For Hawthorn graduate Maria Tabone (MHNE 2019), education is a life-long journey that never ends. Her mission is combining ancient wisdom with modern science to help clients understand the importance of taking care of the body, mind and spirit. She believes that the best practitioners are those who have compassion and a willingness to read more...

A Deeper Insight into the Immune System: Why it Matters with Stacey Baganz

https://youtu.be/7H5TJCWIbq4 A healthy immune system is so important, and to keep one's system healthy we need to understand how our immune system works. Stacey Baganz, Board Certified Holistic Nutritionist and Hawthorn graduate will delve deeper with us into understanding how chronic diseases and underlying inflammation lead to impaired immunity and greater susceptibility to viral illnesses. read more...

Sandra Zeilstra (MSHN Graduate 2020)

Sandra Zeilstra is to be congratulated for graduating Summa Cum Laude from the Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition program. Sandra also earned an MBA in Information Systems from Seattle Pacific University and spent most of her career running a successful consulting business for small to medium-sized food companies. When her health began to deteriorate read more...