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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.

What Role Can Corporations Play in Solving the Global Health Crisis?

Yesterday, Walmart announced an initiative to improve the nutrition of the food they carry while lessening its environmental impact. This is just one more announcement in a series of big name brands waking up to the dual global crises of health and the environment, and responding with corporate action.

Walmart's goal is to help the environment as well as the health of their consumers, and they’ve established four “pillars” to help them achieve that goal:

Are Synthetically Modified Foods the New GMOs?

This Non-GMO Month, we’re thinking a lot about the genetically modified organisms that make their way into our food supply, and what they mean for our environment and our health. It’s a complicated and controversial issue, as we explored last week—and looks like it’s about to get even thornier.

A technology has just hit the market that brings new questions and concerns to the GMO debate. Synthetic biology, or “synbio,” doesn’t just change the makeup of certain natural entities, it actually grows new organisms that make things more efficiently than nature does.

It’s Okay to Not Like Burdock (And Other Revelations of Becoming A Health Coach)

Do you like the taste of wheatgrass? How about a mouth-puckering shot of apple cider vinegar? Or a big earthy bite of burdock?

Some people who answer no to any of those questions think that they’re disqualified from becoming a Health Coach. Their mentality is, if I don’t like every super-healthy food and do like ice cream, then I’m just not cut out to be a nutrition expert!

That couldn’t be further from the truth.

This is a major revelation that many people have when they embark on Integrative Nutrition’s Health Coach Training Program.

VIDEO: Are GMOs Useful or Unsafe?

October is Non-GMO Month, which means it’s a perfect time to ask the perennial question: are genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) useful, or are they unsafe?

The parties on both sides feel strongly about the answer, and the complex science, politics, financial interests, and environmental implications of GMOs make it difficult to parse out who is correct.

Anti-GMO activists claim that these organisms are an environmental trigger for the growing health crisis, that genetic engineering is not natural, and that we don’t know the long-term health effects of eating GMOs. Scientists, on the other hand, point to thousands of studies that show the safety of GMOs, and say that labeling GMO products would cause people to avoid them out of unfounded fear.

National Kale Day: Could Kale Be the Next Beef?

Today is our favorite day of the year: National Kale Day! First of all, how great that our country, despite all its health problems, has a designated day for the king of all leafy greens, right?

In Integrative Nutrition’s Health coach Training Program, kale holds an equally prominent place, with a special part of the curriculum devoted to it. One of the aspects we focus on is the surprising ways in which kale is actually a superb substitute for animal protein, something that most people don’t know.

So how does a bunch kale stack up against that slab of steak? Let’s take a look:

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