Over the past 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 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 develop into eager about well being and health?
Rising up, I used to be a dancer and continued dancing in faculty. Throughout 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 consistently 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 unsure I might have discovered a holistic method to vitamin, which is the method I take with my purchasers and what I discovered via AFPA. I used to be additionally eager about well being and wellness as a result of so lots 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 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 area 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 follow.
What was your profession like previous to changing into licensed?
Previous to changing into a holistic nutritionist, I labored as an promoting govt 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 area, which was undoubtedly not the precise 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 discovered a lot.
What’s your profession like now?
I’m now a full-time holistic nutritionist specializing in serving to ladies get rid of 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 wish to assist others really feel their finest. The vast majority of my enterprise is working with personal 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 via giving the present 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 finally deliver consciousness to the interconnectedness of poisonous elements and illness. We do that via present containers that include wholesome merchandise.
What are your favourite components 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 blissful and fulfilled doing what I like for a dwelling. Persevering with to study one thing I actually take pleasure in and have such a ardour for can be an unbelievable feeling. I really feel like for a lot of our lives, we’re compelled to study issues that we could not even have a take care of or that we could by no means do something with, however whenever you get to study one thing you’re keen on, it’s a lot extra satisfying. I additionally love that this work comes so naturally to me; it seems like I used to be created to do that!
How has changing 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 every day, it’s the most effective feeling!
Do you’ve got any consumer success tales you wish to share?
YES! Listed below are some quotes from a couple of of my purchasers which have accomplished my program:
- “I struggled with intestine points for manner too lengthy. Noticed a bunch of medical doctors, did a bunch of checks, 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 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 power, therapeutic, and a way of peace to my life. Thanks, Jenna!” – Lupe
What recommendation do you give others interested by changing into licensed?
In case you really care about serving to others, love studying, and have a ardour for well being and wellness, you gained’t remorse doing this program! You be taught a lot and can solely profit from changing into licensed!