I get asked all the time why I picked the Institute for Integrative Nutrition when I was searching for a nutrition school to attend. For me, there were many layers to my decision that I’d love to share with you, but ultimately the things that attracted me to the program may be different than the things that inspire you to attend, so I recommend chatting with a member of the admissions team so they can personalize the discussion to your goals and help you decide if Integrative Nutrition is the right fit for you, too.
The health of our relationships can be an overlooked aspect of our overall well-being, yet they play a major role in how we feel about ourselves and others, and how we move through life.
In this interview, Dr. Harville Hendrix, IIN speaker and couples therapist with over 40 years of experience, talks about the importance of having safety in our relationships so that our hunger for connection is satisfied and we do not seek to fulfill it elsewhere.
Watch the video below for a valuable perspective on how positive relationships contribute to health and healing. Do you find this to be true in your life? Share in the comments below!
In any industry, creating a successful business takes hard work. Health coaching is no exception.
I often I meet Health Coaches who are stress eating chocolate kale chips with one hand and furiously trying to learn Pinterest with the other. They worry about closing the deal and if they should rent office space. Their home life is a bit of a mess. They may have lost weight as part of their health journey, but it’s slowly creeping back.
Big news: we’re holding our Fall Conference next weekend in New York City, and you’re invited to watch it live on your computer, tablet, or smartphone!
We’ll be broadcasting this special event via Live Stream on Saturday, November 8. This is your chance to experience firsthand the incredible energy and enthusiasm of Integrative Nutrition’s live events!
What: Learn from health and wellness super stars LIVE on our Fall Conference Live Stream
When: Saturday, November 8, 2014
Time: 10am – 4pm Eastern Time (watch for an hour or stay the whole day – your choice!)
Where: Your computer, tablet, or smartphone (anything with internet!)
We all enjoy art for its aesthetic and spiritual beauty, but what if painting, music, and dance actually had the power to heal? At Integrative Nutrition, we say that there's more to health than the food you eat. It's your career, relationships, spirituality, and physical activity - what we call primary food - that truly nourishes you.
Is creative expression what's missing from your healthy lifestyle? Watch the video below to find out!
While I was in the Health Coach Training Program, I remember the idea of signing up my first client being bit daunting. Okay, who am I kidding – it was totally overwhelming to me.
Other than an initial interview for my teaching job many years earlier, I hadn’t needed to “sell” myself or anything else, for that matter. I had no clue about how to market myself and sign up that first client.
This is why I was so grateful that a valuable part of Integrative Nutrition’s curriculum is business and marketing. The tools and strategies I learned were what helped me actually get myself out into the real world and help people as a Health Coach.
But knowing and doing are two different things. Getting started as a Health Coach meant I needed to take action and use the tools and strategies I learned in the program. It didn’t always feel easy, but because of the way the material was presented in the context of the whole program, it all felt doable (well, most days anyway.)
Is illness really an “opportunity for enlightenment”? According to Lissa Rankin, MD, the answer is yes.
It’s been clear for a while that sugar-filled sodas are a major contributor to the obesity epidemic sweeping America. But now it seems like they may be diminishing our lifespans just as they expand our waistlines.
A new study from the University of California San Francisco showed that drinking sugary drinks is associated with cell aging, which in turn reduces longevity. The reason for this result comes down to tiny units of DNA called telomeres. The length and quality of telomeres, which cap the ends of chromosomes in cells, are a determining factor in lifespan—and it looks like a can of Pepsi with lunch will snip away at telomeres’ length at an alarming rate.
Greeting from two Integrative Nutrition graduates! We’re Katherine Sumner, class of 2008, and Casey Seidenberg, class of 2009.
Upon graduation, we created Nourish Schools to help make healthy cooking easier for everyone. Through our company, we’ve consulted at schools and organizations, given talks across the East Coast, written a regular column in the Washington Post, worked with hundreds of individuals, and appeared on TV and radio.
Through our work, people told us again and again that healthy cooking is hard. Cookbooks are not user-friendly enough, the Internet is overwhelming, and who has the energy to cook after a long day at work?
For this week's Ask A Health Coach column, we decided to dig into one of the questions that came up in our Facebook student groups. This question comes from Isaline, who wrote: What if a client asks us a question we don't have the answer to?
Good question, Isaline.
I remember fearing this very thing when I first started out as a Health Coach. Thankfully, during Integrative Nutrition's Health Coach Training program, Joshua shares strategies for overcoming this fear and assuring your clients that while you may not know the answer in that moment, you will help them find it.