Meet Jennifer Van Laanen
Natural Health Specialist
I support people in their transition to a whole-foods plant-based diet. I tweak their favorite foods and make them healthier and I give cooking classes. I teach mindfulness to individuals and employee groups. I help others have a toxic-free home and give them healthy habits to lower their risk for diseases. I also assist restaurants in creating healthy plant-based menus.
I am in my 50's and I have been passionate about health and wellness since the early '90s. I cured myself of both cancer and chronic kidney disease with diet and lifestyle changes. I know for a fact that what you put on the end of your fork directly has an effect on your health. I have studied whole-foods plant-based diet, mindfulness, epigenetics, nutrition, meditation, reiki, iridology, visualization, fitness, yoga, disease prevention, and alternative medicine.
I am an advocate of preventing disease. I have had medical hurdles that I have conquered through diet and lifestyle changes, and in that time I have educated myself in a wide realm of health and wellness. I am a certified Holistic Health Counselor, accredited by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. I am also a Reiki Practicioner, Certified Personal Trainer and I was a nurse in the early '90s.
I look at how all the areas of your life are connected. I understand that stress in a job or relationship might lead you to lose sleep, skip exercise, or eat things that ultimately make you feel worse! I am knowledgeable about the chemicals, additives, pesticides, hormones, toxins in food products, beauty products, and household products. As we work together, you will look at how all parts of your life affect your health as a whole.
Eating healthy and living healthy can help you in numerous ways such as:
" Jennifer has given me so many great tips to incorporate into my daily life. One obstacle I had was cooking anxiety. Jennifer brought me to a grocery store and we reviewed different types of food and how to prepare them. I am now cooking meals for my family and loving it. The benefits of my dietary and lifestyle changes have been amazing: increased energy, reduction in medication, weight loss (24 lbs. in 4 months) and relief from inflammation. I no longer have cravings for sugar or sweets. I sleep much better, wake up with more energy and have an enhanced sense of well being. We are now starting to talk about meditation and living in the present moment. "
— Monique Haines
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