AFPA Graduate of the Month: Jenna Johnson, Holistic Nutritionist
Over the past 26 years, we’ve licensed over 119,000 well being, vitamin, and health professionals. Every month, we acknowledge one in every 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 develop into serious about 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 verify my physique was sturdy, 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 thought of 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’d have realized a holistic method to vitamin, which is the method I take with my purchasers and what I realized via AFPA. I used to be additionally serious about well being and wellness as a result of so a lot of my members of the family and family members have skilled power sickness, largely most cancers. I wished 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 vitamin is my true ardour. My fascination with the facility of meals is the place my need 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 vital to me and my apply.
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 dwell 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 undoubtedly not the proper match for me! Nonetheless, being in a company position 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 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 remedy. Intestine well being is so vital 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. 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 known 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 all the things we do. Our mission is to convey clear, non-toxic merchandise to the forefront; make clear the dearth of regulation throughout the magnificence, family, and meals industries; and in the end convey consciousness to the interconnectedness of poisonous components and illness. We do that via present bins that include wholesome merchandise.
What are your favourite elements of your profession?
I like all the new folks I get to fulfill, sharing my information with others, and altering folks’s lives! I’m so completely happy and fulfilled doing what I like for a residing. Persevering with to study one thing I really take pleasure in and have such a ardour for can also 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 take care of or that we might by no means do something with, however while you get to study one thing you’re keen on, it’s a lot extra pleasing. I additionally love that this work comes so naturally to me; it appears 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 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 one of the best feeling!
Do you’ve any consumer success tales you wish to share?
YES! Listed here are some quotes from a number of of my purchasers which have accomplished my program:
- “I struggled with intestine points for manner 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 happy! I really feel that the worry 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 power, therapeutic, and a way of peace to my life. Thanks, Jenna!” – Lupe
What recommendation do you give others occupied with turning into licensed?
In the event you 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 be taught a lot and can solely profit from turning into licensed!