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

Rooted Holistic Health by Jennifer Jenkins

My Story

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. 

The Realization

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! 

You matter. Your health matters and I would love to be a part of your wellness journey with you.

Jennifer Jenkins, RN, CHC, FNS, RYT, NLP-C

Cheryl Millheim at Rooted Holistic Health

Cheryl Millheim

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.

My story… 

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.  

Leah, 27 years old
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"I started with Jen when I was close to the heaviest and unhealthiest, I had been in my life. I was eating fast food all the time, addicted to coffee and sugary drinks, and struggled to fit into my clothes. My mind was busy with anxiety and teetering on depression. I have been overweight since I was a child, and I have tried all the fad diets and none of them stuck. The day I started with Jen, I began the journey to a happier and healthier me. I am now almost 60 pounds down! I am so much lighter in mind and body! As a full-time student, with a full-time job, I am easily able to find ways to fit in workouts and healthy eating in my daily life without ever feeling deprived. Jen has guided me throughout the past six months with love and support in many ways. She is always there when you need her! She has boosted my confidence and the strength I have inside of me! I am so thankful to have Jen supporting me in this journey to greatness and I know with her I will succeed."
Danelle Castillo
Tampa Bay Realty & Investment Group
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"Jennifer has been working with me since Jan 2019. I called her in desperate need to change my health/diet needs. She is extremely caring and patient and you can feel how much she loves what she does. Still a client today and would recommend her to everyone."
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"Jennifer truly cares about clients and delivers compassionate coaching to live your best life!Her program works, and I appreciate that it's not a quick fix but a true lifestyle change. Thank you for helping our community be healthier"
Diane Stoddart
Preparing for Tomorrow
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"Jennifer has a wealth of knowledge about the bodying what it needs to thrive. Her desire to help us be healthier and live better lives is obvious."
Rachel Revill
PerfecTiming Concierge
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"Jennifer has the expertise to help you reach your optimal level of well-being and performance. She will support you in your transformation, a lifestyle change. I recommend you calling her if you're ready to do the work to achieve your goals holistically."
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"Jennifer is knowledgeable and professional. I highly recommend Rooted Holistic Health Coaching and Jennifer to help you achieve your goals."
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"I am so incredibly thankful to you!I feel so amazing. I am already down 7 pounds and my brain fog is clear! I am sleeping better and feel so much better!! "
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"I just want to share a quick note. I was looking for someone to guide me with my eating and muscle building. At age 61 I felt like I was losing my muscles. My son-in-law recommended Jennifer Jenkins at Rooted Holistic Health Coaching. I gave her a call and spoke with her for a long while. Her guidance and positivity motivated me so much! I am very grateful for our connection. She explained so much to me, I followed everything she explained and now I can happily say my muscles are growing and my fat is dropping. If you are looking for a health coach, Jen Jenkins is very helpful and motivating! I can tell she loves helping everyone. I am so thankful I got to meet her!"
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"7 months ago I would have never thought I’d be where I am today without my Health Coach Jen. Before meeting Jen I had issues controlling over eating, eating too many sweets and not really understanding the importance of a Balanced meal. As a tennis player starting to go on tour now, none of this would have happened without her! Jen’s compassion towards my goals made me feel supported at all times and this allowed me to keep going Everyday. My entire tennis game was slowed down weighing 30 pounds heavier - and as of right now I’m in the best shape of my life, I’ve stuck to my meal plans and have a better understanding of food and my own body. I feel empowered and confident and Excited to start my new tennis journey since being put on the right track. I wouldn’t recommend anyone else but Jennifer Jenkins, the process can take time but in the end it’s worth it to finally see your dreams come right into place."
Linda, 75 years young
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"This is my journey with Jennifer and healthy eating. I was overweight, sluggish and absolutely no energy. I was just sick and tired. I got Jennifer 's number and called immediately. And as I have told her before, she has saved my life. This journey was not overwhelming because we did this one step at a time. Each week we would eliminate a unhealthy choice and add a healthy one. Jennifer actually got me excersing and off sugar which I do not miss. I have had a few setbacks but not once was I belittled or judged. Only affromation that I put that behind and move forward. As to date, I have lost 25 pounds. But that doesn't compare to how I feel. If you are struggling with weight or not feeling good, I strongly suggest calling Jennifer. Thank you Jennifer."

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