Foundation to Holistic Health
Hi, I’m Jennifer jenkins
For more than twenty years, I’ve dedicated my professional journey to serving as a Registered Nurse, Health Advocate, Holistic Wellness Specialist, and Health Coach all with the shared goal of empowering individuals to lead happier, healthier lives through a root-cause approach.
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. As a wellness educator, mentor, 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, FNS, RYT, NLP-C
The trap I fell into
Over 14 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 and there are a lot of variables that impact our overall health. That’s why we take a holistic, root-cause approach to help facilitate healing, promote restoring balance within, and helping you achieve sustainable weight loss using a root-cause approach. Our approach has not only guided our clients to achieving and surpassing their goals but has led to optimizing all areas of their life. What are you waiting for? Join our movement towards better health today!
Jennifer Jenkins, RN, CHC, FNS, RYT, NLP-C
Certified Health Coach
Cheryl Millheim has been a Nurse Practitioner for 5 years and has 18 years of experience as a Registered Nurse. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She is a Certified Health Coach and is currently pursuing her Functional Medicine Practitioner Certification.
Cheryl’s passion has grown to want to pay it forward and help others after she was able to transform her health with the Rooted Health Metabolic Reset Program. Her passion is to help our clients live a healthier lifestyle and to be able to achieve sustainable results.
Root Holistic Health Coaching has Changed my Life! Thank you, Jennifer Jenkins! What made me interested in the Rooted Health Metabolic Reset Program was that it was Holistic, which means no prescription drugs or weekly vitamin shots. It was also created and managed by a Nurse that could relate! I knew that all the years of doing fad diets, working night shifts, and eating/not eating has taken a toll on my metabolism. I was able to lose weight, but I could never maintain the weight loss. No matter what I did, the weight would always come back. I was tired of having belly fat. I had high blood pressure. I needed a prescription medication to sleep at night. Since following this program I have lost a total of 42 pounds!! My blood pressure is within normal limits and I do not need a prescription medication to sleep!! This is the best that I have ever felt or looked. My energy level is nonstop and I absolutely love how I look and feel and want to help others achieve the same results.