During the final 26 years, we’ve licensed over 119,000 well being, vitamin, and health professionals. Each month, we acknowledge certainly one of our distinguished graduates who use what they’ve realized to encourage others and make a distinction.
Meet our graduate for the month of October, Jenna Johnson, an AFPA Certified Holistic Nutritionist.
How did you initially develop into thinking about well being and health?
Growing up, I used to be a dancer and continued dancing in faculty. During my faculty expertise is once I actually began taking extra of an curiosity in well being and wellness and the way meals impacts my physique. Dancing 5 days every week, I wanted to ensure my physique was robust, energized, and wholesome. I started studying in regards to the energy of meals as drugs, and I grew to become obsessive about studying extra about it. I used to be always studying, watching, and listening to content material about vitamin, well being, and wellness. I thought of minoring in vitamin throughout my undergrad however determined to not. Looking again, I’m grateful I didn’t as a result of I’m unsure I might have realized a holistic method to vitamin, which is the method I take with my purchasers and what I realized via AFPA. I used to be additionally thinking about well being and wellness as a result of so a lot of my members of the family and family members have skilled persistent sickness, principally most cancers. I needed to be part of altering that trajectory for me, my household, and anybody that’s keen to hearken to me!
What certification did you select, and why did you select AFPA?
I selected the Holistic Nutritionist certification as a result of vitamin is my true ardour. My fascination with the ability of meals is the place my need to be within the well being and wellness house started. I like that this certification takes a holistic method, so it not solely focuses on meals and vitamin however takes a holistic method to our well being by making a wholesome way of life. In addition, I like that this certification centered on illness prevention, which is so essential to me and my apply.
What was your profession like previous to turning into licensed?
Prior to turning into a holistic nutritionist, I labored as an promoting government for 9 years. I dwell in Chicago and labored at a number of companies over the previous a number of years, some even within the pharmaceutical promoting house, which was positively not the appropriate match for me! However, being in a company function for therefore lengthy taught me so many abilities that I proceed to make use of to at the present time for my enterprise, so I’m very grateful for these alternatives as a result of I realized a lot.
What is your profession like now?
I’m now a full-time holistic nutritionist specializing in serving to girls get rid of persistent abdomen points with out medicine. Gut well being is so essential to me as a result of I’ve skilled so many abdomen points all through my life, and now I wish to assist others really feel their finest. The majority of my enterprise is working with non-public purchasers 1-on-1, however I additionally collaborate with manufacturers. I’ve one other enterprise referred to as The Healthy Giver that I co-founded, the place our mission is to rework lives via giving the reward of well being. The Healthy Giver is rooted in illness prevention, which is on the coronary heart of every little thing we do. Our mission is to convey clear, non-toxic merchandise to the forefront; make clear the shortage of regulation throughout the magnificence, family, and meals industries; and in the end convey consciousness to the interconnectedness of poisonous elements and illness. We do that via reward packing containers that comprise wholesome merchandise.
What are your favourite elements of your profession?
I like all the new individuals I get to satisfy, sharing my information with others, and altering individuals’s lives! I’m so joyful and fulfilled doing what I like for a residing. Continuing to find out about one thing I actually take pleasure in and have such a ardour for can also be an unbelievable feeling. I really feel like for a lot of our lives, we’re pressured to find out about issues that we might not even have a look after or that we might by no means do something with, however while you get to find out about one thing you’re keen on, it’s a lot extra gratifying. I additionally love that this work comes so naturally to me; it looks like I used to be created to do that!
How has turning into licensed with AFPA impacted your life?
It has really modified my life in that I get to assist so many individuals dwell a greater life! As I discussed above, I really feel like I used to be created to do that work, so now that I’m doing it each day, it’s the perfect feeling!
Do you’ve got any consumer success tales you want to share?
YES! Here are some quotes from a number of of my purchasers which have accomplished my program:
- “I struggled with intestine points for manner too lengthy. Saw a bunch of docs, did a bunch of exams, and no solutions. I began working with Jenna, and it actually gave me my life again.” – Sam
- “I feel free! I feel that the fear I had surrounding food has been eliminated. I no longer worry about what I’m going to prepare, and I can enjoy the process again. My mind is free from the stress and worry, and it feels so good to eat some of those foods that I eliminated for so long.”– Deborah
- “The program has modified my mindset and refined my information on vitamin! It’s introduced power, therapeutic, and a way of peace to my life. Thank you, Jenna!” – Lupe
What recommendation do you give others fascinated by turning into licensed?
If you really care about serving to others, love studying, and have a ardour for well being and wellness, you received’t remorse doing this program! You study a lot and can solely profit from turning into licensed!
To join with Jenna, comply with her on Instagram for extra data or go to https://www.thescroungelife.com/ to study extra.