We talk a lot here about how Health Coaches can become integrated into our current healthcare system to disrupt and improve the status quo. On the other side, some doctors are trying to achieve the same goal by bringing Health Coaches into their practices. Dr. Susan Blum, a pioneer in functional medicine and Integrative Nutrition visiting teacher, is one of those doctors.
The real key to discover your path to ultimate health is learning how to select and eat foods that work for your body. The foods that make you feel vibrant and energized will not be the same foods that work for your sister, or your favorite celebrity. Here at Integrative Nutrition, we call this bio individuality—the idea that there’s no one-size-fits-all diet. For Holli Thompson, a 2009 IIN graduate, this idea has evolved into her patented concept of Nutritional Style.
Forget Yelp and other restaurant guides—what we really want is a guide to all the incredible restaurants, juice bars, and cafés that Integrative Nutrition graduates have been opening around the world!
There are so many unique things you can do with a Health Coaching certification, and sharing nourishing food with others is a powerful way of helping spread health and happiness throughout the world. In the 22 years Integrative Nutrition has been training Health Coaches, countless grads have come on to open up diverse, delicious, and healthy eating establishments. Here’s a roundup of five great recently-opened spots:
Reconnecting with old friends. Buying plane tickets. Navigating a new city. Technology has made so many things that used to be difficult very, very easy.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could also use technology to jumpstart a dream career, transform your health, and bring new energy to your life and relationships?
Well, you can.
There’s no debate about whether or not there’s a global health crisis right now, or about the fact that our healthcare system is broken.
The real question to be answered is: how will we solve these problems?
In this video, Health Coach Maria Marlowe addresses that question, and offers one potential answer: Health Coaching.
She lays out some startling facts about the health of the American population today and staggering numbers about our healthcare system, and explains why there’s a structural problem with that system that leaves a major gap. Are Health Coaches prepared to bridge that gap?
Some major corporations and prominent medical professionals seem to think so, but the American public may not be ready to embrace this new type of medical professional.
Sprouted breads, sprouted chickpeas, sprouted soy—what’s the big fuss about sprouting these days?
Quite a lot, actually.
Many of the whole foods so essential to our nutrition, like protein-packed beans or fiber-filled grains, are very difficult to digest in their non-sprouted form. Soaking and sprouting seeds, nuts, grains, or legumes helps to not only ease the digestion process, but also make their nutrients more bio-available and eliminate toxins like phytic acid and trypsin inhibitors.
Coconut oil has been the superstar of the superfood arena for some time now, but recently there’s been a lot of buzz about the oil from avocados. In her column, Keri gives a little background on both before giving her verdict.
You probably know at least a few people who suffer from food allergies, whether it’s almonds, gluten, soy, or something else.
In a society where 60-70% of people have some sort of food allergy, it’s easy to look at these intolerances as commonplace, even natural. They’re not. The prevalence of food allergies is skyrocketing—children suffering from them increased by 50% between 1997 and 2011—and though no one is quite sure why, it’s fairly clear that it has something to do with how and what we eat today.
What did you eat this weekend? Maybe you celebrated the late summer sunshine by having a barbecue, or cooled off with a deliciously indulgent ice cream cone, or got creative with a farmers market bounty.
What will you eat for lunch today? What will you serve your family for dinner tonight?
The answer to any one of those individual questions may not be important on its own, but the sum of these answers does—quite literally and powerfully—make up your life.
What you eat affects your physical health, your energy, your mood; it shapes the way you interact with others, the passion with which you pursue your goals, even what those goals are.
If you are what you eat, then you can be what you choose.
“There’s no question that Health Coaching is the future of healthcare.”
That was how IIN founder and director Joshua Rosenthal began an exclusive master class he recently conducted with a small group of Integrative Nutrition students.
That's also the visionary truth that led him to found Integrative Nutrition 22 years ago. In this special class, Joshua shares his personal journey, and how what he saw in the world sparked a desire in him to not only found the largest nutrition school in the world, but also inspire a global movement.