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Autumn Smith

Autumn Smith is to be congratulated for graduating Summa cum Laude from the Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition program.  Autumn has been a health enthusiast and wellness warrior her entire life.  She danced professionally, became a certified yoga instructor, and worked as a fitness trainer.  During her fitness career she grew frustrated that exercise was not effective in restoring radiant health for some of her clients.  This ignited her passion and interest in the study of holistic nutrition and her enrollment into Hawthorn.  Autumn plans to devote all her energy to Paleovalley, a holistic wellness website that she founded with her husband in 2013.  Paleovalley’s mission is to disseminate information, organic food products, and high quality food-based supplements based on the principles of the paleo diet with 100 million people worldwide in order to restore vibrant health.  With 60,000 reached thus far, she cannot wait to see what her unbridled energy can accomplish!  Her thesis is entitled, Can Dietary Intervention Reduce Anxiety?  Keep up the good work, Autumn!


 Autumn Smith, MSHN Graduate