This is why I LOVED IIN so much. It gave me the tools and knowledge I needed at that exact time in my life. I particularly loved the philosophy of bio-individuality — meaning, everyone is different and no one diet is going to work for everyone. It inspired me to explore all the different ways of eating and to really find out what works best for me and my body. It’s an amazing course for anyone — whether you’re a mama wanting to further her knowledge for herself and her family, or someone who wants to become a holistic health coach, or if you’re already in the health and wellness space (i.e. a personal trainer or life coach) and want to add another tool to your wellness tool kit. Basically: I loved it, it changed my life, and it put me on the path I am on today. PLUS they offer a free sample class too so you can try it out and get a feel for it before you enrol in the course.
Next, it was the work of Dr Stephen Cabral that truly impacted me and my family. Nick discovered him in 2017 when he was very unwell and dealing with depression. It would be an understatement to say that Stephen bought him back to life. We have worked with him one on one now for years as our personal health coach and have never felt better. We are also proud ambassadors of his Integrated Health Practioner (IHP) certification.
Another goodie is Donna Gates and her book The Body Ecology Diet. It radically influenced me, especially when I had candida and SIBO. Donna's food combining principals saved my guts (literally!). A must-read for everyone.
Alright, on to question two: Who do I NOW turn to for health and wellness information?
For up to date and relevant information, right now I turn to these three epic peeps. They are all very well researched and know their stuff when it comes to health.
Dr Stephen Carbal
I listen to his podcast, use his products, love his program, refer back to his book time and time again, I gift his book and I see him one on one as my health coach.
I listen to his podcast, made many of his delicious recipes, read his books and refer to his website all the time
Dr Michael Greger
I listen to his podcast, made many of his recipes, read his books and refer to his website often.
The best part about all these peeps is that they are truly walking their talk. They are living examples of what they preach, and all of them glow from the inside out. I always think if you are going to take health and wellness advice from someone, they really should be the picture of health. After all, you wouldn’t take financial advice off someone who is in millions of dollars in debt, would you? And you certainly wouldn’t take relationship advice from someone who has never been in a relationship, right?! So be mindful where you are getting your knowledge from, and make sure you (and they!) are well researched.
Most of all though, always ALWAYS tune into yourself and do what feels right for YOU. (Remember: no one — no matter how great — is your guru.)