“In the midst of darkness light persists” –Gandhi
2020 had caused a range of emotions not just for me but for the world around us. I had lost 25 pounds pre-covid and when the “world shut down” and my new found love of yoga had come crumbling around me when the studio was shut down. I was crushed and I felt like my joy & peace were ripped away from me.
Enter Instagram: I had followed Jen closely for over a year and finally that little tug on my heart said, “Let’s do it. This year will be my year of internal health and we will get back to the yoga eventually.”
The best decision of 2020 was to begin my coaching relationship with Jen. She is phenomenal. The effect she has had on me, my health, and my life over all is the most valuable experience I have had in my 31 years. I have dug deeper into my health, my spirit, and LISTENING to what this body I was given needs.
I am so grateful for the work we have done and will continue to do. I love to be educated, the resources I have been provided are incredible –everything explained in full detail and written out in a perfect little summary after each visit to refer back too. Jen is LIGHT. She provides the light, and makes you look for more light and dig to how you can be the light for others. I feel renewed. The fog has been lifted and my eyes are wide open.
Jen, the work you do changes lives. You encourage, you listen, and you serve the greater good with each and every client. I cannot wait to see what my health future brings with you by my side!
In the short few months I have been working with Jen, she has helped me work on a lot of deeper issues that I didn’t realize were keeping back from thriving in life. Jen as helped me create a healthy lifestyle that goes so much farther than healthy eating. She has helped me sort through a lot of underlying issues that I was ignoring to get to the real root of my problems. She guided me to set boundaries, focus on my emotional and mental well being just as much as my diet, and I have never felt better. By prioritizing my needs, I have been able to be more productive at work, be a more attentive mother and a happier wife. Although diet hasn’t been the primary focus of our coaching, I have lost twelve pounds without even focusing on weight loss! I have worked with Personal Trainers, Dietitians and my primary doctor to address the things I am working on with Jen and for the first time I have found answers and been guided to truly make long term changes that were sustainable.
About a year ago I was at my breaking point mentally and physically. I work a high stress job in sales for a large corporation. I was what you would consider “healthy”. I ate well, worked out 5 days a week, drank my water…. But that was not enough. I was exhausted, anxious, sleep deprived, stressed out, brain fog, you name it. I had to take a 6 week leave of absence from work and started my journey. Although I had a great doctor who got me “1/2 the way there”, I still was not feeling my best. I pushed through the exhaustion, the anxiety, the brain fog, but I knew that I could not continue down this path If I wanted to be fully present and 100% at work and in my personal life. My work was still suffering despite always being a star performer in my job. Thankfully I came across Jen and we started digging deeper into my health and wellness. We uncovered things that I would not have ever uncovered working with your conventional doctor. Within 60 days of putting new protocols into place, I have already seen DRASTIC changes in my day to day life. My stress levels have decreased, my anxiety has decreased, I have SO MUCH energy (with no coffee needed in my mornings), I am more present at home and at work, I am able to get through my work day without feeling overwhelmed, my brain fog is gone. If I had not found Jen, I am certain I would have had to take another leave of absence as it was directly affecting my ability to travel and do my job. There is more work to be done, but I wish I would have done this sooner.
I’ve always intuitively known that functional medicine is a game changer and the best path for navigating my several autoimmune diagnosis. Thing is, it’s complicated. My doctor is great, but I wasn’t making the progress I wanted and sensed there was more that could be done. I needed someone who’d hold my hand and go deep into what was going on in my body. Jennifer is amazing because she loves to dig deep and solve the puzzles that can present when working through to the path of health. She is extremely knowledgeable but also open to seek opinions from other experts when necessary. She is quick to respond to my many questions and genuinely cares about my wellness, doing everything she can to help. Within 3 months, my energy level was in a much better place and I was able to go back to work full time. Working with Jennifer was truly life changing and I am forever grateful.
Where do I even begin in the ways working with Jen has helped me?! My journey with Jen started back in May 2018. I came to her with so many issues; auto immune, chronic fatigue, leaky gut and the list goes on and on. I say it’s a journey because its just not about taking the supplements recommended or how many you can take in my mind to get well QUICKLY! As Jen puts it, I needed to peel back the layers of the onion to start in my recovery. I have grown so much as a person as well as have gotten healthier each and every day. I have shared my story with people as far away as Idaho as this has truly been transformational. I can’t thank Jen enough for just being the sweetest, kindest most knowledgeable person I’ve met. I look forward to continuing my JOURNEY with her and all that life can offer as my health improves.
I started working with Jen when I came to place in my own life and health where I was seeking nutrition-based solutions for several areas of health concern. Jen supplied me with a tremendous amount of information and practical suggestions that I was able to apply. As a result of the changes I implemented I have not only lost weight but in general feel much more energetic. I would describe Jen as a caring, proactive and lifelong learner and recommend her to anyone wanting to improve their health.
I came to Jen to get rid of the acne rosacea and blepharitus inflammation that I was suffering with as a result of my auto-immune disease. Jen has helped me to adjust the foods I eat and recommend the right supplements after seeing a few rounds of blood work and other test results. After working with Jen for a few months I feel healthier inside and out! I feel more alert and focused, less tired throughout the day and I know I am eating the right foods for my body to be healthier. Jen is caring, genuine, supportive and knowledgeable. I am grateful that I was able to also discover help for issues I did not initially have in mind when I sought Jen’s help. I would recommend Jen to anyone looking to improve their health in any way!
I started working with Jen to heal my gut, stop the daily diarrhea and to be healthier as I grow older since I have two auto-immune diseases. Jen was able to help me get rid of the diarrhea and keep it in check very early on into our sessions. I have lost 16 pounds so far which has helped me feel better, more flexible and mobile. I also have so much less bloating from eliminating foods that bother me! In just three months of working with Jen not only have I lost weight but my lab work has improved, I have normal stools and I feel healthier inside and out. Jen is compassionate, knowledgable, kind, sweet, personable, attentive, professional, easy to talk with, concerned for others’ welfare, and thorough. I would recommend Jen to anyone with auto-immune issues, high blood sugar, high blood pressure, weight issues, digestive issues, cancer prevention and those who have had cancer and those who have a need to restore their health! Jennifer is an amazing person and health coach! I highly recommend her. My health has improved greatly in the few months I have been working with her and I am blessed to have connected with her!
When I turned 50 last October my family doctor said that it is too hard for women in their 50’s to lose weight and not to focus on it. I got depressed and lacked energy and I weighed the most I ever weighed. I saw a pic of myself and decided I needed to do something so I contacted Jen. The knowledge and guidance Jen gave me really pushed me and motivated me to eat healthy and know what I am putting into my body. She really knows her stuff! With making healthier choices, changing up my workouts per Jen’s advice and taking supplements I lost 18 pounds, feel so much better and have energy again. I am so thankful for Jen and would recommend her to anyone feeling defeated with losing weight. Doesn’t matter your age, you can lose it! Thanks So much Jen
I started working with Jen in order to control my rising blood sugars naturally and without medication. My doctor wanted me to go on Metformin but I wanted to do it without medication. Jen was able to teach me a healthier lifestyle and how to eat specific foods to control my blood sugar and after following a diabetes reversal protocol for four months I drastically reduced my insulin levels and triglycerides. To date I have even lost 20 pounds and have been able to maintain that weight loss! Jen is very easy to work with and knowledgable with regard to health issues and I would recommend her to anyone wanting to improve their health naturally. I have even recommended her to my family physician!
At the end of 2016, my body was sick with one virus after another, including a trip to ER on New Year’s Eve day. Shortly after, I called Jen and asked if she would be my health coach. She agreed. After meeting another time, I was back at my doctor with what seemed to bronchitis flaring and overall fatigue, not only physically but emotionally too. I was tired. He prescribed me another antibiotic and other meds to keep the stomach ingestion at bay. I went to the car, called Jen with such confusion and cried. I was needing a miracle.
I did not fill that script that day, but instead trusted her (and God leading me to her), and did exactly what she asked of me. Life began to shift, and I began to recover from the bronchitis, the stomach issues and overall general fatigue and a bonus, lost some weight as well. With further investigation, we under covered food intolerances as other results that offered insight to my body begging me to change what I was doing. I needed to incorporate a more healthy lifestyle and making healthy choices about my environment and what I eat. I began a lifetime commitment in taking care of myself! And I sense energy and empowerment to do just that with the wonderful coaching from Jen!
Jen’s deep compassion to help others and her desire to share the wealth of information she has with others is immeasurable. She genuinely listens to what you share-body, mind and soul. She addresses all aspects with a God honoring way that I cherish each session I have with her. I look forward continuing our work together for a long standing sleep disorder, finding rest, and ultimately optimal health. I’m committed and cannot wait to update again. Choosing to take care of the body God has entrusted us is for our entire lives. With each breath I take I’m grateful to God for my body, and I know I can count on Jen to encourage me along the way coaching, teaching and encouraging. FOREVER GRATEFUL to God, my body, mind, and soul, and my wonderful health coach, Jen!
My top goal with working with Jen was to help my newly diagnosed Hashimoto’s. I was feeling depressed, tired, run down, when I first came to see Jen. I was also feeling very frustrated with the medical world and their way of leaving me feel so run and telling me I was fine, and prescribing more medications. No one took the time to listen or even learn my name, that’s when Jen came to the rescue! Jen gave me so many tools to help change my life and ways of thinking. I was able to understand what a healthy diet is like and what foods I should be eating with an autoimmune disorder. She also helped me peel back more issues such as leaky guy, food sensitivities, and hormonal imbalance. Jen also became a therapist and friend to me listening to so many of my deepest stories that were causing me so much depression and anxiety. She made me feel so comfortable and had the best recommendations on doctors and therapies that were more suited towards my needs. I have changed so much in the 6 months I worked with Jen. Not only did I lose 15 pounds (not the goal but definitely a plus) I feel better than I ever have in my life! My thyroid levels are the best they have been in my entire life, and I feeling the positive effects! My blood pressure improved, I no longer get headaches or body aches, this is the first spring in 5+ years I have not got a sinus infection. The list goes on! The most significant overall change I have noticed is feeling more self worth. Jen had me focus on myself and with doing so I feel better than ever. With her help my anxiety and depression decreased, which was not the ultimate goal when starting, I just wanted my thyroid fixed! I now have a great lifestyle which I am proud of, and I can thank Jen for that. Jen is passionate about her work, caring, personable and relatable, easy to talk to, and overall just a great person. I would recommend Jen to anyone who is frustrated with their health status and the medical field today and wanting to take a more natural and holistic approach to their healing. With Jen’s guidance and suggestions and expertise I would not be where I am today. Before Jen I was feeling run down, tired, self conscious, and depressed. Just with some simple life changes I can now say that I am no longer that person and focus on my own health and my overall well being.
I worked with Jenn for 6 months. I went to see her back in Feb 2018 as I was unhappy with how I was feeling. I was 230 pounds, tired all time, I had back problems, I was not sleeping well. My blood work was a mess, high cholesterol, triglycerides were out of whack among other things. I was on the highest dose of both Crestor and Tricor. I would be at work and want to take a nap 2-3pm every day. I had no energy..
My first meeting with Jenn was awesome. She reviewed all my blood work ahead of time and was prepared with a plan to discuss. She made me feel at ease right from the start. I remember one of the first things she said was she was not going to “stress me out” or “watch the scale”. She said that as long as I followed the plan we agreed on, the weight would come off and everything would take care of itself.
She put me on the whole30 diet. No carbs, no dairy, no sugar, no caffeine (I must confess I did and still do drink coffee, black, but still have at least a cup a day). Also, drinking a ton of water a day, about 110-120 ounces. She also put me on a bunch of supplements/vitamins.
I write this today, 6 months from my first meeting and I am a different person. I weigh 189 pounds (41 pounds down!), I sleep better, my back feels better, I am running about 4-5 miles every 2-3 days, my energy level is through the roof. My cholesterol, sugars, and the rest of my blood work is beyond great. I am now off all my meds as I have been able to manage everything through diet and exercise. I have made a lifestyle change and it is awesome. It was hard but honestly I feel so much better that I do not want to do anything different.
I highly recommend working with Jenn as she will tailor everything to what you need and what you are comfortable with. She will ensure that you are not alone in your journey and have consistent touch points to ensure you stay on track. You will not be disappointed! If I could give more than 5 stars I would have!
I have known Jen personally for over 10 years, and professionally for the past 3 years. Holistic health coaching is such a perfect field for Jen because it combines her excellent listening skills, discernment of how symptoms relate to diet and lifestyle, creativity in finding solutions for her clients, and her enthusiasm that motivates others to better health. She has a real passion for health and wellness, and it is apparent to both myself and her clients that she goes “all out” in helping them. Jen is constantly researching for the latest knowledge in the fields of nutrition and wellness to stay up to date. Even better, she actually lives the healthy lifestyle that she is promoting to others!
I came to Jen initially to achieve better health and learn how to take better care of my body so I could be in the best shape to care for my family. Jen was able to help me “peel away the layers of the onion” as she likes to say that were preventing me from achieving optimal health. I am now feeling the best I have felt in many years! The dietary changes she encouraged me to make step by step have been so positive. I cannot imagine eating the way I did previously because I feel so good now! The most significant change that I have noticed has been my cravings. I do not crave the foods that I used to that were dragging down my metabolism and overall well-being. I lost weight, but that is not my only focus. Being healthy is! Jen is an incredible support to my journey to health and wellness. I would not be where I am today without her. She would motivate me to press on and forward. She listens extremely well and always brought me great insights I could apply to my health. I would highly recommend Jen to anyone who wants to get to get at the heart of what is making them not feel their best and wants to make the changes she recommends to get healthy. Jen, I cannot thank you enough! I am so grateful because I would not be where I am without you!
As a mom of two kids under 5, I am usually the last one who gets MY full attention. Last Winter, after dealing with lingering postpartum issues (including horrible hair loss) I decided to get #healthmatched. As women, we usually never think twice about spending money on my make-up or clothes, so why not on our HEALTH? Working with Jen was a turning point in a long process of stoping to learn what my body was dealing with and how to invest in myself so that I could be fully present (mentally and physically) for my family. Jen thoroughly went through my blood work, explaining all the details in a way that I would fully understand. With encouragement and support, she provided her recommendations of tangible steps that I could take to start the journey of moving forward. Seven months prior, our family had made a HUGE change from living an active duty Army life in Louisiana to uprooting, and moving back to my husband’s home state of Ohio to start our “civilian” life. The stressors I was dealing with (many ignoring), were beginning to reek havoc on my body. I am grateful for Jen’s compassion and encouragement; helping me discover that I was, and continue to be worth the investment for my health.
I came to see Jen when I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and high cholesterol. I did not want to go on medications and I knew there had to be a better way. In working with Jen I made changes in the foods I was eating as well as took targeted supplements and within a few short months my HbA1C went from 12 to 6. My triglycerides were originally at 1183 and I begged my doctor to give me a bit of time to work on it naturally without going on a statin and they soon were down to 150 by implementing the changes Jen guided me to make. My original fasting glucose when I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes was 309 and now it is averaging in the 90’s. Best of all I am medication free after only 3 months of working with Jen and feel better than I have in years! I am so grateful to Jen for her guidance and education. Without her I would not be where I am today!
I first came to value Jen’s knowledge and passion for functional medicine through her social media platforms. With each post, I learned more valuable advice that I could use to optimize my health, particularly brain health as my mom died of Alzheimer’s disease at age 70. I began making incremental changes to my diet and looked to Jen for advice on quality supplements, nutrition, environmental toxins, and general wellness. For the first time in my life, I lost 20 pounds without feeling deprived and felt a dramatic change in my overall health. Since that time, Jen has counseled my husband and teenage daughter, as well as my sister, looking to find the root causes behind their health concerns rather than provide a band-aid approach. I considered our family fairly health-conscious before meeting Jen, but the information and resources shared by her have fundamentally changed our understanding of the best ways to support our health. Jen has an authentic desire to improve the lives of her clients through data-driven analysis, the latest science/research and her supportive coaching spirit. God has truly started a great work in her, born out of her own personal health challenges. Her warmth, compassion, cutting-edge knowledge and practical advice are a valued resource to my family.
I came to Jen because I was having significant difficulties with heartburn and not feeling the best. I was unable to loose weight and digesting food, especially at night, was challenging. Jen has been terrific in giving me suggestions on how to change my diet and specific supplements that would be good for me to take to help support my gut health, digestion and get rid of my H. Pylori that was causing the GERD. She has also helped me support my hormones in menopause and loose 17 pounds so far! Jen is very personable and made me feel comfortable in discussing myself with her from the get go. I would recommend Jen to those who are interested in learning how to change their lifestyle in order to be healthy as our health is 100% worth the investment. I cannot believe how much better I feel after only 5 months of working with Jen!
When I first went to see Jennifer I was pretty much without hope. After two years of leaky gut, IBS, and auto-immunine issues all of which had depleted by body of essential nutrients and weakened my system. I was a mess and the only thing the doctors had done for me is give me some pain medication. After taking a thorough health history and in depth consultation where she actually LISTENED to what I was going through, Jennifer actually instilled hope in me. That is the one thing that I remember the most during the time we continued to meet. She was so positive, explained everything thoroughly so that I could understand what was going on, and gave me hope that things could get better. Jennifer is very knowledgeable in her field and is always positive. I would recommend her to anyone struggling with health issues especially those that traditional medicine doesn’t seem able to address. She is thorough, explains everything, and is always available by phone or email. I enjoyed our sessions immensely as her positive attitude, smile, and guidance always left me feeling better. Now several months later I am so much better. I still have some issues, but Jen has given me the tools I need to manage these. My gut is healing, I no longer have the IBS, my body is responding to the nutrients & healthy diet and I am getting stronger. Which is a lot to say for someone who is 70 years old! I am so thankful for Jennifer and all she has done to help me along the path of good health. God bless you Jennifer!
I originally came to Jen after my Celiac diagnosis. Jen helped me learn how to widen my food pallet, take better care of my mental health, as well as gain back the weight I lost pre-celiac. My palette was so limited when we started and Jen helped me learn how to expand my palette with healthy foods that supported my body and gut. Jen is simply AMAZING! She is so positive and cheerful and she is a great listener! I would recommend her to anyone seeking to better their overall physical and mental health should contact Jen. She is well worth the investment!
I originally came to Jen for help with my chronic gut issues. Since working with her I have experienced better digestion, mental clarity, less inflammation, more knowledge on my over all health! Jen is very efficient & timely, very knowledgeable and listens to your individual needs. I would recommend Jen to anyone, especially those who have searched and searched for answers but haven’t got to their root cause. I perform so much better now in my every day life and have learned that stress causes a lot! Managing symptoms doesn’t have to be scary… and our health is a lifelong journey! I am so grateful to Jen for all I have learned and how she has helped me improve my own health.
I have to say I listened, I learned and I took my life back. Taking Jen’s advice and getting rid of inflammatory, processed foods and cooking with whole foods and lots of fresh fruits and vegetables I was able to get off of a ton of medications and lose 50 lbs. I am on a tight budget and am currently undergoing a series of surgeries that have me not able to move as much as I used to but I did all I could on a daily basis using Jen’s advice and inspiration and moved in ways that I could and have been eating as healthy as I can and my body is transforming as a result. I have never felt better!
I had always thought I led a healthy life—daily exercise, wonderful job, vegan diet, loving family and friends. But even healthy lives can have a monkey wrench thrown into the works when inflammation flares, as it did for me with my diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis. That’s when I made an appointment to meet with Jen. A holistic super sleuth, Jen is in her element when analyzing lab reports. And she had plenty to say about mine! Filled with knowledge, empathy, humor, and professionalism, Jen quietly and confidently stated her case without ever criticizing conventional medical practices. She allowed me to determine my level of investment—completely holistic or in conjunction with mainstream medicine, jumping in with both feet or toe-testing the water. Regardless of my commitment, I was convinced that Jen viewed my journey independent from others, and that her recommendations addressed my specific needs. After all, there may be 100 or more types of autoimmune diseases! Realizing that autoimmunity does not develop overnight, I never expected it to magically disappear. But through Jen’s scientifically and medically proven advice, that monkey wrench is back in the toolbox where it belongs, and she is helping me build a pain-free, inflammation-fighting path to good health.
I have dealt with infertility for over 6 years and felt like I tried everything possible; from acupuncture, eating healthy, exercising enough, not exercising too much, meditation, massages, chiropractic, and more things I could go on forever. It wasnt until we had reached our last IVF cycle that I decided enough is enough I need HELP! I knew Jennifer had experience in my situation so I surrendered myself to her direction and was willing to do ANYTHING to help make our miracle baby come true. I thought I as doing things right with my eating habits and we adjusted that and took Gluten and Dairy out of my daily eating. I also thought I was taking the correct kind of supplements and Jennifer also helped direct in my the right direction and we adjusted and added to my supplement intake. We made these adjustments in October of 2018 and with Jennifer’s recommendations and direction along with some added mental healing, our last IVF cycle worked!! We have been blessed with the most beautiful baby boy in September of 2018. I am so grateful for Jen’s compassion for helping me, education in all areas of health, and for never giving up on me!
The first time I called Jen I wasn’t sure there was anything she could do to help me. She was my last hope. I had been diagnosed with multiple medical issues over the years with kidney disease being the last. I was seeing multiple specialist and none of them where communicating. Each doctor wrote prescriptions that would help their specialty while causing side effects that could worsen my other issues. It was a vicious cycle of treating the symptom instead of the cause. I had gotten to my breaking point and felt like I hit rock bottom. During my first visit we went over everything. She wanted to learn and understand my history and all I had gone through to this point. As I poured my heart out, she wrote everything down and asked me to elaborate where needed. She found relationships to many of my symptoms that others never picked up on. We started by making small changes to my lifestyle which in turn is leading to big results with my blood work showing marked important. This is only the beginning, as we haven’t even begun to touch some of my major issues. Jen is teaching me to learn and understand what my body wants/needs by what its telling me. She has given me faith that I can live the life I always wanted to. I will never be able to thank her enough.
I originally reached out to Jen because I couldn’t poop. It’s been one month since I’ve been on following her gut healing recommendations and this week has been the first week since I was 18 where I have gone to the restroom every day and have had a great poops and I am 27 now. I want to thank Jen for helping me and giving me real answers to why I couldn’t use the restroom.
Thank you SO MUCH!!