Over the past 26 years, we’ve licensed over 119,000 well being, vitamin, and health professionals. Every month, we acknowledge one in all our distinguished graduates who use what they’ve discovered to encourage others and make a distinction.
Meet our graduate for the month of October, Jenna Johnson, an AFPA Licensed Holistic Nutritionist.
How did you initially change into keen on 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 every week, I wanted to ensure my physique was robust, energized, and wholesome. I started studying concerning 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 considered minoring in vitamin throughout my undergrad however determined to not. Wanting again, I’m grateful I didn’t as a result of I’m undecided I might have discovered a holistic method to vitamin, which is the method I take with my shoppers and what I discovered via AFPA. I used to be additionally keen on well being and wellness as a result of so lots of my relations and family members have skilled power 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 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 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. As well as, I like that this certification targeted on illness prevention, which is so essential to me and my observe.
What was your profession like previous to turning into licensed?
Previous to turning into a holistic nutritionist, I labored as an promoting government for 9 years. I stay 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 fitting match for me! Nevertheless, being in a company function for thus lengthy taught me so many expertise 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 discovered a lot.
What’s your profession like now?
I’m now a full-time holistic nutritionist specializing in serving to ladies eradicate power abdomen points with out remedy. 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 wish to assist others really feel their greatest. Nearly all of my enterprise is working with personal shoppers 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 remodel lives via giving the reward of well being. The Wholesome Giver is rooted in illness prevention, which is on the coronary heart of all the things we do. Our mission is to convey clear, non-toxic merchandise to the forefront; make clear the dearth of regulation inside 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 bins that include wholesome merchandise.
What are your favourite components of your profession?
I like all the new folks I get to satisfy, sharing my information with others, and altering folks’s lives! I’m so completely satisfied and fulfilled doing what I like for a dwelling. Persevering with to study one thing I really get pleasure from and have such a ardour for can be an unimaginable feeling. I really feel like for a lot of our lives, we’re compelled to study issues that we might not even have a look after or that we might by no means do something with, however if you get to study one thing you like, it’s a lot extra pleasant. I additionally love that this work comes so naturally to me; it seems 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 stay 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 very best feeling!
Do you’ve got any shopper success tales you want to share?
YES! Listed below are some quotes from a couple of of my shoppers which have accomplished my program:
- “I struggled with intestine points for means 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 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 thus 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 fascinated about turning into licensed?
If you happen to actually care about serving to others, love studying, and have a ardour for well being and wellness, you gained’t remorse doing this program! You study a lot and can solely profit from turning into licensed!