AFPA Graduate of the Month: Jenna Johnson, Holistic Nutritionist
Over the past 26 years, we’ve licensed over 119,000 well being, diet, 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 turn out to be involved in 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 verify my physique was robust, 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 continually studying, watching, and listening to content material about diet, well being, and wellness. I thought of minoring in diet throughout my undergrad however determined to not. Trying again, I’m grateful I didn’t as a result of I’m unsure I might have realized a holistic method to diet, which is the method I take with my shoppers and what I realized by means of AFPA. I used to be additionally involved in well being and wellness as a result of so lots of my members of the family and family members have skilled power sickness, largely most cancers. I needed 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 diet is my true ardour. My fascination with the ability of meals is the place my need 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 diet however takes a holistic method to our well being by making a wholesome way of life. As well as, I really like that this certification centered on illness prevention, which is so necessary 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 govt for 9 years. I stay in Chicago and labored at a number of companies over the previous a number of years, some even within the pharmaceutical promoting house, which was positively not the best match for me! Nevertheless, being in a company function for therefore 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 realized a lot.
What’s your profession like now?
I’m now a full-time holistic nutritionist specializing in serving to girls get rid of power abdomen points with out medicine. Intestine well being is so necessary 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 finest. Nearly all of my enterprise is working with personal shoppers 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 by means of giving the reward of well being. The Wholesome Giver is rooted in illness prevention, which is on the coronary heart of all the pieces we do. Our mission is to deliver clear, non-toxic merchandise to the forefront; make clear the dearth of regulation inside the magnificence, family, and meals industries; and in the end deliver consciousness to the interconnectedness of poisonous components and illness. We do that by means of reward packing containers that include wholesome merchandise.
What are your favourite elements of your profession?
I really like the entire new individuals I get to fulfill, sharing my data with others, and altering individuals’s lives! I’m so joyful and fulfilled doing what I really like for a dwelling. Persevering with to find out about one thing I actually take pleasure in and have such a ardour for can also be an unbelievable feeling. I really feel like for a lot of our lives, we’re pressured to find out about 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 find out about one thing you’re keen on, it’s a lot extra pleasing. 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 really 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 every day, it’s the perfect feeling!
Do you could have any shopper success tales you wish to share?
YES! Listed below are some quotes from a number of of my shoppers which have accomplished my program:
- “I struggled with intestine points for approach too lengthy. Noticed a bunch of docs, 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 now not fear about what I’ll 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 data on diet! It’s introduced vitality, therapeutic, and a way of peace to my life. Thanks, Jenna!” – Lupe
What recommendation do you give others occupied with turning into licensed?
When you really care about serving to others, love studying, and have a ardour for well being and wellness, you received’t remorse doing this program! You be taught a lot and can solely profit from turning into licensed!