Nutrition Certification: What Are Your Options?

You love health and wellness and you feel like it’s time to take your passion to the next level and get nutrition certification, but where do you begin?

You may have noticed there are a ton of programs out there each offering something a little different. Rest assured, the right nutrition certification for you is out there!

There will be pros and cons to any direction you take; here’s what you should know about each so you can pick the best nutrition certification for you!

Apple Watch Review: Is it right for you?

Making lifestyle changes and adjusting habits isn’t easy and we all need a little extra support. Unfortunately, we can’t always have our own personal cheerleaders by our side.

Avid runners and cyclists have been using Garmin watches and heart rate monitors to track calories and miles for years. More recently, wearable fitness trackers like Fitbit and Nike FuelBand entered the market, giving everyone from high school athletes to busy moms and dads who want to get back in shape a way to track their behaviors and learn to adjust them to reach their goals.

An Honest Look at Becoming a Wellness Coach

Health and wellness coaching is a quickly growing field that has many excited about the possibilities. How do you know if becoming a wellness coach or a Health Coach is right for you? Let’s take a look.

Are you the go-to person for friends and family when they have any health-related question? Do you want a career you would enjoy and that would make a difference while still being flexible enough to give you time for friends and family? Are you a “people” person who loves supporting and guiding others to be their best self? If this sounds like you, then you’re already a wellness coach – why not get paid for it?

7 Health Tips From Around the World

Did you know it’s World Health Day? One of the best things about the Integrative Nutrition community is that we span over 120 countries. Our students and graduates are bursting with enthusiasm to spread a ripple effect of health and happiness to as many people as possible, and their unique approaches often reflect their cultures and countries.

We can learn so much about living a healthy, well-balanced life by simply looking to other cultural norms. Health is about so much more than the food on your plate, which we call secondary food.

Can Meditation Be a Form of Medicine? [Video]

The benefits of meditation have long been established, but remember when it was a thing mostly associated with hippies, yogis, and monks? Those days are long gone, and now everyone from Wall Street bankers to computer programmers are saying “om.”

According to Integrative Nutrition visiting teacher Dr. Jamie Zimmerman, this is exactly what the world needs. Dr. Zimmerman is a physician who practices what she calls “meditation medicine,” helping her clients reap the many physical, mental, and emotional benefits of meditation. It’s no mistake that the words “meditation” and “medication” sound so similar!

In this video, Dr. Zimmerman explains why meditation is so healthy and provides some quick tips to start a daily meditation practice. Watch below to get inspired!

How to Cleanse Your Life Inside and Out in One Day [Infographic]

There are so many things to love about spring – longer and sunnier days, chirping birds, blooming flowers, and of course, warmer temperatures. 

But one of our favorite things about this season is spring cleaning. Really! It’s not just about reorganizing your closet or cleaning out the pantry – it’s an opportunity to get reenergized and refocused in all areas of your life. 

When you hear the word “cleanse” you may think of restrictive juice fasts, but we’ve created a holistic cleanse to refresh your mind, body, and soul. Sleep, meditation, writing – who knew cleaning could actually be fun? Spring into your healthiest, happiest self with this step-by-step guide!

Can Weight Loss Be Pleasurable? Integrative Nutrition Health Coach Jena La Flamme Shares How

Many people think they need to buckle down and clean up their food and lifestyle habits, sergeant style, if they want to lose weight and have more energy. They know what they need to do to transform their health, but they treat it as a looming deadline or assignment. Then they eat “clean” for a few weeks or even months, and eventually run out of willpower, binge, and feel terribly guilty – like a failure. 2001 graduate Jena la Flamme flips this conventional approach on its head.

The 4 Factors that are More Important to Your Health than What you Eat

Many years ago I worked in a small natural food store. All day I watched health-conscious customers read labels and ask questions about the products in the aisles. They gave great care and attention to the foods they chose to eat.

Then after work, sometimes I would go to the movie theater next door. There I saw people munching on buttery popcorn, eating candy, and gulping down soda, all the while laughing and having fun with their friends or partner. It struck me that the moviegoers often looked so much healthier, happier, and more alive than the people shopping in my store.

This got me thinking – it wasn’t just about the food. The idea of holistic health is to look at the integrated system, which includes the physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional parts of life.

Bulletproof Coffee: Superfood or Super Fad?

At Integrative Nutrition, we are all about the latest nutrition trends. Nutrition is an emerging science that has become incredibly complex, and we are only just beginning to understand all its facets.

Recently there’s been a popular fascination with coffee – and not just any coffee, but bulletproof coffee. It’s being served at trendy places worldwide such as Hu Kitchen in New York City, Elephant Grounds Café in Hong Kong, and Planet Organic in London.

So what is bulletproof coffee?

It involves blending grass-fed butter and medium chain triglyceride (MCT) oil into a freshly brewed cup of organic coffee, giving you a foamy hot beverage that’s not far from a latte.

Sound weird? Unappetizing? Crazy? All of the above? 

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