IIN on the Move: Affordable Care Act [VIDEO]

What does Manhattan have to say about Obamacare?

The IIN film crew went to Herald Square, the heart of this culturally, politically, and economically diverse city, to find out what the Affordable Care Act means to New Yorkers. From the nay-sayers to the yay-sayers, we spoke with people from all walks of life to explore the act’s impact on the public and to see what it may mean for the future of health coaching.

Integrative Nutrition Donates $117,000 in Support of GMO Labeling

We are thrilled to announce that with your help, Integrative Nutrition has succeeded in donating $117,000 to four organizations that share our mission to fight for GMO labeling!

People have the right to know what’s in their food and make informed decisions about what they eat. While genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are banned in many countries around the world, the United States doesn’t even require labeling of genetically modified foods. Foods that contain GMOs are ubiquitous on grocery store shelves, and many people unknowingly consume them every day.

We at Integrative Nutrition are committed to supporting efforts to require GMO labeling, and we can make an even bigger impact when we join forces with like-minded organizations that are also advocating for consumer rights.

Integrative Nutrition Holds Meet-Up in Boston [VIDEO]

Earlier this week, over 700 students and graduates from across New England joined Joshua Rosenthal in Boston at the Westin Copley Place for an evening of lectures, networking, and inspiration. Reflecting Integrative Nutrition’s commitment to building personal connections with its global student body, this event was a wonderful reminder of how special it is for the IIN community to gather all in one place!

The focus of the inspiring evening was on bio-individuality – one person’s food is another person’s poison, so it’s up to each person to find what works for his or her body; how to create a successful future as a Health Coach; and why primary foods are the real food for your soul. Graduates shared inspiring stories of how they were transformed by IIN and healed themselves of disease, launched fulfilling new careers, and much more.

Watch the video below to get a taste of the fun we had In Boston!

Highlights from IIN’s National Day of Service

Our first ever National Day of Service was an incredible way for IIN students and graduates to share the mission of health and happiness at farmer’s markets in their communities.

We had an incredible turnout and received overwhelmingly positive feedback of how volunteers and shoppers alike enjoyed connecting with each other about holistic wellness and eating locally.

Check out the video below for all the highlights!

Katie Bressack Empowers Women to Make Health a Priority

Growing up on whole wheat bread and a vegetarian diet, Katie Bressack has long understood the importance of fueling her body with nutritious foods. However, she found that being conscious of her dietary choices didn’t always protect her from chronic sinus infections and continuous colds.

After years of being sick, Katie eventually found herself in the office of a doctor who encouraged her to think about how her health correlated with her happiness. She began to research healthy foods and wellness practices and soon discovered the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

How New York City Health Coach Robyn Youkilis Found Her Balance

One look at Robyn Youkilis, Class of 2009, and you’d think she has been a wellness guru her entire life. As a top New York City Health Coach, she runs an online cooking course, works with clients through her one-on-one health coaching services, and is launching a new virtual health coaching program – and those are just a few of her ventures!

But Robyn wasn’t always as healthy (or happy) as she is now. Stuck in a rollercoaster cycle of bingeing and deprivation while working in an unfulfilling job, she knew there had to be a better way. That’s when she found Integrative Nutrition. The Health Coach Training Program empowered Robyn to heal her eating habits, establish balance in her life, launch her businesses as a Health Coach, and find a community of like-minded friends and colleagues.

Read more from this New York City Health Coach and get inspired by her refreshing approach to cooking, weight loss, and healthy eating!

Integrative Nutrition Sponsors NCCHWC

We are pleased to announce that we have become a major sponsor of the National Consortium for Credentialing of Health & Wellness Coaches (NCCHWC), a non-profit dedicated to developing standards for Health Coaches and a strategy for national credentialing.

Founded in 2009 by a group of pioneers and experts in the health industry, NCCHWC strives to improve the health and wellbeing of all Americans and is an important advocate for Health Coaches. Their mission is to integrate health coaching into the medical healthcare system in order to focus more on prevention and to offer clients holistic health solutions.

3 Ways to Grow Your Business by Reaching Out to Others

The truth is, being a new entrepreneur can be lonely at times; especially if you work from home. You want to collaborate, share ideas, and explore concepts for your business but your peers, family, and friends are busy with their own workdays.

The good news is that this doesn’t have to stifle the growth of your business in any way.

Here are three BIG tips on how to get out there, share your ideas and dreams, and get feedback that will make all the difference to your lifestyle and your biz.

Join us for Integrative Nutrition’s National Day of Service

We’re thrilled to announce that this Saturday, November 9th, will be IIN’s first ever National Day of Service!

Students and graduates who are members of IIN’s Ambassador Network will be hosting booths at farmer’s markets nationwide and educating shoppers about the benefits of eating local and organic food.

Shoppers will be able to sign up for a brief guided tour of the markets, learn about IIN’s holistic approach to wellness, and even sign up for a free tuition raffle.

You can expect to see our incredible Ambassadors at the markets below, so stop by and say hello if you’re in the area!

How I Helped My Father-in-Law Reclaim His Health

“I don’t want to lose another dad.”

These were the words I cried out to my soon-to-be father-in-law.

You see, only a few months before this plea, I had lost my dad to cancer. It was a rough two years of dealing with doctors, health insurance battles and severe loss. My dad was my best friend. And in a short amount of time, he was gone. He wasn’t going to be able to walk me down the aisle. He wasn’t going to be able to dance with me at my wedding. And he wasn’t going to be able to pick me up when I was down. I was devastated.

Then, I looked at the health of my soon-to-be father-in-law. He was almost 600 pounds and could barely move. Food had become his comfort and drug in life. He was on a ton of different medications and had no zest for living anymore. He became helpless.

But there was one thing he had that my dad didn’t have: the chance to regain his health.

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