I received my training as a Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition’s cutting-edge Health Coach Training Program. During my training, I studied over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts.
My teachers included Dr. Andrew Weil, Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine; Dr. Deepak Chopra, leader in the field of mind-body medicine; Dr. David Katz, Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center; Dr. Walter Willett, Chair of Nutrition at Harvard University; Geneen Roth, bestselling author and expert on emotional eating; and many other leading researchers and nutrition authorities.
My education has equipped me with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and preventive health. Drawing on these skills and my knowledge of different dietary theories, I work with clients to help them make lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results.
A little bit about my approach…
I have received training at New York’s Institute of Integrative Nutrition and specialise in helping my clients, reduce cravings, increase energy and lose weight. A belief in a holistic approach to health and wellness
“‘Holistic’ means that I look at the Whole List of your life and how they are connected to each other and to your eating patterns.
Does stress at your job or in your relationship cause you to overeat? Does lack of sleep or low energy prevent you from exercising? Do you eat well all week but binge on the weekends? I can help you get off the rollercoaster!”
Together we’ll work to reach your health goals in areas such as achieving optimal weight, reducing food cravings, increasing sleep, and maximizing energy. As we work together, you’ll develop a deeper understanding of the food and lifestyle choices that work best for you and implement lasting changes that will improve your energy, balance and health. I offer individual health and nutrition coaching, and workshops for organizations and groups interested in providing health and wellness programs.
The core principle of Integrative Nutrition’s philosophy is that there’s no one-size-fits-all diet. IIN students explore different ways of eating and learn how to create personalized approaches to food based on age, health, activity level, personal preferences, and more.
We are nourished not only by the food on our plate but by the energy in our lives. Healthy relationships, regular physical activity, a fulfilling career, and a spiritual practice can feed your soul and satisfy your hunger for life.
Many people believe that cravings are a problem, but IIN believes that cravings play a critical role in understanding what the body needs. You will learn why people desire certain foods and how to satisfy and manage these cravings in healthy ways.
Most nutrition experts give their clients a list of foods to avoid, which explains why so many people are turned off by nutrition. “Crowding out” involves adding more healthy food to your diet rather than cutting back on foods you enjoy. With time, cravings for more unhealthy foods will likely diminish.
Nutrition and Health
My students learn about human anatomy and how our digestive systems function. Topics include but are not limited to:
- autoimmune disorders
- weight loss
- blood sugar and glucose
- thyroid health
- endocrine health
- women’s health
Certain foods are nutritional powerhouses that are loaded with powerful nutrients and antioxidants to help lower cholesterol, reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer, and improve your mood. We’ll help you find the fruits, vegetables, and whole grains that will boost your health and make you feel your best.
Organic and Local Foods
Discover how organic, non-organic, commercial, and locally sourced meat and produce are different, and learn how farming methods can impact your health and the environment.
Many people try to heal sadness, depression, and anxiety with food; this tactic can easily lead to overeating and unwanted weight gain. Explore the connection between food and emotions
For example, when you’re stressed, do you snack on sweets or salty foods? Were you rewarded with food as child? Does low energy prevent you from exercising?
Jen has the training and professional coaching skills to work with each client individually and design a plan to achieve his or her personal goals. She breaks down the process into manageable steps, provides sincere and knowledgeable support, and identifies personal roadblocks that may be keeping you from reaching your goals.