IIN Expert Advice: Avocado Oil vs. Coconut Oil

Recently, nutritionist and Integrative Nutrition teaching expert Keri Glassman weighed in on Access Hollywood with her thoughts on the avocado oil vs. coconut oil debate.

Coconut oil has been the superstar of the superfood arena for some time now, but recently there’s been a lot of buzz about the oil from avocados. In her column, Keri gives a little background on both before giving her verdict.

Can This Microbe Cure The Food Allergy Epidemic?

You probably know at least a few people who suffer from food allergies, whether it’s almonds, gluten, soy, or something else.

In a society where 60-70% of people have some sort of food allergy, it’s easy to look at these intolerances as commonplace, even natural. They’re not. The prevalence of food allergies is skyrocketing—children suffering from them increased by 50% between 1997 and 2011—and though no one is quite sure why, it’s fairly clear that it has something to do with how and what we eat today.

To Transform Your Life, Transform Your Plate

What did you eat this weekend? Maybe you celebrated the late summer sunshine by having a barbecue, or cooled off with a deliciously indulgent ice cream cone, or got creative with a farmers market bounty.

What will you eat for lunch today? What will you serve your family for dinner tonight?

The answer to any one of those individual questions may not be important on its own, but the sum of these answers does—quite literally and powerfully—make up your life.

What you eat affects your physical health, your energy, your mood; it shapes the way you interact with others, the passion with which you pursue your goals, even what those goals are.

If you are what you eat, then you can be what you choose.

VIDEO: Joshua Rosenthal Master Class

“There’s no question that Health Coaching is the future of healthcare.” 

That was how IIN founder and director Joshua Rosenthal began an exclusive master class he recently conducted with a small group of Integrative Nutrition students. 

That's also the visionary truth that led him to found Integrative Nutrition 22 years ago. In this special class, Joshua shares his personal journey, and how what he saw in the world sparked a desire in him to not only found the largest nutrition school in the world, but also inspire a global movement. 

Ask a Health Coach: What If I Want to Be a Health Coach but Don't Feel Ready to Go Back to School?

Dear Shannon,

I really want  to be a Health Coach, but I don't feel quite prepared to go back to school. Will I be able to handle Integrative Nutrition's Health Coach Training Program?

-Amy, Wisconsin

You're not alone Amy. I used to hear this with some frequency when I spoke to prospective students as a member of the admissions team here at Integrative Nutrition. And you know what? Months later I’d get emails from these same people saying how much they were enjoying their schooling and how they wish they had gotten started earlier instead of putting off starting this new chapter of their lives.

Integrative Nutrition Announces New Partnership with California Institute of Integral Studies

Part of what sets Integrative Nutrition apart is that it's not just a school, it’s a movement. We’re reminded of this larger movement every day, when we see the struggles of others on their journeys toward health, global shifts in perspectives on nutrition, and individuals working to help improve the health of those around them. Another powerful reminder of this movement is other educational institutions working to train people to improve health and happiness in the world.

California Institute of Integral Studies is one of those institutions, and we’re thrilled to announce a new partnership with them. 

Study Finds Link Between Depression and Inflammation

One of the most damaging false beliefs in the way our society treats health is the notion that “mental health” and “physical health” exist independently of one another. In fact, we are holistic beings, with all aspects of our wellness existing in conversation with one another, and thus our health needs to be addressed with a holistic approach.

How to Become a TV Expert Using Your Integrative Nutrition Training

Have you ever watched a health or nutrition expert giving commentary on TV and thought, “Hey, I could do that” ? With the comprehensive training you receive at Integrative Nutrition, this is a very understandable phenomenon.  It’s also a completely valid and impactful way to use your Health Coach certification.

Being a TV expert has a variety of different benefits, from giving more visibility to your brand to spreading awareness about important topics to forging new relationships and opening up doors for unexpected opportunities. But how do you actually become one of these info-filled talking heads? Here are seven tips for getting your start as a TV expert:

The Sugar Debate | IIN Depth

Sugar may not be a four-letter word, but it sure is causing quite the controversy these days. From a New York Times magazine cover story that asks “Is Sugar Toxic?” to 2011 grad Sarah Wilson’s bestselling book I Quit Sugar and accompanying program, the media hasn’t been too sweet on the ubiquitous ingredient of late. 

But is it really that simple? Is sugar really the enemy, or is it part of a natural diet? Are certain sugars, like fructose, actually good for you, or is it all the same? 

The Real Deal with the FDA’s New Gluten Labeling Standards

Good news for all you gluten-free eaters! Last week, new federal rules defining the use of the term “gluten-free” took effect. 

According to the FDA, the new standardized definition is meant to “eliminate uncertainty about how food producers label their products” and assure the 3 million Americans with celiac disease that food labeled as “gluten-free” meets a clear, consistently enforced standard. 

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