Many of Breeze’s readers have emailed with dozens of questions about nutrition and dietary advice, and while Breeze is not formally trained in nutrition or health education, creating a balanced diet that meets her nutritional needs is very important to her. In her writing and speaking, Breeze has always clarified that her particular dietary philosophy came from years of research and trial and error to address specific health concerns and goals, and is not meant to be seen as the right way or only way to practice a plant-based diet.
I, on the other hand, received training to become a Health Coach at Institute for Integrative Nutrition. I have worked with hundreds of transitioning veg*ns, guiding them through a whole foods approach to plant-based diets. While there were some things that remained true across the board for my clients (eat lots of leafy greens, minimize processed foods), each transition was unique to the individual. Some needed to address specific concerns like celiac or IBS or eczema, some wanted to lose or gain weight, and more than a few had were overly dependent on dairy and highly processed meat substitutes.
What I learned at Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN), was that there is no, one-size-fits-all diet, even among veg*ns.
I invite you to consider a new career as a Health Coach, to use it as a tool to educate people about plant-based diets in an open, supportive, and nurturing capacity. There is so much myth-information surrounding diet out there, and we need more Health Coaches, folks like you, to help people navigate through the nonsense, especially transitioning veg*ns.
What’s great about a career in Health Coaching is that you can set your own hours and work how you want to – full-time, part-time, web or phone based, individuals or groups…IIN gives you all the tools you’ll need to create a successful, thriving practice.
And through May 30th, anyone who enrolls at IIN will receive a $500 scholarship*.
I am deeply grateful to Breeze for her dedication and commitment to the work that she’s doing, and was saddened to hear about her recent financial issues that are preventing her from continuing this work.
So, for every person who enrolls in IIN, I’ll donate $500 to Breeze’s fund.
I’m able to do this as a testament to the success one can have as a Health Coach, but I also wanted to incentivize you to create a new opportunity lasting health and well-being in your life.
*To take advantage of the scholarship, speak with an IIN Admissions counselor at 877 730 5444 or email Julia at coachjulia[at]integrativenutrition.com. You must ask for the scholarship under my name (Melissa Danielle) and enroll by May 30th in order to receive it.
After you’ve enrolled, come back to this post and leave me a comment.