Just Dance

Every year in February members of a coalition called Spirit of Women hosts a Day of Dance for cardiovascular health. This year on February 26, in more than 70 cities, people danced at hospitals, at malls, in parks and in other public spaces -- "As If Their Life Depended On It."

This recent article in the Huffington Post by Tanya Abreu, President of the Spirit of Women Hospital Network, gave the details of the Day of Dance.

Dancing is a free form expression that is great exercise and fun at the same time. Dancing has cultural ties and connection to creativity and art.  It is real nourishment for the soul.

How Workers Rights Impact the Local Food Movement

The topic of immigration is a hotbed of debate in this country. Whether you are for or against tighter immigration laws and penalties, immigrant workers and farmers make a huge contribution on the food culture in America.

A recent article by Robert Gottlieb on explores reshaping the national conversation by looking at how immigrants contribute to our economy and culture, particularly how they “provide for a healthier and more diverse food system.”

Would a Food Tax Make Us Eat Less Junk?

Talk of initiating a junk food tax on unhealthy food items has both scientists and activist groups pondering the question and looking for an answer. Would imposing taxes on junk food decrease the consumption of it? Would a tax actually cut down on some people’s intake of calories and unhealthy products?

Some trial tests done by scientists around the world have revealed that a food tax on unhealthy items (much like the kind on cigarettes) might in fact lower sales. Multiple studies have shown a decrease in the consumption of sugary, high-calorie foods and beverages when there is an added tax of 25% or more.

Integrative Nutrition Health Coaches Take Miami 2011

The first weekend of February marked the 2011 IIN Miami Beach Conference, where over 1700 Integrative Nutrition Health Coaches and students gathered to learn, connect and have fun! We tried to capture some of the incredible energy of the inspiring event in this video. Take a look!



Thank you to all made it such a special event!

If you would like, find out more about our Health Coach Training Program.

Meet Graduate Karina Velasco: Latin Sensation & Health Coach

Integrative Nutrition graduate Karina Velasco is, by all accounts, a Latin sensation, on and off the red carpet. She enjoys a dynamic life hosting events at the Latin Grammys, and being a Health Coach for celebrity clients like singer Thalia, television host Raul de Molina, Rebecca de Alba and Marco Antonio Regil.  

We caught up with Karina recently and talked with her about the impact Integrative Nutrition's Health Coach Training Program has had on her life. 

What were you doing before Integrative Nutrition?
I have been working in television and radio as a host and producer since 1993.

Are You Getting Your Vitamin L?

The day of love is upon us. Are you getting your optimal dose of love, or Vitamin L, as we call it?

Amidst the feeling that today is about romantic dinners, chocolates and flowers, check in to make sure you are getting your Vitamin L, in whatever form feels good to you! Vitamin L is what we refer to as love, and it is the most important nutrient for your health and wellbeing. When it comes down to it, love is the food for the soul and it nourishes the body, mind and spirit.

How to Unlock the Door to a Great Relationship With the Communication Key

The month of love is here and people everywhere make a special effort to celebrate their relationships. However, celebrating your special someone doesn't have to be just once a year. Cultivating happy, healthy relationships year-round is the key to an enjoyable life. There are many ingredients that go into making a great relationship, but the one that is essential to providing nourishment for both partners is communication.

Have you ever had a conversation with someone and while they are talking all you can think about is what you want to say?
You look for just the right opportunity to interrupt. You haven't heard anything the other person has said. We all have something we need to talk about with our partner, something we want to share, a frustration we have to get off our mind or we feel as if we will explode. Healing happens when people listen to us and when we listen to them. Everyone wants to be heard.

Go to the Super Bowl with Melanie Albert

One of the biggest athletic events in America is taking place this weekend in Dallas, Texas. The Pittsburgh Steelers will go up against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, February 6, 2011 in Super Bowl XLV.  It might seem unusual that we are mentioning the Super Bowl on our health and wellness blog, but at least one Integrative Nutrition Graduate will be there. She won’t be talking about touchdowns though! Melanie Albert founder of Experience Nutrition Group is an “Official Health & Wellness Partner of the NFL Alumni Association”.

We caught up with Melanie before she heads off to Super Bowl XLV. 

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