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Notes from IIN's Founder: 5 Ways to Achieve Your New Year's Resolutions

Can you believe it’s nearly 2015? This season is full of opportunity, with many people setting their intentions for a successful and fulfilling New Year. 

It’s no secret that New Year’s resolutions are very hard to keep – study after study shows the majority of people who set New Year’s resolutions fail to achieve their goals. 

Sadly, this is unsurprising. Whether your desire is to lose weight, improve your relationships, or find a new job, changing your behavior is extremely difficult. I frequently see this at Integrative Nutrition. Students set out with the best of intentions, but they don’t know how to be successful.   

Does Every Health Coach Need a Blog?

Back in 2007 I had just gone off sugar and dairy. I was halfway through yoga teacher training and had enrolled at IIN. My world was changing and it was exciting!

But frankly, my boyfriend (now husband) was a little less excited than I was. Sure, he’d listen to me wax poetic about flax seeds and green smoothies. But after a few months he suggested I find another outlet for my newfound knowledge. A way to connect with others who...ahem...cared perhaps more than he did.

He said, “You should start a blog!” So I did.

In 2007, the blog world was very different. I had a very basic blog and no clue what I was doing. Social media was in its infancy...I don’t even think I had a Facebook profile.

How to Be Happier with Visiting Teacher Gretchen Rubin

Are you an “abstainer” or a “moderator”? Are you an “obliger”? And what do any of these things have to do with your health and happiness?

“The more I look at happiness, the more I see that your physical experience colors your emotional experience, and your emotional experience colors your physical experience. All these things are bound together.”

These wise words from IIN visiting teacher Gretchen Rubin hit at the core of what Integrative Nutrition calls primary food. Good health is more than what you eat and how much you weigh; it’s also the quality of your relationships, career, exercise routine, and spiritual routine.

2014: A Year of Success, Adventure, and Growth at Integrative Nutrition

What a year it’s been! As 2014 winds down, it’s the perfect time to reflect on where we’ve been and what we’ve accomplished in order to set our intentions for the coming year. It’s been a wonderful 12 months of success, adventure, celebration, and ongoing growth for Integrative Nutrition and our incredible community. Together we are spreading a ripple effect of health and happiness that is transforming the world!

Here are a few of the highlights that have made 2014 so remarkable:

Joshua Rosenthal Meets with Integrative Nutrition Alumni in Buenos Aires

Our mission is simple: to create a ripple effect of health and happiness that transforms the world. To that end, IIN Founder Joshua Rosenthal is a frequent world traveler, eager to spread this mission and build personal connections with Integrative Nutrition’s ever-expanding global student body.

Last week marked a new and exciting destination in Joshua’s travels: Buenos Aires, Argentina! A small group of graduates met with Joshua for an intimate meet-up in the Palermo Soho apartment where he stayed.

Ask A Health Coach: Did You Ever Doubt that You Would Be a Good Health Coach?

Absolutely! I was dealing with so many of my own demons when I enrolled in the Health Coach Training Program, I had no idea what my health coaching future would hold. I just knew it was time to start living again and my hang-ups on food were holding me back in all areas of my life.

I found Integrative Nutrition, as I mentioned in a previous post, because I was working with a Health Coach. She jump-started my journey towards finding health, and my year at IIN solidified my lifetime love affair with health and wellness.

[VIDEO] Should We Return to the Wild?

Are the bags of broccoli, kale, cauliflower, and cabbage in your refrigerator short-changing your health? This might sound crazy at first – after all, cruciferous vegetables are widely known to be some of the most nutritious foods on the planet. 

Yet according to Integrative Nutrition visiting teacher Daniel Vitalis, the produce we find in the supermarket is far from “natural.” A pioneer of the “ReWilding” movement, Vitalis teaches that domesticated species of food are less nutritious than wild varieties. 

So should we all become hunter-gatherers and live in the wild? Watch the video below to find out!

How You Can Create Balance This Holiday Season

This is a wonderful time of year. Work parties, get-togethers with friends, and family reunions all provide opportunies to connect, celebrate, and be merry.

Yet this time of year is also known for its excess. It’s all too easy to spend beyond your budget on holiday gifts, overindulge in holiday cookies, drink one too many cocktails, and squabble with loved ones when tensions boil over.

How Integrative Nutrition Grad David Smith Won the Gold and Healed His Health

One of Integrative Nutrition’s most powerful teachings is that food changes everything. For athletes, food is a source of fuel that can make or break your physical performance. For people suffering from chronic disease, food can cause further damage or heal. Both facts have never been more powerfully true for 2014 Integrative Nutrition graduate David Smith

Born in Scotland and based in London, David Smith is an Olympic rower and cyclist who won a gold medal in the 2012 Olympic games only two years after suffering from a rare spinal cord tumor and surgery that left him paralyzed. 

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