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?
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!
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.
“We’ve done a big experiment on ourselves for the past 50 years.”
That’s how Dr. Susan Blum views the changes humans have made to the food we consume in modern society, from hybridized wheat to GMO corn and soy (and now synbio foods!).
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.
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.
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!).
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.