Foundation to Holistic Health
Hi, I’m Jennifer jenkins
For over two decades, I have devoted my career as a Registered Nurse, Health Advocate, and as a Health Coach to empowering others live happier, healthier lives.
Over the years, I have witnessed countless patients and loved ones in their most vulnerable moments, as they faced a frightening medical diagnosis, and I have witnessed morbidity and mortality when patients refused to make simple healthy lifestyle changes. Often, 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 shortcuts, despite the number of weight loss fads, get-fit gadgets, and so-called “health gurus” 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 an educator and a coach. I’ve learned that raising awareness is not enough—that most people need ongoing coaching, accountability, a supportive community, and trusted sources of information to make significant changes that are healthy and that last.
What I’ve learned from years of medical training and clinical experience could not compare to what I learned from my own health scare that led me on my on my own personal journey of holistic self-healing.
Jennifer Jenkins, RN, CHC, CHLC, FNS, WMS, SPS
The trap I fell into
Over 12 years ago, I found myself on the other side of the medical field as a patient. I developed a multitude of symptoms that led me to seeing over six different medical specialists at that time. My body felt like it was shutting down, and to be honest, I was scared what my future self would look like if something didn’t change. I knew deep down what I was experiencing was a direct result of the poor lifestyle and nutritional choices I had made over the years finally catching up to me. However, I didn’t think it was possible to reverse the damage I was experiencing so I bought into the traditional medical treatment plans that mostly consisted of countless different prescription medications. This approach not only made things worse, but it led me to more doctor visits and no real answers to the root cause of what was happening within my body. I felt hopeless. It was that moment I decided I needed to go on a quest to search for alternative healing modalities to attempt to heal my body on my own.
During this time, I was working extremely long hours in a hospital, and I was under a tremendous amount of stress. I was not getting enough sleep, and I was not managing my stress in a healthy manner. I was dependent on caffeine just to keep me awake to make it through the day. I was consuming a diet that was abundant in gluten, highly processed, and full of hidden chemicals. I was consuming supplements that were causing me serious side effects because I did not understand the hidden dangers such as contaminants, fillers, binders, and heavy metals that lurked inside. I was filling my mind with negativity, and I was not exercising. The worst part of all, because I was not feeling good about myself, I was taking it out on those closest to me that I cared about so it put a strain on the meaningful relationships around me. I knew I had to make a change in just about all areas of my life and give my body what it had been missing for a very long time- healthier choices and attention but I didn’t know where to begin.
When I started to research the different wellness plans and dive deeper into a root cause approach my eyes were opened to an overwhelming amount of misleading information. The more I researched, the more I realized there was a much bigger problem and why so many others found themselves in the same trap. The advice I was reading, the latest fads, and the products people were trying to sell to consumers were not backed by any scientific research and most were outright dangerous. I was even seeing firsthand what was happening to patients and loved ones that were buying into these strategies because they were desperate to get results. I realized this journey could no longer be just about me. I knew I needed to not only heal myself, but I also needed to be a soundboard of credible information to help educate and empower others who were also seeking answers and guidance to better health.
During this same time, I had a unique opportunity to be part of a medical mission group and work alongside several brilliant doctors and medical professionals from across the U.S. and throughout China over the course of several years. It was during this experience that my eyes were opened to the power of healing through nutrition and the many different alternative health & healing modalities. This included blending the best practices of Eastern and Western Medicine together to offer patients safer and healthier outcomes and what it meant to help others holistically, including myself. This is what ultimately paved the path of own healing journey that I have been able to sustain for well over a decade now.
The Celebrating & Rediscovering
Rooted Holistic Health Coaching was founded with YOU in mind. We understand there is not a one-size-fits-all approach to health and wellness. That’s why we take a holistic, integrative approach that includes but is not limited to breath-work, stress management with an emphasis on the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous system, functional movement, eating for health and performance, community support, behavioral modification, creating a positive mindset, strategies for a healthier home & environment as well as lifestyle. We use credible, up-to-date evidence-based strategies, meal plans approved by Registered Dietitians, and offer bioenergetic testing to help take out the guesswork. In addition, we never promote fads or quick fixes because our focus is on helping you develop a root cause approach to wellness with a solid foundation that leads to happier, healthier lives with more sustainable results.
Jennifer Jenkins, RN, CHC, CHLC, FNS, WMS, SPS