Healthy Starts Here 

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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.


Healthy Paradigm

Eating  healthy and living healthy can help you in numerous ways such as:

Restored Digestion

The gut biome is a diverse, living ecosystem that needs to be nourished. Creating a healthy gut biome is a lifelong process.

Disease Prevention

Studies show that whole-food plant-based diets help prevent and reverse diseases such as: heart disease, type 2 diabetes, certain cancers, rheumatoid arthritis, dementia, and other illnesses.

Healthy Home

I can help give your home a toxic-free “makeover” to support a new healthy lifestyle. Your home could be making you and your loved ones sick.

Ending Sugar Addiction

Sugar is linked to many diseases and can suppress your immune system. It is in almost all processed foods as well. I can help you break your addiction.

Weight Loss

Many of the health benefits of a plant based diet is the weight loss you can easily undergo while eating this way. However, you'll discover that weight loss is actually the least important part.  What you gain back in this process is your health!

Managing Stress

Meditation is a practice to train attention and awareness, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state. Visualization helps enhance performance at skill-based activities, create desired emotional states, and achieve life goals


" 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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Wailuku, Hawaii Island of Maui

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