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Hawthorn’s Healthy Kitchen – Let’s Talk Oats! by Dr. Andrea Pryce, N.D. (Hawthorn Faculty)

Please Note:  For easy access, resources are directly linked within the blog. To visit a reference simply click on the number and follow the link. You will be taken directly to the appropriate website. Welcome to Hawthorn’s Healthy Kitchen! Most people can agree that sound nutrition provides an essential foundation to ultimate health and longevity, read more…

Eden Huma (MSHN Graduate 2020)

Congratulations to Eden Huma for graduating Summa Cum Laude from the Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition program. Eden also holds a BA from Connecticut College. She is a Registered Nurse in Northern California, with a specialty in Emergency Medicine. She spent over 15 years in pre-hospital care as an Emergency Medical Technician and Critical read more...

Is Circadian Rhythm Really That Important For Health? by Richard Hammond (MSHN Graduate 2020)

Developed over millennia, complex metabolic, photonic, and endocrine factors have become synchronized with environmental cues. This has occured among eukaryotes including hominids, and many invertebrates, fungi, and plants. It is the evolution of our planet that has forever linked all the animals to the seasonal and daily sun cycles, along with foraging, feeding, and most read more…

New Year, New Career: Spotlight on Holistic Nutrition by Dr. Andrea Pryce, N.D. (Hawthorn Faculty)

Please Note:  For easy access, resources are directly linked within the blog. To visit a reference simply click on the number and follow the link. You will be taken directly to the appropriate website. If there is one thing we have learned in 2020 it’s the impact of chronic disease on our overall health. From read more…

Low Down on Whole Grains by Dr. Andrea Pryce, N.D. (Hawthorn Faculty)

Please Note:  For easy access, resources are directly linked within the blog. To visit a reference simply click on the number and follow the link. You will be taken directly to the appropriate website. In contemporary society, nearly everyone knows someone or is someone who is avoiding consuming grains in their diet. The reasons of read more…

Summing Up Sugar Alcohols by Dr. Andrea Pryce, N.D. (Hawthorn Faculty)

Sugar is one of the oldest commodities known to man and has at times been so valued that it was kept under lock and key in a sugar safe. The domestication of sugar cane occurred around 8,000BC in New Guinea. Nautical trade routes were responsible for the expansion of sugar throughout Southeast Asia, China, and read more…

Ready…Set…Giggle! by Dr. Andrea Pryce, N.D. (Hawthorn Faculty)

Few things are as emotionally satisfying as having a good, deep, belly laugh. Laughter is extremely powerful. Mark Twain is quoted as saying, “Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand.” Many people became familiar with laughter as medicine thanks to the work of Robin Williams in the movie “Patch Adams.” This film was actually read more…

What’s Up with Organics? by Dr. Andrea Pryce, N.D. (Hawthorn Faculty)

Nearly everyone has heard sayings like, “Don’t judge a book by its cover” and “It’s what’s on the inside that counts” but does the same apply to that granola bar, bag of chips, or loaf of bread? The food industry is abound with buzzwords aimed at making consumers feel better about choosing the foods they read more…

Why Ride Share Vehicles Should be Fragrance-Free by Gretchen Kurtenacker

You know the scene, your heading out somewhere and so request an Uber or a Lyft. Two minutes later the car arrives. You open the door and are punched in the face by the exceedingly potent “air freshener”. As you roll down the window you spy the 15 scented cardboard evergreen trees hanging from the read more…

Captivating Capsicum by Dr. Andrea Pryce, N.D. (Hawthorn Faculty)

November is National Chili Pepper Month! Most people are well aware of the benefits of a whole foods diet. Eating foods in their natural state can provide a wide variety of quality nutrients and health benefits, but it can be challenging to try new foods and to know how to use them in a flavorful read more…