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Jillian Granger, Holistic Well being Coach

Over the last 27 years, we’ve licensed over 130,000 well being, diet, and health professionals. Every month, we acknowledge considered one of our distinguished graduates who’re utilizing what they’ve discovered to encourage others and make a distinction. 

Meet our featured graduate for the month of February, Jillian Granger, an AFPA Licensed Holistic Nutritionist, and Holistic Well being Coach.

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How did you initially turn into keen on well being and health? 


I’ve all the time been keen on well being and health from an early age. For greater than a decade, I used to be a swimmer, competing on the nationwide degree, and had a fantastic exercise routine. I had all the time been fascinated with the human physique and the way it features. So after school, once I retired from swimming, I grew to become a nurse. Throughout my nursing profession, I used to be coping with “well being” the entire time. However the kind of well being within the hospital is masking or treating signs of one other difficulty, and infrequently mentioned was the way to stop these well being points. It obtained to the purpose the place I grew to become pissed off and simply didn’t perceive why, as healthcare professionals, we weren’t wanting on the root trigger of those well being points. The continual well being drawback checklist for a lot of sufferers was devastating. And seeing the entire medicines sufferers had been taking (and a few of these medicines had been solely used to deal with negative effects of different medicines) was sickening. Due to this, I made a decision that I wanted to look into different jobs by which I may assist others stop diseases in order that they will reside a more healthy, happier, extra fulfilled life. I didn’t actually know what well being teaching was till a few years in the past. I used to be working with one other nurse who was additionally a well being coach, and I had talked to her fairly a bit about her aspect gig and have become very . I adopted her carefully on social media and was loving the entire info she was placing out on this planet. I made a decision that this was one thing I used to be meant to do: educate on well being, wellness, and diet. 

What certification did you select, and why did you select AFPA? 

I selected to do the Holistic Well being Coach Certification. At first, I used to be solely keen on doing the Well being Coach program, however then as soon as I learn concerning the Holistic Diet program, I knew I needed to do the combo program. Diet is such an necessary a part of well being, and I really feel as if it’s not talked about sufficient. I acquired very minimal diet schooling in class, so I used to be excited to be taught extra about what good diet is, what it means to nourish the physique, and the way to make higher meals decisions. I really feel as if once I was looking different well being coach packages, they didn’t supply nearly as good of a diet course. The Holistic Diet course actually drew me in direction of AFPA. I additionally cherished that the programs had been self-paced and all by myself schedule in order that I didn’t have to determine if I may attend a bunch class whereas nonetheless working full-time. 

What was your profession like previous to changing into licensed in Holistic Well being?  

Previous to changing into licensed with AFPA, I used to be a Registered Nurse for 12+ years. I made a decision I used to be performed with the stress, frustration, and unsafe work environments that I used to be coping with on daily basis. So, I took a leap of religion, and initially of this yr, I made a decision to go away the nursing occupation and focus solely on my well being coach firm, Sage Meadows Wellness

What’s your profession like now as a Holistic Nutritionist and Well being Coach? 

I’m simply getting began in my new firm, Sage Meadows Wellness. I’m an Anti-Food plan Diet Coach that makes a speciality of serving to ladies rework their mindset, study intuitive consuming, good diet, and methods to enhance their total wellness. 

What are your favourite elements of being a Holistic Nutritionist and Well being Coach?  

I’ve found a ardour for diet and wellness that I by no means knew I had earlier than. Throughout the entire time it’s taken me to do analysis and get my firm up and going, it has been so enjoyable and exhilarating! I’ve by no means skilled this pleasure earlier than in another job. I additionally love the liberty and suppleness I’ve working from house. I set my very own schedule and have a lot extra time for myself and my household. 

How has changing into licensed with AFPA impacted your life?  

Changing into licensed with AFPA has impacted my life in so some ways. The AFPA programs had been partaking, difficult, and informative. I nonetheless look again at a number of the books when constructing my very own course as a result of they include such highly effective content material that’s related to my apply. I will use a variety of what I discovered in these programs for years to come back. Not solely has AFPA set me up for fulfillment in changing into a Holistic Well being and Diet Coach, however I even have modified my well being for the higher. I perceive diet on a very totally different degree. I believed I ate comparatively wholesome previous to taking these programs, however I spotted that I didn’t. I now eat a lot more healthy and really nourish my physique. And due to higher diet and understanding the significance of taking good care of myself, I now really feel higher mentally, bodily, and emotionally. 

What recommendation do you give others enthusiastic about changing into licensed in Holistic Well being? 

Should you’re enthusiastic about changing into an authorized Holistic Well being Coach or eager to get another certification via AFPA, cease enthusiastic about it and simply do it! The programs had been difficult however very instructional. I really like which you can full the programs at your personal tempo. Additionally, AFPA has so many certifications you possibly can select from, so there’s a possibility to all the time proceed studying, which I really like. 

Self-promotion time! Why are you the most effective Holistic Nutritionist and Well being Coach in Denver?  

Sage Meadows Wellness makes a speciality of Anti-Food plan Diet Teaching. Such a teaching is exclusive to most different well being teaching packages as a result of it first focuses in your inside self and bettering your psychological well-being moderately than specializing in exterior cues, resembling counting macros for weight reduction. The anti-diet strategy has been round for a number of years, however I imagine this kind of way of life permits you to join with your self, take heed to your physique’s indicators, eat your favourite meals with out feeling responsible, and cease obsessing about weight or measurements. The anti-diet strategy is bettering your relationship with your self and with meals. I wish to educate others on the ideas behind this way of life and what it really means. Matters that I specialise in as an Anti-Food plan Diet Coach: reworking your mindset in an effort to have a extra optimistic outlook on life and have profitable long-term habits modifications; intuitive consuming in an effort to be taught to belief your physique and turn into extra conscious of your physique’s wants; good diet and what it means to nourish the physique; and total wellness which addresses each day motion, stress administration, and high quality sleep. The start of my program focuses on the interior side of why you eat the best way you do. This could possibly be from trauma, feelings, vanity points, societal pressures, and so on. By doing this, we are able to discover these detrimental ideas or behaviors, and never simply cowl them up or hope they’ll go away. As soon as we are able to make modifications to our psychological well being, we are able to then concentrate on exterior elements resembling choosing out wholesome meals on the grocery retailer and incorporating each day motion into our routine. Specializing in the interior after which the exterior modifications will enhance your chance for fulfillment long-term, and hopefully lead you to a happier, extra fulfilled life. Presently, I’m solely providing 1:1 teaching, however on-line programs are coming quickly! 

If folks wish to work with you on-line, for teaching providers, do you may have a manner to try this?  

To begin 1:1 teaching to remodel your well being, you possibly can go to my web site,, and fill out the appliance beneath the providers tab. Or you’ll find a hyperlink to the 1:1 teaching utility on my Instagram  

To attach with Jillian, comply with her on Instagram for extra info, or go to her web site right here.


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