Over the last 26 years, we’ve licensed over 119,000 well being, vitamin, and health professionals. Every month, we acknowledge considered 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 grow to be all for well being and health?
Rising up, I used to be a dancer and continued dancing in school. Throughout my school 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 every week, I wanted to verify my physique was sturdy, energized, and wholesome. I started studying in regards to the energy of meals as medication, and I turned obsessive about studying extra about it. I used to be continuously studying, watching, and listening to content material about vitamin, well being, and wellness. I considered minoring in vitamin throughout my undergrad however determined to not. Trying again, I’m grateful I didn’t as a result of I’m undecided I’d 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 all for well being and wellness as a result of so a lot of my relations and family members have skilled continual sickness, principally most cancers. I wished to be part of altering that trajectory for me, my household, and anybody that’s prepared 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 facility of meals is the place my want 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 vitamin however takes a holistic method to our well being by making a wholesome life-style. As well as, I really like that this certification centered on illness prevention, which is so vital to me and my apply.
What was your profession like previous to turning into licensed?
Previous to turning into a holistic nutritionist, I labored as an promoting govt for 9 years. I dwell in Chicago and labored at a number of businesses over the previous a number of years, some even within the pharmaceutical promoting house, which was undoubtedly not the proper match for me! Nevertheless, being in a company position for therefore lengthy taught me so many expertise that I proceed to make use of to today 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 ladies eradicate continual abdomen points with out remedy. Intestine well being is so vital 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. Nearly all of my enterprise is working with non-public purchasers 1-on-1, however I additionally collaborate with manufacturers. I’ve one other enterprise known as The Wholesome Giver that I co-founded, the place our mission is to rework lives via giving the reward of well being. The Wholesome Giver is rooted in illness prevention, which is on the coronary heart of every thing we do. Our mission is to deliver clear, non-toxic merchandise to the forefront; make clear the shortage of regulation throughout the magnificence, family, and meals industries; and in the end deliver consciousness to the interconnectedness of poisonous elements and illness. We do that via reward containers that comprise wholesome merchandise.
What are your favourite elements of your profession?
I really like the entire new folks I get to satisfy, sharing my information with others, and altering folks’s lives! I’m so joyful and fulfilled doing what I really like for a residing. Persevering with to find out about one thing I really get pleasure from and have such a ardour for can also be an unimaginable 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 whenever you get to find out about one thing you’re keen on, it’s a lot extra pleasurable. I additionally love that this work comes so naturally to me; it appears like I used to be created to do that!
How has turning into licensed with AFPA impacted your life?
It has actually 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 most effective feeling!
Do you will have any shopper success tales you want to share?
YES! Listed here are some quotes from just a few of my purchasers which have accomplished my program:
- “I struggled with intestine points for means too lengthy. Noticed a bunch of docs, did a bunch of assessments, and no solutions. I began working with Jenna, and it actually gave me my life again.” – Sam
- “I be happy! I really feel that the worry I had surrounding meals has been eradicated. I not fear about what I will 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 therefore lengthy.”– Deborah
- “This system has modified my mindset and refined my information on vitamin! It’s introduced vitality, therapeutic, and a way of peace to my life. Thanks, Jenna!” – Lupe
What recommendation do you give others interested by turning into licensed?
Should 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 turning into licensed!