The Vision for Holistic Health
For over two decades, I have devoted my career as a Registered Nurse, Health Advocate and Health Coach to helping others live happier, healthier lives.
As a medical professional, I have witnessed countless patients and loved ones in their most vulnerable moments, as they face a frightening medical diagnosis, and I've witnessed morbidity and mortality when patients refused to make healthy life changes. More often than not, diagnoses and complications were related either directly to obesity or were preventable if healthier choices had been made.
Like most things in life, healthy living is a choice. There are no short cuts, despite the number of weight loss fads, get fit gadgets and those who seek to monetize the very real problem of diet-related health problems in an unhealthy way.
The difference between knowing what is healthy and making dietary changes is vast. That's why I consider myself and educator and a coach. I've learned that raising awareness is not enough- that most people need ongoing coaching to make significant changes in their lives.
What I've learned from years of medical training and practice could not compare with what I learned from my own health scare. I had been so busy focusing on helping others, but I wasn't taking care of myself. I was buying into the food labels that read "all natural" or "organic" instead of reading the label to know what was hidden in the foods. I was not sleeping enough. I wasn't exercising, and I was feeding my mind with negativity all day long. I learned that making small positive changes would eventually lead me on my own path of healing.
"When the student is ready, the teacher appears."
A part of my decision to change was when I earned a unique opportunity to be a part of a medical mission trip and work with several brilliant doctors and medical professionals throughout China over the course of several years. During this time, my eyes were opened when I learned a holistic approach helping patients and integrating the best practices of Eastern and Western Medicine. Throughout this experience, I became convinced of the importance of preventative health care-especially diet and nutrition.
Because there are limitations in our natural food supply and the ability for most to access whole foods and organic produce, I became aware of the importance of evidence-based supplements- not the latest fad, but nutraceuticals that have been formulated by some of the most brilliant minds in science and medicine.
My focus has been helping educate others with quality of nutrients versus quantity and how nutrients help the body at the cellular level. I have explored the benefits of acupuncture; studied the different energy healing modalities and benefits of essential oils, exercise physiology, behavior modification strategies, and the impact our Enviornment can have on our overall wellbeing.
In addition to my formal nursing education, I have studied molecular biology and accumulated several Certifications: Health Coaching, Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Holistic Life Coaching, Personal Training as well as becoming a Weight Management Specialist.
Rooted Holistic Health Coaching is my way of helping others make positive changes to enhance their quality of life and their overall health. Consistent with my vision, my commitment is to help others achieve their health and wellness goals by only using up-to-date, credible, evidence-based strategies that are backed by national guidelines and standards. Rooted Holistic Health Coaching provides proven strategies that always are focused on accomplishing your goals in a safe and sustainable way. Your choices and decisions that last a lifetime and affect the quality of your life. You matter. Your health matters. And those who matter most to you want you to be the healthiest you. We would love to be a part of your wellness journey.
A vision to create a platform that would empower others with the knowledge and the tools they need to reach their goals using evidence-based strategies that are simple, safe, healthy, yet highly-effective from a holistic approach.
A vision that helps support parents or guardians to make healthier choices along with their children so that they can live happier, longer, healthier and more active lives together.
A vision to help others understand optimal health is never quick, fast or easy but if we take small, obtainable steps together in the right direction these positive changes can lead to compounding, sustainable results the right way.
A vision that the word "diet" will no longer be a part of our vocabulary because our healthier habits are simply a way of life.
A vision that believes we are better together.
Jennifer Jenkins has been a Registered Nurse for over 20 years and is currently licensed in over 40 states. She is a Nationally Certified Health Coach, a Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Weight Management Specialist, Personal Trainer, Aromatherapist,
& Certified Holistic Life Coach. She is also a Member of the American Holistic Nurses Association, the Community Outreach Director and President-Elect 2019-2020 of the Carrollwood Area Business Association and nominated and selected as a candidate for Tampa's 2020 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Woman of the Year.