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Grad Guest Post: Healthy Cooking with Super Food Cards

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? 

Our Top 10 Nutrition Books of the Season

Books on nutrition are a bit like theories on nutrition—there are a million out there, every few months there's a new ones that gets a lot of hype, and there’s no way to know which deserve your attention without testing them all out. To help you cut through the noise and zero on in on the books that really deserve a spot on your bedside table, we’ve rounded up our top 10 most-anticipated books coming out in the next few months.

From inflammation to inner peace, digestion to a defense of beef, these books cover a wide range of fascinating topics, and whether they align with your particular bio individuality or not, they’re bound to spark some interesting conversations!

Ask a Health Coach: What If I Don't Know the Answer to a Client's Question?

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.

Sharon’s Take: How to Tell if You’re on the Wrong Career Path

There’s a lot that goes into our decisions about what career to pursue. Sometimes it’s finances, or family expectations, or a fluke job opportunity—and sometimes we truly follow our dreams. But even in those rare cases, there can come a day when the passion that once got you out of bed in the morning begins to weigh you down instead.

I know, I’ve been there.

After studying theater in college, I moved to New York City to pursue a career as an actress. Before long, I’d gone on tour in a children’s play and was performing a one-woman cabaret. It was my supposed dream, and yet I wasn’t happy.

How Writing A Book Boosted My Career—And Can Do the Same for Yours

One of the things that people don't realize about Integrative Nutrition's Health Coach Training Program is that it prepares you to do so many more things besides become a Health Coach.

Upon graduating from Integrative Nutrition, I realized that being a practicing Health Coach wasn’t what I wanted. It wasn’t that I’d lost my passion for health and nutrition, it was just that I wasn’t channeling that passion in the right way for me. My instincts were telling me that I needed to write a book and speak internationally.  

However, I had absolutely NO idea how I was going to do that. In fact, it seemed impossible. I knew tons about health and nutrition, but little to nothing about the book publishing and speaking industry.

Jumpstart Your Autumn with Integrative Nutrition’s Fall Cleanse Guide!

New Year’s Eve may come in the dead of winter, but early fall always feels like the real time of new beginnings. As leaves fall and the air grows crisp, we feel a sense of renewal, a need to reconnect with our big goals and set healthy habits for the cooler months ahead.

Of course, there’s a bit of sadness with summer gone, but at Integrative Nutrition we choose to focus on the possibilities for new opportunities that autumn offers.

And what better way to set the tone for a fresh start than a cleanse! And no, we don’t mean one of those cleanses where you buy a big crate of juices and don’t eat anything else (though more power to you if that’s what you want to do!).

Health Coaches Take On the Tech World (More Needed!)

One of the reasons that people enroll in Integrative Nutrition is a desire to be part of a larger movement. For 2013 graduate Jodi Geigle, this was a primary motivation. Beyond a desire to work one –on-one with clients, she knew that she wanted to collaborate with others in the wellness field so that her work could have a bigger impact.

VIDEO: Mastin Kipp on Why People Pay for Health Coaching

“If there’s one myth I could bust for people who want to be coaches or sign up for a program,” says Mastin Kipp, “it’s this idea that ‘if I want to be spiritual, I have to be broke.’” Kipp, an Integrative Nutrition visiting teacher and founder of The Daily Love, certainly sets an inspiring example that could help shake this stereotype.

Not only has he built an incredibly lucrative and prolific business, but he also helps people achieve deep happiness on a daily basis.

4 Reasons to Celebrate Non-GMO Month

Did you know that October is the official Non-GMO Month? This month, retail stores nationwide will celebrate the consumer's right to be informed of foods and products that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

What exactly are GMOs again?

GMOs, or Genetically Modified Organisms, are products of biotechnology (also called genetic engineering, or GE), which creates new combinations of plant, animal, bacteria and viral genes by combining DNA from one species with DNA from another. The result: new organisms that do not occur in nature.

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