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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...

Kimberlee Detwiler (MHNE Graduate 2020)

Kimberlee Detwiler is to be congratulated for graduating from the Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education program.  Kym also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Management from Ashford University.  She is one of the co-founders of Shanti Living Wellness in Poulsbo, WA and is a Certified Yoga Therapist, an Ayurveda Wellness read more...

Fastercise: Using Natural High-intensity Exercise to Control Appetite and Direct the Body to Consume Stored Body Fat with Dr. Denis Wilson & Allison Roberts

https://youtu.be/9RvF_Q632EM Many people have difficulty getting lean no matter what they try. The human body is the world’s most efficient fitness machine but we aren’t taking full advantage of its built-in functions. We can store up excess energy from food in the form of glycogen, muscle, and body fat for later use. This stored energy read more...

An East-West Nutritional Assessment Based on the 7 Systems of Health: A General Primer with Dr. Deanna Minich, PhD

https://youtu.be/S81zrxUZy6I Color can change lives; it influences us, it can change our feelings and may even change our behavior. Dr. Deanna Minich has created a set of 7 colorful systems, "The 7 Systems of Health", so we may "Think in color, eat in color and live in color"! Dr. Minich integrates Eastern traditions and Western read more...

Elizabeth Tay (MSHN Graduate 2020)

Congratulations to Elizabeth Tay for graduating Magna Cum Laude from the Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition program. Elizabeth also holds a Master of Science in Marketing from the University of Leicester, UK. She is a breast cancer survivor whose diagnosis changed her perspective of life and sparked a passionate pursuit to study human health, read more...