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How Social Worker Samantha Elkrief Found the Courage to Pursue Health Coaching Full-Time

Happy National Health Coach Week! To celebrate, we’re featuring inspiring stories of Health Coaches who are doing amazing work in their homes, workplaces, schools, and communities. We’re rounding out the celebration with Samantha Elkrief, Class of 2014! She’s taking over our Instagram account today – follow along here to see what she’s up to!

For Samantha Elkrief, Class of 2014, helping people was always her calling. With a graduate degree in social work from Columbia University, Samantha worked with people from all backgrounds with issues ranging from unemployment to divorce. 

Australian Health Coach Alice Nicholls on Finding Her Passion and Launching a Career She Loves

Happy National Health Coach Week! To celebrate, we’re featuring inspiring stories of Health Coaches who are doing amazing work in their homes, workplaces, schools, and communities. Today we’re pleased to feature Alice Nicholls, Class of 2013! She’s taking over our Instagram account today – follow along here to see what she’s up to!

If you had to find three words to describe Alice Nicholls, Class of 2013, “authentic,” “funny,” and “honest” would accurately sum up her vivacious spirit.

IIN Grad Cara Buffalino-Silman Helps Children Discover a Love for Healthy Eating, One Class at a Time

Happy National Health Coach Week! To celebrate, we’re featuring inspiring stories of Health Coaches who are doing amazing work in their homes, workplaces, schools, and communities. Today we’re excited to feature Cara Buffalino-Silman, Class of 2012! She’s taking over our Instagram account today – follow along here to see what she’s up to!

Perhaps the most heart-breaking aspect of the current health crisis is how it’s affecting our children. One in three American kids is overweight or obese, and the incidence of high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and elevated cholesterol among children is skyrocketing.

How PCOS Diva Amy Medling Turned Her Health Struggles Into a Successful Career

Happy National Health Coach Week! To celebrate, we’re featuring inspiring stories of Health Coaches who are doing amazing work in their homes, workplaces, schools, and communities. Up next is Amy Medling, Class of 2011! She’s taking over our Instagram account today – follow along here to see what she’s up to!

From Fitness Instructor to Entrepreneur: How IIN Grad Marra St.Clair Launched a Juice Cleanse Company

Happy National Health Coach Week! To celebrate, we’re featuring inspiring stories of Health Coaches who are doing amazing work in their homes, workplaces, schools, and communities. Today we’re pleased to feature Marra St.Clair, Class of 2013! She’s taking over our Instagram account today – follow along here to see what she’s up to!

IIN Grad Amanda Carney on Working for a Doctor, Traveling the World, and Having Fun with Health

Happy National Health Coach Week! To celebrate, we’re featuring inspiring stories of Health Coaches who are doing amazing work in their homes, workplaces, schools, and communities. Next up, Amanda Carney, Class of 2012! She’s taking over our Instagram account today – follow along here to see what she’s up to! 

“There’s a need for Health Coaches along every block in every neighborhood and city. Let’s get to work!” 

Dr. Frank Lipman on the Importance of Health Coaches [Video]

Why aren’t more doctors prescribing broccoli, gym memberships, and guided meditation? Preventable illnesses such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease are reaching epidemic proportions, yet the current healthcare system depends on medications and surgery to manage symptoms rather than proactively prevent disease.

It’s partially because most physicians don’t have the time, resources, or training to help patients change their habits and lifestyle. Only 25% of medical schools require students to take a dedicated nutrition class, and doctors spend less than 3% of sick visits discussing nutrition.

Meet Josh Perry: BMX Rider, Brain Tumor Survivor, and IIN Health Coach

Happy National Health Coach Week! To celebrate, we’ll be featuring inspiring stories of Health Coaches who are doing amazing work in their homes, workplaces, schools, and communities. We’re excited to kick things off with Josh Perry, Class of 2014! He’s taking over our Instagram account today – follow along here to see what he’s up to!

Gravity-defying backflips, jaw-dropping stunts … and green smoothies? Though the world of extreme sports isn’t typically associated with holistic health, there’s nothing “typical” about Josh Perry, Class of 2014.

Huge News: January 12-18th is Officially Health Coach Week!

We are thrilled to announce some amazing news: January 12-18th has received Congressional recognition as National Health Coach Week!

In a letter shared with Integrative Nutrition, U.S. Representative Tim Ryan congratulated Health Coaches on the importance of their work:

 “The United States faces a health crisis due in large part to the prevalence of costly chronic conditions, which are largely brought on by poor lifestyle choices… It is vital that Health and Wellness Coaches continue to expand their good work, the nation needs it … I want to congratulate the progress made by Health and Wellness Coaches and wish them the best during National Health and Wellness Coach Week.”

Integrative Nutrition Reviews: Women, Food, and Desire

Welcome to the latest installment of Integrative Nutrition Reviews, where we consider books, movies, and other media related to health and wellness.

Cravings: for many people, they are the bane of our existence. Whether it’s a late-night urge for chocolate, a yen for something salty at lunchtime, or a longing for coffee during the post-lunch slump, cravings are usually the culprit behind of our unhealthy food choices.

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