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Join us for Integrative Nutrition’s National Day of Service

We’re thrilled to announce that this Saturday, November 9th, will be IIN’s first ever National Day of Service!

Students and graduates who are members of IIN’s Ambassador Network will be hosting booths at farmer’s markets nationwide and educating shoppers about the benefits of eating local and organic food.

Shoppers will be able to sign up for a brief guided tour of the markets, learn about IIN’s holistic approach to wellness, and even sign up for a free tuition raffle.

You can expect to see our incredible Ambassadors at the markets below, so stop by and say hello if you’re in the area!

How I Helped My Father-in-Law Reclaim His Health

“I don’t want to lose another dad.”

These were the words I cried out to my soon-to-be father-in-law.

You see, only a few months before this plea, I had lost my dad to cancer. It was a rough two years of dealing with doctors, health insurance battles and severe loss. My dad was my best friend. And in a short amount of time, he was gone. He wasn’t going to be able to walk me down the aisle. He wasn’t going to be able to dance with me at my wedding. And he wasn’t going to be able to pick me up when I was down. I was devastated.

Then, I looked at the health of my soon-to-be father-in-law. He was almost 600 pounds and could barely move. Food had become his comfort and drug in life. He was on a ton of different medications and had no zest for living anymore. He became helpless.

But there was one thing he had that my dad didn’t have: the chance to regain his health.

Could one conversation change your life? [video]

I’ve got a “little secret”.

In a moment, I’m going to share with you the single most important key to being an amazing coach.
To be clear... we’re not merely talking about being an effective coach. We’re talking about being a coach that transforms lives.

When you get it, you won’t believe how simple it is.

Yet, here’s what’s crazy about it...

People study coaching for years and they don’t get this “little secret”.

People have every degree and certification under the sun, but they miss this one SIMPLE thing.

And although we dedicate a third of the Health Coach Training Program to building coaching skills, I can show this “little secret” -- the most important thing of all -- in just 3 minutes.

How One San Francisco Health Coach Found the Key to Healing Our Bodies

Have you ever thought about doing something epic—something that could transform your life? Meet Sara Seinberg, Class of 2011, a San Francisco Health Coach who knows a thing or two about stepping out of her comfort zone, embracing change, and most importantly, staying true to herself throughout the process.

Nearing 40, Sara knew she wanted to do something big, and running a marathon would satisfy that urge. But what she didn’t know was that training to run 26.2 miles would help her gain new appreciation for her body and her life. “I slowly, with each run and all that salt on my lips, realized that I could do anything.”

IIN on the Move: Healthy New York [VIDEO]

How much does the average New Yorker know about nutrition? IIN’s film crew recently went to one of New Yorkers’ favorite hangout spots, Madison Square Park, to get people talking about their knowledge of health and nutrition in America. From the Whole Foods junkies to the international perspective of those not born in the U.S., watch the video below to hear what New Yorkers have to say about their personal health, their connection with their diet, and what they think of the current health crisis in America.

Building Your Business One Client at a Time

While I was in the Health Coach Training Program, I remember the idea of signing up my first client being bit daunting. Okay, who am I kidding – it was totally overwhelming to me.

Other than an initial interview for my teaching job many years earlier, I hadn’t needed to “sell” myself or anything else, for that matter.  I had no clue about how to market myself and sign up that first client.

This is why I was so grateful that a valuable part of IIN’s curriculum is business and marketing. The tools and strategies I learned were what helped me actually get myself out into the real world and help people as a Health Coach.

But knowing and doing are two different things. Getting started as a Health Coach meant I needed to take action and use the tools and strategies I learned in the program. It didn’t always feel easy, but because of the way the material was presented in the context of the whole program, it all felt doable (well, most days anyway.) 

The Importance of Having a Support Network

Whenever you undertake something new in your life – whether it’s weight loss, a career change, a big move, or anything else that takes you out of your comfort zone and is intended to change your life for the better – it’s important to surround yourself with positive, supportive people throughout the process.

You may have heard the saying, “You’re the average of the five people you hang out with most.” Research shows that your environment can have a profound effect on you and having a strong support network in place can actually make you more likely to achieve your goals since it influences your thinking and self-esteem.

So how do you find these positive, supportive people? Some may be right in front of you and others you may need to seek out.

Could Integrative Nutrition Be the Next Step You Are Looking For?

Are you thinking about switching careers to work in the health and wellness field?  Chances are you are already the health expert in your family. Everyone comes to you for green smoothie recipes, weight loss advice, or fitness tips. You might even be their go-to for relationship or career advice! If this sounds like you, then you’re in the right place, and you’re on the right track to finding the career of your dreams.

At Integrative Nutrition, our students are interested in all aspects of health. Some want to help others live a healthier lifestyle, others want to open up a juice bar, and others still want to start their own healthy product line.

News Alert: IIN Launches New Partnership with Maryland University of Integrative Health

I am pleased to announce that Integrative Nutrition has launched a new partnership with Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH), one of the only accredited graduate schools completely dedicated to wellness!

Through an academic articulation agreement, graduates of the Health Coach Training Program who also hold an undergraduate degree are now eligible to earn advanced standing of up to six and a half credits towards an MUIH graduate degree in the following programs: Master of Arts in Health Coaching/Nutrition concentration, Master of Science in Health Promotion/Coaching concentration, and Master of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health.

4 Ways to Raise a Family, Grow Your Business, and Succeed at Both

I was single when I enrolled at IIN, but I was looking forward to getting married and having kids. In fact, one of the main goals of my career change was to work from home and be present for my future family. I’d work from my home office and the kids would play nearby. I’d earn a good salary and still be available to attend soccer games. I’d cook three homemade meals a day. And exercise. And do the laundry.

If you’re laughing right now, it must mean that you have actually tried this. Work from home and be present for your family? Work with kids around? Ha!

The truth is, I had no idea what motherhood would be like. I didn’t think about how my baby’s cry would interrupt client meetings. I didn’t know that I’d be trying to write a blog post while my toddler climbed in my lap and pushed all the buttons on my laptop. Or that I’d be trying to get my husband and kid out of the house on the weekends so I’d have five minutes to actually think straight.

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