Funny story—I enrolled in Integrative Nutrition in January 2013 with zero intention of forming a business. It was the last thing on my agenda, as I already had a successful full-time career as a web designer/social media strategist with benefits, paid vacation—the whole nine. After overcoming some disordered eating habits in my early twenties (swinging from eating entirely clean to binging on sweets) I’d become a gymrat and nutrition enthusiast. For ten years, I read every food and fitness blog out there, endlessly learning, educating myself, and getting in the best shape of my life while eating what I love in a healthy balance.
In the old nature versus nurture debate, genes are typically pitted against environmental influences as diametrical opposites. But what if you could actually change your genes with food and lifestyle? Well, maybe you can.
The field of epigenetics suggests that our behavior can influence which of our genes are expressed. Integrative Nutrition teaching expert Dr. Mark Hyman is a leading advocate of the idea that genetics are not fixed, and he wants to empower people to make choices that turn on healthy genes and suppress the genetic expression of disease..
Huge news over here at Integrative Nutrition! We’ve added a new lecturer to our innovative holistic curriculum: Arianna Huffington!
Arianna Huffington has inspired women (and men) all over the world to pursue their dreams and maximize their career potentials. She’s an indisputable professional role model, having founded the Pulitzer Prize-winning news site The Huffington Post, writing fourteen bestselling books, and making both Forbes “Most Powerful Women” list and the Time magazine list of the 100 most influential people in the world (twice!).
No matter how healthy you consider yourself, there come times when you could use a little extra support to stay on track.
Whether you’re trying to decide if you need to see a Health Coach, or are a Health Coach yourself working with clients in need, be on the lookout for these 7 life events when your healthy habits need some extra TLC.
Having a healthy body and mind is the foundation on which a happy, fulfilling life is built. And we all know how to keep ourselves healthy, right?
As the growing global health crisis indicates, that’s unfortunately not the case.
It’s remarkable how something as basic as eating healthily and exercising regularly has now become a daunting task. It’s also become incredibly complicated, with a new study every day telling us that what we thought was healthy actually isn’t, and vice versa.
Joshua Rosenthal took a giant leap of faith when he decided to build Integrative Nutrition from scratch, and the result today is the largest nutrition school in the world, which turned twenty-two this year. When she was only twenty-two herself, Marie Forleo took a similarly risky leap, with equally inspiring results.
In this engaging discussion between two entrepreneurial visionaries, Marie explains why she left a lucrative career on Wall Street and turned down a “dream job” to follow her true dream—a dream her gut told her was right, no matter what her mind said. Today, she’s a bestselling author, TV host, life coach, and the founder of an entire empire aimed at inspiring women to live their best possible life.
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?
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.
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.
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.