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Ask a Health Coach: How Do I Start Charging People for My Services?

Dear Shannon,

 I’m already the go-to person for health advice in my circle of friends and family and give tons of free tips. If I become a Health Coach, how do I actually start charging for this, since everyone is so used to coming to me for free? And how do I even begin knowing what to charge?

-Janine, Florida

Health Coach Tracey Miller Helps Women "Dig In" to Healthy Lives (And You Can Help!)

Tracey Miller had her first meeting with a Health Coach in 2005 when she was trying to get pregnant, and within two years, she had a baby—and had earned a Health Coach certification from Integrative Nutrition herself.

Before she completed the program, Tracey started offering cooking classes for moms. "The moms from the birthing class I attended were really eager to learn how to cook and make sure they were giving themselves and the baby nutrient-dense foods. They also wanted to be with other moms and learn from each other," she said.

The Time Management Secret that Lets You Accomplish Your Dreams

It seems like every day, there’s a new article or book on how to be more productive. Each one asserts that it has discovered some new secret, some breakthrough or technique that will allow us to accomplish every single thing we want to accomplish in the limited time we have. Guess what?

That’s impossible.

However, it is possible to accomplish our top priorities, the big things that give our lives richness and meaning, but only if we use our time wisely.

The method that Integrative Nutrition founder Joshua Rosenthal uses to accomplish this is called “Big Rocks,” and it’s a time management strategy that works regardless of who you are or what you hope to achieve. It’s also incredibly simple.

Health Coaches in Rite Aid? Pharmacy Chains Adapt to Healthcare Crisis

Have a Rite Aid in your neighborhood? Exciting news: you may now be able to find a Health Coach next to the prescription drop-off!

People today are alarmingly dependent on prescription drugs to maintain their baseline health. Some new initiatives to combat this issue come from the unlikeliest of places: the very pharmacies where people go to fill their prescriptions!

Dr. Susan Blum on Health Coaches | IIN Depth

We talk a lot here about how Health Coaches can become integrated into our current healthcare system to disrupt and improve the status quo. On the other side, some doctors are trying to achieve the same goal by bringing Health Coaches into their practices. Dr. Susan Blum, a pioneer in functional medicine and Integrative Nutrition visiting teacher, is one of those doctors.

Integrative Nutrition Reviews: Discover Your Nutritional Style by Holli Thompson

The real key to discover your path to ultimate health is learning how to select and eat foods that work for your body. The foods that make you feel vibrant and energized will not be the same foods that work for your sister, or your favorite celebrity. Here at Integrative Nutrition, we call this bio individuality—the idea that there’s no one-size-fits-all diet. For Holli Thompson, a 2009 IIN graduate, this idea has evolved into her patented concept of Nutritional Style.

Healthy Restaurant Roundup: New Openings From IIN Grads!

Forget Yelp and other restaurant guides—what we really want is a guide to all the incredible restaurants, juice bars, and cafés that Integrative Nutrition graduates have been opening around the world!

There are so many unique things you can do with a Health Coaching certification, and sharing nourishing food with others is a powerful way of helping spread health and happiness throughout the world. In the 22 years Integrative Nutrition has been training Health Coaches, countless grads have come on to open up diverse, delicious, and healthy eating establishments. Here’s a roundup of five great recently-opened spots:

IIN Depth: Are Health Coaches the Future of Healthcare?

There’s no debate about whether or not there’s a global health crisis right now, or about the fact that our healthcare system is broken.

The real question to be answered is: how will we solve these problems?

In this video, Health Coach Maria Marlowe addresses that question, and offers one potential answer: Health Coaching.

She lays out some startling facts about the health of the American population today and staggering numbers about our healthcare system, and explains why there’s a structural problem with that system that leaves a major gap. Are Health Coaches prepared to bridge that gap?

Some major corporations and prominent medical professionals seem to think so, but the American public may not be ready to embrace this new type of medical professional.

Your Infographic Guide to Sprouting!

Sprouted breads, sprouted chickpeas, sprouted soy—what’s the big fuss about sprouting these days?

Quite a lot, actually.

Many of the whole foods so essential to our nutrition, like protein-packed beans or fiber-filled grains, are very difficult to digest in their non-sprouted form. Soaking and sprouting seeds, nuts, grains, or legumes helps to not only ease the digestion process, but also make their nutrients more bio-available and eliminate toxins like phytic acid and trypsin inhibitors.

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