Want a Career in Health and Wellness?

After I graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, I knew my calling was to share what I learned with others. I knew it was time for me to dedicate my work to helping others learn about their food and achieve amazing health. I wouldn’t change this for anything! I know many of you are feeling called to help others with their health and wellness too. I often get emails from others like this one…

I am a big fan ever since I came across your site and just like you have become interested in food and nutrition. I would like to learn more about holistic health and nutrition and be able to share information informing people about the truths of our food and make better choices; however I don’t know where to start. I thought about going back to school to learn more and become certified so I can actually be able to create a career out of it (figured people would rather receive info from someone with credentials) but, then I realized that is not the only way. What would you suggest? I’m just trying to see what my options are.”

Do you feel this way? Would you love a career in health and wellness?

Whether your calling is to work in wellness centers, doctor’s offices, gyms, spas, yoga studios, schools, private practices… or you want to write books, create products, open restaurants, teach, and start your own business… the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (IIN) Health Coach Training Program can help you get there!

IIN’s program teaches you how to nourish every aspect of your health and life, AND it teaches you how to launch a new career in health and wellness. You’ll get everything you need to start working with your own clients, and turn your passion for wellness into a career you love.

They provide online training, so you can work towards your certification from anywhere in the world and whenever you want!

Sign up for a free sample class here.

Inside the Sample Class you’ll learn:

  • What a Health Coach does and how they help people make lasting changes to their health and lifestyles
  • What to expect as a student at IIN
  • How IIN is leading the way to a healthcare revolution + incredible activities you can engage in!

The next training session begins soon so spring into a healthier, happier life by enrolling in the Health Coach Training Program with 30% off tuition or an Interest-Free monthly payment plan! (Plus, you’ll also receive IIN’s “3-Day Spring Detox Guide”!)

My Bonuses

If you enroll in the Health Coach Training Program at IIN right here, I will also give you access to my 14-Day Clean Eating program plus my 21-Day Reset Your Life program. This is the perfect compliment to your journey with IIN and will help make your life easier while you are in the program! And, you’ll get three-months worth of monthly meal plans, recipes, shopping guides, and resources to keep you looking and feeling your best. These bonuses are worth over $600! So, you’ll love these incredible bonuses!

If you are feeling scared about taking this step, I get it. I used to feel that way too. Throughout my life I have had some amazing people encouraging me to take the leaps of faith needed to keep growing. I want to be that person in your life. Remember, it is NEVER too late to find your calling. The community at IIN is one of the most supportive, enthusiastic groups of people I’ve ever seen, and everyone says that is one of the best parts of their program.

See for yourself! Check out the free sample class here.

If you know anyone who wants a career in health and wellness, send them this email and encourage them to go after their dreams!

Hugs.

Essential Oils Vs. Fragrance Oils

The other day I went to my local CVS to grab a few things and I came across the air freshener aisle.  I glanced at the essential oils.  Do you know that these essential oils are not essential oils?! They are fragrance oils. And these items come with a plugin diffuser!
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Have you noticed that there are more ads on TV for these products?  What is sad is; because essential oils are so popular, people are deceived by these so-called essential oils.
It is not surprising that fragrance oils are being promoted so much these days.  Fragrance oils are cheaper to produce than quality therapeutic essential oils. There are, of course, some things in common between fragrance oils and therapeutic oils – the primary one being that they both produce aromas! Note: pure essential oils like rose are more expensive because it takes lots of rose petals to produce a high quality oil!
However, there are some things about fragrance oils you should be aware of -especially since they are so popular. Here are some key points to consider when purchasing so-called “natural” essential oils and fragrance oils.
1.  They are made with synthetic/artificial ingredients. Read the label.
2. Natural oils can be called “natural” when they contain 10% pure essential oil.
3. Fragrance oils and synthetic essential oils may clog or confuse the receptor sites of cells.
4. Fragrance oils and synthetic essential oils may have a depressing effect on the immune system.
5. Fragrance oils and synthetic essential oils may lead to headaches and stuffiness especially if you have allergies.
6. Fragrance oils and synthetic essential oils may cause dizziness or other side effects.
In contrast, quality therapeutic essential oils usually are organic or 100% pure.. These essential oils may help support wellness.
There is a big difference between fragrance grade oils and therapeutic grade or pure essential oils. And this difference is worth pointing out since fragrance oils are being promoted so much these days. It’s easy to assume if something smells good or has “essential oils” in its name that it must be quality stuff. But this is often not the case. So, be aware of what you’re buying.
To your health and happiness,
Shaline
PS Look for my segment where I compared several essential oil companies.

11 Ways to Boost Your Immune System for Optimal Health

Do you feel sluggish?  Do you feel pain? Maybe your lymphatic system is blocked.

This next blog post is a continuation of my last post…I will elaborate more on Dr. John Douillard’s teachings. Dr. Douillard is author of the Three-Season Diet.

 

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The lymphatic or lymph system is a complex network of fluid-filled tubes that carries away toxins filtered through lymph nodes, which trap and neutralize harmful substances. Yet for the lymphatic system to move and deactivate toxins, our muscles have to be pumping.

The lymphatic system is a system made up of glands, lymph nodes, spleen, thymus gland, and tonsils.  It bathes our body’s cells and carries the body’s cellular sewage away from the tissues to the blood, where it can be filtered by two of the body’s main detoxification organs: the liver and kidneys.  This sewage is made up of chemical processes such as over-the-counter and prescriptions drugs, cigarettes, airborne pollutants, food additives, pesticides, and other toxins.

If you are feeling pain from injuries, excess weight, or pain disorders such as arthritis bursitis, headaches, and other pain, a sluggish lymphatic system may be playing a role.

In the case of chronic pain, post-surgery, or pregnancy—where little movement is present—blockage of the lymphatic system can compromise immunity and lead to further health problems due to an overwhelming buildup of toxins.

Here are 11 ways you can get your lymph flowing smoothly.

1. Take deep breathes.  Your lymph system relies on the pumping action of deep breathing to help it transport toxins into the blood before they are detoxified by your liver. So take a deep breathe of oxygen through your nose and breathe out the toxins from your mouth.

2. Movement.  Exercise ensures the lymph system flows properly.

3. Drink plenty of water.  Lymph fluid cannot flow properly without adequate water. Add some fresh lemon juice to help ensure the water is readily absorbed by your cells.

4. Eliminate soda, sports drinks, and so-called fruit “juices.”

5. Eat more raw fruit on an empty stomach.  The enzymes and acids in fruit are powerful lymph cleansers.  Eat them on an empty stomach for best digestion and maximum lymph-cleansing benefits.  Most fruits digest within a half hour or so. Note: If you have acid reflux or digestive issues, eat fruit with other foods.

6. Eat plenty of green vegetables.  Eating plenty of greens to get adequate chlorophyll helps purify your blood and lymph.

7. Eat raw, unsalted nuts and seeds.  Eating more nuts and seeds to power up your lymph with adequate fatty acids.  Choose from walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, macadamias, Brazil nuts, flaxseeds, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds.

8. Add herbal teas to give your lymph a boost.  Drink herbal teas with astragalus, echinacea, goldenseal, pokeroot, or wild indigo root tea.  Note: consult an herbalist or a naturopath before drinking these teas with medication.

9. Dry skin brush before showering.  Use a natural bristle brush.  Brush your dry skin in circular motions, upward from the feet to the torso and from the fingers to the chest. Work in the same direction as your lymph flows – toward the heart.

10. Alternative hot and cold shower for several minutes. The heat dilates the blood vessels and the cold causes them to contract.

11. Get a massage.  Studies show that a massage can push up to 78 percent of stagnant lymph back into circulation.  Massage frees trapped toxins.

Other suggestions: maintain a healthy diet by eating whole clean foods and add meditation into your routine.

 

To your health and happiness,

Shaline

 

 

Do you know what your body type is?

 

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So, do you know what your body type (constitution) is? You may have heard about it from a friend who is a yoga instructor or from someone who studies Ayurveda.

 

What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is the science of life. It is a lifestyle-based guide for creating and maintaining health in your body, mind and spirit. It was created nearly 5,000 years ago and is practiced all over the world. While I attended the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, I was able to learn from Dr. John Douillard about the Principles of Ayurveda.  In fact, Ayurveda and Yoga go hand-in-hand, which you probably know.

In Ayurveda, you discover your constitution – which is a combination of vata, pitta, and kapha.  Once you learn what your constitution or body type is, you can practice a lifestyle designed to balance those properties and bring harmony to your being.

Ayurveda is about creating health – prevention of disease rather than treating disease. It always looks at the body as a whole and at the connection between the mind and body when addressing health. To find out what your body’s constitution is, click the links below:

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Ayurveda is a holistic and inspiring view of health care that teaches you to view your mind and body with respect. Learn more and make choices to bring about your best state of health!

In Health and Happiness,

Shaline

 

 

 

Who do you know who is still eating the SAD diet?

A little about my story…

 

My family – my mother’s side has a history of heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, and digestive issues.  My father had hemochromatosis and he passed away from a brain aneursym.  All of my mom’s brothers, sister, and grandmother had open heart surgery.

I took after both sides of my parents as I first had digestive problems i.e. gastritis when I was in my twenties that later developed into acid reflux and I took several proton-pump inhibitors. I can’t even name them all. When I was prescribed Nexium, that is when I knew I had to do something!

When I attended a women’s networking meeting, I meet a women who was studying holistic nutrition at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN).  I asked her what the difference was between the class she was taking and a “regular” nutrition class?  She mentioned that the program takes a holistic approach to nutrition.  When I got home, I researched IIN’s Health Coach Training Program and I knew right away that I wanted to register for their program.  I learned from some of the top physicians, Dr Mark Hyman, Dr. Neal Barnard, Dr. Andrew Weil to name a few – in the country and I learned from my mentors David Wolfe, Deepak Chopra, Geenan Roth, and others.

 

While I was in the program I learned over 100 dietary theories. So, this is what I did to reduce my acid reflux.

First, I did an elimination diet meaning I stopped eating meat and dairy products and eliminated all the “white stuff”  i.e. pasta, rice, and potatoes.  I drank smoothies each morning, switched from wheat bread to Elzekiel bread, switched from peanut butter to almond butter, completely eliminated every thing with high fructose corn syrup/GMOs….to put it simply, I ate a pretty clean diet.  Once my reflux subsided I gradually added foods back in.  My motto is to eat a 80/20 diet meaning eating 80% clean and 20% foods you may crave such as that bagel, french fries or coffee…as a treat!

 

My book, Healthy Living Made Easy shows you the steps to take towards feeling better i.e. having more energy, getting over your sugar cravings, etc.

 

If you or anyone you know is eating the SAD (Standard American Diet), please check out  my book on Amazon.

 

Remember this:  It is not a diet, it is a lifestyle.  And it is about prevention!!!

 

To your health and happiness.

 

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Recap of the Healthy Living Festival in Photos

Here is a recap of the Annual Healthy Living Festival that takes place at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in San Diego County.  I am a little late, the event was a couple weeks ago, but I finally finished downloading all of my photos.  There were lots of vendors with great products, cooking demos, speakers, and yoga and qigong classes.  I even learned qigong.  Arctic Zero was one of the vendors.  I don’t have a photo of their booth: however, their products are awesome.  Their booth was always busy since they were giving away free samples of gluten-free, soy-free, and dairy-free, and low glycemic frozen desserts!

Enjoy browsing through the photos.

 

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Products by Chosen Foods

Chia Seeds, Avocado Oil, Coconut Oil, and even an avocado oil mayo!

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Delightfully Free Cookbooks – The author, Tracy Hill has two editions.  They both have recipes that are gluten-free, dairy-free,

sugar-free, soy-free, corn, yeast, peanuts, and artificial sweeteners.

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Blends

 

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Farm Fresh Produce

 

Brian Clement of Hippocrate’s Health Institute’s Books

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Millie’s Vegan Gelato

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Krave Gluten-Free Jerky

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One of the speakers

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Healthy Cooking Demo by Cooking 4 Life

Cooking 4 Life showed how to prepare a tasty vegetarian lasagna in 5 minutes and cook it in 20 minutes plus a 5-veggie salad with citrus dressing. She showed you how to get in and out of the kitchen in 2/3 less time with 2 to 3 times the nutrition.  No more overcooking the nutrients out of your food!

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Entertainment on Sunday afternoon by Nouveau Cabaret Belly Dancers

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It was a fantastic event and I am looking forward to next year’s!