Become Your Dream and Create a Ripple of Health and Happiness

It was 50 years ago in August that Martin Luther King, Jr., moved hundreds of thousands to action with his dream of making the world a better place.

And it was over 20 years ago that Integrative Nutrition started another movement with a dream of making the world a healthier, happier place.

How can a school do that?

Integrative Nutrition believes that people experience a powerful personal transformation by getting healthier. By using their knowledge to teach others how to be healthier and happier, they create a ripple effect that changes the world.

Thousands of graduates who have made their own personal transformation are now helping others get healthier and happier.

Maura Knowles Develops a Healthy Baked Morsel Company

When Maura (Mo) Knowles wasn’t pursuing her career as an actor and singer, she was working on building her healthy baked morsel company with her dad Mac in mind. A diabetic and heart patient, Maura’s dad would beg her for something sweet, so she decided to go make it herself. After a trip to the grocery store, she came up with delicious morsel treats that are vegan, gluten and sodium free, with no sweeteners or preservatives. The whole family ate them up and so she decided to keep them coming! She calls her company Mac-n-Mo's.

Why We Give Back: Season of Giving

If you are healthy and happy, you have more energy to do what you love. Your enthusiasm for life is radiant, and it inspires others. You can help lift others around you by teaching them what you know.

The gift of having more in life is that you have more to give.

That’s what we strive to do at Integrative Nutrition. As much as we can, we reinvest into our community by giving more support and advanced training to our students and graduates. And we support charities doing great work that complements our mission of making the world a better place.

Integrative Nutrition Reviews: Gabrielle Bernstein’s May Cause Miracles

Welcome to the latest installment of Integrative Nutrition Reviews, where we consider books, movies, and other media related to health, food, and personal wellness. Want to suggest something for us to review? Post it in the comments!

For many who are focused on making New Year’s resolutions happen, it’s around this time that the once steely-willed resolvers start to falter, especially when it comes to the less tangible goals such as love and happiness. While it can seem easier to accomplish the material goals of bigger, better, and more, how do you accomplish inner peace?

The truth is that the more you look outside yourself for happiness, the less satisfied you feel. Happiness is an inner game, but creating that sense of peace can be easier said than done.

Enter May Cause Miracles, a 40-day guidebook to creating happiness by becoming more “miracle minded.” The third book and New York Times bestseller by life coach and author Gabrielle Bernstein is a guided journey to help readers cultivate inner peace and happiness.

In a Busy World, the Virtue of Doing Nothing

The daily grind of modern life can be exhausting: working full time, going to appointments, running errands, squeezing in grocery shopping, preparing a nourishing dinner, finding time for the gym… the demands can seem endless. When’s the last time you spent an afternoon doing absolutely nothing?

According to a new book from Dr. Matthew Sleeth, taking time to rest and relax may be one of the best things you can do for your health. In 24/6: A Prescription for a Healthier, Happier Life, Dr. Sleeth emphasizes that for almost 2,000 years, Western culture stopped for 24 hours once a week, every week. “Even when I was a child, you couldn’t buy gasoline, you couldn’t buy milk. The drugstores weren’t open. And so society just had a day where they put it in park. That was Sunday until the last 30 years or so,” he says.

Fun Workouts To Try This Year

The New Year is viewed as a fresh start, and a time to make exciting resolutions and intentions for the months ahead. Our goals often fall into categories such as career, relationships, and fitness. While fitness activities can sometimes seem like a chore, especially when working out in the winter months, research suggests that exercise is fun when you find something you enjoy.

To celebrate the New Year, try a new-to-you workout to add some variety to your routine. Who knows? You might achieve your health goals and have a great time in the process! No matter what, you’ll have a new experience to tell your friends and family about.

From Starving Artist to Six-Figure Coach: Lisa Fabrega Lives Her Dream

Once a starving artist who had to share a studio apartment and make ends meet in an unfulfilling job, Lisa Fabrega suffered from poor body image, emotional eating, and an immune disorder. After graduating from the Health Coach Training Program in 2010, Lisa left all that behind and now runs a successful and profitable health coaching practice based in New York helping other women like her.

Known as the “Pleasurable Detox Coach,” Lisa incorporates wine, chocolate and other delicious (and pleasurable!) elements in her program to fit her client’s lifestyle. “I guide women in detoxing their lives so that they can release everything that is strangling their power, stepping into living the ecstatic, purposeful lives that are their birthright!”

Lisa works with women around the world, including in Latin America where many clients don’t have easy access to healthy foods. As she explains, “Clients who work with me go out and create change in their community once their lives are changed… Now that’s a ‘ripple effect!’” Read on to find out how Lisa uses her education to transform her career and quality of life.

The Power of Kindness: The Cure For Bullying

Iowa City High School junior Jeremiah Anthony has started something quite good, and it seems to be contagious. Jeremiah and his friends who manage the @westhighbros Twitter account send out tweets to their classmates, encouraging them with kind words and sincere compliments and in turn, inspiring others to do the same.

In an age where cyber bullying is a harsh reality for young people, this group of teenagers created their own positive counter-culture, which combats the seemingly endless negativity that is present on the internet. 

Bloggers Worldwide Spread Message of Health and Wellness

From Canada to England to Australia, people around the globe are taking it upon themselves to launch blogs and inform the public about the importance of health and wellness. At Integrative Nutrition, we like to support and thank those who are aligned with the mission of our school. When people use their knowledge to teach others how to be healthier and happier, together we can create a ripple effect that will transform the world.

This is at the core of our 2020 Vision, and with 30,000 graduates in 102 countries around the globe, that ripple effect is getting stronger than ever. That’s why this month, we awarded nine talented international bloggers with a scholarship for our upcoming Health Coach Training Program! With their IIN education, these bloggers will continue to do their important work better than ever and will make a true difference in their communities and beyond.

Find out more about each of our scholarship recipients below. We are thrilled to have them be a part of our growing Health Coach community! 

Tanya Alekseeva, UK,

Tanya’s blog features food tips, articles, recipes and workshops focused on the raw foods diet. In a near-fatal car accident as a teenager that almost destroyed her organs, Tanya found that raw food is what helped her regain her health.

The U.K. Trades in Weight Loss Food Scam for Smaller Portions and Exercise

From shakes, to bars, and frozen meals, it feels like there is a new weight loss product thrown our way daily. One country, however, decided to call it quits on the weight loss food industry scam. New research shows that these dieting products are on their way out in the U.K. as consumers become increasingly skeptical of its claims. Will the rest of the world follow suit on ditching these deceptive food labels?

What’s Wrong with “Diet” Food?
Nothing at all – as long as it actually is healthy and does what it says! According to the study by research firm Mintel, 3 in 4 people believe diet products are overpriced rip-offs, and a whopping 71 percent questioned the products’ misleading health credentials.

According to DailyMail, “half said they actively distrusted them, largely because many contain controversial artificial sweeteners.” Many products tend to put a big “low fat” label on the box, but load the product with preservatives and sweeteners that are bound to make consumers fail at their diets in the end.

Why is the U.K. Standing Up to the Diet Industry Scam Now?
Partly due to the recession, many people are coming around to the idea of eating smaller portions and exercising as the solution to weight loss—and they won’t have to spend large amounts of money doing it.

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