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From Starving Artist to Six-Figure Coach: Lisa Fabrega Lives Her Dream

Once a starving artist who had to share a studio apartment and make ends meet in an unfulfilling job, Lisa Fabrega suffered from poor body image, emotional eating, and an immune disorder. After graduating from the Health Coach Training Program in 2010, Lisa left all that behind and now runs a successful and profitable health coaching practice based in New York helping other women like her.

Known as the “Pleasurable Detox Coach,” Lisa incorporates wine, chocolate and other delicious (and pleasurable!) elements in her program to fit her client’s lifestyle. “I guide women in detoxing their lives so that they can release everything that is strangling their power, stepping into living the ecstatic, purposeful lives that are their birthright!”

Lisa works with women around the world, including in Latin America where many clients don’t have easy access to healthy foods. As she explains, “Clients who work with me go out and create change in their community once their lives are changed… Now that’s a ‘ripple effect!’” Read on to find out how Lisa uses her education to transform her career and quality of life.

The Power of Kindness: The Cure For Bullying

Iowa City High School junior Jeremiah Anthony has started something quite good, and it seems to be contagious. Jeremiah and his friends who manage the @westhighbros Twitter account send out tweets to their classmates, encouraging them with kind words and sincere compliments and in turn, inspiring others to do the same.

In an age where cyber bullying is a harsh reality for young people, this group of teenagers created their own positive counter-culture, which combats the seemingly endless negativity that is present on the internet. 

Bloggers Worldwide Spread Message of Health and Wellness

From Canada to England to Australia, people around the globe are taking it upon themselves to launch blogs and inform the public about the importance of health and wellness. At Integrative Nutrition, we like to support and thank those who are aligned with the mission of our school. When people use their knowledge to teach others how to be healthier and happier, together we can create a ripple effect that will transform the world.

This is at the core of our 2020 Vision, and with 30,000 graduates in 102 countries around the globe, that ripple effect is getting stronger than ever. That’s why this month, we awarded nine talented international bloggers with a scholarship for our upcoming Health Coach Training Program! With their IIN education, these bloggers will continue to do their important work better than ever and will make a true difference in their communities and beyond.

Find out more about each of our scholarship recipients below. We are thrilled to have them be a part of our growing Health Coach community! 

Tanya Alekseeva, UK, www.Betterraw.com

Tanya’s blog features food tips, articles, recipes and workshops focused on the raw foods diet. In a near-fatal car accident as a teenager that almost destroyed her organs, Tanya found that raw food is what helped her regain her health.

The U.K. Trades in Weight Loss Food Scam for Smaller Portions and Exercise

From shakes, to bars, and frozen meals, it feels like there is a new weight loss product thrown our way daily. One country, however, decided to call it quits on the weight loss food industry scam. New research shows that these dieting products are on their way out in the U.K. as consumers become increasingly skeptical of its claims. Will the rest of the world follow suit on ditching these deceptive food labels?

What’s Wrong with “Diet” Food?
Nothing at all – as long as it actually is healthy and does what it says! According to the study by research firm Mintel, 3 in 4 people believe diet products are overpriced rip-offs, and a whopping 71 percent questioned the products’ misleading health credentials.

According to DailyMail, “half said they actively distrusted them, largely because many contain controversial artificial sweeteners.” Many products tend to put a big “low fat” label on the box, but load the product with preservatives and sweeteners that are bound to make consumers fail at their diets in the end.

Why is the U.K. Standing Up to the Diet Industry Scam Now?
Partly due to the recession, many people are coming around to the idea of eating smaller portions and exercising as the solution to weight loss—and they won’t have to spend large amounts of money doing it.

Integrative Nutrition All-Stars Honored with the Health Leadership Award

The success of Integrative Nutrition and the ripple effect we’re making in the world is due to our graduates: who they have become, what they have accomplished, and the number of lives they have changed. This week I am thrilled to honor some of our “all-star” graduates who have made a huge impact in the world of health and wellness with the Health Leadership Award. From publishing books to opening their own businesses, this group of incredible people has shown enormous dedication to their careers and to improving the lives of others. 

Stacey Morgenstern

Business Coach, Speaker, Co-Founder of Holistic MBA

In 2006 I was working as a professional cookie and pie taster. Sugar had really taken a toll on my health. I was ready for a radical change. IIN offered a way to work on myself while building a meaningful career. I spent months searching online for the best nutrition school. Nothing compared to what IIN was offering – the celebrity guest faculty, the live events, the power of community, the personal growth and seeing so many grads making a great living while changing the world!

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3 Steps to Visualizing Your Dreams [Guided Meditation]

With all the talk of new beginnings, resolutions, and positive intentions for the New Year, there are a wide array of goals for health and happiness in the air.

One of the ways you can help increase your chances of turning your goals into reality is by using the power of visualization to add depth and mental energy to what you want to achieve.

Using visualization to fulfill the desire for change is far from a new or esoteric concept. Ever fantasize about your upcoming vacation or relive a joyous experience from the past? Creating those mental pictures is a natural and powerful element of the working mind!

Focusing your mental imagery towards what you want can help improve motivation, boost self-confidence, improve your mood, and foster behaviors that lead to success. This technique has been used in accordance with meditation for centuries, and has even shown to enhance performance in professional athletes.

Here are 3 simple steps to visualizing with intention:

Integrative Nutrition Reviews: The Conscious Cleanse

Welcome to the latest installment of Integrative Nutrition Reviews, where we consider books, movies, and other media related to health, food, and personal wellness. Want to suggest something for us to review? Post it in the comments!

Many of us are looking to start the New Year with a clean slate and a clean belly. Only how? Before falling back into old habits or repeating the same ones, take a look at a new book that is designed to help you reboot with new energy, satisfaction, and self-love.

Video: Pick Up Healthy Habits In The New Year With Christa Orecchio

When she’s not sharing nutrition advice as a featured expert on Fox 5 San Diego, Christa Orecchio is working one-on-one to help people get their lives back on track. “I have found my life’s work,” Christa says, a 2005 grad and founder of TheWholeJourney.com, a holistic health and wellness practice. She offers clients a wide variety of services to choose from, and her packages are specially tailored to everyone ranging from newly married couples, cancer patients, and expectant moms alike.

Start Your New Year IINspired

As 2012 comes to an end, it’s natural to reflect on the past twelve months, acknowledging the significant events and achievements in our lives. It can be cleansing to let go of the past, and as we start a brand new year, focus on the infinite possibilities ahead.

We are excited to continue communicating, learning, and growing with each of you in 2013! Working together and sharing our stories creates an immeasurable abundance of inspiration, and that inspiration is the driving force to achieve all of our biggest goals.

On that note, we’re hosting our first Instagram photo-a-day challenge for the month of January 2013, and we want you all to join in! We encourage you to tap into your creative side and set your goals and intentions for 2013 – we’re here to support you!

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