Over the last 26 years, we’ve licensed over 119,000 well being, diet, and health professionals. Every month, we acknowledge one among 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 change into thinking about well being and health?
Rising up, I used to be a dancer and continued dancing in faculty. Throughout my faculty expertise is after I actually began taking extra of an curiosity in well being and wellness and the way meals impacts my physique. Dancing 5 days per 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 turned obsessive about studying extra about it. I used to be continually studying, watching, and listening to content material about diet, well being, and wellness. I considered minoring in diet throughout my undergrad however determined to not. Trying again, I’m grateful I didn’t as a result of I’m unsure I might have realized a holistic method to diet, which is the method I take with my purchasers and what I realized by way of 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 continual sickness, principally most cancers. I needed to be part of altering that trajectory for me, my household, and anybody that’s prepared to take heed to me!
What certification did you select, and why did you select AFPA?
I selected the Holistic Nutritionist certification as a result of diet is my true ardour. My fascination with the facility of meals is the place my need to be within the well being and wellness house started. I really like that this certification takes a holistic method, so it not solely focuses on meals and diet however takes a holistic method to our well being by making a wholesome way of life. As well as, I really like that this certification centered on illness prevention, which is so essential to me and my apply.
What was your profession like previous to changing into licensed?
Previous to changing into a holistic nutritionist, I labored as an promoting government for 9 years. I reside 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 undoubtedly not the correct match for me! Nevertheless, being in a company position for thus lengthy taught me so many expertise that I proceed to make use of to this present day for my enterprise, so I’m very grateful for these alternatives as a result of I realized a lot.
What’s your profession like now?
I’m now a full-time holistic nutritionist specializing in serving to girls eradicate continual abdomen points with out treatment. Intestine 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 need to assist others really feel their greatest. The vast 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 Wholesome Giver that I co-founded, the place our mission is to rework lives by way of giving the present of well being. The Wholesome Giver is rooted in illness prevention, which is on the coronary heart of the whole lot 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 finally convey consciousness to the interconnectedness of poisonous substances and illness. We do that by way of present containers that include wholesome merchandise.
What are your favourite elements of your profession?
I really like all the new folks I get to satisfy, sharing my information with others, and altering folks’s lives! I’m so blissful and fulfilled doing what I really like for a dwelling. Persevering with to study one thing I really 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 study issues that we might not even have a look after or that we might by no means do something with, however whenever you get to study one thing you like, it’s a lot extra satisfying. I additionally love that this work comes so naturally to me; it appears like I used to be created to do that!
How has changing into licensed with AFPA impacted your life?
It has actually modified my life in that I get to assist so many individuals reside 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 every day, it’s the most effective feeling!
Do you’ve any consumer success tales you wish to share?
YES! Listed here are some quotes from a number of of my purchasers which have accomplished my program:
- “I struggled with intestine points for approach too lengthy. Noticed a bunch of medical doctors, did a bunch of exams, and no solutions. I began working with Jenna, and it actually gave me my life again.” – Sam
- “I be at liberty! I really feel that the concern I had surrounding meals has been eradicated. I now not fear about what I’ll put together, and I can benefit from the course of once more. My thoughts is free from the stress and fear, and it feels so good to eat a few of these meals that I eradicated for thus lengthy.”– Deborah
- “This system has modified my mindset and refined my information on diet! It’s introduced power, therapeutic, and a way of peace to my life. Thanks, Jenna!” – Lupe
What recommendation do you give others fascinated with changing into licensed?
In the event you actually 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 changing into licensed!