David Katz on How to Educate Kids About Nutrition

Okay, we’ve got good news and bad news. First, the good: according to a new report from the CDC, obesity rates in the U.S. seem to finally be leveling off. Now for the not-so-good news: that same report shows that 42% of obese American youths between the ages of 8 and 15 perceive their weight as normal.

This lack of self-perception in children and adolescents is alarming, and makes it very likely that obese children won’t take steps to get to a healthier weight. What’s more, 35% of obese children go on to become obese adults, ensuring that the obesity epidemic is passed on to the next generation.

So how do we solve this problem?

News: Introducing Integrative Nutrition’s Learning Center!

Integrative Nutrition is thrilled to announce that enrolling students will now have access to a state-of-the-art Learning Center to access all of their course materials. We’ve been hard at work on this project for quite some time over here at IIN headquarters, and couldn’t be happier with the final result. But what does it mean for you?

Starting this June, all students who enroll in Integrative Nutrition’s Health Coach Training Program will be able to use the online Learning Center interface throughout the entire program, which puts everything they need in one easy-to-access (and beautifully designed!) place.

Dr. Neal Barnard on How to Lower Cholesterol Naturally

Here’s to the power of food as medicine!

Niacin, a type of B vitamin, has long been prescribed to help lower cholesterol. However, two new studies suggest that it may actually do more harm than good.

The startling studies from New England Journal of Medicine showed that niacin can cause serious side effects and, what’s more, neither study showed any significant benefits to the drugs.

Is TellSpec About to Change the Food Industry? [VIDEO]

Technology has transformed the way we live—for better and for worse—and yet it hasn’t been able to combat the ongoing global health crisis. That might be about to change.

A new device called TellSpec provides a simple way for consumers to learn the truth about the food they’re putting into their bodies. By simply pointing the device at any edible item, consumers can learn the nutrient content and ingredients of their food, including any chemicals, allergens, or additives that might be cleverly disguised on the nutrition label.

How Integrative Nutrition Grad Andrea Hood Empowers Women

Before enrolling in Integrative Nutrition, Andrea Hood was working a stressful and unfulfilling job. She knew that she needed a big change, and felt compelled to pursue a career that would not only change her life professionally but also personally.

When she came across Integrative Nutrition's Health Coach Training Program, she knew it was her opportunity to embark on an incredible journey toward happiness. 

Read on to discover how Integrative Nutrition inspired Andrea to trust herself and transform the lives of the people in her life. 

What were you doing prior to enrolling at Integrative Nutrition?           

Integrative Nutrition in Men’s Journal

Over here at Integrative Nutrition, we’ve been seeing the ripple effect for some time, and now the media is beginning to take note of our global wellness movement. Case in point: an article in Men’s Journal titled “The Rise of the Health Coach.”

The piece unpacks why Health Coaches are so essential in our current medical system, and the impact they’re beginning to have on how doctors interact with their patients. Specifically, while doctors continue to own the role of diagnosing diseases and prescribing medicines, Health Coaches are increasingly tasked with helping patients implement daily lifestyle changes.

Integrative Nutrition: Student Reviews

How can IIN transform your life?

It’s a simple question, with an abundance of diverse and inspiring answers. Since it was founded in 1992, Integrative Nutrition has opened up countless new possibilities through its holistic education. Thousands of graduates so far have seen the opportunities that arise when you’re healthy and happy, and the power to change the world that lies within each of us.

Watch the video below to see what IIN graduates have to say about how IIN changed their lives.

VIDEO: Joshua Rosenthal Interviews Dr. Mehmet Oz

What role can Health Coaches play in the ongoing healthcare crisis in America? A very significant one, says Dr. Mehmet Oz, who recently sat down with IIN founder Joshua Rosenthal to discuss the issue.

Their probing conversation explored the different roles of doctors, patients, and Health Coaches in our current system, and how each can help contribute to a wellness revolution. Rather than overhauling the entire healthcare system, Dr. Oz says, Health Coaches should function as an added layer between doctors and patients, helping patients be healthier and doctors be better practitioners.

Health Coach Training Program Diary: Chapter 8 [VIDEO]

Integrative Nutrition student Ilene has just six modules left in her Health Coach Training program, and the IIN film crew checked in to see how she’s feeling as the program nears its end. Though she says “it’s kind of sad” to think about finishing up her education, Ilene feels ready to take on the world as a Health Coach, and is already well on her way. She’s coaching clients, continuing to learn about the ways that wellness affects our society and our world, and creating new healthy recipes.

We are the Wellness Revolution [Video]

When I started Integrative Nutrition, I was just one person who felt that if I could improve what people eat, I would play a role in making the world a better place.

Every year, healthcare costs increase while overall health decreases; people continue to eat poorly, gain weight, and depend on medications and operations to maintain their health. 

The World Health Organization (WHO) predicts that, in China, up to 57 percent of the population will be overweight or obese by 2015. They are rapidly catching up to America, where 69 percent of adults are overweight or obese. Overweight people now outnumber undernourished people in the world.

That is why Health Coaches are more important now than ever before.

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