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Dr. Elizabeth Lipski Autism One: A Conversation of Hope

Hawthorn Educational Director and Director of Doctoral Studies Dr. Elizabeth Lipski, PhD, CCN, CHN was recently interviewed on the radio show Autism One: A Conversation of Hope.

The very lively show consisted mainly of parents calling in and asking questions while a wide variety of issues were discussed for about an hour.

You can listen to the recorded show or download it here.

Approximately 1 child in 91 is diagnosed with autism, which gives autism the undesired ranking as the most prevalent childhood developmental disorder in the United States. 67 children will be diagnosed today - that is nearly 1 child every 20 minutes. Autism is treatable and children are significantly improving or recovering following appropriate therapies. Autism One: A Conversation of Hope hosted by Teri Arranga, includes discussions with the most experienced doctors, researchers, and therapists in the field, parents of recovered children, and advocates for the children and families.

Heidi Snyder: "Eat real food, chew it well..."

"Eat real food, chew it well..."

Submitted by Michael on Fri, 02/11/2011 - 12:03

HEIDI SNYDER, 46, of Port Townsend, Wash., is a certified nutrition consultant and a holistic health educator. She is fabulously versed in both the constituents and the wholeness of food, as I rediscovered when we both attended the Society of Food Addiction Professionals conference recently in Houston. Before we parted on Sunday, I asked her to play my typical short-question interview game, in which the questions — and, by my request, the answers — are 10 words or less. Remember, please: No counting. It’s a goal, not a rule.

Something you wanted to be when you grew up: "Magician, teacher, author."

Favorite dish: "Some kind of delicious soup."

What kind? "Homemade, with fresh, seasonal ingredients."

A morsel of eating wisdom: "Eat real food, chew it well, enjoy every bite."

An encouraging sign in American nutrition: "An increase in community gardens, and that nutrition is in the news. Jamie Oliver is an encouraging sign."

A discouraging one: "The infiltration of Monsanto into agriculture and nutrition policy."

A voice on nutrition whom you follow: "Dr. Elizabeth Lipski, a digestive expert and nutrition pioneer."

A voice on food policy you admire: "The Institute for Functional Medicine."

One thing you would change in the food system: "Refined and fast food’s dominance."

Sweet or savory: "Definitely savory."

Salt or pepper: "Unrefined sea salt."

Whole or organic: "I’d say whole, because organic doesn’t always mean whole."

Portion size or type of ingredients: "Quality of ingredients."

What do you wish everyone would get right: 1) "Question blind consumerism." 2) "Read ingredient labels." 3) "Use your turn signals."

Heidi Snyder

Heidi Snyder, Hawthorn University instructor and Assistant Dean of Faculty, will be participating in a panel discussion entitled: The Treatment of Refined Food Addiction: Defining Abstinence in Many Ways, at the Promising Practices in Food Addiction Treatment conference in Houston, Texas on Saturday, January 29, 2011.  For additional information, please visit the conference agenda at

Dr. Nikolas Hedberg

Congratulations to Dr. Nikolas Hedberg, DC, DABCI, Hawthorn Adjunct Faculty, whose much anticipated book The Thyroid Alternative will be available for shipping the second week in January 2011. You can pre-order the book now and it will ship in a few weeks. To order visit The Thyroid Alternative will take about 8 weeks to go up on Congratulations again to Dr. Hedberg!

Nishanga Bliss

Hawthorn would like to congratulate doctoral candidate Nishanga Bliss, LAc, on the upcoming publication of her book Real Food All Year: Ancient Wisdom for Balanced Energy to be released in Spring 2012 by New Harbinger Press. Congrats, Nishanga!