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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 change into occupied with well being and health? 


I’ve at all times been occupied with well being and health from an early age. For greater than a decade, I used to be a swimmer, competing on the nationwide stage, and had an awesome exercise routine. I had at all times 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 concern, and barely mentioned was forestall these well being points. It bought 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 power well being drawback listing for a lot of sufferers was devastating. And seeing the entire medicines sufferers have been taking (and a few of these medicines have been solely used to deal with unwanted side effects of different medicines) was sickening. Due to this, I made a decision that I wanted to look into various jobs during which I might assist others forestall diseases in order that they will dwell 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 facet gig and have become very . I adopted her carefully on social media and was loving the entire info she was placing out on the earth. 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 occupied with 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 at school, so I used to be excited to study extra about what good diet is, what it means to nourish the physique, and make higher meals selections. I really feel as if once I was searching different well being coach packages, they didn’t provide nearly as good of a diet course. The Holistic Diet course actually drew me in direction of AFPA. I additionally liked that the programs have been self-paced and all by myself schedule in order that I didn’t have to determine if I might attend a gaggle 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 completed with the stress, frustration, and unsafe work environments that I used to be coping with day by day. So, I took a leap of religion, and firstly of this yr, I made a decision to go away the nursing career 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-Eating regimen Diet Coach that focuses on serving to ladies remodel their mindset, study intuitive consuming, good diet, and methods to enhance their general wellness. 

What are your favourite components 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 adaptability 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 have been partaking, difficult, and informative. I nonetheless look again at among the books when constructing my very own course as a result of they comprise such highly effective content material that’s related to my observe. I can use a number of what I discovered in these programs for years to return. Not solely has AFPA set me up for achievement 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 totally completely different stage. I assumed I ate comparatively wholesome previous to taking these programs, however I noticed 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 desirous about changing into licensed in Holistic Well being? 

In the event you’re desirous about changing into an authorized Holistic Well being Coach or eager to get another certification by way of AFPA, cease desirous about it and simply do it! The programs have been difficult however very instructional. I like which you could full the programs at your personal tempo. Additionally, AFPA has so many certifications you’ll be able to select from, so there’s a chance to at all times proceed studying, which I 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-Eating regimen Diet Teaching. The sort of 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 somewhat than specializing in exterior cues, similar to counting macros for weight reduction. The anti-diet strategy has been round for a number of years, however I consider the sort of life-style permits you to join with your self, hearken to your physique’s alerts, 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 rules behind this life-style and what it really means. Matters that I focus on as an Anti-Eating regimen Diet Coach: remodeling your mindset as a way to have a extra constructive outlook on life and have profitable long-term conduct modifications; intuitive consuming as a way to study to belief your physique and change into extra conscious of your physique’s wants; good diet and what it means to nourish the physique; and general 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 might be from trauma, feelings, vanity points, societal pressures, and so forth. By doing this, we will discover these detrimental ideas or behaviors, and never simply cowl them up or hope they’ll go away. As soon as we will make modifications to our psychological well being, we will then give attention to exterior elements similar to selecting 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 probability for achievement long-term, and hopefully lead you to a happier, extra fulfilled life. At the moment, I’m solely providing 1:1 teaching, however on-line programs are coming quickly! 

If individuals wish to work with you on-line, for teaching companies, do you will have a means to try this?  

To start out 1:1 teaching to rework your well being, you’ll be able to go to my web site,, and fill out the appliance beneath the companies tab. Or yow will discover a hyperlink to the 1:1 teaching utility on my Instagram  

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


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