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Announcing the Winner of IIN’s Transformation Video Challenge

We asked several students and graduates to create videos about their personal Integrative Nutrition transformation journeys. And last week, we invited you to help select the most inspiring story.

We can’t thank you enough for taking the time to watch the authentic and heartfelt stories submitted by the top five finalists.

So now, after receiving more than 1,000 votes, we’re thrilled to announce the winner!

You’re Invited: See Integrative Nutrition Live This Sunday

We accomplish amazing things on our own, but as a community, we can truly change the world!

You’ve heard so much about our passionate community, our mission, and our cutting-edge curriculum. We’re thrilled to now offer you an exclusive chance to experience firsthand the incredible energy, enthusiasm, and buzz of Integrative Nutrition’s live events.

This invite-only conference is usually reserved for current students, but anyone can tune in this Sunday, May 5, 2013 via Live Stream to hear directly from Joshua Rosenthal, Integrative Nutrition’s Founder, Director, and Primary Teacher; nutritionist Kari Gans, featured on the Dr. Oz Show and Good Morning America; Dan Buettner, founder of Blue Zones; and more! 

What: Access to select sessions of Integrative Nutrition’s live conference
When: Sunday, May 5, 2013
Where: Anywhere you have Internet access – on your computer of mobile device
Who: The Integrative Nutrition community and YOU!
How: Register here for all the details

Lindsay Mack Helps Women Become Empowered and Nourished

Since graduating from the Health Coach Training Program last year, Lindsay Mack has built a successful career around empowerment, knowledge, and self-love.

As a resident actor turned Health Coach who treated her lifelong anxiety and depression with diet and lifestyle changes, Lindsay now teaches other women that self-healing in an all-natural way is possible.

This is why her company Sophrosune Wellness emphasizes body communication and self-love instead of cutting calories or dieting. Lindsay believes that with a healthy and balanced frame of mind, the desired weight will come effortlessly.

Notes from IIN’s Founder: Spring Detox Your Routine for Health and Happiness

Joshua Rosenthal, Founder, Director, and Primary Teacher, of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, shares his wisdom about creating a healthy, happy life that helps transform the world.

Spring is a season of rebirth and renewal. You can see the first signs outside –green leaves, growing grass, and early flowers blossoming.

This season is also commonly thought of as a time for cleansing. Many people decide that they are going to go on a fast or detox, especially if they have put on weight during the winter months. Some clean clutter from their homes. Others transition into a new job or career.

Video: Join the Global Health Revolution to Change the World

Since Integrative Nutrition was founded in 1992, it has grown from a small classroom of passionate individuals in New York City to an incredible international community of now nearly 34,000 and graduates in 106 countries worldwide.

From South Korea to Jamaica to Malaysia, the Integrative Nutrition community is creating big change in their communities and beyond. With the spread of the global health crisis, the demand for Health Coaches around the world has never been greater. We asked our international students and graduates to tell us about their work and the need for Health Coaches in their countries, and this is what they told us:

Build Your Own Health Coaching App with Visionary Lindsey Witmer

“Supporting other Integrative Nutrition grads who are doing incredible things is one of my favorite things to do.” These are the inspirational words of 2011 graduate Lindsey Witmer, who in 2011 received a Seed Grant from Integrative Nutrition to help fund an initiative to make the world a better place. Lindsey developed MyOmBody, an integrative health app that was called one of the “Ten Startups to Watch” by the Boston Globe and one of the “Five New Startups Worth Mentioning” by the Boston Business Journal.

These days, Lindsey is busy with her next project: making it possible for all Health Coaches to have their own customizable apps that send clients or potential clients a daily fact or health tip. If you’re interested in developing your own app, let Lindsey know! Read on to get inspired by Lindsey’s energy, optimism, and vision.

A Live Interview with Dr. Walter Willett!

We are so excited to announce that Integrative Nutrition will be hosting a live interview with renowned physician and nutrition researcher, Dr. Walter Willett this Thursday, March 28th at 2pm Eastern Daylight Time.

Dr. Willett is a distinguished guest speaker at Integrative Nutrition, and Chairman of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health. His groundbreaking research in the Nurses Health Study II is one of the largest, long-term studies of women’s health ever conducted. It has helped us understand women’s health issues, especially the important connection between certain diet and lifestyle choices and chronic illnesses such as heart disease and cancer.

From Breast Cancer to Coach: Eileen Fuentes Becomes a Catalyst for Health and Healing

Eileen Fuentes is a warrior. She has survived triple negative breast cancer and a blood clot in her heart, all while raising three daughters and working a full-time job. But in true fighter form, she came out of her ordeal stronger than ever and intent on becoming a source of positive change.

So she enrolled in the Health Coach Training Program in 2010 and founded The SPEACH, an organization dedicated to making quality integrative healthcare accessible to underserved communities through specialized lectures, workshops, and wellness programs.

Read on to find out how Eileen is helping other people transform their health holistically.

New Heights for Health Coaches: IIN Live March 2013

Hundreds of Integrative Nutrition graduates came together last weekend in New York City – and many tuned in via live stream – to enjoy a weekend of health and wellness at our latest IIN Live Conference!

From business-building exercises to coaching techniques, attendees connected about how to take their health coaching practices to the next level. We learned about some amazing things our graduates are doing, including publishing books, working in schools, and creating mobile apps. Over 100 international graduates who flew in from all over the world took the stage to represent their countries.  Those who joined us from home on the live stream followed the conversation on Twitter using #IINLive and on our IIN Live Events Facebook Page.

Throughout the weekend we heard from a list of renowned speakers on a variety of topics. Bestselling author and thought leader Gabrielle Berstein, and creator of The Desire Map and The Fire Starter Sessions Danielle LaPorte, both empowered us with inspirational talks on how to achieve the most out of life.

Notes from IIN’s Founder: Why it’s OK to Quit Being Vegan or Macrobiotic

One of our gifted graduates, Alex Jamieson, recently posted an article on her website about experimenting with animal protein. She had been a strong advocate for the vegan way of eating for a long time, and she still recommends it as a healing tool for many.

After many years, she started having overwhelming cravings for animal protein accompanied with feelings of guilt for having them. She started eating animal foods in secret, ashamed that she had failed to live up to the “vegan ideal.” Alex finally learned to accept herself, and has bravely come out to share her experience with the world. What’s beautiful about her story is her compassion toward her body.

It reminded me of when I first became involved with nutrition and health. For several years, I followed a vegan macrobiotic diet – eating almost no dairy, meat, honey, or eggs. I did eat fish once in a while. I became very healthy and strong, and any time I went for a checkup all my blood tests were exceptional. Gradually, though, I began to notice the downside of this way of eating.

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